Category: Tech

Garmin data used to convict British runner for the murder of two gangsters

A British runner, sous chef, and underworld hitman was sentenced to life behind bars for the murder of two other Manchester-area gangsters this week — all due to data found on his Garmin Forerunner, according to the BBC. Mark “Iceman” Fellows was under investigation for the murders of organized crime leader Paul “Mr. Big” Massey […]

Verizon will offer free spam protection to all of its customers

Verizon announced this week that it will offer free spam and robocall protection to its subscribers starting in March. The Call Filter service, which was previously available as a $3 add-on, will be offered for free to all Verizon customers with phones that support the features, including iPhones and Android phones. The move finally puts […]

Western Digital’s Black SSD gets upgraded performance and a heat sink for gaming

Western Digital has announced an updated version of its WD Black SSD, the WD Black SN750, a more incremental update that looks to improve on performance from last year’s version. It’s also offering a heat sink-equipped variant that’s designed specifically for gaming. The second-generation drive keeps things largely the same as the original from a […]

How to set up multiroom music playback with Google Home speakers

One of the great advantages of having several Google Home speakers is the ability to play the same music throughout your house. Let’s say you’re cleaning the house, and you want to be able to move from the upstairs bedrooms to the downstairs living room without missing a beat. It’s really simple to set up, […]

The best wired or wireless gaming mouse to buy right now

Cut the cord… or don’t There couldn’t be a more personal PC gaming accessory than a mouse. You use it for everything from turning off your computer to highlighting this text, editing photos, and yes, playing games. And while computer mice might be easily recognizable gadgets in today’s world, gaming mice are specialty products. A […]

Microsoft to end Windows 10 Mobile updates and support in December

Microsoft is planning to end support for Windows 10 Mobile devices in December. While Microsoft revealed back in 2017 that the company was no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile, security and software updates have continued. These security updates will now cease on December 10th 2019, and devices will be unsupported […]

AR headset company Meta shutting down after assets sold to unknown company

Meta, maker of the Meta augmented reality headset, has been sold to an unknown company after a months-long struggle to keep its doors open. Next Reality unearthed a legal filing last week saying that Meta’s assets had been sold. Now, Meta is confirming the news — but expressing guarded optimism about the new owners. According […]

Microsoft no longer sees Cortana as an Alexa or Google Assistant competitor

Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant has fallen behind Google Assistant and Alexa over the past year, and now the software maker is taking a different approach to the competition. Speaking to journalists at a media event earlier this week, attended by The Verge, CEO Satya Nadella revealed that Microsoft no longer sees Cortana as a competitor […]

Satya Nadella teases Microsoft 365 subscription for consumers

Microsoft first unveiled its Microsoft 365 bundle of Windows 10 and Office for businesses and schools back in 2017. While a bundle of buying Office and Windows licenses makes sense for commercial customers, Microsoft is also looking to launch a similar bundle for consumers. Speaking to journalists at a media event earlier this week, attended […]