Happy Friday! How often do you get calls from numbers you don’t recognize? For me, it happens pretty often. But I always answer because I never know when it’s going to be something important. While most of the calls are generic spam and I hang up, that’s not the case for everyone. In fact, people get taken advantage of by scammers every day. Thanks to a new feature that Google is testing in its Phone app, however, there may be some saving grace for those calls because it could start automatically recording calls from unknown numbers. While details are still scant at the moment, this could ultimately give users more power to fight back if they get duped by scammers.
YouTube Memberships are a way that you can support your favorite channels, but are they really worth it?
Samsung is letting users try Android…from their iPhones.
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Earlier this year, Google added call recording and transcription features to the Google Phone app in select regions. And now, the company is testing an “Always Record” feature that allows users to automatically record conversations with unknown callers or specific phone numbers. Read More »
You’ve probably noticed an increase in YouTube channels sporting a new “Join” button next to the “Subscribe” button. Clicking “Join” gives you the option to become a member by paying a recurring amount every month to the channel’s creator(s). But is paying this monthly fee to a YouTube channel worth it? Read More »
If you’ve always wanted a smartwatch but unwilling to pay a lot for one, the Wyze Watch should look tempting thanks to its sub $40 price. But getting ahold of one is difficult at best. Or was anyway, as Micro Center will sell you one today. You can pick it up in-store or pay for shipping. Read More »
Neuralink, one of Elon Musk’s many technological ventures, has just taken a huge step forward. In a new blog post and video, we see a macaque with Neuralink implants playing a game of Pong using only its mind—no controllers. Read More »
With the Pixel 5 out, it’s hard not to think about a Pixel 5a. After all, Google’s previous Pixel 4a might be the perfect phone at a budget price, and a new version should be better. But according to prolific leaker Jon Prosser, Google may have canceled the Pixel 5a. But honestly, that’s no so bad. Read More »
Keep your smartphone, smartwatch, earbuds, tablets, laptops, and other devices charged no matter whether you’re at work, on the road, or chilling at home. This PowerPort Cube from Anker plugs into any outlet and provides you with multiple plugs to power and fast-charge your setup without taking up much space (less than 2.5 cubic inches). The single hub includes three AC outlets and three USB ports, and has overload protection and a fire-retardant casing for maximum device protection. The PowerPort Cube comes in black or white, and in 5-foot or 8-foot variations so you can choose the combination that best suits your needs.
Have you always used an iPhone but found yourself curious about Android? Samsung’s new iTest site lets you test drive its flavor of Android without having to make the full plunge. You don’t have to install or buy anything, just visit a website and give it a go. Read More »
A new five-year deal gives Netflix exclusive streaming rights to Sony’s upcoming theatrical releases. Beginning in 2022, the deal states that all Sony theatrical films, including movies in the Spider-Man and Jumanji franchise, will land on Netflix after they finish their run at the box office. Read More »
Last December, Warner Bros made a shocking announcement—every movie it releases in 2021 will debut on HBO Max and in theaters on the same day. But now the company is ready to confirm things will go back to normal in 2022. Well, almost—Regal will get some timed exclusives along the way. Read More »
5G is the latest feature that mobile networks are touting, but it’s not available everywhere. If you feel like your Android phone is wasting battery searching for a nonexistent 5G connection, you may be able to turn it off. Read More »