Scan Your Smart TV For Viruses

Considering that modern smart TVs (specifically the variant that allows you to install apps) run operating systems and can execute code downloaded online, there is a considerable risk of malware (virus) infestations. Malware on such devices is often obtained from one of the following three sources: App store. Side-loaded apps. Web browsing (more specifically, visiting…

Planet Earth

Amazon To Launch 3,236 Internet-Providing Satellites

Amazon has decided to launch 3,236 satellites that can provide Internet access around the world, joining other companies such as Facebook, Google, and SpaceX whom had/have similar projects. This is called Project Kuiper, and was done with the help of Kuiper Systems LLC. SpaceX’s plans to launch their 12,000 satellites are still underway. However, Google…

A Raspberry Pi in a case with a heatsink and fan

Comparing The Raspberry Pi 3A+ Vs The 3B+: The Most Important Differences

The Raspberry Pi single board computers (SBC) have been released over the years with incremented model numbers such as the Pi 1, Pi 2 B, 3, 3B+, etc. Now the Raspberry Pi foundation has been updating older models like the A series, as they offer benefits such as a smaller form factor (they can fit…

FB Lite Android app

WhatsApp, Instagram, To Be Merged With Facebook Messenger

Facebook purchased WhatsApp back in 2014, and they also bought Instagram prior to that in 2012. Both services are still wildly popular and have still been operating (mostly, at least) independent of Facebook, especially WhatsApp. According to The Independent, Facebook will integrate the underlying infrastructure of Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger into a central messaging…

Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S10 Leak Reveals Crypto Wallet, Hole-punch Screen

Images of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 have allegedly been leaked, and they reveal a hole-punch display and a cryptocurrency wallet. New #GalaxyS10 live images leak with ‘Samsung Blockchain KeyStore’ (images via @GregiPfister89) pic.twitter.com/g0FipTooe6 — Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) January 23, 2019 In this case ‘hole-punch’ display refers to a camera that is installed in the…

iPhone 6 on a wooden table

LCD Screens May Finally Be Dropped From iPhones In 2020

LCD displays were (almost) always the type of screens used in phones until several years ago. Super AMOLED displays eventually came out on the market in high-end product lines (like the Samsung Galaxy S series). The OLED technology, while expensive, was being offered at competitive prices and was already helping to usher in curved screens,…

Super Mario Run being played on an iPhone 7

Discontinued Apps And Games Pose A Major Malware Threat

Every so often, a discontinued game or other app shows up in app stores, but you didn’t hear an announcement saying they’d be relaunched. That’s because they weren’t relaunched. Flappy Bird, for example, was an immensely popular game that was discontinued and removed from Google Play, yet malware infested apps titled ‘Flappy Bird’ have shown…