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 2019-09-21 02:00 

Hackaday

Meccano Max Gets Hacked...

There are plenty of...

 2019-09-21 01:20 

Engadget

iFixit's iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown investigates charging rumors...

As usual, now that a new iPhone has hit the market, iFixit is pulling it apart an iPhone 11 Pro Max to show you what the insides look like. It's a common annual ritual, and in short order we should have confirmation of the usual things like RAM chips....

 2019-09-21 01:04 

Engadget

TiVo wants to make a comeback with $50 Android TV dongle...

In TiVo's heyday the company was synonymous with recording TV shows via your remote control, so you didn't have to rush home to catch "your show" or attempt to record it on the VCR. But that was two decades ago, and things have changed. No...

 2019-09-21 01:03 

BGR

Galaxy Fold Broken? Samsung explains how to care for the foldable...

Samsung fixed the poorly designed Galaxy Fold and launched it some five months after its initial launch date, so we can all forget about the original device that was supposed to highlight the compa......

 2019-09-21 00:53 

CNET

Drones could help during your next car breakdown...

A towing company in Texas plans to use drones to assess situations before sending a truck....

 2019-09-21 00:49 

TechCrunch

Want to crush competitors? Forget SoftBank, Blackstone suggests; it can write $500 million checks, too...

Back in January, Blackstone — the investment firm whose assets under management surpassed a jaw-dropping half a trillion dollars earlier this year — quietly began piecing together a new, growth equity platform called Blackstone Growth, or BXG....

 2019-09-21 00:37 

Fox News

China develops handheld sonic weapon for crowd control: report...

China has developed the world's first portable sonic gun to control riots, the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced....

 2019-09-21 00:33 

Digital Trends

Disney+...

Set to launch November 12, 2019, Disney+ competes with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and other subscription streaming services with a wide range of exclusive content from Disney's diverse library, including Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and National ...

 2019-09-21 00:29 

Digital Trends

Apple iPhone 11: A visual review...

Apple's iPhone 11 is the most affordable mainstream iPhone available in years, yet it doesn't stray too far from the Pro. That includes Apple's latest A13 Bionic chip and a camera with a wide-angle lens. Our visual review will help you decide ...

 2019-09-21 00:27 

Digital Trends

Why are people striking because of climate change? Here's a summary...

Thousands of people protested in the global climate strikes, especially kids and young adults. Climate change has been called an existential threat, but that doesn't mean it's a hopeless cause....

 2019-09-21 00:13 

The Next Web

Apple Arcade is everything I wanted for mobile gaming...

Apple's new mobile gaming service, Arcade, offers a lot to its users, and eschews some of the more problematic features common to mobile gaming....

 2019-09-21 00:10 

Gizmodo

Google Says It's Achieved Quantum Supremacy, a World-First: Report...

A Google researcher's paper claiming to have achieved quantum supremacy, a major early milestone in the field of quantum computing, appeared on a NASA website this week before being removed, the Financial Times reports....

 2019-09-20 23:54 

The Verge

To fight 'evil' ICE, an engineer pulled his code off Github...

Engineer Seth Vargo pulled his open source project off Github when he learned Chef, a company that relied on the code, had a government contract with ICE. Chef's operations ground to a halt....

 2019-09-20 23:54 

CNET

iPhone 11 goes Pro with photography...

One photographer, two days and Apple's three-camera iPhone in San Francisco. The bottom line: If you love taking photos, you'll treasure the iPhone 11 Pro....

 2019-09-20 23:53 

BBC

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What3words: 'Life-saving app' divides opinion...

First responders have been singing the praises of what3words but some have reservations about the tech....

 2019-09-20 23:47 

TechRadar

Gigabyte's Aorus Gen4 AIC crams four M.2 SSDs into a single card...

Gigabyte has unveiled its latest quad-SSD PCIe 4.0 adapter card which comes outfitted with 8TB of storage....

 2019-09-20 23:45 

CNET

Drones might help you out the next time your car breaks down...

A towing company in Texas plans to use drones to assess the situation before sending a truck....

 2019-09-20 23:44 

Digital Trends

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro: Key settings you need to change...

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro pack a ton of new features. But right out of the box there are some things you need to do. Here are 11 key settings to change....

 2019-09-20 23:42 

The Verge

PayPal reinstates controversial policy of pocketing fees from refunds...

PayPal is reinstating a controversial policy around its handling of fees in the event of a refund. Starting next month, PayPal will begin pocketing the initial 2.9 percent commission fee sellers forfeit during a transaction even when the seller is refundi...

 2019-09-20 23:26 

Mashable

YouTube walks back changes to verification policy after outcry...

YouTube's CEO is once again apologizing to the service's top users following a massive backlash over changes to its verification policy. One day after announcing that it was ditching the checkmarks and notifying many users that they were no longer...

 2019-09-20 23:14 

Engadget

Neo Geo retro stick console includes 'King of Fighters,' 'Samurai Shodown'...

SNK has detailed the full 20-game lineup for its Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro, and it's mixed news for fans of the classic platform. The retro console and controller hybrid will focus on the best-known brawlers with six The King of Fighters games ('95...

 2019-09-20 23:12 

Mashable

Alphabet's Wing drone will soon deliver Walgreens, FedEx packages...

Virginia, get ready for some air drops. Wing, Google's drone spinoff company operating under parent company Alphabet, announced this week that a pilot program next month will offer Christiansburg, Virginia residents drone deliveries for FedEx, Walgree...

 2019-09-20 23:10 

Gizmodo

YouTube Faces Angry Mob Again, CEO Promises to Rethink New Verification Policy...

On Thursday, YouTube rolled out new guidelines for its verification requirements intended to reduce confusion and better highlight artists, celebs, and other creators. However, after backlash from numerous YouTubers who got emails saying their channels wo...

 2019-09-20 23:06 

BGR

Storm Area 51: Alien Hunters Gather In Nevada For Area 51 Event...

It has been building for months after a California man scheduled an event as a joke on Facebook, but the "Storm Area 51" mission began with a whimper today, as only a few dozen people b......

 2019-09-20 23:03 

TechRadar

Tesco shutters parking app following license plate image leak...

Tesco's parking validation web app has been closed following a data leak which exposed the license plate images of tens of millions of customers....

 2019-09-20 23:00 

Hackaday

RGB Lamp With Micro:Bit Powered Gesture Control...

The Micro:bit is a very neat piece of hardware that, frankly, we don't see enough of. Which made us all the more interested when [Manoj Nathwani] wrote in to tell us about the gorgeous 3D printed RGB ......

 2019-09-20 23:00 

The Register

The '$4.4m a year' bug: Chipotle online orders swallowed by JavaScript credit-card form blunder...

Taco titan's e-ordering fails when browser autofill takes over Chipotle Mexican Grill has been leaving money on the table, thanks to an apparent bug in the restaurant chain's e-commerce operation.......

 2019-09-20 22:56 

Android Central

Pixel 4 leak confirms three colors, lists Ireland pricing starting at 820...

What you need to knowPixel 4 will come in Just Black, Clearly White and Oh So Orange.Phones are listed with 64 or 128GB storage options.Pricing, at least in Ireland, will start at 820 for the base Pixel 4.With just over three weeks to go before the Google...

 2019-09-20 22:56 

CNET

YouTube CEO apologizes after verification uproar, softens policy changes...

The Google-owned site said it's tightening verification restrictions, and creators are furious....

 2019-09-20 22:49 

Wired

A Developer Deletes His Code to Protest Its Use by ICE...
 2019-09-20 22:47 

Wired

'Inside Bill's Brain' Calls BS on Malcolm Gladwell's 'Outliers' Theory...
 2019-09-20 22:46 

Fox News

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of data-scraping apps following its Cambridge Analytica investigation...

Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps that have in some way mishandled user data as the company faces a range of U.S. investigations and potential regulatory actions....

 2019-09-20 22:41 

Bleeping Computer

The Week in Ransomware - September 20th 2019 - Fairly Quiet...

This has been a fairly quiet week with no real big news other than further updates from Nemty, the introduction of TFlower, and another Ordinypt campaign targeting Germany. [...]...

 2019-09-20 22:39 

Techdirt

Another Nail In the Coffin Of Corporate Sovereignty, As Massive Asian Trade Deal RCEP Nears Completion Without It...

Remember RCEP ? The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a massive trade deal being negotiated by most of South-East Asia -- including China and India. Although still little-known, it has been grinding away in the background, and is drawing clos...

 2019-09-20 22:39 

CNET

Facebook to shut down its group stories feature next week...

The social network plans to start sunsetting the feature on Sept. 26....

 2019-09-20 22:34 

VentureBeat

Nintendo Switch Lite fits in my pocket, but should it?...

The Nintendo Switch Lite fits in my pocket, but I just don't know if it should. Unlike the big boy Switch, you can't replace the Joycon on the Lite....

 2019-09-20 22:34 

The Verge

YouTube backtracks on taking badges away from creators after outcry...

All YouTubers who are currently verified will get to keep their verification status, and YouTubers who are not yet verified will still be able to apply for it once they hit 100,000 subscribers, as creators have in the past....

 2019-09-20 22:30 

Gizmodo

A Woman's Toothache Remedy Left Her With Horrifying Blue Blood...

A Rhode Island women's toothache ended up causing her a literal case of the blues, thanks to a bizarre reaction she had to pain medication. According to her doctors, the woman developed a rare and potentially life-threatening disorder that deprived he...

 2019-09-20 22:27 

TechCrunch

Chef CEO says he'll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests...

Yesterday, software development tool maker Chef found itself in the middle of a firestorm after a Tweet called them out for doing business with DHS/ICE. Eventually it led to an influential open-source developer removing a couple of key pieces of software ...

 2019-09-20 22:19 

Engadget

YouTube reverses course on 'verification' -- you will keep your badges...

Yesterday YouTube announced plans to change its policy around channel verification status. In a move to follow other social networks, the company said changes tying approval to authenticity and prominence would mean some might lose their tag, and wou......

 2019-09-20 22:18 

Wired

The Area 51 Raid Was the Worst Way to Spot an Alien or UFO...
 2019-09-20 22:13 

GeekWire

Cryptocurrency extortion scheme targeted Seattle startup StormX, report says...

Earlier this week, two men were arrested in Brooklyn and Rhode Island and charged in federal court with extorting an unnamed cryptocurrency startup for millions of dollars. That company appears to be Seattle startup StormX, according to a report by crypto...

 2019-09-20 22:12 

GeekWire

Thousands of tech workers fighting for climate action descend on Amazon HQ...

Thousands of tech workers crowded around Amazon's iconic Spheres on Friday to answer a call from youth activists to stand up for climate action. The Seattle event was part of an international day of activism initiated by young people worried about the...

 2019-09-20 22:10 

Laptop Magazine

The Best 13-Inch Laptops of 2019: Portable Notebooks for Any Budget...

13-inch laptops have soared in popularity over the past few years, and for good reason. These devices offer the best balance between portability and productivity. Students can effortlessly carry 13-in......

 2019-09-20 22:10 

Gizmodo

Busted: $10 Million Tech Support Scam That Preyed on the Elderly...

Two individuals were arrested this week in connection with a fraud scheme that manipulated thousands of victims into paying for invented tech services that they didn't need....

 2019-09-20 22:00 

Digital Trends

This nail gun drone is either the future of construction or the future of war...

Is a drone equipped with a firing nailgun an awesome idea or the reason humanity can't have nice things? Whatever the answer, researchers at the University of Michigan decided to build one....

 2019-09-20 22:00 

The Register

Class-action lawsuit claims DXC 'selectively timed' job cuts to inflate short-term profit target...

And alleges outsourcing giant then struggled to deliver contracted services DXC Technology has been named in another class-action lawsuit that alleges mass redundancies were used by senior management to boost earnings but left the company unable to servic...

 2019-09-20 22:00 

Gizmodo

Former Fukushima Bosses Cleared of Criminal Negligence Over Nuclear Disaster...

The Tokyo District Court has acquitted three former Tokyo Electric Power Company executives charged with criminal negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster....

 2019-09-20 22:00 

Nextgov

'EarEcho' Uses Your Ear to Unlock Your Phone...

A new prototype technology called EarEcho uses modified wireless earbuds to authenticate smartphone users via their ear canal, researchers report....

 2019-09-20 21:58 

Digital Trends

Audi AG streamlines its product offerings to appeal to younger buyers...

Audi AG has been sorting through demands from different market segments to determine which models and packages will be either axed by the carmaker or enhanced....

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