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Chase recently made changes to its credit card lineup – here’s the scoop

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include more details provided by Chase.

If you’ve been looking into applying for a Chase credit card recently, you may have  [Read More…]

Troubleshooting PS4 online connection issues made easy

Technology isn’t perfect. The PlayStation Network goes down from time to time, preventing you from playing your favorite games, but sometimes the problem is on your end. When you need to troubleshoot your online connection to properly diagnose the problem as best as possible, you can do so through the PS4 settings or by unplugging a few cables (yes, the old “turn it off, turn it back on again” method).

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The S20+ Kvadrat Cover is made of recycled materials and 100% compostable

A sustainable case that feels as good as it looks.

Plastic cases these days are a dime a dozen, and while there’s nothing particularly wrong with them, it always feels like a shame to cover up your expensive and carefully designed new phone with a sheet of TPU. If you’re going to put a protective case on your phone, why not get something that feels as unique and well-crafted as the phone itself?

Kvadrat is a textile  [Read More…]

More than 20 games have made $1 million on Oculus Quest

A successful ecosystem is a happy ecosystem.

What you need to know The Quest is a standalone, fully-featured VR headset by Oculus and Facebook. It seems to be quite popular, with the headset regularly selling out. Facebook announced in a blog post that over 20 games have passed $ 1 million in revenue on the Quest. This revenue only includes money made through the Oculus Quest.

The Oculus Quest is a standalone VR headset that uses cameras  [Read More…]

Google’s location tracking made this innocent biker a suspect in a robbery

A bike ride he won’t soon forget.

What you need to know Zachary McCoy became a robbery suspect by riding his bike past a house three times that had been burgled. Police used a geofence warrant to request information about devices in the area from Google. Geofence warrants have increased by 500% from 2018 to 2019.

Did you ever think your next bike ride might turn you into a suspect for a crime? I know I haven’t,  [Read More…]

Air Wick’s Essential Mist Smart Diffuser shows anything can be made ‘smart’

What you need to know Air Wick has announced the Essential Mist Smart Diffuser. There are iOS and Android apps. Users can turn the diffuser on and off as well as set schedules.

Nobody asked for it but we got it anyway.

Air WIck has announced the Essential Mist Smart Diffuser and yes, it’s an oil diffuser that can be controlled from either an iPhone or Android phone.

Setting the smart control aside, where this diffuser seems  [Read More…]

Streaming services made up nearly 80% of U.S. music revenue in 2019

The report notes that the streaming market in 2019 was bigger than the entire U.S. recorded music market two years back.

What you need to know The year-end 2019 music revenue report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has revealed that paid subscriptions to on-demand streaming services jumped by 25% in 2019. Total revenue from streaming music increased by 19.9% last year, accounting for 79.5% of all recorded music last year. The number of paid  [Read More…]

The FCC just made your connection faster by unlocking the ‘OnGo’ band

15 new channels in the 3.5GHz range are already supported by plenty of phones for LTE use, but OnGo is important for 5G, too.

The FCC just finished a six-year set of talks with the CBRS Alliance (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) and authorized commercial use of what’s known as the 3.5GHz CBRS band.

3.5GHz service is in-between super-low bands like T-Mobile’s 600Mhz and mmWave such as Verizon’s 28GHz.

Previously held exclusively by the Department of Defense for  [Read More…]

So…Samsung’s apparently made artificial humans for CES 2020

The company claims these artificial humans are capable of displaying intelligence and emotion.

What you need to know Samsung has apparently taken the next step in artificial intelligence. A company backed by the Korean giant, NEON, claims to have created artificial humans. These virtual beings not only look like humans but are apparently also capable of mimicking human behavior, intelligence, and emotions.

Your next best friend could be a virtual construct. And, no, I’m not talking about  [Read More…]

Decade in review: HDR+ made smartphone cameras tools of the trade

It’s made it not only possible, but at times preferable for me to use the camera that’s in my pocket rather than the more expensive and elaborate camera in my bag.

Google Google Home & Google Assistant Moto X Roku Chromecast & Google Cast HDR+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Alexa & Amazon Echo HTC One M7 Robot Vacuums Google Cardboard Google Wifi Apple Apple across the decade Rene Ritchie’s product of the decade The iPad  [Read More…]