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The Huawei P9. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The Huawei P9, P9 Plus, and Honor 8 may not get the Oreo update after all

Huawei's customer support has announced that the Huawei P9 will not get the update to Android Oreo. This comes after the company sent out beta updates to users of the devices in China last month.
An example of the display stripes/banding showing on some Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 phones. (Source: Tweakers)

Sony Xperia screen stripes explained with electrifying description

Concerned Xperia owners who were experiencing intermittent stripes appearing on the displays of their flagship XZ1 and XZ2 phones have been told by Sony that static electricity build up is the cause. The stripes aren't considered ...
Just about as useful.

Update | Security vulnerability discovered in the new OnePlus 6

A fatal vulnerability has been discovered on the new OnePlus 6, one that allows the flashing of unsigned boot images on the device even when the bootloader is locked.
Verizon unveils a third unlimited data plan that's more unlimited than its other two unlimited plans

Verizon unveils a third unlimited data plan that's more unlimited than its other two unlimited plans

Verizon is rolling out a third "unlimited" data plan that offers 75 GB of premium 4G LTE data for $95/month. After that 75 GB allotment is up, data can be subject to throttling during "high-traffic times" in order to relieve conge...
Tesla is flushing cash down the drain, and its workers are paying the price. (Image: self)

Tesla cuts 9% of staff in an effort to bandage its cash hemorrhage

In a memo to his car manufacturing company, Elon Musk said that Tesla would be laying off 9% of its workforce, which equates to about 3,000 jobs. This is the latest move by the electric car manufacturer to stem its outward cash fl...
Yahoo Messenger for Android shutdown message

Yahoo Messenger going down for good on July 17 after a two-decade run

After 20 years since its 1998 release as Yahoo Pager, today's Yahoo Messenger — a Verizon property starting in 2017 — will be shut down in about five weeks. Although there is no official replacement for this iconic product, its su...
There have been similar reports. (Source: Telegraph)

Chinese police now installs surveillance software on tourists' phones

A user on Reddit has narrated the tales of their trip into China, which saw the country’s border police accost them and install what was almost definitely surveillance software on their Android devices.
Google Pixel 2 XL Android flagship faces new problems after the first June 2018 update

The Google Pixel 2 XL got lazy after the latest update

According to multiple user reports, the patch for the Google Pixel 2 XL that was issued two days ago made this flagship device slower when waking up from the sleep mode via both the power button and the fingerprint reader. Fortuna...
The Lenovo Z5 sports a notch. (Source: The Verge)

The Lenovo Z5 has been unveiled and it turns out Lenovo has been lying to us all

Over the past month, Lenovo carried out a subtly engaging media campaign for its upcoming device, the Z5. That device was unveiled yesterday, however, and it would seem that most of the company's claims were pure hogwash.
All images via Apple

WWDC 2018 | Apple debuts iOS 12 (which feels behind the curve)

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 12, refines a few existing features while introducing few new ones. All said, iOS 12 is exciting for the Apple fanbase, but it seems like the iPhone is playing catch-up to...
Mr. Google, I don't feel so good...

Update: The "Tablets" tab is back | Google silently exits the tablet market

Google silently removed the Tablets heading on the Android website, indicating that the tech behemoth may no longer push development for tablet features. This could be another sign that Google is planning on merging ChromeOS and A...
The Canon EOS-1v, released in 2000. (Image source: Canon)

Canon has finally stopped selling film cameras

In an almost offhand post on their Japanese website, camera manufacturer Canon announced that they have "finally decided" to end sales for their last film-only SLR camera, the EOS-1v. The company will still offer repairs on any ex...
Active Shooter's creator is believed to be considering releasing the game as a free download. (Source: Newswire)

Active Shooter gets deactivated on Steam

Valve has removed the controversial game Active Shooter from the Steam software distribution platform. The first-person shooter had been scheduled for release on June 6 but Valve has now taken steps to also ban the game’s develope...
OnePlus 6 facial recognition being tricked using a photo (Source: rik)

Farce ID: The OnePlus 6 flagship fell for a photo

Although the OnePlus 6 has been well received and provides an excellent value, the fingerprint and the PIN/password remain the safest methods of unlocking it. A recent statement coming directly from OnePlus makes it clear that fac...
Apple severely damaged the stand to an iMac Pro during a repair. (Source: Snazzy Labs - YouTube)

Apple damaged an iMac Pro while trying to repair it

Quinn of YouTube channel Snazzy Labs recently posted a video of Apple's poor repair of his iMac Pro. While attempting to repair a damaged VESA mount, the repair technicians at an Apple Store severely damaged the original stand of ...
The Steam Link (BETA) app has already been downloaded over 100,000 times from the Google Play Store. (Source: 9to5Google)

Steam Link app for iOS blocked by Apple

According to reports, Valve Corporation’s new Steam Link app has been denied entry to the world of Apple. A review team at the Cupertino-based company apparently rejected the application on grounds of “business conflicts with app ...
Not a very smart business decision, Huawei. (Source: Gizbot)

Huawei announces decision to permanently end support for bootloader unlocks

Huawei has announced its decision to end official support for bootloader unlocks. Devices released after May 24 will not be eligible for unlocks, while those already released will have that option closed to them in 60 days.
Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 convertible (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor: No more loud fans for the Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 convertible thanks to the latest BIOS update

The latest BIOS update for the Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible should take care of the fans issue, revealed Frank Azor on Twitter yesterday. In the last month, more users complained that the fans of the new XPS 2-in-1 are extremely l...
Model posing with an unseen smartphone. (Source: OnPhones)

Xiaomi allegedly caught gaming promotional material for the upcoming Redmi Y2

According to a report by OnPhones, Xiaomi may have been using fake camera samples for its Redmi Y2 promotional content. This wouldn't be the first an OEM does something of the sort.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android phablet still struggles to get Oreo (Source: Samsung)

Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 lineup once again

Back in February, the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 lineup was halted. Now, the new firmware for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge shares the same fate as more users located in Europe are complaining of bootloops that occur once t...
The House Appropriations Committee's considerable influence is linked to the size of the federal budget. (Source: House Appropriations Committee)

House Appropriations Committee slaps down Trump's ZTE support

According to a report, it appears the US House Appropriations Committee does not share the same sentiment in regard to ZTE as President Donald Trump. Trump recently tweeted a message stating he wanted to help ZTE find a way to kee...
HoweyCoin offers a kind of security the average ICO investor will not expect. (Source: HoweyCoins)

Exciting HoweyCoin pre-ICO sale comes with a twist

A very promising new entry into the cryptocurrency world has just announced a pre-ICO sale that offers some impressive bonuses to those who sign up in time. HoweyCoin claims to combine blockchain technology with elements of the lu...
The MacBook Pro's keyboard issues have irked even the most ardent of fans. (Source: Gizmodo)

Apple hit with class action suit over faulty butterfly-switch keyboards

A class action law suit against Apple was filed in the Northern District Court of California by two plaintiffs who have been at the receiving end of the Apple MacBook Pro faulty keyboard fiasco. The suit alleges that Apple intenti...
Microsoft quietly acknowledges Surface Pro 4 screen flicker, offers free replacements

Microsoft quietly acknowledges Surface Pro 4 screen flicker, offers free replacements

The Redmond company is finally caving in to the user complaints. The replacement program promises refurbished models for any Surface Pro 4 owner who can prove that they are suffering from the problem, have not damaged the unit, an...
Image source: ZTE Logo (w/ edits)

ZTE ceases "major operating activities," may be on the way out

In a statement issued to stockholders today, ZTE said that the it was suspending all "major operating activities" due to the sales ban placed on the company by the U.S. Department of Commerce. While ZTE has enough cash on hand to ...
Buffett called bitcoin a "nonproductive asset." (Source: Worldnews)

Gates and Buffett bully bitcoin

It appears neither Bill Gates nor Warren Buffett are the greatest fans of bitcoin. Both men have been recently reported saying rather disparaging things about the famous cryptocurrency, which may have prevented bitcoin from achiev...
Nvidia's GPP was accused of being anti-competitive and unethical. (Source: YouTube/own)

Nvidia cancels GeForce Partner Program

Nvidia has decided to cancel the controversial GeForce Partner Program (GPP). A blog post by John Teeple, the person responsible for Nvidia’s GeForce Partner Marketing, has the very unambiguous title “Pulling the Plug on GPP, Lean...
The ultra-low-profile MacBook Pro keyboard is achieved with an Apple-designed butterfly-mechanism. (Source: Apple)

Apple called on to recall all new-generation MacBook Pros in petition

A long-time Apple user has launched a change.org petition calling on Apple to issue a mass recall of all MacBook Pros released from the Late 2016 model. Apple is under fire from the Apple community about the keyboard on the device...
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to get Oath bloatware on Verizon Wireless

The Oath bloatware is coming soon to Samsung Galaxy S9 handsets on Verizon

All Verizon Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ handsets will soon be pre-loaded with the following Oath apps: Newsroom, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, and Go90. Although the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, it has ...
Image: Twitter (w/ edits)

If you are on Twitter, you should change your password now

Twitter discovered a bug in their password hashing process that created a plaintext log containing user passwords. While the social media platform does not believe any breach has occurred, they urged their entire user base to rese...
Cambridge Analytica was founded in 2013 as an offshoot of the British company SCL Group. (Source: Huffington Post)

Cambridge Analytica ceases operations

A press release from Cambridge Analytica and parent company SCL Group has stated that all the firm's operations have ceased. Insolvency applications have been filed in the UK and bankruptcy proceedings will soon commence in the US...
Although heavy correction may wipe out many smaller players, cryptocurrency is here to stay. (Source: Bitnewstoday)

Report suggests cryptocurrency market could face 90% correction

A report from a leading investment banking firm has forecast that cryptocurrencies are heading for a 90% correction within the next 12 months that will devastate the cryptocurrency market. Many virtual currencies could be wiped ou...
Facebook dislike/downvote button under testing on mobiles in New Zealand and Australia (Source: Daniel Van Boom/CNET)

The downvote button now tested by some Facebook users in Australia and New Zealand

The testing of the downvote button continues with a limited number of Facebook users, but now this feature rolls out to those in Australia and New Zealand. Just as before, this button allows the users to provide feedback about the...
Image: Apple (w/ edits)

Barclays: Apple won't include Lightning to 3.5mm adapter this year

Barclay's analyst Blayne Curtis is predicting that Apple will stop bundling the Lightning to 3.5mm audio adapter with the iPhone released this fall. If this prediction comes true, iPhone users that want wired audio would have to s...
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor: The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) was delayed due to the the mag lev keyboard

Although the new XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) was supposed to begin shipping more than a week ago, Frank Azor has just confirmed that many early adopters still have to receive their machines due to a delay that has been caused by "a small...
Apple’s current-gen MacBook Pro keyboards are being labelled “defective” by some. (Source: Apple)

Current-gen MacBook Pro keyboards lambasted by Apple community

Apple is taking flak for its current-gen MacBook Pro keyboards from its usually loyal community. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber has labeled it “one of the biggest design screw ups in Apple history,” while others are calling it “def...
ZTE dual-notch design patent, ZTE Iceberg concept might become a product someday (Source: Mobiel kopen)

The Iceberg is back: ZTE patents a dual-notch handset

The ZTE Iceberg concept that surfaced on the iF World Design Guide might have seemed nothing more but another over-the-top design, but now a patent showing a similar device has been spotted online. Now, it only remains to see if Z...
Microsoft Teams mobile app and desktop version (Source: Microsoft)

No more support for Microsoft Teams, Yammer and Skype for Business on Windows Phone starting next month

Although Skype for Business will remain alive and well on the iOS and Android handsets, as well as on Mac and Windows desktops, Microsoft decided to stop supporting it on Windows Phone. In addition to it, Microsoft Teams and Yamme...
Renders of the Leagoo S10. (Source: Ben Geskin)

Opinion | The upcoming Leagoo S10 is a shameless attempt at cloning all the major flagships at once

According to a leak, Leagoo is set to release a new flagship device—the Leagoo S10. Going by renders, this device, eh, borrows its design elements from smartphones like the Galaxy S9, Essential PH-1, and P20 Pro. An archetypal cas...
HP Elite x3 Windows phablet

The Microsoft Store only sells Android smartphones

The last two Windows 10 Mobile handset available in the Microsoft Store, namely the HP Elite x3 and the Alcatel Idol 4S, are no longer in stock. This can be considered the final nail in the coffin of Windows for smartphones and ph...
Image: ZTE

ZTE strikes back: Chinese manufacturer may take "judicial measures" against Department of Commerce

After getting hit with a 7-year ban barring them from buying anything from a U.S. company, ZTE released a new statement today. The statement calls the Department of Commerce's ban unfair and says that it will not only severely dam...
The Vaunt smart glasses could deliver simple messages or display route directions. (Source: Liliputing)

Intel's vaunted smart glasses facing the axe

According to a report, Intel is planning on closing down its New Devices Group. This particular division of the chip-making giant was involved in developing wearable projects. One of these projects was called “Superlight” but was ...
Verge was introduced in 2014 and has the ticker symbol XVG. (Source: Engadget)

Cryptocurrency news: Cambridge Analytica's VC, Verge finds a naughty niche

The New York Times has published an article detailing Cambridge Analytica’s plans to create its own virtual currency (VC). The British consulting firm is now deeply embroiled in the Facebook data breach. In other cryptocurrency ne...
Law enforcement agencies tracked the alleged hacking activity back to 2015. (Source: Medium)

Russia accused of hijacking routers around the world

Law enforcement agencies in the US and UK have accused Russia of attempting to hack routers on a global scale. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has released an alert today entitled “Russian State-Spons...
The #DeleteFacebook movement may be gaining traction. (Source: Hillary Fox)

9% of Facebook users in the US have deleted their accounts over the past few weeks, study claims

A study by Tech.pinion has shown Facebook's ever-dwindling fortunes in the eyes of the public. According to the study, 17% of the population has deleted the app from their smartphones since the details of the recent privacy violat...
Image: ZTE

Qualcomm, Dolby, and others banned from selling components to ZTE for 7 years

The United States Department of Commerce has banned all American companies from selling components to Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE. This includes Qualcomm and Dolby, both of whom have made major contributions to previous ZTE pho...
Recent Apple leaks have included details about the iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iOS 11's gold master code. (Source: Technologizer)

Apple memo about leaks gets leaked

An internal memo warning Apple employees about the consequences of leaking information has been leaked. The tech giant has suffered from a considerable number of leaks in the past, and the memo warns that leakers face losing their...
Pre-orders for the Apple HomePod were apparently strong, but sales of the device have been slow. (Source: Apple)

Apple has reportedly reduced HomePod production

A report from Bloomberg has stated that Apple has had to cut manufacturing orders with Inventec in regard to the HomePod. Apparently, the smart speaker has not been selling in huge numbers and Apple workers have commented that sto...
Steam Spy was created by Sergey Galyonkin. (Source: Twitter)

Steam Spy ceases operations due to privacy changes made by Valve

The well-known video-game tracking website Steam Spy will be shutting down after Valve announced changes to Steam’s privacy settings. The specific change that has affected Steam Spy’s operations is the default hiding of a user’s g...
Image: Recode

Facebook is now the least trusted tech company when it comes to personal data

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed one of the worst abuses of personal information by a corporation in history, trust in Facebook's handling of private information has plummeted. This is evidenced by a ...

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