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Is It Time to Reckon With the iPhone Square?
Apple

Is It Time to Reckon With the iPhone Square?

May 14, 2019

Now that iPhone day is just four months away, we're starting to get some credible rumors about what the devices will look like. One of the steadiest rumors is a rough one: the next iPhone will have a square camera bump that's roughly the size of a silver dollar. To which I say: No thanks.

Microsoft Plays Nice
Microsoft

Microsoft Plays Nice

May 12, 2019

At the opening keynote for Build, Microsoft's annual developer conference in Seattle, we heard more about Starbucks than Windows. A ten-minute demo about how Starbuck's ordering system interacts with Azure, Microsoft's growing cloud-based computing platform, was a highlight of the event. This should tell you a little...

20 Years Ago, Microsoft Changed How We Mouse Forever
Gadgets

20 Years Ago, Microsoft Changed How We Mouse Forever

Apr 27, 2019

Twenty years ago, in April 1999, Microsoft introduced an update to its IntelliMouse line of input devices. On top it didn't look much different than its predecessors--it still had a few buttons and a scroll wheel--but underneath it introduced a technology to the masses that brought an end to the prehistoric days of...

Google's Chromium browser explained
Google

Google's Chromium browser explained

Apr 19, 2019

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but there would be no Chrome without Chromium, the open source project that underpins it. Here's what Chromium is, where you can download it and how it shapes your online experience. [And, if you hate it, here's how to get rid of it.]

Google Is Serving Ads on Very Expensive TVs [Updated]
News

Google Is Serving Ads on Very Expensive TVs [Updated]

Apr 7, 2019

Boy that big gorgeous Sony TV you spent a paycheck on is nice, too bad Google has implemented a "pilot" program that now serves ads on it. Sony's televisions, as well as the Nvidia Shield and other products running the latest version of Android TV, has been hit with an irritating update from Google that serves ads on...

Latest iPhone Rumors: Apple Adding the Stuff Samsung Already Has
Apple

Latest iPhone Rumors: Apple Adding the Stuff Samsung Already Has

Apr 3, 2019

If previous years are any indication, we're still at least four months away from a new crop of iPhones. But that hasn't stopped leakers and insiders from dropping clues about some of the new features Apple is allegedly working on, which so far, seem to consist of features that the iPhone's biggest competitors already...

Did All This Pirated 4K Content Leak From iTunes?
Apple

Did All This Pirated 4K Content Leak From iTunes?

Mar 22, 2019

Many file sharers want the highest quality copy of a film they can find, and until recently, those would most often come from ripping a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. Links to these files are clearly labeled as such, but a few weeks ago a 2160P copy of Aquaman leaked onto the internet claiming it instead originated from an...

Google Stadia's Only Hardware Is This Special Controller
Google

Google Stadia's Only Hardware Is This Special Controller

Mar 20, 2019

Today, Google announced its new Stadia game streaming platform that lets gamers play games on pretty much anything with an internet connection. Laptops, desktops, phones, and even TV's with a Chromecast Ultra attached are all supported. That means there's no need to go out and buy a new console to get access to...

It Looks Like Apple Is Softening Up Its Repair Policies
Apple

It Looks Like Apple Is Softening Up Its Repair Policies

Mar 7, 2019

Multiple outlets report that Apple has changed its policy regarding repairs to iPhones with third-party battery replacements. These reports say that Apple will now fix iPhones even if the device has a non-Apple battery inside. And since batteries are perhaps the most essential repair for a mobile device, this is a big...

Even With HQ2 Dead, New York Isn't Done Fighting Amazon
Amazon

Even With HQ2 Dead, New York Isn't Done Fighting Amazon

Feb 22, 2019

"This is just the beginning of what I'm sure will be somewhat of a long fight," New York State Senator Jessica Ramos said addressing a small press gaggle on Thursday morning. Until recently that statement might have been a reference to the ugly and highly public fight to renegotiate Amazon's disastrous HQ2 deal....

What Did We Just Learn? 
Amazon

What Did We Just Learn? 

Feb 16, 2019

Yesterday, one of the world's most powerful companies took its ball and went home, in response to what was--by New York City standards--a fairly modest opposition campaign. What does this tell us?

Okay, Facebook, You Win. I'm Done.
Privacy & Security

Okay, Facebook, You Win. I'm Done.

Sep 28, 2018

Facebook just reported a massive data breach. Nearly 50 million accounts were affected by the breach, though it remains unclear whether the accounts were misused or if personal data was accessed. My account might be one of those affected. I know this, because when I went to check, Facebook had logged me off. At which point, my face fell onto my keyboard, drooling a bit from one side or the other. I've been dealing with bullshit from this company for years. I'm over it.