Samsung Will Reveal Its Flagship Smartphones On January 14th
Samsung confirmed that its latest Galaxy Unpacked event — and its first major smartphone launch of the year — will take place virtually at 10AM Eastern/7AM Pacific on Thursday, January 14th.
Here’s Everything Coming To Netflix In January 2021
53 new arrivals just hit Netflix as part of the January 1st additions including 45 movies and 8 new TV series to kickstart the year. Let’s take a look at the full list of what’s new on Netflix in January 2021, followed by a list of what’s leaving the service this month.
Sony To Launch PlayStation 5 In India On February 2
The PlayStation 5 is priced at Indian rupees 49,990 ($685), while the digital edition of the console will sell at Indian rupees 39,990 ($550).
ESPN Plus To Hike Price For Its Annual Subscription To $59.99 In 2021
New subscribers will start paying $59.99 on January 8th, 2021, and the new price will reportedly trickle down to existing subscribers a few months later in March.
France Rewards Frontline Immigrant Workers With Citizenship
“Foreign workers gave their time and swung into action for all of us during the COVID crisis,” said Marlène Schiappa, France’s junior minister for citizenship.
Joe Biden’s @POTUS Twitter Account Will Have Zero Followers
The micro blogging site Twitter is planning to wipe out all followers from the @POTUS and @WhiteHouse accounts once Biden is sworn in on January 20th, rather than transferring the accounts’ existing followers over to the new administration, according to Rob Flaherty, Biden’s digital director. In…
Facebook Removes Anti-Vaccine ‘Fake News’ In Israel
Such “fake news” included arguments that vaccines would be used to plant government tracking chips in recipients’ bodies, to poison them and thus cull the population or to subject them to medical experimentation, the ministry said in a statement.
Google Is Offering Free Weekly Covid-19 Testing For Employees
The tech giant Google is offering free weekly Covid-19 tests for 90,000 Google employees.
Spotify To Launch In South Korea In 2021
Music streaming giant Spotify said on Friday it will launch its service in South Korea in the first half of 2021. The launch will give South Korean listeners access to its over 60 million tracks and over 4 billion playlists, the company said.
Oracle Moves Its Headquarters To Texas
Software giant Oracle moved the company headquarters from Redwood City, California to Austin, Texas, as reported by Bloomberg. The move to Austin from Redwood City “means that many of our employees can choose their office location as well as continue to work from home part…
Workers Protest At Wistron iPhone Manufacturing Plant In India Over Pay Issues
A majority of the nearly 2,000 employees, who were exiting the facility after completing their night-shift, went on a rampage destroying the company’s furniture, assembly units and even attempted to set fire to vehicles.
Twitter Inadvertently Limited Engagements On Trump’s Disputed Election Tweets
Twitter began applying “disputed” and other warning labels to tweets containing election misinformation ahead of the November 3rd US presidential election, and restricting engagement with those tweets.
Twitter Users Can Now Share Tweets To Snapchat
Users on the iOS platform can now post tweets on stories, or send them as individual messages on Snapchat by tapping on the share icon, Twitter said. It plans to roll out the feature soon for Android users.
French Watchdog Fines Google 100 Million Euros For Breaching Cookies Rules
France’s data privacy watchdog has handed out its biggest ever fine of 100 million euros ($121 million) to Alphabet’s Google for breaching the country’s rules on online advertising trackers (cookies).
Samsung Announces 110-Inch 4K TV With Next-Gen MicroLED Picture Quality
Samsung Electronics announced the launch and pre-sale of the groundbreaking 110” Samsung MicroLED beginning today in Korea.
BTC-e Founder Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Laundering Ransomware Funds
Alexander Vinnik, 41, a Russian national, dodged a bigger sentence after French prosecutors failed to prove that the BTC-e founder was directly involved in the creation and the distribution of Locky, a ransomware strain that was active in 2016 and 2017.