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19:20 2019-08-19

Disney Plus will land on Apple TV, Xbox One, and everything else you can think of With Disney Plus only a few months away – from the US, at least – viewers and Disney fans are eagerly awaiting more information on how they'll be able to access the Disney catch-all streaming service.Now some of that ambiguity has been cleared up, with Disney confirming what we al...
18:39 2019-08-19

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is on sale and back down to $29.99 If you're in the market for a cheap streaming device, then you've come to the right place. Amazon is currently running a back to college sale and discounting its most popular Fire TV devices. For a limited time, you can get the Fire TV stick on sale for just $29.99. That's a $10 disco...
18:39 2019-08-19

With Google Drive's new shortcuts, you'll never lose a file again After years of pleading from users, Google Drive is finally getting a much-needed feature: shortcuts that point to files stored in another location.If you use Google Drive frequently, you'll know how frustrating it can be trying to find a single file in a jumble of folders. Yes, you could searc...
18:39 2019-08-19

Disney Plus streaming service release date, price, and exclusive shows Disney Plus is on its way. As if we didn't have enough TV already to keep us busy, the Disney Plus streaming service coming this November (to the US, at least) looks set to drain our bank balances that little bit further.With a portfolio of studios and catalogues ranging from the Star Wars fran...
18:39 2019-08-19

Dell overhauls Alienware Aurora desktop yet again with futuristic design If you’re big fans of those thin and light, space-age designs that the new Alienware gaming laptops are sporting – we can’t blame you, they’re stunners – then you might have a hard time resisting Dell’s latest Alienware Aurora.Donning the same Legend industr...
18:39 2019-08-19

Super student broadband deal: rapid BT fibre and a free JBL soundbar So you're a year or two through university. You've got freshers syndrome out of the way and have actually been able to choose your new housemates for the first time. You must be feeling pretty grown up right about now - allow us to give you a little hair ruffle of congratulations.But with ...
18:39 2019-08-19

5G phones: these are the first next-gen handsets It could be said that 5G is no longer a 'new' thing, as some countries have had 5G networks for months now, but most of the world still hasn't been graced by its presence, and as the networks slowly roll out, so do the 5G phones you'll need to make use of the fast speeds.It won&a...
18:39 2019-08-19

Nintendo Switch nabs a former Microsoft exclusive, and two iconic indie games If there wasn't enough in the Nintendo Switch game library to keep you occupied, the iconic publisher took to the internet with a live stream featuring its own favorite indie games coming to the console this year.While most of the presentation was concerned with new indie games, or those that h...
18:39 2019-08-19

Alienware has made a $4,000 OLED gaming TV to dominate your living room We love Alienware’s gaming kit – the company does some very enticing gaming laptops and peripherals – but its latest monitor, a 55-inch OLED behemoth, is quite possibly its most ambitious creation.The Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor features a 120Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSyn...
18:39 2019-08-19

Get the Insignia 55-inch 4K TV on sale for $299.99 and receive a free Echo Dot If you're looking for a cheap 4K TV deal, then you're in luck. Best Buy currently has massive discounts on top brand TVs, which include the best-selling Insignia 55-inch TV that's on sale for just $299.99. That's a $130 discount and the best price we've found for the 4K smar...
18:39 2019-08-19

Mitigating security risks: we speak to Huawei US security chief The ongoing trade war between the US and China has affected businesses from both countries but no company has faced the level of scrutiny that the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has. Huawei has been at the center of a global debate that has seen President Trump sign an executive order banning Am...
18:39 2019-08-19

Passwords can be hacked by snooping smartphones Criminals could be able to work out your passwords simply by listening to the sound of typing, new security research has claimed.A new report has warned that hackers can use a smartphone's microphone to tune in to a victim's typing habits and decode passwords with high levels of accuracy.T...
18:39 2019-08-19

Best CMS of 2019 Content plays a major role in the journey of building your online presence and brand. Without it, you're going to struggle in today’s ruthless business world. In fact, digital marketing is arguably one of the most important areas of commerce, although it’s often neglected.To maxim...
18:39 2019-08-19

Global fintech investment plummets worldwide The ongoing trade war between the US and China led global fintech investments to fall by 29 percent during the first half of 2019 according to a new report from Accenture.The value of fintech deals worldwide during the first six months of this year declined to $22bn which is a significant decrease w...
18:39 2019-08-19

Best deals on data science and analytics online courses for beginners Data has become an increasingly important part of our lives. It drives everything from your Instagram feed and Google Maps to Netflix recommendations and self-driving cars. So, it’s not hard to see why data analysts are so in demand; they practically keep the world spinning. But here’s the thing: de...
18:13 2019-08-19

Dell shows off Alienware Aurora PC and 55-inch gaming monitor Dell's Alienware division unveiled a bunch of new products for gamers coming this fall, from a new Alienware Aurora gaming PC and a 55-inch OLED gaming monitor. Read More...
18:13 2019-08-19

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition launches on November 14 Microsoft announced today during its Gamescom event in Germany that Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition will launch on November 14 for PC.Read More...
18:13 2019-08-19

Xbox gets two new ‘Special Edition’ controllers Xbox is getting a pair of new controllers for the fall. The Night Ops Camo gamepad launches in October and Sport Blue is coming in September.Read More...
18:13 2019-08-19

Apple Watch Series 5 titanium and ceramic leak signals higher prices Discovery of new animations in a watchOS 6 beta strongly suggests that ceramic and titanium versions of the Apple Watch Series 5 are just around the corner.Read More...
18:13 2019-08-19

Nvidia’s GeForce Now service launches on Android by the end of 2019 GeForce Now is coming to Android. It is also getting RTX support with new server GPUs rolling out now beginning with California and Germany.Read More...
18:13 2019-08-19

Blair Witch hands-on impressions — Battling the minions of an unseen evil The Blair Witch Project has never gotten good video game treatment. A trio of games came out in the year 2000, but they had little lasting impact. And now Lionsgate has teamed up with Layers of Fear developer Bloober Team to give it another try. And so, 20 years after the original film debuted, Blai...
18:13 2019-08-19

Conspiracy Theories Might Sound Crazy, But Here’s Why Experts Say We Can No Longer Ignore Them Conspiracy theories, both powerful and enduring, can wreak havoc on society. In recent years, fringe ideas prompted a gunman to storm a Washington, D.C. pizzeria and may have motivated another to fatally shoot 11 worshippers inside a Pittsburgh synagogue. They are also largely to blame for a worldwi...
17:00 2019-08-19

Spotify rolling out parental controls to match Apple Music Spotify announced that it is updating its Family Plans to allow parents greater control over what music and podcasts their kids can access. Read More...
16:39 2019-08-19

Dying Light 2 and a new Tencent game get Nvidia RTX ray tracing Nvidia announced a couple of new games that are getting support for its ray tracing technology including Dying Light 2 and Synced: Off-Planet.Read More...
16:39 2019-08-19

Call of Duty and more get ray-tracing trailers at Gamescom Nvidia is showing off Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's ray tracing support in a new video from Gamescom 2019. Control and more also get RTX trailers.Read More...
16:39 2019-08-19

Keysight joins 6G Flagship group to develop 2030’s cellular standard A leading technology pioneer is joining Finland's initiative to kickstart 6G development, bringing test and measurement hardware to the international group.Read More...
16:39 2019-08-19

GitHub expands token scanning to Atlassian, Dropbox, Discord, and other formats GitHub announced that it has found over a billion token matches in repositories. It also revealed nearly half a dozen new token scanning partners.Read More...
16:39 2019-08-19

How to use advanced configurations of Apple's content cache service The macOS content cache service's default configurations aren't one-size-fits-all. Learn how to use Apple's advanced configurations to adapt to any enterprise network....
16:39 2019-08-19

U.S. grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, even as nearly 50 of its units were being added to a U.S. economic b...
16:13 2019-08-19

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of August 19, 2019 Indoor cats: bad news. We’re on the leeward side of August, which means severe Netflix drought until the oasis of Labor Day. I certainly won’t recommend Gangs of New York (Tuesday), but if you would, feel free to do so in the comments. I will be alternately bingeing Halt and Catch Fire (all four sea...
14:52 2019-08-19

Google Drive is finally getting shortcuts – you'll never lose a file again After years of user requests, Google Drive is finally getting a much-needed feature: shortcuts that point to files stored in another location.If you use Google Drive frequently, you'll know how frustrating it can be trying to find a single file in a jumble of folders. Yes, you can search for it...
14:26 2019-08-19

Tesla wants you to rent its solar panels – as hardly anyone's buying them Would you rent a solar panel? That's the new business strategy that Tesla – through its subsidiary SolarCity – is using to target consumers after some sweet, renewable energy, with a push in the US before a Europe launch planned for 2020.While SolarCity was one of the largest prov...
14:26 2019-08-19

Buttonless LG phone patented alongside one with a mysterious camera If there’s one thing LG likes to do, it’s innovate, and two new patents point to possible future innovations from the company.The first of these, spotted by LetsGoDigital, shows a phone that doesn’t appear to have any physical buttons at all. This isn’t a totally new conc...
14:26 2019-08-19

Broadband deal of the week: free Amazon Echo Dot with Vodafone's fastest fibre Update: Originally, this broadband deal from Vodafone came with an Amazon Echo Plus. Vodafone has now changed the freebie you'll get to an Amazon Echo Dot. At present, this offer is due to run until September 10.We have to say, this broadband deal has us somewhat stumped. Vodafone has taken bot...
14:26 2019-08-19

Google Play Store will no longer rush app approval for unproven developers The Google Play Store is the main hub for Android apps, but spend a few minutes on it and you can easily stumble across malicious apps containing adware or worse. It looks like Google is making it harder for this kind of software to slip through its nets, however, with news that its app approval pro...
14:26 2019-08-19

Meet the SUV that can detect and monitor rocks as you drive over them Most new advancements in cars are related to safety tech. Automakers want to keep us safe on the road, so several new Cadillac models will keep the car centered in the lane automatically, and a recent test of a Ford pick-up revealed how a safety shield protects you from rear-ending another car if yo...
14:26 2019-08-19

Minecraft gets free ray tracing support Nvidia announced at Gamecom 2019 that Minecraft will be getting support for a form of ray tracing known as path tracing for the Windows 10 version.This is a big win for ray tracing (and Nvidia, which is pushing the tech in its RTX 20 series of graphics cards), as Minecraft remains one of the most po...
14:26 2019-08-19

McAfee sues Dixons Carphone in software dispute Dixons Carphone is being sued by security firm McAfee following claims that the former violated an exclusive software contract.The high-street technology giant is facing a major payout after failing to honour a deal to promote McAfee's security offerings.Instead, Dixons Carphone advertised riva...
14:26 2019-08-19

Huawei US ban set for 90-day reprieve Huawei could be given another 90-day window to buy components from US suppliers in order to serve existing smartphone and telco customers.Earlier this year, the US Department of Commerce effectively blacklisted the Chinese mobile giant on national security grounds, preventing American firms from doi...
14:26 2019-08-19

Best budget smartphone 2019: the top cheap mobiles around There are loads of cheap phones on the market that are pretty fantastic – and if you're looking for the best budget handset for you right now, we've got just the list for you.At TechRadar we don't just review fancy new powerhouses, we look at mid-range and affordable devices to...
14:26 2019-08-19

The best cheap laptop deals and sales in August 2019: prices from just £139 Checking through the cheap laptop deal scene here in the UK can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many options to choose from. Luckily for you, we're used to sifting through the net's laptop sales all year round.So if you need to buy a new laptop sharpish, we should be able to find you...
14:26 2019-08-19

AR and VR have potential to become disruptive technologies Virtual reality and augmented reality have been the next new things for the last many years but still have not taken off and will it have the same fate as the short-lived 3D-TV fad.Industry experts say “no”.“Mainstream success, however, depends on how much viable content are pro...
14:26 2019-08-19

DJI strikes back against its smartphone-steadying rivals with the clever Osmo Mobile 3 DJI has been promising that we would shortly be able to "Transform Our World", and now it's revealed just how we can do so – with the third iteration of its Osmo Mobile device.The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is a smartphone stabilizer that packs a handful of new tricks over the existing – a...
14:26 2019-08-19

Hackers can work out passwords by listening to you type New hacking methods would allow criminals to work out passwords by listening to the sounds made when typing, experts have warned.Reports have claimed that hackers listening into typing habits using a smartphone would be able to decode passwords with high levels of accuracy.The detection could be com...
14:26 2019-08-19

Go big on storage with these 512GB Samsung S10 deals for the price of 128GB Are you one of those people who doesn't really trust the intangible notion of the cloud? Do you prefer to 'own' the media on your smartphone rather than stream it?If that sounds like you, then you're probably also somebody that likes to have a mobile phone with plenty of storage ...
14:26 2019-08-19

This Unnerving Legion Clip Showcases Some of the Show's Creepiest Villains Legion mixed high-level design and filming techniques with wild comics-y shenanigans up until the end, and this recently released clip from the seventh episode of the show’s third season showcases precisely what that looks like in action. Read more......
14:26 2019-08-19

Nintendo Says That Rumored Switch Exchange Deal Doesn't Exist So you know all those reports earlier this week about a Nintendo Switch exchange program? Yeah, turns out it was all a bunch of crap. The Verge published an official statement from a Nintendo rep on Saturday debunking the deal. Read more......
14:26 2019-08-19

Icelanders Mourn Loss of Okjökull Glacier With Ceremony, Plaque Politicians, scientists, and others gathered in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, northeast of Reykjavik on Sunday to mourn the loss of the Okjökull glacier, laying a plaque warning of the impact of climate change, the BBC reported.Read more......
14:26 2019-08-19

Semen Smugglers, Spreadsheets, and Laughing to Death: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week It’s been a weird one this week at Gizmodo, folks: From hacking buttplugs and realizing our dog photos have personally identifiable information in them to smuggled boar semen and an Arctic weather station hitting nearly 95 degrees Fahrenheit, we’ve been hard at work churning out the content you crav...
14:26 2019-08-19

China's Biggest Propaganda Agency Buys Ads on Facebook and Twitter to Smear Protesters in Hong Kong China’s largest state-run news agency, Xinhua News, is buying ads on Facebook and Twitter to smear protesters in Hong Kong, a new tactic being used to influence how the rest of the world perceives the pro-democracy demonstrators. Read more......
14:26 2019-08-19

What Would Happen If the Whole Internet Just Shut Down All of a Sudden? A world in which the internet suddenly stops: surely the TV show’s already in development. Sprawling cast, gorgeous visuals, tediously on-the-nose themes. Some handsome B-lister tearing around the country in pursuit of his wayward kids, or the shadowy sect that pulled the plug in the first place. A ...
14:26 2019-08-19

U.S. grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers: Ross U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers....
14:26 2019-08-19

Spotify's Premium Family plans get an explicit content filter Spotify is rolling out a new Premium Family Plan with a much-awaited setting. Parents will now have the ability to filter out songs with swearing, violence, drugs and more via an explicit content filter that can be applied to individual accounts. Tha......
13:00 2019-08-19

HyperX just made its Cloud Alpha gaming headset even better HyperX's Cloud Alpha has proved itself to offer excellent bang for your buck since its release in 2017. However, there's now a new version which takes the excellent sound quality from its predecessor and adds some more controls for audiophiles....
13:00 2019-08-19

23 state agencies across Texas succumb to a ‘coordinated ransomware attack’ It seems like not a day goes by without a major company being hacked or a government-run institution exposed to ransomware attacks. Now, state agencies in Texas have succumbed to a coordinated ransomware attack that has impacted at least 23 local government entities across the state. The Texas Depar...
12:39 2019-08-19

Tim Cook makes a ‘compelling’ argument to Trump for exempting Apple from tariffs It looks like Apple is gunning for some sweet tariff exemption from the US for its manufacturing. At a dinner with President Trump over the weekend, CEO Tim Cook expressed concern that Korean giant Samsung might gain an edge over the iPhone maker because it pays less in tariffs. Trump said Cook made...
12:39 2019-08-19

Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo team up to create an AirDrop competitor Three of China’s biggest phone makers – Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo – are teaming up to create a file-sharing system like Apple‘s AirDrop. Xiaomi announced this “inter-transfer alliance” through a post on WeChat. The new technology will use a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to transfer files between p...
12:39 2019-08-19

Moonday Mornings: Coinbase stored 3,420 passwords in plain text Welcome to Moonday Mornings, Hard Fork’s wrap-up of cryptocurrency and blockchain news from the past few days. Let’s not waste anymore time, check it out. 1. Around 3,420 Coinbase customers have allegedly been affected by a bug on the exchange’s sign up page, which resulted in user passwords being s...
12:39 2019-08-19

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin trading volume hits 111-day low’ Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Marie Curie used to say: Let’s get this bread! Bitcoin price We closed the day, Aug...
12:39 2019-08-19

China is paying Twitter to publish propaganda against Hong Kong protesters Twitter has caught itself in a propaganda war after it was found running ads from China’s state-backed media outlet Xinhua attacking the Hong Kong protesters. The promoted tweets (aka ads) — which were captured on social bookmarking site Pinboard — talk about how the escalating violence in the terri...
12:39 2019-08-19

Minecraft with ray tracing looks so good I actually want to play it Despite its immense popularity, I’ve never really cared for Minecraft – mostly because I’m not keen on crafting games, but also because I’m not into the low-fidelity art style that’s all large pixels and flat colors. But now that Microsoft is teaming up with Nvidia to harness ray tracing tech and va...
12:39 2019-08-19

The Lion King Is Now One of the 10 Biggest Movies of All Time The Lion King is now one of the 10 biggest movies of all time, with a worldwide box office total gross of $1.435 billion. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw set......
11:52 2019-08-19

Realme Days Sale Kicks Off on Flipkart: Here Are the Top Offers Realme Days sale will go on till August 22 on Flipkart, and smartphones like Realme 3 Pro, Realme 3, Realme 3i, Realme 2 Pro, Realme X, Realme C2, are listed with various deals....
11:52 2019-08-19

Minecraft to Get Ray Tracing Support for More Realistic Visuals Microsoft said on Monday it will use chipmaker Nvidia's real-time ray tracing technology to provide the software company's Minecraft video game players more realistic graphics on personal computers....
11:52 2019-08-19

Infinix Hot 7 Review Infinix Hot 7 offers dual front and rear cameras housed in a metallic body, but can it beat the Realme and Redmi offerings when it comes to overall value?...
11:52 2019-08-19

Nokia 7.2 May Feature a Circular Camera Design, Slim Body HMD Global's much-anticipated Nokia 7.2 seems to have leaked once again. The phone is likely to feature a circular camera setup at the rear and a slim form factor, according to leaked renders....
11:52 2019-08-19

Yandex Looks at 10-Fold Increase in Driverless Car Fleet to Speed Up Testing Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 within the next two years in order to speed up tests on the fledgling technology....
11:52 2019-08-19

Judge allows Roadshow to raise piracy cases quicker, blocks more piracy websites A group of studios, headed by Roadshow, will only need to notify carriage service providers within two months, instead of six, of when they will raise a legal application to block alleged piracy websites....
11:52 2019-08-19

Shell to roll out electric vehicle charging service at stations across Singapore Called Shell Recharge, the electric-vehicle charging service currently is available at a single Shell station in the country at S$0.55 per kWh with another nine stations to be suited up by October....
11:52 2019-08-19

Relying on bug bounties 'not appropriate risk management': Katie Moussouris Bug bounties are useful, but according to one of their greatest advocates they're no silver bullet. They have a high signal-to-noise ratio and can be poor value for money....
11:52 2019-08-19

Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will use chipmaker Nvidia Corp's real-time ray tracing technology to provide the software company's Minecraft video game players more realistic graphics on personal computers....
11:52 2019-08-19

Russia's Yandex looks at ten-fold increase in driverless car fleet to speed up testing Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 within the next two years in order to speed up tests on the fledgling technology....
11:52 2019-08-19

How to choose your cinema subscription service Late last month, Regal Cinemas announced its competitor to AMC Stubs A-List, the movie ticket subscription service from the nation’s largest theater chain. On the surface, Regal Unlimited seems similar — if not better — than AMC’s offering. However, the two subscriptions are far from clones of each ...
09:39 2019-08-19

NASA selects proposals for smallsats built to study deep space NASA is expanding plans to use small satellites (aka smallsats) to explore the Solar System. The agency has picked two proposals for smallsat technology that would improve observations in deep space, where they could help improve models that predict......
09:13 2019-08-19

MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream buffering on busy WiFi Is there anything more annoying that trying to watch a video on a slow internet connection shared with a bunch of other users? Skips, endless buffering, and ugly pixelation can ruin the experience of watching a movie or TV show when everyone in your......
09:13 2019-08-19

NVIDIA ray-tracing on 'Minecraft' looks surprisingly cool Minecraft's blocky world might be the last place you'd think would need more realism. However, NVIDIA and Microsoft have announced that they've done exactly that, bringing RTX ray-tracing powers to the world-building game. "In normal Minecraft, a blo......
09:13 2019-08-19

Tim Cook Warns Trump China Tariffs Help Samsung Over Apple Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple CEO Tim Cook about the impact of US tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics....
09:13 2019-08-19

Ikea India Kicks Off Online Deliveries in Mumbai Mumbai residents can now order online from Ikea, with the Swedish furniture giant officially kicking off operations for India's financial capital on Monday. Ikea's online deliveries will cover the......
09:13 2019-08-19

Trump Does Not Want the US to Do Business With Huawei Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company....
09:13 2019-08-19

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pre-Order Deals Now Include Discounted Galaxy Buds Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+ are up for pre-orders via select retail outlets as well as online retailers like Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, Samsung Online Store, and Tata Cliq....
09:13 2019-08-19

ISRO Plans to Source 5 PSLV Rockets From Domestic Firms Targeting to realise 12 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV) per year from the domestic private sector, Indian space agency ISRO's commercial has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for first......
09:13 2019-08-19

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 pre-order deal drops 10% off the price Bose has a long history of making some of the best noise-cancelling headphones money can buy. What began with the wired Bose QuietComfort 25 was soon overshadowed by the popularity of the QuietComfort 35, now in its second iteration.However, Bose isn't resting on its laurels just yet. The audio...
07:39 2019-08-19

IKEA to "invest significantly" in its smart home future Recently, IKEA teamed up with Sonos to launch a pair of smart home products – the Symfonisk lamp speaker and Symfonisk bookshelf speaker – but the Swedish furniture giant isn’t going to stop there.In a public announcement, IKEA has revealed that its smart home division (cal...
07:39 2019-08-19

Shell debuts electric vehicle chargers in Singapore, first in Southeast Asia Royal Dutch Shell is launching electric vehicle chargers at petrol stations in Singapore, its first such foray in Southeast Asia, the company said on Monday....
07:13 2019-08-19

Security tokens aren’t yet worth the hype Security tokens could be a boon to the average retail investor by fractionalizing assets and providing high liquidity. But the market is still immature.Read More...
06:26 2019-08-19

Center for Data Innovation: U.S. leads AI race, with China closing fast and EU lagging While the U.S. currently has a comfortable edge in the race to develop artificial intelligence, China is rapidly gaining ground as Europe falls behind.Read More...
06:26 2019-08-19

Space Pirate Arena takes advantage of Oculus Quest for a tennis court-sized playfield The developers of one of VR’s earliest and most popular wave shooters — Space Pirate Trainer — are showing footage from a multiplayer Oculus Quest game.Read More...
06:26 2019-08-19

Tim Cook tells Donald Trump that U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports could hurt Apple, help Samsung President Donald Trump said he had spoken with Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook about U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from Samsung.Read More...
06:26 2019-08-19

Details of Sonos' first portable Bluetooth speaker leaked in marketing images We recently found out that Sonos had registered a new device with the FCC, and we even managed to get our first look at what could be the audio company’s first Bluetooth-enabled speaker via a single leaked image. At the time, though, all we knew was its model number (S17) and that it would bo...
05:13 2019-08-19

Kevin Smith is making a 'He-Man' anime series for Netflix Netflix is working with filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) to create a He-Man limited anime series entitled Masters of the Universe: Revelation. Smith, who'll serve as the project's showrunner and executive producer, has unveiled the new show a......
04:52 2019-08-19

Sonos' portable smart speaker leaks in greater detail There might not be much of a surprise left by the time Sonos unveils its first portable speaker. The crew at WinFuture has obtained pictures and details that appear to offer much clearer idea of how the hybrid smart speaker will work -- including wh......
04:52 2019-08-19

Three UK rolls out 5G home internet access in London Yet another carrier is offering 5G in the UK -- although it's not on your phone. Three has launched 5G home broadband in parts of London, giving people "fibre-like speeds" (the carrier hasn't given specific numbers) without requiring a technician vi......
04:52 2019-08-19

'Rainbow Six: Siege' adds a 'Fortnite' style Battle Pass Ubisoft can't resist the siren's call of introducing Fortnite-like Battle Passes in Rainbow Six: Siege. On top of unveiling the details of Year 4's third season (more on that in a bit), the company has outlined plans for Battle Passes in its tactical......
04:52 2019-08-19

Twitter is displaying China-made ads attacking Hong Kong protesters Twitter is finding itself at the heart of a heated political battle. Pinboard and other users have observed Twitter running ads from China's state-backed media outlet Xinhua attacking the Hong Kong protesters opposed to both a (since-suspended) extr......
04:52 2019-08-19

Singapore to feel impact of China-US trade dispute if prolonged Tensions between the two economic powerhouses will lead to fragmented technology markets and, if prolonged, drag down Singapore's economy, says its prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, who urges both countries to find ways to establish mutual trust....
04:26 2019-08-19

Trump says he talked to Apple CEO Tim Cook about tariffs and Samsung Trump said Cook made a "good case" that it would be difficult for Apple to pay tariffs, when Samsung does not face the same hurdle because much of its manufacturing is in South Korea....
01:39 2019-08-19

Pay For Your Flight and Hotel Bookings in Installments Using This Site We all probably know that, for the most part, the earlier you book a plane ticket and hotel for your vacation or sister’s wedding the cheaper they’ll be....
01:13 2019-08-19

Report: Facebook Content Mods Say Company Therapists Were Pressured to Share Session Details Adding to an already ridiculously long list of complaints, now Facebook’s content moderators say a higher-up asked company-appointed counselors to share information from their sessions, according to a new report from the Intercept.Read more......
00:52 2019-08-19

This New Alien: Covenant Short Film Revisits the Scene of the Crime The two-year anniversary of Alien: Covenant coming to home release was a few days ago, and the official Alien Anthology YouTube account has surprised us with a new short film set in the Alien universe to celebrate. Read more......
00:52 2019-08-19

Art Spiegelman Withdrew His Introduction to a Marvel Comics Collection After Publisher Tried to Remove His Anti-Trump Comments Pullitzer Prize-winning creator of Maus Art Spiegelman was slated to write the introduction to a new Marvel collection, Marvel The Golden Age 1939-1949, but pulled his work after Marvel wanted him to remove a disparaging reference to Donald Trump. Read more......
00:52 2019-08-19

Arnold Schwarzenegger Shares a Fantastic Piece of Old Terminator Storyboarding I don’t normally think of Terminator as being a very emotionally expressive franchise, but there’s something haunting about this great storyboard. Read more......
00:52 2019-08-19

Report: FTC, FCC Squabbled About Who Is Responsible for Cracking Down on VoIP Robocalls As automated Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems fueled a national robocall epidemic estimated at tens of billions of bogus calls annually, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission argued over who should actually do something about it, according to a Sunday repo...
00:52 2019-08-19

To Curb Hate Speech Online, Beto O'Rourke Says Hold the Platforms Hosting That Shit Responsible Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke wants to stem the spread of hate speech on the internet after several recent mass shootings, including one in O’Rourke’s hometown of El Paso earlier this month, have been linked to online extremism. One solution proposed in a recent blog post on his campaign webs...
00:52 2019-08-19

George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Ending Was Freeing as a Writer Writing a fantasy epic is hard. Writing a fantasy epic while also competing with a television show that adapts said epic, and will finish before you? Apparently that’s way harder.Read more......
00:52 2019-08-19

'Hundreds of lives saved' by new digital sepsis alerts Hundreds of lives are being saved every year thanks to a new digital alert system which automatically flags possible cases of sepsis in hospitals, the NHS has said....
00:52 2019-08-19

CHEAP: HAHAHAHAHA. There’s 80% discount on the JBL Under Armour Sports Wireless Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Running is great fun, but if you want to keep your running tempo going, you’ll need some catchy music. Unfortunately, regular earphones might not do the trick. That’s why you should opt for a wireless sports earp...
23:13 2019-08-18

Microchipping your employees will always be dehumanizing — and pointless You may have heard of the latest approach to authentication in businesses: inserting microchips into their employees.  While this approach has worked wonders in the pet community, helping returning lost furry friends to their owners, the use of microchips in a business environment is not only dehuma...
23:13 2019-08-18

We’re now polluting the moon with near indestructible little creatures An Israeli spacecraft called Beresheet almost made it to the moon in April. It took a selfie with the lunar surface in the background, but then lost contact with Earth and presumably crashed onto the lunar surface. Now it’s been revealed that the mission was carrying a cargo of dehydrated microscopi...
23:13 2019-08-18

Skills Every Ambitious Tech Professional Will Need in 2020 Tech industry employment is a seller’s market firmly on the side of top talent, but competition for the best jobs remains fierce. Candidates cannot skate by on common skillsets and expect to secure the lucrative salaries, prestige, and perks for which the tech sector has become known. Companie...
23:13 2019-08-18

Dinosaur egg bonanza gives vital clues about prehistoric parenting Perhaps the most amazing thing about fossils is that they don’t just show us what extinct animals looked like, they can also reveal how those animals lived. Even a fossilized dinosaur egg can provide a wealth of clues about its parents’ behavior. Dinosaur hunters in the Javkhlant region of the Gobi ...
23:13 2019-08-18

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Serious money warming to Bitcoin’ Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Plato used to say: Let’s get it! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, August 17 2019, a...
23:13 2019-08-18

Just putting it out there: I still buy MP3s In this column, “Just putting this out there…,” we write about the odd ways we engage with tech and the unpopular opinions we form about it. One of my biggest sources of inner turmoil is how I consume music: I still buy MP3s. This is often met with shock, horror, or hushed murmurings of “good for yo...
23:13 2019-08-18

Get Google Analytics-savvy with this $14 course Used by over 40 percent of web stat-crunchers, Google Analytics is the gold standard — and official GA certification is a true bar of entry acknowledgment that you understand the power of Google Analytics and can mine the knowledge gems found inside.In the Google Analytics Certification: Get Certifi...
23:13 2019-08-18

AI won’t automate cybersecurity — but it’ll improve the solutions we already have Cybersecurity, a huge industry worth over $100 billion, is regularly subject to buzzwords. Cybersecurity companies often (pretend) to use new state-of-the-art technologies to attract customers and sell their solutions. Naturally, with artificial intelligence being in one of its craziest hype cycles,...
23:13 2019-08-18

Facebook should stop trying to disrupt payments with Libra and focus on repair Facebook has had quite a run operating in the completely unregulated, wild world of social media, finally ending with a mea culpa that it needs government regulation in order to manage the massive social and democratic disorder it has created. With its new Libra cryptocurrency, Facebook wants to dis...
23:13 2019-08-18

Early access program gives us a sneak peek at Apple Arcade We've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Apple Arcade since it was announced back in March, and now we have a few more clues as to what it will look like, courtesy of an internal early access program at Apple.Details obtained by 9to5Mac show a few of the screens and the games as they look at ...
23:13 2019-08-18

China VPN use may finally be getting easier China may finally be softening its stance on VPN services, reports have claimed.The city of Beijing has unveiled its plans to allow overseas firms to invest in VPN services within a trial zone by the end of the year as part of China's ongoing efforts to attract foreign investment.Foreign invest...
23:13 2019-08-18

Major Bluetooth security flaw leaves millions of devices at risk A significant security vulnerability in Bluetooth has left millions of smartphones and other devices at risk of attack, researchers have said.The flaw would allow an attacker to more easily brute force the encryption key used by devices during pairing to monitor or even manipulate the data transferr...
23:13 2019-08-18

Will your next phone use dark mode by default? We’re entering a new dark age. Developers are falling over themselves to develop dark versions of their apps in preparation for the imminent release of Android Q and iOS 13, with their system-wide dark modes.This will apply not only to your phone’s interface – apps will also be ...
23:13 2019-08-18

Best single player PC games 2019: the top PC games for playing solo Welcome to our pick of the best single player PC games in 2019. Single player PC games exhibit gaming at its finest. Throw around all the numbers you want about the popularity of Fortnite, or how League of Legends fills out arenas all over the world, but a well-crafted solo experience has the u...
23:13 2019-08-18

The Apple Watch 5 tipped to come in ceramic and titanium versions You wait all year for some decent Apple Watch Series 5 rumors and then two come along at once: we only just heard that the fifth-generation wearable might launch in September and now there's news of some different casing materials getting added this year.Brazilian site iHelp BR spotted graphics...
23:13 2019-08-18

Sonos IKEA Symfonisk lamp speaker vs bookshelf speaker: which is best for you? What if your bedside lamp could send you to sleep with a lullaby? Or if your bookshelf played relaxing tunes as you leafed through a dog-eared copy of your favorite book?Enter the Sonos IKEA Symfonisk lamp speaker and bookshelf speaker, which do just that, combining practical home furnishings with S...
23:13 2019-08-18

Huawei P40: what we want to see While we're still waiting for a firm Huawei P40 release date leak, we're excited for the upcoming smartphone – the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro came out in March 2019 after all, and we already know how the Chinese firm can improve with their successors.That’s not to say the P30 and...
23:13 2019-08-18

Surface Book 3: what we want to see The Surface Book 3 has a tough act to follow. When the original Surface Book hit the market, it was exceedingly successful. Yet, as incredible as it was, we actually didn’t expect the sequel, the Surface Book 2, to improve on everything the original did, resulting in a device that makes the M...
23:13 2019-08-18

Best phones under Rs 12,000 in India for August 2019 Thanks to the ever-increasing competition in the budget smartphone segment in India, Indian smartphone buyers have never had it this good, especially in the sub-Rs 15,000 segment. There are options from several companies if you’re looking for a good smartphone under Rs 15,000, but options und...
23:13 2019-08-18

Best laptops for engineering students in 2019 As an engineering student in 2019, you’re going to need one of the best laptops for engineering students that’s both powerful to handle all of your coursework and flexible enough to handle some entertainment in your downtime. Most importantly, the best laptops for engineering students ...
23:13 2019-08-18

There’s no official Switch exchange program, says Nintendo A Nintendo spokesperson rebuffs reports that there’s an existing exchange program for new Nintendo Switch owners to swap their newly-purchased units in for the improved model that dropped early July.A slew of reports emerged late last week indicating that the Kyoto-headquartered manufacturer ...
23:13 2019-08-18

Tesla's relaunched solar power efforts include $50 panel rentals Tesla has relaunched its troubled solar power efforts, and that now includes an option that might be more affordable for some homeowners. The company has debuted a Rent Solar program that lets residents in six states (Arizona, California, Connecticut......
22:52 2019-08-18

Ransomware attack in Texas targets local government agencies Ransomware attacks against local governments are still a clear problem, and Texas is discovering this first hand. The state has revealed that 23 government entities reported a ransomware attack on the morning of August 16th. Most of these were "sma......
22:52 2019-08-18

SpaceX Starman Roadster completes its first orbit around the Sun Starman and his Tesla Roadster are now regular denizens of space. According to data from Where is Roadster, the cosmic driver has completed his first orbit around the Sun, taking 557 days since the first Falcon Heavy launch to circle our home star.......
22:52 2019-08-18

Creepy snake ancestor grasped prey with four tiny limbs The Tetrapodophis amplectus, or "four-legged hugging snake," may have used its limbs to grip prey or hold onto mating partners.       ...
21:39 2019-08-18

How to spot a ‘white rainbow’ White rainbows, aka fog bows, are similar to colorful rainbows except for one minor thing that makes a big impact on its appearance.       ...
21:39 2019-08-18

This planet is so hot, it's bright magenta pink Correction: The planet GJ 504b is located 57 light years from Earth. A previous version of this video incorrectly stated the planet’s location.       ...
21:39 2019-08-18

Jio Fiber Plans, Realme 5 Pro, Mi A3, Vivo S1, and More Tech News This Week Jio Fiber plans, price, and welcome offer details were announced this week at the Reliance Industries AGM. Realme 5 Pro reveal, Vivo S1 went on sale, and Mi A3 set to launch in India....
20:26 2019-08-18

Windows or Chromebook? A Best Buy salesman told me it isn't even close After Google hires Bill Nye to explain that people are just scared to leave their decrepit Windows laptops for Chromebooks, I thought I'd get another opinion. It was harsh....
20:00 2019-08-18

Why video games are shooting down the Hollywood model If a game studio wants to stick around long term, it’s going to need a subscription strategy. It’s going to have to make every month a launch month.Read More...
18:00 2019-08-18

No Man’s Sky: Beyond guide — How it works in VR Now that No Man’s Sky: Beyond is finally out, including comprehensive VR support, you may need these beginner tips and tricks are for playing in VR for the first time.Read More...
18:00 2019-08-18

K4Connect: Why technology is poised to disrupt senior living industries K4Connect is making technology for the growing number of seniors who are coping with some kind of disability while living in a community setting.Read More...
18:00 2019-08-18

Runkeeper drops its Wear OS app due to a 'buggy experience' Add Runkeeper to the list of companies dropping their smartwatch apps -- albeit not for the usual reasons. The developer is warning customers that it's scrapping its Wear OS app as of the 9.13 release. It's "just not able" to deliver the best exper......
17:39 2019-08-18

The best smart home sensors for Alexa By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to smart home sens......
17:39 2019-08-18

After Math: Plead the fifth With Dave Chappelle coming back to Netflix for the one, two, three, four, fif time later this month, we're taking a look at all of this week's headlines that will make you want to plead against self-incrimination....
17:39 2019-08-18

The head of security for cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase describes his biggest challenge Coinbase security chief Philip Martin explains, "Possession of a key is possession of your currency. What that means is that you can't revoke a cryptocurrency key, if that key is lost, compromised, there is no ability to get [the value] back."...
16:26 2019-08-18

Galaxy Note 10 is finally out; here’s all you need to know Now that the wait is over, and Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note10 on the 8th of August during the Unpacked event, it’s time to highlight what makes it the most powerful phone in the market and what offers you could get. For the very first time in the history...
10:39 2019-08-18

Save £140 on Now TV Sky Sports pass for ten months of access We're into week two of the new Premier League season, but that doesn't mean it's too late to take advantage of this incredible Now TV Sky Sports pass deal. There's no reason you couldn't get live streaming Premier League football straight away.This special ten-month pass wou...
10:39 2019-08-18

Report: Facebook Content Mods Say Company Therapists Were Forced to Share Session Details Adding to an already ridiculously long list of complaints, now Facebook’s content moderators say a higher-up asked company-appointed counselors to share their confidential information, according to a new report from the Intercept.Read more......
10:39 2019-08-18

Portugal Is Using Goats to Prepare for Wildfires, But There's Not Enough Shepherds Portugal, which has been ravaged by wildfires of increasing severity and duration in the era of climate change, is turning back to the goat to clear underbrush in the hopes of limiting potential fuel sources for the blazes, the New York Times reported on Saturday.Read more......
10:39 2019-08-18

Apple Sues Corellium for Selling Access to Cloud-Based 'Perfect Replicas' of iOS Apple is suing a company, Corellium LLC, that it says is illegally reselling virtual copies of its iOS operating system under the pretense of legitimate security research, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.Read more......
10:39 2019-08-18

China top internet firms pump 45% more into R&D Led by Alibaba, China's top 100 internet companies invested 153.87 billion yuan (US$21.85 billion) in research and development last year, up 45% year-on-year and accounting for 10% of their overall revenue....
09:00 2019-08-18

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus unboxing and first 48 hours With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus finally in hand, I was able to do an unboxing, offer details about what's included, and tell you how the phone performs.Update: Okay, my Samsung Galaxy Note 10 are well into day two, so I'm updating the impressions with more Note 10 camera samples taken...
06:13 2019-08-18

UFC 241 live stream: how to watch Cormier vs Miocic 2 (and the rest) from anywhere tonight It's almost time for Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic to go again. UFC 241’s long awaited main event rematch is nearly here as the massive MMA event has returned to California. Sound good? Then keep reading to discover the best ways to get a UFC 241 live stream - no matter where you are i...
06:13 2019-08-18

Korg Volca Modular synth review: As weird as it is affordable This review is a little different. Normally when Engadget reviews something, we're bringing years of experience and expertise to the table. But not here. The Volca Modular is a semimodular, West Coast-style synthesizer. And until I received this revi......
05:52 2019-08-18

Ask Engadget: I'm a student trying to find my first job or internship The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac......
05:52 2019-08-18

The Morning After: The struggles of Formula 1's underdogs Welcome to your weekend. Work email is off and it's time to enjoy the summer weekend. Maybe that'll include a new pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones from Bose, maybe it'll include applying for some free money from Google. You could also get......
05:52 2019-08-18

Behind the wheel of VW’s electric dune buggy prototype Pebble Beach seems a bit too fancy for a dune buggy. But as I slowly roll down 17 Mile road behind the wheel of Volkswagen's latest electric concept car while trailing supercars, priceless vintage vehicles and RVs, folks alongside the road are ta......
05:52 2019-08-18

Hitting the Books: How big tech might monopolize AI Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and......
05:52 2019-08-18

The next Apple Watch may come in titanium and ceramic models Apple Watch Series 4 appeared to mark the death of the Edition line, but those luxurious models might be ready to come roaring back. iHelp BR said it has discovered animations in the watchOS 6 beta that reference not just the previously rumored retu......
05:52 2019-08-18

Beto O'Rourke wants to hold internet companies liable for hate speech If some politicians have their way, internet companies might be held responsible for hate that exists on their platform. Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has proposed amending the Communication Decency Act's Section 230, which protects internet......
05:52 2019-08-18

US will reportedly give Huawei another temporary reprieve Huawei hasn't had any luck reversing the US trade ban despite promises of removing some restrictions. It might be a long while before the company is forced to cut all its ties, however. Reuters sources have claimed the Commerce Department is expect......
05:52 2019-08-18

IKEA creates a business unit devoted to smart home tech It's clear by now that IKEA is serious about smart home tech between its Sonos-powered speakers and connected lights, but the home furniture giant wants to formalize that commitment. It just established a full-fledged Home Smart business unit that,......
05:52 2019-08-18

Nintendo says there is no Switch exchange program You might not want to buy a first-generation Switch with the assumption Nintendo will replace it with a new model. A Nintendo spokesperson has flatly denied that swaps are available, telling The Verge that "we do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange......
05:52 2019-08-18

'Travis Strikes Again' comes to PC and PS4 on October 17th You won't have to own a Switch to play a modern take on the No More Heroes universe. Suda51's Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is now slated to launch on PC (via Steam) and PS4 October 17th. The expanded title includes both the......
05:52 2019-08-18

Drako's GTE electric supercar will be a four-motor, 1,200HP monster The new Tesla Roadster won't be the only wildly overpowered electric supercar arriving in the near future. Drako Motors (a startup created by Barracuda Networks co-founder Dean Drako) has unveiled the GTE, an electric sedan that's built to take on t......
05:52 2019-08-18

Waymo's self-driving tech needs one big thing to succeed: More humans Despite aggressive technical strides, Waymo needs one thing before its self-driving cars become a seriously useful transportation system: people. We talked to the ones closest to it....
05:26 2019-08-18

Teachers Can Get a Free Premium Subscription to Calm's Meditation App Everyone knows that being a teacher can be a stressful occupational choice. The app Calm is aiming to make that slightly less so by offering teachers a premium subscription to its meditation app for free....
04:39 2019-08-18

Zomato Founder Responds to Restaurant Protests Over Discounting Practices Zomato Founder Deepinder Goyal, and Dineout CEO Ankit Mehrotra have responded to the Logout movement by the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI)....
03:52 2019-08-18

Silicon Valley Looks North as Tech Giants Expand in Toronto U.S. technology companies are hiring more workers in Toronto, attracted by the region’s diverse population of 6.4 million and a deep pool of skilled labor. Not all Canadians are cheering the tech firms’ growing presence....
02:13 2019-08-18

Tumblr and the End of the Eyeballs-Are-Everything Era With a complicated design, an adult-content problem and only the vaguest idea how to make money, Tumblr was easy prey for trends much bigger than itself....
02:13 2019-08-18

Trump to Give Huawei More Time to Work With U.S. Customers The Trump administration plans to extend a temporary license enabling Huawei to continue working with U.S. customers despite national-security concerns that landed the Chinese telecom on an export blacklist....
02:13 2019-08-18

Democratic Senators Urge FCC to Delay T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Vote, Seek Public Comment In July, the Department of Justice cleared T-Mobile’s planned takeover of Sprint, paving the way for the nation’s third and fourth largest wireless carriers to merge into a titan to rival AT&T and Verizon. Sixteen states are suing to block the merger, and now some congressional Democrats are lob...
23:26 2019-08-17

Richard Williams, the Oscar-Winning Animator Behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Pink Panther, Has Died Richard Williams, the legendary animator and three-time Oscar-winner behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, two Pink Panther films, and other animated classics, has died. Read more......
23:26 2019-08-17

Hong Kong Protesters Urge Boycott of Disney's Mulan Remake After Star's Pro-Police Comments Hong Kong is in the midst of political turmoil as anti-government protesters clash with police, and now Disney’s Mulan remake has become an unlikely flashpoint for debate. Read more......
23:26 2019-08-17

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus unboxing and first 24 hours With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus finally in hand, I was able to do an unboxing, offer details about what's included, and tell you how the phone performs. I'm on my way to a full Note 10 Plus review, but need more time to test things like battery life and the camera. That means I&a...
22:52 2019-08-17

New Zealand vs Australia live stream: how to watch today's rugby match from anywhere When it comes to Rugby World Cup warm ups, they don't get much bigger than this. The All Blacks versus the Wallabies going head-to-head to assert dominance in their hunt for rugby's biggest prize. And the best bit? You can watch all the action and assess the teams' form with a New Zea...
22:52 2019-08-17

Should you use a smartwatch or fitness tracker if you have a skin condition? When I started using a Fitbit Versa Lite to track my steps (and, in theory, exercise, if I ever did any), I quickly noticed that the fitness tracker was irritating my skin.I’ve got a history of skin conditions, with eczema rearing its head from time to time. Before long, a rash started to for...
22:52 2019-08-17

Three's 100GB data bargains now include iPhone XR deals - don't miss out It's safe to say Three has been running the show recently when it comes to big data mobile phone deals. The network has taken dominance over the competition in recent months on a number of handsets and now it has dropped an absolute winner on one of our favourite handsets - the iPhone XR.Here&a...
22:52 2019-08-17

How to enable Dark Mode on iOS 13 and iPadOS After years of customer requests, Apple has finally bought Dark Mode to iPhones and iPads with the upcoming iOS 13 and iPadOS releases. Not just a palette swap, Dark Mode offers a significant boost to battery life for OLED iPhone users (iPhone X, iPhone XS and XS Max) by conserving power that w...
22:52 2019-08-17

The Apple Watch Series 5 launch date may not be far off We haven't heard much in the way of leaks and rumors about the Apple Watch Series 5, but the next generation of Apple's wearable is still in the pipeline, according to respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.According to Kuo, the fifth Apple Watch is going to see the light of day in the second half...
22:52 2019-08-17

You can now buy a brain stimulation headset to treat your depression Could a headset and smartphone app really treat depression? That’s the claim made by Flow for its medically-approved brain stimulation headset, a device that nudges your neurons with a gentle electric current, and one you can buy and use in your own home. Flow is a medical technology company ...
22:52 2019-08-17

Wales vs England live stream: how to watch today's international rugby 2019 online from anywhere After a somewhat one-sided 33-19 match last weekend at Twickenham, Wales and England will be facing off for the second match of a double-header in preparation for the Rugby World Cup 2019. Make sure you don't miss any of the action with our complete guide to how to live stream Wales vs England....
22:52 2019-08-17

Windows 10 preview refines search and adds GPU temps reading to Task Manager Windows 10 has been graced with a new preview build for the update due to land in the first half of 2020, and this is the first release which has introduced a lot of changes, albeit none of them are major new features.The highlights for build 18963 (which is rolling out to testers in the fast ring) ...
22:52 2019-08-17

Honda CR-V 2019: plenty of tech and oodles of space The Honda CR-V is the world's best selling SUV, and the 2019 model is capable of hauling families and their luggage in comfort, while also providing a wide array of tech goodies to make the journey easier, more enjoyable and less tiring.With updated styling to go along with the tech it's a...
22:52 2019-08-17

Move over Three - Smarty's 25% discount on unlimited data SIM only deals is back A few months ago, we saw lesser-known SIMO provider Smarty drop an offer to top the rest of the market - 25% off its unlimited data plan. And now, Smarty has brought it back, once again reclaiming its title of best unlimited data SIM only deal around.So what are you paying after that 25% cut to the ...
22:52 2019-08-17

Huawei could be about to reveal its own rival to Google Maps Not only is Huawei busy developing its own operating system to potentially replace Android, it's also got an in-house mapping service in the pipeline as well, according to reports.Based on reporting by China Daily, the mapping service is aimed at software developers more than end users: apps of...
22:52 2019-08-17

Best superhero games: what to play while waiting for Marvel's Avengers to assemble Avengers: Endgame may have wrapped up the MCU in a neat (albeit emotional) bow but we are still looking to scratch that superhero itch - and we're hoping Crystal Dynamics' Marvel's Avengers game will be just the ticket. Marvel’s Avengers sees players taking on the roles of...
22:52 2019-08-17

Does Call of Duty: Modern Warfare go too far, or is this a better reflection of war? Normally, after a game demo concludes, there’s a brief moment of applause for what was just presented. It’s a small token of appreciation by those in attendance, a thank you for the work that was put into the demo that just played on-screen and a rare chance to give some direct adulati...
22:52 2019-08-17

Man City vs Tottenham live stream: how to watch today's Premier League football online from anywhere One week into the new Premier League season and it feels like it never went away - Manchester City are back to scoring hatfuls' of goals and Harry Kane is doing the business for Spurs. The two meet on match-day two and you can see who comes out on top today with a Man City vs Tottenham live str...
22:52 2019-08-17

iPhone 11R release date, price, news and leaks Apple is largely expected to release three new iPhone models this year, and among them we’re likely to see a successor to the iPhone XR, which for now we’re calling the iPhone 11R – though that might not be its launch name.We’ve got more on names below, but more important...
22:52 2019-08-17

France vs Scotland live stream: how to watch today's rugby international online from anywhere The Rugby World Cup 2019 is getting close and so it's time for the international warm-up matches to start heating up. France vs Scotland will be the first in a double-header between the two nations that should give them a chance to show what they've got in stock for the world. You can live...
22:52 2019-08-17

Geekbench 4 benchmark suggest an 18-core Cascade Lake-X chip While the Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs has been out for a few months now, Intel still hasn’t shared any concrete information regarding Cascade Lake-X. However, this recent leak could indicate that, despite delays, Intel is gearing up to roll these long overdue high-end desktop (HEDT) chips soon.Hot...
22:52 2019-08-17

Beware of Google search scams. Here's how to spot a fake tech support website Google doesn't have a way for you to report a website that led you to call a scammer. Be careful when clicking third-party tech support websites.       ...
20:39 2019-08-17

Hey, Siri, how about some shortcuts to help save me some time. Siri says, 'Sure' Siri Shortcuts, now an iPhone and iPad app, will be built into the upcoming iOS 13 operating system. The feature can figure a tip and give directions.       ...
20:39 2019-08-17

This Samsung smartphone tops Apple iPhones as America’s favorite Samsung Galaxy 9 edged out Apple iPhones as U.S. wireless users' favorite smartphone according the American Customer Satisfaction Index.       ...
20:39 2019-08-17

How to neutralize the digital threat you carry everywhere Your smartphone is your confidante, your hand-held connection to the world — and one of your biggest vulnerabilities.       ...
20:39 2019-08-17

The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend Use your extra free time to snag great prices on robot vacuums, cold brew coffee makers, Apple iPads, and more.       ...
20:39 2019-08-17

Cutting the cord could get costlier with CBS and Viacom Latest media marriage could follow past history: removing popular shows and asking you to pay more to see them, a la Friends and Netflix       ...
20:39 2019-08-17

US to extend deadline allowing Huawei to buy from American suppliers The US is expected to give Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies permission to keep buying supplies from American companies, Reuters reported Saturday. A “temporary general license” will be extended for Huawei for 90 days, the news service reported, citing unnamed sources. The company was all...
20:13 2019-08-17

Facebook allegedly pressured therapists to leak confidential employee info: report Facebook is under fire from moderators who say the company pressured counselors to break confidentiality agreements by leaking discussions with employees. “This pressuring of a licensed counselor to divulge confidential information is at best a careless breach of trust … and, at worst, a...
20:13 2019-08-17

How Google has destroyed the lives of revenge porn victims I’m a lawyer who fights for victims of online harassment, sexual assault and blackmail. When I first started my Brooklyn firm five years ago, I was known as “the revenge-porn lawyer,” and indeed many of my clients were young women whose naked pictures had been posted on the Internet without their co...
20:13 2019-08-17

Saturday's Best Deals: Wayfair Home Renovation Sale, Casper Pillows, Echo Dot Wall Mount, and More An Echo Dot Wall mount, $100 Off a Casper Mattress, Plus 2 Free Original Pillows, and Wayfair’s Home Renovation Sale lead of Saturday’s best deals from around the web.Read more......
19:52 2019-08-17

Report: Huawei Could Get 90 More Days to Buy American Parts to Fill Pre-Blacklist Orders Though U.S. trade sanctions are still in effect, Huawei Technologies will have an additional 90 days to buy from American companies so it can wrap up work with existing customers, according to a Reuters report. Read more......
19:52 2019-08-17

The Bright Side of Humans Eavesdropping on Your Alexa Recordings Over the past few months, a waterfall of details about how companies handle voice recordings has poured into the news. First, there was news that Amazon hired thousands of contractors to review Alexa commands. Apple and Google were doing the same thing with their voice assistants. Then, more recentl...
19:52 2019-08-17

How Cloudhead Games and Valve worked together on Aperture Hand Lab Cloudhead’s VR creators shared the path they took from brainstorming interactions on a white board — like waving hello, high-fiving and playing rock-paper-scissors — to fully realizing an interactive story built around Valve’s humor.Read More...
19:00 2019-08-17

Hathway Offers 100Mbps Broadband Plan at Rs. 699 a Month Effectively Hathway, in a quick response to Jio Fiber commercial launch, has launched its broadband services in Kolkata and is offering a 100Mbps plan at an effective monthly charge of Rs. 649....
18:13 2019-08-17

Realme 5 Pro Specifications Tipped by Benchmark Ahead of Launch Next Week Realme 5 Pro is set to launch alongside the Realme 5 in India on August 20, but ahead of its formal launch, the phone has been spotted on Geekbench with model number RMX1971....
18:13 2019-08-17

LG SM9000 NanoCell 65-inch 4K HDR Smart TV Review LG's recent TV launches in India includes the premium SM9000, which is available in two sizes - 55-inch and 65-inch. We review the 65-inch variant of this high-end LED TV range....
18:13 2019-08-17

Router Guest Networks Prone to Hacking: Researchers A study by Israel-based Ben-Gurion University (BGU) indicates that routers from well-known manufacturers are vulnerable to cross-router data leaks through a malicious attack....
18:13 2019-08-17

Samsung Galaxy M-Series Lineup Specifications Leak Samsung Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, and Galaxy M41 processor and camera details have been leaked on Twitter. The new lineup is expected to debut as an upgrade of what was launched earlier this year....
13:26 2019-08-17

‘Full-time #crypto trader’ gets 20 months in prison for selling stolen data for Bitcoin A UK man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison and fined more than £400,000 ($486,000) for selling stolen personal data on the dark web for Bitcoin. Authorities caught Elliot Gunton (19), who pleaded guilty, after they discovered a laptop containing software with cybercrime functionality during ...
11:52 2019-08-17

NotJordanPeterson lets you generate uncannily realistic Jordan Peterson sound bites Love him or hate him, Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has undeniably captivated the interest of supporters and critics alike, earning a reputation as a “rock star” academic – similarly to his colleague and debate rival Slavoj Zizek. Now he’s being replicated, by AI. While you can easily find h...
11:52 2019-08-17

The OPPO Reno 2 packs four cameras and supports 20x zoom It’s no secret that OPPO is quietly working on the successor to its popular Reno handset. Today, courtesy of the company’s Twitter account, we got a glimpse of what it’ll look like. Introducing #OPPOReno2 #Quadcam with #20xZoom. Coming first to India on 28.08.2019 pic.twitter.com/ySwRdeoXLa — OPPO I...
11:52 2019-08-17

A beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency feuds for curious Bitcoin newbies Feuding happens in almost every industry and thanks to social media, normies like me can sit back and watch the juicy fights unfold. The world of cryptocurrency and blockchain is no exception, with many of its figureheads involved in serious squabbles that often span several years. Here’s a quick (b...
11:52 2019-08-17

Xbox confirms Project Scarlett is the only console it has in the works Xbox this week revealed that, contrary to popular rumor, we aren’t going to be getting multiple models of next-generation Xbox after all — meaning there’s no xCloud console in development. We’re also not likely to see cloud gaming consoles for quite some time. A persistent rumor surrounding the next...
11:52 2019-08-17

Damn near everyone is queer in the Borderlands franchise and I’m here for it A playable main character from the upcoming hybrid RPG/shooter Borderlands 3, The Beastmaster FL4K, will be a robot that identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. This may be the closest we’ve come to getting a playable, canonically transgender protagonist in a AAA video game – excuse me...
11:52 2019-08-17

Your hiring process is broken — here’s how to fix it The labor shortage in America is forcing companies in every industry to reassess how they identify, attract, and keep top talent. A 2017 PwC survey of CEOs found that most viewed a lack of skilled workers as the primary threat to their business, and in 2019, hiring and retaining smart, capable peopl...
11:52 2019-08-17

Scientists invent robotic biker shorts that help you walk and run A team of researchers recently developed a robotic exosuit that makes it easier to walk or run long distances. It could imbue average people with superhuman walking abilities, aid the disabled, and help soldiers on long marches. And this is just the beginning. The research was conducted by scientist...
11:52 2019-08-17

Here’s the stupid reason Elon Musk wants to nuke Mars Elon Musk – aka Lex Luthor in spirit — is on social media yapping about nuking Mars again. He’s not trolling; he’s not acting as a provocateur; he really wants to bombard the surface of our planetary neighbor with actual nuclear weapons. Nuke Mars! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2019 Here’s why:...
11:52 2019-08-17

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘A day of consolidation in Bitcoin’ Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Marie Curie used to say: Talk to a stranger on a bus! Bitcoin Price We closed the d...
11:52 2019-08-17

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, and mouse cursor improvements Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18963 from the 20H1 branch with Task Manager, virtual desktop, mouse cursor, Notepad, and Chinese IME improvements.Read More...
11:00 2019-08-17

Motorola One Action Lets You Capture Wide-Angle Landscape Videos Vertically Motorola One Action price in the European market is set at EUR 259 (roughly Rs. 20,400), while its India price is expected to be announced on August 23....
10:39 2019-08-17

Redmi 8 Specifications, Images Tipped by TENAA Listing Redmi 8, which will be the successor to Xiaomi's Redmi 7, has appeared on TENAA with model number M1908C3IC. Its key specifications suggest a 6.2-inch HD+ display and an oct-core SoC, paired with up......
10:39 2019-08-17

YouTube Originals will be free to watch starting on September 24th Earlier this year, YouTube promised to make its original shows -- exclusive to paying Premium members at the moment -- available to the public as ad-supported programming. Now, the Google subsidiary is staying true to its word and making all original......
10:13 2019-08-17

Lawmakers urge the FCC to seek public input on T-Mobile / Sprint merger T-Mobile and Sprint found a powerful ally in FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who officially endorsed the merger after the DOJ's conditional approval in August. In fact, Pai asked the FCC's commissioners to vote in favor of the deal, and the two Republican mem......
10:13 2019-08-17

Study on Amazon and Fake CDs Makes Sweeping Claims After Testing Fewer Than 100 Albums It’s no secret that Amazon struggles to keep fake products off its online marketplace, and it has for a while now. So when a new study made headlines this week for supposedly finding that a quarter of CDs “Fulfilled by Amazon” are knock-offs, it wasn’t exactly a shocker. But this alarming statistic ...
09:52 2019-08-17

Airbnb records 30% growth rate in first-quarter on booking strength: source Airbnb Inc recorded $9.4 billion in total booking value in the first quarter, up 31% from the year-ago quarter, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, a key number that could help pull in investors as the home-sharing company plans its foray into the public market....
09:26 2019-08-17

Exclusive: U.S. set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers - sources The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said....
09:26 2019-08-17

Twitter Tests Removing Spam, Abuse From Your Direct Message Inbox "Unwanted messages aren't fun. So we're testing a filter in your DM requests to keep those out of sight, out of mind," Twitter Support posted on Friday....
09:00 2019-08-17

Trump's tariff delay met with skepticism from businesses worried about uncertainty The Trump administration’s decision this week to postpone import taxes on some goods shipped from China was a reprieve for companies caught in the middle of President Trump’s prolonged trade war with Beijing....
06:13 2019-08-17

5G mobile networks: A cheat sheet As LTE networks become increasingly saturated, mobile network operators are planning for the 5G future. Here is what business professionals and mobile users need to know about 5G networks....
05:26 2019-08-17

Bose 700 headphones review: The pursuit of perfection Bose once dominated the world of noise-canceling headphones. For years, the company's QuietComfort line was the industry standard, mostly due to it's best-in-class ANC (active noise cancellation). At the time, it was a game-changer for frequent flier......
05:00 2019-08-17

Motorola's latest cheap phone tries to double as an action camera Apart from its real-but-not-ready foldable, Motorola is best known these days for churning out respectable smartphones for people on a budget. Those devices — like those in the Moto G and E series — offer some of the best performance......
05:00 2019-08-17

Microsoft isn’t working on a streaming-only Xbox right now Rumors may have pointed to Microsoft working on a cloud-centric Xbox console, but Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that is not that the case. In an interview, the executive told Gamespot that his team is "not working on a streaming-only cons......
05:00 2019-08-17

Serious Bluetooth flaw leaves devices open to attack A group of researchers has discovered a critical Bluetooth vulnerability that leaves tons of wireless devices exposed to digital intrusions. The Bluetooth SIG, an organization that oversees the technology's standards, has issued a security notice for......
05:00 2019-08-17

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' fined $395,000 for using emergency alert tones The FCC has just demonstrated that it's not messing around with emergency alerts. The agency fined ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live $395,000 for using the real tones during a skit which mocked the idea of President Trump having access to the system. AMC's The......
05:00 2019-08-17

Instagram is testing new Boomerang modes and Layouts in Stories Your Instagram Stories could soon be flooded by a greater variety of Boomerangs than ever before, according to Jane Manchun Wong. The app researcher found evidence that suggests Instagram is developing five new Boomerang modes. One called "Hold" adds......
05:00 2019-08-17

What makes the Mac Mini a great computer? When Apple released a refreshed Mac Mini last year, it had been four years since the last iteration. The 2018 update kept the same sleek unibody but included significant spec boots like an eighth-gen Intel processor and a variety of ports (ethernet,......
05:00 2019-08-17

The apps and software we recommend to students Please enjoy this guide to the best creative and productivity apps for students, just one part of our larger 2019 back-to-school guide. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from laptops to smartphones to gaming and dorm gear -- we......
05:00 2019-08-17

Best Buy’s weekend sale takes up to $200 off the pricey iPad Pro (updated) Best Buy is running another massive 3-day weekend sale. If that sounds familiar, it's because the retailer slashed prices just a few weeks ago. This time around, Best Buy is cutting prices on the latest entry-level MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. It's o......
05:00 2019-08-17

Investigative thriller game 'Telling Lies' drops August 23rd Telling Lies, the spritual successor of indie darling Her Story, will officially be available for PC, Mac and iOS devices on August 23. Gamers excited to get their hands on the new title from developer Sam Barlow can pre-order the investigative thril......
05:00 2019-08-17

'Rocko's Modern Life' is a self-aware Netflix reboot with bite As far as boundary-pushing '90s Nickelodeon cartoons go, Rocko's Modern Life has aged the best. It punched way above the heads of the network's young audience when it aired, and it was far more grounded in real-world issues than the likes of Ren and......
05:00 2019-08-17

Epic added the hated mechs to 'Fortnite' so more players could win When Fortnite's Season X started two weeks ago, developer Epic Games introduced a new mechanic that significantly changed how matches play out. The two-player B.R.U.T.E. mechs caused uproar, with many players suggesting the machines are overpowered.......
05:00 2019-08-17

The best portable solar battery charger By Sarah Witman This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to portable solar battery cha......
05:00 2019-08-17

A popular immigration bill is bad news for US esports "What makes me nervous is the fact that it just sailed through the House." Genie Doi is an immigration lawyer with Electronic Sports and Gaming Law, an esports-specific law firm in Los Angeles. She's talking about S.386, or the Fairness for High-Ski......
05:00 2019-08-17

Sticker sensor monitors your body using wireless power Wearable body sensors have a common problem: they need power and antennas, and all that equipment leads to bulky devices that influence your behavior. Stanford researchers, however, have developed a system that could be almost imperceptible. Their Bo......
05:00 2019-08-17

Moto’s 5G Mod is now compatible with the two-year-old Z2 Force Back when Motorola announced the Moto Z in 2016, one way the company tried to sell consumers on Moto Mods was to promise that they would extend the life of the phone. In a way, Motorola is delivering on that promise with a new update to its 5G Moto M......
05:00 2019-08-17

App allows citizen scientists to track monarch butterfly migration If you've ever pulled out your phone to take a picture of a butterfly, researchers want your help. A team from the University of Maine is using an app that lets citizens scientists along the East Coast take photos of monarch butterfly migration sites......
05:00 2019-08-17

24 hours with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Very early yesterday morning, I picked up a shiny new Galaxy Note 10+ (in that trippy Aura Glow finish, no less). We'll have our full review completed soon, but after 24 hours of fiddling with it, there are a few features and flourishes that are wort......
05:00 2019-08-17

Google pulls 85 Android apps with particularly obnoxious adware Google has removed 85 apps from the Google Play store after security researchers at Trend Micro found a particularly annoying adware scheme hiding inside.The adware, called AndroidOS_Hidenad.HRXH, was embedded in fully functioning photography and gam......
05:00 2019-08-17

Blocks ends its modular smartwatch project after running out of money Blocks' years-long quest to build a modular smartwatch has come to an unfortunate end. The company has revealed (including through a private Kickstarter post) that it's liquidating assets after running out of cash. The company had been looking for......
05:00 2019-08-17

Amazon sent 20 order confirmations to the wrong people Twenty Amazon customers in the US had their order updates sent via email to the wrong person thanks to a "technical issue." Amazon confirmed the snafu after a report from TechCrunch exposed the issue. In addition to an individual's order, these email......
05:00 2019-08-17

Air travelers entering US face long delays as CBP computers crash Air travellers entering the US were delayed on Friday after a computer issue prevented customs officials from processing their immigration information. The CBP is reportedly investigating the problem but have yet to identify the cause....
05:00 2019-08-17

Judge orders Georgia to ditch 'vulnerable' voting machines by 2020 A federal judge has ordered Georgia to stop using its old, "vulnerable" paperless voting machines by next year. US District Court Judge Amy Totenberg will allow the state to use the machines for special and municipal elections in November, accepting......
05:00 2019-08-17

YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers Google is expertimenting with an events-focused crowdfunding service for YouTube creators, according to a recent report from Variety. The new effort, called Fundo, allows YouTubers to set up online meet and greet sessions and other events that fans c......
05:00 2019-08-17

Nintendo will replace a newly purchased Switch with newer model Switch owners may be able to replace their consoles with the model that has better battery life if it's only been a month or less since they've purchased their device. According to some posts on Reddit, Nintendo of America has been telling customers......
05:00 2019-08-17

How teachers combat high-tech cheating Whether it's a smartphone, earbuds or an Apple Watch, students are using technology to cheat in class. Here's how teachers are trying to stop it.       ...
03:26 2019-08-17

Snapchat's new bold logo sparks frustration – and Twitter has jokes Snapchat's logo now has a bolder look -- literally. The outline of "Chillah" the ghost is thicker, and the Twitterverse is not okay with it.       ...
03:26 2019-08-17

This headphone bundle deal will change the way you listen to music This headphone bundle from Drop features not one, but two industry-leading pairs of headphones, by Sony and Sennheiser.       ...
03:26 2019-08-17

Textbooks are expensive: You can get major discounts using these websites From Amazon and Chegg to lesser-known websites, this is where you can find your required textbooks for a major discount.       ...
03:26 2019-08-17

Do Not Install Your Microsoft Surface's August Firmware Updates If you own one of Microsoft’s latest Surface devices—the Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 6—you’ll want to pause Windows Updates for a little while, because Microsoft’s latest firmware could absolutely tank your system’s performance. If your laptop is already hosed, however, we have a few ideas for how...
01:52 2019-08-17

How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Others are perfectly content with their weekly Spotify Discover playlist. But if you need more ways to find music, here are some ideas, taken from Twitter users, my colleagues at Lifehacker’s pu...
01:52 2019-08-17

Get Paid to Move to These States If you work remotely and are dreaming about a different setting in which to plant your laptop, it might be time to make a move: States and cities are starting to offer cash incentives to people who move to their areas. ...
01:52 2019-08-17

Is It Too Early to Get a Flu Shot? As you bask in the final weeks of summer, here’s something I’m sure you’re thinking about: flu shots. They’re already here—Rite Aid just announced that seasonal flu shots are available at all 2,466 of its pharmacies....
01:52 2019-08-17

You Can Make Chick-fil-A-Style Chicken Nuggets at Home Chick-fil-A is known for two things: surprisingly addictive chicken and problematic politics. To enjoy the former and avoid involvement in the latter, a DIY recipe is needed. Most people think the key to making Chick-fil-A’s iconic poultry lies in a pickle juice brine, but if you look at the ingredi...
01:52 2019-08-17

How to Buy a Country President Trump has indicated interest in purchasing Greenland—and although Greenland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated via Twitter that they were “open for business, not for sale,” it’s worth asking: how do you buy a country, anyway?...
01:52 2019-08-17

Book Half-Off Amtrak Train Tickets for September, Starting Today If you’re considering traveling by train in the month of September, you’re going to want to book your tickets now. Starting today (Aug. 16) and ending tomorrow, select routes on Amtrak are 50 percent off for nationwide travel between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 2019, with no blackout dates....
01:52 2019-08-17

Plex Users: Delete the Windows Store App and Download the Updated App One of the great things about Plex—aside from using it to create your own private, sharable streaming library—is just how many platforms it supports. You can use the service (and server) on Android, iOS, PC, Roku, smart TVs, and even your web browser....
01:52 2019-08-17

Here's How Much Notice Your Landlord Needs to Give You Before Showing Up If you know your landlord is scheduled to visit your rental, you probably at least think about tidying up. You make sure you don’t need to take a shower during their anticipated arrival window. You hide any contraband....
01:52 2019-08-17

Do You Ever Read Your Journal? Journaling can be a great practice for getting ready to start the day, for thinking through your goals and dreams, and to harness your creativity. But if you’re doing all this writing, when do you read your journal? Do you even have to?...
01:52 2019-08-17

Peach Liqueur Was Made for Shrubs Peach liqueur is a tough sell. With a cloying, trite image and candy-like flavor, it requires a delicate hand. (A sense of whimsy doesn’t hurt either.) But if you can press the reset button in your brain and forget any negative Sex on the Beach-related nightmares, you’ll find that it works quite wel...
01:52 2019-08-17

How to Quickly Switch Between Multiple Google Accounts I have three Google accounts: one for personal use, one from my college alumni association, and one for work. Switching from one to the other usually requires a few mouse clicks or taps on my device—right on the big ol’ image of me in any Google service or app....
01:52 2019-08-17

A Recession Would Make It Harder for Trump to Get Reelected The presidential election is more than a year away, but one topic that’s heading toward the top of the discussion list is the economy. With signs pointing to a downturn, how will our economic health impact the election?...
01:52 2019-08-17

Don't Throw Your Old Xbox or Playstation in the Trash Last week, as part of New York City’s new electronics waste collection program, officials stated that more than 100,000 items were collected from homes in fewer than three years. And while that means fewer electronics—like computers, cell phones or televisions—in our landfills, it’s an incredibly sm...
01:52 2019-08-17

How to Unclog a Toilet When You Don't Have a Plunger It truly is the stuff of nightmares: faced with an away-toilet situation in someone else’s home, you do your business, flush ... and nothing happens. Or worse, you flush and the toilet water (as well as its contents) slowly starts rising like super-gross flood waters. That alone is anxiety-inducing,...
01:52 2019-08-17

Who Needs Starbucks? It's Really Easy to Make Nitro Cold Brew At Home. Starbucks serves nitro cold brew now, which means that the creamy, foamy, and texturally rich coffee that was once only available at the fanciest of local coffee shops is now officially mainstream. And while it might seem like a treat that can only be made with fancy coffee equipment, it’s actually ...
01:52 2019-08-17

I Hate These Chairs I don’t know when this specific chair became the go-to chair of every casual dining establishment in America. I don’t know what they’re called—“bistro” chairs, maybe? What I do know is that I hate them, and I dread their very sight....
01:52 2019-08-17

Capital One Really Dragged Its Ass on the Anti-Hack Stuff: Report Ahead of a massive data breach that exposed the personally identifiable information of more than 100 million people, a new report claims, Capital One may have failed to take measures to better detect potential hacks—which, from where now stand, seems like a pretty big misstep.Read more......
01:26 2019-08-17

YouTube Combats Copyright Trolls With Content ID Policy Changes YouTube’s copyright protection system is kind of a mess. YouTube places much of the burden on content creators to dispute copyright claims, while rights holders can slap strikes or even seize revenue generated by videos after filing a claim, often before the YouTuber even has a chance to respond.Rea...
01:26 2019-08-17

Make Jordan Peterson Say Anything You Want With This Spooky Audio Generator People are really freaking out about deepfake videos, the technology that can make people say things they never actually said. But what about deepfake audio? Audio spoofing has gotten very good, and there’s no better example than this website which lets you say anything you want in the voice of self...
01:26 2019-08-17

Big Donors Are Pulling Out of Brazil's Amazon Fund; That Could Spell Trouble for the Rainforest Norway and Germany have been helping support the Brazilian government for its efforts to reduce deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest for some 10 years now. These financial rewards—the annual donations to the Amazon Fund, which the Brazilian Development Bank manages—have amounted to nearly $1.3 bil...
01:26 2019-08-17

Dozens of People in Multiple States Have Lung Disease Linked to Vaping, and No One Knows Why The number of people afflicted and hospitalized with serious lung disease connected to vaping continues to grow. This week, multiple states reported similar cases, and the toll of confirmed and possible victims has climbed into the dozens. Right now, health officials and outside experts still seem t...
01:26 2019-08-17

Everything We're Excited for at This Year's Disney Mega Convention, the D23 Expo In the last few years, one thing has become abundantly clear in the world of entertainment. That world belongs to Disney and we’re just living in it. That becomes even more prevalent next weekend when the D23 Expo returns to Anaheim, California. Could it bring a certain Jedi Master with it?Read more...
01:26 2019-08-17

Postmates Workers Say They Weren't Told Their Names Would Appear in an Ad [Updated] This week, gig economy delivery company Postmates ran a full-page ad in the LA Times—signed by more than 1,600 of its own workers—asking the governor of California not to reclassify its workers as actual employees. Postmates workers tell us they weren’t told that a couple of clicks in an app would c...
01:26 2019-08-17

That Man Who Went Viral Claiming He Took a Delta Flight Alone Duped Everyone Vincent Peone’s lucky flight story went viral earlier this week after he posted a video showing how he got his “own private jet” for an apparent trip from Aspen to Salt Lake City after Delta rescheduled his original flight.Read more......
01:26 2019-08-17

A Woman Lived with a 'Twin' Inside Her for 17 Years Without Knowing A young woman in India unknowingly lived with one of the rarest and most unsettling medical conditions for nearly two decades, her doctors say. According to a case report out this week, the woman had a sac containing her still-growing “twin” lodged in her abdomen for 17 years. The twin had hair, tee...
01:26 2019-08-17

Why Is Apple Flexing on High-end Camera Company Red Over Vague Patents? Apple isn’t afraid of beef, and the latest company on its bad side is Red Digital Cinema. The two companies are currently locked in a lawsuit over one of Red’s RAW codec patents, which Apple is trying to get invalidated. The big question, however, is why Apple is going through the trouble in the fir...
01:26 2019-08-17

Stop Doxing Yourself With Your Pet Photos People are hyper-vigilant these days about protecting their personal information, all the little details about themselves that can lead to stalking or harassment online. But there’s one mistake they’re repeating so often it’s deserving of its own special reminder: leaving their home addresses and ph...
01:26 2019-08-17

30 Very Good Sci-Fi Dogs Now that all the hype surrounding Captain Marvel’s top scene-stealer, Goose the cat (or “cat,” if you will), has died down a little, it’s high time we shifted our adoring attentions over to the dogs of science fiction. The genre has produced many, many very good puppers over the years, including the...
01:26 2019-08-17

Engineers Will Love this Dead Calculator Hacked Into a Wireless Keyboard On the surface, hacking a broken calculator to serve as a Bluetooth ‘keyboard’ for a calculator app on a smartphone seems like hacking for hacking’s sake. But we all know how frustrating a touchscreen keyboard can be for anything but short messages, so for engineers or mathematicians crunching numbe...
01:26 2019-08-17

Elizabeth Warren's Latest Plan Tackles U.S. Injustices Against Tribes and Their Lands Elizabeth Warren is a woman of many plans, but on Friday the United States senator and Democratic presidential candidate released one of her most detailed ones yet. The plan focuses on what she would do as president to uplift indigenous people and tribes across the U.S. Read more......
01:26 2019-08-17

Nintendo Is Apparently Giving New Switch Owners a Free Upgrade to Version 2 Is there anything worse than buying something only to see the company release a new and improved version just a few weeks later? Nintendo feels your pain, and if you purchased a Switch, the original version, after July 17, the company will let you swap it for the newer version, as long as you pay fo...
01:26 2019-08-17

Disney+ and Big Cable Team Up to Crack Down on Password Sharing, and Now We're Freaked Out Well, folks, I hate to rain on your streaming services parade, but those of us who are hoping to skirt a Disney+ subscription and instead leach off a buddy’s account may run into some trouble.Read more......
01:26 2019-08-17

Why You Should Use Windows Defender's Ransomware Prevention A crucial security feature in Windows Defender comes disabled by default: Ransomware Protection. That’s surprising, since ransomware is a serious threat that locks down your device and blocks you from accessing your data until you pay your attacker. It’s even more surprising when you consider that R...
01:26 2019-08-17

Huawei 'confident' UK will resist pressure from US over 5G Huawei is confident that the UK will resist "politically motivated" pressure from the US and "make the right decision" to allow the Chinese telecommunications giant to supply critical parts of its next generation 5G mobile internet infrastructure....
01:00 2019-08-17

How China, Brexit, and the US derailed global 5G wireless With old trade wars reigniting and new ones being invented, telecommunications is faced with an existential crisis. To survive, it must establish a global standard for a globe that no longer seems to want one....
00:39 2019-08-17

VMware's proposed Pivotal acquisition shows Cloud Foundry's strength Not so long ago there were fears that Cloud Foundry and other Platform-as-a-Service programs were on their way out. VMware's proposed purchase of Pivotal shows there's a dance in the old PaaS yet....
00:39 2019-08-17

Researchers build robotic tail to help the elderly keep their balance Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help unsteady elderly people stay upright....
23:52 2019-08-16

Teen apparently tweets from smart fridge after mom bans electronics How cool is this kid? A teenage Ariana Grande superfan with tens of thousands of Twitter followers had all of her electronics confiscated by her mother — so she turned to an Internet-connected “smart fridge” to send her notes. The girl, who tweets Grande praise from the handle @thankunext327 and goe...
23:52 2019-08-16

Japan’s Buddhist robot preacher likened to Frankenstein’s monster A 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, is using a $1 million humanoid to reach a younger generation, but foreigners are repulsed by it. The Kodaji Temple, in a partnership with the robotics team at Osaka University, unveiled “Mindar” earlier this year. The robot is a 6-foot-tall...
23:52 2019-08-16

Amazon’s facial recognition flags 1 in 5 California lawmakers as criminals In the latest test, the Rekognition software was used on photos of 120 lawmakers from California and it misidentified 26 individuals as being matches to mugshots in a criminal database....
23:52 2019-08-16

Google employees refuse to be ‘complicit’ in any contracts with border control, ICE More than 600 Google employees are refusing to "be complicit" in any potential cloud computing work the tech giant might do for US Customs and Border Protection....
23:52 2019-08-16

Baby Jupiter was likely slammed by planet 4.5 billion years ago Jupiter has long been hailed as the mighty “king of planets” thanks to its massive size compared to most of the other planets in our solar system. It’s huge and it’s mostly made of gas, making it difficult for scientists to know what lies deep beneath its thick cloud cover. NASA’s Juno spacecraft ha...
23:52 2019-08-16

Study finds meteorite strikes made life on Earth possible There’s been more discussion recently about protecting life on Earth from a devastating asteroid strike. But a new study suggests that space rocks actually made life possible on the Blue Planet. Researchers identified isotopes of selenium in rocks in Earth’s mantle and found identical is...
23:52 2019-08-16

Huawei employees reportedly helped African governments spy Well, the US now has yet another reported case of espionage-related misdeeds it can point to as additional proof of why the Huawei ban should remain in place. The Chinese consumer electronics giant is under scrutiny again, this time over a Wall Street Journal report that found some of its employees ...
23:52 2019-08-16

AI trained to detect hate speech online found to be biased against black people Researchers in one study discovered that leading AI models for processing hate speech were one and a half times more likely to flag tweets as offensive or hateful when they were written by African-Americans....
23:52 2019-08-16

Robotic exosuit designed to boost endurance when walking and running Scientists have developed a revolutionary new lightweight exosuit that can boost walking and running. The high-tech suit, which potentially could be worn by first responders like firefighters and rescue workers navigating challenging terrain, weighs 11 pounds and is made of textile components that a...
23:52 2019-08-16

Google employee describes ‘burden of being black’ at tech giant “So, just as I’m doing with this essay, I ultimately resolved to break my silence. And though I eventually grew more comfortable using challenging moments to educate my co-workers, I never stopped feeling the burden of feeling black at Google," the memo read....
23:52 2019-08-16

NASA reportedly picks Alabama site as HQ for human moon lander program WASHINGTON — The head of NASA is set to announce plans on Friday to name the US space agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its human lunar lander program, signaling progress in its drive to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, three people familiar with the plan s...
23:52 2019-08-16

Oculus Quest keeps improving in important but screenshot-defying ways Trying to explain what makes VR special is like talking about TV through a radio, and recent improvements are defying screenshots and easy description.Read More...
23:52 2019-08-16

Formjacking attacks target customers at checkout Cybercriminals are increasingly hijacking online forms such as login pages and shopping carts as they hunt for personal financial information (PFI) according to new research from F5 Labs.The firm's Application Report 2019 examined 760 breach reports to discover that formjacking, which collects ...
23:00 2019-08-16

Firmware security has barely improved over last decade A new survey of over 6,000 firmware images has found no improvement in firmware security over the last 15 years as well as lax security standards for the software running connected devices from Linksys, NETGEAR and other major hardware vendors.The survey was carried out by chief scientist at the Cyb...
23:00 2019-08-16

The 13-inch MacBook Air gets a $250 price cut at Best Buy If you're looking for discounted Apple devices, then look no further than Best Buy's Apple shopping event. You can find massive discounts on laptops, Apple Watches, AirPods, Phones, and more. A standout deal is the 2017 MacBook Air that's on sale for $749. That's a $250 discount...
23:00 2019-08-16

Streaming-only Xbox console rumors squashed by Microsoft Contrary to rumors, Microsoft is not working on a streaming-only Xbox console. In an interview with Gamespot, Microsoft’s executive VP of Gaming Phil Spencer set the record straight: the company isn’t working on a streaming-only Xbox console at the moment.After the Redmond company anno...
23:00 2019-08-16

Best Adidas backpacks: 5 great options to consider Adidas has managed to straddle the worlds of sports and fashion masterfully, creating clothes and accessories that are on-trend and incredibly functional - precisely the qualities you want from the best college backpack.Whether you’re after a bold Adidas logo on your next backpack, or a simpl...
23:00 2019-08-16

CEO of Cisco, which saw a huge drop in China sales, says state-owned enterprises shunned them Chinese government-controlled enterprises are opting to work with local vendors rather than American-owned companies, says Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins....
21:52 2019-08-16

Apple software hints at Sept. 10 announcement for the next iPhone An image in Apple's iOS 13 beta release to developers could offer a clue to its fall event date where it is expected to announce its newest iPhones....
21:52 2019-08-16

New way to relieve photosynthesis bottleneck in plants could boost crop yields Scientists have discovered a way to ease a bottleneck in the photosynthesis process. The breakthrough could allow plants to turn the sun's rays into food more efficiently, boosting crop yields....
21:52 2019-08-16

Wind shifts caused by human-induced global warming cause of West Antarctic's melting ice Human-caused climate change has triggered wind shifts in Antarctica, according to a new study, driving accelerated melting across the continent's west coast....
21:52 2019-08-16

Apple’s Corellium lawsuit is a direct attack on iOS emulation Apple just sued an obscure Florida company that is enabling iOS to run in a web browser window, emulated as if it's on Apple devices. Here's why it matters.Read More...
21:00 2019-08-16

The RetroBeat: Strider is the craziest 16-bit game I never played Strider rules. I have a lot of stuff on the Genesis Mini to play, but this Capcom arcade port has turned into one of my unexpected favorites.Read More...
21:00 2019-08-16

Oracle is using ‘intelligent automation’ to do far more than automate repetitive tasks While Forrester predicts that the market for RPA will reach $3 billion in 2021, Ben Arnulf believes not a lot of companies are using it correctly right now.Read More...
21:00 2019-08-16

ProBeat: Breakthrough or BS, Amazon’s Rekognition is dangerous Amazon claims Rekognition can use facial recognition to detect emotion. Experts agree that human emotion can't be accurately detected with one's face.Read More...
21:00 2019-08-16

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Insider Program is go for takeoff Microsoft Flight Simulator has a new development roadmap now that the publisher has opened up the game's Insiders Program, which you can sign up for now.Read More...
21:00 2019-08-16

Apple says it is responsible for 2.4 million U.S. jobs The iPhone maker said its direct workforce grew from 80,000 to 90,000 in the 2.5 years since its last U.S. job estimate, while app-related jobs totaled 1.9 million, up by 325,000 from its previous estimate....
21:00 2019-08-16

Cheap TV deals at Best Buy: 4K TVs starting at just $199 If you're looking for a cheap TV deal you've come to the right place! Best Buy's three-day anniversary sale is going on right now, and includes massive savings on 4K TVs. Prices start as low as $199.99, with offers on a range of screen sizes from top brands including Samsung, TCL and ...
20:13 2019-08-16

Disney Plus release date, pricing, and brand new Marvel shows Disney Plus is on its way. As if we didn't have enough TV already to keep us busy, the Disney Plus streaming service coming this November (to the US, at least) looks set to drain our bank balances that little bit further.With a portfolio of studios and catalogues ranging from the Star Wars fran...
20:13 2019-08-16

Get double data on a range of flagship devices with these O2 mobile phone deals These days, a small data plan just doesn't hack it. You want to stream Netflix on the go and scroll through Twitter to your heart's content and you should be able to! Luckily, a recent promotion from retailer Mobiles.co.uk is offering double data on a range of flagship phones, taking away ...
20:13 2019-08-16

Bluetooth security flaw leaves millions of devices open to attack A new Bluetooth vulnerability has been disclosed that would allow an attacker to more easily brute force the encryption key used by devices during pairing to monitor or even manipulate the data transferred between two paired devices.The vulnerability has been given the name “Key Negotiation o...
20:13 2019-08-16

How to prevent employee burnout The World Health Organisation now officially recognizes workplace ‘burnout’ as an occupational phenomenon, this is the first time it’s being directly linked in its classification of diseases as a work hazard. Why has it become such a prominent issue? If you look at the last...
20:13 2019-08-16

Broadband deal of the week: free Amazon Echo Plus with Vodafone's fastest fibre We have to say, this broadband deal has us somewhat stumped. Vodafone has taken both of its fibre broadband deals and priced them at the same monthly cost. Confusing? Yes. A great time to seize a bargain on some superfast fibre internet? An even bigger yes.It means for just £23 a month (or only...
20:13 2019-08-16

China may be finally softening its VPN stance As part of China's ongoing efforts to attract foreign investment, the city of Beijing has unveiled its plans to allow overseas firms to invest in VPN services within a trial zone by the end of the year.Foreign investors will soon be allowed to invest in VPN services though foreign ownership in ...
20:13 2019-08-16

The Indoor Farmer Who Wants to Remake Appalachia's Agriculture Jonathan Webb, the founder of a startup called AppHarvest, is building a 60-acre greenhouse in an economically distressed part of Kentucky. Will his high-tech approach help fix the flaws of the U.S. food system?...
19:26 2019-08-16

Hackers Subvert Security Checks Like the Browser Padlock Recent attacks have shown that cybercriminals have co-opted techniques and tools that people commonly use to distinguish real communications and websites from fake ones, such as the padlock in a browser window....
19:26 2019-08-16

Nvidia's Earnings Show Signs of Recovery Nvidia reported a third consecutive quarter of lower earnings compared with the year-earlier period, but posted sequential sales growth that boosted investor sentiment about its financial recovery....
19:26 2019-08-16

How Sony's Walkman Created Headphone Culture As the Sony Walkman turns 40, we scrutinize the iconic tape deck’s impact on popular culture: the way we imbibe our chosen audio, discover music and shut out the world....
19:26 2019-08-16

You Should Definitely Track Your Loved Ones' Phones. Actually Maybe Not. Apple’s Find My Friends, Google Maps location sharing and Life360 let you stay on top of where your family and friends are, which can be both incredibly creepy and incredibly helpful....
19:26 2019-08-16

5G and foldable phones: The promises and problems TechRepublic's Karen Roby and CNET's Jessica Dolcourt discuss the current and future state of the smartphone industry and the much-anticipated benefits of 5G....
19:26 2019-08-16

How to use Apple's content cache service to boost network performance The content cache service allows organizations to store downloaded applications and system updates for distribution to client devices across LANs while minimizing the impact across the WAN connection....
19:26 2019-08-16

Vietnam says Facebook steps up local content restrictions Facebook is restricting access to increasing amounts of content in Vietnam, a government official said on Thursday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up a campaign to tighten access to the internet....
19:00 2019-08-16

Amazon faces online backlash in China for T-shirts with Hong Kong democracy slogans Chinese social media users directed their fury at online marketplace Amazon.com on Thursday, after discovering T-shirts on its website sporting slogans that support anti-government protesters in Hong Kong....
19:00 2019-08-16

Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform....
19:00 2019-08-16

Applied Materials does not expect memory chip recovery before 2020 Applied Materials Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday but the chip gear maker cautioned that recovery in the memory chip market is unlikely before 2020....
19:00 2019-08-16

Apple says it supports 2.4 million U.S. jobs Apple Inc said on Wednesday it was either directly or indirectly responsible for 2.4 million U.S. jobs, up 20% from the 2 million the technology company estimated in 2017....
19:00 2019-08-16

Nvidia revenue tops expectations on strength in video gaming, auto units Nvidia Corp on Thursday said new high-end graphics chips for video gamers was bringing its core business back to "normalized" levels and raising profitability, as the company posted quarterly results ahead of Wall Street targets, sending shares up 5% in extended trading....
19:00 2019-08-16

Democrat wants FCC to open T-Mobile, Sprint settlement for comment U.S. Representative David Cicilline urged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday to give the public the chance to comment on a draft order that would grant agency approval to the $26 billion merger of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp....
19:00 2019-08-16

Uganda's cash-strapped cops spend $126 million on CCTV from Huawei A forest of slender white poles topped with dark, unblinking eyes is quietly sprouting on the rubbish-strewn, potholed street corners of the Ugandan capital....
19:00 2019-08-16

China's Ninebot unveils scooters that drive themselves to charging stations Segway-Ninebot Group, a Beijing-based electric scooter maker, on Friday unveiled a scooter that can return itself to charging stations without a driver, a potential boon for the burgeoning scooter-sharing industry....
19:00 2019-08-16

LSE's FTSE stock market suffers longest outage in years A technical glitch delayed the start of trading on Friday on the UK blue chip FTSE 100 and midcap stock indexes for almost two hours in what was the longest outage at one of the world's top bourses in eight years....
19:00 2019-08-16

New York financial regulator approves Bakkt trust license Bakkt Trust Co LLC has been granted a license to operate as a limited liability trust company, the New York State Department of Financial Services said on Friday....
19:00 2019-08-16

FCC Fines Jimmy Kimmel Live $400,000 for Using Emergency Alert Tone in Very Expensive Joke Last October Jimmy Kimmel Live! made some expensive jokes about President Donald Trump’s ability to send emergency alerts to approximately 225 million phones across the country.Read more......
18:13 2019-08-16

Huawei Lambasted by China's Online Users for Taiwan Listing China's online users turned their patriotic wrath Wednesday on major domestic phone maker Huawei for not toeing Beijing's line when referring to Taiwan and Hong Kong....
18:13 2019-08-16

Flipkart Starts Rolling Out Its Video Streaming Service on Android Flipkart Videos was announced last week as the company's answer to Amazon Prime Video and Netflix by offering free, ad-supported content to all its 160 million customers....
18:13 2019-08-16

Sacred Games Season 2: The Biggest Talking Points and Season 3 Concerns Sacred Games 2 is now available for viewing and download on Netflix, so we dig into the good and the bad of the Indian series' return, including the character arcs of Sartaj (Saif Ali Khan) and......
18:13 2019-08-16

The Bonkers Tech That Detects Lightning 6,000 Miles Away If lightning strikes near the North Pole, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Yes, because a global sensor network is always listening....
18:13 2019-08-16

Twitter's Testing Another New Message Filter to Weed Out Abuse in Your DMs In Twitter’s ongoing crusade against the rampant abuse on its platform that it keeps promising to address (no, legit guys) (this time for realsies), the company recently announced it’s testing a new filter to hopefully help keep trash out of your DMs. Read more......
17:52 2019-08-16

Another Familiar Face Will Return for Agents of SHIELD's Last Season Kevin Hart is joining a superheroic comedy. Neill Blomkamp has departed the new RoboCop movie. Pennywise gets snacking in more new It Chapter Two footage. Plus, what’s to come on Fear the Walking Dead and Pennyworth, and we have a mighty need for today’s return of Invader Zim. Spoilers now!Read more...
17:52 2019-08-16

Stop Using Hijacked Passwords That Google Already Told You Were Bad In February, Google did us lazy bums a favor by adding a Password Checkup extension for Chrome. The way it works is the extension will send you a warning to change your password whenever logging-in to a site using a username or password that’s previously been leaked in a third-party data breach. Thi...
17:52 2019-08-16

Apple AR glasses release date, news and rumors Apple's AR glasses have been a source of speculation for years now, with patents dating back to 2015 and 2017 detailing AR-related software and hardware. But it wasn't until earlier this year that it felt like Apple's highly-anticipated AR eyewear project would really happen.That was ...
17:52 2019-08-16

EE phone deals now let you stream Spotify without using up your data Always got Spotify streaming to your eardrums when out and about, but not so keen on the sound of all that data being used up? Well EE can help solve that problem - the network has added Spotify to its Music Data Pass, meaning no more data will come off your allowance when you stream songs from the ...
17:52 2019-08-16

Windows 10 serves up more update pain with a side order of random reboots Windows 10 has hit more trouble, with the latest (August) cumulative update for PCs running the May 2019 Update apparently failing to install in some cases – with other worrying problems popping up, too, including random reboots.The cumulative update in question is KB4512508 which comprises o...
17:52 2019-08-16

Cincinnati Masters 2019 live stream: how to watch the tennis online from anywhere Into the last weekend at a 2019 Cincinnati Masters that has seen plenty of shock results, major outbursts and, of course, fabulous tennis. The great news is that you don't need to be stateside to catch all the action - you can live stream Cincinnati Masters tennis from anywhere in the world usi...
17:52 2019-08-16

Kaspersky Antivirus flaw leaves millions open to online hack Customers using Kaspersky Antivirus to protect their devices may have had their online activity tracked without their permission, experts have warned.Millions of Kaspersky users may have had their browsing monitored for several years, a new report has said, with individual machines identified and ev...
17:52 2019-08-16

Facebook failed to warn users they were at risk of data breach Facebook has been accused of letting down its users after a significant data breach last year.The social media giant did not provide users with enough warning that their Facebook accounts could be compromised and their data stolen due to security flaws in its sign-on system, a new lawsuit has said.F...
17:52 2019-08-16

Gamescom 2019: schedule, dates, predictions, news and rumors It's that time of year again, when E3 has passed and we're ready to get a closer look at the biggest games announced during the event. And where better to do so than at Gamescom?Held in Cologne, Germany, Gamescom 2019 is shaping up to be one heck of a tradeshow with the likes of Xbox, Nint...
17:52 2019-08-16

The potential power of autonomous databases Organisations are at risk of falling behind unless they make the move to automation, according to the majority of respondents to a recent Harvard Business Review Analytic Services survey and sponsored by Oracle. It’s no surprise that some forward-looking organisations are already embeddi...
17:52 2019-08-16

Game of Thrones prequel: Bloodmoon release date, news, and that leaked set photo It's official: a Game of Thrones prequel is coming to our screens next year, and we can't wait to see what Bloodmoon has in store for us.After Game of Thrones came to a dramatic end in May, many of us have been left with a Jon Snow-shaped hole in our hearts. You may not be left cravin...
17:52 2019-08-16

10 best Smart TV apps for your Samsung TV Your new Samsung TV may look great in your living room, but it's the Samsung TV apps and services you can find on its smart TV platform that are going to define what you're watching and how you go about it.Samsung Smart TVs have had a substantial upgrade this last year, thanks to the new S...
17:52 2019-08-16

Oppo Reno 2 launch date teased, as well as details of the phone's camera If you were tempted to buy the Oppo Reno or Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, two of the most intriguing phones to come out so far in 2019, you may want to wait a second – as it looks like they're just about to receive a successor.On Twitter, Oppo India shared a photo showing off the Oppo Reno 2, with...
17:52 2019-08-16

Apple AirPods get a redesign from original Macintosh team – and they look a bit silly True wireless earbuds may seem like tech from the future, but have you ever imagined what they might look like in a few years?Frog, the company that designed the iconic Apple Macintosh have, and its conceptual Apple AirPod alternatives are certainly out there, with a radical design that leaves your ...
17:52 2019-08-16

iOS 13 beta, release date and feature list iOS 13 will soon be here to fundamentally change up how you use your iPhone every day, and we have been testing the public beta since late June. We have a complete list of iOS 13's features below so you can decide whether you want to get the iOS 13 public beta now or wait for the final ver...
17:52 2019-08-16

Motorola adds 5G Moto Mod support to Verizon’s Moto Z2 Force Motorola and Verizon are bringing 5G support to an inexpensive 2017 phone, enabling the nascent 5G network to reach its lowest hardware price tier yet.Read More...
17:26 2019-08-16

The DeanBeat: The gray areas of video game violence and addiction The game industry has focused on countering renewed claims that violent games cause violence, but they should be worried about the gray areas.Read More...
17:26 2019-08-16

FBI: Tech company Asurion paid $300K ransom after private data was stolen A data thief at Asurion thief threatened to leak "sensitive data" on thousands of the company's employees and more than one million customers.       ...
16:39 2019-08-16

4 functional tricks for your new iPhone features There are ways to tinker with your device's appearance and functionality most of them unknown to the average iPhone owner.       ...
16:39 2019-08-16

Use a fitness app to track your workouts? Your data may not be as protected as you think USA TODAY Sports examined what popular fitness-tracking hardware and app companies state in privacy statements and terms of service. Is your info safe?       ...
16:39 2019-08-16

'Hey Google' to help you set reminders for everyone in the family A new update for the Google Assistant allows users to set reminders for others in their Google contacts. Reminders can be set by time or location.       ...
16:39 2019-08-16

10 incredibly useful things you didn’t know your iPhone can do Check out these 10 ways you can customize your iPhone to your liking. Not only will they help your iPhone look better, but it will work better, too.       ...
16:39 2019-08-16

Palm's $5 smartphone plan: A cellphone bill cheaper than a Netflix subscription US Mobile has partnered with the cellphone maker Palm to create a cheap smartphone plan starting at just $5 per month. Unlimited plans start at $20.       ...
16:39 2019-08-16

Students are still using tech to cheat on exams, but things are getting more advanced Whether it's a smartphone, earbuds or an Apple Watch, students are using tech to cheat in class. Here's how teachers try to stop it.       ...
16:39 2019-08-16

Car-hailing giants face risk of suspensions in Shanghai as regulatory scrutiny rises Two of the country’s major car-hailing services providers, Didi Chuxing and Meituan Dianping, have been fined 5.5 million yuan and 1.47 million yuan, respectively, by regulators in Shanghai....
16:13 2019-08-16

Coates Hire preps for the future with three-day Azure shift The company underwent a three-day cloud transition to Microsoft Azure, aimed at cutting costs and preparing for future transformation with a vision to include machine learning and the Internet of Things....
16:13 2019-08-16

Australian Signals Directorate launches open source​ data visualisation tool ASD touts Constellation as a data analysis application enabling data access, federation, and manipulation activities across large and complex datasets....
16:13 2019-08-16

The pointless puppetry of national security's parliamentary processes When is the government not the government? When is an opposition party not an opposition? Whenever Australia considers giving spooks and cops more powers, that's when. So, frequently....
16:13 2019-08-16

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL review: A solid ultraportable, with added ScreenPad The ZenBook 14 UX434FL is a lightweight yet robust 14-inch laptop. The ScreenPad may or may not appeal, but don't let that distract you from the rest of what's on offer here....
16:13 2019-08-16

Windows 10 after four years: A solid report card, but serious challenges ahead Four years after its launch, Windows 10 has gone from being a curiosity to owning a solid majority of the Windows desktop market. But Microsoft still has a tough challenge on its hands convincing Windows 7 holdouts to migrate....
16:13 2019-08-16

Tetris 99’s weekend event is a Fire Emblem: Three Houses crossover Tetris 99 is getting a Fire Emblem crossover event next weekend to promote Nintendo's tactical role-playing adventure. I hope I can date the long piece.Read More...
15:52 2019-08-16

How to Recover From a Nightmare If you’ve ever been jolted awake during a particularly awful nightmare, you know how jarring it can be. It would be one thing if the experience ended there, but for a lot of people—myself included—the feelings of fear, anxiety and/or depression brought on by a bad dream can be hard to shake. It’s a ...
15:26 2019-08-16

See What Children's Rashes Look Like on Darker Skin With 'Brown Skin Matters' If you’ve ever seen something unusual on your kid’s skin, you’ve likely turned to the internet for guidance as you anxiously wait for an appointment with your pediatrician. On health education sites, you’ll find images of every common dermatological condition, including eczema, hand-foot-and-mouth d...
15:26 2019-08-16

The Beginner's Guide to Edibles Edibles are tricky business. If you’ve never eaten your way to a high before, you may be a little wary, even if you’ve smoked many a joint. Edibles, as the kids say, hit differently....
15:26 2019-08-16

Learn Your Destination's Emergency Number Before You Travel What happens when you dial 911 abroad? Depending on where you are, it’ll either put you in touch with a local emergency response team or remain unanswered, which is the last thing you need in a crisis....
15:26 2019-08-16

How You'll Know a Recession Is Coming Everyone seems to be using the dreaded R word—recession—this week as the stock market looks topsy turvy, bond yields go bonkers, and the trade war drags on. But those events don’t mean that a recession will take place tomorrow. It may not even take place next month, in the next six months, or even n...
15:26 2019-08-16

How to Treat Yourself With Birthday Freebies All Year Long Every retail and fast-food chain under the sun seems to have a loyalty program these days, and one of the perks the good ones offer is a freebie or discount for your birthday. These programs rarely verify your birth date....
15:26 2019-08-16

Update Your Pet's Microchip Information Today It’s smart to get your pet microchipped so you can be reunited if they’re ever lost, but don’t forget that there’s another step in that plan: keeping your information up to date so that whoever finds your pet can actually contact you....
15:26 2019-08-16

Where to Check for Bedbugs in Hotel Rooms Before You Unpack There’s nothing like the feeling of finally arriving at your hotel after a long day of travel, swiping the key card, and getting into your room. But before you sprawl out on the bed or unpack your suitcase, you might want to do a quick sweep of the room to check for unwanted guests. Yes, we’re talki...
15:26 2019-08-16

Chill Your Beverages Perfectly With This Calculator I will never forget the time I asked for ice at a Patisserie Valerie. It was a particularly hot day in Oxford, and I had grabbed a Coke from something that looked like a fridge, only to discover it was quite tepid. The woman working at the cafe went to the little freezer, took out a cold pack (like ...
15:26 2019-08-16

How to Listen to Every Minute of the Original Woodstock Festival The 50th anniversary Woodstock concert may not have panned out as originally planned, but if you can’t make it to the Maryland event, here’s something you can still do to celebrate: listen to the original 1969 festival in its entirety....
15:26 2019-08-16

Enjoy These Heirloom Apple Reviews by Author Chuck Wendig You do not have to be a capital-F Food Writer to write excellently about food; an enthusiasm for the subject and a way with words is enough. Case in point: bestselling author Chuck Wendig’s yearly heirloom apple reviews—a vastly entertaining and thoroughly educational romp through the world of apple...
15:26 2019-08-16

Improve Reading Comprehension With These New Google Doc Fonts When you’re writing documents, consider that your readers might have difficulty comprehending whatever it is you’ve typed up—an issue that affect as much as 70 percent of the regular population. You aren’t a bad writer; it might just be your font choice....
15:26 2019-08-16

Use Google Assistant to Remind Your Family of Upcoming Events When you’re the organized person in your family or the only one keeping track of the ever-lengthening to-do list, it can feel like your day is filled with sending texts and writing post-it notes for your loved ones so they don’t forget that thing that they definitely already forgot about. Who needs ...
15:26 2019-08-16

Advice for the End of the World: Lasik, Water Storage, and Musings On Fertility For former Jezebel staffer Ellie Shechet, it is nearly always time to freak out. Doom—personal, professional, planetary—awaits, beckoning at the wings. No one has exactly asked for her advice, but we gave her a column anyway. Advice for the End of the World is a limited edition advice column for cat...
15:26 2019-08-16

How Do You Extend Your Display Across Two Monitors? In this week’s Tech 911 column, Lifehacker’s advice column for all things geeky, we’re tackling a question from a reader who has a problem with his dream setup: a multi-monitor arrangement that lets him double his productivity (or goofing off)....
15:26 2019-08-16

Why You Probably Shouldn't Book a Flight Through a Third-Party Travel Site Last month, scammers posing as Expedia stole thousands of dollars from travelers hoping to confirm or change their bookings over the phone. But booking flights with the real Expedia—and any other third-party site like Travelocity or Kayak—comes with certain (legal) risks, too....
15:26 2019-08-16

AI is key for business success, but lack of skilled staff remains a barrier Other challenges to AI adoption are a lack of compelling return on investment and a lack of management understanding, according to a new report from EY....
15:26 2019-08-16

AI adoption: 40% of company leaders have 'no hesitation' By 2022, 60% of US companies expect to be using artificial intelligence to improve operations, staffing, budgeting, and performance, according to Genesys....
15:26 2019-08-16

FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants to approve T-Mobile and Sprint merger U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai circulated a draft order that would approve the $26 billion tie-up of T-Mobile and Sprint.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

Esports market growth depends on the 3 ‘Ps’ With an emphasis on personalization, prizes, and participation, esports can provide experiences unlike anything the video game industry has seen before.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

Google Assistant now lets you assign reminders to other people Google Assistant will soon be able to assign reminders for up to six people in a household, sending notifications to smartphones and Home speakers.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

Superhot is funding third-party indie games like The Frog Detective (updated) Superhot, the Polish game studio that made the hit virtual reality game Superhot VR, has announced it will fund third-party independent games.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

Mozambique peace-accord signing featured Civilization IV’s theme song Mozambique's major political factions played "Baba Yetu," the theme song from Civilization IV, while signing an agreement to end military hostilities.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

Canalys: Wearables have a $200-$399 sweet spot, led by Apple Watch The North American market for wearables is now largely focused on devices in the $200 to $399 price range, with high-end watches dropping in shipments.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

You can now tell Steam you already played a game on another store Steam wants to know if you've played a game on another platform so it can stop recommending it to you, but it will recommend similar games instead.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

IBM-Unilever blockchain pilot cuts wasteful ad spend A pilot that uses blockchain to reduce online advertising waste reclaimed 2-3 percentage points of spend, according IBM CMO Michelle Peluso.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

Corephotonics lawsuit portrays ‘innovative’ Apple as a devious copycat A small Israeli company claims Apple stole its patented camera technologies for iPhones, and unlike patent trolls, it has a credible, cringe-worthy story.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

AI startup Gather uses drones and computer vision for warehouse inventory Gather is made up of robotics graduates from Carnegie Mellon University and uses drones and computer vision to carry out inventory for warehouses.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

Google Assistant tops 2019 digital assistance IQ test, but every AI posts gains Once again, Google's Assistant is the best at responding accurately to user questions, but rivals Siri and Alexa are making steady gains year over year.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

iOS 13 beta images point to Apple media event on September 10 Newly discovered images appear to confirm a rumored date for Apple's annual iPhone and Apple Watch event, but will new iPads and Macs be there, too?Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

Nvidia CEO: AI is the single most powerful force of our time Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said AI would drive long-term demand because it is the “single most powerful force of our time.” Nvidia reported earnings and revenues that beat analysts’ expectations as demand for graphics and artificial intelligence chips picked up in the second fiscal qu...
15:00 2019-08-16

Instagram adds tool for reporting false information Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

My.Games will launch global game store in Q4 My.Games is a Russian game publisher that is going global. And so the company announced today that its My.Games Store will debut in the fourth quarter.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

Nintendo announces Indie World video event with 20 minutes of games Indie World is not a theme park for alternative-music fans -- it's the new indie-game showcase from Nintendo. And it's coming Monday, August 19.Read More...
15:00 2019-08-16

Moto's Latest Phone Has a Genius Solution for Preventing Vertical Video Syndrome Even though vertical videos are supported in platforms like YouTube and Instagram, watching them is still very annoying sometimes, and I’d prefer if these portrait-oriented clips never existed in the first place. Read more......
14:39 2019-08-16

HMD Global Extends Security Update Support for Older Nokia Phones HMD Global's Nokia mobile brand is extending software support for some of its models, and is now promising quarterly security patch updates into the third year....
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