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House passes TRACED Act to protect consumers from illegal robocalls

5.6 billion illegal calls were made to Americans in November alone…

What you need to know The U.S. House of Representatives has approved an anti-robocall bill. The bill, named the TRACED Act, was passed by 417 votes to 3. It seeks to protect Americans from illegal robocalls.

The House of Representatives has passed an anti-robocall call bill designed to protect Americans from illegal robocalls.

As reported by The Hill, the TRACED Act was passed by a nearly  [Read More…]

Protect your new tech with a warranty from Upsie

Did you purchase new tech over the weekend? If yes, did you get the warranty protection offered by retailers?

Purchasing warranty protection is a no-brainer for anyone who only wants to buy the item one time. After all, if your device under warranty breaks, you only need to pay the deductible to get it repaired or replaced. And this time of year, when money seems to evaporate out of accounts, saving money is a novelty.

Not all  [Read More…]

Huawei will move its research center from the U.S. to Canada

It also hopes to build a factory in Europe for its 5G equipment.

What you need to know Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei announced that the company is moving its research center. It’s being relocated from the United States to Canada. This past Friday, it was reported that the U.S. was aiming to crack down further on Huawei’s access to U.S. technology.

To say that Huawei has had a rocky relationship with the United States over the last  [Read More…]

Protect your Black Friday purchases with a warranty from Upsie!

If you’ve spent time online in the past week, you’ve been bombarded by Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals. Many Americans will be taking advantage of these discounts to buy new tech. After all, you can find some great deals right now! When you purchase tech, you’ll be asked if you want to add-on a warranty protection plan. Here’s what you need to know before saying yes or no.

Does a warranty make financial sense?

Overall, warranties  [Read More…]

Here’s what Google is doing to help protect users from state-backed hacking

Going forward, Google says it will share more technical details about the threats it detects and how they are countered.

What you need to know Google has revealed that its Threat Analysis Group (TAG) sent more than 12,000 warnings related to users being targeted by government-backed attackers between July to September 2019. The Threat Analysis Group has been in existence for over a decade and is involved in detecting and defeating threats from government-backed hacking. TAG currently  [Read More…]

FCC vote bans buying telecom equipment from Huawei with government funds

The ban also includes purchasing from ZTE.

What you need to know The FCC decided in a unanimous vote to ban the use of the Universal Service Funds to purchase equipment from Huawei and ZTE. The Universal Service Fund consists of $ 8.5 billion which is used to help provide service to rural areas, libraries, and schools. Congress is considering legislation which would provide funds to replace the existing equipment from Huawei and ZTE.

On November 22,  [Read More…]

You can get 10TB of secure cloud backup from Degoo for only $90

Whether it’s a virus, system crash, or spilled cup of coffee, there are plenty of threats that can ruin your computer—and the precious data inside of it. That’s why it’s important to invest in a cloud backup solution. And while there are plenty of providers to choose from, not all of them are created equal.

Degoo Premium is an award-winning platform that offers unparalleled security and convenience, and a lifetime 10TB backup plan is available for over 95% off  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 4 review: From an iPhone user’s perspective

I’ve been using Google’s Pixel 4 phone for almost a month now. I mean, really using it. With my SIM card in it and everything. Taking photos. Making calls. Playing Pokemon Go. Yes, still.

This isn’t my first Google phone. I had the Nexus One, the Nexus 4, and the Pixels 1 and 2. I usually get the XL but since I’ve switched back to the smaller iPhone, I decided to go with the smaller Pixel as well.

Now,  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Cake, icing and the Google Pixel 5

If phone hardware is going to become more than a hobby project for Google, things need to change.

Three years on from the launch of the first Pixel phone, I’m lukewarm on the future of the series. That’s not because they’re bad products — at least outside of a couple of misjudged forays into tablet hardware that I’ll gladly sweep under the rug for the purposes of this editorial. On the phone side, Google continues to excel  [Read More…]

How to switch from Disney+ to the Disney+ bundle with Hulu and ESPN+

With 24/7 access to Marvel, Star Wars, all of your favorite old-school Disney movies, and even exclusive originals, it’s no surprise that Disney+ is as popular as it is. Disney’s all-new streaming service is an incredible deal for just $ 7 a month, but if you want to get even more bang for your buck, the $ 13-a-month bundle with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ is where it’s at. If you signed up for the basic Disney+ service but  [Read More…]