You’re going to hear a lot about HDMI 2.1 in 2019. It’s the latest iteration on the A/V connection format that consumers have used since it replaced previous A/V connections nearly two decades ago, and with 8K TVs ready to beat down the door into your living room, HDMI 2.1 is a necessary and much-anticipated upgrade.
Windows 10 users may soon notice their hard drive storage organized a bit differently.
Google’s aptly named AI helper, Google Assistant, is poised to have a great year in 2019. Not only will the digital assistant be spreading to numerous devices old and new, but there are a host of new features coming, too, several of which were shown off at CES 2019 last week.
How many people put a sticky note over their laptop webcams because they’re worried about someone spying on them? Rumors of hackers accessing webcams and USB microphones are ever-present in today’s technological world, but it’s even worse when the manufacturer responsible for a connected camera is the one leaking…
Update: It appears the developer plans to pull the game from Itch.io next week. If you haven’t downloaded and plan to play it, grab it quick before yet another version of P.T. disappears. Original story follows.
Google’s monthly Android Pie security update for January 2019 is available now. As with previous updates, it fixes numerous potential security shortcomings in the Android OS that could be exploited by hackers and malicious programs. While these fixes apply to all Android Pie devices, the January update also has Pixel…
With just about every major US cellphone service provider prepping their 5G network rollouts, you’ve probably seen 2019 hyped as the beginning of the “5G revolution,” or something similar.
Not all smart speakers are created equal. In fact, some barely meet the qualifications to be called “smart” in the first place—but they’re getting better at answering your questions, assuming they can understand what you’re saying.
Whether you have friends or family members who work and live different schedules than you, or you find yourself sending more “happy belated birthday” messages than you’d like, having the ability to schedule text messages ahead of time is an incredibly useful feature.
Video games are a popular holiday gift, and publisher Ubisoft is channeling some serious winter cheer by giving away one of its best releases of 2018—Assassin’s Creed Odyssey—for free as a gift to those who participate in Google’s Project Stream beta.
Google has rolled out screen time and app management features to the Chrome OS version of its parental supervision app, Family Link, so now you can remotely manage and monitor your child’s activity on laptops and tablets running the OS, as well as on any Android device running Android 5.1 or higher.
Another day, another tech company being disingenuous about its privacy practices. This time it’s Microsoft, after it was discovered that Windows 10 continues to track users’ activity even after they’ve disabled the activity-tracking option in their Windows 10 settings.
Google’s short-lived messaging service, Allo, is going the way of Google Reader, Google Health, and the Dodo bird. It’s not a surprise—Google began porting and integrating some of the more interesting features (like Google Assistant and web support) from Allo into Messages app for Android earlier this year, signaling…
Nothing has signaled that we’ve finally entered the cyber future more than the rise of blockchain networks and cryptocurrency. And that makes HTC’s upcoming blockchain-based smartphone, the HTC Exodus 1, one of the most cyberpunk (and strange) devices yet.
On Tuesday, Google posted patch notes for the imminent Android security update for December, which will roll out to all Android devices starting today. These monthly updates normally fix potential vulnerabilities for devices running Android 9, but this month’s update includes specific patches for Pixel phones in…
One of the most convenient features Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 owners enjoy, call screening, is getting an important upgrade. By the end of the year, your device will be able to save the call transcriptions it creates when dealing with suspected spam calls (or calls you choose to screen manually). And if you don’t want to…
There are few smartphone hacks as useful as ones that extend your device’s battery life, and via this Reddit post by user u/neq, you might be able to give your Android phone’s battery life a significant boost by disabling to a relatively unknown feature.
Google has recently upgraded its virtual private network (VPN) feature for Project Fi customers, allowing users the option to use a VPN for everything they do on Project Fi—wifi and cellular connections alike.
Facebook’s new video-chatting device, the Portal, goes on sale today. Throw caution to the wind by picking one up, and it taps into your Facebook account to let you make hands-free video calls, display photos, play music, stream video content, and more.
Researchers at the Netherland’s Radboud University have uncovered serious security issues with several solid-state drives that use hardware-based encryption—vulnerabilities that would allow an attacker to access a drive’s “encrypted” contents without needing the password that decrypts it.