Saturday July 4-th, 2020

Key Takeaways from Amazon's Earnings Key Takeaways from Amazon's Earnings

For all of 2019, the company had sales of $280.5 billion, up 20% from 2018, not including a $2.6 billion negative impact from foreign exchange rates. Bezos said the company now has over 150 million paid Prime members around the world, up from 100 m...

The Sims and BioShock headline February's PS Plus The Sims and BioShock headline February's PS Plus

The game would make a good choice for subscribers as the collection includes three different titles from the series. Then again, this is all just speculation on my part. The Sims 4 was ported from PC to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017, and it w...

Huawei is now the world's biggest maker of 5G phones Huawei is now the world's biggest maker of 5G phones

In 2019, Samsung went from 21.3% to 18.4%, Huawei went from 18.2% to 15%, and Apple went from 12.4% to 18.9%! While Samsung is still at the top, their Q4 was not that good as compared to Apple's performance where they got 18% of the shipm...

European Union overwhelming vote to unify charging cable standards

While, in Europe in 2016, the figure for total e-waste generated was 12.3 million metric tonnes, equivalent to 16.6 kg on average per inhabitant - with the parliament asserting this represents "an unnecessary environmental footprint that can be reduc...

Apple Maps Redesign Starts Rolling out in the US Apple Maps Redesign Starts Rolling out in the US

Apple has just announced that Maps users in the United States now have access to a redesigned app that integrates a lot of social elements, but also important under-the-hood improvements. Your collections can also be shared with friends and family....

OnePlus 8 Series Expected to Feature Wireless Charging

The WPC is responsible for Qi Wireless charging standards which are now widely adopted by most mobile device manufacturers including Apple, Huawei and Samsung. If there's one complaint, it's the lack of wireless charging that others have included. ...

Samsung Says the Galaxy S20 Orders Will Be Delivered on March 6 Samsung Says the Galaxy S20 Orders Will Be Delivered on March 6

The Samsung Galaxy A41 will be powered with a 1.70GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P65 chipset, which will be paired with 4GB of RAM. According to the website MobileFun, it has already started receiving emails from a variety of brands and suppliers det...

911 outages reported across entire state of MI 911 outages reported across entire state of MI

Kalamazoo and Newaygo counties reported early Friday, Jan. 31, that 911 service has been restored in those counties. To send an emergency 911 text, create a message like normal, enter 911 in the data field where you would enter a contact or a phone...

Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19555 brings more fixes Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19555 brings more fixes

Both of these issues previously made File Explorer and its search function frustrating to use. It improves the accuracy of Windows Hello face authentication. Microsoft is adding the ability to enable some of the features that are available in v190...

Tom Brady's post to social media causes quite the stir Tom Brady's post to social media causes quite the stir

Much like all the teams in the AFC East that's not named the Patriots - Jamal Adams is exhausted playing Tom Brady every single year and watching the win the division. However, should the six-time Super Bowl victor decide to turn the page, it wil...

Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss Breaks Silence On The Death of Kobe Bryant Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss Breaks Silence On The Death of Kobe Bryant

My father loved you like a son, which makes us family. He later apologized for his inaccuracy after correct evidence pointed that only the 13-year-old Gianna was with Kobe, a five-time National Basketball Association champion, on board the helicopt...

'Corona beer virus' searches surge as coronavirus spreads 'Corona beer virus' searches surge as coronavirus spreads

Just to be crystal clear , there is zero relation between the Corona beer and the rapidly-spreading coronavirus. Google Trends has noted that search interest for "coronavirus symptoms " has skyrocketed by 1,050 percent. Sure, the two terms do s...

Reporter who wrote book on MbS 'targeted' by hackers Reporter who wrote book on MbS 'targeted' by hackers

According to a report from FTI Consulting, a firm that has investigated Bezos' phone, after that the video file was received, Bezos' phone started sending unusually large amounts of outbound data , including his intimate messages with his girlfrie...

Facebook reaches US$550m settlement in lawsuit over 'tag suggestions' Facebook reaches US$550m settlement in lawsuit over 'tag suggestions'

In a class action suit, Facebook users in the state argued that a feature launched in 2011, called tag suggestions, broke the rules by automatically processing and storing facial recognition imagery for every US user without first asking permission.

Krishna CEO, Whitehurst president, Rometty to retire — IBM reshuffles Krishna CEO, Whitehurst president, Rometty to retire — IBM reshuffles

IBM on Thursday said that Arvind Krishna, now the company's senior vice president for cloud and cognitive software, will take over as CEO, while James Whitehurst, now senior vice president of IBM and CEO of Red Hat, will move up to become president o...

Oppo's new smartwatch has a striking resemblance to the Apple Watch Oppo's new smartwatch has a striking resemblance to the Apple Watch

Oppo put out hints that pointed towards the release of the Oppo Find X's successor called the Oppo Find X2 . We don't know what will be on the left hand side but that may be where we'll find a crown. Given when they announced the Reno Ace it was ...

Huawei exec: There is no going back to GMS even if ban is lifted Huawei exec: There is no going back to GMS even if ban is lifted

Right now, Huawei is selling its devices without Google's services . Even though it looks like the USA and China are coming to terms with each other and Huawei's ban might be lifted soon , the manufacturer has told Austrian newspaper Der Standard ...

Xbox Game Pass subscribers double despite gaming revenue decline Xbox Game Pass subscribers double despite gaming revenue decline

The Xbox Series X houses a custom-designed AMD processor, high bandwidth GDDR6 memory and a next generation solid state drive (SSD ) so there's a lot to look forward to there, but for Spencer, the key to making the most of the console is nailing t...

Amazon employees take public stand on climate change despite past threats Amazon employees take public stand on climate change despite past threats

While the environment and climate change was the focus of numerous posts on Sunday, Amazon was also criticized for other activities such as providing artificial intelligence capabilities to companies in the oil sector. The latest confrontation betw...

Moto G Stylus Running Android 10 and 4GB RAM Appeared on Geekbench Moto G Stylus Running Android 10 and 4GB RAM Appeared on Geekbench

Moreover, it will ship with a punch-hole camera. In addition to the punch-hole selfie camera, there will likely be a multi-camera set-up around the back and Motorola's trademark Turbo Charge feature delivering anything from 18W through to 45W chargin...

Xiaomi Mi 10 leak suggests curved OLED screen with punch-hole cut-outs Xiaomi Mi 10 leak suggests curved OLED screen with punch-hole cut-outs

We havent seen a smartphone with 16 GB RAM yet, and there are just a handful of devices on the market that have 12 GB, so we are either looking at a revolution or a fake image. There is also MIUI 11 .20.1.21. Other listed specs include a huge 5,25...

19 million 5G smartphones shipped in 2019 - OEMs compete for supremacy 19 million 5G smartphones shipped in 2019 - OEMs compete for supremacy

Fierce competition from Chinese manufacturers and substantial subsidies from South Korean operators has been the main driver of 5G demand. Samsung remained the global leader for 2019 with a total of 295.1M smartphones shipped and was a close second...

Poco X2 leaked design and specs reveal a Redmi K30 clone Poco X2 leaked design and specs reveal a Redmi K30 clone

At this price, the Poco X2 will go up against the likes of the Realme X2. Now, in the run up to the launch of the smartphone, Poco is teasing features and specifications of the phone to create hype about it. The refresh rate and the marketing nam...

CalTech wins $1.1 billion patent infringement case against Apple and Broadcom CalTech wins $1.1 billion patent infringement case against Apple and Broadcom

It remains to be seen if CalTech will go after other device manufacturers, but told Reuters that it is "committed to protecting its intellectual property in furtherance of its mission to expand human knowledge". Broadcom was the main target of the la...

New emoji coming in 2020: Polar bear, pickup truck, and more New emoji coming in 2020: Polar bear, pickup truck, and more

The listing of new emoji for 2019 has been announced , and there are some pretty great choices as part of the selection - as well as some rather freaky ones. In Unicode's Proposal for Transgender Flag Emoji , it states: "Google, Microsoft, and th...

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