President of Sprint business tells us about 5G, T-Mobile, robots

Vodafone Latency is the most powerful aspect of forthcoming mobile 5G networks, says Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, and may usher in the true age of the internet of things. Smartphones became truly powerful after the dawn of 4G networks. The improved speed and capacity of LTE 4G connections gave phones the juice to […]

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199: Galaxy S10 event, Ring privacy, Hands-on at CES 2019 | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got even more CES stories, Samsung tries to crash CES with its announcement of the 2019 Galaxy Unpacked event for the S10, and Ring has some privacy problems. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/9to5google-daily-199.mp3 Deal: Get Pixelbook at […]

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Best audio of CES 2019

This article originally appeared on our sister site: SoundGuys.com. Another CES is in the books, and the SoundGuys team has scoured the show for the latest and greatest sound technology. While we only looked at completed products available for purchase in the near future, 2019 is going to be absolutely bananas for audiophiles when it […]

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[Update: Server-side fix rolling out] Chrome’s pop-up blocker is going haywire if you’re using certain extensions

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2019/01/10 5:07pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/10/chromes-pop-up-blocker-is-going-haywire-if-youre-using-certain-extensions/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2019/01/10 5:07pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Fix is rolling out</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/chrome-generic-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-522581" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/chrome-generic-hero-728x400.png" alt="" width="668" height="367" /></a></p> <p>If you've noticed today that Chrome for desktop is blocking new tabs as if they were pop-up ads, you aren't alone. It seems Google may have rolled out a server-side experiment that, when combined with a handful of different extensions, results in the anomalous, over-aggressive behavior on the part of the browser. Reports are widespread, and for now, the...

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Shareholders sue Alphabet board for executive payouts despite sexual harassment claims

Last October, an investigative report detailed how Google shielded top executives like Andy Rubin following accusations of sexual misconduct. Instead of being explicitly fired, their departures included massive compensation packages. Alphabet shareholders today filed suit against the board of directors claiming “breaches of fiduciary duties.” Today’s lawsuit names Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, and […]

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T-Mobile is Launching Service to Stop Annoying Scam Calls

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2019/01/10/t-mobile-is-launching-service-to-stop-annoying-scam-calls/">T-Mobile is Launching Service to Stop Annoying Scam Calls</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Scosche’s MagicGrip Charge wireless charging mount literally grabs your phone from you

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/scosche-magicgrip-charge.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-537392" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/scosche-magicgrip-charge-728x414.png" alt="" width="668" height="380" /></a></p> <p>Scosche already announced a nifty wireless charging in-car mount, the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/09/scosches-new-phone-car-mount-is-magnetic-wont-block-air-vents-and-has-wireless-charging/">MagicMount Charge3</a>, at CES yesterday, but the new MagicGrip Charge is pretty interesting as well. This Qi-powered mount actually grabs your phone from you with motorized arms — something I've never seen on a car mount before.</p> <p><span id="more-537387"></span></p> <blockquote class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding:16px"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsdcFEejG97/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading" style="background:#FFFFFF;line-height:0;padding:0 0;text-align:center;text-decoration:none;width:100%" target="_blank"> <div> <div style="background-color: #F4F4F4;height: 40px;margin-right: 14px;width: 40px"></div> <div> <div style="background-color: #F4F4F4;height: 14px;margin-bottom: 6px;width: 100px"></div> <div style="background-color: #F4F4F4;height: 14px;width: 60px"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0"></div> <div style="height:50px;margin:0 auto 12px;width:50px"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px"> <div style="color:#3897f0;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:550;line-height:18px"> View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0"></div> <div style="margin-bottom:...

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Here’s what AUKEY had to show off at CES 2019

Sponsored by AUKEY In case you aren’t familiar, AUKEY is a very popular cell phone accessory brand with a wide product range. AUKEY sells things like power banks, chargers, and headphones through convenient sales channels like Amazon. Of course, AUKEY was also present at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. During CES 2019, we took the […]

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Play Books is the latest Google app to switch to the updated Material Theme

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Play-Books-Material-Design-2-hero-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-537344" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Play-Books-Material-Design-2-hero-1-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Google's been slowly but surely updating its apps to match its new Material Theme look (sometimes called "Material Design 2," much to Google's chagrin). In some cases we've seen substantial changes, sometimes the differences are minor. Play Books is the latest first-party app to get a new coat of paint, and in this case, the tweaks are pretty small.</p> <p><span id="more-537331"></span></p> <p>All of our screenshots of the updated design are in Russian, so a direct comparison requires a bit more imagination.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/10/play-books-is-the-latest-google-app-to-switch-to-the-updated-material-theme/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/10/play-books-is-the-latest-google-app-to-switch-to-the-updated-material-theme/'>Play Books is...

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The best Chromebooks of CES 2019

Google’s Chrome OS had a small footprint during the CES 2019 technology show in Las Vegas. Models were scarce compared to Windows 10 devices, though Asus wasn’t shy with its portfolio of five Chromebooks for the mainstream and education markets. The big Chromebook news during the show stemmed from AMD. The company now dishes out […]

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The Avengers May Assemble at the Oscars

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2019/01/10/avengers-91-academy-awards/">The Avengers May Assemble at the Oscars</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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IMDd Freedive is Amazon’s new ad-supported streaming service

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IMDbFreedive_Logo-SingleLine-BlackOnYellow4.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-537356" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IMDbFreedive_Logo-SingleLine-BlackOnYellow4-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>There have been <a href="https://adage.com/article/digital/amazon-developing-a-free-ad-supported-version-prime/311273/">rumors</a> <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/28/17793620/amazon-fire-tv-ad-supported-video-service-free-dive-prime-members-roku-channel">for years</a> that Amazon is planning a free version of its Prime Video streaming service, funded by advertisements. Today, the company did announce an ad-supported streaming platform, but it's not what you were expecting — it's 'IMDb Freedive.'<span id="more-537354"></span></p> <p>Freedive is a new streaming service available from IMDb's website and Amazon Fire TV devices, featuring "hit movies and TV shows." Although not mentioned in the press release, Freedive's entire catalog is also <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/storefront/ref=atv_3p_def_c_6bEu5B_lGlh4P_1_7?tag=androidpolice-20&contentType=subscription&contentId=freewithads&benefitId=freewithads">available from the Prime Video site</a> and the Prime Video apps.<div...

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