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Apple reportedly launching AR/VR headset in 2022 and AR contact lenses after 2030

Apple is reportedly planning to release an AR/VR headset in 2022, AR glasses in 2025 and AR contact lenses between 2030 and 2040. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new note detailing Apple’s roadmap for its upcoming virtual reality and augmented reality devices. In terms of the AR/VR headset, Kuo says that current prototypes weigh between 200 grams...

B.C. to start charging PST on streaming services like Netflix on April 1

The government of British Columbia has announced that digital services such as Netflix will be required to collect PST starting April 1st. The tax measure, which was announced last year, was originally intended to go into effect on July 1st, 2020 but was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new change means the cost of British Columbians’...

Amazon Canada discounts Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 smart displays

Amazon Canada has currently discounted its Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 smart displays and is offering a free smart bulb as part of a bundle. Here’s an overview of the deals: Echo Show 5 with Blink Mini for $94.99 ($49.99 off) Echo Show 5 with free Sengled Wifi Bulb for $69.99 ($44.99 off) Echo Show 5 with TP-Link Smart Plug for $79.99 ($44.99 off)...

What do you think about group voice chat app Clubhouse?

Clubhouse, a currently invitation-only group audio chat app that was first released in 2020, is getting a lot of attention. The app, which is only available on iOS right now but is coming to Android soon, is quickly growing in popularity despite not being widely available yet. Clubhouse lets users start voice chatrooms that anyone can join, allowing...

Twitter may release ‘undo send’ button for paying users

Twitter is working on a new ‘undo send’ timer for tweets, according to reverse app engineer Jane Manchun Wong. The feature essentially gives users five seconds to withdraw a tweet they have sent. It appears that the feature works similarly to Gmail’s ‘undo’ feature. A spokesperson for Twitter has confirmed to Reuters that the social media giant is...

Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix [Mar. 1-7]

Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that recently hit Canadian streaming platforms. Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column typically focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave and Netflix Canada, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ will be mentioned when relevant. We’ll also highlight...

Alleged Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 chip details leak online

Qualcomm may have the successor to last year’s excellent Snapdragon 765 system-on-a-chip (SoC) on the way. XDA Developers spotted leaked details about the Snapdragon 775 on the ‘XiaomiUI’ Telegram channel. The channel isn’t affiliated with China-based smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, however. The leak specifically references the ‘SM7350 Platform,’...

Games to ‘Stream ‘n Load’ on PlayStation, Xbox and Google Stadia [Mar. 1-7]

Every week, MobileSyrup goes over the latest titles to hit gaming subscription services, such as Xbox Game Pass, Google Stadia, PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus. We’ll also highlight any Canadian titles when relevant. Google Stadia Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle Developer: Heavy Iron Studios Publisher: Bandai Namco Genre: Arcade Price: included...

Apple to discontinue iMac Pro once supplies run out

Apple’s iMac Pro may be on its way out. The tech giant removed most configurations of the computer from its website, and while the base model is still available, the Apple Store says it’ll only be around “while stocks last.” 9to5Mac reported that Apple removed the various iMac Pro configurations on Friday. The same holds true for Apple’s Canadian website,...

Amazon Alexa skills pose potential security threat according to study

One of the ways that Amazon sets its Alexa digital assistant apart from the competition is through a massive library of third-party ‘skills.’ Skills enable all kinds of extra functionality on Alexa, from checking the weather to playing music. A recent count puts the number of skills at over 100,000, although The Verge notes that most of those skills...

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