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20 Hours Ago   The effects of the United States’ Huawei ban continue to grow, with the Chinese hardware company now barred from being a member of the SD Association (the trade group that agrees upon standardized specs for SD and microSD cards).

22 Hours Ago   The live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film is being delayed nearly three months to give the creative team more time to fix the CGI character after the widespread backlash to the original live-action design.

Yesterday   Customers waiting for Samsung’s Galaxy Fold to ship may have just gotten another bad sign: Best Buy is reportedly canceling all orders for the delayed foldable phone due to the lack of a new release date from Samsung.

Yesterday   Sir Patrick Stewart is back: CBS has just released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming series Star Trek: Picard, set to premiere later this year on the CBS All Access streaming service.

2 Days Ago   Smart home assistants need smarter timers. Today, you can use Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri to set timers. You can use all three smart assistants to control your smart home gadgets.

3 Days Ago   Apple is refreshing its top laptops again by announcing newly updated specs for its 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro models. It’s bringing faster Intel processors and some slight changes to the much-maligned keyboard that Apple says should reduce issues.

3 Days Ago   Wyze is known for its budget-friendly smart home products, and its latest addition is an $8 smart lightbulb, fitting called the Wyze Bulb. It’s already up for preorders today in Wyze’s app, with shipping planned for later in June, via ZDNet.

3 Days Ago   Nintendo is pulling two of its popular mobile games — Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes — in Belgium at the end of August over concerns regarding Belgium’s recent laws that define in-game loot boxes as gambling, the company announced today (via Eurogamer).

4 Days Ago   We all owe George R.R. Martin an apology. HBO’s Game of Thrones, the adaptation of Martin’s unfinished book series A Song of Ice and Fire, has concluded, wrapping up nearly every outstanding plot point in an abbreviated sprint to the end in the final episode, “The Iron Throne.” Overall, it was a tidy ending to what felt like a largely unsatisfying season, one that saw the most-discussed TV show of the past few years go out, not with a bang, but with a rushed, corner-cutting whimper.

4 Days Ago   The first numbers are in for HBO’s massive Game of Thrones finale, and the final episode of the show’s eighth (and last) season has not only broken the record for the show, but with 13.6 million viewers on the live HBO channel, has become the most watched episode of any HBO show, ever, via The Wall Street Journal.

4 Days Ago   Huawei had its Android license cut off by Google over the weekend thanks to a US government order. But Chinese users appear to be rallying around the company, with social media posts on Weibo and Douyin showing strong support for Huawei, according to What’s On Weibo.

4 Days Ago   AT&T was recently crowned the fastest network in the US, thanks to Ookla speed test results from Q1 2019 (even if that victory may not be quite as impressive as it sounds).

5 Days Ago   HBO’s Game of Thrones is a dense series with a huge weight of history behind its story. So in practically every episode, something happens that could use a little explanation.

5 Days Ago   Warning: spoilers ahead for all of Game of Thrones, including the finale. After eight seasons and 73 episodes, Game of Thrones has come to an end with the finale, “The Iron Throne.” It’s been a long road to the end, even with an abbreviated final season that felt like it was blowing through plot points at a mile a minute.

8 Days Ago   The Asus ZenFone 6 has officially been announced, and where the ZenFone 5 was basically just a boring iPhone X clone, the new model is thinking way outside the box, eliminating the top bezel entirely thanks to a completely wild rotating camera.

9 Days Ago   Rumors of Google working on adding an option to dual-boot Windows 10 on its Chromebooks have been around for almost a year, but it appears that the dream may be dead.

10 Days Ago   Facebook is restoring the option for users to view their profile from the perspective of someone they aren’t friends with, as well as making it easier for users to manage what information does or doesn’t get displayed on the public-facing version of their profiles.

10 Days Ago   The next Star Wars trilogy hitting theaters beginning in 2022 will come from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today at Disney’s annual Upfronts event.

11 Days Ago   Comcast and Disney have announced an agreement that will give Disney full control of Hulu starting today. It’s part of a “put/call” deal that will allow either Disney or Comcast to force a sale of Comcast’s remaining 33 percent stake to Disney starting in January 2024.

11 Days Ago   Folding phones are already being pitched as the next big wave of tech, and whether or not that turns out to be true, the industry has no plans to stop there.

11 Days Ago   Apple just released its updated Apple TV app today across iOS and tvOS — it’s a big deal for the company, laying the crucial groundwork for the company’s new TV strategy with direct-to-consumer subscriptions and Apple’s own upcoming Apple TV Plus video streaming service.

11 Days Ago   What makes a good ruler? The question has haunted Game of Thrones for years, and with just one episode left, it seems the writers are determined to reach an answer.

12 Days Ago   HBO’s Game of Thrones is a dense series with a huge weight of history behind its story. So in practically every episode, something happens that could use a little explanation.

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