Happy Thursday! Recently, Signal (the messaging app) tried to take out ads on Instagram that used Facebook’s own ads against it. The campaign, called the “transparent ad campaign,” was pretty telling—it used specific ad targeting to tell users a whole lot about themselves.
This is info that Facebook readily has access to and can sell to advertisers. In a totally unsurprising move, Facebook blocked the campaign and banned Signal’s ad account. The whole thing is pretty unsettling and worth a read.
Sony’s DSLR line is no more. The company quietly removed all DSLR’s from its online store and those of retailers. So if you want a new camera from Sony, it’s time to go mirrorless.
If you have an Apple TV, good news: AppleCare coverage has been extended to three years.
Peloton finally reneged and recalled its treadmills after a child died and several injuries to both humans and animals were direct results of faulty designs. It’s ridiculous that it took this long.
Loki will hit Disney+ two days earlier than originally scheduled. The show will air on Wednesdays instead of Fridays.
We all know that Facebook collects user data for targeted advertising, but just how specific is that data? A new Instagram ad campaign by Signal shows people the uncomfortably-precise personal data that Facebook collects and sells. At least, it would, but Instagram shut the project down before it went live. Read More »
OtterBox has added two new additions to its line of MagSafe iPhone accessories. There’s the standalone OtterBox Wallet for MagSafe, for streamlined card and cash storage, and the Folio for MagSafe, which offers storage as well as screen protection. Read More »
Lenovo just announced a Yoga tablet with HDMI input on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform. Like a portable monitor, the new tablet could serve as a second screen for your laptop or help you play consoles games on the go. Read More »
Between Wandavision and The Mandalorian, Disney+ has trained us to set aside Fridays in the name of entertainment. But a recent announcement stated that new episodes of its upcoming show, Loki, will air two days early on a Wednesday. Read More »
After months of fighting the CPSC, Peloton is issuing a recall for its treadmills, which are responsible for several injuries and the death of a child. Before the recall, Peloton’s CEO insisted that the injuries and death were caused by user error and poor parental supervision. Read More »
Whether you’re doing a weekly cleanup or a deep Spring cleaning, you’ll need a high-quality broom and dustpan combo at your side. This duo has a steel handle and sturdy plastic design that snaps together for easy storage. The broom’s handle measures 52 inches, making it perfect for tall users or for reaching into hard-to-reach areas. The dustpan measures 10 inches so it can easily collect and hold lots of dust and debris, plus it has a built-in scraper and comb to ensure a thorough cleaning and a gunk-free broom.
Android tablets aren’t all that popular these days, and if we’re honest, they never were. However, Google is trying to change that with an all-new “Entertainment Space” for tablets. It looks a lot like Google TV. Read More »
Customers who have purchased AppleCare for their AppleTV recently received an email from Apple stating that their coverage has now been extended from two years to three at no additional charge. This is only for the standard AppleCare plan. Read More »
Having trouble with your Chromecast? Several people in the r/youtubetv Reddit community are complaining that they can’t get past the YouTube TV sign in page on their Chromecast with Google TV. Google is aware of the issue, according to users who called the company for help. Read More »
Tesla makes nice cars and all, but if you want a high-end luxury vehicle that’s fully electric, soon Bentley will have you covered. This week the automaker confirmed to Car Magazine that it’s going big on electric vehicles, with a full range coming in 2025. Read More »
Without any fanfare or discussion, Sony seems to be pulling the plug on selling its A-mount DSLR cameras. The cameras in question—the a99 II, the a77 II, and the a68 models—are no longer listed on Sony’s website. Read More »