Technology Trends

Xperia XZ3 leak could ruin Xperia XZ2 chances

The problem with launching too many phones in a year is they begin to blend into each other. They also induce buyers’ remorse when a better option comes out too soon.

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Hero shooter ‘Paladins’ arrives on Nintendo Switch June 12th

Game developer Hi-Rez Studios announced that its hero shooter Paladins will arrive on the Nintendo Switch on June 12th. It will launch next week as a $30 Founders Pack that includes all current and future champions, with a free-to-play version coming...

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Target expands curbside pickup and same-day delivery services

Target is determined to win over shoppers in a hurry -- the retail giant is expanding its Drive Up curbside pickup and Shipt same-day delivery services across the US Midwest and Southeast.

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Google salad emoji ditches egg, possibly for vegans

Google is all about diversity and inclusiveness, the company says, and it has gone to lengths big and small to prove it. Speaking of the latter of the two, the company recently highlighted one of those smaller changes in a tweet: it has updated its salad emoji to remove the egg, making it more inclusive for vegans. As you’d expect, … Continue reading

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Anker built two Nintendo Switch-optimized battery packs

Playing the Nintendo Switch in portable mode is incredibly convenient, but the short battery life can leave users wanting. Today, Anker announced two new battery packs that are optimized for fast charging the Nintendo Switch. One is a $70, 13400mAh p...

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Facebook takes on Twitch with game streaming hub Fb.gg

Facebook has launched a dedicated game-streaming hub to take on Twitch and, to a lesser extent, YouTube. The hub aggregates video game livestreams on the social network, making it easier for Fortnite and other game fans to find their favorite players. To simplify getting to the hub, Facebook has made it available under Fb.gg

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Ticketfly is finally back online after hack

Ticketfly's site is back online after a hack last week which forced the company to take the site down while it investigated the incident. The iOS app, along with the Promoter and Fanbase functions, are still down, as Ticketfly prioritized "bringing u...

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Sprint Unlimited Kickstart data plan is $15 a month and there’s no catch

Sprint wants you to abandon your current carrier and switch to its unlimited plan. Why should you consider the transition? Because the company’s latest promotion is offering unlimited data for $15/month, promising that there’s no catch or unwanted surprises.

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Facebook notifies 14M users of a bug that made status posts public 

Facebook is notifying 14 million users around the world about a bug that changed their privacy setting default to public, which could have led to them accidentally broadcasting updates that were meant for friends only. The bug surfaced in mid-May, an...

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Essential Phone Headphone Jack: Now an Adapter

This week the folks at Essential decided to go the dongle route when it came to a headphone jack for PH-1. Their device already had the ability to administer sound through its USB-C port, but barring that or Bluetooth, there was no traditional way to plug in and jam

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