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Early App Update Blows Lid Off Even More Samsung Announcements Early App Update Blows Lid Off Even More Samsung Announcements

The Samsung leaks keep coming. This time around, an update to Samsung’s wearable app has revealed its entire lineup of wearables that will probably be announced along with its upcoming Galaxy S10.

Rogue App Makers Are Creeping Through the Cracks in Apple's Walled Garden Rogue App Makers Are Creeping Through the Cracks in Apple's Walled Garden

Apple diehards have long defended the company’s “walled garden” approach to its ecosystem. While there are plenty of malicious Android apps, Apple’s strict app review standards generally kept iPhones safe. But where there’s a will, there’s a way. According to a Reuters report, sneaky app makers are using Apple’s…

Romance Scammers Swindled $143 Million From American Lonely Hearts Last Year Romance Scammers Swindled $143 Million From American Lonely Hearts Last Year

The stigma of online dating might be gone, but the scams are not. According to the Federal Trade Commission, over 21,000 romance scams were reported to the agency in 2018, costing Americans a total of $143 million. That makes them more costly than any other type of consumer fraud reported to the agency—and sets a new…

Switzerland Would Like You to Hack Its E-Voting System Switzerland Would Like You to Hack Its E-Voting System

Online voting still isn’t a thing in most of the world due to concerns about security, accountability, privacy, and voter verification. But the Swiss government has an interesting plan in mind to help improve its e-voting system: Put out bounties for any white hat hackers who can find bugs during a dummy election…

YouTube Chrome Extension With Millions of Installs Pulled After Spamming Users With Ads YouTube Chrome Extension With Millions of Installs Pulled After Spamming Users With Ads

A popular extension has disappeared from Google’s Chrome Web Store days after it suddenly started spamming users with annoying pop-up ads.

Twitter Finally Gives Us an Idea of Just How Few People Actually Use Twitter Each Day Twitter Finally Gives Us an Idea of Just How Few People Actually Use Twitter Each Day

We now have a better idea of just how many people use Twitter’s cursed microblogging service on a daily basis. In its fourth-quarter 2018 earnings, Twitter revealed it has 126 million “monetizable” daily users, up from about 115 million a year ago.

Skype Can Now Blur Your Background So You Don't Have to Frantically Tidy Your Room Skype Can Now Blur Your Background So You Don't Have to Frantically Tidy Your Room

Slobs of the world, don’t work too hard KonMari-ing your apartment or office ahead of your next important Skype call. The video conferencing service is introducing blurred backgrounds so you can obscure your mess with dignity.

Google's New Chrome Extension Warns You If Your Passwords Have Been Exposed Google's New Chrome Extension Warns You If Your Passwords Have Been Exposed

Google is rolling out two new tools today to help the password-challenged beef up their security game. The first is a Chrome extension called Password Checkup that can identify if you’re using a password that’s been exposed in a third-party data breach. The second is a feature called Cross Account Protection, which…

Stop Buying Kids' Smartwatches Stop Buying Kids' Smartwatches

Some parents get their kids smartwatches to buy themselves a little peace of mind about their child’s safety. But as it turns out, these devices are a total privacy nightmare. The latest incident involves the Enox Safe-KID-One, which was just recalled by the European Commission as it was deemed particularly vulnerable…

I Thought Under Armours' Smart Running Shoes Were Gonna Be Dumb as Hell, But I Was Wrong I Thought Under Armours' Smart Running Shoes Were Gonna Be Dumb as Hell, But I Was Wrong

Don’t let anybody talk you out of a good pair of running shoes—they’re vital to preventing injuries when you run. But generally, when it comes to picking out kicks to run in, most runners and specialty shoe stores that serve them are primarily concerned with fit. If you go for a fitting, usually a specialist will have…

Firefox Will Soon Free You From Autoplay Hell Firefox Will Soon Free You From Autoplay Hell

Few things are more annoying when surfing the internet than some random video autoplaying in one of your 10,000 open tabs. Thankfully, Firefox users will finally be able to automatically disable autoplay starting next month.

Samsung Calls It Quits on Collaboration With Fake Supreme Samsung Calls It Quits on Collaboration With Fake Supreme

The collaboration no one asked for or particularly wanted is now dead. In a Weibo post on Sunday, Samsung China says it has decided to axe its partnership with Supreme Italia, the knock-off version of the New York City-based streetwear brand you always see hypebeasts lining up for outside of stores.

The Life-Changing Magic of KonMari-ing Your iPhone Apps The Life-Changing Magic of KonMari-ing Your iPhone Apps

A few weeks ago, I was sitting home alone and for whatever reason decided to watch Tidying Up With Marie Kondo on Netflix. I remember being swept up the last time Kondo Fever hit a few years ago, and thanks to her, my dresser drawers are neat, and I swear by folding my clothes into tidy thirds. Surely, I had absorbed…

FamilyTreeDNA Hands the FBI Access to Its Database FamilyTreeDNA Hands the FBI Access to Its Database

There are plenty of reasons to be wary of at-home DNA testing, particularly if you’re concerned about genetic privacy. That’s especially true now that it’s come to light that FamilyTreeDNA, one of the largest private genetic testing companies, is cooperating with the FBI to give its agents access to its genealogy…

Facebook Broke Apple's Rules and Now Its Employee-Only iOS Apps Are Busted Facebook Broke Apple's Rules and Now Its Employee-Only iOS Apps Are Busted

Following news yesterday that Facebook paid teens in order to monitor their phones via an unsettling “research” app, Apple has pulled Facebook’s Enterprise Certificate. As a result, Facebook can no longer access its internal iOS apps, such as pre-release versions of Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger, “as well as the…

Robocalls Really Were Worse Than Ever Last Year, Report Finds Robocalls Really Were Worse Than Ever Last Year, Report Finds

If you don’t pick up the phone anymore because each time it seems to be one of those annoying robocallers, you’re not alone. A newly released report found that 26.3 billion robocalls were made to U.S. phone numbers in 2018, up 46 percent from 18 billion in 2017. Yikes.

iRobot's New Robot Lawn Mower Sure Looks Like It'll Piss Off Your Neighbors iRobot's New Robot Lawn Mower Sure Looks Like It'll Piss Off Your Neighbors

After years of rumors, iRobot’s finally announced its robot lawnmower: the Terra. Now, instead of getting up early and mowing and annoying the neighbors, you can sleep in and let the robot do it for you. On top of being able to mow your lawn, it seems the Terra will borrow quite a few features from iRobot’s successful…

Apple and Aetna Are Giving Away Apple Watches You Have to, Uh, 'Earn' Back Apple and Aetna Are Giving Away Apple Watches You Have to, Uh, 'Earn' Back

Health insurance giant Aetna is teaming up with Apple to introduce a new wellness app, Attain. As part of the deal, participants get the option to “earn” a free Apple Watch Series 3 by engaging in healthy behaviors like exercising or sleeping better. The app also gives reminders to refill prescriptions, get…

Here's What to Do If You're Stuck in Flight-Delay Hell Here's What to Do If You're Stuck in Flight-Delay Hell

So, you’re one of the thousands of people currently stuck in airport limbo as the FAA grapples with staffing shortages. You’ve watched in dismay as flight boards flip from green to red. You’re tired and just want to get where you need to go.

Apple Says It Will Pay ‘Shot on iPhone’ Photo Contest Winners After Backlash Apple Says It Will Pay ‘Shot on iPhone’ Photo Contest Winners After Backlash

Three days after announcing its “Shot on iPhone Challenge,” Apple has updated its official rules page for the photography contest following a burst of outrage from artists on social media.

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