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July 20, 2018
Instagram is getting old-school status indicators, the new MacBook Pro keyboard has a trick up its sleeve, and Comcast has officially given up on buying Fox.
01:33
July 20, 2018
July 19, 2018
The EU has found Google guilty of breaking antitrust laws. Corning has new smartphone glass coming to market, and Amazon says Prime Day was a huge success.
01:38
July 19, 2018
July 18, 2018
Nest is down a CEO, but Jupiter is up to 79 moons after a recent discovery. Skype is launching a new version of its app that includes end-to-end encryption and call recording.
01:44
July 18, 2018
July 17, 2018
World Emoji Day is here, as is Prime Day. Instapaper has a new owner ... again.
01:49
July 17, 2018
July 16, 2018
Apple's new notebook keyboard holds a secret. Twitter bans accounts tied to Friday's indictment of Russian hackers, and as of Monday, there is just one Blockbuster location left in the United States.
01:35
July 16, 2018
July 13, 2018
Apple has new MacBook Pros for sale, Tesla customers are going to face a decreasing tax break on their new cars, and Microsoft is going after Slack.
02:00
July 13, 2018
July 12, 2018
Magic Leap shares details of its upcoming Magic Leap One AR headset, Blizzard Entertainment signs a deal with ESPN and Disney to broadcast “Overwatch”, and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlines his expectations for Apple’s fall lineup.
01:35
July 12, 2018
July 11, 2018
Facebook gets hit with a £500,000 fine for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mercedes says it’s working on a self-driving taxi service, and the FCC wants to ignore your informal complaints.
01:40
July 11, 2018
July 10, 2018
YouTube outlines plans to improve video news coverage, Apple’s iOS 11.4.1 update blocks passcode cracking tools, and Tom’s Hardware reveals details of Microsoft’s new Surface Go tablet.
01:41
July 10, 2018
July 9, 2018
A Polar fitness app revealed the location of intelligence officers, SpaceX engineers build and test a kid-sized rescue submarine for the trapped soccer team, and MoviePass promises refunds after an outage on Friday.
01:40
July 9, 2018
July 6, 2018
Ming-Chi Kuo says the next iPhone will come in several new colors, MoviePass plans to charge its users for popular films, and the EU rejects its controversial copyright reforms.
01:41
July 6, 2018
July 5, 2018
Amazon plans to release a print catalog this holiday season, Netflix is testing an “Ultra” subscription tier with HDR, and Wikipedia protests EU copyright reform by going dark in certain EU countries.
01:44
July 5, 2018
July 4, 2018
Siri erroneously reports Stan Lee’s death, researchers determine whether your phone is eavesdropping, and Travis Air Force Base gets a light show courtesy of Intel’s Shooting Star drones.
01:46
July 4, 2018
July 3, 2018
A Samsung Messages bug appears to be sending random photos from users’ photo libraries to random contacts, a Facebook Messenger bug unblocked a bunch of blocked accounts for more than 800,000 users, and Instagram has introduced a new feature to separate old and new posts.
02:03
July 3, 2018
July 2, 2018
The NSA is purging CDRs it gathered under FISA due to “technical irregularities,” Tesla sort of hits its Model 3 production goal, and researchers find a flaw in LTE that lets them send a user to a malicious site.
02:53
July 2, 2018
June 29, 2018
Amazon has purchased an online pharmacy, while Kroger is looking at self-driving cars for grocery delivery and Razr has a new mechanical keyboard that uses light instead of springs.
01:41
June 29, 2018
June 28, 2018
Samsung and Apple have settled their long-fought patent suit, while Disney has to sell of some of Fox to buy the rest. In news that will shock no space fan, the James Webb Telescope has seen another delay.
01:33
June 28, 2018
June 27, 2018
The macOS Mojave public beta is here, as are new Snapdragon chips aimed at mid-tier phones. Facebook has announced it is no longer building its own drones for Internet access.
01:13
June 27, 2018
June 26, 2018
The iOS 12 public beta is here, as are Amazon Prime discounts at Whole Foods across the US. Oh, and the Surface devices are getting on the USB-C train, sorta.
01:20
June 26, 2018
June 25, 2018
Apple has opened a keyboard repair program for its notebooks, Buzz Aldrin has opened a lawsuit against his son and former business partners and Tesla has been busy building tents so it can build cars.
01:34
June 25, 2018
June 22, 2018
Apple and Qualcomm are battling it out, Intel is looking for a new CEO and MoviePass is doing MoviePass things.
01:22
June 22, 2018
June 21, 2018
IGTV is here, whole Xbox One owners get bad news about VR and Disney and Fox move forward with a merger.
01:25
June 21, 2018
June 20, 2018
Google has launched a podcast client for Android, Oppo has a crazy new phone, and the Echo is getting cozy in hotel rooms.
01:33
June 20, 2018
June 19, 2018
Trump wants a Space Force, video game addiction is officially a disease, and the tronc brand is dead.
01:15
June 19, 2018
June 18, 2018
Foxconn is building in the United States, Elizabeth Holmes is facing Theranos-releated charges and Apple is teaming up with Oprah.
01:34
June 18, 2018
June 15, 2018
Nothing can keep AT&T and Time Warner apart now, even though the latter's former business is in hot water with New York. Also, Snap is doing stuff.
01:23
June 15, 2018
June 14, 2018
Twitter is leaning into news, while NASA's Opportunity rover is riding out a massive Martian dust storm. Meanwhile, Apple is working to make the iPhone more secure against law enforcement hacking.
01:42
June 14, 2018
June 13, 2018
AT&T has gotten the nod to purchase Time Warner, Nintendo showed off future titles at E3, and Tesla is letting go of 9% of its staff.
01:17
June 13, 2018
June 12, 2018
Net neutrality is dead, Palmer Lucky wants to secure the border, and a Fitbit for kids is now for sale.
01:21
June 12, 2018
June 11, 2018
Microsoft is scooping up game studios, Apple may ditch the physical buttons on the Apple Watch, and Airbnb is helping people host others during emergencies.
01:38
June 10, 2018
June 08, 2018
Amazon has a new Fire TV device, Ticketfly is back online after a massive breach, and the NTSB has weighed in on a recent Tesla crash.
01:31
June 8, 2018
June 06, 2018
New Horizons is preparing for its next target, Apple is allowing free trials in the App Store, and Asus is experimenting with screens as trackpads.
01:27
June 6, 2018
June 05, 2018
Microsoft is buying GitHub. Apple kicked off WWDC.
01:40
June 5, 2018
June 04, 2018
Xbox may be gaining voice assistants, Facebook is dropping Trending, and Apple is set to launch ... something.
01:29
June 4, 2018
June 02, 2018
Google will not be renewing its Project Maven contract, while Microsoft and Lyft are considering big acquisitions.
01:37
June 2, 2018
June 01, 2018
Xiaomi's new phone's design has raised some eyebrows, while Rockstar is bringing back some classic games, and Time Magazine is busy playing with drones.
01:26
June 1, 2018
May 31, 2018
Google is expanding Project Fi, California's Senate votes to save net neutrality, and Consumer Reports has changed its tune on the Model 3.
01:27
May 31, 2018
May 30, 2018
Apple ships 11.4, PUBG and Fortnite tangle in a new lawsuit, and China is looking for partners for its new space station.
01:46
May 30, 2018
May 29, 2018
Intel is facing an age discrimination investigation, Pandora is working to attract new customers, and Google may be readying more modern Pixel phones.
01:40
May 29, 2018
May 28, 2018
Jeff Bezos has outlined his lunar ambitions, Facebook and Google have been hit by massive GDPR lawsuits, and Russia is probably all up in your router.
01:57
May 28, 2018
May 26, 2018
GDPR is here, the city of Orlando and Amazon are being questioned over the use of facial tracking software, and Apple's offering customers one month of free iCloud space when the upgrade to a paid plan.
01:48
May 26, 2018
May 25, 2018
Andy Rubin's Essential is coming to an end, Samsung and Apple's case has come to a close for another time, and a user says their Echo sent a recording of a private conversation to a co-worker.
01:54
May 25, 2018
May 24, 2018
Comcast is making an offer to buy 21st Century Fox, Sony says the PS4 is nearing the end of its life, and a court has ruled that Trump blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional.
01:56
May 24, 2018
May 23, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg has testified in front of European leaders, Consumer Reports has tangled with Tesla, and Comcast was leaking customer data in plaintext.
01:32
May 23, 2018
May 22, 2018
Fortnite eSport pools are going to be flush with cash, the Obamas have signed a deal with Netflix, and another Intel CPU flaw has been disclosed.
01:38
May 22, 2018
May 21, 2018
RED is starting to show off its Hydrogen One phone, Elon Musk has shared more about the dual-motor Model 3, and President Trump is looking for ways to charge Amazon more for its use of the postal service.
02:34
May 21, 2018
May 19, 2018
The Boring Company is digging a tunnel in parallel to the 405, Google is telling employees more about Project Duplex, and the Snapchat redesign was the CEO's doing. Whoops.
01:55
May 19, 2018
May 18, 2018
Google is upending YouTube Red, Apple is said to have sold 600,000 HomePods, and Microsoft's Adaptive Controller is real.
01:51
May 18, 2018
May 17, 2018
Microsoft may be readying cheap Surface tablets, while OnePlus unveils its new Android phone. Meanwhile, the Senate is trying to save net neutrality.
01:55
May 17, 2018
May 16, 2018
Microsoft has taken the wraps off its Surface Hub 2, Twitter is making changes to curb abuse, and HTC has a new phone that ... well ... is based on blockchain technology.
01:59
May 16, 2018
May 15, 2018
Google is revamping its paid storage options, Microsoft is working on a new controller, and the Senate is set to vote on net neutrality.
01:41
May 15, 2018
May 14, 2018
Trump is working to reverse the U.S. Department of Commerce ban on ZTE, while Telsa sees another high-profile departure and the world learns of a lawsuit against Apple over the MacBook Pro's keyboard.
01:56
May 14, 2018
May 12, 2018
Microsoft is replacing flickering Surface Pro 4 units, Boston Dynamic's SpotMini robot is going on sale next year, and NASA is prepping a small helicopter to go to Mars in 2020.
01:36
May 12, 2018
May 11, 2018
Google is weighing disclosure options for Duplex calls, Apple is working on clean aluminum, and Klout is dead.
01:32
May 11, 2018
May 10, 2018
Apple may be preparing to sell video subscriptions through its TV app, SpaceX is about to launch the first of the final version of its Falcon 9, and ZTE is shuttering its phone business.
01:44
May 10, 2018
May 09, 2018
The first day of Google IO was a busy one, with the company showing off improvements to Android, Google Assistant and Google News.
01:44
May 9, 2018
May 08, 2018
The first day of Microsoft Build brings a look at the future... a future where Windows isn't the center of the PC universe.
01:36
May 8, 2018
May 07, 2018
The iMac turns 20, NASA InSight is headed to Mars, and both Google and Microsoft are holding their developer conferences.
01:31
May 7, 2018
May 05, 2018
Apple is dealing with iPhone 7 microphone issues, Google Assistant knows all about movie tickets, and the effort to resurrect Vine has ended.
01:20
May 5, 2018
May 04, 2018
Twitter is warning all of its users to change their passwords, Pocket Casts has been purchased by a group of public radio stations, and shopping within Instagram is coming.
01:37
May 4, 2018
May 03, 2018
Hulu is making content available offline, Cambridge Analytica is going out of business, and Tesla is struggling to find profits.
01:27
May 3, 2018
May 02, 2018
Apple sold some iPhones, Facebook wants you to date, and a new Twitter app is coming to Windows.
01:23
May 2, 2018
May 01, 2018
Fitbit is looking to make activity data more useful to doctors, a new Windows 10 update is rolling out, and Sonos is prepping new goodies.
01:31
May 1, 2018
April 30, 2018
T-Mobile and Sprint are moving toward a merger, Blue Origin sees another successful test flight of its suborbital rocket, and Amazon Prime fees are going up starting in May.
01:53
April 30, 2018
April 28, 2018
MoviePass isn't the deal it once was, a report claims Apple is swinging big on the future of AR and VR, and the Ford Taurus is dead.
01:41
April 28, 2018
2018-04-26
Amazon's quarterly results are in, Snap has new Spectacles for sale, and Apple has killed its Airport line of products.
01:24
April 27, 2018
April 26, 2018
A redesigned Gmail is rolling out, Amazon can leave packages in the trunk of your car, and Facebook's quarterly results are in.
01:55
April 26, 2018
April 25, 2018
Spotify has updates its free tier, Facebook has shared its Community Guidelines, and Xbox One S and X owners are seeing updates to their consoles.
01:56
April 25, 2018
April 24, 2018
Amazon is planning in-home robots, Apple and Samsung are headed back to court, and Nest is losing cash hand over fist.
01:54
April 24, 2018
April 23, 2018
Apple is replacing batteries in 13-inch MacBook Pros, Campo Santo has sold to Valve, and Amazon is guarding reviews of James Comey's new book.
01:31
April 23, 2018
April 21, 2018
AT&T and Verizon are under investigation for their attempts to stifle eSIM technology, while the former is preparing a low-cost streaming service. Meanwhile, the iOS App Store redesign is a big win for featured apps.
01:35
April 21, 2018
April 20, 2018
Google has a new messaging app coming, Apple built a new recycling robot, and it's easier than ever to build Alexa Skills.
01:59
April 20, 2018
April 19, 2018
Amazon has 100 million Prime members, NASA TESS has been launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9, and OneNote users are in for a new PC app later this year.
01:54
April 19, 2018
April 18, 2018
Tesla is halting Model 3 production, Russia blocked Telegram, and Apple is looking into a paid news service.
01:11
April 18, 2018
April 17, 2018
Netflix's Q1 numbers are great, unlike ZTE's week, which brought a ban on US exports from the US Department of Commerce. Amazon is no longer planning sell drugs to hospitals, sending pharmacy stocks soaring.
01:41
April 17, 2018
April 16, 2018
Android P may bring new gestures, Ford is gearing up for a self-driving feet, and Apple is repairing 42mm Apple Watch S2 devices with swollen batteries.
01:29
April 16, 2018
April 14, 2018
Apple is cracking down on leaks, AMD has new CPUs for sale, and the NTSB and Tesla clash over an ongoing investigation.
01:16
April 14, 2018
April 13, 2018
Online privacy legislation is being drawn up, 32-bit Mac apps are dying off, and Nintendo is accepting pitches.
01:23
April 13, 2018
April 12, 2018
Zuckerberg is back in Congress, Gmail is due for a redesign, and Spotify has teamed up with Hulu on a new bundle.
01:18
April 12, 2018
April 11, 2018
Zuckerberg testifies in front of the Senate, Vevo's YouTube account was hacked, and LG is readying its G7 phone.
01:36
April 11, 2018
Episode 40
An open-source project lets you browse your Windows PC in style, while HP takes on the iPad Pro and Apple launches a PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 8.
01:31
April 10, 2018
April 09, 2018
Backpage was taken down by the government, NASA is looking into a new generation of supersonic planes and under ocean Internet cables have ben damaged off the coast of Africa.
01:39
April 9, 2018
April 07, 2018
Third-party Twitter clients are facing a tough future, while Spotify is possible planning a hardware device, and Facebook is undoing the ability to unsend messages.
01:41
April 7, 2018
April 06, 2018
Apple shares new info on the Mac Pro, the Lunar X Prize is back, and 64-bit apps on ARM-based PCs may be around the corner.
01:50
April 6, 2018
April 05, 2018
Facebook discloses more bad news, Intel changes its plans for patching older hardware against Spectre, and Rocket Lab is open for business.
01:28
April 5, 2018
April 04, 2018
Spotify held its IPO, Apple has hired a former Google executive, and a day of tragedy at YouTube HQ.
01:15
April 4, 2018
April 03, 2018
Apple is rumored to be preparing a move away from Intel CPUs in the Mac, Grindr shared HIV data with outside analytics firms, and the government is upset Tesla shared details about a March crash that killed a Model X driver.
01:39
April 3, 2018
April 02, 2018
Drupal admins need to patch their sites, CloudFlare enters the DNS market and April Fools' Day is still a thing.
01:20
April 2, 2018
March 31, 2018
SpaceX gets the green light for it's satellite-based Internet access plans, Alexa is learning how DVRs work, and macOS users can now take advantage of eGPUs.
01:28
March 31, 2018
March 30, 2018
MyFitnessPal has been hacked, Microsoft is reorganizing its Windows division, and Uber has settled with the family of the woman killed in Arizona.
01:23
March 30, 2018
March 29, 2018
Apple CEO Tim Cook has tough words for Facebook, while Google has shipped a beta of the next version of Wear OS, and car companies aim to dazzle and the New York Auto Show.
01:43
March 29, 2018
March 28, 2018
Apple has a new iPad for consumers and schools, Google has purchased Tenor, and NASA's next-generation telescope is behind schedule, again.
01:39
March 28, 2018
March 27, 2018
The FTC has opened an investigation into Facebook, Apple is building out its original content portfolio, and Acer has announced the world's first ChromeOS tablet.
02:04
March 27, 2018
March 24, 2018
Apple has new emoji suggestions, Dropbox had a great first day of trading, and Elon Musk had his companies' Facebook pages taken down.
01:54
March 24, 2018
March 23, 2018
Huawei and IBM are having bad days. GoPro is just having a bad ... series of years.
01:50
March 23, 2018
March 22, 2018
Facebook is rolling out changes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica leak, Fornite is raking in the cash, and Google may be buying Lytro.
01:50
March 22, 2018
March 21, 2018
Facebook is facing questions concerning Cambridge Analytica, while Google is launching new tools to stop the spread of fake news and YouTube makes livestreaming easier than ever.
01:51
March 21, 2018
March 20, 2018
A woman has died after being struck by a self-driving Uber in Arizona. Apple is investing in next-gen MicroLED displays, and GDC is underway.
01:52
March 20, 2018
March 19, 2018
Facebook dumped news on Friday evening about the Trump campaign's use of personal user data, while the U.S. Navy has fitted Xbox controllers to its newest submarine and Twitter is reportedly banning cryptocurrency ads.
01:52
March 19, 2018
March 17, 2018
Apple is hosting an education-focused event on March 27, Google Lens has made it to iOS, and astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly aren't as different as some media reports would leave you to believe.
02:02
March 17, 2018
March 16, 2018
Intel is working to protect future CPUs against Spectre, Google has renamed Android Wear, and Nest has launched a pair of new products.
01:58
March 16, 2018
March 15, 2018
The world remembers physicist Stephen Hawking today. Google launches new goodies for game development using Maps data, and Theranos and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes are charged by the SEC.
01:42
March 15, 2018
March 14, 2018
Fitbit has launched a new smartwatch, Trump has blocked the Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm, and Apple has announced the dates for its annual WWDC event.
01:46
March 14, 2018
March 13, 2018
Apple is purchasing Texture, Toshiba is launching smart glasses for the industrial work place, and Hue has announced a range of outdoor lighting products.
01:52
March 13, 2018
March 12, 2018
Essential is filing patents, courts are debating Twitter muting, and Elon Musk is throwing out dates for the BFR.
02:12
March 12, 2018
March 10, 2018
Alexa can now listen longer and Nintendo had a busy week.
01:24
March 10, 2018
March 09, 2018
Google is pushing for AMP to become a wider standard, Snap is laying off 120 engineers, and TunnelBear has been purchased by McAfee.
01:42
March 9, 2018
March 08, 2018
Window 10 S is being replaced by a new mode in Windows 10, Alexa is laughing creepily without warning, and Android P will bring updated notifications and notch support.
02:01
March 8, 2018
March 07, 2018
Blackberry is suing Facebook for patent infringements, Amazon is bringing free, two-hour Whole Foods delivery to Prime Members in Atlanta and San Francisco, and Disney parks can now be explored via Google Street View.
01:33
March 7, 2018
March 06, 2018
MoviePass is collecting large amounts of user data, Spotify is cracking down on pirates and HP is hoping to serve the healthcare industry with new PCs.
02:00
March 6, 2018
March 05, 2018
The Switch turns 1, Nest leaves Amazon.com and the MacBook Air may be getting an update this year.
01:53
March 5, 2018
March 02, 2018
Amazon is looking to make Alexa more language-aware while Dropbox is getting cozy with Google services and NOAA has launched a new weather satellite.
02:12
March 2, 2018
March 01, 2018
Spotify is filing for IPO, Twitter is rolling out a new bookmarks feature and Google has launched a Slack competitor named Hangout Chats.
01:48
March 1, 2018
February 28, 2018
Ford is testing self-driving cars in Miami, ASUS has unveiled its ZenFone 5 and Amazon is looking to purchase Ring.
01:59
February 28, 2018
February 27, 2018
Apple may be readying a new line of iPhone X models, while Sony and Canon both play catch-up with new products.
02:45
February 27, 2018
February 26, 2018
The Galaxy S9, Facebook at CPAC, and the Dropbox IPO.
02:32
February 26, 2018
February 23, 2018
Samsung's Galaxy S9 has been leaked, the FCC is being sued over its net neutrality repeal, and Snap's stock tumbled after a disgruntled tweet.
02:02
February 23, 2018
February 22, 2018
Twitter is banning bots, SpaceX is building a network of satellites, and AT&T is rolling out 5G.
01:34
February 21, 2018
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