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Google may be developing a service similar to Apple's Find My network for Android users

Back in April, Apple made a big move in expanding the Find My tracking network to third-party accessories, and manufacturers can now enroll in the Find My Network Accessory Program to certify their devices. This effectively opened up what is perhaps the best network of devices for tracking lost items,...

Bungie opens pre-orders for its Destiny toaster

Back in June 2020, Bungie participated in the Gaming Community Expo 2020 Charity Marathon. The developer said at the time that if they were able to raise at least $777,777.77, they would look into offering an official Destiny toaster.

Proposed antitrust legislation bans companies from making pre-installed apps unremovable

In the wake of last year's congressional antitrust investigations, lawmakers have proposed a new bill that would force Apple and other smartphone makers to make their default apps removable by the user. For instance, iPhone users would have to have the ability to uninstall Apple's Phone, Clock, Messages, Mail, FaceTime,...

FCC changes how emergency alerts are issued in the US

The newly adopted Report and Order combines existing, non-optional “Presidential Alerts” with alerts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to create a new non-optional alert class called “National Alerts.”

Spotify acquires Podz to help modernize podcast discovery

Spotify is furthering its investment in podcasts with the recent purchase of Podz.

The World Bank refuses to help El Salvador's Bitcoin implementation

Earlier this month, El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. It sits alongside the US dollar as the Central American country's official currency, with the exchange rate freely established by the market. Additionally, prices for goods can be shown in Bitcoin, tax contributions can be...

Pornhub and parent MindGeek hit with lawsuit over allegations of hosting nonconsensual sex videos

The civil complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California, claims Pornhub and its parent knowingly profited from videos depicting rape, child sexual exploitation, trafficking, and other nonconsensual sexual videos. "This is a case about rape, not pornography," the complaint states, adding that MindGeek is...

Motorola partners with Bullitt for its new Moto Defy phone

Dress the Moto G9 Play in tougher overalls and you get the new Moto Defy, a mid-ranger powered by Snapdragon's 662 SoC with a sizeable 6.5-inch 720p display that's now protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

Retailers are taking more steps to stop graphics card scalpers

A Micro Center in Dallas made headlines earlier this month after someone captured chaotic scenes of customers rushing to grab restocked Nvidia cards. The incident illustrated the unprecedented demand and desperation for products we’re experiencing right now, which has resulted in scalpers selling GPUs on eBay for two to four...

CPU and GPU Availability and Pricing Update: June 2021

Here's our monthly update on the PC hardware market to see what the current trends are for CPU and GPU pricing. Terrible availability and high prices continue for GPUs, but let's hope we have some good news to share on where the market is headed.

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