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‘The Dark Overlord‘ hacking group member sentenced to five years in prison

A US district judge has sentenced a UK National to five years in federal prison for participating in the cybercrime activities of hacking collective group ‘The Dark Overlord.‘ Nathan Wyatt was extradited from the UK to the US in December 2019 for tar...

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Royole‘s FlexPai 2 5G foldable phone costs under 1,500

Back in March, we got a glimpse of Royole‘s second-gen flexible phone, the 5G-enabled FlexPai 2, which takes advantage of the company‘s latest OLED panel for its outward-facing flexible screen - a similar form factor to that of Huawei‘s Mate Xs. This...

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Microsoft keeps the same price for its new wireless Xbox controllers

On Tuesday morning Microsoft will start taking pre-orders for its next-generation console family, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. While the consoles will work with existing Xbox One gamepads, if you want a second Xbox Wireless Controller to main...

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Elon Musk warns that Tesla‘s ‘Battery Day‘ tech is two years away

The Tesla ‘battery day‘ presentation is almost here, set to take place tomorrow after being rescheduled from April due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with just hours to go until the company reveals something - the expectation is that it has develop...

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The Xbox‘s redesigned Microsoft Store is now available to all

With less than 24-hours before Microsoft starts taking Xbox Series X and Series S pre-orders, the redesigned Microsoft Store on Xbox is now available to all users. The product of what the company says is years of development, the updated marketplace...

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iFixit‘s Apple Watch Series 6 teardown discovers larger capacity batteries

When Apple announced the Watch Series 6 last week, the company understandably spent a lot of talking up the wearables new sensor for measuring blood oxygen levels. But it turns out the latest Apple Watch has a couple of smaller enhancements hidden u...

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Now iOS users can set Gmail as their default email app

When Apple unveiled iOS 14, it quietly noted that this version of the operating system finally lets users set their own default apps for email and web browsing. Google already updated Chrome on iOS so that those who‘ve installed the new OS since it w...

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Microsoft‘s Bethesda deal: Great for Game Pass, troubling for exclusives

Microsoft‘s 7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media is huge news in many ways. It brings renowned studios like Bethesda, id and Arkane into the Xbox family, along with popular franchises including Doom, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. It makes the X...

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The LAPD has used facial recognition software 30,000 times since 2009

For years, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) hasnt given a clear answer on whether it uses facial recognition in its policing work. That changed this week. On Monday, the agency toldThe Los Angeles Timesit has used the technology nearly 30,...

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‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘ won‘t arrive until 2021

Marvel fans awaiting the debut of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will have to wait a little longer than expected. As confirmed on the official Disney Plus page for the show, it looks like the series has now been delayed to 2021.The series was alr...

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Cowboy is bringing free crash detection to its e-bikes

Cowboy is bringing crash detection smarts to its e-bikes by the end of this month. It has been beta testing the feature with a thousand users, but it‘ll soon be available for free to all Cowboy 2 and Cowboy 3 owners.The bike uses its sensors to watch...

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Apple TV+ won its first major Emmy for Billy Crudup in ‘The Morning Show‘

After winning two Daytime Emmys last week, Apple TV+ took its first major ‘Primetime‘ Emmy last night. Billy Crudup won for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series in ATV+‘s The Morning Show for his role as network executive Cory Ellison. Crud...

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Microsoft details its plan to become ‘water positive‘ by 2030

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced plans to become carbon negative by 2030. But the company isn‘t just looking at its emissions. Today, it unveiled its plan to be ‘water positive‘ by 2030, too. By that, Microsoft means it will replenish more wate...

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Xbox remote play is open to everyone on Android devices

Microsoft has rolled out a new Android Xbox app, which will allow all Xbox One owners (and Series X/S players in the future) to stream games from their console to their phone or tablet. Until now, only Xbox Insiders had access to the feature. It‘s di...

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Adobe previews AI-powered ‘Sky Replacement‘ tool for Photoshop

An impressive sky can make all the difference in a photo, especially a golden hour sunset. If anyone knows this, it‘s Adobe. Today, Adobe showed off a new Sensei-powered AI Sky Replacement tool that will arrive in Photoshop soon. The tool makes it ea...

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Xbox Game Pass has more than 15 million subscribers

Tucked away in its blockbuster announcement that it‘s buying Bethesda Softworks, id Software and Arkane Studios parent company ZeniMax Media, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Game Pass now has more than 15 million subscribers. That means it has added mor...

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Facebook is testing a tool to let users claim image rights

Facebook is testing a new way to let users claim ownership of images and issue takedown requests if they wish, The Verge reports. Today, Facebook revealed Rights Manager for Images, a tool that gives creators the ability to track and moderate where t...

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NBC‘s Peacock is finally live on Roku after tense negotiations

When NBC Universals streaming service Peacock launched on July 15th, it was available to just about every bit of streaming hardware out there -- except Roku devices. That changes today. After prolonged negotiations, and even a bit of public acrimony...

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Amazon‘s Sidewalk neighborhood WiFi will work with Echo and Tile devices

Last fall, Amazon announced Sidewalk, a way to keep low-power, low-bandwidth IoT devices connected even when they‘re far from your WiFi router. Today, Amazon revealed a few new details, including the addition of Echo and Tile devices. The company pla...

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Jamstik Studio is the MIDI guitar you might actually want to use

The Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar is, as the name implies a guitar. But to be clear, if you‘re just looking to buy a guitar, there is no reason to get one. It‘s serviceable, but nothing special. The mahogany body and rosewood fretboard feel decent enoug...

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Petcube Cam is a small, smart way to keep tabs on your furbabies

Even without a pandemic, a trip to the vets for a minor check-up is easy to put off. Petcube has a solution. The Petcube Cam is the company‘s latest critter surveillance gadget, and it comes with a remote vet visit feature that couldn‘t be better tim...

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You‘ll soon be able to dance like BTS in ‘Fortnite‘

If you‘re one of the millions of BTS fans, clear your schedule this Friday night. Fortnite is hosting a Party Royale event featuring the world premiere of a new, choreographed ‘Dynamite‘ music video.You‘ll be able to dance along in the Party Royale w...

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Jamstik Studio is the MIDI guitar you might actually want to use.

The Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar is, as the name implies a guitar. But to be clear, if you‘re just looking to buy a guitar, there is no reason to get one. It‘s serviceable, but nothing special. The mahogany body and rosewood fretboard feel decent enoug...

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The OnePlus 8T will be revealed on October 14th

Since 2016, OnePlus has supported all of its flagship launches with a T-branded model several months later. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro were unveiled last April, so sure enough, the company is planning a OnePlus 8T phone that will be out later this year....

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