Miami detectives attempted to use a dead suspect’s fingerprint to unlock his phone

A pair of Florida police detectives attempted to use a dead suspect's finger to unlock his phone after he was killed by police officers last month, reports the Tampa Bay Times (via Gizmodo).

Linus F. Phillip was killed at the end of March by officers Matthew Steiner ...read more

A number of Gmail users got spam messages — from themselves

Gmail is usually pretty good about filtering out unwanted spam messages, but a number of users reported earlier today that their inboxes were suddenly flooded with ads that were apparently sent from their own accounts, according to Mashable.

Users posted to Gmail's Help Forum, reported that the messages appeared ...read more

Amazon won’t let users review James Comey’s new book if they didn’t purchase it...

Amazon is restricting users from posting reviews of former FBI Director James Comey's new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, unless the reviewer has purchased the book through the retailer.

Deadline noticed the issue, noting that the restriction is in place for ...read more

Apple is replacing the batteries for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

Apple has unveiled a program to replace the batteries of some non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pros for free. The company says that a “limited number” have had their batteries expand.

9to5Mac spotted the program, which will allow users to get the computer's battery replaced for ...read more

Department of Justice reportedly investigating AT&T and Verizon over collusion against eSIM technology

The US Department of Justice has reportedly opened an antitrust investigation to determine whether AT&T, Verizon, and mobile industry group GSM Association (GSMA) colluded to prevent consumers from easily switching carriers with devices that support eSIM, according to The New York Times. All four major carriers received ...read more

Flickr acquired by professional photo hosting service SmugMug

Flickr has been bought by professional photo hosting service SmugMug for an undisclosed price, according to a report from USA Today . The fate of Flickr has been up in the air as part of the ongoing decline of Yahoo, which was bought by Verizon last year $4.5 ...read more

In honor of Avengers: Infinity War, Build-a-Bear is releasing a series of cursed murder...

Avengers: Infinity Wars is nearly upon us, signaling both the death of a bunch of beloved superheroes, probably, and a marketing cycle that thirsts for the blood of every possible cash cow. Today's sacrifice comes to us via Build-a-Bear, which has announced a new series of Marvel-themed nightmares. ...read more

Nubia’s Red Magic smartphone is designed for gaming, down to the glowing LEDs on...

The Red Magic is the new phone from Nubia (a ZTE sub-brand in China), and it's built for gaming. But you probably didn't need me to tell you that. The Red Magic is practically screaming “extreme gamer,” with its sharp, hexagonal cutouts for the camera and fingerprint sensor, aggressively ...read more

Amazon sells record number of turkeys

Year after year, Amazon brags about selling more things than ever, and now the company has added turkey sales to its leaderboard. In a letter to shareholders, CEO Jeff Bezos celebrated the milestone made possible by its takeover of Whole Foods. “Our Prime member exclusive promotion broke Whole Foods' ...read more

Facebook is building a team to design its own chips

Facebook looks to be in the early stages of developing its own silicon to power its devices and servers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company is looking to hire a manager tasked with assembling an “end-to-end SoC / ASIC, firmware, and driver development organization.” So the ...read more