Tag Archive: Program


Google brings its Advanced Protection Program to Nest devices

Until now, it wasn’t possible for users to use their Google Account with both Advanced Protection and Nest devices.

What you need to know Google has finally brought its Advanced Protection Program to Nest devices. The Advanced Protection Program offers additional safeguards against fraudulent access, phishing, and malware. It is aimed at people that are at high risk of targeted attacks, such as activists, journalists, and people working on elections.

Google’s Advanced Protection Program, which is designed  [Read More…]

Kerbal Space Program 2 delayed, now set to release in Fall 2021

It’ll be a while longer before you can prep the rockets.

What you need to know Kerbal Space Program 2 was announced at Gamescom 2019. The game was originally scheduled to release in 2020. It has now been delayed to sometime in Fall 2021.

Kerbal Space Program 2 was first announced back at Gamescom 2019, as part of the Opening Night Live at Gamescom 2019. Originally scheduled to release in 2020, it’s being pushed back, as the  [Read More…]

Google launches ‘Works With Chromebook’ program for accessories

Buying accessories for your Chromebook is about to get much easier.

What you need to know Google is rolling out “Works With Chromebook”, an accessory certification program. Accessories marked with the “Works With Chromebook” sticker will be Chromebook optimized. You’ll be able to find “Works With Chromebook” certified accessories at staples like Best Buy and Amazon.

Google is now rolling out “Works With Chromebook”, a new accessory certification program that ensures that you’ll be able to find  [Read More…]

Sonos will stop bricking older speakers with its Recycle Mode program

Cake The 30% discount still applies when upgrading to a new speaker.

What you need to know Sonos has killed its “Recycle Mode” program that caused a lot of controversy earlier this year. Recycle Mode bricked old Sonos speakers and allowed you to purchase new ones at a lower price. Now, you can still get the 30% discount when upgrading to a new speaker, no bricking required.

Back in January, Sonos was the star of a juicy  [Read More…]

Does Visible have a Trade-In program?

Best answer: Yes, but Visible Swap only allows you to trade in any working Android phone for one of two budget smartphones. If you want a flagship, this isn’t the best choice.

Unlimited data on your smartphone: Visible ($ 40 per month at Visible) Inexpensive but powerful: Google Pixel 3a ($ 349 at Amazon) Any working Android phone

Visible Swap is a program that allows you to trade in any Android phone to Visible in  [Read More…]

Google doubles down on Android security with an upgraded bug bounty program

The top reward is now worth $ 1.5 million!

What you need to know Google is expanding the Android Security Rewards program. The biggest possible bug bounty under the program is now $ 1.5 million. There are also other new types of prizes, relating to data exfiltration and lock screen bypass, which go up to $ 500,000.

Google’s bug bounty program for Android, known as Android Security Rewards, has given out over $ 4 million in the  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 beta program now live in the U.S.

Unlocked Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners in the U.S. can finally try out the new Android 10 and One UI 2.0 features on their phones.

What you need to know The Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ is finally live in the U.S. Just like the Galaxy S10 series, the beta program is open only for unlocked Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ units. You can register for the  [Read More…]

Sonos offers 30% off new speakers with its new Trade Up program

Must trade in an eligible Sonos speaker.

What you need to know Sonos has a new Trade Up program which will give you 30% off for trading in an old Sonos speaker. Eligible products for trade-in include the Connect, Connect:Amp, ZP80, ZP90, ZP100, ZP120, and the first generation Play:5. After trading in your old Sonos device, it will enter a recycling mode after 21 days — scrubbing your personal information and allowing you to safely send it  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy Note 10 will kick off soon

Samsung may begin rolling out Android 10 beta for the Galaxy Note 10 series on October 24.

What you need to know Samsung will soon roll out Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. The Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 series phones was kicked off last week. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta program will be available in select markets, including South Korea,  [Read More…]

Google ends facial scanning program that was targeting homeless people

The research was carried out by contractors from a third-party company.

What you need to know Google is under scrutiny over tactics taken by its contractors during field research for the facial scan technology in the Pixel 4. The most alarming of the revelations included that contractors were told to target dark-skinned and homeless people. Google has now suspended the research and begun an investigation.

On October 4, we reported on how Google contractors had been using  [Read More…]