Samsung’s New Phone Repair Kits Are Better Than Nothing

Samsung’s New Phone Repair Kits Are Better Than Nothing

Samsung officially introduced its repair kit program in the US this week. Now, anyone who owns one of the handful of Galaxy phones covered by the program can order the parts, tools, and instructions needed to fix their devices themselves. The company first announced its repair program in April. Thanks to some laws in Europe … Read more

Google Wallet Returns, Replaces Google Pay on US Phones

Google Wallet Returns, Replaces Google Pay on US Phones

Surprise, Google’s got a new app. OK, you’re probably not all that surprised. Google has always had an on-again, off-again relationship with the home-made apps that Android phones use to access its services. Specifically, Google often likes to make big changes to them, rebrand them, or just suddenly kill them dead with little explanation. The … Read more

Peloton Will Stop Making Its Own Bikes and Treadmills

Peloton Will Stop Making Its Own Bikes and Treadmills

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Leaks Give a Peek at Upcoming Apple and Samsung Watches

Leaks Give a Peek at Upcoming Apple and Samsung Watches

Watch out — New timekeeping wearables from Apple and Samsung are on the way. Apple whisperer Mark Gurman reports that Apple plans to release a more rugged version of its Apple Watch in the near future. It should be the largest Apple Watch of them all, though its screen is only slightly larger than the … Read more

Robocalls Are (Finally) Being Shaken Up

Robocalls Are (Finally) Being Shaken Up

Hey, have you heard that your car’s extended warranty is about to expire? That’s what the disembodied robot voice on the other end of the phone wants you to think, anyway. Fortunately, these incessant spam calls may soon be getting less frequent. This week, the US Federal Communications Commission closed a loophole in a policy … Read more

Microsoft Internet Explorer Is Finally, Really, Fully Dead

Microsoft Internet Explorer Is Finally, Really, Fully Dead

It’s the end times, the last cache, the final 404 page, for Internet Explorer. Microsoft finally laid its much maligned web browser to rest on June 15, when it announced that it would cease supporting the software on Windows 10 devices. Scraps of Internet Explorer’s husk will still live on in Microsoft’s Edge browser to … Read more

Meta Hits the Brakes on Portal, AR Glasses, and Other Hardware

Meta Hits the Brakes on Portal, AR Glasses, and Other Hardware

As the old adage goes, “hardware is hard.” Doubly so in the metaverse. The company Meta (née Facebook) has slowed its pursuit of AR glasses. The headset, which Meta had aimed for release in 2024, was likely years away from actual development. Now, those plans seem to be on indefinite hold. That report comes a … Read more

Amazon Watches Its Workers and Waits for Them to Fail

Amazon Watches Its Workers and Waits for Them to Fail

Ever sit there waiting for an Amazon package to be delivered, constantly refreshing your screen to see up-to-the-minute location updates? That’s kind of how it works in an Amazon warehouse too. The only difference is that Amazon isn’t just tracking packages, it’s tracking its workers’ movements. This week, Vice revealed internal Amazon documents that outline … Read more