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The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 has a giant screen and a battery to match

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Xiaomi has announced the Mi Max 3, the latest and biggest yet in its line of colossal phones. This time around the screen is 6.9 inches, and Xiaomi is using an 18:9 screen for the first time in the series. Top and bottom bezels are present, though pretty thin in relation to the vast expanse […]

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Fujifilm’s XF10 is a small compact camera with a big sensor

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Fujifilm has announced the XF10, a new fixed-lens compact camera that will serve as the successor to 2016’s X70. Like the X70, it pairs an 18.5mm (28mm-equivalent) f/2.8 lens with a large APS-C sensor in a small, pocketable body. The XF10 ups the resolution to 24 megapixels and is capable of 4K video (albeit only […]

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YouTube bans account of parents whose prank videos depicted child abuse

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YouTube has terminated the FamilyOFive account that belonged to Maryland parents Mike and Heather Martin. Both parents were charged with child neglect last fall, sentence to five years probation, and lost custody of two of their five children after using the kids to make viral prank videos that featured depictions of child abuse. Pressure has […]

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Facebook says it will begin removing misinformation that leads to violence

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Hours after CEO Mark Zuckerberg spurred history by defending the rights of Holocaust deniers to post on Facebook, the company said it had begun removing misinformation that contributes to violence. “There are certain forms of misinformation that have contributed to physical harm, and we are making a policy change which will enable us to take […]

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The Nokia X5 predictably has a notch and dual cameras

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HMD Global, which produces Nokia phones now, has officially announced the midrange Nokia X5. The X5, like its sibling the X6, has a notch and a glass body, signaling that HMD is now fully committed to the design trend first started by Apple’s iPhone X. The Nokia X5 is a more affordable and lower specced […]

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Reddit added chat rooms, and they’re about what you’d expect

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For the last year, Reddit has been beta-testing community-based chat rooms with a select number of users. Over time, the beta spread across various groups on the platform, and today, the internet’s largest forum hub made its efforts more public with a blog post explaining what it hopes to achieve with the feature. “When we […]

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Google’s European fine is a flashback to Microsoft’s ugly antitrust battle

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Today, the European Commission handed down a $5 billion fine to Google for anti-competitive behavior, the single biggest antitrust ruling the company has ever faced. The commission’s central complaint is that by requiring Chrome and Google search as default services on any device using the Google Play Store, Android is engaging in anti-competitive behavior. As […]

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Samsung could launch $300 Bixby smart speaker at August 9th event

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Samsung hasn’t yet managed to shake the lackluster reputation of its Bixby digital assistant, especially when compared against rivals Google Assistant, Alexa, and even Siri. But the company is apparently pressing on with the idea of putting Bixby into a smart speaker that will resemble the Echo, Google Home, and Apple’s HomePod in concept. The […]

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AOC Launches Inexpensive IPS WQHD 31.5-Inch Q3279VWFD8 Gaming LCD with FreeSync

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AOC has introduced its new large gaming display aimed at gamers on a budget. The AOC Q3279VWFD8 is a 31.5-inch monitor and features AMD’s FreeSync technology, but its price will be around €250 in Europe. The AOC Q3279VWFD8 is based on an 8-bit + FRC 31.5-inch IPS panel featuring a 2560×1440 resolution, 250 nits brightness, […]

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Apple’s iCloud partner in China will store user data on servers of state-run telecom

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Apple’s Chinese iCloud partner, Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD), has cut a deal with the state-run China Telecom to move user data to the latter’s servers while new GCBD data centers are under construction, according to a public-facing WeChat post from China Telecom. Though the iCloud data is end-to-end encrypted, the encryption keys are also stored […]

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