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The U.S. government’s beef with Huawei isn’t really about phones

One-liner quotes from intelligence agency officials aren’t telling the whole story about the U.S. government’s feud with Huawei.

In case you missed it this week, the heads of the FBI, NSA, CIA, and others recommended that we (meaning you and me and all consumers in the U.S.) stop using products from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. None of the speakers had any explicit reasons why we should heed their advice, but FBI head Christopher Wray offered this  [Read More…]

This $13 Kobra OBD-II reader tells your phone all about your car

You know when mechanics charge you $ 75 to tell you you need air in your tire? Figure it out for yourself.

Kobra’s Wi-Fi OBD-II car code reader and scanner is down to $ 13.29 with code ALUA3DVB on Amazon. This is the best price we’ve ever seen on it. The last deal we shared on it was about five months ago and that was a little over a dollar more expensive than the current deal above.

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Everything you need to know about PlayStation VR

Latest PlayStation VR News January 2018 – Supermassive Games released Inpatient

Inpatient is a new shot at the PlayStation VR bringing an eerie narrative to the inner workings of The Blackwood Pines Sanitorium. Every choice you make changes the outcome of the game, affecting yourself and those around you. As you play through you will uncover more and more memories of your character, including conspiracies of what is happening. Supermassive promises a deep immersion with gender control and  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Moss, the most anticipated PlayStation VR game of 2018

Helping a little, armored mouse solve puzzles? squee!

A new game by Polyarc games studio, Moss is the fictional world told of in a book that you, the player, are reading. Through the book, you create a connection with Quill, the eponymous hero of the tale, a small mouse with armor and sword who, with your help, solves puzzles and fights other woodland creatures to achieve some unknown end.

The premise of the game is shrouded in  [Read More…]

You can now ask Alexa about your YouTube stats with the TubeBuddy skill

Wanna know how your latest video is doing, or how many subs you have? Just ask Alexa.

It’s now easier than ever to obsess over your YouTube stats, thanks to a new Amazon Alexa Skill from TubeBuddy. If you’re not using the TB service — it brings together a whole bunch of YouTube stats and best practices and basically helps you do things better — you definitely need to check it out.

Plus, ya know, they got some guy to  [Read More…]

The Shield TV hasn’t gotten Oreo yet because no one cares about Android TV

Oreo should arrive at some point this year, but this still isn’t a good sign.

As I’ve said before, the NVIDIA Shield TV is the best way to experience Android TV. It’s fast performance, unique design, and excellent software make it a great buy, and while NVIDIA’s typically been fast with software updates, Oreo has been noticeably absent from the streaming box. However, it looks like we finally have a reason for its delay.

Our friends at  [Read More…]

Apple’s Grammy ads were all about Apple. Google’s was about the rest of us

The iPhone X has Animoji, if you didn’t know. … Google had stories of hope to tell instead.

I admit, I still have no idea what a Despacito is. I can’t tell if Khalid is a DJ or just a regular dude. The line blurs between SZA and Sia (though they both kick some serious ass) and Pink looked exceptionally blonde to me. (Those high notes, though.)

I’m a nearly 40-year-old white guy. The Grammys maybe aren’t for me  [Read More…]

Strava’s fitness tracking map reveals sensitive information about U.S. troops and foreign bases

The company’s Global Heat Map called a ‘clear security threat’ for inadvertently showing troop activities overseas.

The Pentagon has been interested in fitness trackers since it distributed Fitbits to U.S. troops in 2013. Unfortunately, now they will have a different concern as online fitness tracking has created a global map filled with potentially damaging and sensitive information about U.S. installations abroad. What started as a tool to help users get fit and stay fit has become a matter of  [Read More…]

Video: LG G7 canceled + what we know so far about the 2018 flagship

The LG G7 is dead.

With news that the phone originally planned for February launch has been canceled, to be replaced an entirely new product at some point later in the year.

Right before the CES show in January, LG let slip that it would be retiring the “G” brand for its next-gen flagship. Then came the bombshell that the phone which had been in development as the LG G7 had been scrapped by the new CEO. That means  [Read More…]

Here’s what you need to know about the WhatsApp group chat security flaw

Relax, nobody is going to be hacking your WhatsApp messages, at least not this way.

A lot of talk went down yesterday about a new way to exploit WhatsApp and bypass the end-to-end encryption the company likes to mention that it has whenever it can. I’ve seen tweets and comments that run the gamut from “it’s FUD” to talking about some backdoor that Facebook had installed.

The good news is that it’s neither. In fact, it’s not  [Read More…]