Verizon Launches Kid-Friendly GizmoWatch With 4G LTE

While most of us might think of smartwatches and activity trackers as devices aimed more at adults, the reality of today is that kids are just as tech-ed up as most adults, with parents relying heavily on smartphones and tablets to help entertain and educate their children. This is why it’s not surprising that we’re seeing smartwatches and wearables designed for kids as well.


Walmart Uses Oculus Go To Train Its Staff

Walmart started out as your traditional retailer, relying on its brick and mortar stores to sell its goods to customers. However over the years as technology started to afford shoppers different ways of shopping, we’ve seen Walmart start to adapt its operations accordingly, whether it be turning to companies like Uber and Lyft for deliveries, or adopting the use of machines in place of cashiers.


Bing For The Web Now Supports Google’s AMP

Google’s AMP is slowly making its rounds on the web on mobile devices where users browsing Google Search can find articles that “instantly” load. However for the most part it does require users to use Google Search in order to take advantage of it, but now according to Microsoft, they have announced that Bing will also support it.


Facebook’s Video Chat Device Could Be Announced Next Week

Earlier this year there were rumors that Facebook was planning on getting into smart speakers as well. Following the success of Amazon and Google, it’s not surprising that Facebook wants a slice of that pie. Now according to a report from Cheddar, Facebook is expected to announce the device next week.


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Razer Launches Ifrit Broadcaster Headset

We know that Razer already makes several different types of gaming headsets, but in case you’re in the market for a new headset, then you might be interested to learn that Razer has since announced the launch of the Ifrit broadcaster headset, which as the name implies seems to be more geared towards broadcasters.


Nomad Unveils New Wireless Charging Base Station

As much as many iPhone users are probably looking forward to seeing the launch of Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat, last we heard it might be a while until we see it, if at all. However if you are looking for wireless chargers, then you might be interested to learn that Nomad might have something for you.


Nintendo Patent Hints At N64 Classic

Earlier this year it was suggested that thanks to a trademark filing, Nintendo could be planning on launching an N64 Classic console. Given that we’ve seen Nintendo release Classic consoles for the past two years, it’s not a stretch to think that this year we might see a new one, and following the NES and SNES Classic, the N64 Classic makes sense.


Instagram Now Lets Users Send GIFs In Direct

While emojis are a good way of expressing your feelings without words, sometimes they aren’t enough and that’s where GIFs come in handy, where you can share your feeling and thoughts in fun and animated ways. For those who use Instagram and would like to see GIF support, you’re in luck, sort of.


HMD Global Announces Event For October 4

In recent times we have been hearing rumors that new Nokia phones could be in the works. For example there is that penta-lens Nokia smartphone that has been leaked multiple times, and last we heard there were also rumors that Nokia could have a gaming smartphone in the works (assuming these two devices aren’t one and the same).


Alexa Will Support Skype Calling Later This Year

Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices allow users to do all kind of things, ranging from making appointments, setting reminders, checking the news, weather, traffic, and controlling smart home gadgets, just to name a few. However if VoIP calls are something you’d like to see Alexa do, then you might be pleased to learn that Skype calls will be supported by Alexa soon.


Twitch Appears To Have Been Blocked In China

China’s internet censorship laws and practices are pretty well-known, and it looks like Amazon’s Twitch live streaming platform is its latest victim. In a report from Abacus, it appears that Twitch has been blocked from China, and its mobile app has also disappeared from Apple’s App Store suggesting that this isn’t some kind of glitch or accident.


Blizzard Now Banning Overwatch Third-Party Stats Apps

As is the case with a lot of games, usually if there is a strong community, we start seeing third-party applications and mods that have been designed to improve on the gameplay and overall experience. Unfortunately sometimes those apps run foul of the game’s end user license agreement, such is the case with Blizzard’s Overwatch.


AirPower Referenced In iPhone Xs Packaging & iOS 12.1 Code

Many are wondering what will happen to the AirPower wireless charging pad from Apple. It was expected to be officially launched at Apple’s iPhone event last week, but that clearly did not happen. In fact mentions of the AirPower accessory were subsequently removed from Apple’s website, and was followed by reports claiming that the device was “doomed” as it was plagued by all kinds of technical problems.


Nintendo Switch’s App Updated With Voice Chat Support For More Games

The Nintendo Switch is a rather unique console which we reckon helped it achieve some of the success it’s had since its launch. Nintendo made some interesting decisions about the console, one of which is how voice chat is supported where users need to use a smartphone app in order to chat with friends.


Spider-Man Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 Is Aimed At Kids

Fitness trackers are great if you’re looking for a way to track your fitness activities. They can be used by people of all ages, although admittedly giving an Apple Watch to a kid might not be the best idea as they might damage it. However if you’d still like to equip your child with a fitness tracker, Garmin might have something for you.


Instagram Testing New Hashtags & Geofencing Features

Whenever you come across an Instagram post, sometimes it can look messy as it has been peppered with a ton of hashtags in a bid to try and get the post to reach as wide an audience as possible. Perhaps in a bid to clean things up, it has been discovered by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong that Instagram is testing a way to hide hashtags in captions.


iPhone XR Will Use Algorithms To Achieve Bokeh Effects For Its Photos

While the iPhone Xs and Xs Max continue to employ the use of the dual camera setup, the cheaper iPhone XR will be using a single camera. We’re sure many are wondering if the single camera will be capable of capturing the same bokeh-like effects compared to dual camera handsets.


Capcom’s ‘Mega Man’ Classics Have Been Released In Cartridge

Back in the day, buying games in physical format was pretty much the only way you could get games. These days digital purchases are becoming more popular as it means you don’t need to make a trip to the shop, you can play on the same day of its release, and it takes up considerably less physical space.


Third Season Of Marvel’s Daredevil Launches On Netflix October 19

Last month it was confirmed that Daredevil would be returning for a third season onto Netflix this year. For those wondering when exactly, you might be pleased to learn that you won’t need to wait much longer as Netflix has since confirmed that the third season will be released on the 19th of October.


Apple Is Giving Its iPhone Users A ‘Trust Score’

Given that there are millions of iPhone users out there, how does one differentiate the “good” from the “bad”? In a bid to help prevent fraudulent purchases from the iTunes Store or fraudulent activity in general, it seems that Apple has decided to roll out a “trust score” rating for iOS users.


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