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WhatsApp puts limits on message forwarding to curb COVID-19 misinformation

Starting today, WhatsApp messages can only be forwarded to one chat at a time.

What you need to know WhatsApp is tackling the spread of misinformation on its platform by putting limits on message forwarding. Starting today, users can only forward messages to one chat at a time. WhatsApp is also teaming up with local governments and NGOs over a coronavirus information hub.

Last week, I wrote about how the message forwarding feature in WhatsApp was being  [Read More…]

Verizon’s new OneSearch search engine puts privacy at the forefront

It will provide unbiased and unfiltered results for all.

What you need to know Verizon launched its privacy-focused search engine, OneSearch, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. OneSearch will respect your privacy by not storing records tied to you or sharing your search data with advertisers. Verizon has not said which search engine will power OneSearch, but that it will provide unbiased and unfiltered results for all users.

It should be no surprise by now that what you  [Read More…]

Cyber Monday finally puts my favorite Himawari Backpack back on sale

I’ve been waiting all weekend for this backpack to go on sale — and it has!

My coworkers all carry an ungodly amount of gear around in backpacks that cost an ungodly amount of money. Me? I don’t really need all that hassle. Most days that I go to Walt Disney World — because that’s the reason I live in Orlando — I just need a bag that’s big enough for my Chromebook, an umbrella or hoodie, a charger,  [Read More…]

Android 10 puts privacy controls into users hands like never before

When it comes to privacy, more is always better.

There are a lot of changes to enhance our privacy while we’re on our phones in Android 10.

These aren’t the big user-facing features that manage to get all the press and win hearts and minds or anything like that, but the might be the most important changes to Android in recent memory. We store our lives on our phones, and anything that keeps prying eyes off of  [Read More…]

Best Buy accidentally puts the Pixel 3a XL on store shelves

The Pixel 3a XL isn’t official yet, but it’s already being displayed at a Best Buy in Ohio.

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are launching on May 3, but it looks like a Best Buy store in Springfield, Ohio wasn’t willing to wait any longer. The store in question inadvertently put a few units of the Pixel 3a XL on store shelves for all customers to see, which is how the photo made its way to  [Read More…]

Amazon’s new $30 Echo Wall Clock puts all your timers at eye level

Alexa, countdown two minutes.

Alexa has changed how I use timers. It’s just so easy to say “Alexa, countdown two minutes” that I end up using it for just about everything. Whether I need a reminder when the baby’s bottle is warm, when my break is up, or when I can make the next move in a free-to-play video game (you know the ones with timed movements). Those games are so easy to get addicted to, not  [Read More…]

WWE 2K19 Universe Mode puts you in control of your own wrestling promotions

Show Vince McMahon how it’s done.

WWE 2K19’s Universe Mode is one of the most interesting ones in wrestling video games. The mode essentially lets you play the role of pro wrestling booker. That is, you’re in charge of which matches go on the show card, who wins championships, and who becomes the face of your company.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed trying to put on the best wrestling shows you can? Don’t worry. We have a few  [Read More…]

DVR hub for Xbox puts your console captures on your Android phone

The Xbox app for Android doesn’t let you do this. Enter a third-party developer.

One key feature the Windows 10 Mobile Xbox app has over both the iOS and Android versions is that you can not only view but also download your console captures from the cloud. Once uploaded to Xbox Live, just as you can on the PC app, the Windows 10 Mobile app allows you to get hold of them for sharing and editing as  [Read More…]

Honor Magic hands-on: Huawei puts its design prowess on display

This hardware is exciting, and you aren’t going to see it outside of China.

Honor launched the sleek new Honor Magic in China just a few weeks ago, and though there are no plans for it to arrive in North America we had an opportunity to look at this really interesting phone at CES 2017.

The Magic is a completely separate device than the rest of the range of recent Honor releases, and that’s immediately clear when  [Read More…]

Wynn Las Vegas puts an Amazon Echo in every hotel room

A tough of artificial intelligence is coming to your luxury room.

The Wynn and Encore hotels in Las Vegas, known as some of the most luxurious in the city, are getting a technology upgrade this month when they install an Amazon Echo in every single hotel room across the two properties. That’s a total of 4748 Echos, which will enable voice control of various actions in the hotel room.

Guests will be able to talk to their  [Read More…]