Tag Archives: US

Hotstar Android TV App Launched, Available in India, the US, and Canada

After years of clamouring from subscribers, Hotstar has finally released an app for Android TV – adding to its slate of Apple TV and Fire TV Stick apps – which means some of us don’t have to use a Chromecast to get the Hotstar experience on the big screen any more. It’s available via the Google Play store in India, the US, and Canada. The Hotstar app for Android TV ... Read More »

Asus launches the Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4, and 5.2″ Zenfone 4 Max in the US

Today Asus is significantly expanding the Zenfone 4 family of smartphones in the US. The Taiwanese company launched the 5.5″ Zenfone 4 Max stateside last month, and now it’s being joined by a bunch of its siblings. Zenfone 4 Pro Let’s start with the top of the line offering, in effect Asus’ flagship handset at the moment. This one features a 5.5″ ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) reaches the US on November 1, priced at $229.99

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is almost ready to make its debut in the US. Today the Korean company has officially announced that the tablet is headed to that market, where it will be released on November 1. You’ll be able to pick one up from Samsung’s own online store, in two colors: black and silver. The Galaxy Tab A ... Read More »

Deal: iPhone 7 prices drop in the US

Not impressed with the iPhone 8? Then how about a good deal on an iPhone 7 – a 256GB model for $600. Apple no longer offers those, but it would charge you $650 for the 128GB model. This deal comes courtesy of T-Mobile USA. If you prefer to get the phone on a 24-month credit, then you can pay $25 a month ... Read More »

Google’s Android Pay gains support for 24 new financial institutions in US

The ever expanding list of Android Pay supported banks/financial institutions has been updated yet again. This time, a total of 24 new names have been added, including Bank of Idaho, Beehive Federal Credit Union, Citizens Bank (WI), Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, and Duke University FCU. Other names are First Community Bank (TX), Great Plains Bank, Guaranty Bank ... Read More »

Computer insecurity affects us all

We depend on computers to run our world but our current infrastructure for linking our machines is poorly designed and lacks basic protections. This comes down to three things: The physical ‘stuff’ that makes up the internet, including computers, WiFi equipment and all the bits and pieces that your data pass through to get to their destination; The software that ... Read More »

Hunting Yankee is a North Korean game about shooting US soldiers

In 2011, THQ released Homefront, a first-person shooter that pits the citizens of America against invading North Korean soldiers. Six years later, it’s time for the Norks to get some payback: As reported by state-run media outlet Arirang-Meari(via NK News), a North Korean developer has released a new game called Hunting Yankee, a “3D amusement” in which you “shoot down American men with ... Read More »

Tell us the smartest you’ve ever felt playing a game

The first (and only) time I got one of Braid’s incredibly well-hidden stars, its rare collectibles, I felt like an utter genius. My impossible solution of luring an enemy across the map, up an elevator, across a gap, and manipulating time to pounce on its head at the arc of its jump seemed preposterous. I felt like I’d surely concocted ... Read More »

Blackstone warns of internet impact on US shopping malls

A woman passes a shuttered anchor store in the parking lot of the Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, Maryland © Bloomberg Blackstone, the world’s largest real estate investor, has warned that the outlook for America’s enclosed shopping malls is darkening quicker than experts expected as the growing online retail threat hammers their valuations. More than 10 per cent of US ... Read More »

US LG G6 gets bootloader unlock option

A few weeks ago, the LG G6 made it to the list of smartphones with officially supported bootloader unlocking. However, it was specifically the European model that was added to the list. The list has now been updated once again to reflect that the feature is available for the US variant as well. Unlocking the bootloader lets you do things like running a ... Read More »