Spotify Halts Production of 'Car Thing' Music Player

From PC Mag: Spotify has decided to stop producing “Car Thing,” the streaming provider’s attempt to create a hardware audio player for cars.

The production stoppage was mentioned in Spotify’s Q2 earnings report. In a statement, the company signaled that low demand and supply chain problems...

Google Earnings Miss Expectations Amid Tech Industry Weakness

From CNET: Google parent Alphabet posted weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings Tuesday as the search giant experienced a choppy economy that has already weighed on advertising revenue at Snap and Twitter.

In the quarter ended June 30, Alphabet reported revenue of $69.7 billion, missing...

Introducing CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 Memory

From Corsair Press Release: CORSAIR today announced VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 memory, equipping the celebrated VENGEANCE RGB, a top choice for performance enthusiasts, with DDR5 technology. Optimized for the latest gaming PCs and workstations, and available in black or white color options, these modules...

ROCCAT’s Kone XP Meets Stellar Wireless Tech In The Kone XP Air

From ROCCAT Press Release: ROCCAT today revealed the all-new Kone XP Air Wireless RGB Customizable Gaming Mouse with Rapid Charge Dock. The Kone XP Air is the Stellar Wireless version of the recently released Kone XP – the culmination of 15 years of research and development to produce an industry...

Amazon is raising Prime prices in Europe by up to 43 percent a year

From The Verge: Amazon is raising the price of its Prime subscription across Europe in September by up to 43 percent a year. In an email to customers overnight, Amazon revealed its annual Prime cost will jump 20 percent in the UK from £79 to £95 from September 15th. In France the price hike is even...

Samsung Freshens Up Galaxy S22 With Purple Hue

From PCMag: Bringing a new color to a phone is a well-known way to refresh a mid-cycle device. Apple does it with its iPhones—purple with the iPhone 12, and green with the iPhone 13. Now Samsung is bringing a midyear color to its Galaxy S22 phones, a lavender it calls "Bora Purple."

Bora is...

OnePlus 10T Scraps Alert Slider, Adds 'Crater' Camera System

From CNET: The OnePlus 10T is launching at an in-person event in New York on Aug. 3, but OnePlus isn't waiting until then to show off the details. In a post Monday, the company shared more on the phone's design, including its battery and camera system.

The 10T will be available in two colors...

Microsoft is speeding up the Xbox Series X / S boot time

From The Verge: Microsoft is speeding up the boot time of its Xbox Series X / S consoles. In the latest Xbox Insider test builds of the Xbox dashboard, the cold boot startup time has been reduced by around 5 seconds. Microsoft was able to speed up the boot sequence by creating a shorter bootup...

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