Need To Fire Someone? You Can Now Practice in Virtual Reality

The process of letting someone go from a job is never a pleasant one, especially if that person has been working for you for years, or if you know that they need this job to survive. Unfortunately, layoffs are sometimes necessary for the long-run, but it still does not mean that it makes the process easier.


Biohacker Implants RFID Chip Into Her Arm To Unlock Her Tesla Model 3

The idea of implanting technology into our bodies isn’t exactly new. However, it seems that one particular biohacker by the name of Amie DD has gone one step further by implanting an RFID chip into her arm, which in turn could be used by her to unlock the door to her Tesla Model 3 vehicle.


Following An Accident, US Navy Will Ditch Touchscreen Controllers For Physical Ones

In all the science fiction TV shows and movies we see, it all seems to depict a future in which everything we seem to interact with is either made using a touchscreen display or a hologram. As it stands, a lot of our gadgets are already making that transition, but it seems that as far as the US Navy are concerned, physical controls are still the best.


Sony’s New CarPlay Infotainment Unit Puts A Tablet In Your Car

One of the advantages and features of Tesla’s cars is that they come with a huge infotainment display. If you’re looking to furnish your car with a similar system, then you might be interested to learn that Sony has recently debuted their new CarPlay infotainment unit that comes with a pretty big 8.95-inch display.


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Apple Continues To Grow Its Self-Driving Car Team

At the moment, no one really knows what Apple has planned for its self-driving cars. However, it seems that despite the secrecy surrounding the project and Apple’s plans, the company seems to be progressing rather nicely with whatever it is they are doing because according to reports, Apple has expanded on its self-driving car team.


iPhone With Face ID And Touch ID Expected To Arrive In 2021

It was largely assumed that when Apple did away with Touch ID on the iPhone that Face ID was the way of the future. However, in recent times, we have been hearing rumors that Apple has not given up on Touch ID just yet, and now a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that we might see the return of the tech in 2021.


Xiaomi To Launch 34-inch Curved eSports Display In November

Xiaomi is a company probably best known for their smartphones, but over the years, we have seen the company dabble in all kinds of products. Now according to the latest reports, it seems that Xiaomi’s next venture could come in the form of a monitor designed for gamers, or rather, the eSports scene.


Chase Bank Just Wiped Out All Credit Card Debt For Its Canadian Customers

Most of us probably have some form of credit card debt, with some of us having more, while some of us have less. Unfortunately, for the most part, these debts will need to be paid off one way or the other, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Chase Bank’s customers over in Canada who woke up to a pleasant surprise.


Apple Granted Patent For Face ID On Mac Computers

Face ID was introduced a couple of years ago to the iPhone X. It was later brought over to the iPad Pro, so the question is, when will it be brought over to the Mac? It does seem like quite a natural transition after all, and the good news is that Apple looks like they are exploring the idea as well.


Researchers Have Found A Way To Bypass Face ID Using A Pair Of Glasses And Tape

Apple’s Face ID system has been touted by the company as being one of the most secure ways of logging into your phone. This is because unlike fingerprints, which can be replicated or 3D printed, Face ID cannot be fooled by conventional trickery such as wearing a mask or using a photograph.


Your Amazon Dash Buttons Will Stop Working At The End Of August

One of the unique and novel ventures we’ve seen from Amazon is the creation of the Dash buttons. Initially thought to be some kind of prank, it was an actual product in which customers could purchase Dash buttons linked specifically to certain products. The idea is that this could be used for everyday products and customers could re-order them by pressing the button.


Apple Suspends Siri Response Grading Program Over Privacy Concerns

A couple of weeks ago, a report from the Guardian revealed that a small percentage of Siri’s conversations were sent to outside contractors to analyze for improvement and quality control. The problem with this program is that it also sent in recordings users made while accidentally triggering Siri, meaning that these are not queries that users wanted to make in the first place.


Disney Unveils Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ Bundle For $12.99

Disney+ is expected to launch later this year where it will be priced starting at $6.99 a month. The service is expected to be extremely competitive given the strong franchises under Disney’s belt, but given how established other services such as Netflix is, it could still prove to be a hard sell.


Samsung Quietly Walks-Back Its Ads Making Fun Of The iPhone’s Lack Of A Headphone Port

When Apple first announced plans to kill off the headphone jack, many made fun of them, although to be fair, Apple did give them a fair bit of ammunition by proclaiming that their decision was a brave one. One of the companies that mocked Apple relentlessly over the years was Samsung, who put out ad after ad mocking the iPhone’s lack of a headphone jack.


The New Nintendo Switch Will Have A Different Packaging To Prevent Confusion

Last month, Nintendo officially announced that they’ll be launching a new Nintendo Switch. This version of the Switch will be identical to the current model, with the main difference is that it will come with a larger battery that should allow gamers to enjoy gaming on the Switch while on the go a lot longer.


Apple Is Making It Harder To Change iPhone Batteries From Third-Party Repair Centers

It is no secret that Apple isn’t a fan of third-party repair centers. There are plenty of reasons why this could be, such as how third-party repair centers might not follow the same protocols employed by Apple which could further damage the device. Or it could be that they’re worried that using non-genuine components could result in a different experience.


Apple Will Start Selling Mophie’s Multi-Device Wireless Chargers

One of the main selling points of Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat is that it can charge multiple devices at once, such as the iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch. Unfortunately, the accessory has since been cancelled due to developmental issues, but it seems that Apple will offer up some third-party alternatives instead.


Google Flights Will Offer Money-Back Price Guarantees

One of the upsides to using Google Flights is that it helps aggregate flight data in one place, meaning that you won’t need to visit multiple websites if you want to look for the best price to your destination. However, is it necessarily the best or the most accurate? Have you ever missed out on an even better deal while using Google Flights?


Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Our First Impressions + Analysis

Samsung Just Launched the Galaxy Note 10, the high-end smartphone that should be the culmination of the 2019 line-up. We took a close look at it, and we can share our first impressions and analysis of the line-up and the technological implications on how it affects your user experience.


How To Translate Webpages In Safari For iPhone

If you use Safari on your iPhone or iPad and come across a website in another language, here’s a quick and easy way to get that webpage translated into your language.


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