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January 12, 2021

YouTube temporarily prevents ‘Donald J. Trump’ channel from uploading, blocks comments

Following Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies over the past week, Google this evening removed a video from the “Donald J. Trump” YouTube channel, and imposed restrictions that temporarily suspend the account.

March 22, 2019

Tesla is updating its in-car internet browser with Google’s Chromium, says Elon Musk

Tesla’s in-car internet browser has been one of the most neglected features inside Tesla vehicles, but CEO Elon Musk has been promising to improve it recently and now he says that they are upgrading the internet browser with Google’s Chromium.

February 4, 2019

Survey shows most consumers think Apple and Samsung are leading 5G efforts despite contrary

5G is definitely coming soon, that much we know. However, most consumers seem confused as to what exactly the benefits of it are, when it’s coming, and which manufacturers to expect it from first. If you’re a little fuzzy on 5G, read up why you should be excited about 5G right here.

Meanwhile, a new study from PCMag shows that most American consumers are awfully confused about which brands are leading the way for 5G.

January 21, 2019

Japan considering applying ‘secrecy of communications’ rules on tech giants like Apple and Google

A Japanese communications panel said on Monday that the country should consider legal action to begin imposing domestic-level rules on tech giants not based in Japan, such as Apple, Facebook ,and Google.

January 18, 2019

Microsoft tells users to switch to iOS or Android as Windows Phone set for obsolescence

Microsoft is admitting smartphone defeat and is now officially urging any remaining Windows 10 Mobile users to switch to an iOS or Android device instead.

In an End of Support document spotted by Thurrott, Microsoft notifies users that Windows 10 Mobile will cease to receive new security updates after December 10, 2019.

January 3, 2019

[Update: Forms] Google launches ‘․new’ links for instantly creating blank Google Docs, Sheets & more

Google took to Twitter today to introduce a small but useful feature that makes it easier than ever to create a Google Doc. By merely visiting a series of ‘.new’ URLs, such as ‘docs.new’ or ‘slide.new’, users will immediately be taken to a new blank document.

December 19, 2018

Google’s Waze CEO says company celebrates annual ‘Tim Cook Day’, attributes app success to Apple Maps debacle

Waze CEO recently sat down for an interview with Business Insider, and spoke about the company’s $1 billion acquisition by Google, self-driving cars, and why the company attributes Waze’s widespread success to Apple and celebrates an annual “Tim Cook Day.”

The reasoning dates back to 2012, when Apple Maps’ debacle proved a worst case scenario for the company, forcing CEO Tim Cook to write a public apology letter over the numerous Apple Maps shortcomings.

December 17, 2018

Google Pixel 3 featured on Saturday Night Live in half sketch, half ad

If you caught Saturday Night Live last weekend, you’ll have seen a Google Pixel 3 clip that blurs the line between straight-up ad and a sponsored sketch.

December 13, 2018

Tesla loses head of digital to Google

Tesla has had a lot of turnover in its digital team over the past two years, but now we learn that they’ve lost their head of digital product to Google.

December 4, 2018

Researchers develop cross-platform app to test for anemia with a single photo

Emory University researchers have developed a cross-platform mobile app which can test anybody for anemia with just one photo of their fingernails.

December 3, 2018

Gartner: Global smartphone shipments eke minor Q3 2018 growth as next sales boom awaits 5G and foldables

Global smartphone sales increased 1.4 percent YoY as compared to Q3 2017, according to a new report published by Gartner. The report details Apple retaining its 11.8 percent share of the smartphone market, with Samsung losing 3.4 percent compared to the same period last year.

November 29, 2018

Google Fi promotion offers new customers one month of free service

Hot off the heels of Google rebranding its mobile network this week from Project Fi to Google Fi, the company has been aggressively promoting new offers to incentivize customers and generate interest.

October 31, 2018

Twitter for iOS adds new floating compose button, additional spam report options

Update: Twitter also now says that starting today, some users will see a new option to view the latest tweets first. We previously reported on this change here.

Twitter is rolling out a new compose button design to its iOS app, the company announced this afternoon. The new compose interface is based around a floating action button, similar to many Android applications.

October 23, 2018

Razer Phone 2 facing network compatibility issues on Verizon, fix incoming

While the Razer Phone 2 is advertised as offering full Verizon network support, early customers who have already received the phone are reporting that’s not necessarily the case.

July 8, 2018

Save 25% off your next Google Express order with this promo code

Google Express is currently offering 25% off sitewide when you apply promo code EXTRA25 at checkout. You can save a maximum of $10 off your purchase and shipping is free on orders of $25+. This offer is good through July 17th. Our top picks along with full terms and conditions are below.

July 4, 2018

Best July 4th Deals: save on Apple, Chromebooks, 4K TVs, Fashion and more!

It’s July 4th, and that means that there are plenty of deals out there today from tech to home goods, sporting gear and everything in between. We’ve rounded up all of the best Independence Day deals down below from Best Buy, Amazon, and many more. Most of these offers end today, so be sure to grab any deals that catch your eye.

July 3, 2018

Amazon officially announces Prime Day 2018 w/ more than 1-million deals on the way

After much speculation, Amazon has officially announced that Prime Day is coming on July 16th and is slated to run through the 17th. As expected, we’ll see a rotating cast of deals over the 36-hour window. This marks the fourth year in a row that Amazon will offer exclusive deals to its Prime members, and this round promises to be the biggest yet. More details below.

June 29, 2018

Hands-on: Alpine’s HALO9 CarPlay/Android Auto receiver offers a unique & premium experience

When it comes to car infotainment systems, stock units are rarely good. For years, you had regular knobs, buttons, and small screens to show you what radio station or CD track you were listening to. Fast forward to today and companies are building GPS into car radios, though the interface is never pretty, and they often feel difficult to navigate.

Alpine, an industry leader, has always produced solid car receivers, and recently has been stepping its game up with better interfaces, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and more with its offerings. The latest head unit from Alpine, dubbed the iLX-F309 HALO9, is one of the nicest I’ve ever had the pleasure of using, with a capacitive 9-inch touchscreen, built-in light sensor for dimming, dedicated GPS antenna, and more. This car radio has it all.

June 25, 2018

CBS All Access to stream NFL games on mobile, previously exclusive to Verizon customers

CBS has today announced a new agreement with the NFL, now allowing users to stream NFL games through its CBS All Access service, through 2022.

June 22, 2018

Supreme Court ruling says government now required to have search warrant to obtain cellphone data

A new Supreme Court decision this morning has ruled that in general the government will need a warrant to collect information from wireless carriers like location data.

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