Tag Archive: Block

The Trump administration could soon block all chip supplies to Huawei

The move could have a devastating impact on China’s biggest smartphone maker.

What you need to know The Trump administration is reportedly planning to change U.S. regulations to allow it to block chip supplies to Huawei from TSMC and other chipmakers. If the proposal is approved, it would be a massive blow to Huawei’s smartphone business. The U.S. Commerce Department has declined to comment on the proposal.

Huawei lost access to Google services last year after the  [Read More…]

How to block websites in Chrome on your Android phone

Distracting websites can be a problem. Here’s how to limit your access to them.

The internet is a vast, expansive, neverending landscape of information and entertainment. You can find just about anything you want online, ranging from cute puppy videos, free games, celebrity gossip, and everything in between.

However, as Uncle Ben once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” It can be awfully easy to get distracted with websites, especially when you have instant access to  [Read More…]

Chrome will soon block the worst kind of video ads by default

Immersion breaking video ads are the worst kind of ads.

What you need to know Google will take action against obtrusive video ads from August 2020. It will not show any ads on sites that repeatedly violate the new video policies. It will also review its own products like YouTube to ensure it remains in compliance.

Google, in line with new guidelines from the Coalition for Better ads, will be making moves against obtrusive video ads later  [Read More…]

Block out the world around you with these ANC true wireless earbuds

True wireless earbuds have come a long way in the few short years they’ve existed. Early offerings like the first-gen AirPods were expensive and lacked a lot of features, but as time has gone on, prices have come down and additional features have been implemented — one of which is noise cancelation. True wireless buds that can block out ambient sound are more common than ever before, and today, we’re highlighting six of our favorite ones — including  [Read More…]

A bipartisan block of 15 senators is opposing new trade licenses for Huawei

The licenses relate to ‘non-essential’ goods.

What you need to know The Commerce Department started issuing its responses to over 290 requests from U.S. firms for licenses to trade with Huawei this Wednesday. A day later, a group of senators has written to President Trump to stop the issuance of these licenses. The group includes Chuck Schumer, Tom Cotton, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Rick Scott, among others.

Just as it seemed Huawei execs had finally claimed  [Read More…]

Block ads, trackers and even some malware with the best Chrome ad blockers

Deeply hidden in your Chrome settings are tools for blocking pop-ups, but because of how Chrome and other web browsers are programmed to earn money, there are still a lot of types of ads that display. Cybercriminals cleverly disguised phishing schemes, adware, or malicious downloads as legitimate ads, so the best and easiest way to protect yourself is with an ad blocker. Here are some of our favorites.

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These Audio-Technica wireless earbuds at $59 off block out noise around you

Start listening clearly no matter where you are.

Audio-Technica’s ANC40BT QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless In-Ear Headphones normally sell for $ 129 at retailers like Amazon, but today you can snag a pair for only $ 69.95 when you enter promo code ANC during checkout at BuyDig. Free shipping is included, too. Overall, you’ll be saving $ 59 off their regular cost.

Sounds Great Audio-Technica QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones

These in-ear headphones feature an integrated microphone and  [Read More…]

Holedown review: An out-of-this-world block breaking game

Holedown is part strategy, part embrace-the-chaos, and completely addicting. This brick breaking game turns the genre on its head and takes you to other worlds, literally. Holedown takes you into space to mine several different planetary bodies starting with an asteroid and going all the way up to the sun.

There isn’t a big back story to this puzzle shooter game. Basically, you’re here to chew bubble gum, break blocks, bust cores, and I’m all out of bubble gum.  [Read More…]

Block annoying robocallers with Call Control Premium for just $20

According to The Verge, robocallers annoyed Americans with over 26 billion spam calls last year. That’s an insane number which goes to give you an idea of the scale at which telemarketers and scam artists are exploiting these technology. Fortunately, there’s a way to fight back!

Give robocallers the boot with a one-year subscription to Call Control Premium! Learn More

Call Control Premium is a call blocking service that crowdsources its database of spam phone numbers  [Read More…]

Nine apps to block spam calls and text messages in Android

Spam calls or messages or even spam emails are some of the things we all hate and wish we never have to handle them or even receive them in the first place. While blocking spam emails is relatively easy and could be avoided by simply keeping our email ids confidential, it is not as easy to avoid spam calls or text messages.

Because you might get spam or an advertising call from anyone ranging from telemarketers, unknown callers, scammers or even  [Read More…]