Mobile

Android Phone for Low-Income Americans Contains Malware

The FCC Lifeline program was established to offer more affordable communications to low-income consumers, but it’s been discovered one of the subsidized smartphones offered through the program contains unremovable malware. As ZDNet reports, Assurance Wireless is part of the Virgin Mobile group and participates in the Lifeline program. The low-end Android smartphone offered by Assurance […]

Gaming

CTA: 70% of Americans ages 13-64 play games

An estimated 192 million U.S. consumers — or 70% of Americans ages 13 to 64 — are gamers, according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) study. The numbers mark a big demographic shift that has happened over the past decade, marked by the rise of smartphones and the dwindling of the population of older […]

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Beautiful, bougie and all the other words Americans still can’t spell, state by state

Google released its list of most searched words by state in 2019. Herman Wong General assignment editor focusing on breaking news and audience growth May 24 Around the time 12-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, Calif., triumphed with “m-a-r-o-c-a-i-n,” the people in her home state struggled with “b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.” The following year, when 14-year old Karthik Nemmani […]