Verizon Halts Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL SIM-Locking

In brief: Verizon is understood to now be in the process of removing the SIM-locking requirement associated with the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. However, it remains unclear whether this is a temporary change or one which will be in effect permanently going forward with the two new Pixel phones. On the use […]

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Forget Cleaning Cat Litter, This AI Litter Box Will Do It For You

In brief: Cat owners might be happy to know Petato is working on a new solution which takes much of the manual labor out of cleaning the cat litter box. Footloose, as it’s called, is a cat litter box in itself, but one which comes with a number of smarts to improve the cat (and […]

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Verizon Pixel 3 Phones Don’t Automatically Work On Other Carriers

In short: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones that are linked to Verizon will not work on other carriers unless they are activated through Verizon first. This is based on confirmation given by a Verizon representative to a number of media outlets including The Verge who confirmed this is not a policy specific […]

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Sling TV Makes It Easier To Watch Most Popular Content On Roku Devices

In brief: Sling TV is updating its app on Roku devices to offer more of a content-first user experience. In particular the update will bring with it a greater awareness of how to gain access to content the user might not have access to through their normal Sling TV plan. For example, once the update […]

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Google Home and NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Gain Deeper Integration

In brief: The NVIDIA SHIELD is now in the process of gaining additional support for Google Home leading to a deeper level of integration between the two. NVIDIA confirmed the increased support via a blog posting today which details the scope of what a user can now do when a SHIELD is paired with a Google […]

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Google Stylus That Transfers Data Between Devices Described In Patent

In brief: A Google patent might be providing a good look at how the inclusion of a stylus will offer improved functionality in the future. As the patent details a stylus that’s equipped with its own wireless interface, memory and processor. The patent does not particularly emphasize the need for a stylus to contain all of […]

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Verizon Leads In Mobile Video Quality, But US Operators Not Good Enough

In brief: When it comes to the quality of video transmission over a wireless mobile connection, a new report suggests the best operator right now in the US is Verizon. This is based on new data from OpenSignal which seems to show Verizon as the most reliable and of the best quality followed by T-Mobile. […]

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Facebook Reportedly Plans To Creep Into The Living Room With Camera For The TV

In brief: Facebook’s next attempt at hardware will reportedly come in the form of a device that can be attached to a TV and provide the user with access to some video content. While this in principle sounds like what an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku Stick does, the difference will be Facebook’s option […]

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Hulu Plans To Replace Live TV Option With Smaller Bundles

In brief: Hulu plans to scale down its live TV offering as a means to help reduce costs while also serving content consumers want, instead of bundling as much as possible, at the lowest price possible. The details on this come from a new report out of The Information which attributes comments given by Hulu’s CEO, […]

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LG’s Strong Focus On AI Will Continue At CES 2019

In brief: LG Electronics has confirmed its intention to continue to promote its strong focus on artificial intelligence (AI) during the CES 2019 trade show, due to take place in Las Vegas in early January. The announcement also confirmed the keynote presentation will be given by the company’s President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. I.P. Park, […]

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