Tag Archive: Used


Some Snapchat employees reportedly used internal tools to abuse users’ data

Employees accessed information using an internal tool called “SnapLion.”

What you need to know A report claims Snapchat employees abused their privilege to access user data. This included saved snaps, phone numbers, and more. SnapLion was one of the internal tools used to do this.

It seems like not a day goes by without learning about a new privacy concern or data breach, and this time around Snapchat gets its spot in the limelight with a report  [Read More…]

Android phones can now be used as hardware keys

Google this week took its focus on security to another level, making it possible for Android users more effectively secure services.

Available immediately in beta, people with Android phones running 7 Nougat or later can use their device as a hardware key. Similar to Google’s Titan Key, it’s a way of protecting Google accounts with a second layer of security. This new tool is available in both personal and business accounts.

This makes it easier and more convenient for you  [Read More…]

The Palm Phone can now be used as a standalone device

A software update also improves camera quality and battery life.

When the Palm Phone was released last year, one of the biggest draws to it was that it was supposed to act as a companion device to your primary smartphone — essentially allowing you to stay connected with fewer distractions. Now, Palm’s backtracking on that.

Beginning April 4, 2019, you can now purchase the Palm Phone and use it as a standalone Android device. It’s still being  [Read More…]

Woot is offering the 1st-gen Echo Show in used condition for just $70 today

Available until the end of the day or until sold out.

Woot is currently offering Amazon’s 1st-generation Echo Show in black or white for just $ 69.99. This limited-time deal offers the original Show smart speaker in used condition for $ 30 less than a used unit would cost at Amazon Warehouse right now. The devices shipped from Woot have been inspected and restored to fully working condition by an Amazon technician and come with a 90-day  [Read More…]

Can the Nest Cam be used as a baby monitor?

Best answer: Yes, you can use the Nest Cam as a baby monitor, however, there are some limitations as this was not the original and intended use for new parents. A dedicated app-based baby monitor like the Arlo Baby is a better option.

Amazon: Arlo Baby ($ 180) Amazon: Nest Cam ($ 165) Where the Nest Cam excels as a Baby Monitor

If you’ve decided to either repurpose an extra Nest Cam as a baby monitor, or  [Read More…]

Save over 50% with a used Amazon Fire TV Cube today only

Add Alexa voice control to your entire entertainment system.

Today only, you can add Amazon’s Fire TV Cube streaming media player to your home theater setup for just $ 49.99 at Woot. The device is in “Used – Good” condition so may show some signs of cosmetic wear, but is in full working order and comes with a 90-day warranty. At $ 50, it’s less than half the price of a brand new model. Amazon Prime members  [Read More…]

Nest cameras’ speakers used in horrific prank

Warning of North Korean missile attack broadcast by someone who got into a user’s account — but not by hacking the hardware.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good headline, they say. (And I should know — I’ve been writing headlines for 20 years.)

But if the following headline from the San Jose Mercury News sounds just a little too sensational, you’re right. It is.

“5 minutes of sheer terror”: Hackers infiltrate East Bay  [Read More…]

Woot is offering the 1st-gen Echo Show in used condition for just $75 today

Available until the end of the day or until sold out.

Woot is currently offering Amazon’s 1st-generation Echo Show in black or white for just $ 74.99. This limited-time deal offers the original Show smart speaker in used condition for $ 45 less than a refurbished unit would cost at Amazon right now. The devices shipped from Woot have been inspected and restored to fully working condition by an Amazon technician and come with a 90-day Woot  [Read More…]

This $11 Bluetooth speaker is meant to be used anywhere, even the shower

Jam out while you get clean.

Right now you can pick up this waterproof Bluetooth speaker with suction cup for just $ 10.99 at Amazon when you use coupon code QYR6BVQ2 during checkout. Inside you’ll find a 5W speaker so you can play audio for yourself and your friends, and the built-in battery will last for up to 6 hours of playback per charge. It comes with a detachable suction cup so you can stick it to  [Read More…]

Best Buy Pixel 3s have to be activated first on Verizon before a SIM from another carrier can be used

Just a little head’s up for those of you who are planning to buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Best Buy.

Before you do so, you should know that the phones are SIM locked to Verizon. This means the phones need to be activated first at Big Red before you can start using a card from another carrier.

Big Red has confirmed for The Verge that once the Pixel 3 is activated on its network, the device  [Read More…]