Tag Archives: US

Maybe the Internet Isn’t Tearing Us Apart After All

VIKINGMAIDEN88 IS TWENTY-SIX years old. She enjoys reading history and writing poetry. Her signature quote is from Shakespeare. I gleaned all this from her profile and posts on Stormfront.org, America’s most popular online hate site. I also learned that Vikingmaiden88 has enjoyed the content on the site of the newspaper I work for, the New York Times. She wrote an ... Read More »

The Internet Is Making Us Lose Trust In Our Doctors

Shutterstock How well do you trust your doctor? Is seems that, at least for parents, a level of trust might be impacted by exposure to on-line medical information.  A study presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies suggests that doctor / patient trust and the drive to a second opinion–in a digital age–might be more fragile than we thought.  In ... Read More »

Honor 8 Nougat update will start rolling out in US on February 11

While it was earlier announced to be coming on February 10, Huawei has now confirmed that the Nougat update for the Honor 8 smartphone will actually start rolling out a day later, i.e, on February 11. The announcement came in the form of a tweet from the US subsidiary of the Chinese company: GIPHY ‎@giphy Follow Honor USA @Honor_USA EMUI ... Read More »

US House approves new privacy protections for email and the cloud

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Monday the Email Privacy Act, which would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants to search email and other data stored with third parties for longer than six months. The House approved the bill by voice vote, and it now goes the Senate for consideration. The Email Privacy Act would update a 31-year-old law ... Read More »

How does China respond to US chip threats? With a $30 billion factory

For China, actions speak louder than words, especially in the escalating chip battle with the U.S., which has been hurling out verbal threats in recent months. The Chinese chip infrastructure is getting a serious boost from Tsinghua Unigroup, which is investing US$30 billion in a new foundry to make chips. The state-owned Tsinghua Holdings is a majority shareholder in Tsinghua ... Read More »

Google Daydream VR discounted to $50 for a month (US only)Google Daydream VR discounted to $50 for a month (US only)

A week ago, a $500 “Oculus Ready” PC was unveiled, but still the cheapest way to experience VR is through a smartphone headset. Google’s entry, the Daydream, is discounted in the US to $50 (usually $80) from today until February 25. Yep, US only. We were quite impressed with Daydream and especially the remote – something both the Samsung Gear ... Read More »

How In Win wowed us with the cool cases it showed at CES

In Win makes some of the coolest PC cases on the planet, and we saw some of the latest at CES 2017 in Las Vegas Dig the D-Frame 2.0 EKWB edition. If its shiny framework weren’t tempting enough, version 2.0 adds special mounting points for cooling hardware, like the EK Water Blocks we saw. The 303 Type C is a ... Read More »

How In Win wowed us with the cool cases it showed at CES

In Win makes some of the coolest PC cases on the planet, and we saw some of the latest at CES 2017 in Las Vegas Dig the D-Frame 2.0 EKWB edition. If its shiny framework weren’t tempting enough, version 2.0 adds special mounting points for cooling hardware, like the EK Water Blocks we saw. The 303 Type C is a ... Read More »

ZTE Axon 7 mini gets $100 price cut in US

If you are a ZTE fan in the US, and are in the market for a mid-range smartphone, here’s a deal for you: the Axon 7 mini is currently going for under $200. Specifically, Newegg and Best Buy have the gray and gold variants listed for $199.99 on their websites, respectively. That, if you compare, translates into a price cut ... Read More »

Samsung Gear VR (2016) currently going for $60 in US

The Samsung Gear VR (2016), which was unveiled alongside the ill-fated Galaxy Note7, has received a price cut in the US. Specifically, Amazon US has the headset listed on its website for just under $60, or $59.99 to be precise. A quick look at the South Korean company’s US website reveals that the VR headset is being officially sold for ... Read More »