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Leak Tips 'Google Home Hub' Smart Display

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

Google is reportedly going after Amazon's Echo Show with the Google Home Hub, a 7-inch smart display that taps into the Google Assistant. Look for it at Google's Oct. 9 event.

Pegasus Spyware Targets iOS, Android Devices in the US

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

The Pegasus spyware strain, which can infect iOS and Android devices, appears to be targeting victims in the US, says Citizen Lab, a watchdog group at the University of Toronto. However, the Israeli maker of the spyware rejects the findings.

ACLU: Facebook Helped Employers Discriminate Against Women

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

Facebook's settings mean employers could block women from seeing ads for things like truck driving or window installations, according to a complaint from the ACLU. Facebook says that practice is 'strictly prohibited in our policies.'

Firefox Reality VR Browser Has Arrived

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

The cross-platform browser is built specifically for virtual and augmented reality (aka mixed reality) headsets with features such as the ability to search the Web with your voice. It's available for download now in the Oculus, Daydream, and Viveport app stores.

'Cloud Version' of Assassin's Creed Odyssey Heading to Switch

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

Odyssey is launching on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on Oct. 5, but a Switch version wasn't expected due to hardware limitations. However, it looks as though Ubisoft got around those limits by opting to stream the game instead. Only Japan is getting it on Switch, though.

Your Twitter Feed Can Be a Chronological Timeline Again

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

In a series of tweets, Twitter says it will start testing a "way to switch between a timeline of Tweets that are most relevant for you and a timeline of the latest Tweets." In other words, Twitter finally got tired of all the complaining and is set to fix the problem.

How Big Is the iPhone XS Max, Really?

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

The Apple iPhone XS Max is smaller than you think, because its '6.5-inch' screen size is misleading. Here's how it compares to other phones you know.

Report: 8 New Alexa Devices Planned Including a Microwave

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

If the rumors are true, we could see an Alexa-enabled microwave, in-car gadget, amplifier, receiver, and subwoofer. Clearly Amazon is trying to compete with the likes of Garmin and Sonos while spreading Alexa beyond the limitations imposed by smart speakers.

Amazon to Supply and Install Audi E-tron Home Chargers

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

Audi's e-tron fully electric SUV will require home charging kit just like any other electric vehicle, but Audi decided to outsource supplying and installing them to Amazon, who will charge owners around $1,000 to hook one up.

Facebook Seeks to Defend Political Candidates From Hacking Threats

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

The company's new pilot security program is designed for the candidates and any staff members associated with their political campaigns. Once the person enrolls, the company will start monitoring their accounts for potential hacking threats.

Linux's Linus Torvalds: Sorry for Being a Jerk

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

Over the past two decades, the Linux founder has gained a reputation for offering unfiltered views on technology. For years, he defended the behavior, but he's since had a change of heart and will take time off to address his issues.

Remember the Path App? It's Shutting Down

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

If you're a current or former Path user, be sure to request a copy of your data before Oct. 18 if you want it. Path plans to officially terminate the service that day, after which the app will become inaccessible.

16 Things to Know About Amazon Prime

6:14 am PDT, September 19, 2018

Amazon Prime is much more than free, two-day shipping. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon's service.