Facebook could launch its video chat devices this month

Facebook will finally reveal its long-rumored video chat device called “Portal” next week, according to financial website Cheddar. A previous report by the same publication said the company was supposed to unveil the device during its annual F8 conference in May. However, the revelation was pushed back due to all the scandals the social network […]

Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon devices are back on sale this week

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a suite of deals on Amazon devices, including Echo smart speakers, Fire TV streamers, and Fire tablets. Amazon posts these discounts periodically throughout the year, and while most aren’t as deep as the deals that […]

Documents Show Volkswagen CEO Diess Knew About Illegal Devices

Unsealed documents from a German prosecutor’s office shed light on current Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess’ knowledge of the costly diesel emissions scandal. Back in late July, 2015, Diess, having just taken the helm of the VW brand after arriving from BMW, sat in on a fateful meeting, German magazine Der Spiegel reports. It seems that, […]

ANDROID WARNING: New wave of malware attacks could target MILLIONS of devices

Android fans are being warned that cybercriminals could launch a fresh wave of malware attacks targeting millions of devices. Google’s Android mobile OS is used on more than two billion devices each month and is one of the most used pieces of software in the world. Users of Google’s mobile OS are no strangers to […]

U.S. Democratic candidates told to ditch Huawei and ZTE devices

(Reuters) — The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE and Huawei Technologies because they pose a security risk, a Democratic source said on Friday. U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration have pressured U.S. companies to not…Read More

Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon devices are back down to Prime Day prices

Enlarge Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with a quick PSA for anyone who was interested in a new Amazon Echo or Kindle on Prime Day but didn’t want to sign up for Prime itself: several Amazon devices are currently down to the same prices they had during Amazon’s sales event—just at retailers other than […]

Democrats warn candidates not to use Chinese devices ‘even if the price is low or free’

REUTERS/Stringer The Democratic National Committee warned candidates running in the November midterms not to use devices manufactured by the Chinese electronics firms ZTE and Huawei, “even if the price is low or free,” according to a CNN report. The DNC was reportedly considering purchasing ZTE phone for its staffers when it issued its warning. The […]

Apple will repair devices damaged by flooding in Japan for free

Earlier this month heavy rain caused devastating flooding throughout western and central Japan, resulting in more than 200 deaths and causing millions to evacuate. Now, Apple has announced that it will repair devices damaged in the floods for free. Any repairable iPhones, Macs, iPads, iPods, Apple Watches and Apple displays directly damaged by flooding will […]