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Facing backlash, Ring gives users additional privacy controls

In light of recent privacy scandals, the security company Ring has made a concerted effort over the past few months to empower its users to take greater control over their data and video feeds. Features such as two-factor authentication are now officially required to set up a new account, and the company is phasing in additional user controls like the ability to control what information is shared with third-parties (coming this spring) and opt-out of personalized advertising. We’ll  [Read More…]

Google responds to backlash over lack of Stadia announcements

Oh hey look, Google put its foot in its mouth again.

What you need to know Stadia is Google’s game streaming service. It launched in November lacking key features and games, and was met with harsh criticism. Google has blamed the lack of game announcements on publishers.

Google has taken a lot of flak for its poor support of Stadia. Whether it’s in regards to missing features or lack of games, there’s no shortage of ire on  [Read More…]

Sonos CEO responds to backlash, will continue to update legacy products

Let’s try this again.

What you need to know Sonos recently announced that it would be ending support for some of its older speakers in May 2020. Following a lot of backlash, Sonos reassures that legacy speakers won’t be bricked in any way. It’s also working on a way to split your system between old and current devices.

Sonos found itself in the middle of the spotlight this week, and not for the right reasons. The company  [Read More…]

The Redmi K20 pricing backlash is an important lesson for Xiaomi in India

Xiaomi fans are mad that the Redmi K20 costs $ 20 more than its Chinese counterpart.

For the longest time, Xiaomi went unchallenged in India. After making its debut in the country back in 2014, Xiaomi essentially had a stranglehold on the budget category, pushing out local players like Micromax and Intex and then challenging Samsung for the crown. It has managed to do all that on the back of its Redmi series, continually rolling out new  [Read More…]

Hearthstone expansion leads to intense community backlash

The new Hearthstone expansion recieved an epic launch party — and backlash from the community.

On August 5, Blizzard threw an epic Hearthstone-themed party in L.A., one week ahead of the release of the latest Hearthstone expansion, One Night in Karazhan. Hosted by Hearthstone Senior Producer Yong Woo and Hearthstone caster extraordinaire Dan ‘Frodan’ Chou, the livestreamed event was also a celebration of the game reaching 50 million registered players across all platforms.

New cards

The  [Read More…]