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Skullcandy’s Crusher ANC block noise while you feel the bass

Sponsored Links Skullcandy Skullcandy’s Crusher headphones have offered thumping bass tones that rumble your dome (literally) since 2013. In 2016, the company introduced a wireless version and followed up with “an ultra-realistic sensory bass experience” on the Crusher 360 last year. Now the company is introducing a new model in the Crusher series, and it …

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AT&T and FTC settle lawsuit over data throttling

Sponsored Links REUTERS/Brendan McDermid AT&T has reached a truce in an FTC lawsuit accusing it of deceptive data throttling practices. A newly published federal court ruling has revealed that the two parties reached a settlement on August 2nd, and requested a 90-day stay while the FTC reviewed and voted on the settlement. The terms of …

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Google stops sending Android cell signal data over privacy concerns

Sponsored Links REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Google’s increased focus on privacy led it to quietly drop a service for carriers. Reuters sources have learned the tech giant shut down Mobile Network Insights, a feature that gave providers maps of cellular signal strength and speed data collected from Android phones, back in April. The data was anonymized and …

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All of Apple’s 2020 iPhones may offer 5G

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple won’t be first major vendor out of the gate with a 5G smartphone, but it may have a comprehensive lineup when it’s ready. Historically accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now expects all three 2020 iPhones to support 5G, not just the two highest-end models. Apple will be helped by falling 5G …

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Apple buys the ‘majority’ of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Sponsored Links Evan Rodgers/Engadget The rumors were (mostly) true — Apple is buying the “majority” of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The deal will see Apple take on 2,200 Intel workers as well as equipment, intellectual property and leases. Apple expects the deal to close in the fourth quarter of 2019 so long …

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Google takes control of bringing next-gen texting to Android

Sponsored Links Google Google’s rollout of RCS chat to Android devices has been slow, and you can blame that partly on the carriers. As the next-gen texting format usually depends on networks adding support one at a time, compatibility has been patchy at best. Now, though, Google is ready to take matters into its own …

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Apple poached Intel’s 5G leader weeks ahead of Qualcomm truce

Sponsored Links Evan Rodgers/Engadget Intel’s decision to bail on 5G modems may have gone hand-in-hand with Apple’s truce with Qualcomm, but it’s now clear there were hints of a shift weeks earlier. The Telegraph has learned that Apple poached Intel’s 5G phone modem leader, Umashankar Thyagarajan, in February. While the departure itself wasn’t a complete …

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AT&T says it’s the first US network to reach 2Gbps speeds on 5G

Sponsored Links Christopher Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images The chest-thumping over 5G continues. AT&T has reported that it achieved the first 2Gbps speeds on a 5G network in the US. It achieved the feat using a Netgear mobile router on the carrier’s public-facing network in the Atlanta area. The performance comes less than a month after …

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CIA claims Huawei is funded by Chinese state security

John MIlner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The US has rattled its saber more than once trying to deter countries from using Huawei technology, but it hasn’t publicly disclosed much of what it’s worried about. You might have a better insight after today, though. A source speaking to The Times claims that the CIA has told …

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Amazon’s earbuds are a shot at Google, not Apple

Late Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Amazon could be working on a pair of wireless earbuds, similar to Apple’s AirPods. Just as the latest AirPods offer hands-free access to Siri, the rumored Amazon pair will also likely work with Alexa. They’ll also apparently have gesture controls and come in a charging case, again, much like the …

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