Samsung: “About Half” of Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Devices Exchanged

With exchange stock arriving in stores this week, owners of the Galaxy Note 7 seem to finally have the motivation to swap out their unsafe Note 7 for a safe model. Samsung announced yesterday afternoon that “about half” of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices in the wild have already been exchanged. That’s a good number knowing that just days ago, we were only at about 25%.  (more…)

The Uncertain is a 3D Adventure Game in a Post-Apocalyptic Setting

The Uncertain, published for SHIELD Android TV owners, is available on Google Play priced at $14.99. In this game, which has quite the story to it, you play as an Engineering Robot who seems quite curious about the human race that has been extinct for quite some time.

On Earth now, a race of robots live in complete harmony, not ruled by war, and remain completely logical in all aspects of robotic life. Better said by the game’s description, “Imagine that you have to make a moral choice in a world with no such term as morality. Every decision made here is a set of zeros and ones, and sometimes it has nothing to do with common sense.” (more…)

Chromecast Preview Program Update Rolling Out, Just Bug Fixes

If you happen to be signed up for the Chromecast Preview Program, the one we first detailed earlier this month, it appears that its first update (version 1.21.72444) is now rolling out. Inside, Google says it is just a bit of bug fixes and stability improvements for the Chromecast (1st Gen) and Chromecast Audio. That’s nothing too fancy, but always welcomed. (more…)

Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach, At Least 500 Million Affected

Yahoo confirmed this afternoon that user information, such as names, email addresses, birth dates, and even unencrypted security questions & answers have been stolen. According to the announcement, the information for at least 500 million Yahoo users was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what Yahoo is calling a “state-sponsored actor.” State sponsored simply means an individual or group of individuals acting on behalf of a government body.  (more…)

Verizon CFO: Silly People, You “Don’t Need Unlimited Data”

As other carriers have introduced new (mostly shady) unlimited data plan options, Verizon continues to field questions about whether or not it will do the same. The continued questioning is fair, since this is the company who claimed in 2015 they were a “leader” and not a follower when asked about joining the rest of the industry in rollover data features, only to do just that, join them a year later.

So what did soon-to-be-retired CFO Fran “ShamWow” Shammo have to say when asked about unlimited data plans on Verizon, this morning at an investors conference? Only that “at the end of the day, people don’t need unlimited plans.” You hear that, people, you don’t need unlimited data.  (more…)

Stable Chrome OS Gets Google Play and Android Apps on Two Chromebooks

Google Play and Android apps moved a step closer to a broader release to more devices today, thanks to a graduation of the Google Play beta experience to Chrome OS stable. Wait, did that make sense? What I’m saying is that Chrome OS stable (v53.0.2785.129) now has access to Google Play and Android apps, though only on two devices at the moment. Still, we’re making progress!  (more…)