ShinyShiny snippets: Fitbit devices to require Google account from 2023

Google completed its acquisition of Fitbit last year and rebranded it "Fitbit by Google," but Fitbit continued to launch wearables as it used to before getting acquired. And while customers can currently use Fitbit accounts for new devices and services, things will change from 2023 onwards. Fitbit has updated its support page to reveal that after the launch…

ShinyShiny snippets: Ukrtelecom restores internet services after cyber-attack.

Ukraine's national telecoms operator Ukrtelecom is restoring internet services after driving back a major cyber-attack. The company said it restricted customer access to protect military users and critical infrastructure. Global internet monitor Netblocks said it was the most severe disruption to affect Ukrtelecom since Russia's invasion of Ukraine started last month. Netblocks said it saw…

What are some of the top gadgets in 2021?

SMARTPHONE: APPLE IPHONE 12  Are you a PC or a Mac? It's that old advert from around a decade ago, but the sentiment has never changed. People still divide themselves into separate technology camps and insist their choices are superior. Who knows, maybe they're right, certainly every product has its strengths and weaknesses.  Still, in…

Fitbit’s Fitness Surge fitness watch can now track outdoor cycling

Want to monitor your cycling performance? Fitbit Surge users can now track their outdoor bike rides including distance travelled, duration, average speed, heart rate and calories burned. And if you want more detail, stats automatically sync wirelessly to the Fitbit app dashboard to review routes, speed and elevation with more information. A fitness watch, Fitness…