Tech Giants
Apple hires designer Andrew Kim away from Tesla  THE VERGE · 10 minutes
Andrew Kim, the designer who first rose to prominence with a fan-made reimagining of Microsoft’s design language, has left his... more
Shazam App is Now Ad-Free Following Apple Acquisition  MacRumors · 17 minutes
Two and a half months after Apple announced the completion of its Shazam acquisition, the music recognition iOS app is... more
WATCH: Netflix warns users of phishing scams  ABC NEWS · 41 minutes
The streaming service provider warned that hackers could be trying to get users' personal information through phishing emails. more
North has acquired the patents and tech behind Intel’s Vaunt AR glasses  THE VERGE · 46 minutes
North, the company behind the Focals AR glasses, has acquired the “technology portfolio” behind another set of AR glasses, the cancelled Intel Vaunt glasses.... more
I was wrong about the Motorola Razr - CNET  CNET · 51 minutes
Long before the iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy phone were hits, a thinner, less-powerful phone was all the rage. I failed to see just how popular the Motorola Razr would... more
The Escalating Cold War Over 5G  Gadgets 360 · 52 minutes
Chinese wireless equipment company Huawei is a major player in this cold war. Since 2012, the United States has publicly treated Huawei as a threat to US national security. more
Google Pixel 3 in India Gets Effective Price of Rs. 63,107 via Paytm Mall  Gadgets 360 · 52 minutes
Google Pixel 3 was launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 71,000 for the 64GB storage variant, while... more
These are the best ergonomic keyboards for wrist wellness  Windows Central · 1 hour
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can occur from prolonged PC use when the wrist is not adequately supported. It can affect some users who don't take advantage of wrist rests and... more
Google commences $1B expansion in New York City  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
Google is creating a more than 1.7 million square-foot campus in Manhattan. more
Steam Xbox One cross-play tools hinted in beta source code  Windows Central · 2 hours
Newly-added Steam Beta code suggests official Xbox One cross-play tools may be on the horizon. Talk of cross-platform multiplayer continues to grow, following a surge in support throughout... more
Should you buy a webcam with Windows Hello facial recognition?  Windows Central · 2 hours
Best answer: If you want to increase login speeds and convenience on your Windows 10 desktop or PC that doesn't have Windows Hello built in, then you should... more
Google to spend more than $1B to expand in New York City  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
Google will spend more than $1B to expand its operations in New York City more
Google is spending $1 billion to build a massive, new campus in New York  TechCrunch · 2 hours
Days after Apple announced a major expansion to its operations in the U.S. — including a new $1 billion campus in Austin... more
Google to Spend $1 Billion to Establish New Campus in New York City  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
Google said on Monday that it is investing over $1 billion to establish a new campus in New York city. more
Oracle, Amazon Spar Over Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract  Gadgets 360 · 3 hours
Oracle and Amazon have fired off early salvos in what is likely to become a protracted court battle over how the Pentagon should build advanced cloud-computing technology into its operations. more
Apple Books releases six free audiobooks read by celebrity narrators  9to5Mac · 3 hours
Apple Books has published six exclusive audiobooks this week, showcasing six great first listen titles read... more
Foxconn Not in Settlement Talks With Qualcomm in Apple Battle: Attorney  Gadgets 360 · 3 hours
The conflict is but one aspect of the global legal battle between regulators, Apple and Qualcomm, which supplies modem chips that help phones connect to wireless... more
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) Review  Gadgets 360 · 3 hours
Is the new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite the best e-reader on the market? Should you upgrade from the previous one? We review it to find out. more
Foxconn lawyer says they will not settle with Qualcomm, cites ‘unreasonable demands’  9to5Mac · 4 hours
Lead attorney for Apple assembly firm Foxconn reiterated statements similar sounding to ones made by Apple attorneys that neither company would seek a settlement... more
Kingdom Hearts 3 Leaked on Facebook Marketplace Six Weeks Before Release Date  Gadgets 360 · 4 hours
The Kingdom Hearts 3 release date is January 29 internationally and January 25 in Japan unless you're on the Facebook Marketplace where it was... more
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Is Free on PC If You Play It on Google's Project Stream  Gadgets 360 · 4 hours
Playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey on Google's Project Stream for an hour can get you the full game for... more
Google Pixel 3 Lite Leaked Cases Surface, Show a Slightly Different Design  Gadgets 360 · 4 hours
Fresh CAD leaks of the Google Pixel 3 Lite cases reveal the design and dimensions of the upcoming smartphone. more
Poco F1 Receiving Android Pie-Based MIUI 10 Update, Xiaomi Confirms  Gadgets 360 · 4 hours
Xiaomi has provided a Recovery ROM that is 1.7GB in size and a Fastboot ROM in 2.5GB size to let Poco F1 users download Android Pie. more
Apple Upstages Amazon in Selecting New Tech Hub Locations  Gadgets 360 · 5 hours
Apple may have won the prize for completing its search with the fewest hurt feelings. more
Huawei Nova 4 With 48-Megapixel Rear Camera, Display Hole Launched: Price, Specifications  Gadgets 360 · 5 hours
Huawei Nova 4 price has been set at CNY 3,399 (roughly Rs. 35,300) for the 48-megapixel rear camera variant. more
Google Maps Gets Auto Rickshaw Public Transport Mode in Delhi, With Routes and Estimated Fares  Gadgets 360 · 6 hours
Commuters will be able to view suggested routes for the ride as well as the estimated auto-rickshaw fares,... more
iPhone XR's Weak Demand Sees Q1 2019 Shipment Estimates Slashed: Ming-Chi Kuo  Gadgets 360 · 6 hours
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has lowered his prediction for iPhone sales by 20 percent on account of weak demand for the iPhone XR. more
Japanese Electronics Firms Look to Re-Engineer Their Design Mojo  Gadgets 360 · 7 hours
Panasonic, Sony, and Mitsubishi are among those implementing practices that have been routine at many US and European companies. more
Xbox One X Enhancements for Firewatch, Bulletstorm, and Rime Cancelled: Report  Gadgets 360 · 7 hours
It appears that promised Xbox One X enhancements to games such as Firewatch, Rime, and Bulletstorm have been cancelled. more
Facebook's Lead EU Regulator Opens Probe Into Data Breach  Gadgets 360 · 7 hours
Facebook's lead regulator in the EU, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), began an investigation into a number of breach notifications. more
Netflix, Not Marvel, Responsible for Daredevil Cancellation, Says Star Amy Rutberg  Gadgets 360 · 7 hours
Daredevil star Amy Rutberg has claimed that Netflix was entirely responsible for the show’s cancellation. Everyone at Marvel was surprised, she said. more
Trump Hails Apple Plans for New Texas Campus  Gadgets 360 · 8 hours
US President Donald Trump thanked Apple chief Tim Cook on Friday after the tech giant unveiled plans for a $1 billion campus in Texas. more
Realme U1 3GB RAM Variant Now Available in Open Sale on Amazon India  Gadgets 360 · 9 hours
While the Realme U1 4GB RAM will still be sold via a flash sale model, the 3GB RAM variant can be purchased... more
Google to Not Offer Controversial Face Recognition Technology  Gadgets 360 · 9 hours
Toeing Microsoft's line which has asked governments across the world to regulate this technology, Google said facial recognition merits careful consideration. more
Apple Said to Produce New Snoopy, Peanuts Cartoon Series  Gadgets 360 · 9 hours
Apple will produce a new animated series starring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang for its video platform, a source close to the deal said Friday, confirming press reports. more
Xbox rumor-mill points to another dual next-gen console release  Windows Central · 12 hours
Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of next-gen Xbox devices based on the "Scarlett" codename, but what will that strategy look like? Microsoft is building up to take next-gen... more
Xbox rumor-mill points to a dual next-gen console release  Windows Central · 13 hours
Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of next-gen Xbox devices based on the "Scarlett" codename, but what will that strategy look like? Microsoft is building up to take next-gen... more
Virtual reality gaming and the pursuit of “flow state”  TechCrunch · 13 hours
Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. More posts by this contributor Inside... more
Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Mowgli’ offers a darker take on Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’  TechCrunch · 16 hours
At first, “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” might seem like an afterthought — or maybe a failed exercise in franchise-building. This new... more
Kingdom Hearts III director vows to investigate leaked game  Windows Central · 17 hours
Kingdom Hearts III has leaked out it seems. Kingdom Hearts III is coming to Xbox One on January 29, 2019 with Xbox One X enhancements in tow. However, it seems... more
Amazon's men's shirts are $20 or less and you can try them for free  Windows Central · 17 hours
Nice fit. Amazon is offering a bunch of its men's shirts for $20 or less right now. There are 35... more
Cydia closes purchases for its iOS jailbreak store  THE VERGE · 18 hours
In the earliest days of the iPhone, Cydia arose as a rival distribution channel to Apple’s App Store, built specifically... more
Heroes of the Storm could be heading to the books of history  Windows Central · 20 hours
Heroes of the Storm is in a spot of trouble now its esports scene has been canned. As the esports scene begins to wind... more
Save over 30% on a new daily bag from Timbuk2 today  Windows Central · 20 hours
Carry all the things. Amazon, through the end of the day, is offering over 30% off Timbuk2 backpacks and messenger bags. You can choose from eight... more
Amazon's new $30 Echo Wall Clock puts all your timers at eye level  Windows Central · 20 hours
Alexa, countdown two minutes. Alexa has changed how I use timers. It's just so easy to say "Alexa, countdown two minutes" that... more
Get $20 off and a free Echo Dot with Amazon's $179 Ring Alarm system  Windows Central · 21 hours
Modify and expand the system for your personal needs. The Ring Alarm 5-piece Home Security System is down to $179... more
Get a $25 gift card and $25 off the PlayStation Classic retro console  Windows Central · 22 hours
Essentially giving you $50 in savings. The PlayStation Classic retro gaming console is on sale for the first time since its release.... more
The $40 HyperX Pulsefire Surge gaming mouse has a 360-degree ring of light  Windows Central · 22 hours
Smooth movements and personalization. The HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse is down to $39.99 on Amazon. The mouse has been available... more
Huawei’s ambitions of telecom domination hampered by Western security concerns  Global News · 23 hours
While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security... more
Yes, you can use AirPods with your Windows 10 PC  Windows Central · 1 day
Best answer: Even if you're away from an iPhone or iPad, the AirPods will behave like regular Bluetooth headphones, which means you can use them with your Windows... more
The business case for serverless  TechCrunch · 1 day
Zack Kanter Contributor Zack Kanter is the co-founder of Stedi. More posts by this contributor Why Amazon is eating the world While serverless is typically championed as a way to reduce costs and scale massively on demand, there... more
Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Chinese tech giant Huawei's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad, while one of its top executives faces U.S. charges over trade with... more
Steam Dropping Support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Earlier  MacRumors · 2 days
Steam recently announced that it will stop supporting macOS versions 10.7 ("Lion"), 10.8 ("Mountain Lion"), 10.9... more
NBA League Pass is free on Amazon Prime Video Channels through Dec. 20  Windows Central · 2 days
It runs $29 a month after that. The NBA season is in full swing. And if you're looking to watch way more... more
Cydia shuts down purchasing mechanism for its jailbreak app store  TechCrunch · 2 days
Years after becoming one of the go-to destinations for iOS jailbreaks, Cydia’s app store is disabling purchases. Users will be able to access existing downloads through the store... more
These $10 wireless Bluetooth headphones can last for up to eight hours  Windows Central · 2 days
iClever's well-reviewed headphones are 50% off via Amazon today. Amazon has the iClever Bluetooth Wireless Headphones on sale today in your choice of black... more
These 5 cheap external drives pair perfectly with Xbox One  Windows Central · 2 days
The Xbox One's biggest titles continue to grow in size, making it easier than ever to fill your console's internal storage. External hard drives are the way to... more
Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse  TechCrunch · 2 days
Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting “hear our voice.” Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source to source, but The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts it at... more
This Duracell Xbox One controller is crazy – but we secretly want it  Windows Central · 2 days
Who knew batteries made for such a strangely sleek Xbox One controller? We love our limited-edition Xbox One controllers at Windows Central... more
Facebook bug affects millions, year's worst passwords cause an eye roll video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
This week's most important stories include a glitch that allowed photos of Facebook users to be compromised. Meanwhile, SplashData lists... more
Apple hires designer Andrew Kim away from Tesla
THE VERGE
Google Maps for Android rolling out new sharing menu w/ carousels, speed improvements
9to5Google
[Update: Google Discover Feed, Play Games] Here’s every Google app with a dark mode, and how to enable it [Gallery]
9to5Google
Review: Whitestone Dome Glass for iPhone XS is a great screen protector w/ a unique installation process
9to5Mac
The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try - CNET
CNET
Watch Blue Planet II this weekend along with scientists on Twitter
THE VERGE
iOS 12 surprisingly breathes new life into my iPhone 5S - CNET
CNET
Millions of Facebook users may have had their photos exposed due to privacy flaw
CBC
The 56 best Android games of 2018 - CNET
CNET
Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special makes this a great weekend for The Indian Runner
THE VERGE
The 60 best iPhone games of 2018 - CNET
CNET
The very best premium cases for Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL [Video]
9to5Google
Google Assistant gaining Australian and British voices on Android, Home, Smart Displays
9to5Google
Apple takes three spots on Adweek’s 25 best ads of 2018 list
9to5Mac
Netflix’s Tidelands was tailor-made for a nudity-based drinking game
THE VERGE
Apple-backed tech group drafts US privacy bill
9to5Mac
Watch the brilliant Geminid meteor shower celebrated by today’s Google Doodle
THE VERGE
[Update: Now available] Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam arriving on iOS next week, pre-orders open now
9to5Mac
Netflix testing instant replay feature, but viewers say it’s distracting
9to5Mac
Djay relaunched on iOS with subscription model and powerful performance features
THE VERGE
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