Last year, Microsoft made a somewhat surprising announcement when they revealed that they would be making smartphones again. The company would also be coming back in a pretty big way with a dual screen device in the form of the Surface Duo. The handset is expected to launch this year, and we’re now one step closer to launch.
When it comes to determining the speed of your WiFi, there are many different factors that can affect it. For example signal strength is one of those factors, where the further you are away from the signal, the poorer the connection will be. There is also the number of users on your WiFi network, where the more people there are, the less bandwidth there is to go around.
Last year, Apple announced the Powerbeats Pro earphones. These are a pair of wireless earbuds that are designed more for active users who prefer having a more secure fit and also water-resistant capabilities, but at the same time want something completely wireless. This were features not offered by the AirPods or the AirPods Pro.
Robocalls are a nuisance, and it was only back in 2019 that the FCC finally allowed carriers to block robocalls by default. Before that, carriers did offer robocall blocking services, but it was a paid service that was optional, meaning that if you did not pay, you could be subject to receiving these kind of calls.
If you’re late to pay your phone bills, don’t be surprised if you get hit with a late fee, or in some cases if you’ve not paid for an extended period of time, your account could get suspended or even cancelled. However, that will no longer be the case, at least for the time-being where US carriers have announced that they will be suspending those penalties.
Phone software these days are getting better at identifying calls when they come in. However, the problem with spoofing is that sometimes it can be made to seem like an incoming call is made by someone else. Thankfully, it appears that the FCC wants to do something about it and have recently proposed rules that will require carriers to authenticate calls.
As some of you might have heard, last year it came to light that major carriers in the US have been selling user location data to third-party companies. The carriers have since said that they have ceased those practices, but apparently that isn’t enough for the FCC who are now proposing a token fine to the carriers involved.
Robocalls can be annoying and disruptive, especially if you receive them multiple times in a day. This is why they have been made illegal, but then again with all things illegal, there will always be someone who tries to circumvent the system. Unfortunately for one individual, it seems that the FCC plans to make an example out of him.
Back in August, a test conducted by the Chicago Tribune suggested that phones made by Apple and Samsung had exceeded legal radiation levels for electronic products. In fact, a lawsuit was recently filed against both companies because of that, leading to the FCC to take a deeper look into the issues.
Known for their affordable furniture, IKEA has in the recent years start to branch out by creating more relevant and hi-tech offerings. We’ve seen this happen with smart blinds, smart bulbs, Bluetooth speakers, and more. Now it looks like they might have a new smart home shortcut button in development.
Despite the Nintendo Switch Lite being pretty much brand new, we have started hearing reports that some owners are already experiencing controller drift issues. In case you’re unfamiliar, this is where there are issues with the controller in which the system thinks the controller is moving even if the user is not touching it.
In the past, there have studies conducted to find if the radiation given off from our phones are dangerous. So far, the general consensus seems to be that they are safe for human use, but according to a report from The Chicago Tribune has suggested that our phones are actually giving off more radiation than is allowed.
The Nintendo Switch has several controllers designed for it. There are the default Joy-Cons that come with pretty much every console, then there is also the Pro controller for gamers who might want better ergonomics. Then there is also support for the GameCube controllers who gamers who think that it is the best way of playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
So we have heard that Samsung could be working on a new smartwatch in the form of the Galaxy Watch Active 2. Now thanks to photos discovered on the FCC, it seems that we have a better idea of what we might be able to expect from the upcoming smartwatch, like its touch-sensitive bezels.