PayPal cuts ties with domain registrar Epik over digital currency

PayPal has terminated the account of domain registrar and web hosting company Epik for violating its “risk controls,” prompting angry letters and blog posts from Epik alleging conservative bias was to blame, Mashable reported. Epik reportedly hadn’t taken the appropriate steps to legally offer Masterbucks, which let you pay for services both within Epik’s network […]


iPhone 12 teardown

The first two models from Apple’s iPhone 12 have started shipping, and iFixit are busy taking them apart. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are surprisingly similar inside, as iFixit points out that the cheaper model has a plastic spacer in the spot where the Pro puts its telephoto lens and LiDAR sensor. […]


Apple revamps more stores into ‘Express’ format for faster iPhone 12 pickups

Apple is expanding its new “Express” retail format to more locations, according to Reuters. The Express stores have a wall of plexiglass-protected sales counters and some shelves with accessories right at the front of the store. The new format should allow customers to pick up orders while respecting COVID-19 safety guidelines. There are about 20 […]


Twitter and White House deny claims that researcher hacked Trump’s account

A security researcher claims he hacked President Donald Trump’s Twitter account earlier this month, guessing that his password was “maga2020!” and possibly posting a tweet where Trump appeared to take a satirical article seriously. Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant and magazine Vrij Nederland reported the news earlier citing screenshots and interviews with the researcher, Victor Gevers. […]


Ubisoft’s new hub will bring cross-play and cross-saves to more games

Ubisoft is merging Uplay and Ubisoft Club into a single hub for “in-game services, activities and communities.” Ubisoft Connect, as it’s called, is an evolution of those services and it works across multiple platforms. As part of the shift, Ubisoft is doubling down on cross-platform progression and cross-play. The progress you make in games like […]


Quibi is shutting down

Quibi the shortform mobile-focused streaming service is shutting down after just over six months of operation, making it one of the shortest-lived streaming services to date, according to The Wall Street Journal. There is any number of factors that can be pointed to in unpacking Quibi’s demise: the launch of a mobile-only streaming service at […]


Fire TV devices will get improved hands-free features with Alexa

Amazon is introducing new hands-free features using Alexa voice controls for some Fire TV devices. The company said it’s enabling “Echo Show-like experiences” on connected TVs, where it said Alexa will display visual responses when asked to view calendar, smart home cameras, weather updates and to-do lists. Amazon also said it has improved search and […]