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Paying all at once is going out of fashion When I found myself slapping the refresh button last week, trying to snag a preorder for an Xbox Series X console, I found myself surprised by a choice right on the buy page: Would I like to subscribe to the hardware, rather than pay the full price up front? The choice seemed simple enough. Instead of paying $500 outright, I could pay $34.99 per month and get an Xbox Series X console. While subscribing to an Xbox isn’t a new offering, it’s the first time it’s been front-and-center on the product page during a
zanderthunder posted a topic in General NewsThe increasing usage and integration of smartphones in our lives, and those of our children, in particular, has often garnered criticism from many. As such, people have been wary about the potential downsides of the rampancy and what it entails. And one study probes into this issue. A study, published recently on JAMA Pediatrics aimed to answer whether screen-based media use by children was linked to handicapped literacy and language skills. The team of researchers studied 47 healthy three- to five-year-olds as part of the study. The children's parents were as
steven36 posted a topic in Technology NewsRussia to pre-install its own apps on all phones, PCs, and TVs sold in the country Russia has officially passed a law banning the sale of electronic equipment that doesn’t have Russian software pre-installed on it. The law — which is set to go into effect starting July 1, 2020 — will force electronic equipment sold in Russia — such as smartphones, computers, and smart TVs — to ship pre-installed with apps from Russian tech firms. The bill was tabled in the parliament earlier this month. The government is expected to publish for each