Author Archives: Gadgets Made Simple

Coronavirus and Car Buying: What You Should Know | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> Cars.com image While there remains a lot that we don’t know about how the COVID-19 coronavirus will play out, U.S. health officials still say there will be many more cases here and elsewhere in the world before the situation gets better. As a result, U.S. auto production is essentially shut down into mid-April, though ...

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2020 Audi RS Q8 Specs: Big SUV, Big Performance, Big Price | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2020 Audi RS Q8 Manufacturer image Evidently, this is the year of Audi performance models. Within the past couple of weeks, pricing details have emerged on the 2020 SQ7 and SQ8, as well as the 2021 RS 6 Avant and RS 7; now we get the final figures for the last big performance vehicle ...

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Facebook sues Namecheap over deceptive domains

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against the domain name registrar Namecheap over deceptive domains registered with the service. The social networking giant claims that Namecheap refused to cooperate with its two-year investigation into a number of domains registered through its service which impersonated the Facebook brand in an attempt to trick users of the social network. In a recent blog ...

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Google removed nearly 600 ‘disruptive’ Android apps from the Play Store

Google is perpetually on a mission to clean up its Play Store, taking down dodgy apps as best it can, and the latest sting by the tech giant has seen nearly 600 apps removed from its storefront. According to Google, the reasoning for banning these specific apps was that they breached two of the companies policies regarding how they advertise ...

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2020 Honda Civic Type R: Fun Just Got Pricier | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2020 Honda Civic Type R Manufacturer image While its fun-per-dollar factor still represents a relative bargain, the lightly refreshed — but safer — 2020 Honda Civic Type R hot hatchback is creeping toward the $40,000 mark after arriving in the U.S. in mid-2017 at $34,775 (including an $875 destination charge). The 2020 will start ...

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Lower Price, Lower MPG Than Escape, RAV4 Rivals | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Manufacturer image The hybrid version of Honda’s refreshed 2020 CR-V compact SUV is going on sale March 1, bringing an EPA rating of 40/35/38 mpg city/highway/combined, according to Honda, and a starting price of $28,870 (with a $1,120 destination charge) for the LX base trim level. Related: 2020 Honda CR-V: ...

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Here’s Every Car That Earned a Top Safety Award for 2020 | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> IIHS image Another year, another round of toughened requirements for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s safety awards. The two coveted awards, Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus, reflect high scores across nine major IIHS tests for 2020, with ratcheted-up equipment requirements for the Plus tier. Related: Standard Headlights, Pedestrian Protection Mandates ...

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Optus fined half a million for spamming customers that had already unsubscribed

Optus has been handed the second-largest fine ever dealt by the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) for contacting customers that had explicitly unsubscribed from communications. The ACMA fined the telco giant AU$504,000 following an investigation into breaches of Australia’s anti-spam laws, a sum second only to a AU$510,000 fine Telstra copped in 2014 for delays in connecting landline customers.  ...

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Satechi Debuts USB-C Multi-Port Adapter With 7 Ports

Satechi today announced the launch of its new USB-C Slim Multi-Port with Ethernet Adapter, designed for Apple’s Macs and other USB-C machines. The adapter, which is designed to be slim and portable, features a Gigabit Ethernet port, an HDMI port, a 60W USB-C port for charging, two USB-A ports, and micro/SD card readers. Satechi says the added Gigabit Ethernet port ...

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Netflix will now let you turn off its annoying auto-play videos

As much as we love Netflix around these parts, we can’t say we’re too keen on the service’s implementation of auto-play videos – whether it’s trailers that automatically play while browsing or the way that a new episode will start as soon as the previous one is over, it’s incredibly annoying. Thankfully, Netflix is now allowing users to disable autoplay ...

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2020 Porsche Macan Video: IPhone Users May Just Have to Adapt | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2020 Porsche Macan Cars.com image The refreshed-for-2020 Porsche Macan is a pint-sized surprise — it’s actually Porsche’s best-selling car. Spoiler alert: It’s not a car. But this SUV is filled with quality and performance you’d be hard-pressed to find from any other automaker except Porsche. With its $75,000 as-tested price, it comes with some ...

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Jeep Wrangler Puttin’ on Performance Parts for 2020 Chicago Auto Show | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> Jeep Performance Parts Limited-Edition Wrangler Manufacturer image One of the coolest things about owning a Wrangler is the ability to make it your own: Besides broad aftermarket support, you can get 200-plus custom parts straight from the factory via parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ performance arm, Mopar. To showcase just how awesome its own ...

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