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Apple HomePod sales are hugely disappointing, new reports say

The Apple HomePod hasn’t exactly received the most favorable of reviews since it made its debut in early February. The smart speaker from the iEmpire went through months of delays before finally hitting shelves earlier this week, and while everyone could agree that the sound quality of the speaker was top notch, folks were decidedly […]

Cambridge Analytica CEO Post Goes to Julian Wheatland

Alexander Nix, the former CEO who was suspended last month following the release of a video that depicted him touting campaign tactics such as entrapping political opponents with bribes and sex, has officially resigned from his position, according to a person close to the company. Mr. Tayler, who was appointed acting CEO about three weeks ago, on Wednesday returned […]

No, Zuckerberg can’t lie to Congress just because he’s not under oath

While the press and public may have been denied a dramatic raise-your-right-hand moment in Congress this week, Facebook’s chief executive is still under legal obligation to tell the truth. If it feels like Zuckerberg is bending the truth, know that making a false statement to Congress might be difficult to prove given the slippery nature […]

Google removes original Pixel and Pixel XL from its online store

Google’s original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, the beginning of the company’s broader push to unify and streamline its in-house hardware efforts, have been removed from the online Google Store, as noted today by AndroidPolice. Google confirmed to The Verge that the devices are no longer available for purchase from the company directly. You can, […]

b8ta unveils Shopify-like solution for retail stores

b8ta, the store founded by Nest alums to sell trendy gadgets, is entering new territory. Today, the startup is launching “Built by b8ta,” which functions as a retail-as-a-service platform for brands that want a physical presence. Building off the success of its own retail stores, b8ta is confident it can provide an easy, cost-effective solution […]

The 2019 iPhone reportedly could boast three camera lenses

It looks like Apple could up the ante when it comes to the camera in the 2019 iPhone. According to recent reports, Apple is considering including three camera lenses in the flagship 2019 iPhone, which could help introduce a whole new set of features. The report first came from Taiwanese publication Economic News Daily and notes […]

PayPal is starting to offer more traditional banking services like debit cards and depositing checks

PayPal is looking to expand into something closer to a real bank, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. It’s beginning to roll out more traditional banking services to customers, including ATM-compatible debit cards, direct depositing paychecks, and FDIC insurance. How PayPal can actually do this is fascinating since it doesn’t actually have a […]

Consumer advocacy groups complain that YouTube is collecting information from children

YouTube is facing a new complaint from a coalition of consumer advocacy groups that claims that the popular video website has broken children’s privacy laws by collecting information on underage viewers in order to sell ads, according to a report in The New York Times. The complaint claims that YouTube is in violation of the […]

#MeToo founder calls out Tony Robbins for his tone-deaf comments on the movement

Life coach Tony Robbins dug himself into a hole last month when his comments suggesting that some women use the #MeToo movement to make themselves “feel good” made the rounds online. Now, the backlash is picking up steam.On Saturday, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke weighed in on Robbins after a video from Now This News […]