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  • Halo Infinite now linked to next Xbox’s launch, rumor suggests RPG elements Are you ready for a Halo game where “the story adapts to decisions the user makes”? Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest ...
  • Sackler behind OxyContin fraud offered twisted, mind-boggling defense First, maybe only, deposition of a Sackler offers rare glimpse into their thinking. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Dragon aces final NASA review, now set for test flight on March 2 “We expect to learn some things.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • FTC plans to examine loot boxes with public workshop later this year Move represents the first federal government action on an increasingly political issue. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Frontier demands $4,300 cancellation fee despite horribly slow Internet Internet was often unusable, but ISP charges giant fee to one-person business. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • INF Treaty exit? Putin says he’s ready to escalate to Cuban Missile Crisis levels And by the way, that unlimited range nuclear torpedo? It’s ready to deploy. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • The clearest images of Ultima Thule reveal a strange-looking object There are some interesting details to glean here. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ ...
  • Verified Expert Lawyer: José Ancer José Ancer is first of all a startup lawyer, with a client portfolio of startups of various stages based around Texas and other similar ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley. He’s also the CTO of Egan Nelson LLP, a boutique firm, where he actively is also building automation software to help the firm compete against larger ...
  • Report: Zoom, the video conferencing company, may be a public company as early as April The video conferencing company Zoom is aiming to file a public S-1 by the end of March, according to a new report in Business Insider that adds the company could go public as soon as April. Business Insider reported last month that Zoom had filed confidentially with the SEC to go public, just months after ...
  • Pinstagram? Instagram code reveals Public Collections feature Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has prototyped an option to create public “Collections” to which multiple users can contribute. Instagram launched private Collections two years ago to let you ...
  • Fortnite goes big on esports for 2019 with $100 million prize pool Epic Games, maker of the ultra popular Battle Royale game Fortnite, is putting up another $100 million in prize cash for competitive tournaments in 2019. The company made waves in the esports world last year, announcing $100 million prize pool for the 2018 competitive year, dwarfing every other competitive title in one fell swoop. This ...
  • Google ends forced arbitration for all employees Employees will be able to sue in court, including class-action lawsuits. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Why putting Xbox games on Switch isn’t as ridiculous as it might sound Rumored Microsoft/Nintendo collaboration wouldn’t be totally out of character. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on ...
  • Inside Tesla’s solar energy astroturfing Tesla has been masking its lobbying efforts on solar panels and battery storage through the Energy Freedom Coalition of America, a trade association that is little more than a front for the automaker and alternative energy company, public documents suggest. SolarCity, which Tesla bought in 2016, began the practice of using the EFCA to promote ...
  • TechStyle hits 5 million members for its retail empire TechStyle Fashion Group, the company behind Kate Hudson’s Fabletics; the children’s brand FabKids; Rihanna’s lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty; and the shoe retailer Shoedazzle, has amassed 5 million members for its discount retail program. Those members were a large driver behind the $750 million in transactions the company saw for 2018, according to co-chief executive ...
  • Firefly planning a major rocket assembly and launch facility in Florida The new location will support the production of up to 24 Alpha rockets a year. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Venmo launches a ‘limited edition’ rainbow debit card for its payment app users Hoping to entice more users to attach the Venmo MasterCard to their account, Venmo this morning announced it’s launching a “special edition” rainbow-colored version of its debit card that will only be available in limited quantities. Clearly, the idea here is to generate a sense of urgency around ordering the Venmo MasterCard as well as ...
  • Circle raises $20m Series B to help even more parents limit screen time Circle makes a fantastic screen time management tool and today the company announced a round of funding to help fuel its growth. The $20 million series B included participation from Netgear and T-Mobile, along with Third Kind Venture Capital and follow-on investments from Relay Ventures and other Series A participants. With this round of funding, ...
  • Rocket Report: Virgin seeks funds, SpaceX lunar launch, no Boca Chica wall “We didn’t want there to be any asterisks next to your name.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Google Play apps with >10 million installs drain batteries, jack up data charges DrainerBot can download gigabytes worth of hidden videos to infected devices. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Beyond HoloLens: Microsoft expands its augmented-reality vision with iOS, Android apps Microsoft continues to target the devices that people have. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on ...
  • Google ends forced arbitration for employees Google is finally ending forced arbitration for its employees. These changes will go into effect for both current and future Google employees on March 21. While Google won’t reopen settled claims, current employees can litigate past claims starting March 21. For the contractors Google works with directly, it will remove mandatory arbitration from their contracts. ...
  • Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo code being used in a Facebook Research app the sucked up data about teens. The Onavo Protect app will eventually shut down, and will immediately ...
  • Dealmaster: Take $15 off a trio of popular Nintendo Switch games Including Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild. Plus many more tech deals. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Millions of websites threatened by highly critical code-execution bug in Drupal Brace yourself. Previous Drupal vulnerabilities have touched off an exploit arms race. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • DoorDash raises $400M round, now valued at $7.1B Delivery company DoorDash is announcing that it has raised $400 million in Series F financing. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that the company was looking to raise $500 million at a valuation of $6 billion or more. In fact, DoorDash now says the funding came at a $7.1 billion valuation. The round ...
  • Bowser will replace Reggie Fils-Aimé as Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé will retire after 16 years as Nintendo of America’s spokesperson. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Watch SpaceX launch the first private moon landing mission Calling all lunatics — the first fully private moon landing mission is about to take off from Cape Canaveral. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceIL’s Beresheet lander is set to take off an hour from now, at 5:45 Pacific time. Watch it right here! Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • European governments approve controversial new copyright law Copyright overhaul could effectively mandate automated content filtering. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ ...
  • Tesla’s Model 3 loses coveted Consumer Reports recommendation Owner survey finds issues with paint and trim, cracked windows, and touchscreen. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Pokémon GO will soon let you change teams for about $8 Early on in Pokémon GO, you’re asked to make a decision: Which team do you want to be on? Instinct (Yellow)? Valor (Red)? Mystic (Blue)? The question comes a bit out of the blue. Especially amongst those who started early and have stuck with the game, it’s not uncommon to hear people grumble about how ...
  • Sunsama’s $10/month task management calendar cleans up your online productivity I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard friends lament how difficult it is to find a decent calendar app. The stock calendar apps are certainly serviceable but there’s so much that they can’t handle in terms of managing and prioritizing tasks. Sunsama, launching out of Y Combinator’s latest batch, is taking a ...
  • New dates show massive volcanic eruptions overlapped with dinosaurs’ death But two papers on the timing paint slightly different pictures. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share ...
  • Trump demands quick rollout of “6G” wireless tech, which doesn’t exist Five Gs not enough: Trump urges rollout of 5G—and 6G, because it’s one more G. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Lime hires its first CFO Lime is hiring Ted Tobiason, former managing director in tech equity capital markets, at Morgan Stanley, to serve as its chief financial officer. This comes following Lime’s behemoth of a $310 million Series D round earlier this month. Led by Bain Capital Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Ventures, GV and IVP, the round values Lime at $2.4 billion. Lime, which ...
  • Trump admin ends talks with California to find fuel-efficiency middle ground [Updated] Joint statement paves way for fight over CA regulator’s authority over air quality. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Follow-up to Haunting of Hill House will reimagine The Turn of the Screw Showrunner Mike Flanagan will adapt Henry James’ gothic novella for anthology series. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime retires (and Bowser claims the castle) Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring after more than a decade spent as president of Nintendo of America. His career spanned many console generations, starting with the troubled Gamecube and ending with the fabulously successful Switch. Reggie will be succeeded by Doug Bowser, who has worked under him for the last four years. Share this:Click to email this ...
  • Verified Startup Lawyer: Stephane Levy Stephane Levy got his start in the days of Silicon Alley almost two decades ago, and built up his practice with New York startups and beyond through all the ups and downs since then. Today, as a partner at Cooley LLP, he works with a wide range of companies, from company formation, seed and later ...
  • YouTube loses advertisers over “wormhole into pedophilia ring” Epic Games and Disney pull ads over pedophiles’ comments on videos of children. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e hands-on: Samsung is slowly getting better Our brief experience with three phones, two wearables, and a tablet. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Nike’s self-lacing sneakers turn into bricks after faulty firmware update $350 self-lacing sneakers don’t work with Nike’s official Android app. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share ...
  • Redis Labs changes its open-source license — again Redis Labs, fresh off its latest funding round, today announced a change to how it licenses its Redis Modules. This may not sound like a big deal, but in the world of open-source projects, licensing is currently a big issue. That’s because organizations like Redis, MongoDB, Confluent and others have recently introduced new licenses that ...
  • Apple could be working with Goldman Sachs on a credit card According to a new report from the WSJ, Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering on a different kind of products for both companies — a credit card. The Mastercard-based card would be focused on Apple Pay and feature some deep integrations in iOS. This card could launch later this year in the U.S., which would coincide ...
  • Guidemaster: The least-awful Android phones Over 400 Android devices were released last year. Here are the good ones. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • SpaceX set to launch Israeli private mission to the lunar surface “What it means to me is that the responsibility is very high.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Spotinst announces strategic partnership with AWS Spotinst, the startup that helps customers automate selecting the cheapest set of resources to complete a job, announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services today, joining the AWS Partner Network (APN) Global Startups program. Under the agreement, Amazon will help with Spotinst’s go-to-market efforts, bringing their considerable financial and sales and marketing resources to ...
  • Microsoft bringing Dynamics 365 mixed reality solutions to smartphones Last year Microsoft introduced several mixed reality business solutions under the Dynamics 365 enterprise product umbrella. Today, the company announced it would be moving these to smartphones in the spring, starting with previews. The company announced Remote Assist on HoloLens last year. This tool allows a technician working onsite to show a remote expert what ...
  • Apple reportedly planning to combine iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps by 2021 Project Marzipan and a new Mac Pro could be talking points at WWDC in June. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Playtime to the max: Snapshots from the 2019 New York Toy Fair This year’s NYTF saw many old toys learn new, high-tech tricks. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling Carpooling is heralded to be environmentally friendly and money-saving, but in smog-stricken China, the transportation option became a source of public concerns after two female passengers got murdered during their lifts with Didi Chuxing drivers. The ride-hailing app has suspended its Hitch service to this date under government command, and its peers were also directed ...
  • Tesla’s top lawyer leaves after two months—but don’t worry Analysis: Elon Musk is difficult to work for. That doesn’t mean Tesla is in trouble. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Ajit Pai says broadband access is soaring—and that he’s the one to thank Pai’s FCC takes credit for new broadband, but progress was similar in Obama era. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Samsung officially debuts Galaxy S10 smartphone after weeks of rumors, leaks The Galaxy S10e starts at $749, the S10 at $899, and the S10 Plus at $999. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest ...
  • Samsung refreshes wearables line, including new Galaxy Watch Active Lineup includes new true wireless earbuds and fitness tracker as well. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Hubble images show a Neptune moon that may have been repeatedly reborn Technique transforms every image from a Hubble orbit into same frame of reference. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • How did Yoshi’s Island music end up in an official US gov’t Web game? And is the government liable for copyright infringement for using it? Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Companies including Nestle, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns Days after a YouTube creator accused the platform of enabling a “soft-core pedophilia ring,” several companies have suspended advertising on the platform, including Nestle, Epic, and reportedly Disney and McDonald’s. Nestle told CNBC that all of its companies in the U.S. have paused advertising on YouTube, while a spokesperson for Epic, maker of the massively ...
  • Florida inmate says prison sold him $569 of music, then took it away Prisoners who paid $1.70 per song lost access when the prison changed vendors. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Samsung’s Galaxy S10 has a built-in Instagram mode After weeks of leaks, Samsung still managed to save some surprises for today’s event. One of the most interesting among them is a partnership with Instagram that brings Stories directly to the camera app. It’s an interesting partnership, and mutually beneficial for both parties. For some, it could signal a kind of return to pre-loaded ...
  • Facebook adds new background location privacy controls to its Android app Facebook is updating its privacy settings on Android to make it easier for users to control what location data is sent to and stored by the company. In its announcement, Facebook acknowledged that Android users have expressed concern over the app’s ability to continuously log location data in the background. Due to Android’s all-or-nothing system of ...
  • US sues contractor for allegedly over-billing on now-defunct MOX fuel facility Contractor offered football tickets and rifles in exchange for favorable treatment. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Can you guess which face is real, and which is computer generated? Computers have recently gotten much, much better at a somewhat unsettling skill: generating fake human faces. As in, creating an image of a human who has never existed before. We saw the concept go a bit viral this week with ThisPersonDoesNotExist, a website hooked to a machine that generates a new face every few seconds. ...
  • On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In doing so, the company has officially entered the unicorn club. Founded in 2013 by Stanford graduate Shing Chow, Lalamove provides logistics and delivery services in a similar style to ride-hailing apps like Uber ...
  • Dreams will finally launch this Spring on PS4 for $30—in “limited early access” Media Molecule’s new “play, create, share” game is rare PS4 example of “early access.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Montana legislator introduces bills to give his state its own science Two bills instruct the state to ignore the greenhouse effect and federal government. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Microsoft culls secret Flash whitelist after Google points out its insecurity Previously, some 58 sites were given special treatment. Now it’s only Facebook. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Twitter opens applications for its beta program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first set of tests will focus on how interactions between people, and specifically replies, appear on Twitter. They will include a new design ...
  • Lyft reportedly plans to debut on Nasdaq next month Ride-hailing company Lyft plans to file its initial public offering in March possibly beating rival Uber to the milestone. Two reports, one from Reuters, the other from WSJ, indicate Lyft plans to list its shares on Nasdaq next month. The WSJ, citing unnamed sources, reported Lyft may make the filing public as early as next ...
  • The Samsung Galaxy S10 can wirelessly charge other phones Hole punches aside, Wireless Powershare is the S10 line’s marquee feature. Samsung’s new flagship isn’t the first handset with the feature — the Huawei Mate 20 Pro beat it to it by a few months — but it’s a cool new addition, none the less. And perhaps more importantly, Samsung’s beat Apple to the punch ...
  • Uber fixes bug that exposed third-party app secrets Uber has fixed a bug that allowed access to the secret developer tokens of any app that integrated with the ride-sharing service, according to the security researchers who discovered the flaw. In a blog post, Anand Prakash and Manisha Sangwan explained that a vulnerable developer endpoint on Uber’s back-end systems — since locked down — ...
  • Samsung has sold 2 billion Galaxy phones Samsung announced its most expensive phone today, but it also shared the progress it’s made so far in selling a whole lot of Galaxy smartphones. Onstage, Samsung Electronics President DJ Koh announced that over the past decade, the company had sold more than 2 billion Galaxy devices. The company has more than just smartphones falling ...
  • Samsung’s foldable phone is finally official—meet the Galaxy Fold Samsung’s half-phone, half-tablet is real, starts at $1,980, launches April 26. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Faster, cheaper, smarter? The contenders to replace Army’s Black Hawk Video: A tiltrotor and an “X-wing” helicopter vie to be Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest ...
  • Microsoft, Paradox allow open game modding on Xbox One for the first time No pre-approval needed for player-made content on Microsoft’s console. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on ...
  • Report: Trump officials tried to fast-track nuclear tech transfer to Saudi Arabia “Middle East Marshall Plan” appeared to be mostly about money for ex-generals, not policy. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Users alarmed by undisclosed microphone in Nest Security System “The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret,” Google says. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Happy Death Day 2 U, Russian Doll give us time loops with a multiverse twist Horror-comedy slasher film and Netflix sitcom have more in common than you think. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • eMarketer predicts digital ads will overtake traditional spending in 2019 This is the year when the money spent on digital advertising will finally overtake spending on traditional ads — at least according to the latest forecast from eMarketer. The research firm is predicting that U.S. digital ad spend will increase 19.1 percent this year, to $129.3 billion, while traditional advertising will fall 19 percent, to ...
  • Xiaomi’s Mi 9 includes a triple lens rear camera and wireless charging Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s annual shindig, is next week but Xiaomi can’t wait reveal its newest top-end phone. The Chinese company instead picked today to unveil the Mi 9. Once again Xiaomi’s design ethic closely resembles Apple’s iPhone with a minimal bezel and notch-like front-facing camera but Xiaomi has gone hard on photography ...
  • StarOfService switches business model for its independent contractor marketplace French startup StarOfService has recently switched its business model and has been profitable for the month of January 2019. The company operates a marketplace for independent contractors, a sort of Thumbtack for the rest of the world. If you’re looking for a plumber, a music teacher or a DJ for a wedding, StarOfService can help ...
  • German insurance giant Allianz increases its VC fund to $1.1 billion Allianz X, the venture capital arm attached to German insurance giant Allianz, has increased the size of its fund to €1 billion, around $1.1 billion, according to an announcement made today. The fund was initially €430 million, or around $490 million, when it launched in 2016. This new injection comes directly from parent Allianz SE, the 124-year-old ...
  • Hard-to-detect credential-theft malware has infected 1,200 and is still going Separ’s living-off-the-land approach bypasses many antimalware providers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Hollywood tries to cripple several alleged pirate TV services in one lawsuit “Omniverse” sells illegal streams to several online TV services, lawsuit says. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Image recognition startup ViSenze raises $20M Series C ViSenze, a startup that provides visual search tools for online retailers like Rakuten and ASOS, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series C. The round was co-led by Gobi Ventures and Sonae IM, with participation from other backers including returning investors Rakuten and WI Harper. Founded in 2012, ViSenze has now raised ...
  • Why can’t we build anything? Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom announced that he was intending to aggressively scale back plans for the state’s high-speed rail system, which in its most ambitious routing would have connected Sacramento to San Diego. The immediate cause was ballooning costs, which have risen from $33 billion to $77 billion and looked likely to exceed ...
  • Netflix says new episodes of “Arrested Development” will debut on March 15 It’s time for another hit off the juice box. Netflix announced today that it will release the remaining eight episodes of “Arrested Development’s” fifth season on March 5, ten months after the first half premiered. In the intervening time, however, the show has dealt with several controversies revolving around accusations of abusive behavior from star ...
  • The McLaren 600LT Spider: A lighter, more focused track supercar The stripped-out convertible is a track-day special turned up to 11. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Space Force will be a Marines-like branch under Air Force authority President Trump is expected to sign into creation the Space Force today, as a special branch of the military overseen by the Air Force Department, according to a report in The Washington Post. The president’s decision is considered a win for the Air Force and Defense Department broadly, which had argued against setting up an independent ...
  • Cybersecurity 101: Five settings to secure your iPhone or iPad iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about. Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device. 1. Turn on USB Restricted Mode to ...
  • These quarries supplied the stones that built Stonehenge Work at the Welsh quarries dates to around 5,000 years ago. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tech that’s not half as good as what they’re seeing. This new design from Insolight could be the one that changes ...
  • Qualcomm is already announcing next year’s 5G chips: Meet the Snapdragon X55 As partners begin to talk about X50 solutions, Qualcomm is already touting the X55. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Orai raises $2.3M to make you a better speaker Orai, a startup building communication coaching tools, is announcing that it’s raised $2.3 million in seed funding. CEO Danish Dhamani said that he co-founded the company with Paritosh Gupta and Aasim Sani to address a need in his own life — the fact that he was “held back personally and professionally” by lackluster “communications skills ...
  • FDA warning brings controversial young blood transfusion company to a halt On Tuesday, the FDA issued a warning to anyone who might be inclined to give their old bones a jolt with fresh blood harvested from the young. The idea is pretty far from mainstream, even in Silicon Valley, where the ultra-wealthy have a keen interest in the cutting edge of life-extension science. Still, there’s apparently ...
  • EA opts Origin users out of “real-name sharing” after complaints Players report having their real names displayed without their consent. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share ...
  • Blood of the young won’t spare rich old people from sadness and death, FDA says FDA’s Gottlieb: “Simply put, we’re concerned that some patients are being preyed upon.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • This is the best VR headset I’ve ever demoed Before Oculus kickstarted a lot of the fervor around consumer headsets, the VR headsets that were being built for enterprise rigs were multi-thousands-dollar rigs that still sucked. As Oculus and HTC expanded their platforms, a lot of these enterprise-focused VR companies shriveled up or were forced to significantly retool how they approached fat-wallet customers. Things ...
  • Airtable CEO Howie Liu on the continued importance of getting a “unicorn” valuation When in 2015, Slack raised money at a $1 billion valuation, founder Stewart Butterfield spoke candidly about why it was important to him, and why if Slack wasn’t assigned a valuation north of that number at that point in time, Slack wouldn’t raise anything. Said Butterfield, speaking to Fortune, it “means that we’re a part ...
  • Gene editing still has a few bugs in the system Gene editing to treat genetic diseases in mice highlights some considerable problems. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...