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Apple Just Killed the Ability to Stream Games From Steam to Your iPhone Apple Just Killed the Ability to Stream Games From Steam to Your iPhone

Valve’s anticipated app designed to let you stream games and movies from the Steam platform to your iPhone or iPad has been rejected by Apple, despite the company approving it earlier in the month. As with Valve’s Steam Link box, the app would have allowed you to stream games from your PC directly to your phone or…

Report: T-Mobile Website Let Anyone Look Up Sensitive Customer Data With Just a Phone Number Report: T-Mobile Website Let Anyone Look Up Sensitive Customer Data With Just a Phone Number

A bug on a T-Mobile website meant for employees let anyone with a T-Mobile customer’s phone number access sensitive information, according to a ZDNet report. While T-Mobile has since fixed the issue, the bug sounds similar to one found by researchers in October 2017, bringing into question the security practices of…

YouTube Is Messing With the Order of Videos in Some User Feeds YouTube Is Messing With the Order of Videos in Some User Feeds

YouTube is making even more changes to the way you watch videos, just in case you thought the video platform was done complicating its service after introducing YouTube Music. As noticed by MacRumors, YouTube is now testing non-chronological subscription feeds, a feature pretty much no one asked for, and one that is…

Instapaper Is Blocking Users in Europe Until It Figures Out New Privacy Rules Instapaper Is Blocking Users in Europe Until It Figures Out New Privacy Rules

Instapaper has informed its European users that it will temporarily cut off their access to the platform starting today. The reason? This Pinterest-owned service needs more than the two years it had to comply with the European Union’s new batch of privacy rules that go into effect on May 25. Sorry, Europe!

Apple’s Got a Rebate With Your Name on It If You Paid Full Price for an iPhone Battery Replacement Apple’s Got a Rebate With Your Name on It If You Paid Full Price for an iPhone Battery Replacement

Controversy over Apple’s battery management choices on older, out-of-warranty iPhones drove the company to offer discounted battery replacement services for affected customers toward the end of 2017. Now Apple is issuing a $50 credit to customers who paid $79 to replace their batteries last year, instead of the…

This Gadget Told Me How Wimpy My Punches Are, Please Don't Fight Me This Gadget Told Me How Wimpy My Punches Are, Please Don't Fight Me

You ever get in a fight? No, not on Twitter. I mean a real fight, you know, with your fists? If not, then Hykso’s $150 FightCamp punch trackers probably aren’t your bag. The wearable is designed to provide the hard-hitting boxer within you valuable insight about your performance, and show you how you stack up compared…

Comcast Pulls Xfinity Site After Researchers Discover Bug Leaking Customer Data Comcast Pulls Xfinity Site After Researchers Discover Bug Leaking Customer Data

As if you needed yet another reason to loathe your ISP, Comcast has dropped the ball when it comes to properly securing its own wireless products. A pair of security researchers have uncovered a bug on Comcast’s website that allowed unauthorized disclosure of Xfinity customers’ personal data, according to a report…

This New PS4 Controller Is Riffing Hard on Microsoft's Super Customizable Controller In a Very Good Way This New PS4 Controller Is Riffing Hard on Microsoft's Super Customizable Controller In a Very Good Way

One of the best controllers you can get for your PC or Xbox is the super customizable Microsoft Elite, but if you’re a PS4 fan you’ll have to go to third party peripheral maker Scuf to get any kind of customization. We’ve liked Scufs PS4 controllers in the past quite a bit, but its latest PS4 controller, the Vantage,…

Redditor Gives Live Updates After Apparently Finding Anti-Tank Missile in Server Room Redditor Gives Live Updates After Apparently Finding Anti-Tank Missile in Server Room

Ever head into the office to find your chair at someone else’s desk? Or a new plant in the break room? What about a live explosive next to where you keep the server racks? That’s what Reddit user WhySoSadCZ appears to have found and photographed after attempting to perform some routine maintenance in a seemingly…

3D Headphones Startup Shutters, Leaving Backers Empty-Handed and Hundreds of Dollars Poorer 3D Headphones Startup Shutters, Leaving Backers Empty-Handed and Hundreds of Dollars Poorer

Ossic, the company developing the Ossic X over-ear headphones designed primarily for virtual reality headsets, has ceased production after failing to deliver pre-orders to crowdfunding backers and is shutting down “effective immediately.” While Ossic blames lack of demand for its niche product (in addition to…

Looking Like a Billion Buckeroos: An Outdoor Style Guide for America's Richest Nerds Looking Like a Billion Buckeroos: An Outdoor Style Guide for America's Richest Nerds

What do you get the person who has it all? A little self-awareness, especially when it comes to their outfit of choice. But Silicon Valley’s ultra-rich have recently abandoned the premise of “uniforms boost my brain power” for a more reasonable “I’m rich, so maybe I should own an actual jacket.”

This Phone Tracking Company's 'Demo' Tool Let You Track Almost Anyone in the U.S. in Real Time This Phone Tracking Company's 'Demo' Tool Let You Track Almost Anyone in the U.S. in Real Time

A troubling flaw in phone tracking company LocationSmart’s demo tool, used to advertise its services, let anyone take advantage of an easily exploited flaw to track phones from America’s top four carriers without the user’s consent or knowledge, according to KrebsOnSecurity. The demo site was reportedly taken down…

Nest Devices Went Offline Last Night, Disabling Some Key Features Nest Devices Went Offline Last Night, Disabling Some Key Features

If you own a Nest product, we’ve got bad news: Last night, as you performed your evening ablutions and got ready for bed, Nest devices went offline, disabling some integral features in certain devices. But hey, if you’re a Nest user, this probably isn’t the first time you’ve had to deal with something like this.

A $400 Surface Might Just Do the Trick A $400 Surface Might Just Do the Trick

Microsoft’s Surface line of Windows 10 PCs have mostly been marketed as premium devices. But according to a new Bloomberg report, the company is planning to bring back a good ol’ fashioned cheap Surface, most likely to get in on some of that sweet sweet iPad money Apple’s been raking in (or to give us something to buy…

So, Like, What’s the Next iPhone Gonna Be Called? So, Like, What’s the Next iPhone Gonna Be Called?

Your brand new iPhone X ain’t that brand new anymore, and as it passes the six-month marker of its existence, one has to wonder “What’s next?” No doubt a new fleet of iPhones is coming from Apple, but even that presumption presents yet another question posed by philosophers across the internet: “What’s the next iPhone…

The Wi-Fi Alliance Wants to Make Building a Mesh Network Simpler Than Ever The Wi-Fi Alliance Wants to Make Building a Mesh Network Simpler Than Ever

Today, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced what everyone’s been waiting for since the world fell in love with mesh networking devices: Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh, a shared standard for extending wifi coverage with multiple routers. Should manufacturers adopt the standard, soon you’ll be able to grab any router supporting…

Oh Please Let the Pop Up Camera Become a Trend Oh Please Let the Pop Up Camera Become a Trend

HP announced a refreshed line of both consumer and professional devices, including some appealing all-in-one computers that add some pretty novel features and make an attempt to counter the permanence that plagues all-in-one devices (and the lack of competing voice assistants in PCs). The coolest part? A slick hidden…

Google Swears Its Duplex AI Assistant Will Tell You It's a Bot Calling Google Swears Its Duplex AI Assistant Will Tell You It's a Bot Calling

Earlier this week at the Google I/O developer festival, the company debuted Duplex, its eerily accurate human voice system that impersonates a bumbling intern making calls on your behalf. According to Google, Duplex is able to schedule appointments and book restaurant reservations by making actual phone calls for you.…

Oculus Go's VR Is Good and Cheap, So Why Am I Still Disappointed? Oculus Go's VR Is Good and Cheap, So Why Am I Still Disappointed?

I’m standing in the middle of my living room, but my view is of the deck of a ship. I can hear my actual dog as he pants on the sofa I pushed against my wall so I could spin my head to explore my virtual surroundings. He’s obscured by the Oculus Go strapped to my face. I take a step forward in my living room, and sigh…

Squirrel Is a New App That’s Just Like Slack but Made by Yahoo, and We’ll Leave It at That Squirrel Is a New App That’s Just Like Slack but Made by Yahoo, and We’ll Leave It at That

Well this is odd. It looks like Yahoo is releasing a new messaging app. The invite-only service is called Squirrel, as Android Police reports, and honestly it looks a lot like Slack, but with a focus on families instead of office productivity. It might turn out to be a huge hit, just a new, creepy way for Yahoo to…

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