This Bluetooth Chip Powers Itself Using Ambient Radio Frequencies

As much as newer versions of Bluetooth have reduced the amount of power it consumes, the fact of the matter is that it still needs a battery. However a company by the name of Wiliot has created a tiny postage stamp-sized Bluetooth chip that can power itself without the need for batteries simply be harvesting ambient radio frequencies.


Apple Targeting Owners Of Older iPhones With iPhone XR Emails

The iPhone XS and XS Max are just too damn expensive and Apple knows that. Why do we think that? Simply because according to a report from Reddit (via MacRumors), it appears that Apple is targeting owners of older iPhones with emails asking them to upgrade to the iPhone XR, the more affordable iPhone out of the trio of handsets the company launched last year.


EA Reportedly Cancels Open World Star Wars Game

The open world game concept is one that is pretty popular these days, and we’ve seen it used to great effect on games like Grand Theft Auto V and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild just to name a few. Now several years ago, EA’s Visceral Games was said to be developing an open world Star Wars game, but following the shut down of the studio, many wondered […]


YouTube Testing Video Download Recommendations

YouTube has for a while now allowed users to download videos for offline watching. This can come in handy if you’re traveling somewhere and don’t have an internet connection, but want to keep yourself entertained. It can also be useful in developing markets where mobile data is expensive and limited, so saving videos offline while on WiFi lets users watch them later.


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Some Verizon Unlimited Plans Will Include Apple Music Subscription

Compared to buying your music a la carte, subscribing to a music streaming service can be cheaper because for around $10 a month, you will get unlimited access to songs whenever and wherever you are. However if $10 a month is a bit too dear for your liking, not to worry because Verizon might have you covered.


Alleged Render Of 2019 iPhone Prototype Revealed

The other day a render surfaced which showed what the 2019 iPhone could look like. It featured a triple camera setup in a rather weird configuration. Now in a new render courtesy of the folks at Compareraja.in and @OnLeaks, it gives us another look at what the 2019 iPhone could look like.


YouTube Testing Recommendation Bubbles Under Videos

YouTube’s recommendations aren’t new and are a way for the company to get users to keep using its website and watch video after video, which in turn generates more ad revenue for its creators and themselves. These recommended videos appear in multiple locations, like to the sidebar of YouTube, or at the end of a clip.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Benchmarks: Pedal To The Metal Editor's Pick

During CES 2019, we had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with some Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference handsets (often called MDP) to run benchmarks. The MDPs are built for development purposes but are quite representative of what a complete smartphone experience and environment would be, including thermals/cooling.


VLC For The Nintendo Switch Is Being Considered

VLC’s media player has been around for awhile already, and it is widely used across devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers. However it seems that VideoLan isn’t content with just those platforms and are looking to expand the app’s availability. This is according to the president and lead developer of VideoLan, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, who is looking towards the future of the software.


Apple’s New Smart Battery Cases For The iPhone Are Official

We have been hearing about Apple potentially launching a new Smart Battery Case for its iPhones. For those who wouldn’t mind the added battery life, you’ll be pleased to learn that the cases are now official and they have been launched with support for all three iPhones from 2018. This includes the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR.


Google To Remove Unapproved Apps That Use Call Log/SMS Permissions

Sometimes when Android apps ask for permission, it can be a little scary and daunting if you’re not familiar with why they are asking for it. For example if a calculator app you downloaded asked for permissions to access your messages and photos, it doesn’t make sense and sounds downright suspicious, doesn’t it?


T-Mobile Will Cover The Cost Of Netflix’s Price Increase

Recently Netflix announced that the price of its subscription has increased, which means that customers will need to pay more money than before to keep using its services. However the good news is that if you’re part of T-Mobile’s “Netflix on Us” program, the carrier will be covering the costs on your behalf.


LG Discounts Its 4K OLED TVs To Its ‘Best Price Ever’

When terms like “4K” and “OLED” are used together with TVs, there is a good chance that one of the first things that comes to mind is how pricey these TVs will cost. Usually you wouldn’t be wrong, but there is some good news because LG has announced that they will be launching a limited-time offer for some of their 4K OLED TV models.


Heavy Photo Filtering Destroys Data. Forever Editor's Pick

Some smartphones use intense in-camera automatic image filtering, well beyond what is necessary to capture the scene’s color and details. The real issue with aggressive filtering is that it can irremediably destroy data on the only copy of the photo you’ll ever have.


Ubisoft’s Just Dance Could Be Made Into A Movie

It’s not uncommon for video games to be adapted into movies but whenever that happens, the games tend to have themes or a plot as well as characters that are central to the story. Ubisoft’s Just Dance doesn’t really have that but someone in Hollywood is betting that it will be able to make the studio a fair bit of money. Sony’s Screen Gems has acquired the motion picture rights […]


Robot Hotel In Japan Lays Off Half Of Its Robots

Some of you may remember reading about the Henn na hotel in Japan back in 2015. It relied on a lot of robots to handle the jobs that you’d normally find humans doing in a hotel. In what seems like a solid case of irony, the hotel has had to effectively lay off half of its 243 robots, and will most likely be hiring humans to perform the functions.


A6400 Is A New Addition To Sony’s APS-C Mirrorless Camera Lineup

Sony today announced the launch of a new model which is part of its APS-C mirrorless camera lineup. The new A6400 slots right between the A6300 and the A6500. The camera is aimed at both still photographers and videographers. It will be particularly appealing to vloggers as it has a 180 degree rotating rear screen.


Nike Adapt BB Shoes Can Self-Lace Through Your Phone

It has been known for a while now that Nike is making self-lacing basketball shoes. It revealed yesterday that the self-lacing feature would be controllable using a smartphone app. Nike has officially unveiled the Adapt BB today and as promised, the shoes can indeed lace up themselves at the touch of a button in the top.


Huawei Founder Denies Allegations Of Company Spying For China

It has been alleged time and again that Huawei’s products enable the Chinese government to spy on unsuspecting users. The United States has effectively banned Huawei’s network communication equipment from the country while it has also pressed its allies to follow suit. Huawei has always maintained that it doesn’t have a backdoor in its products for China and this has once again been reiterated by Ren Zhengfei, the reclusive founder […]


Tesla Enters Model 3 Into Serious Hacking Contest Pwn2Own

Pwn2Own is a serious hacking competition that takes place every year. Security researchers from across the globe compete to crack browsers, enterprise applications, virtualization software, server-side software, and now automobiles in exchange for rewards. Tesla has entered the Model 3 into the contest to ensure that it remains safe from a cybersecurity point of view. The winning security researcher will walk away with a Model 3.


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