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TikTok, Spotify, New York Times, and others apps face outages across the US

The issues seem to have started around 6:30 PM ET.

What you need to know The internet seems to be having some difficulties at the moment. Several apps are experiencing outages across the U.S., as well as in some parts of Europe and Australia. Those affected include Spotify, TikTok, the New York Times, Pinterest, and more.

The internet gods are angry at us — or maybe everyone staying at home and watching YouTube finally broke the internet.  [Read More…]

Fortnite to host Party Royale with performances from deadmau5 and others

Get ready to party!

What you need to know Fortnite’s newest “party royale” game mode has been announced. The premiere will take place on Friday, May 8, 2020. Fans can look forward to virtual performances Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and Deadmau5.

Last week, Fortnite brought a brand new game mode into the title with the introduction of “party royale,” a mode that has no guns and strictly exists as a space for players to kick back and  [Read More…]

Google joins others to help develop a smart home connectivity standard

What you need to know Google and others are joining forces to improve smart home standards. Amazon, Apple, and others are in. There’s even a new website with all of the information, too.

The move should bring down some of the walls that hamper smart home setups.

Google has announced that it has joined forces with Apple, Amazon, and the Zigbee Alliance to work on the adoption of a new connectivity standard designed to make it easier  [Read More…]

Android Pay coming to Canada, Spain, Brazil and others, debuts peer-to-peer payments

Android Pay is expanding to new markets, and expanding its U.S. capabilities.

Even though Android Pay is available in 10 markets right now, it’s been a relatively slow, plodding expansion for Google’s mobile payment platform. At Google I/O 2017, the company announced that it is expanding to a further five markets in the coming months, launching in Canada, Brazil, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. There have been numerous hints that Android Pay was imminently launching in Canada and Russia, so  [Read More…]

Can Samsung’s DeX Station succeed where others have failed?

Will Samsung’s market dominance make DeX a thing people actually use?

Samsung is one of those companies that likes to try things. Because it will put things out there and keep working on them we have technology like AMOLED screens that don’t suck and devices that have ginormous displays. Heck, Samsung even brought back the stylus and made it sexy. Even when its ideas get universally panned (T-Mobile actually dropped the original Note just before its release  [Read More…]

PlayStation VR review roundup: Here’s what others have to say about PSVR!

The first reviews are in for the anticipated PSVR; things are looking good!

As the console world’s first foray into the virtual world, Sony’s PlayStation VR has a lot riding on its shoulders. Does it live up to the hype? Will it serve as a great introduction to VR? Can it compete with the already-established Oculus Rift and HTC Vive?

We’ve rounded up a collection of written and video reviews to help you form an overall  [Read More…]

T-Mobile adds new BingeOn partners, including YouTube, Discovery Go, Redbull TV and others

T-Mobile has announced a number of new partners for its BingeOn program, including YouTube, Discovery Go, Redbull TV and others. John Legere took to Twitter with some stats that the company has collected, like that millions of subscribers are now streaming more than twice the amount they were before BingeOn, and that on the T-Mobile network you get 480p Netflix instead of the 360p that others are offering.

7/ @TMobile has been listening  [Read More…]

Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and others file joint amicus brief supporting Apple

Google has officially joined other major tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and more in filing an amicus brief, or “friend of the court” statement. It’s supporting Apple in its current legal fight against the FBI over unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooting suspects.

Apple has refused the FBI’s order, stating that such a move could cause others to gain access to the phone via a “backdoor”. The other companies  [Read More…]

HTC One M9 for Rogers, Sprint and others to receive Android Marshmallow update next week

HTC will soon begin rolling out its Android Marshmallow for carrier versions of the One M9 across North America. Canadian One M9 owners on Sasktel, Rogers, Wind, and Videotron should receive the update early next week, according to HTC’s Mo Versi.

Great news for our Sasktel, Rogers, Wind and Videotron HTC One M9 owners! We’ll go live on Monday for the Marshmallow OS update. Thank you!

— Mo Versi (@moversi) January 15,  [Read More…]

Samsung details its December security update for Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 and others

Samsung has dropped word of its latest monthly security updates — part of its (and others’) push for more frequent and transparent updates, particularly with regards to security-specific bugs.

The December update post essentially says it’s incorporated all of the patches included in Google’s December security bulletin, plus nine others that might or might not actually be in this update as they might have been in a previous update. And other fixes included in this update “cannot be  [Read More…]