US charges Chinese hackers over COVID-19 vaccine cyberattacks

The US Department of Justice is charging two Chinese hackers with cyberattacks intended to steal company secrets — including against researchers working to develop a coronavirus vaccine. In court documents released Tuesday, the US accused Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, two Chinese nationals who allegedly hacked on behalf of the Chinese government. The indictment says that the presumed hackers

Apple Stores booking appointments amid coronavirus

Apple customers can now book in-person appointments at the chain’s retail stores. The tech giant, which reopened a number of locations with coronavirus safety measures like social distancing and in some cases allowing only people inside who had a specific product in mind, will let customers schedule visit times with its Apple Store “Shop with a Specialist” option. The feature will

Does Trump want to cut Post Office funding?

2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on June 23 claimed that President Trump “wants to cut off money for the post office so they cannot deliver mail-in ballots.” The claim has been debunked, but some may be wondering what prompted Biden to make such an accusation in the first place. It may stem from President Trump’s April 24 comments saying

The iPad Pro can scan your house, and future iPhones might too

It’s been a few months since Apple’s AR-enhanced iPad Pro became available, but relatively few AR apps have taken advantage of the device’s new lidar depth sensor so far. That rear sensor could be a sneak preview of the tech that makes its way into the next iPhones, which means that early iPad Pro apps could offer a window

The special Galaxy S20 BTS edition launches worldwide

The Galaxy S20 series is hardly a financial hit for Samsung, but the Korean giant hasn’t given up hopes to increase sales. The company launched a new smartphone subscription plan that includes the Galaxy S20. Moreover, the S20 Ultra version got a notable $300 discount on Amazon a few days ago, although that was a

Google’s Wing drones to drop off library books for kids

Children in Virginia will soon have the excitement of seeing their library books delivered by drone. The new service, which comes courtesy of Google’s “Wing” drone delivery service, launches this week in the town of Christiansburg, the Washington Post reports. Wing drones have been delivering household goods and meals to customers in the town since

Google Chrome for Android will soon get a new autofill UI

Google will soon roll out a new autofill UI in Chrome for Android which is currently available in the dev build of the browser. The new UI is noticeably better than the old one which displayed a drop-down list with all the available information whenever one tapped on a text box on a web page.

Apple iPad 10.2, Apple Watch Series 5 back down to lowest-ever prices

Apple markdowns are few and far between. Seldom do we really see significant price drops on the tech titan’s numerous products. But that’s exactly what we’re seeing today. Right now, the Apple Watch Series 5 and iPad 10.2 are discounted to their lowest prices ever at Amazon. These would make excellent gifts for Father’s Day.