Firefox Now Automatically Blocks Autoplaying Audio and Video – This Week in Tech – 03/24/2019

Firefox Now Automatically Blocks Autoplaying Audio and Video

Mozilla today released version 66 of its Firefox browser. It features all of the usual tech updates and bug fixes, but there’s also a clear theme here: reducing online annoyances…


AT&T’s “5G E” Is Actually Slower Than Verizon and T-Mobile 4G, Study Finds

AT&T’s “5G E” service is slightly slower than Verizon’s and T-Mobile’s advanced 4G LTE networks, a study by OpenSignal has found…


Majority of Bitcoin Trading Is a Hoax, New Study Finds

New research is casting even more doubt on the legitimacy of bitcoin trading…


Apple Finally Updates the iMac With Significantly More Powerful CPU and GPU Options

Today, Apple will finally begin taking orders for newly refreshed 21- and 27-inch iMacs. The new versions don’t change the basic design or add major new features, but they offer substantially faster configuration options for the CPU and GPU…


Finnish Authorities to Investigate Nokia-Branded Phones Sending Data to China

The Finnish data protection watchdog has confirmed it’s investigating HMD Global’s Nokia-branded phones over reports they were found to be sending unencrypted data to a Chinese server. Details first emerged after a user, Henrik Austad, tipped off the Norwegian broadcaster NRK, who investigated the breach, Reuters reports…


The New Airpod Lineup Has Been Released, Now Includes a Wireless Charging Case

Cupertino, California — Apple today announced new AirPods, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones. AirPods revolutionized the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.” AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The new AirPods and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores beginning next week…


EU Regulators Hit Google With $1.7 Billion Fine for Blocking Ad Rivals

The European Union on Wednesday ordered Google to pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.69 billion) for stifling competition in the online advertisement sector…

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