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    Flickr Bought by SmugMug

    Flickr Bought by SmugMug


    The family-run SmugMug has bought Flickr as Verizon starts to sell off unwanted parts of its Yahoo! acquisition. (CCM) — SmugMug, an independent image-hosting service, has bought Flickr, one of the internet's best known photo-sharing sites. The move...

    The family-run SmugMug has bought Flickr as Verizon starts to sell off unwanted parts of its Yahoo! acquisition. (CCM) — SmugMug, an independent image-hosting service, has bought Flickr, one of the internet's best known photo-sharing sites. The move comes as U.S. carrier Verizon breaks up Yahoo!, the internet company which it acquired last summer for about $4.5 billion. Don MacAskill,
    Apple Plans to Kill Off iPhone X

    Apple Plans to Kill Off iPhone X


    Apple has stopped buying parts for the iPhone X, indicating that it has no future, an analyst says. (CCM) — Apple plans to abandon its troubled flagship iPhone X smartphone later this year because its $999 price tag means it has failed to gain...

    Apple has stopped buying parts for the iPhone X, indicating that it has no future, an analyst says. (CCM) — Apple plans to abandon its troubled flagship iPhone X smartphone later this year because its $999 price tag means it has failed to gain traction in the market, according to a CNBC report. "The simple problem with (iPhone) X is that it is too expensive," Neil Campling, an
    Anyone Can Now Create Alexa Skills

    Anyone Can Now Create Alexa Skills


    Alexa Skills Blueprints allow users to build skills in minutes without any technical knowledge. (CCM) — Amazon has launched a new tool which makes it easy for anyone to create their own skills for their Echo devices, without the need for any...

    Alexa Skills Blueprints allow users to build skills in minutes without any technical knowledge. (CCM) — Amazon has launched a new tool which makes it easy for anyone to create their own skills for their Echo devices, without the need for any programming or technical knowledge. The Alexa Skill Blueprints website contains more than 20 templates that can be used to create skills of various
    Google Banks on Chat as WhatsApp Killer

    Google Banks on Chat as WhatsApp Killer


    Integrating Chat into Android Messages will allow users to send photos and videos using data. (CCM) — Google has abandoned its Allo messaging app and is now focused on building "Chat" into the Android Messages app, according to an International...

    Integrating Chat into Android Messages will allow users to send photos and videos using data. (CCM) — Google has abandoned its Allo messaging app and is now focused on building "Chat" into the Android Messages app, according to an International Business Times report. Chat is Google's name for Rich Communication Services (RCS), a messaging standard. When Android users with
    Guided Missile Exiled to Fortnite Vault

    Guided Missile Exiled to Fortnite Vault


    Epic Games has responded to complaints by ditching the newly introduced Guided Missile from Fortnite. (CCM) — The Guided Missile weapon in the hugely popular Fortnite "battle royale" computer game has been banished to the violent world's Vault —...

    Epic Games has responded to complaints by ditching the newly introduced Guided Missile from Fortnite. (CCM) — The Guided Missile weapon in the hugely popular Fortnite "battle royale" computer game has been banished to the violent world's Vault — temporarily, at least. The weapon was introduced a few weeks ago, but has caused an outcry among players who are unhappy that it is so
    Amazon Prime Reaches 100M Milestone

    Amazon Prime Reaches 100M Milestone


    Subscribers to Amazon's Prime service bought more than 5 billion items last year. (CCM) — Amazon Prime's subscriber base has reached an astonishing level with more than 100 million people signed up to the service, Jeff Bezos, Amazon's chief executive...

    Subscribers to Amazon's Prime service bought more than 5 billion items last year. (CCM) — Amazon Prime's subscriber base has reached an astonishing level with more than 100 million people signed up to the service, Jeff Bezos, Amazon's chief executive and the world's richest man, said in the company's annual shareowner letter this week. This is the first time that Amazon has ever revealed
    Chrome 66 Silences Autoplay Videos

    Chrome 66 Silences Autoplay Videos


    Videos will no longer be allowed to play automatically with sound by default in Chrome. (CCM) — Chrome 66 puts an end web pages that blast out sound from video files that play automatically when the page is loaded. The latest version of Google's...

    Videos will no longer be allowed to play automatically with sound by default in Chrome. (CCM) — Chrome 66 puts an end web pages that blast out sound from video files that play automatically when the page is loaded. The latest version of Google's hugely popular web browser blocks sound on autoplay content by default, replacing a feature which allowed Chrome users to block sound permanently
    T-Mobile Fined $40m for False Ringtones

    T-Mobile Fined $40m for False Ringtones


    The settlement offers no compensation to consumers who have been misled by T-Mobile's actions. (CCM) — U.S. phone carrier T-Mobile has been forced to pay $40 million for using false ring tones to trick callers into believing that calls to rural...

    The settlement offers no compensation to consumers who have been misled by T-Mobile's actions. (CCM) — U.S. phone carrier T-Mobile has been forced to pay $40 million for using false ring tones to trick callers into believing that calls to rural areas were going unanswered when in fact they could not be connected, the BBC reports. Phone carriers have been banned from using false ringtones
    Revamped Apple News Service in the Works

    Revamped Apple News Service in the Works


    Apple plans to introduce a subscription-based news service following its Texture acquisition. (CCM) — Apple is preparing to give its online services division a shot in the arm by launching a beefed-up news subscription service, Bloomberg is reporting....

    Apple plans to introduce a subscription-based news service following its Texture acquisition. (CCM) — Apple is preparing to give its online services division a shot in the arm by launching a beefed-up news subscription service, Bloomberg is reporting. The company's services division generated sales of $30 billion last year, and Apple is aiming to increase this to $50 billion within the next
    Damages Could Cost Facebook Billions

    Damages Could Cost Facebook Billions


    Facebook faces allegations that it has collected biometric data about users without their consent. (CCM) — Facebook has found itself in legal hot water after allegations that it gathered some users' biometric data without their explicit consent,...

    Facebook faces allegations that it has collected biometric data about users without their consent. (CCM) — Facebook has found itself in legal hot water after allegations that it gathered some users' biometric data without their explicit consent, according to a BBC report. As a result the company may have to pay out billions of dollars in statutory damages, the report says. The data was
    Donkey Kong Champ Stripped of Titles

    Donkey Kong Champ Stripped of Titles


    Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong and Pac-Man records have been disqualified by Guinness World Records. (CCM) — Billy Mitchell, the man credited with getting the highest ever score in the video games Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior, and Pac-Man, and the...

    Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong and Pac-Man records have been disqualified by Guinness World Records. (CCM) — Billy Mitchell, the man credited with getting the highest ever score in the video games Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior, and Pac-Man, and the first to get a perfect score in Pac-Man, has been stripped of his Guinness World Record titles. The move follows an investigation into his
    Apple Offers Free Bursting Watch Fix

    Apple Offers Free Bursting Watch Fix


    An Apple service policy document authorizes free swollen Watch Series 2 battery replacements for three years. (CCM) — Apple has implicitly admitted that some Apple Watch Series 2 devices have a serious problem which it has agreed to fix for free,...

    An Apple service policy document authorizes free swollen Watch Series 2 battery replacements for three years. (CCM) — Apple has implicitly admitted that some Apple Watch Series 2 devices have a serious problem which it has agreed to fix for free, according to a Tech Times report. The affected watches may not turn on or, in some circumstances, the device will burst open, detaching the
    Android OEMs Duping Security Patches

    Android OEMs Duping Security Patches


    A research firm in Germany tested over 1,200 Android handsets and found many of them crediting security patches that were never rolled out. (CCM) — Researchers working at Security Research Labs (SRL), a security firm based in Germany, has found that...

    A research firm in Germany tested over 1,200 Android handsets and found many of them crediting security patches that were never rolled out. (CCM) — Researchers working at Security Research Labs (SRL), a security firm based in Germany, has found that Android phone manufacturers have been fooling their customers about security patches. The extensive research carried out by the firm suggests that
    LG G7 ThinQ Launching on May 2

    LG G7 ThinQ Launching on May 2


    LG Korea has confirmed that it will launch the G7 ThinQ smartphone in New York City next month. (CCM) — After weeks of rumors about the release of LG’s G7 ThinQ smartphone, the company has finally released official information. The company confirmed...

    LG Korea has confirmed that it will launch the G7 ThinQ smartphone in New York City next month. (CCM) — After weeks of rumors about the release of LG’s G7 ThinQ smartphone, the company has finally released official information. The company confirmed that the unveiling event will be organized in New York City on May 2, 2018, followed by another launch event in Seoul, South Korea on May 3,
    Google's Phone App to Tackle Spam Calls

    Google's Phone App to Tackle Spam Calls


    Google will soon roll out a direct-to-voicemail spam filtering feature to its Phone app to relieve users of spam callers. (CCM) — Google's default Android app for calls, the Google Phone app, received a significant update in February 2018 that...

    Google will soon roll out a direct-to-voicemail spam filtering feature to its Phone app to relieve users of spam callers. (CCM) — Google's default Android app for calls, the Google Phone app, received a significant update in February 2018 that introduced several new features. The app will soon get another update, which will add an advanced spam filtering feature. However, the upcoming update
    World’s First Android Satellite Phone Unveiled

    World’s First Android Satellite Phone Unveiled


    Thuraya Telecommunications has launched the industry's first Android satellite smartphone, with an SOS button. (CCM) — The world's first Android satellite phone has been officially rolled out by Thuraya Telecommunications. The phone, called the...

    Thuraya Telecommunications has launched the industry's first Android satellite smartphone, with an SOS button. (CCM) — The world's first Android satellite phone has been officially rolled out by Thuraya Telecommunications. The phone, called the Thuraya X5-Touch, was unveiled at a conference in Dubai and is aimed at consumers who travel to remote destinations that are out of terrestrial phone
    HP Launches Chromebook X2 at $599

    HP Launches Chromebook X2 at $599


    HP has introduced Chromebook X2 in the U.S. with a detachable keyboard to rival Apple’s iPad Pro. (CCM) — HP has launched Chromebook X2, which features a 12.3-inch 2K IPS WLED-backlit display and a detachable keyboard, with support for a stylus....

    HP has introduced Chromebook X2 in the U.S. with a detachable keyboard to rival Apple’s iPad Pro. (CCM) — HP has launched Chromebook X2, which features a 12.3-inch 2K IPS WLED-backlit display and a detachable keyboard, with support for a stylus. Priced at $599, the Chromebook X2 is aimed at rivaling Apple's iPad Pro. Under the hood, the HP Chromebook X2 is powered by a 2.6 GHz Intel Core
    Instagram Debuts ‘Focus’ Mode

    Instagram Debuts ‘Focus’ Mode


    Instagram has launched a Focus mode feature that allows users to blur the background when tapping a photo within the app. (CCM) — Photo-sharing app Instagram has launched a new feature on its platform that enables users to take professional shots....

    Instagram has launched a Focus mode feature that allows users to blur the background when tapping a photo within the app. (CCM) — Photo-sharing app Instagram has launched a new feature on its platform that enables users to take professional shots. The new feature is called Focus mode, and it mimics Portrait mode — found on professional cameras and high quality smartphones, like iPhone X — for
    Google Play Store Bans Fake ID Apps

    Google Play Store Bans Fake ID Apps


    Google’s Developer Policy Center has announced that it will be removing apps that promise fake ID generation. (CCM) — Google is trying to make its Play Store a safer app download destination by blocking fake ID apps. In a recent blog post, the...

    Google’s Developer Policy Center has announced that it will be removing apps that promise fake ID generation. (CCM) — Google is trying to make its Play Store a safer app download destination by blocking fake ID apps. In a recent blog post, the search engine giant states that it is disallowing apps that advertise fake ID creation. Most of these apps are bogged down with poor UI and mislead
    iOS 11.3 Bricks Display on iPhone 8

    iOS 11.3 Bricks Display on iPhone 8


    Apple’s iOS 11.3 update is reportedly breaking touch functionality for several iPhone 8 users who have recently gotten a screen repair. (CCM) — Apple recently rolled out its iOS 11.3 update for all of its iOS devices, but the update seems to be...

    Apple’s iOS 11.3 update is reportedly breaking touch functionality for several iPhone 8 users who have recently gotten a screen repair. (CCM) — Apple recently rolled out its iOS 11.3 update for all of its iOS devices, but the update seems to be causing issues for several iPhone 8 users. Reportedly, iPhone 8 users who have recently gotten their phone's screen repaired by a third-party vendor
    Apple to Launch Red iPhone 8

    Apple to Launch Red iPhone 8


    Recent reports hint that Apple is launching a red color variant of the iPhone 8. (CCM) — Staying true to recent rumors, Apple will finally roll out a red color variant of its iPhone 8. According to a leaked internal memo from Virgin Mobile, Apple...

    Recent reports hint that Apple is launching a red color variant of the iPhone 8. (CCM) — Staying true to recent rumors, Apple will finally roll out a red color variant of its iPhone 8. According to a leaked internal memo from Virgin Mobile, Apple plans to introduce the new color on April 10, 2018. The company seems to be taking the leap to boost overall sales of the iPhone 8. With other
    Facebook to Let Users Unsend Messages

    Facebook to Let Users Unsend Messages


    Since being caught for retracting messages from user inboxes, Facebook has decided to offer users a message deletion feature. (CCM) — Following the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal that saw Facebook called out for deleting Mark Zuckerberg's...

    Since being caught for retracting messages from user inboxes, Facebook has decided to offer users a message deletion feature. (CCM) — Following the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal that saw Facebook called out for deleting Mark Zuckerberg's messages from user inboxes, the company has confirmed that it will extend the message deletion feature to all users soon. Facebook revealed its
    Office 365 Hardened Against Ransomware

    Office 365 Hardened Against Ransomware


    Office 365 users can now recover their files after being struck by a ransomware attack. (CCM) — Microsoft has waged war on internet extortionists by adding ransomware protection to its Office 365 Home and Personal subscription services. "Office 365...

    Office 365 users can now recover their files after being struck by a ransomware attack. (CCM) — Microsoft has waged war on internet extortionists by adding ransomware protection to its Office 365 Home and Personal subscription services. "Office 365 can now detect ransomware attacks and help you restore your OneDrive to a point before files were compromised, so you don’t have to submit
    Apple Poaches AI Guru from Google

    Apple Poaches AI Guru from Google


    The company hopes that the new hire will be able to breathe new life into Siri (CCM) — Apple has persuaded Google's chief of search and artificial intelligence to jump ship and come to the rescue of the ailing Siri intelligent assistant. John...

    The company hopes that the new hire will be able to breathe new life into Siri (CCM) — Apple has persuaded Google's chief of search and artificial intelligence to jump ship and come to the rescue of the ailing Siri intelligent assistant. John Giannandrea will join Apple to run the company's "machine learning and AI strategy," according to a New York Times report. The Scotsman
    Amazon Puts Alexa to Work as an Intercom

    Amazon Puts Alexa to Work as an Intercom


    Echo users can now broadcast their voice from one device to all the others in their home. (CCM) — Amazon's Alexa intelligent assistant can now summon a household for dinner thanks to a new feature called "Announcements," Fortune is reporting. The...

    Echo users can now broadcast their voice from one device to all the others in their home. (CCM) — Amazon's Alexa intelligent assistant can now summon a household for dinner thanks to a new feature called "Announcements," Fortune is reporting. The new feature turns any Echo device into an intercom which broadcasts messages to all the other Echos in the home. "Customers can
    Facebook Engulfed in New Privacy Scandal

    Facebook Engulfed in New Privacy Scandal


    Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company has discovered another data privacy problem. (CCM) — Facebook has been rocked by another major problem after an internal audit discovered that hackers have been exploiting one of the social network's...

    Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company has discovered another data privacy problem. (CCM) — Facebook has been rocked by another major problem after an internal audit discovered that hackers have been exploiting one of the social network's features, the BBC is reporting. The feature in question allows Facebook users to search for other users by typing an email address or phone
    Anti-Virus Apps Open Door to Hackers

    Anti-Virus Apps Open Door to Hackers


    Microsoft has scrambled to fix a critical bug in many anti-malware products which hackers can exploit. (CCM) — Microsoft has fixed a critical bug in Windows anti-virus software which allows hackers to take control of a computer with a simple...

    Microsoft has scrambled to fix a critical bug in many anti-malware products which hackers can exploit. (CCM) — Microsoft has fixed a critical bug in Windows anti-virus software which allows hackers to take control of a computer with a simple email. The bug affects Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, or mpengine.dll, the core of Windows Defender in Windows 10, as well as other popular
    Apple Plans to Ditch Intel

    Apple Plans to Ditch Intel


    Apple Macs may be powered by processors designed in-house within three years, according to a report. (CCM) — Apple is about to turn its back on chipmaker Intel and plans to start producing its own processors for its Mac computers as early as 2020,...

    Apple Macs may be powered by processors designed in-house within three years, according to a report. (CCM) — Apple is about to turn its back on chipmaker Intel and plans to start producing its own processors for its Mac computers as early as 2020, according to a Tech Times report. The initiative, codenamed Kalamata, is part of a plan to make Apple's computers work more seamlessly with its
    Snapchat Gets Group Video Chat

    Snapchat Gets Group Video Chat


    The company has copied a feature offered by Messenger, Hangouts, Skype, and Houseparty. (CCM) — Snapchat users can now have video chats in groups of up to 16 people at once, or 32 people if the chat is restricted to voice only, CNBC is...

    The company has copied a feature offered by Messenger, Hangouts, Skype, and Houseparty. (CCM) — Snapchat users can now have video chats in groups of up to 16 people at once, or 32 people if the chat is restricted to voice only, CNBC is reporting. Once a call is established between two people, friends of either user can be added to the call. During these group chat sessions users can apply
    Bitcoin-Mining Chrome Extensions Banned

    Bitcoin-Mining Chrome Extensions Banned


    Google is banning all Chrome extensions which mine for crypto-currencies to help prevent crypto-jacking. (CCM) — Google has decided to call time on Chrome extensions which carry out mining for crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, the company announced on...

    Google is banning all Chrome extensions which mine for crypto-currencies to help prevent crypto-jacking. (CCM) — Google has decided to call time on Chrome extensions which carry out mining for crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, the company announced on the Chromium Blog. From today it will no longer accept such extensions in the Chrome Web store, and existing extensions will be delisted from it
    Giphy Stickers Make Instagram Comeback

    Giphy Stickers Make Instagram Comeback


    Instagram has re-enabled the ability to add animated GIF stickers from Giphy into Stories. (CCM) — Animated GIF stickers are coming back to Instagram Stories with a bang following Instagram's decision to lift its Giphy ban from today, NDTV is...

    Instagram has re-enabled the ability to add animated GIF stickers from Giphy into Stories. (CCM) — Animated GIF stickers are coming back to Instagram Stories with a bang following Instagram's decision to lift its Giphy ban from today, NDTV is reporting. The Facebook-owned company, along with rival Snapchat, removed the ability to add GIF stickers from Giphy to Stories earlier this month
    Apple Releases Battery Health Menu

    Apple Releases Battery Health Menu


    iOS 11.3 allows iPhone users to view battery health and switch off performance throttling. (CCM) — Apple has finally released its long-promised Battery Health menu, following the scandal when it emerged that the company was deliberately throttling...

    iOS 11.3 allows iPhone users to view battery health and switch off performance throttling. (CCM) — Apple has finally released its long-promised Battery Health menu, following the scandal when it emerged that the company was deliberately throttling the performance of some iPhones as their battery capacity declined. The new feature is included in the iOS 11.3 update which was released this
    Google Amps Up Home Mini Speaker

    Google Amps Up Home Mini Speaker


    The whole Google Home connected speaker range can now pair with Bluetooth speakers to improve sound quality. (CCM) — Google's Home and Home Mini intelligent speakers are now more of a match for Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot, thanks to an update that...

    The whole Google Home connected speaker range can now pair with Bluetooth speakers to improve sound quality. (CCM) — Google's Home and Home Mini intelligent speakers are now more of a match for Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot, thanks to an update that allows them to play music through Bluetooth speakers. The new feature addresses a perceived weakness in the Google Home Mini product, in
    Palm Smartphone Comeback Planned

    Palm Smartphone Comeback Planned


    Verizon will start selling Palm branded Android devices before the end of 2018, a report claims. (CCM) — Palm may be the latest smartphone brand to make a comeback after reports that Verizon is planning to sell the devices by the end of 2018. Palm...

    Verizon will start selling Palm branded Android devices before the end of 2018, a report claims. (CCM) — Palm may be the latest smartphone brand to make a comeback after reports that Verizon is planning to sell the devices by the end of 2018. Palm was a pioneer in the smartphone market with its Palm Treo handset, but the brand was killed off shortly after the company's assets were bought
    Nintendo Switch Update Bricks Consoles

    Nintendo Switch Update Bricks Consoles


    The latest 5.0 firmware update has reportedly bricked some consoles connected to third-party docks. (CCM) — Nintendo Switch console owners risk "bricking" their game console and rendering it unusable after the latest firmware update if they connect...

    The latest 5.0 firmware update has reportedly bricked some consoles connected to third-party docks. (CCM) — Nintendo Switch console owners risk "bricking" their game console and rendering it unusable after the latest firmware update if they connect it to a third-party dock, according to a report on computer game website, Kotaku. Many owners use third-party docks instead of the
    Huawei Launches See-in-the-Dark Camera

    Huawei Launches See-in-the-Dark Camera


    The P20 Pro uses artificial intelligence for photography. (CCM) — Huawei's newest smartphone can take bright, crisp photos in near-darkness without the need for a flash using exposures as long as six seconds. The P20 Pro applies artificial...

    The P20 Pro uses artificial intelligence for photography. (CCM) — Huawei's newest smartphone can take bright, crisp photos in near-darkness without the need for a flash using exposures as long as six seconds. The P20 Pro applies artificial intelligence to the resulting images to ensure that pictures are sharp and smear-free, so the user doesn't need to steady the camera with a tripod when
    Uber Receives Self-Driving Car Test Ban

    Uber Receives Self-Driving Car Test Ban


    The future of autonomous vehicles has been plunged into doubt following a fatal collision with a pedestrian. (CCM) — The governor of the state of Arizona has performed a U-turn on self-driving vehicle testing and has ordered the suspension of Uber's...

    The future of autonomous vehicles has been plunged into doubt following a fatal collision with a pedestrian. (CCM) — The governor of the state of Arizona has performed a U-turn on self-driving vehicle testing and has ordered the suspension of Uber's right to carry out autonomous vehicle trials, the BBC is reporting. The move follows the death of a pedestrian who was stuck by one of Uber's
    Google Tests Mobile-First  Page Ranking

    Google Tests Mobile-First Page Ranking


    Google's search results will soon reflect the contents of the mobile versions of web sites, the company says. (CCM) — Google's search ranking system is about to undergo a major shakeup because of the sheer number of people who use smartphones and...

    Google's search results will soon reflect the contents of the mobile versions of web sites, the company says. (CCM) — Google's search ranking system is about to undergo a major shakeup because of the sheer number of people who use smartphones and tablets rather than desktop PCs to browse the web. "Today, most people are searching on Google using a mobile device. However, our ranking
    Apple Targets Schools with New iPads

    Apple Targets Schools with New iPads


    The company is going back to its educational roots with a new range of low-cost tablets, a report claims. (CCM) — Apple is about to launch its opening salvo in a fight to regain its status as a leading player in the education market, according to a...

    The company is going back to its educational roots with a new range of low-cost tablets, a report claims. (CCM) — Apple is about to launch its opening salvo in a fight to regain its status as a leading player in the education market, according to a Bloomberg report. Next week in Chicago Apple hopes to woo schools and colleges with a new range of low-cost iPads and educational software,
    Lego Art Contains Hidden Bitcoin Keys

    Lego Art Contains Hidden Bitcoin Keys


    A new collection of artworks contains the keys to a variety of cryptocurrency wallets that anyone can claim. (CCM) — The keys to stashes of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Litecoin have been hidden in a collection of Lego artworks called New...

    A new collection of artworks contains the keys to a variety of cryptocurrency wallets that anyone can claim. (CCM) — The keys to stashes of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Litecoin have been hidden in a collection of Lego artworks called New Money. Andy Bauch, a Los Angeles-based artist, has created a number of abstract works and "portraits of low wage workers who are in the
    RIAA Tolls Death Knell for Downloads

    RIAA Tolls Death Knell for Downloads


    Revenues from music streaming services and from physical media like CDs and vinyl now exceed music downloads. (CCM) — The writing appears to be on the wall for iTunes and other digital music download services after a Recording Industry Association of...

    Revenues from music streaming services and from physical media like CDs and vinyl now exceed music downloads. (CCM) — The writing appears to be on the wall for iTunes and other digital music download services after a Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) report revealed that revenues are in freefall. Total revenues from digital downloads plummeted by a quarter in 2017 to just
    Google Assistant Can Now Pay for Lunch

    Google Assistant Can Now Pay for Lunch


    Google's intelligent assistant can now make and receive payments using Google Pay. (CCM) — Google's Assistant has become a personal banker who can settle up debts with friends, the company announced today. With a phone running iOS or Android, ...

    Google's intelligent assistant can now make and receive payments using Google Pay. (CCM) — Google's Assistant has become a personal banker who can settle up debts with friends, the company announced today. With a phone running iOS or Android, users in the U.S. can issue a simple voice command to request money from contacts or send money to them via Google Pay, the payment system that the
    Best Buy Latest to Abandon Huawei

    Best Buy Latest to Abandon Huawei


    The giant retailer is the latest company to shun the Chinese manufacturer. (CCM) — Best Buy has decided to stop offering Huawei smartphones for sale at its stores, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The move is likely a result of U.S....

    The giant retailer is the latest company to shun the Chinese manufacturer. (CCM) — Best Buy has decided to stop offering Huawei smartphones for sale at its stores, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The move is likely a result of U.S. intelligence leaders advising against buying handsets made by Huawei and fellow Chinese smartphone company ZTE due to security
    Ledger Bitcoin Wallet Hacked

    Ledger Bitcoin Wallet Hacked


    The hack highlights the possible perils of buying cryptocurrency hardware from untrusted sources. (CCM) — A hardware wallet designed to store cryptocurrency securely has been hacked by a teenager, putting owners' Bitcoins at risk of being stolen,...

    The hack highlights the possible perils of buying cryptocurrency hardware from untrusted sources. (CCM) — A hardware wallet designed to store cryptocurrency securely has been hacked by a teenager, putting owners' Bitcoins at risk of being stolen, according to a BBC report. Saleem Rashid has written a piece of software which replaces part of the built-in firmware in the Ledger Nano S, a
    WhatsApp Founder Urges: #DeleteFacebook

    WhatsApp Founder Urges: #DeleteFacebook


    The Cambridge Analytics scandal may have severe repercussions for the future of Facebook. (CCM) — The co-founder of WhatsApp has launched a campaign urging internet users to stop using Facebook because of the growing Cambridge Analytics scandal....

    The Cambridge Analytics scandal may have severe repercussions for the future of Facebook. (CCM) — The co-founder of WhatsApp has launched a campaign urging internet users to stop using Facebook because of the growing Cambridge Analytics scandal. Brian Acton, who sold the WhatsApp messaging service to Facebook in 2014 for almost $20 billion, has told his 25,000 Twitter followers that:
    Uber Scraps Self-Driving Car Tests

    Uber Scraps Self-Driving Car Tests


    The ride hailing service has stopped its autonomous vehicle tests after a fatal accident in Arizona. (CCM) — The future of self-driving cabs has been plunged into doubt following a fatal accident caused by an autonomous Uber vehicle, Tech Times...

    The ride hailing service has stopped its autonomous vehicle tests after a fatal accident in Arizona. (CCM) — The future of self-driving cabs has been plunged into doubt following a fatal accident caused by an autonomous Uber vehicle, Tech Times reports. The car, which was being tested in Tempe, Arizona, with a backup driver sitting behind the wheel, hit a pedestrian wheeling a bicycle at
    Apple Builds Two-Year Technology Lead

    Apple Builds Two-Year Technology Lead


    Apple is two years ahead of its Android rivals in the development of 3D sensing technology, a report says. (CCM) — Apple is so far ahead of Android smartphone makers in the development of the 3D sensing technology behind its FaceID security feature ...

    Apple is two years ahead of its Android rivals in the development of 3D sensing technology, a report says. (CCM) — Apple is so far ahead of Android smartphone makers in the development of the 3D sensing technology behind its FaceID security feature that it will take its rivals two years to catch up to where Apple is now, according to a Reuters report. The technology enables the iPhone X
    Google Launches Instant Game Demos

    Google Launches Instant Game Demos


    Google Play Instant lets users try out new Android games without having to install them first. (CCM) — Google hopes to tempt Android users into playing new games by making it easy to try them out without installing them first. Its new Google Play...

    Google Play Instant lets users try out new Android games without having to install them first. (CCM) — Google hopes to tempt Android users into playing new games by making it easy to try them out without installing them first. Its new Google Play Instant service allows users to browse the Google Play Store, the Google Play Games app, or websites, and simply tap a "Play" button.
    HTC Announces Beefed-Up Vive VR Headset

    HTC Announces Beefed-Up Vive VR Headset


    The Vive Pro headset offers 1400 x 1600 resolution in each eye and works with existing Vive setups. (CCM) — HTC has announced a new turbo-charged version of its Vive virtual reality headset called the Vive Pro. Priced at $799, the new headset is a...

    The Vive Pro headset offers 1400 x 1600 resolution in each eye and works with existing Vive setups. (CCM) — HTC has announced a new turbo-charged version of its Vive virtual reality headset called the Vive Pro. Priced at $799, the new headset is a drop-in replacement for the older Vive in VR setups which are already equipped with HTC's lighthouse tracking beacons and controllers. A full
    Apple Developing Revolutionary Screen

    Apple Developing Revolutionary Screen


    Apple is developing ultra-bright MicroLED screen technology at a secret facility near its headquarters. (CCM) — Apple has established a secret facility in California to develop and manufacture next-generation MicroLED screens, a Bloomberg report has...

    Apple is developing ultra-bright MicroLED screen technology at a secret facility near its headquarters. (CCM) — Apple has established a secret facility in California to develop and manufacture next-generation MicroLED screens, a Bloomberg report has revealed. MicroLED screens are brighter and use less battery power than the current Samsung-made OLED displays used in the iPhone X and