How Google sends earthquake warnings before they happen

There was a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that happened in Occidental Mindoro last September 27 at 1 AM, which was also felt all over Luzon. But few minutes before the quake even happened, Android users shared that they already received notifications warning them of what’s about to happen. The question is,…

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EU wants a universal charger for phones and other gadgets

Lawmakers at the European Union have presented a legislative proposal that would lead to the use of a standard charger that’s compatible with all sorts of electronic devices, including smartphones, tablets, cameras, and handheld video game consoles. If the proposal becomes law, USB-C would become the standard connector to transmit…

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Esports games included in Asian Games 2022

For the first time in the history of the Asian Games, esports will be featured as official medal events. Dota 2, League of Legends, and six other video games will be part of the 2022 Asian Games at Hangzhou, China. Here’s the complete list of the eight official esports events:…

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Germany pushes for 7-year software updates, spare parts replacement

Through careful use, your phone may last for years to come. But that’s only considering its physical age. A phone arguably becomes obsolete when the phone’s manufacturer stops providing security updates, with vulnerabilities and exploits remaining unpatched and jeopardizing your privacy and digital welfare. That said, Germany is pushing for…

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Google to make its services child and teen-friendly

Not long after Apple announced its anti-child abuse measures for its devices, Google revealed via a blog post that it will also be making changes to its own apps and services for the welfare of teens and pre-teens. While Google already has existing parental controls and safety measures, the search…

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