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    Verizon Adds Roaming to Go Unlimited

    Verizon Adds Roaming to Go Unlimited


    Verizon Go Unlimited Subscribers can browse, text, and call in Mexico and Canada without incurring roaming charges. (CCM) — Verizon is tearing down the borders between Mexico, the U.S., and Canada for subscribers to its $75 per month base Go...

    Verizon Go Unlimited Subscribers can browse, text, and call in Mexico and Canada without incurring roaming charges. (CCM) — Verizon is tearing down the borders between Mexico, the U.S., and Canada for subscribers to its $75 per month base Go Unlimited plan, the company has announced. From Jan 25, 2018, subscribers to Verizon's cheapest "unlimited" plan will be able to call, text,
    Amazon Launches Checkout-Free Store

    Amazon Launches Checkout-Free Store


    Amazon's Go store in Seattle allows anyone to take items and walk out without first queuing at a checkout device. (CCM) — Online retailer Amazon could well be sparking a bricks-and-mortar shopping revolution with the public launch of its first...

    Amazon's Go store in Seattle allows anyone to take items and walk out without first queuing at a checkout device. (CCM) — Online retailer Amazon could well be sparking a bricks-and-mortar shopping revolution with the public launch of its first checkout-free supermarket, the BBC is reporting. Shoppers at the Amazon Go store in Seattle "check-in" to the store by holding the Amazon
    Apple HomePod Launch Imminent

    Apple HomePod Launch Imminent


    Apple's HomePod smart speaker is in production and will be ready for a February launch, a report says. (CCM) — Apple is almost ready to open the supply floodgates and launch its HomePod smart speaker into the market in February, according to a...

    Apple's HomePod smart speaker is in production and will be ready for a February launch, a report says. (CCM) — Apple is almost ready to open the supply floodgates and launch its HomePod smart speaker into the market in February, according to a Taiwan News report. The much-delayed HomePod is to be manufactured by two Taiwanese companies, Inventec and Foxconn Technology, and the former has
    Instagram Lets Users Spy on Friends

    Instagram Lets Users Spy on Friends


    Instagram now lets users see when their friends last checked the app on their mobile device. (CCM) — Instagram has added a new feature to its app which enables friends to get a glimpse of an account holder's usage patterns, Business Insider is...

    Instagram now lets users see when their friends last checked the app on their mobile device. (CCM) — Instagram has added a new feature to its app which enables friends to get a glimpse of an account holder's usage patterns, Business Insider is reporting. The new feature, which is enabled by default, provides information about when a user was last on Instagram to people who are tagged in
    ChaiOS Bug Crashes iPhones and Macs

    ChaiOS Bug Crashes iPhones and Macs


    A malicious text message sent to iPhones and Macs can crash them without any action on the part of users. (CCM) — A new bug in Apple's iOS 11 software, dubbed the ChaiOS bug, can be exploited to annoy users by causing their iPhones to crash and...

    A malicious text message sent to iPhones and Macs can crash them without any action on the part of users. (CCM) — A new bug in Apple's iOS 11 software, dubbed the ChaiOS bug, can be exploited to annoy users by causing their iPhones to crash and restart, according to a BBC report. Abraham Masri, a software developer who discovered the bug, said that simply sending a text message
    Facebook Aims to Shed Messenger Features

    Facebook Aims to Shed Messenger Features


    The company plans to simplify and streamline its Messenger app because it has become too cluttered and unwieldy. (CCM) — Facebook plans to strip back its Messenger app to the bare bones after spending the last two years adding one new feature after...

    The company plans to simplify and streamline its Messenger app because it has become too cluttered and unwieldy. (CCM) — Facebook plans to strip back its Messenger app to the bare bones after spending the last two years adding one new feature after another. David Marcus, a Facebook vice president, admitted that some of those features have not been successful, and overall the app was
    Google's Selfie Art App is Surprise Hit

    Google's Selfie Art App is Surprise Hit


    A new feature in Google's Arts & Culture app which matches selfies to artworks has gone viral. (CCM) — Google's high-brow Arts & Culture app has shot to the top of the iOS and Android download charts, thanks to a new feature which matches selfies to...

    A new feature in Google's Arts & Culture app which matches selfies to artworks has gone viral. (CCM) — Google's high-brow Arts & Culture app has shot to the top of the iOS and Android download charts, thanks to a new feature which matches selfies to famous works of art. The app itself was first released in 2016, but until recently it was relatively unknown and popular mainly with art
    Bitcoin Crashes Below $10,000

    Bitcoin Crashes Below $10,000


    The value of the Bitcoin crypto-currency has fallen almost 50% from its December peak. (CCM) — The value of Bitcoin has plummeted to less than $10,000, the BBC reports, suggesting the bubble that led the crypto-currency to trade at close to $20,000...

    The value of the Bitcoin crypto-currency has fallen almost 50% from its December peak. (CCM) — The value of Bitcoin has plummeted to less than $10,000, the BBC reports, suggesting the bubble that led the crypto-currency to trade at close to $20,000 just five weeks ago is finally bursting. Bitcoin is not the only crypto-currency that has experienced a slump in value: Ethereum, Ripple,
    OnePlus Rocked by Card Fraud Claims

    OnePlus Rocked by Card Fraud Claims


    OnePlus has stopped accepting credit cards in its web store after customer card detail leak claims. (CCM) — Chinese smartphone-maker OnePlus has been forced to stop selling its products using credit card payments, the BBC is reporting. This...

    OnePlus has stopped accepting credit cards in its web store after customer card detail leak claims. (CCM) — Chinese smartphone-maker OnePlus has been forced to stop selling its products using credit card payments, the BBC is reporting. This follows claims by multiple customers that fraudulent charges have been made to their credit cards after using them to pay for goods at OnePlus's
    Netflix Eyes Nintendo Switch

    Netflix Eyes Nintendo Switch


    Netflix is looking to be only the second video steaming service available on Nintendo's Switch console. (CCM) — Netflix is hoping to bring its video streaming service to Nintendo's Switch console in the near future, according to a Business Insider...

    Netflix is looking to be only the second video steaming service available on Nintendo's Switch console. (CCM) — Netflix is hoping to bring its video streaming service to Nintendo's Switch console in the near future, according to a Business Insider report. Company representatives said that they are "still exploring the opportunity with Nintendo, but don't have definitive plans to
    Zuckerberg Reins In Public Content

    Zuckerberg Reins In Public Content


    Facebook plans a cull of posts from brands and businesses so users spend less time on the service. (CCM) — Facebook's founder has embarked on a major shake-up of the social network which he says will result in people spending less time using the...

    Facebook plans a cull of posts from brands and businesses so users spend less time on the service. (CCM) — Facebook's founder has embarked on a major shake-up of the social network which he says will result in people spending less time using the service. Mark Zuckerberg explained in a blog post that public content such as posts from brands, businesses, and media is "crowding
    Super Mario Odyssey Coming to PC

    Super Mario Odyssey Coming to PC


    A team of software developers is working on a Nintendo Switch emulator for the PC. (CCM) — Hit Nintendo Switch console games such as Super Mario Odyssey could be hitting PC screens in the near future thanks to a new emulator which has just been...

    A team of software developers is working on a Nintendo Switch emulator for the PC. (CCM) — Hit Nintendo Switch console games such as Super Mario Odyssey could be hitting PC screens in the near future thanks to a new emulator which has just been announced. The software development team which created the Nintendo 3DS PC emulator tweeted: "Announcing yuzu, the first Nintendo Switch
    Google Duo App Makes Calls Without Installation

    Google Duo App Makes Calls Without Installation


    Google's Duo app can now make audio calls to recipients who don’t even have the app installed on their phones. (CCM) — Google's Duo app can now make audio calls to users who don't even have it installed on their Android devices. The information was...

    Google's Duo app can now make audio calls to recipients who don’t even have the app installed on their phones. (CCM) — Google's Duo app can now make audio calls to users who don't even have it installed on their Android devices. The information was first shared by a Reddit user who noticed the app's new capability while using it. It allows recipients without the app to answer the call, hang
    iPhone 6 Plus Battery Replacement Suffers Delay

    iPhone 6 Plus Battery Replacement Suffers Delay


    Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus users have been facing issues to get their batteries replaced on their phones due to shortages in supply. (CCM) — Apple's battery replacement, which launched last year, seems to have run into trouble for iPhone 6 Plus users....

    Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus users have been facing issues to get their batteries replaced on their phones due to shortages in supply. (CCM) — Apple's battery replacement, which launched last year, seems to have run into trouble for iPhone 6 Plus users. According to recent reports, they're having a hard time securing their battery replacements due to a severe supply shortage. An internal
    Vivo Shows First Onscreen Fingerprint Sensor

    Vivo Shows First Onscreen Fingerprint Sensor


    The Chinese manufacturer showcased the industry’s first onscreen fingerprint sensor. (CCM) — Today, at CES 2018, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo gave a demo of a prototype smartphone featuring a fingerprint sensor on the display screen. Vivo has...

    The Chinese manufacturer showcased the industry’s first onscreen fingerprint sensor. (CCM) — Today, at CES 2018, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo gave a demo of a prototype smartphone featuring a fingerprint sensor on the display screen. Vivo has partnered with Synaptics to accomplish this and has beat out competitors, like Samsung, who are said to be working on similar technology. (Samsung's
    Lenovo and Google Unveil Mirage Solo VR

    Lenovo and Google Unveil Mirage Solo VR


    Lenovo and Google have partnered to launch the standalone Mirage Solo VR based on Google Daydream. (CCM) — At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Google and Lenovo unveiled the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset. The Mirage Solo is a standalone headset that runs on...

    Lenovo and Google have partnered to launch the standalone Mirage Solo VR based on Google Daydream. (CCM) — At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Google and Lenovo unveiled the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset. The Mirage Solo is a standalone headset that runs on its own, without requiring a smartphone to be connected to it. It is powered by a new technology dubbed WorldSense, which tracks brain movements
    Pokémon GO to Drop Devices Not Running iOS 11

    Pokémon GO to Drop Devices Not Running iOS 11


    Pokémon GO’s creators have revealed that the game will no longer support Apple devices running systems older than iOS 11. (CCM) — Pokémon GO is undoubtedly one of the most popular recent mobile games, but it may soon become unavailable for select...

    Pokémon GO’s creators have revealed that the game will no longer support Apple devices running systems older than iOS 11. (CCM) — Pokémon GO is undoubtedly one of the most popular recent mobile games, but it may soon become unavailable for select Apple devices. According to a new report, Niantic, the company behind Pokémon GO, has announced that it will stop supporting Apple devices that are
    Samsung Galaxy S9 to Launch at MWC 2018

    Samsung Galaxy S9 to Launch at MWC 2018


    Putting an end to rumors, Samsung has confirmed that it will be unveiling the Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018. (CCM) — Today, at a CES conference, Samsung's president of mobile, DJ Koh, confirmed that the company’s flagship will be officially unveiled at MWC...

    Putting an end to rumors, Samsung has confirmed that it will be unveiling the Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018. (CCM) — Today, at a CES conference, Samsung's president of mobile, DJ Koh, confirmed that the company’s flagship will be officially unveiled at MWC 2018 in February 2018. This announcement puts an end to rumors suspecting that the Galaxy S9 device could be launched earlier than expected.
    Android Oreo Fails to Reach Even 1% Share

    Android Oreo Fails to Reach Even 1% Share


    Google has unveiled its latest Android numbers for January 2018, and they reflect a disappointing uptake rate for Oreo. (CCM) — Google has released the January 2018 Android Distribution chart, which shows the metrics of the various Android versions on...

    Google has unveiled its latest Android numbers for January 2018, and they reflect a disappointing uptake rate for Oreo. (CCM) — Google has released the January 2018 Android Distribution chart, which shows the metrics of the various Android versions on total Android devices. This month's chart shows a flat growth rate of Android's latest versions, Android 8.0 and 8.1. Google collects this
    iPhone SE 2 May Feature Wireless Charging

    iPhone SE 2 May Feature Wireless Charging


    A recent leak suggests that Apple could integrate wireless charging and a glass backing into the iPhone SE 2. (CCM) — Rumors about Apple's iPhone SE 2 have started surfacing, even though the company has yet to make an official announcement about the...

    A recent leak suggests that Apple could integrate wireless charging and a glass backing into the iPhone SE 2. (CCM) — Rumors about Apple's iPhone SE 2 have started surfacing, even though the company has yet to make an official announcement about the product’s launch timeline. According to a recent leak, the upcoming device is expected to come with a glass backing and the much-awaited wireless
    Alexa to Power AR Smart Glasses

    Alexa to Power AR Smart Glasses


    Alexa is making a debut in AR-powered smart glasses, a development that will be unveiled at the CES 2018 next week. (CCM) — Keeping up with its growing integration list, Amazon's smart assistant Alexa is now exploring new territories. According to...

    Alexa is making a debut in AR-powered smart glasses, a development that will be unveiled at the CES 2018 next week. (CCM) — Keeping up with its growing integration list, Amazon's smart assistant Alexa is now exploring new territories. According to the latest report, Alexa-powered AR smart glasses will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. These
    Play Store Scores More App Installs Than Apple Store

    Play Store Scores More App Installs Than Apple Store


    The Play Store enjoys a moment of triumph as it finally surpasses the App Store for first-time app downloads. (CCM) — It would seem that 2017 was the year of redemption for Google's Play Store. For the first time, the Android-focused application...

    The Play Store enjoys a moment of triumph as it finally surpasses the App Store for first-time app downloads. (CCM) — It would seem that 2017 was the year of redemption for Google's Play Store. For the first time, the Android-focused application store has scored more first-time app downloads than Apple's App Store. According to an analysis carried out by the research company SensorTower,
    LG Unveils Pint-Sized 150-Inch Projector

    LG Unveils Pint-Sized 150-Inch Projector


    The HU80KA projector can be carried from room to room to display 4K content. (CCM) — LG has detonated a bomb under the 4K projector market with the announcement of a new UHD projector which is roughly half the size of competing products. The...

    The HU80KA projector can be carried from room to room to display 4K content. (CCM) — LG has detonated a bomb under the 4K projector market with the announcement of a new UHD projector which is roughly half the size of competing products. The HU80KA is pitched as an "affordable yet premium" 4K projector which can display a 150-inch picture at a very bright 2,500 lumens. The
    HP Recalls Dangerous Laptop Batteries

    HP Recalls Dangerous Laptop Batteries


    Over 50,000 HP computers may have been supplied with faulty batteries that can cause injury through overheating. (CCM) — HP is scrambling to recall tens of thousands of dangerous batteries which were shipped in the company's laptops over the last two...

    Over 50,000 HP computers may have been supplied with faulty batteries that can cause injury through overheating. (CCM) — HP is scrambling to recall tens of thousands of dangerous batteries which were shipped in the company's laptops over the last two years. The faulty batteries can overheat, melt, or char the devices, and have caused thousands of dollars in damaged property as well as one
    Apple Faces iPhone Sales Slump

    Apple Faces iPhone Sales Slump


    Apple's $29 battery replacement program will discourage iPhone owners from upgrading, a report says. (CCM) — Apple's cut-price battery replacement program could gouge a huge chunk out of the company's future iPhone sales, according to a Reuters...

    Apple's $29 battery replacement program will discourage iPhone owners from upgrading, a report says. (CCM) — Apple's cut-price battery replacement program could gouge a huge chunk out of the company's future iPhone sales, according to a Reuters report. That is because an estimated 77% of iPhone owners have an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, or SE, according to Mark Moskowitz, an
    AT&T to Launch 5G Service This Year

    AT&T to Launch 5G Service This Year


    The company will launch a 5G mobile data service capable of delivering up to 20 Gbps around the U.S. (CCM) — AT&T aims to steal a march on rival carriers Verizon and T-Mobile by launching a commercial fifth-generation (5G) mobile service to its...

    The company will launch a 5G mobile data service capable of delivering up to 20 Gbps around the U.S. (CCM) — AT&T aims to steal a march on rival carriers Verizon and T-Mobile by launching a commercial fifth-generation (5G) mobile service to its phone customers later this year, according to a Bloomberg report. The 5G service will be launched in more than a dozen cities around the U.S,
    Windows and Linux Hit by Intel Flaw

    Windows and Linux Hit by Intel Flaw


    Computers will run up to 30% slower once operating systems are patched to fix the chip-level bug. (CCM) — A gaping security flaw has been discovered in the fundamental design of Intel microprocessors, according to a report in The Register. In...

    Computers will run up to 30% slower once operating systems are patched to fix the chip-level bug. (CCM) — A gaping security flaw has been discovered in the fundamental design of Intel microprocessors, according to a report in The Register. In order to fix the bug, the Windows and Linux kernels — key parts of these operating systems — will have to be rewritten. The bad news is that the
    Apple Poised to Snap Up Netflix

    Apple Poised to Snap Up Netflix


    Citigroup analysts estimate there is a 40% chance that Apple will dip into its $250 billion warchest to buy Netflix (CCM) — Apple could be about to swoop in to acquire Netflix in a deal likely to be worth over $70 billion, according to a Business...

    Citigroup analysts estimate there is a 40% chance that Apple will dip into its $250 billion warchest to buy Netflix (CCM) — Apple could be about to swoop in to acquire Netflix in a deal likely to be worth over $70 billion, according to a Business Insider report. The recent tax cuts implemented by President Trump mean that Apple can repatriate large amounts of cash which it was previously
    Nintendo Plans Huge Switch Game Release

    Nintendo Plans Huge Switch Game Release


    Nintendo Switch owners may be in for a game bonanza in early January, according to a report. (CCM) — Eighteen new Nintendo Switch titles are expected to explode onto the gaming scene next week, information leaked by Amazon suggests. The giant...

    Nintendo Switch owners may be in for a game bonanza in early January, according to a report. (CCM) — Eighteen new Nintendo Switch titles are expected to explode onto the gaming scene next week, information leaked by Amazon suggests. The giant retailer accidentally published a number of placeholder pages for Nintendo Switch products priced from $59.99 to $99.99, according to a Daily Star
    Samsung Rocked by Another Battery Bug

    Samsung Rocked by Another Battery Bug


    Some users of Samsung's Galaxy Note8 have encountered a charging problem that renders their devices unusable. (CCM) — Samsung has been hit by yet another battery issue in its troubled line of Galaxy Note devices, the International Business Times is...

    Some users of Samsung's Galaxy Note8 have encountered a charging problem that renders their devices unusable. (CCM) — Samsung has been hit by yet another battery issue in its troubled line of Galaxy Note devices, the International Business Times is reporting. Users of its flagship Galaxy Note8 handset have begun reporting problems charging their batteries, resulting in handsets that are
    Apple Begs Forgiveness for Slow iPhones

    Apple Begs Forgiveness for Slow iPhones


    The company has dropped the price of iPhone battery replacements 'to regain the trust' of its customers. (CCM) — Apple has issued a groveling apology to customers whose iPhones have been deliberately slowed down by the company's operating system...

    The company has dropped the price of iPhone battery replacements 'to regain the trust' of its customers. (CCM) — Apple has issued a groveling apology to customers whose iPhones have been deliberately slowed down by the company's operating system updates. "We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize," the company said in a statement. Apple says that the
    Snapchat Plans Web Player for Stories

    Snapchat Plans Web Player for Stories


    Snapchat Stories may soon be embedded in web pages using a feature called 'Snapchat Everywhere.' (CCM) — Snapchat plans to make users' Stories available for viewing outside the Snapchat app using a feature called "Stories Everywhere," International...

    Snapchat Stories may soon be embedded in web pages using a feature called 'Snapchat Everywhere.' (CCM) — Snapchat plans to make users' Stories available for viewing outside the Snapchat app using a feature called "Stories Everywhere," International Business Times is reporting. "Stories Everywhere" is still under development, and it is likely to include a web player
    Connected Speakers Emit Spooky Sounds

    Connected Speakers Emit Spooky Sounds


    Hackers can access Sonos and Bose speakers remotely and play ghostly noises in the middle of the night. (CCM) — Certain Sonos and Bose connected speaker models can be hacked by pranksters and made to play spooky sounds in the owners' homes, security...

    Hackers can access Sonos and Bose speakers remotely and play ghostly noises in the middle of the night. (CCM) — Certain Sonos and Bose connected speaker models can be hacked by pranksters and made to play spooky sounds in the owners' homes, security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered. "A couple of nights ago the speaker in my hall started making really weird sounds, like a
    Instagram Adds Recommended Posts to Feed

    Instagram Adds Recommended Posts to Feed


    Users are discovering posts from accounts they do not follow added to their Instagram feed automatically. (CCM) — Instagram is making a huge change to the way users experience the service by introducing "Recommended" posts into their personal feeds....

    Users are discovering posts from accounts they do not follow added to their Instagram feed automatically. (CCM) — Instagram is making a huge change to the way users experience the service by introducing "Recommended" posts into their personal feeds. These will be selected from accounts that users do not already follow, based on likes that the posts receive from other accounts
    WhatsApp Ditches Raft of Legacy Phones

    WhatsApp Ditches Raft of Legacy Phones


    The Facebook-owned messaging service will not work on older phones next year. (CCM) — WhatsApp is scrapping support for most phones that do not run recent versions of Apple's iOS or Google's Android mobile operating systems, the company has...

    The Facebook-owned messaging service will not work on older phones next year. (CCM) — WhatsApp is scrapping support for most phones that do not run recent versions of Apple's iOS or Google's Android mobile operating systems, the company has announced. This includes devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, Nokia's Symbian S60, Android versions older than 2.3.3, and iPhones running iOS 6
    Microsoft Plans Phone with Huge Screen

    Microsoft Plans Phone with Huge Screen


    The company is developing the technology to produce a phone with an enormous fold-away screen. (CCM) — Microsoft appears to be planning a smartphone with a jumbo-sized screen which folds out to create a display area much larger than any existing...

    The company is developing the technology to produce a phone with an enormous fold-away screen. (CCM) — Microsoft appears to be planning a smartphone with a jumbo-sized screen which folds out to create a display area much larger than any existing phone, according to a Business Insider report. The company has filed a patent for a "Hinge with Free-Stop Function" which can connect
    Facebook Backtracks on Fake News Flags

    Facebook Backtracks on Fake News Flags


    Research suggests that Facebook's Disputed News flags have the opposite effect to what it intended. (CCM) — One of Facebook's attempts to fight fake news has been left in tatters following the embarrassing revelation that it may actually encourage...

    Research suggests that Facebook's Disputed News flags have the opposite effect to what it intended. (CCM) — One of Facebook's attempts to fight fake news has been left in tatters following the embarrassing revelation that it may actually encourage it. The company has decided to abandon the use of Disputed Flags to identify false news on the social media platform because they can be
    YouTube Adds Vertical Video Support

    YouTube Adds Vertical Video Support


    YouTube can now display videos shot on mobile phones without black bars on both sides. (CCM) — YouTube has finally updated its iOS app to allow "vertical" videos to be displayed in full screen rather than flipped sideways with black vertical bars to...

    YouTube can now display videos shot on mobile phones without black bars on both sides. (CCM) — YouTube has finally updated its iOS app to allow "vertical" videos to be displayed in full screen rather than flipped sideways with black vertical bars to on both sides of the image. "Bye bye, black bars. Now the YouTube player on iOS will automatically adapt to the shape of the
    Apple Confesses to Slowing Older iPhones

    Apple Confesses to Slowing Older iPhones


    Apple says it slows some of its iPhone models to compensate for the diminishing performance of their batteries. (CCM) — Apple has admitted that its software deliberately slows down older iPhone models, according to a BBC report. Some Apple users...

    Apple says it slows some of its iPhone models to compensate for the diminishing performance of their batteries. (CCM) — Apple has admitted that its software deliberately slows down older iPhone models, according to a BBC report. Some Apple users have noticed that their iPhones have slowed, and many suspected that the company makes this happen to encourage them to purchase newer models.
    Magic Leap Reveals Lightwear AR Headset

    Magic Leap Reveals Lightwear AR Headset


    Florida-based Magic Leap has released details of its augmented reality headset which will be released next year. (CCM) — Magic Leap has finally revealed that its long-awaited augmented reality headset, the Magic Leap Lightwear, will be released in...

    Florida-based Magic Leap has released details of its augmented reality headset which will be released next year. (CCM) — Magic Leap has finally revealed that its long-awaited augmented reality headset, the Magic Leap Lightwear, will be released in 2018. The Florida-based startup raised almost $2 billion in funding from internet giants including Google and Alibaba and has been developing
    Facebook Wages War on Impersonators

    Facebook Wages War on Impersonators


    Facebook is harnessing the power of facial recognition to spot impersonators who upload bogus profile pictures. (CCM) — Facebook is unleashing its facial recognition technology to help fight people who impersonate others on the social network, the...

    Facebook is harnessing the power of facial recognition to spot impersonators who upload bogus profile pictures. (CCM) — Facebook is unleashing its facial recognition technology to help fight people who impersonate others on the social network, the company has announced. Starting soon, Facebook will notify a user if the facial recognition technology thinks that their face has been uploaded
    Instagram Offers Advance Feature Trial

    Instagram Offers Advance Feature Trial


    Instagram is letting some users test drive new features for its app. (CCM) — Instagram is offering users the opportunity to try out cutting-edge new features to help it decide whether they should make it into the Instagram iOS and Android apps,...

    Instagram is letting some users test drive new features for its app. (CCM) — Instagram is offering users the opportunity to try out cutting-edge new features to help it decide whether they should make it into the Instagram iOS and Android apps, TechCrunch is reporting. The Alpha testing program involves running an experimental version of the app, which is likely to be contain many bugs,
    Assistant Now Responds to

    Assistant Now Responds to "Hey Google"


    Google's Assistant now listens for an alternative wake phrase to "OK Google." (CCM) — Google's Assistant now responds to "Hey Google" as well as "OK Google" on Android smartphones, according to a TechTimes report. This brings the Assistant on...

    Google's Assistant now listens for an alternative wake phrase to "OK Google." (CCM) — Google's Assistant now responds to "Hey Google" as well as "OK Google" on Android smartphones, according to a TechTimes report. This brings the Assistant on Android in line with the Assistant on Google Home connected speakers, which can already be summoned using the
    iPhone X Failing to Impress Apple Fans

    iPhone X Failing to Impress Apple Fans


    Apple's customers are spurning the iPhone X in favor of models that offer better value for money, a report says. (CCM) — Apple fans are turning their backs on the iPhone X in droves and choosing instead to purchase lower cost iPhone models,...

    Apple's customers are spurning the iPhone X in favor of models that offer better value for money, a report says. (CCM) — Apple fans are turning their backs on the iPhone X in droves and choosing instead to purchase lower cost iPhone models, according to a Bloomberg report. The report cites research from Cowen and Co. which suggests that potential buyers do not consider there are enough
    Facebook Cracks Down on Engagement Bait

    Facebook Cracks Down on Engagement Bait


    Facebook will use machine learning to demote posts which goad users into liking, sharing, or commenting on them. (CCM) — Facebook is cracking down on "spammy" posts which ask people to like, share, or comment on them, the company has announced....

    Facebook will use machine learning to demote posts which goad users into liking, sharing, or commenting on them. (CCM) — Facebook is cracking down on "spammy" posts which ask people to like, share, or comment on them, the company has announced. Posts which use "engagement bait," as the tactic is called, try to take advantage of Facebook's News Feed algorithm by
    Google Chrome Silences Autoplay Videos

    Google Chrome Silences Autoplay Videos


    The new muting feature is the first step towards blocking unpopular autoplay videos on web pages entirely. (CCM) — Google has launched its opening salvo in the battle against autoplay videos by enabling users of the latest version of its Chrome...

    The new muting feature is the first step towards blocking unpopular autoplay videos on web pages entirely. (CCM) — Google has launched its opening salvo in the battle against autoplay videos by enabling users of the latest version of its Chrome browser to mute them automatically. Chrome 64 Beta allows users to silence autoplay videos on a site-by-site basis, by configuring a setting in
    Pandora Offers Free On-Demand Streaming

    Pandora Offers Free On-Demand Streaming


    Pandora users can now stream music on demand without paying for a Premium subscription. (CCM) — Music lovers can now listen to any songs they want on Pandora without having to pay for a Premium subscription to the streaming radio and music service,...

    Pandora users can now stream music on demand without paying for a Premium subscription. (CCM) — Music lovers can now listen to any songs they want on Pandora without having to pay for a Premium subscription to the streaming radio and music service, the company has announced. From today, when free users of the service search for a song, album, or playlist they will be presented with the
    Facebook Plans Pre-Roll Advertisements

    Facebook Plans Pre-Roll Advertisements


    Facebook will make users view advertisements before they can watch some videos from next year. (CCM) — Facebook hopes to boost its revenues by making users view advertisements before they can watch some videos on the social network from next year,...

    Facebook will make users view advertisements before they can watch some videos from next year. (CCM) — Facebook hopes to boost its revenues by making users view advertisements before they can watch some videos on the social network from next year, the company has announced. Pre-roll advertisements are unpopular with users, but the company said that it will start testing their use in its
    Google Assistant Now on Android Lollipop

    Google Assistant Now on Android Lollipop


    A new Android update brings Google's Assistant to phones running Lollipop and tablets with Nougat and Marshmallow. (CCM) — Google is rejuvenating older Android mobile phones by bringing Google Assistant to handsets running Android 5.0 Lollipop, the...

    A new Android update brings Google's Assistant to phones running Lollipop and tablets with Nougat and Marshmallow. (CCM) — Google is rejuvenating older Android mobile phones by bringing Google Assistant to handsets running Android 5.0 Lollipop, the company has announced. The operating system was launched back in 2014, but is still used by almost 26% of all Android devices. Google is also
    Time May Be Running Out for Tidal

    Time May Be Running Out for Tidal


    Tidal, the high-fidelity music streaming service, may run out of cash in just six months, according to a report. (CCM) — Tidal, the music streaming service founded by Jay-Z, is facing a cash crunch and may run out of money to provide its service...

    Tidal, the high-fidelity music streaming service, may run out of cash in just six months, according to a report. (CCM) — Tidal, the music streaming service founded by Jay-Z, is facing a cash crunch and may run out of money to provide its service in six months, according to a report on ValueWalk. Sprint bought a 30% stake in the service at the beginning of 2017, and at the time it was