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Every since we learned about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, the tech industry has been in panicking to push out fixes. Microsoft has taken another step towards fixing more than a billion PCs worldwide against these vulnerabilities. In this week's Patch...
If you're a Verizon FiOS TV customer, there's some good news for you. While the boxes haven't been living on the cutting edge in terms of technology, they're getting a new feature: voice control. Verizon quietly introduced an Alexa...
Researchers have discovered a new malware in the MENA region called "Slingshot." This malware attacks and infects its victims through compromised routers and can run in kernel mode, which would give more control over the victims device. According to Kaspersky...
PlayStation 4's next big update is now available for everyone to download. Version 5.50 is a mandatory update that comes in the size of 460 MB, and brings some new organizational features, additional parental controls, and a new supersampling...
While developers are getting their hands on the first beta of Android P, there's something else we need to talk about. Android P has chosen some specific hardware (for now, maybe): the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel...
Google has released its first look at what everyone can expect in the next version of Android. As of today, developers are able to download the first version of Android P on last year's Pixel and Pixel XL as...
According to report from The Verge, it appears that Microsoft is currently testing an integration of Cortana and Outlook mobile. Sources told The Verge that Microsoft is working on a version of Outlook for Android and iOS that would...
Amazon just made it easier for Alexa skill developer to add a variety of sound effects. The company just launched a library full of built-in audio clips that developers can add to their creation. Amazon calls this "unique sounds"...
You might not have to wait too long to get a glimpse of Google's next mobile platform. Notorious leaker and well-know source of tech leaks, Evan Blass, tweeted that Google is targeting mid-March release for Android P's first developer...
Starting this week, Comcast is introducing a new feature for all Xfinity xFi customers. The feature is where users will start receiving push notifications anytime there is a change on their network. For example, if your child were to...
It looks like Google Assistant may have a competing feature soon. Yahoo Finance reports that Amazon is attempting to Alexa, its smart assistant, into a translator that would go beyond just words and phrases, which it's currently able to...
Previously, we had learned that OnePlus's 5 and 5T smartphones were not able to stream video in high-definition. It appears that they company has fixed the problem, but there's a catch if you want to get the issue fixed....
When you're using Chrome on mobile, you know how you can use the pull-to-refresh feature? Well, there's some good news for you Chromebook and Windows-2-in-1 users. It appears that the feature is making its way to Chromebooks and Windows-2-in-1...
Bloomberg sources claimed last month that Dropbox was quietly working to become a public company. There were also some interesting hires last year that gave indication that the company was heading on this route. A few years ago, Dropbox...
Robinhood, the zero-fee stock trading app, has announced its plan to enable users to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum last month. The company is now making good on its promise to bring fee-free cryptocurrency trading on its platform. Starting...
Previously, Android Oreo rollout was paused by Samsung due to a reboot glitch, and now it appears that the company has resumed the rollout in Europe. Reported by SamMobile, the Android Oreo version now being pushed out by Samsung is...
Apple has released a fix for a bug that was causing rashes on each of its respective platforms. The company has released new versions of iOS, watchOS and macOS to fix these exact issues. The issue was caused when...
For over a year now, Vizio TV owners have been able to control their SmartCast TVs with Google Home, and now the company is bringing another digital assistant to the table: Amazon Alexa. SmartCast TV owners need to configure their...
It appears that media outlet Salon is testing an interesting alternative for users that use ad-blocking. The outlet wants to engage in mining cryptocurrency through readers' computers. If you go to their website with an ad-blocker turned on, you...
We've known for some time now that WhatsApp has been working on a digital, peer-to-peer payments system. We just learned that the Facebook-owned company appears to have just launched the service in beta stage in India, TechCrunch reports. According...

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