Google unveiled a variety of new products during its early October media event, including two Pixel phones, a Google Home device for your Home, Google Wifi, and a new Chromecast Ultra dongle. But Google didn’t say anything about new wearable devices even though rumors preceding the event did say that Google is working on its own wearable devices. More →
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones may be the hottest new Android phones to buy now that the Galaxy Note 7 has died. The phones will soon be available in stores, and Google released a couple of new TV commercials for the Pixels. Meanwhile, in Australia, a few lucky buyers have already received the phones, thanks to a delivery mistake.
A few days ago, Yahoo removed one of the basic features you expect from an email provider. Yahoo Mail lost the email forwarding feature, and the timing looked very peculiar. Yahoo seemed to have removed the feature to make it harder for users to jump ship in light of the two scandals that hit Yahoo. First, Yahoo confirmed that some 500 million accounts were hacked in 2014. A few days later, a report revealed that Yahoo spied on its customers on behalf of the government. More →
Some Galaxy S8 rumors claimed that Samsung might launch the phone earlier than expected to counter the Galaxy Note 7 losses. Others said that the phone is on track for a regular late February release, just like its predecessors.
A new report doesn’t clear matters up, but it does reveal that Galaxy S8 firmware development has already started at Samsung. But that’s not a sign that the phone is launching anytime soon. More →
Virtual reality (VR) is exploding right now. The PlayStation VR just launched for the PS4, and there are other interesting products out there, including Facebook’s Oculus, and HTC’s Vive. But Apple will have none of it, as it thinks the future is elsewhere: augmented reality (AR). More →
You know how Iron Man has a terrific assistant by its side in the movies? Well, Robert Downey Jr. is willing to give his voice to the real-life ‘Jarvis’ AI that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is making. More →
iPhone buyers who were looking to buy a SIM-free iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus from Apple are finally in luck. Apple is now selling unlocked handsets on its website. At launch, Apple only sold the iPhone together with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon installment plans, or via its iPhone Upgrade Program. More →
Samsung is in a lot of trouble following the mismanagement of the first Galaxy Note 7 recall that lead to the abrupt termination of the hot new phablet. Many “safe” replacements exploded, forcing Samsung to cancel the product well ahead of its time. Samsung is now looking to keep as many customers on board as possible, even if that means buying their loyalty. At the same time, studies show that existing Samsung customers may switch to a different smartphone brand in the future.
Meanwhile, Samsung mobile’s chief, who might ultimately have to pay for all this Galaxy Note 7 scandal, vows to rebuild customer trust. More →
It’s going to be a while until the first episode of season 7 airs on HBO, but the next chapter of Game of Thrones may finally bring some good news for the Starks. Beware, some spoilers follow below, so if you want to be kept in the dark then you should stop reading right now. More →
One of the things Samsung has often said during the unprecedented Galaxy Note 7 recall is that the security of its customers is of utmost importance. But is that really so?
The Galaxy Note 7 may be the worst recall Samsung had to face, but it’s certainly not the only one. In recent years, Samsung was forced to recall other products in certain markets, and not all affected customers were satisfied with the way Samsung handled things. More →
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 problems are just getting started. The Korean giant will lose plenty of money following the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch, but that’s the least of its worries right now. Regaining the trust of consumer is top priority for the company, and Samsung might completely kill the Galaxy Note series in an effort to put this disaster behind it. More →
We’re less than two weeks away from the premiere of The Walking Dead. Season 7 returns with the continuation of the dreadful scene that closed out season 6, when AMC decided to leave us with a terrible cliffhanger. Negan, the brand new bad guy on Walking Dead, will kill one of our favorite characters and we have no idea who that person is. Of course, there are some pretty good theories out there as far as who his victim might be.
While we wait, we have some news: Jeffery Dean Morgan, who plays Negan on the show, debunked a recent spoiler about episode 701 that originated from one of his previous interviews. More →