It’s A Bit Early, But Google Seems To Have Confirmed The Pixel 5a Already
Next week Google is expected to announce a new smartphone in the form of the Google Pixel 4a. This will be the successor to last year’s Pixel 3a and will be a mid-range phone for those who don’t want to shell out too much money for the flagship Pixel 5. However, it seems that Google could already be getting ready for next year’s model.

17-Year Old Arrested Over Twitter Hacks
A couple of weeks ago, several high profile Twitter accounts were compromised in which they were taken over and then used to post a bitcoin scam. Given that these were very public profiles which included the likes of Apple, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and so on, it managed to gain quite a bit of traction with some Twitter users falling for it.

Microsoft Could Be TikTok’s New Owner
The US government had previously announced that they might be considering banning TikTok. This is because TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is from China and due to the ongoing tensions between both countries, it could spell trouble for TikTok. Now it seems that things could be escalating, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Microsoft Shuts Down Cortana For iOS And Android
Just like many other tech companies, Microsoft wanted in on the digital assistant market and launched Cortana several years ago. Suffice to say that unlike other digital assistants like Google Assistant or Alexa, Cortana has not gained the same level of traction or use, despite them having launched it on platforms like iOS and Android.

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AI Could Soon Determine What Makes A Successful Relationship
What makes for a successful relationship? A lot of people believe that communication is key, but could there be more? We suppose it can be subjective ranging from person to person, but researchers at Western University are leading a study to see if maybe AI can help to make it more definitive.

Apple Watch Series 6 Will Feature Blood Oxygen Monitoring
The Apple Watch already comes with several health monitoring features like a heart rate tracker and an ECG monitor. However, if a recent report from DigiTimes is to be believed, it seems that Apple could be getting ready to introduce a new health monitoring feature with the Apple Watch Series 6.

This Stardew Valley Box Set Is Too Cute To Ignore
Despite launching years ago, Stardew Valley is still one of the more popular indie games today. The game’s 8-bit graphics and wholesome gameplay has resonated well with many gamers. The game has since been released on multiple platforms like the PC, Mac, mobile, and the Nintendo Switch.

Huawei Surpasses Samsung In Global Smartphone Sales
When it comes to the top three smartphone makers, Samsung used to lead the way, followed by Apple, and thirdly Huawei. However, in recent times, Huawei managed to surpass Apple to claim the number two spot, and now it looks like Huawei has managed to successfully beat out Samsung to claim the crown.

Razer BlackShark V2 Gaming Headphones Announced
Back in 2012, Razer launched their BlackShark gaming headset. The company has since launched several other gaming headsets, but if you were a fan of the original and would love to see an updated model, then you might be pleased to learn that Razer has since announced the BlackShark V2.

We Might Not See iPhones With 120Hz Displays For A While
When Apple introduced 120Hz displays to the iPad Pro, many were expecting that the company would eventually introduce it to their iPhones. It was largely expected that this year could be the year, although a more recent rumor had suggested that might not be the case. Now according to the latest rumors, it seems that we probably shouldn’t expect it in 2021’s iPhones either.

Belkin Gets Into True Wireless Earbuds With The Soundform True Wireless Earbuds
There is a rising trend in true wireless earbuds. While wireless earphones and headphones aren’t new, the popularity of these completely wireless earbuds are hard to ignore. They’re small, easy to pocket, and don’t get tangled. Everyone has been making them, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that Belkin is hopping on board that bandwagon as well.

Chrome For iOS Doubles Up As A Password Manager
For those who use Google’s Chrome exclusively or extensively, you probably know that the browser comes with its own password management tool where it can remember the login credentials for the websites you use (if you choose to save it). However, an update to the iOS app will expand on that feature.

Apple Might Not Sell Its Apple Silicon Chipsets To Other Companies
Apple is making their own chipsets for use in their Mac computers, that much we know. However, this raises an interesting question because if Apple’s chipsets can rival or outperform those of Intel, would Apple consider maybe selling their technology to other companies who might want something similar for themselves?

Apple Confirms iPhone 12 Delay By A Few Weeks
Apple is rarely upfront about their plans and timelines aside from official announcements. However, perhaps to put an end to the speculation and endless rumors, Apple has actually confirmed that this year’s iPhone 12 will be delayed from its typical September launch to a few weeks later.

Engineer Creates A Robot To Cut His Hair
As many businesses are forced to temporarily halt their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not surprising to see that many people have started to cut their own hair at home. This is because going to the barber or hair salon is no longer viable for the most part, but YouTuber Shane of Stuff Made Here decided to take this opportunity to create a robot that can cut his […]

These Are The TVs Sony Claims Are ‘PS5 Ready’
Sony will be releasing their PS5 next-gen console later this year. For the most part, if you already own a TV, it should just be a matter of plugging it in and you’re all set. However, it seems that leading up to the launch of the console, Sony has actually announced several “Ready for PlayStation 5” TVs that are apparently optimized for the console.

Despite US-China Tensions, Apple Was The Fastest Growing Brand In China
It is no secret that tensions between the US and China are at an all-time high, but it seems that despite the frosty attitudes both countries have against each other, Apple actually seems to be doing pretty well over in China. This is according to a report from Counterpoint Research where they found that Apple was the fastest growing smartphone brand in Q2 2020.

Instagram Is Throwing Money At Creators To Lure Them Over From TikTok
Instagram is working on a TikTok competitor in the form of Reels. The app has launched in several markets and is expected to find its way stateside next month. However, will it manage to be as popular as TikTok? While it’s hard to say if it will, it seems that Instagram is doing everything they can to make that happen.

MIT’s Art AI Finds Connections Between Paintings We Did Not Know Existed
Are there such things as a truly unique piece of artwork? After all, artists derive their inspiration from all kinds of things, so sometimes subconsciously, they might have created a piece of artwork that could resemble something else without them knowing, and it is this connection that MIT’s AI is able to sniff out.

Go Back In Time With This Mac OS 8 Emulator For Your PC
Most of us are probably familiar with Apple’s Mac computers which currently run on Intel. Some of you might even be familiar with the fact that before the move to Intel, Apple’s Mac computers ran on the PowerPC architecture, but did you know that even before that, Apple’s Mac computers were powered by Motorola’s CPUs?

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