Twitch Appears To Have Been Blocked In China

China’s internet censorship laws and practices are pretty well-known, and it looks like Amazon’s Twitch live streaming platform is its latest victim. In a report from Abacus, it appears that Twitch has been blocked from China, and its mobile app has also disappeared from Apple’s App Store suggesting that this isn’t some kind of glitch or accident.

Ticketmaster Reportedly Working With Scalpers For Online Resales

Ticketmaster is usually seen as a platform for people to buy tickets to concerts and shows in a legitimate fashion, where customers are under the impression that they won’t have to deal with scalpers and outrageous pricing. However that isn’t necessarily true, at least according to reports from CBC News and the Toronto Star (via Engadget).

45-Year Old Arrested For Threatening An 11-Year Old In Fortnite

Online video games sometimes seem to bring out the worst in people, where gamers end up saying things to each other that no one in their right mind would in real-life and face to face. Unfortunately for a certain 45-year old Michael Aliperti, he might have taken things too far when he threatened to kill an 11-year old kid while playing Fortnite.

Apple Watch Series 4 ECG Feature Was Almost Not Announced

One of the key features of the new Apple Watch Series 4 is the built-in ECG monitoring tool. According to Apple’s announcement, they claim that they were given a De Novo classification by the FDA for the feature, which allowed them to announce it at the event. However it seems that they almost couldn’t.


US Lawmakers Want To Know Google’s Plans If They Return To China

A report from last month revealed that Google could be planning to return to China with a new search engine that would basically comply with the country’s censorship policies. Now it seems that US lawmakers are curious as to what Google plans to do should they return to China, and whether or not they will comply with China’s policies.

Apple Watch Heart Rate Study Reportedly Helped Win FDA Approval For ECG Feature

One of the key features of the Apple Watch Series 4 is how in addition to being able to measure your heart rate, a feature that has been around since the first iteration, it also comes with an ECG feature that basically takes heart measurements to more advanced levels than just how fast your heart is beating.

FCC Says They Need More Time To Review T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

As some of you guys might have heard, T-Mobile and Sprint will be merging, or at least that’s the plan. Of course given the size of both companies and their roles in the market, safe to say that there is a lot that needs to be reviewed before the merger can officially go through, but unfortunately it seems that part of the process has been put on hold.

Some Of Apple’s iPhones & iPads Could Face Import Ban In Korea

It seems that Apple might have run into some trouble over in Korea, and one that could result in the company’s iPhones and iPads being hit with import bans into the country, meaning that the company would not be able to sell its iPhones and iPads in Korea until the matter has been resolved.

EA Could Get In Trouble In Belgium Over FIFA’s Loot Boxes

As some might have heard, over in Belgium, authorities have ruled that loot boxes in video games are considered as gambling and should be banned. This has resulted in companies such as Blizzard removing paid loot boxes from games like Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, but it seems that either EA didn’t get the memo or they’re just refusing to comply.

Apple’s Purchase Of Shazam Cleared By The EU

When Apple announced their plans to acquire Shazam, one of the obstacles that they faced was over in Europe where there were several countries in the region that raised some objections to the acquisition. This was over concerns that Apple’s acquisition of Shazam could result in them cutting out the competition.

T-Mobile Says Boost, MetroPCS, Virgin Will Remain Ever After Sprint Merger

Earlier this year, T-Mobile and Sprint’s plans for a merger were officially announced. Whether or not this merger will actually go through remains to be seen, but there are some concerns as to what this merger could mean for those who are on other networks such as Boost, MetroPCS, and Virgin.

Amazon & Netflix Will Soon Be Legally Required To Produce More European Content

Companies such as Amazon and Netflix cater their video catalogues to the market that they operate in. However for the most part it tends to pull from the same pool of shows and movies, with some international selections here and there. We’re sure that there are some who are hoping for more locally-produced content, but the good news is that if you live in the EU, your wish could soon […]

Google’s AI Toolkit Helps Make Detecting Child Sex Abuse Images Easier

There is a lot that goes behind the scenes when it comes to flagging and detecting illegal content online to prevent them from being spread even further. Unfortunately this is a job that comes with a toll on the human psyche as it basically means that there are people whose jobs are to scan and go through tons of disturbing and traumatizing content just to make the web a safer […]

White House Wants To Investigate Google Over Alleged Biasness

When you search for something on Google, the results that are surfaced are based on a lot of things, with relevance and popularity being some of the key factors that are considered, or at least that’s what Google says, but it seems that not everyone is biting, and US President Donald Trump is one of them.