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Twitter users in the U.S. and Japan can now hide replies to their tweets

Twitter says it saw “positive and heartening results” during its initial test in Canada.

What you need to know Twitter’s “hide replies” feature is launching in the U.S. and Japan today. The feature gives users the ability to hide replies that are irrelevant or abusive in nature. Twitter says the feature will give users more control over their conversations.

Twitter introduced a controversial “Hide Replies” feature in July this year, giving users on its platform greater control  [Read More…]

The best products to help keep your student and their belongings safe

When you send your kids off to school, it can be hard not worrying about them. Someone might stop them on their walk, or their bike might get stolen while they’re in class. Arming them with the proper tools for protecting themselves and their property can give you peace of mind. We’ve gathered together the best security accessories for any student, whether they’re in middle school, high school, or away at college. See which ones your student could use.

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U.S. consumers are now keeping their phones for three years or more

Strategy Analytics surveyed 2,500 U.S. smartphone owners aged 18-64.

What you need to know Latest research from Strategy Analytics claims the average U.S. smartphone replacement time has increased to 33 months. Interestingly, only 7% of those surveyed by Strategy Analytics were willing to spend more than $ 1,000 on a new phone. The market research firm notes prices for 5G phones will be a key barrier, although one out of four people surveyed consider 5G as being  [Read More…]

Google will let Android users in Europe choose their default search engine

Users can pick their preferred search provider from a choice screen when setting up an Android device for the first time.

What you need to know Google will allow Android users in Europe to select their default search provider using a new choice screen starting in early 2020. A new choice screen listing various search providers will be shown to users when they set up a new Android phone or tablet in Europe. Google will hold auctions  [Read More…]

Google paid people to scan their faces for Pixel 4 ‘field research’

The goal is to make the Pixel 4’s face unlock as inclusive as possible.

What you need to know Google has confirmed that it paid people to scan their faces. A report about this surfaced earlier this month. Face unlock is being used as part of the Pixel 4’s Motion Sense features.

Google threw the tech blogging world for another loop on July 29 when it shared a teaser video for the Pixel 4 to confirm two  [Read More…]

Google is paying people $5 to collect their face data for its Face ID rival

The Pixel 4’s facial recognition feature could possibly be superior to Apple’s Face ID.

What you need to know Google employees are reportedly collecting face data from random people in public places for $ 5. The company is probably collecting the data to help it optimize the 3D facial recognition feature on the upcoming Pixel 4. A recent leak had shown the top bezel on both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will have multiple sensors.  [Read More…]

5 things parents need to know about buying their kid a phone

Buying your kid a new phone? Read this first.

Buying a new phone is a big decision — especially if you’re buying one for your kid. Ensuring your child has a way to stay connected to friends and family is becoming more and more important these days, but with so many handsets out there vying for your attention and dollars, it can be difficult to decide which one is really best for your kid.

That’s where we  [Read More…]

Redmi K20 and K20 Pro to retain their branding in India, launch imminent

Xiaomi will launch the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in India within six weeks.

What you need to know Xiaomi will launch the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in India sometime this month. Both phones will retain their branding in India. Xiaomi is already rolling out billboards advertising the handsets.

Xiaomi doesn’t usually wait around to launch its latest devices in India, and a recent tweet by Manu Kumar Jain suggests the Redmi K20 series is slated  [Read More…]

The past week proves that tech enthusiasts are their own worst enemy

Nothing is as bad as a group of smart people assuming the very worst as often as they can.

I’m a cynical person. I don’t say that as if its some sort of badge of honor or anything, because it’s most definitely not and has caused more trouble than I care to think about. Other cynical people can relate, I’m sure. Things get weird when you think everything will end badly and every bit of good news  [Read More…]

Samsung and Huawei settle their protracted (and costly) patent dispute beef

What you need to know Smartphone venders Samsung and Huawei reached a settlement. They’d reportedly lobbed more than 40 lawsuits back and forth since 2016. Companies likely will turn focus to global slowdown in smartphone demand.

Another one of the smartphone world’s biggest cases was settled today: the three-year patent battle between Samsung and Huawei. Media in reported Tuesday that the two companies reached the settlement after receiving reconciliation with the Guangdong High People’s Court in southern China,  [Read More…]