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Google discontinues the Pixel 3A and 3A XL

Google has discontinued its mid-range Pixel 3A and 3A XL smartphones, the company announced today (via Android Police). “Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3A,” Google said in a statement to The Verge. “For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 3A, the product is available from some […]

Dark Sky delays shutdown of Android app until August 1st

Popular weather app Dark Sky, now owned by Apple, is keeping its doors open on Android for a little longer. The company said on Wednesday in an update on its website that it plans to keep the Android version going until August 1st, after initially announcing it would shut it down today, on July 1st. […]

New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears

The threat of ransomware may seem ubiquitous, but there haven’t been too many strains tailored specifically to infect Apple’s Mac computers since the first full-fledged Mac ransomware surfaced only four years ago. So when Dinesh Devadoss, a malware researcher at the firm K7 Lab, published findings on Tuesday about a new example of Mac ransomware, […]

Hitachi completes merger of Power India with ABB Power Grids

Hitachi has completed the merger of its joint venture power business unit with ABB Power Grids, known as Power India, a statement said on Wednesday. The merger follows the completion of the global merger of the energy business vertical of the Swiss major with the Japanese conglomerate. The merged entity is known as Hitachi ABB […]

Ravi Shankar Prasad urges Indian startups to create ‘Made in

Days after the government banned 59 Chinese apps, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said India must develop its own apps and stop dependence on such foreign apps. “… the dependence on these foreign apps with their own agenda for variety of reasons, must stop,” the minister said adding that the ban presents an […]

What Disbanding the Police Really Meant in Camden, New Jersey

Two schools of thought have emerged for altering US policing practices following the killing of George Floyd and widespread Black Lives Matter protests: reform the way police do their jobs, or defund or even disband police agencies. Reform-based initiatives like 8 Can’t Wait, endorsed by Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, call for new rules, […]

Search Party is the scathing millennial satire you need to

It’s been three years since Search Party last aired on TBS, where tragically few people watched it. An immediate cult hit, Search Party won ardent fans across its brief two-season run by being an unexpected mix of thriller and satire. The series was a bait-and-switch: it begins with a mystery about a missing woman, but […]

NBC and CBS’s new Peacock deal highlights how complicated keeping

NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS have struck a new deal that allows a number of TV shows and movies from ViacomCBS’s library to stream on NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock. Ray Donovan, The Affair, Undercover Boss, The Game, Everybody Hates Chris, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and more will be available to stream on Peacock when the streaming […]

French Hacker Says Chingari Maker Globussoft’s Website Has Malware

Is Chingari maker Globussoft’s website infected with malware? That’s what the well-known French security researcher Robert Baptiste, who goes by pseudonym Elliot Alderson on Twitter, has said. Posting on Twitter Baptiste said: “The website of Globussoft, the company behind Chingari, the so-called Indian TikTok alternative, has been compromised.” He noted that the site had a malware script in […]

WhatsApp to Get Animated Stickers, QR Codes, Group Video Call

WhatsApp today announced a bunch of new updates for its mobile apps and the Web client. WhatsApp for Android and iPhone will get new features such as animated stickers and QR codes along with an improved video calling functionality over the coming weeks. The Facebook-owned chat app has also said WhatsApp for Jio Phone will get […]