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Spotify acquires Podz, a podcast discovery platform

Podcasts are all the rage, but podcast discovery is a challenge. Today, Spotify announced its acquisition of Podz, a startup that’s trying to solve the problem of podcast discovery. “At Spotify, we are investing to build and scale the world’s best (and most personalized) podcast discovery … Read More

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This alien-like metal may one day power your electronics

Bismuth is a heavy, brittle metal that forms colorful geometric crystals when melted and then slowly cooled. It’s most commonly known as a main ingred...

‘Woke up sweating’: Texas power companies remotely raise temperatures on people using their smart thermostats

Smart thermostats can be remotely adjusted during periods of high energy demand. Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of...

Former Apple, AMD engineers to reportedly help Samsung’s own CPU design efforts | Pocketnow

According to a new report, Samsung may be hiring former CPU engineers from Apple and AMD to help develop its own hardware solution. At least one of …...

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Available Starting Today | Pocketnow

Samsung introduced the new, affordable Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite back in May, and it’s now available. The tablet has entry-level specifications and …...

Porsche Reveals New Infotainment System, Adds Android Auto

PCM 6.0 brings a revised design, over-the-air updates, an improved voice assistant, and Apple Music integration, plus an upgraded Track Precision app....

HarmonyOS: Hands-on with Huawei’s rival to Android

Huawei has revealed a new tablet and smartwatch running HarmonyOS, its new operating system that it is developing to replace Google's Android. The Chi...

OnePlus says OxygenOS will stick around in Oppo merger – 9to5Google

OnePlus and Oppo are formalizing their relationship and merging internal teams with the goal of improving software and speed up other actions. Despite...

Ring gave cops free cameras to build and promote surveillance network

LAPD officers "spread the word" for the startup, helping it gain market share. When Ring wanted to boost sales of it surveillance cameras and burnish...

Ukraine arrests ransomware gang in global cyber criminal crackdown

Ukrainian police have arrested members of a notorious ransomware gang that recently targeted American universities, as pressure mounts on global law e...

Details of next Motorola Edge phones emerge online | Pocketnow

Motorola is tipped to be prepping to launch the next Motorola Edge series smartphones. The Motorola Edge Berlin, Motorola Edge Berlin NA, Motorola … R...

Mercedes me Charge recharging ecosystem debuts in the Mercedes EQS luxury EV

Mercedes-Benz has formed a strategic partnership with ChargePoint to streamline the charging process for its upcoming EQS luxury EV. As a result, … Re...

Google is totally changing how ads track people around the Internet. Here’s what you need to know.

It’s a common sight: Ads from that time you Googled flights to Cancún, or visited Nike to look for new running shoes, following you around the Interne...

CPU and GPU Availability and Pricing Update: June 2021

Here's our monthly update on the computer hardware market to see what the current trends are for CPU and GPU pricing. The situation of terrible … Read...

Oppo X 2021 rollable phone looks like the future — but the future is a long ways off

Oppo is showing off a prototype for a new phone with a rollable screen. And while the Oppo X 2021 is impressing those who've got to handle the new … R...

Nvidia Shield TV gets a new OS – but it isn’t Google TV

The Nvidia Shield TV streaming box is getting an update, starting today – with an overhauled interface that introduces some (but not all) of the … Rea...

Amazon’s Halo body fat percentage calculator outperforms lab devices

Amazon’s body fat percentage scanner performs better than other, more cumbersome methods of calculating body fat, a new study showed. A body scan is o...

Apple

Prime Day 2021 deals: $899 M1 MacBook Air returns

Prime Day Apple deals continue to drive down prices on the latest hardware, with Amazon knocking $100 off Apple's M1 MacBook Air.Prime Day: $899...

Don’t buy AirPods today — wait until tomorrow

If you're already looking for Prime Day AirPods deals, hold up. The best deals will be dropping tomorrow. Read More

How to move your Mac’s mouse by tracking your head with a webcam

Reduce your reliance on your mouse by using your head, by enabling Head Pointer in macOS to move your cursor and click icons by shifting your sku...

New Trailers: LFG, Summer of Soul, Titans, The Morning Show, and more

The USWNT won four World Cups but were still being paid less than their male counterparts | Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty ImagesSo I completel...

FCC updates emergency alerts to avoid 2018 false alert fiasco

The Federal Communications Commission is refreshing its text alert system, combining two types of alerts into a single "National Alerts" category...

Don’t buy an iPad today — wait until tomorrow

From the iPad Air to the iPad Pro, there are sure to be plenty of amazing deals around this Prime Day -- but wait until tomorrow for the best pri...

Best Apple Watch Prime Day deals: Series 6 now $279 ($120 off) at Amazon

Amazon just launched killer Prime Day Apple Watch deals, dropping the Series 6 to $279 ($120 off). Target has the Series 3 on sale for $169 as we...

Texas homes heat up as power companies alter smart thermostats

Texas homeowners have discovered their homes are getting warmer despite the use of air conditioning, with the discovery that energy companies are...

Russia votes to force U.S. tech giants to open local offices

Major tech companies like Apple must open offices in Russia by January 2022, lawmakers in the country have decided, in what could be a move to cr...

Nude photo texts and iPhones switched for fruit in the Apple Crime Blotter

iPhone evidence catches a mail fraud conspiracy, a police department recommends AirTags in cars, and Apple device orders replaced with fruit.The...

The best MacBook you can buy just got a steep discount before Prime Day

Need a new MacBook Pro for those creative projects? Ahead of Prime Day, Amazon is already offering a great deal on the 2020 M1 chip 13-inch MacBo...

Don’t buy a MacBook today — wait until tomorrow

Can't wait to pick up a MacBook deal this Prime Day? Hang around until tomorrow and you're guaranteed the best deals around, with no buyer's remo...

Google plans Android version of Apple’s Find My network

Google may be working on its own version of Apple's Find My network, with a beta release of Google Play Services for Android suggesting the smart...

Lawmakers weren’t ‘creative or enthusiastic’ enough to fix big tech antitrust laws

The CEOs of big tech companies like Apple have been "allowed to do whatever they want," according to Representative David Cicilline in an intervi...

Bug in iOS can break iPhone Wi-Fi using rogue hotspot name

A bug has been discovered in iOS that can disable an iPhone's ability to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots, if it attempts to initially connect to a hots...

Best Prime Day 2021 deals on Apple AirPods

Prime Day 2021 deals are heating up and Apple AirPods are at some of the season's best prices on Amazon.AirPods Prime Day dealsThe best AirPods d...

 

Samsung

Save big on Sonos with these Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals

If you're a fan of buying new gadgets at great prices, Prime Day is one of the most exciting times for deals of the year. The two-day event takin...

These are the best deals on Amazon devices: Echo, Fire, Kindle, Ring

Amazon's huge Prime Day event officially kicks off on June 21, but you can already save on a bunch of Amazon's own hardware right now. Rather tha...

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite from AT&T made more affordable

Samsung has a number of upcoming products for the second half of the year. There are two foldable smartphones we are certain will deliver premium...

Pixel Buds A-Series owners get $10 Google Store credit – 9to5Google

Announced at the start of this month, Made by Google’s latest earbuds went on sale last week. Some of those Pixel Buds A-Series buyers are now ge...

Don’t pass up this amazing Prime Day deal on the Amazon Fire HD 10

Each year Amazon's Prime Day you're going to find some savings on a lot of products, especially when it comes to Amazon devices — and this year's...

Fitbit ‘reviewing’ options to turn off Minions badges – 9to5Google

If you’re an active Fitbit user who’s recently had a day with some heavy step counts you might have triggered a new activity badge based on the a...

Got a gift you didn’t want? It’s easy to return it to Amazon!

Whether it's for a birthday, the winter holidays, or some other special occasion, chances are you've received a gift or two that you're not wild...

Texas residents enraged as energy companies remotely raise temperatures on smart thermostats

Remember to read the fine print It's been only four months since the proudly independent Texas power grid failed under a cold snap, and now it's...

Amazon has taken 40% off of the Fire TV Stick Lite to celebrate Prime Day

Looking back at the best streaming devices of the past year, it's hard to argue with the value offered by the Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite. Yes, you...

Parents have been waiting for this Fire HD 10 Kids tablet Prime Day deal

If you've been waiting to pick up Amazon's upgraded Fire HD 10 Kids tablet, this year's Prime Day event is the perfect time to do it. If you aren...

Google airs Father’s Day ad featuring Search [Video] – 9to5Google

Google’s staple advertising format is having people enter queries into the iconic Search homepage. The latest Google Search ad is timed for Fathe...

Best Prime Day deals 2021: Google smartphones and more – 9to5Google

Amazon Prime Day week has arrived and the team at 9to5Toys will be working around the clock in order to bring you all of the best discounts over...

The 100 best Prime Day deals we’ve found

Prime Day starts tomorrow, but there are deals today It's almost here: Amazon Prime Day kicks off tomorrow, June 21. But you don't have to wait f...

Google’s advertising team craves your tears

So it's back with a Father's Day commercial C'mon Google, you know the traditional way to collect tears from middle-aged fathers is just to play...

We can’t believe how cheap the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are today

In need of some new earbuds? Best Buy has an amazing deal on the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro today -- so don't miss your chance to bag a bargain! Rea...

Weekend poll: What email service do you use?

Are you hip with the Gmail, rolling a vintage AOL address, or self-hosting? Following the expansion of Google's "Workspace" branding to encompass...

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Windows

These are the best webcam deals for Prime Day 2021

Need something to capture your gorgeous face for video calls with working from home or keeping in touch with family and friends? You'll need a …...

Best Prime Day Deals on Office Chairs 2021

Amazon's site-wide Prime Day deals provide an unmatched opportunity to upgrade your office setup, with a good desk chair being one of the best …...

Cheapest Sonos Prices on Amazon Prime Day 2021

The annual Prime Day deals event is a perfect time to shop, especially if you're looking to turn your home into a multi-room home theater. Those...

Sit back and relax with these Prime Day gaming chair deals

Products are discounted across all corners of Amazon with upcoming Prime Day deals, and there's no better time to sit back with one of these … Re...

Microsoft Edge stable is finally getting tabs sharing tool

In April, Microsoft Edge finally gained support for the tabs sharing feature in the Canary Channel of the desktop browser. Now, after months of t...

Windows 11 confirmed in a new Microsoft support document

Microsoft is set to announce the brand new operating system “Windows 11” alongside the new Windows app store on June 24. Although the company has...

Prime Day is over before it started with this Dell gaming laptop deal

Dell has one of the best Prime Day deals we've seen, letting you score the Dell G3 gaming laptop for $679. Read More

Save $100 and get gaming with LG’s 32-inch UltraGear 1440p monitor

Prime Day belongs to Amazon, and you can bet you're going to find some amazing deals on PC parts and peripherals throughout the event. However, …...

Upgrade to an OLED TV with LG’s 65-inch CX Series on sale for $1,850 today

Every year, Black Friday becomes the defacto day for buying a new TV. Not that it's not a good day for it, but Amazon's Prime Day is probably bet...

The best laptop you can buy just got a major price cut before Prime Day

It's not Prime Day yet, but you can still snag a great deal on the best laptop you can buy: The Dell XPS 13. But act fast: this deal has limited...

Feel every click with Logitech’s G915 mechanical keyboard on sale for $180

Need a new keyboard? You can save on the Logitech G915 RGB tenkeyless mechanical keyboard while it's down to just $179.99 at Best Buy. Read More...

Razer’s Basilisk Ultimate wireless mouse has dropped to $100 today

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate wireless mouse with its own RGB charging dock is essentially at the top of the Razer product line. It's a fantastic m...

Dell G5 Gaming PC just got a $420 PRICE CUT ahead of Amazon Prime Day

The Dell G5 Gaming PC is $420 off with a coupon, bringing its price down to just $730, for an enticing option that you can buy ahead of Amazon's...

Windows 11 update will finally improve multi-monitor setups

With Windows 11, Microsoft is taking steps to improve the experience for those who utilize two or more monitors/displays. When you use two or mor...

Windows 11 is apparently faster than Windows 10

On June 24, Microsoft is holding an event to unveil the upcoming Windows version, which is not going to be another variant of Windows 10. Microso...

Cheap tablet alert: iPad 10.2 just got a HUGE price cut before Prime Day

If you've been waiting for a great deal on the Apple iPad 10.2, now's your chance as Amazon has dropped the price leading up to its Prime Day sal...

 

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