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Best Buy Canada's smart home tech sale is back

BEST BUY CANADA'S SMART HOME TECH SALE IS BACK

Best Buy Canada is offering a smart home tech promotion that includes speakers, smart lights, security cameras and

Roughly 5.7 million households bought a second Nintendo Switch last year

ROUGHLY 5.7 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS BOUGHT A SECOND NINTENDO SWITCH LAST YEAR

Nintendo Switch sales are still going strong, in part thanks to people buy multiple Switch consoles - the company expects that demand...

 
 
 
You'll soon be able to post content from Instagram's desktop website

YOU'LL SOON BE ABLE TO POST CONTENT FROM INSTAGRAM'S DESKTOP WEBSITE

Instagram allows users to access the platform from a computer or even an iPad via the desktop website, but there's no way to post photos,...

Google rolls out Material Design updates to improve apps built for big screens

GOOGLE ROLLS OUT MATERIAL DESIGN UPDATES TO IMPROVE APPS BUILT FOR BIG SCREENS

In the lead up to Google's I/O developer conference next week , the search giant shared a Material Design update focused on designing...

 
 
 
You can once again get three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1

YOU CAN ONCE AGAIN GET THREE MONTHS OF XBOX GAME PASS ULTIMATE FOR JUST $1

Microsoft's excellent $1 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal is back. For a limited time, Canadians can subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate...

5.8 million households bought their second Nintendo Switch last year

5.8 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS BOUGHT THEIR SECOND NINTENDO SWITCH LAST YEAR

Well before the release of the fully portable Switch Lite in 2019, Nintendo often referred to the fabled Second Household Switch as...

 
 
 
The five best tech deals in Canada this week

THE FIVE BEST TECH DEALS IN CANADA THIS WEEK

We've scoured the web for the best deals and deepest discounts from Canadian tech retailers. This week we have deals for Asus Chromebooks,...

Twitter adds DM search for Android, a feature iOS has had for two years

TWITTER ADDS DM SEARCH FOR ANDROID, A FEATURE IOS HAS HAD FOR TWO YEARS

Twitter is finally adding a search bar to its Android app's DM section, almost two years after the iOS app received one. Previously,...

 
 
 
Xbox's 20th anniversary celebrations have already started

XBOX'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS HAVE ALREADY STARTED

November 15th is the 20th anniversary of Xbox and while the date is still six months away, it appears Microsoft wants to start the...

Samsung devices to get monthly update on May 18 in Canada

SAMSUNG DEVICES TO GET MONTHLY UPDATE ON MAY 18 IN CANADA

Samsung is a bit late this month. On May 18th, a variety of Samsung smartphones in Canada will receive the May security update, according...

 
 
 
Microsoft expands Dolby Vision HDR gaming testing on Xbox Series X/S

MICROSOFT EXPANDS DOLBY VISION HDR GAMING TESTING ON XBOX SERIES X/S

Microsoft has expanded its Dolby Vision HDR gaming test on the Xbox Series X and Series S to Xbox Insider Alpha ring users. The company...

You might have early access to Gmail's integrated chat feature

YOU MIGHT HAVE EARLY ACCESS TO GMAIL'S INTEGRATED CHAT FEATURE

Google is rolling out its Gmail integrated chat feature that will allow iOS, Android and PC users to access their chat messages directly...

 
 
 
Samsung's Galaxy Book, Book Pro and Book Pro 360 now available in Canada

SAMSUNG'S GALAXY BOOK, BOOK PRO AND BOOK PRO 360 NOW AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Samsung's new Galaxy Book laptops are now available in Canada through Samsung's website, Samsung Experience Stores and at other retail...

Katy Perry and Pikachu team up for ‘Electric' music video

KATY PERRY AND PIKACHU TEAM UP FOR ‘ELECTRIC' MUSIC VIDEO

Katy Perry has teamed up with the loveable electric monster, Pikachu, in the latest video for her single Electric . The video stars...

 
 
 
Disney+ hits 103.6 million subscribers, up 33 million from the same time last year

DISNEY+ HITS 103.6 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS, UP 33 MILLION FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR

As of April 3rd, Disney+ had 103.6 million subscribers, up from 33 million a year earlier. Disney disclosed the numbers in its Q2 earnings...

Gaming industry members talk about representation in video games

GAMING INDUSTRY MEMBERS TALK ABOUT REPRESENTATION IN VIDEO GAMES

I've been playing video games for the majority of my life. Ranging from Sonic on the Sega Genesis to the original Super Smash Bros....

 
 
 
Lenovo's new Go lineup features a mouse with wireless charging

LENOVO'S NEW GO LINEUP FEATURES A MOUSE WITH WIRELESS CHARGING

Lenovo has revealed its latest Go line, which includes chargers, mice and keyboards, as well as audio accessories, all tailored for...

Nickelodeon to launch Avatar: The Last Airbender podcast Zuko and Korra VAs

NICKELODEON TO LAUNCH AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER PODCAST ZUKO AND KORRA VAS

Nickelodeon is launching a new Avatar: The Last Airbender' podcast on June 22nd. The hosts of the podcast are Dante Basco, the voice...

 
 
 
Google's new Maps and Search features aim to help Canadians find COVID-19 vaccines

GOOGLE'S NEW MAPS AND SEARCH FEATURES AIM TO HELP CANADIANS FIND COVID-19 VACCINES

Google is working to provide Canadians with detailed information regarding vaccination facts and locations as vaccine rollouts ramp...

Two Canadian companies partner to build next-gen graphene EV batteries

TWO CANADIAN COMPANIES PARTNER TO BUILD NEXT-GEN GRAPHENE EV BATTERIES

Canadian auto parts manufacturer Martinrea is joining forces with graphene producer NanoXplore to create a joint venture called VoltaXplore...

 
 
 



ET Deals: Dell XPS 8940 SE Intel Core i9 and Nvidia RTX 2060 Gaming Desktop...

ET Deals: Dell XPS 8940 SE Intel Core i9 and Nvidia RTX 2060 Gaming Desktop for $1,499, Dell Vostro 15 5510 Intel Core i7 Laptop for $649

Today you can save over $600 on a gaming desktop from Dell that comes equipped with an Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. Dell XPS 8940 SE... Read more ...

Text-based RPG Cyberpunkdreams is out now and free to play

Text-based RPG Cyberpunkdreams is out now and free to play

Cyberpunkdreams , as is the law for cyberpunk games, is set in a biggo futuristic city. Ah, but the city in question? No no, not future London. Not New York, or anywhere in... Read more ...

The Pentagon Is Tracking US Citizens Without Warrants Using Commercial Data

The Pentagon Is Tracking US Citizens Without Warrants Using Commercial Data

Engadget is reporting that the Pentagon is tracking US citizens. The real issue with this is that the Pentagon is doing this without a warrant. This overall news is pretty... Read more ...

LeEco is staging a comeback, schedules major event for May 18

LeEco is staging a comeback, schedules major event for May 18

LeEco sprang back to life earlier this year when it announced a pair of TWS earbuds with active noise cancellation. But the company has grander plans and sent out invites for a... Read more ...

Venmo shows who you're friends with even if you're Joe Biden

Venmo shows who you're friends with even if you're Joe Biden

Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick-Pool/Getty Images Venmo has a major privacy flaw that's been well-known for years : there's no way to keep your list of Venmo contacts private. That... Read more ...

Extra Crunch roundup: Selling SaaS to developers, cracking YC after 13...

Extra Crunch roundup: Selling SaaS to developers, cracking YC after 13 tries, all about Expensify

Before Twilio had a market cap approaching $56 billion and more than 200,000 customers, the cloud-communications platform developed a secret sauce to fuel its growth: a... Read more ...

Apple Hiring Former HTC Design Guru To Revamp Beats Headphones?

Beats fans rejoice; we could soon get new products and expect to be amazed as Apple has hired great minds to keep its Beats brand alive Read more ...

Get your game on with the best controllers for Android smartphones

Get your game on with the best controllers for Android smartphones

You can play games on your Android device, but if you're looking to up your game, you'll need a controller. Here's our pick of the best for Android devices. Read more ...

Daily Crunch: Stripe buys Y Combinator alum Bouncer for undisclosed sum

To get a roundup of TechCrunch's biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Wrapping the week here at Daily Crunch... Read more ...

How to activate Google Fi on your iPhone using an eSIM

How to activate Google Fi on your iPhone using an eSIM

Google's wireless network can now be activated on an iPhone via eSIM. In other words, without needing a SIM card mailed to you or purchased at a retail store, you can now use a... Read more ...