Apple is now selling certified refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 models

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to pick up the latest Apple Watch (and would prefer to save a few dollars in the process), you should check out Apple’s updated list of refurbished products. Spotted by 9to5Toys on Wednesday, two Apple Watch Series 3 models have been added to Apple’s list of certified refurbished devices. The first of the two refurbished […]

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Don’t use Huawei phones

The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from CNBC, the intelligence chiefs made the recommendation during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. The group included the heads of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the director of […]

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Millions Of Android Devices Compromised

Millions of Android devices have quietly fallen victim to a “drive-by” campaign that uses the mobile device’s computing power to mine for the cryptocurrency Monero, researchers at cybersecurity firm Malwarebtyes found. The attack, first discovered in January, has been ongoing since at least November 2017, according to the researchers. It uses malicious advertisements that contain hidden code that, when opened on […]

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You are being tracked. Deal with it.

Your every move is being tracked. If you didn’t realize it by now, get used to it. Because it will only become more widespread in the coming days, months and years. The Consumer Reports headlines this week about how smart TVs are monitoring your watching got a lot of attention, but it should hardly be a surprise. If you’re on the Web, and haven’t jacked up […]

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WhatsApp’s digital payments service goes live in India

WhatsApp has been working on digital, peer-to-peer payments for quite some time now, and the Facebook-owned messaging company appears to have just launched the service in beta in India, one of its most important markets. TechCrunch reports that select users in India have noticed the feature popping up in both the iOS and Android version of WhatsApp, with many celebrating the launch on […]

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T-Mobile Customers Got a Confusing Text About Phone Hijacking Scams

For the last few weeks, T-Mobile customers have been receiving text message alerts warning them about “an industry-wide phone number port out scam.” Motherboard confirmed with T-Mobile on Monday that the alert is authentic. A company spokesperson told Motherboard and Gizmodo that the company is alerting its entire “post-paid customer base,” but said not all customers have received the message yet […]

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Amazon patents could enable worker monitoring via wristband

Amazon has received patents for electronic systems that could enable warehouse monitoring through electronic pulses that guide employees by location. The patent filings, first reported this week by the news site Geekwire, come amid concerns over workplace conditions for the company, which has seen rapid growth in its warehouses or “fulfillment centers” key to its logistics. The publicly available patent […]

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Blockchain seems to be all the hype these days

Blockchain seems to be all the hype these days. The technology is said to have the potential to disrupt many industries and day-to-day operations — from banking to data and information sharing. Players within and outside of the tech world (like this iced tea company) have been scrambling to capitalize on the system. Many people recognize blockchain as the underlying technology behind bitcoin and […]

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