Stories by Steve Vegvari

Jeff Bezos’ Phone Was Hacked by Saudi Crown Prince

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had his phone hacked following an exchange of messages between Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman on WhatsApp. The hack has been said to have taken place in May of 2018. The two were exchanging pleasantries on the messaging app. According to The Guardian, who learned of the hack, Bezos later received...

New Nintendo Patent Shows a Switch Controller With Stylus Attachment

Nintendo has filed a patent application that sees a stylus attachment connected to the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller. The patent was apparently published earlier on January 16th, however, GamesRadar discovered that the patent was filed during mid-2019. Through GamesRadar's report, images were uncovered of the patent which shows a similar wrist-strap attachment for the Switch's...

Huawei Will Use TomTom as Google Maps Alternative

With the US cracking down and banning Huawei, the Chinese tech company has had to become a bit creative in sourcing partners for certain features for their phones. Previously, Huawei partnered with Google to provide Huawei users with the navigation tools and functions within Google Maps. Since becoming blacklisted in the US over privacy concerns,...

Apple Sets Release Dates For Upcoming Apple TV+ Shows

Apple has announced release dates for a slew of new shows hitting Apple TV+ in the near future. Most of the shows given release dates are set to begin airing in the spring and summer of 2020. Apple has also included a synopsis as well as other looks at the upcoming shows. In a series...

Xbox Console Streaming (Preview) is Now Available in Canada

Microsoft has expanded its Xbox Console Streaming Preview to Canada. This free cloud-based platform will allow players to access their Xbox One game library and play them via Android phone and tablet devices. Posted on the Xbox Wire, Jonathan Hildebrandt, Principal Program Manager, announced that Xbox Console Streaming Preview was now available to Canada and...

Facebook Reportedly Ceases Plans to Show Ads on WhatsApp

Facebook is pivoting away from its initial plan to sell ads on the messaging app, WhatsApp. Reported by The Wall Street Journal, Facebook has disbanded the team in charge of ad integration. In addition to Facebook disbanding the ad team, any and all code related to advertisements has been removed from the core app. Facebook...

Fitbit Activates Blood Oxygen Monitoring System Ahead of Apple Watch

Fitbit has reportedly added its blood oxygen monitoring feature to its Versa, Versa 2, Versa Lite, Ionic, and Charge 3 line of wearable says CNET. In a recent report, Fitbit has activated the feature after users have been actively asking to see the monitoring system included in their devices for quite a while. The CNET...

Analysts Predict iPhone 12 May Feature Up To 6GB of RAM

The overall consensus is that Apple will be releasing four new iPhones this fall. Many analysts have been predicting this over the past few months. Featuring 5G connectivity and OLED screen, it also appears as though the new generation of iPhones may also sport up to 6GB of RAM. Reported by MacRumours, UBS analysts Timothy...

Sony Will Not be Attending E3 2020, ESA Responds

After months of speculation, Sony has now confirmed they will not be attending E3 this year. This will mark the second year in a row Sony has decided to not attend the gaming convention held in Los Angeles. Sony told GameIndustry.biz that rather than attending E3 2020, the company will be concentrating on attending 'hundreds'...