Tag Archive: U.S.


The U.S. Senate voted 52-47 in favor of restoring Net Neutrality

Even if the vote passes the Senate, there’s still a long battle ahead.

Updated 5/16/18 — The Senate’s final vote is in, with the official number being 52 – 47 in favor of restoring Net Neutrality! While this is an exciting and unexpected development, the battle to completely reverse FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s actions is far from over. The CRA will now go to the House of Representatives where Republicans currently hold the majority at 236 to 193.  [Read More…]

All major U.S. carriers give your real-time location info to third parties

The tech is provided by LocationSmart and seamlessly works in the background.

It’s hard to believe that much of anything is truly private these days. Between smartphones, the internet, and everything else, so much of our data and lives are on full display for various businesses to see. Recently, it was discovered that all four of the major United States carriers provide your real-time location info to third-parties thanks to a loophole in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

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U.S. Senate will vote on May 16 to possibly restore Net Neutrality

Even if the vote passes the Senate, there’s still a long battle ahead.

In mid-December last year, the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality. That repeal will officially go into action on June 11, but not before the U.S. Senate votes to hopefully restore it.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

On May 14, Democratic Senator Ed Markey announced that he and other fellow Democrats have pushed the U.S. Senate to vote on whether or not the FCC’s  [Read More…]

Where to buy the Moto E5 series in the U.S. and Canada

Your ultimate guide for buying the Moto E5 in North America.

Motorola first introduced its Moto E series in 2013 as an even cheaper alternative to the already affordable Moto G line. Moto E phones aren’t the most powerful or flashy around, but Motorola’s used this product line year after year to offer quality phones at wickedly low prices.

This year’s Moto E5 series is no different, with Motorola offering three different options in the forms of  [Read More…]

Where to buy the Moto G6 series in the U.S. and Canada

The Moto G6 Plus isn’t coming to North America, but the Moto G6 and G6 Play are still fantastic options for budget shoppers.

There are few phones more prolific in the budget market than Motorola’s Moto G lineup. We’ve often crowned the latest Moto G as the best bang-for-your-buck smartphone around, so if you’re eyeing one of the new Moto G6 models … well, we can’t blame you.

The way that Motorola is distributing each Moto G  [Read More…]

Where to buy the Huawei P20 Pro in the U.S. and Canada

Here’s where to go for Huawei’s latest and greatest.

Thanks to its striking design and triple rear camera setup, the Huawei P20 Pro is easily one of the most unique Android phones to be released so far in 2018.

You can buy the phone in both the United States and Canada, but since Huawei isn’t officially selling it in the U.S., doing so there is a bit trickier than in Canada.

In any case, here’s how you  [Read More…]

Nokia 6.1 officially launching in the U.S., costs $269

Available Sunday, May 6 from Amazon and Best Buy.

At the very beginning of the year, HMD Global launched a successor to the Nokia 6 in the form of the Nokia 6.1. The phone has already made its way to China and India, and now it’s officially heading to the United States.

Beginning Sunday, May 6, you’ll be able to purchase the Nokia 6.1 from Amazon and Best Buy in the U.S. Pricing is set at $  [Read More…]

Huawei and ZTE phones banned from being sold on U.S. military bases [Update]

This latest order comes straight from the Pentagon.

Updated 2:50 PM ET – Following this report, Huawei has since reached out to Android Central with the following statement: “Huawei’s products are sold in 170 countries worldwide and meet the highest standards of security, privacy and engineering in every country we operate globally including the US. We remain committed to openness and transparency in everything we do and want to be clear that no government has ever asked us  [Read More…]

LG V30S ThinQ now up for pre-order in the U.S. for $930

Buy this or wait a day for the G7 to be announced.

One of this year’s most interesting announcements from CES was the LG V30S ThinQ. The V30S is essentially the V30 with more RAM, additional colors, and improved photography features, and it’s now available for pre-order in the United States.

The V30S is currently available through B&H as an unlocked smartphone, and it’s unclear at this time if it’ll ever make its way to other retailers  [Read More…]

Huawei is being criminally investigated by the U.S. Justice Department

The department claims Huawei violated sanctions with Iran.

Like it says above the title of this article, the hits really do keep coming against Huawei. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Huawei is now being criminally investigated by the United States Justice Department for violating sanctions the U.S. has with Iran.

Unfortunately, that’s about all we know for the time being. It’s uncertain how deep into the investigation the Justice Department is, and  [Read More…]