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Google buys $40 million in smartwatch tech from Fossil

A huge move for the future of Wear OS.

Fossil Group, one of the most successful Wear OS smartwatch makers, has agreed to sell $ 40 million in smartwatch technology to Google. The deal includes intellectual property Fossil has developed, but will also include sending “a portion” of Fossil Group’s research and development team over to Google. Fossil says it will retain more than 200 R&D team members after the transaction, and it isn’t clear exactly how  [Read More…]

ARCore now supports 250 million devices as new version rolls out

Google’s augmented reality platform hits a new milestone.

ARCore made its debut earlier this year, and Google is announcing that the augmented reality platform supports 250 million devices. The full list of ARCore devices include the Pixels, most of Samsung’s portfolio, and recent phones from the likes of LG, Huawei, Nokia, Motorola, OnePlus, and Xiaomi.

Google is also introducing ARCore 1.6 with improved lighting and camera features. Google is making key changes to its Sceneform rendering library,  [Read More…]

Marriott data breach exposed personal information for 500 million people

Names, email addresses, card info, and more was exposed for millions of people.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the recent Marriott data breach. It’s a story that’s been making the rounds like a crazy, as it should seeing as how it’s one of the worst corporate data breaches to ever happen.

Whether you’re a concerned Marriott customer or just want to stay informed about what’s going on, here’s everything you need to know.

What happened

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$13.8 million worth of Samsung display tech was illegally sold in China

11 people are being charged for the act.

Samsung’s one of the leading forces in the industry when it comes to mobile displays, and earlier this year, it took another big leap forward by unveiling its foldable AMOLED tech for the very first time. On November 29, Bloomberg reported that 11 individuals in China are now being charged for illegally selling $ 13.8 million worth of it.

Per Bloomberg:

The chief executive officer of a Samsung supplier  [Read More…]

Gain access to over a million books with 3 months of Kindle Unlimited at $1

Crack open a book wherever you go with a Kindle Unlimited membership.

Amazon’s Black Friday week is going strong with tons of great deals that are live right now. One such offer is bringing three months of Kindle Unlimited to you for only $ 0.99 total. A month of the unlimited eBook service would normally cost you $ 10, so this deal is a nice way of saving close to $ 30 and seeing whether the service  [Read More…]

Facebook says nearly 50 million accounts impacted by security breach

Facebook has reset access tokens for around 90 million people in response to the breach.

Facebook today revealed that more nearly 50 million accounts have been affected by a “security issue.” Discovered by Facebook’s engineering team on September 25, the issue allowed attackers to take over people’s accounts by stealing Facebook access tokens.

From Facebook:

Our investigation is still in its early stages. But it’s clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that impacted “View  [Read More…]

YouTube has over 245 million monthly active users in India

Over 95% of YouTube’s video consumption in India is in regional languages.

At the 2018 Google for India event, Google announced key usage metrics for YouTube. The video streaming service has seen a monumental uptick in usage in India over the last two years on the back of affordable 4G plans, which in turn led to a wave of new creators joining the platform. YouTube started prioritising local language content in recent years, and the result is  [Read More…]

Detroit: Become Human has surpassed a million in sales!

Look into your soul and decide whether you’re OK with letting history repeat itself.

Quantic Dream is one of those rare studios which dares to be different, and the company’s 2018 title – Detroit: Become Human – continues that reputation of peculiarness. You could describe the company’s works to date as interactive movies more than they are games, with the experience primarily driven by narrative and decision making.

Expect more of the same out of Detroit. That’s  [Read More…]

Every 500 Million Limited Edition PlayStation Pro 4 will be unique

One of a kind.

Today, Sony said it has officially sold more than 525 million PlayStation systems including everything from PlayStation VR to the PlayStation Vita. To celebrate that accomplishment, Sony is releasing a limited edition 500 Million PlayStation 4 Pro gaming console. When it says limited, it means it. Only 50,000 will be made, and each one will come with a commemorative copper plate on the front with that console’s serial number etched into it.

The  [Read More…]

Logitech is buying Blue Microphones for $117 million

Logitech is venturing into the audio recording segment with its latest acquisition.

Even if you haven’t heard of Blue Microphones, there’s a high chance you saw a YouTube video or heard a podcast where one of the presenters was using the brand’s USB condenser microphones. Blue carved out a niche for itself in recent years in the audio recording space with the Yeti and Snowball, and that hasn’t gone unnoticed, as Logitech is acquiring the brand for  [Read More…]