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Lawmakers Think Facebook Is Trying to Start a Bank. Walmart Tried That-and Failed

2 hours ago   |   Slate

This could be a major obstacle for Libra, the social network's attempt to create a cryptocurrency.
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Social media, vanity metrics, and the push for quality over quantity

Social media, vanity metrics, and the push for quality over quantity

2 hours ago   |   VentureBeat

Social networks are making changes to focus on quality over quantity - a move that involves shifting away from vanity metrics.
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By 2023, Half Of Smartphone Users Will Have A 5G Phone

2 hours ago   |   Android Headlines

Although 5G networks have gone live in only select locations all over the world and only a handful of 5G-ready handsets are available in the market currently, a new report from...
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Improve Your WiFi Coverage & Speed With This Discounted NETGEAR Orbi

6 hours ago   |   Android Headlines

WiFi is one of those things we need to survive, but it really isn't. Everything is done over WiFi now, but unfortunately a lot of routers are still not all that great at...
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What is malware and how can you remove it forever

What is malware and how can you remove it forever

7 hours ago   |   Tech Radar

Malware - the combination of two words - malicious and software - is the term often used to describing a wide range of potentially dangerous and invasive code. The main malware...
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Vodafone gets EU approval for takeover of Liberty Global assets

Vodafone gets EU approval for takeover of Liberty Global assets

7 hours ago   |   Tech Radar

The European Commission has approved Vodafone's €18.4 billion acquisition of Liberty Global's central European cable networks. In one of his final acts as CEO, former Vodafone...
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Verizon 5G hotspot launches for $500 with 24 month contract

Verizon 5G hotspot launches for $500 with 24 month contract

7 hours ago   |   Geeky Gadgets   |   2 articles

The new Verizon 5G hotspot has this week been unveiled costing $500 with a 24 month contract. The Inseego MiFi is the first 5G hotspot and fifth 5G-enabled device on Verizon's...
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First London Underground tunnels to get 4G connectivity by March 2020

First London Underground tunnels to get 4G connectivity by March 2020

8 hours ago   |   Tech Radar

You'll soon be able to use your smartphone for calls, texts and internet activity on a London Underground train while you're whizzing through a tunnel. Transport for London has...
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HBO shows off mystery, armored polar bears in full His Dark Materials trailer

14 hours ago   |   Techno Buffalo

What you need to know HBO released an extended His Dark Materials trailer at San Diego Comic-Con. HBO and BBC are working together on the show. There are polar bears. In...
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Facebook is backpedaling from its ambitious vision for Libra

Facebook is backpedaling from its ambitious vision for Libra

21 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / David Marcus, head of blockchain at Facebook, speaks at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via...
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How to use Google Assistant on a Samsung Galaxy Watch

How to use Google Assistant on a Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung makes some of the best smartwatches for Android users, but they lack a lot of the Google apps that make alternatives more appealing. What's especially a shame is the... Read more ...

Apple Music Renames Hip-Hop Playlist to 'Rap Life'

Apple Music Renames Hip-Hop Playlist to 'Rap Life'

Apple Music has renamed its "The A-List: Hip-Hop" playlist to "Rap Life." Ebro Darden, global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B at Apple Music, will host a companion "Rap Life... Read more ...

Friday deals: Acer Chromebook R 11 is $210, Google Pixel XL $340, more

Friday deals: Acer Chromebook R 11 is $210, Google Pixel XL $340, more

Acer Chromebook R 11 hits a new all-time low , an unlocked Google Pixel 2 XL can be yours for $340 , and Emerson's Assistant-enabled thermostat is $89. Hit the jump for more in... Read more ...

Verizon customers can get a half-off Galaxy S9 directly from their carrier now

Verizon customers can get a half-off Galaxy S9 directly from their carrier now

Samsung is gearing up to unveil two new high-end phones with a lot of cameras in tow, a beefed-up processor, more memory and storage than ever before, and plenty of other... Read more ...

Google app 10.24 details ‘Brief your Assistant,' removes Chromebook from...

Google app 10.24 details ‘Brief your Assistant,' removes Chromebook from Assistant Availability

Compared to last week's beta that detailed Assistant Ambient Mode , the latest Google app is a quieter release. Google app 10.24 reveals more about “Brief your Assistant” and... Read more ...

9to5Google Daily 270: A first look at Android on feature phones

9to5Google Daily 270: A first look at Android on feature phones

Listen to a recap of all the top 9to5Google stories of the day. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play , iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app , Stitcher , or through our... Read more ...

Latest Samsung Galaxy Watch update improves alarms and swim tracking

Latest Samsung Galaxy Watch update improves alarms and swim tracking

One of the best smartwatches you can buy for an Android phone doesn't actually run Android, but Tizen. Samsung's Galaxy Watch has proven a stellar option for many, and this... Read more ...

Verizon Fios subscribers can get their first month of YouTube TV for free

Verizon Fios subscribers can get their first month of YouTube TV for free

Earlier this year, Verizon announced a partnership with Google to promote YouTube TV. This week, that partnership is starting to take effect with a new promo that gives Verizon... Read more ...

9to5Mac Happy Hour 234: MacBook speeds, Apple TV+ details, and iPhone 11 dummies

9to5Mac Happy Hour 234: MacBook speeds, Apple TV+ details, and iPhone 11 dummies

This week Benjamin and Zac talk more about the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, news around Apple TV+ and the upcoming streaming video service, new emoji coming in iOS 13... Read more ...

Vodafone offering free Galaxy Buds when you Buy Galaxy S10+ and S10 5G

Vodafone offering free Galaxy Buds when you Buy Galaxy S10+ and S10 5G

Vodafone is offering a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds when you buy either a Samsing Galaxy S10+ or a Galaxy S10 5G smartphone. The offer will be available when you take out a... Read more ...