Ford To Invest $850 Million For EV Manufacturing In Michigan

Ford has made a significant shift to electric vehicles and the company is increasing investment in production facilities where these vehicles will be made. The company has announced that it’s investing $850 million in its Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant which it wants to make the hub of its EV production.


T-Mobile Begins Testing Wireless Home Internet Service

T-Mobile today announced that it’s starting a limited wireless home internet pilot program which will lay the foundation for a home broadband “disruption.” This is an invitation-only pilot for in-home internet service on LTE. T-Mobile aims to connect up to 50,000 homes this year in rural and underserved areas of the United States. It’s part of T-Mobile’s plan to disrupt the home broadband market.


‘Troll’ Demo Highlights Unreal Engine 4.22 Ray Tracing

An interesting and visually appealing demo was shown during the “State of Unreal” Game Developers Conference opening session by Goodbye Kansas and Deep Forest Films. This cinematic tech demo titled “Troll” is directed by Bjorne Larson and it showcases Unreal Engine 4.22 ray tracing with exceptional cinematic-quality lighting.


Nokia Phones Being Investigated For Sending Data To China

HMD, the Finnish company making Nokia-branded devices, is now being investigated by the country’s data protection watchdog amid reports that some of its phones sent data to servers in China. The investigation comes after NRK, a Norwegian public broadcaster, claimed having proof which showed that Nokia phones were sending sensitive data to China based on a tip from a device owner.


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AT&T CEO Got A Robocall During A Live Interview

People in the United States really want the Federal Communications Commission and mobile carriers to do something about robocalls. They have become a nuisance with one report suggested that more than 26 billion robocalls are now being placed in the country annually. So it may be entirely unsurprising to see that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson got a robocall during a live interview.


Streaming Video Overtakes Cable Subscriptions Worldwide

It was only a matter of time before this happened and now it appears that this milestone has indeed been crossed. The Motion Picture Association Of America reported today that the global entertainment market which covers both theatrical and home releases hit a new high of $96.8 billion last year. The report adds that streaming video has now surpassed cable subscriptions globally.


Facebook Stored Hundreds Of Millions Of Passwords In Plain Text For Years

Facebook has more than a billion users across the globe and as you can imagine, ensuring the security of users’ personal information should be of paramount importance to a platform of its size. So you may not be thrilled to hear that the company stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years. They were searchable by thousands of Facebook employees, going as far back as 2012, […]


eBay Picks Up Google Pay Support Next Month

You pretty much only had one payment option when purchasing something from eBay in the past: PayPal. However, things have changed since PayPal starting using a new payment backend that’s powered by Adyen. This allowed eBay to bring support for Apple Pay to its iOS app and the company has now announced that it will support Google Pay on Android and its desktop site starting early next month.


WhatsApp Business Now Rolling Out For iOS

WhatsApp Business is not a part of the main app. It’s actually a separate version of WhatsApp that’s meant for businesses who want to communicate with their clients directly. It has already been available on Android for quite some time and is now being rolled out for iOS. A beta was first released for iOS devices last month.


Microsoft Releases Windows Defender Antivirus For Mac

If you have used a Windows PC in the past few years you may have noticed a software from Microsoft called Windows Defender. It’s an antivirus software that is available on Windows PC before and it’s moving to another major platform today. Microsoft is bringing it to macOS and also renaming it to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection as well.


AT&T And Comcast Team Up To Fight Robocalls

Robocalls are a big problem in the United States and people are increasingly calling on the stakeholders involved to take concrete steps against them. AT&T and Comcast are taking a step in the right direction by announcing a partnership to combat robocalls. AT&T says that this partnership will strive to ensure an exchange of authenticated calls between the two providers’ voice networks, adding that this may be the first partnership […]


Disc-Less Xbox One S Launch Expected May 7th

There have been reports recently that Microsoft has developed a disc-less edition of the Xbox One S. Players will only be able to get games online as they won’t be able to pop a disc in the console. A new report reveals that the company might be launching the “Xbox One S All-Digital Edition” on May 7th.


Developer Uses AI To Turn Himself Into An Influencer To Score Free Meals

Being an online influencer seems like a great gig. You get to score free products and get paid to advertise them too, whether it be makeup products, electronics, clothing, or food. This was something that developer Chris Buetti wanted to achieve, but yet he was lacking some of the soft skills required to be an influencer, such as the ability to take nice photos and “creating content people enjoy”.However he […]


5G Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Be Available For Purchase April 5

Last month when Samsung launched the Galaxy S10, they also announced that there would be a 5G variant of the handset. There was no mention of when the phone will be launched, but according to Yonhap News (via PhoneArena), Samsung has confirmed the phone’s availability for the 5th of April.


Walmart Could Be Looking To Launch Their Own Game Streaming Service

Game streaming isn’t new and it has actually been around for years, but improvements have been made to internet speeds and technology since which only serves to make it more viable than before. So much so that Google themselves have gotten into it with the launch of Stadia, and Microsoft has similar plans of their own with xCloud


Microsoft Has No Plans To Launch Xbox Live SDK On The Nintendo Switch

Last week Microsoft brought its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android devices. This meant that developers who wanted to integrate Xbox Live into their iOS and Android games would be able to. There were rumors that this could be the start of something bigger and that it might even make its way onto the Nintendo Switch.


Microsoft Is Actively Reminding Windows 7 Users That Support Is Ending

Right now Windows 10 is Microsoft’s latest operating system, but we imagine that there are probably quite a number of users out there who might still be on older platforms, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8. For those who are still using Windows 7, Microsoft is now starting to remind users that it’s time to upgrade.


Rovio Launches New Augmented Reality Angry Birds Game

Back in the day having Angry Birds available on your mobile platform was a big deal. These days the franchise is nowhere as popular as it once was, but it seems that Rovio is continuing to push it. The company, together with Resolution Games, has launched a new Angry Birds title in the form of Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs.


Android Users In Europe Will Soon Be Asked Which Browser They Want To Use

Some of you might recall that many years ago, Microsoft ran into some antitrust issues where they were accused of forcing Internet Explorer onto its Windows users. Clearly that has set a precedent because over in Europe, Google has run into similar problems where back in 2018, the company was hit with a $5 billion fine by the EU.


Leaked Samsung Galaxy Fold Video Shows Off A Very Obvious Crease

Samsung has been very secretive with their Galaxy Fold smartphone. They officially unveiled it at their Unpacked event in February, but even then the phone was kept behind a glass and no one was allowed to touch it. Now thanks to a recently leaked video, it seems that someone had managed to get their hands on the handset and we have to say that we’re not that impressed.


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