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Month: April 2018

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum is leaving Facebook after clashing over data privacy

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WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum is leaving the company amid arguments with parent company Facebook over data privacy and the messaging app’s business model, according to a report from The Washington Post. Koum, together with his fellow co-founder Brian Acton, sold WhatsApp to Facebook in 2014 for an eye-popping sum of $19 billion, $3 […]

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Sonos is reportedly working on a Playbar update with Alexa voice controls and an HDMI input

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FCC filings submitted by Sonos in March suggest that the company is working on a new speaker, potentially a follow-up to the Playbar. The filings, which were first spotted by Variety, reference model number S14. The device will reportedly incorporate an HDMI port, which would be new for the Playbar. (It previously relied on an […]

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Logan Paul is ending his daily vlogs

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Logan Paul announced in a 16-minute vlog over the weekend that he is ending regular updates on his popular daily vlogging channel, which launched less than two years ago and currently has over 17 million subscribers. According to the video, Paul is abandoning the daily model because he “wants to exercise his creativity in different […]

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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in May

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Summer movie season kicked off early this year with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, but in spite of its history-making performance at the box office, audiences no doubt have an appetite for things other than Marvel superheroes. Fortunately, May will bring a lot of new alternative options to television screens. Netflix is adding several […]

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T-Mobile says it has seven major competitors, which is complete nonsense

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One of the big issues T-Mobile will have to fight back against if it wants to successfully merge with Sprint is market consolidation. If the two companies merge, the US will go from four major wireless service providers to three, therefore reducing competition. Given how aggressive (and successful) T-Mobile has been over the last several […]

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Oculus is developing an immersive theater VR experience with real actors

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Oculus VR is developing an immersive theater experience to debut next year that will feature real-world actors who perform in virtual reality using motion capture. The experience is being billed as indie game Journey meets interactive theater show Sleep No More, according to Yelena Rachitsky, an executive producer of experiences at Oculus who detailed the […]

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HyperX Now Shipping Predator DDR4 RGB with IR Sync

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Back in January during CES week, Hyper X announced new Predator DDR4 which includes IR communication channels in each of their modules allowing multiple modules to synchronize their LED lighting. Today’s announcement simply confirms the DRAM modules are now shipping. The new Predator RGB uses Intel XMP-ready profiles and is available in one speed, DDR4 […]

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What a combined T-Mobile and Sprint would look like

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After two earlier attempts failed to materialize, T-Mobile and Sprint announced on Sunday that they’ve reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement. If approved, it would combine the third and fourth largest carriers in the United States. The new business would instantly become a much more formidable rival to Verizon and AT&T. Both companies claim that […]

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Bill Gates told Trump that being his science adviser is ‘not a good use of my time’

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Trump still hasn’t appointed a science adviser — but he did offer the job to Bill Gates, who said it was “not a good use of my time.” At a meeting between the president and Microsoft founder last month, Gates suggested to Trump that he actually appoint someone to lead the White House Office of […]

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LG’s G7 ThinQ will feature a Boombox Speaker that doubles the bass

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LG’s next flagship smartphone, the G7 ThinQ, is debuting in just a couple days, and another teaser has been dropped. Speaking with Engadget, LG says that the phone will have a Boombox Speaker that “increases the base sound level by more than 6dB with twice the amount of bass.” According to LG, the Boombox Speaker […]

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