Following AT&T, Sprint confirms it will carry Samsung’s 5G smartphone in 2019

Andy Boxall/Digital Trends While it feels like it’s been a long time coming, 5G smartphones are arriving sooner than you may think. One day after Samsung announced it will be launching a 5G smartphone on Verizon’s network early next year, both AT&T and Sprint revealed that they, too, will offer the device around the same […]

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HSBC bank confirms US data breach

HSBC has said some of its US customers’ bank accounts were hacked in October. The lender said that the perpetrators may have accessed information including account numbers and balances, statement and transaction histories and payee details, as well as users’ names, addresses and dates of birth. The BBC understands the firm believes that fewer than […]


Huawei Confirms Plans for Foldable Phones

Samsung isn’t the only company working on foldable phones. Huawei confirms that it too has one in the works. “We are working on foldable phones,” Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business told Digital Trends. “Foldable 5G phones,” he added. Yu hinted that the upcoming product will arrive next year when US carriers begin […]


Robert Kirkman confirms Skybound will finish Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season

At New York Comic-Con, über creator Robert Kirkman confirmed that Skybound has taken ownership of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and his company will now finish the season. Skybound will work with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story in a way the fans deserve. That implies that Skybound will […]


Apple confirms TV series order of Asimov’s Foundation

Enlarge / It doesn’t look like it, but this west-side Los Angeles neighborhood of Culver City is home to numerous TV, film, video game, VR, and AR studios. Samuel Axon In April, we reported that Apple was working on developing a TV series based on Isaac Asimov’s highly influential Foundation series of science fiction novels. […]

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Google Confirms It Tracks Locations Even After Users Turn Off Location History

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change comes days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned […]

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Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio [Updated]

Enlarge Jeff Dunn Amazon confirmed an Echo owner’s privacy-sensitive allegation on Thursday, after Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO-7 reported that an Echo device in Oregon sent private audio to someone on a user’s contact list without permission. “Unplug your Alexa devices right now,” the user, Danielle (no last name given), was told by her husband’s colleague […]