Dealerscope Staff

Dealerscope Staff
The Sketchy Stat Behind The FCC's 'Unlock the Box' Campaign

Imagine you wanted to launch a campaign to garner public support for a technology mandate that will steer profits to a politically favored class of companies. Publishing an eye-popping statistic that stokes the anger of the masses would be a very effective tactic. According to a new Federal Communications Commission “Fact Sheet,” cable customers are experiencing runaway inflation…

Here Are 6 Apps You Should Download for the Super Bowl

Are you excited for the big game, or maybe just the food and fun of a Super Bowl party? Either way, here are six apps that can help you make the most of the big day, whether you’re there in person, or watching from the comfort of home.

The Malware Museum: An online archive of computer viruses of yore

Malware may be the scourge of the Internet era, but it may be useful to have record of how it evolved — or perhaps you would simply like to reminisce about the good ol’ days of MS-DOS viruses. For this, there’s the Malware Museum. Courtesy of online security guru Mikko Hypponen, the Malware Museum is…

'Fishbrain,' An App For Catching Fish, May Save Endangered Species

Most social networks don't ask you what type of fish you're interested in when you sign up. But Fishbrain is not most social networks. The app is designed for fishing enthusiasts -- it claims to have 1.5 million users -- who want to learn more about where, how and when to fish. The whole idea…

Samsung Pay Update V1.6.61 Gets It Ready for Marshmallow

Samsung is pushing a new update to Samsung Pay this morning that gets the mobile payment service ready for incoming device updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The update showed up on my AT&T Galaxy Note 5, which has recently seen a beta test kick off for Android 6.0. In this latest version, Samsung Pay is…

Amazon Alexa Can Now Order An Uber From Your Echo Speaker Or Fire TV

It’s been a big week for Amazon’s connected speaker Echo. First the company rolled out a way to order pizza just by asking Echo’s virtual assistant to place an order for you. It then added the much-requested Spotify to the list of supported streaming music services. And today, Amazon has announced integration with on-demand car…

CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicts 5 billion Facebook users by 2030

In an event at Facebook’s (FB) new offices yesterday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters he expected his social network to have 5 billion users by 2030. According to USA Today, Zuckerberg said: “We want to finish connecting everyone, we’re going to do it in partnership with governments and different companies all over the world.” USA…

Super Bowl 50 Has a Sweet App and Crazy-Fast Internet

DOWN ON THE field at Levi’s Stadium, the Packers and 49ers are doing battle. It’s a sticky October Sunday and too early in the season for Niners fans to have given up, so the crowd of 70,799 is buzzing. But John Paul (everybody calls him JP) isn’t watching the game. Instead, VenueNext’s gray-haired and affable…

This new carrier puts two phone numbers on your iPhone

If you've ever tried to juggle two phone numbers, say a personal line and a professional line, you know how difficult and clumsy it can be. You could carry two phones around, one for your work line and one for your personal life, or use a call forwarding service like Google Voice. Neither option is…

Slack Releases Diversity Report With Stats On Intersection Of Race And Gender

Slack, which released its first diversity report in September 2015, has provided an update on its data because it “got a lot bigger very quickly,” changed its survey methodology to be more inclusive and has seen a shift in its diversity data, according to the Slack blog. Today, Slack’s engineering department in the U.S. is 8.9% African-American, up…

GoPro now sells just 3 different cameras

GoPro announced it is discontinuing its older series of cameras alongside a pretty negative financial report for 2015. The report describes an unexpected $57 million hit to the company’s revenues due to an excess of camera inventory and obsolete technology. The new GoPro lineup starting in April will only include three cameras: the Hero4 Black,…

The new 'Doom' drops on May 13th

The brand-new Doom hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on Friday, May 13th, Bethesda and id Software announced in a trailer today. About this trailer -- we've embedded it below, but make sure to watch it when you're in the mood for some serious gore. This is Doom, after all. Doom is up for…

The NFL Is Screwing The World Out Of Watching The Only Known Copy Of Super Bowl I

In January the NFL Network broadcast the first ever replay of Super Bowl I, contested 49 years ago between the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. But as the league’s press release notes, it wasn’t a replay of the original broadcast. Instead, they located “all 145 plays from Super Bowl I from…

Cutting the Cord: CBS is streaming the big game

The team with the best winning streak going into the Super Bowl? The cord cutters. This will be the fourth consecutive year that the Super Bowl has been streamed online for free. Meanwhile, the game's combatants, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, each have hurdles to overcome. The Panthers are making only their second appearance in the…

Here’s What Watching The Super Bowl With Microsoft’s HoloLens Could Look Like

Watching sports could soon be a very different experience — at least if it’s up to Microsoft and the NFL. Before you know it, a holographic player could be charging through your walls and replays could play in 3D on your coffee table. Microsoft today released a new concept for its HoloLens augmented reality goggles…