"Of course, that’s not really bad news at all. We remember back in the early days when Netflix subscribers complained that they could never find anything good to watch. Now their biggest problem is figuring out how to choose one show out of the hundreds and hundreds of great options that are always available. Things get even tougher in June, with 39 new original shows, movies, and comedy specials set to premiere over the course of the month."
"Currently, Amazon's Alexa Voice Shopping service lets you make purchases or get a rundown of the day's best deals with the sound of your voice. For instance, if you decide you need some paper towels, you can shout out your request to Alexa, and within days, your order will arrive at your doorstep."
"It doesn't matter what phone you own or how durable the manufacturer claims it is: A vigorous swim or a fall at the wrong angle could destroy it. Trips to the beach can be particularly damaging — not only due to water, but sand as well, which can easily clog ports and effortlessly scrape Gorilla Glass and aluminum."
"Revelations from Facebook, Google, and other social media platforms of Russia-linked groups sparked a flurry of activity in the capital last fall, prompting the tech companies to spend more on lobbyists and crisis public-relations firms than they ever had. “Your power scares me,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), during public hearings in October. If regulations weren’t imminent, they still seemed more likely than ever before."
"In conversations with its supply partners, Samsung has "confirmed" that it will include an in-display fingerprint sensor in the upcoming Galaxy S10, Korean news outlets are reporting. Those reports suggest Samsung will bundle an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor in the smartphone's screen that will be supplied by Qualcomm, according to SamMobile, which earlier covered those reports." - DON REISINGER
While Apple has done a solid job of keeping software leaks at bay over the past few months, a number of interesting reports regarding Apple’s software plans have managed to leak out over the past two to three weeks. If you haven’t been paying too much attention to some of the scattered WWDC tidbits that have made their way through the Apple rumor mill recently, we’ve put together a little preview to help give you an idea of what to expect when Tim Cook and co. take the stage next week.-Yoni Heisler
"One month after that memo was sent, Samsung assembled a massive 132-slide report comparing the iPhone’s user interface to Samsung Galaxy interface, and it detailed hundreds of ways that Samsung devices should be more like Apple’s. “In short, the evaluation report makes the case that the Galaxy (identified here as the “S1″) would be better if it behaved more like the iPhone and featured a similar user interface,” explained John Paczkowski and Ina Fried of AllThingsD." - Zach Epstein
"Nearly every Android phone maker on the planet has copied Apple’s iPhone X at this point, and more Android-powered iPhone clones are due to be released in the coming months. In a bit of hilarious irony, however, there’s one Android phone vendor that hasn’t yet copied the iPhone X: Samsung. That’s right, the company that wrote the book on stealing Apple’s designs is one of the few companies left that hasn’t stolen Apple’s iPhone X design. That wasn’t a figure of speech, by the way. Samsung literally wrote a book about how to steal Apple’s iPhone designs."
"Each of the items that appears is a different time that Alexa has been triggered. If Alexa recognized what was being said to her, the text of what you said will show up. If she doesn’t understand what was said, it was likely a false triggering (Alexa misheard something else you said as “Alexa”). However, Amazon still stores the audio recordings of those false triggers, unless you use the app to delete that recording." - Chris Mills
"The official start of summer is getting close, and to celebrate, T-Mobile is kicking off a Buy One Get One sale this Friday.
Starting Friday, June 1st, T-Mobile is launching BOGO deals on 13 phones from Apple, LG, and Samsung. To take advantage of these offers, you’ll need to buy your two new phones on EIP. You cannot mix and match brands, but you can mix and match two phones from the same brand."
"The move is the result of Amazon’s unwillingness to cooperate with Australia’s updated GST (goods and services tax), which would require the online retail giant to collect a 10 percent tax on all purchases that are shipped to Australia from overseas; previously the GST only applied to imported items over A$1,000."-Chris Welch
"The policy said: “We don’t censor content because of an artist’s or creator’s behavior, but we want our editorial decisions - what we choose to program - to reflect our values. When an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful (for example, violence against children and sexual violence), it may affect the ways we work with or support that artist or creator.”"-David Turner
"The new initiative, called Roblox Education, includes a curriculum for teachers, coding camps and a creator challenge. Teachers will have access to (free) step-by-step tutorials, handouts, setup guides, outlines, lesson guides and more in order to use Roblox to teach coding in their classrooms." - Swapna Krishna
""Screens will buzz with static and interference before going blank and entirely silent, leaving viewers staring into the void – or searching for their remote controls – for five long seconds. The darkness ends with text emerging, which reads: "This is your TV screen ... most of the time; a void full of nothing." It then explains the virtues of Samsung QLED technology which has an 'ambient' mode meaning viewers need never see a blank screen again.""Chris Velazco