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Amazon – Ring Announcements #1477

Big day for Amazon Ring announcements with a slew of brand new product offerings. They are really using their market power to flood the marketplace with a large assortment of new connected home devices. Everything from a mailbox monitor to a drone security device for your home. Plus app developers are now starting a coalition to fight Apple. Subscribe...

Google Nest Hub gets Disney+

Disney+ launched not long ago (November 12, 2019 to be precise) and it has a lot of content, that isn’t just for children, although there is plenty of that. After all, these parks also cater to adults and so to do the movies and TV shows on its network. The company built by Mickey has come a long way. With a subscription, you get all of the content,...

Facebook at War with EU! #1476

Facebook is at war with the EU and says the may cease operations in Europe over a data storage ruling that happened in Ireland. Facebook appears to me to be upset and acting like a child bully. It’s highly doubtful that Facebook will cut off collecting data on the 410 million europeans that use Facebook. Subscribe to the Newsletter. Join the Chat...

OnePlus 8T Unveiled on 14 October

OnePlus have announced the launch event for the OnePlus 8T: 1500 BST / 1000 EST on 14 October. This isn’t entirely unexpected as OnePlus have long operated a biannual release strategy but with Covid-19 and the separate release of the Nord model, anything was possible in 2020. Fortunately, there is some stability in the world. “OnePlus is always looking...

GitHub’s Newly-Created Repositories Default to ‘Main’ on October 1

GitHub announced that on October 1, 2020, any new repositories you create will use “main” as the default branch, instead of “master”. The change does not impact any of your existing repositories: existing repositories will continue to have the same default branch they have now. In June of 2020, GitHub decided to replace the term “master” on its service...

Trump “Approved the Deal in Concept” Between TikTok and Oracle

One day after the U.S. Department of Treasury stated that WeChat and TikTok would be prohibited in the United States, President Donald Trump has “approved the deal in concept”. The more I read about This situation, the murkier it gets. The U.S. Department of Treasury posted a new statement: The President has reviewed a deal among Oracle, Walmart,...

U.S. Department of Commerce Prohibits WeChat and TikTok

The United States Department of Commerce announced a prohibition on transactions relating to mobile apps WeChat and TikTok. This is being done in response to President Trump’s Executive Orders that were signed on August 6, 2020. The action by the Department of Commerce describes the decision as one made “to safeguard the national security of the United...

DOOGEE Adds S58 Pro To Rugged Line-Up

Hardly a day goes by at the moment without a new smartphone being announced and here we have DOOGEE, adding the S58 Pro to their rugged line-up. Unlike the average smartphone, the S58 would be entirely at home in a futuristic sci-fi thriller with its radical design, but closer to earth the S58 Pro is perfect for the great outdoors with advanced shock...

Facebook Introduced Oculus Quest 2

Facebook introduced Oculus Quest 2, the next generation of all-in-one VR. Facebook says Oculus Quest 2 has a new all-in-one form factor, new Touch controllers and their highest-resolution display ever. Quest 2 starts at $299 USD – $100 USD less than the original Quest. Pre-orders are open now, and Quest 2 ships on October 13. With Quest 2, we’re...

PlayStation Announced PS5 will Launch in November

Sony announced that PlayStation 5 will launch in November. The price starts at $399 for the PS5 Digital Edition and $499 for PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive. This puts PlayStation 5 at a slightly higher price than Microsoft’s Xbox Series S, which is priced at $299. Starting on November 12, PS5 will be available in seven key markets: the U.S.,...

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