Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other users
by Zack Whittaker on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 15:05
Mercedes-Benz car owners have said that the app they used to remotely locate, unlock and start their cars was displaying other people’s account and vehicle information. TechCrunch spoke to two customers who said the Mercedes-Benz’ connected car […]
Kik Messenger won’t be shutting down after all thanks to MediaLab acquisition
by Chance Miller on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 14:23
Last month, it was announced that Kik Messenger would be shutting down as the company pivoted to focus on its Kin cryptocurrency. As it turns out, Kik Messenger will live on thanks to an acquisition by MediaLab. more… The post Kik Messenger […]
Space Photos of the Week: Reading the Universe in Infrared
by Shannon Stirone on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 14:00
Telescopes that see things in a different spectrum show us the hidden secrets of the stars.
Apple @ Work: Why free updates of macOS and iOS have been crucial to Apple’s enterprise growth
by Bradley Chambers on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 13:30
If you have become an Apple fan in the past decade or so, you are used to yearly operating system updates for free. If you have been a Mac user longer than that, you remember actually paying for OS updates every 18 months or so. I know Halloween is coming up, […]
Saturday's Best Deals: Thermapen Classic, Foot Massager, Neck Wallet, and More
by Chelsea Stone, Shep McAllister, Tercius, Ana Suarez, and Corey Foster on Kinja Deals, shared by Chelsea Stone to Gizmodo on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 13:30
A slip-on sale at Huckberry, a discounted wireless GameCube controller for Switch, and a steamer basket Gold box lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
AT&T TV Now is raising prices again, this time by as much as $15 per month
by Chance Miller on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 13:23
AT&T is raising prices for its streaming TV service yet again. AT&T TV Now, previously known as DirecTV Now, is raising prices by as much as 30% starting next month, as detailed in a report from Bloomberg. more… The post AT&T TV Now is […]
HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phone
by Brian Heater on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 13:22
Whatever you might say about HTC (and believe me, there’s plenty to say), at least the company takes some fascinating chance. As newly minted CEO Yves Maitre admitted to me at Disrupt a couple of weeks back, the once mighty smartphone giant has lost the […]
Stan Lee's *A Trick of Light* Explores the Internet's Dark Side
by Geek's Guide to the Galaxy on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 13:00
The superhero novel was one of the Marvel Comics co-creator's final projects.
All Hail the Blob, the Smart Slime Mold Confounding Science
by Matt Reynolds, WIRED UK on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 13:00
A Parisian zoo has opened an unusual new exhibit: a blob of slime mold with almost 720 sexes.
WeWork’s Failure is SoftBank’s Day Of Reckoning
by Leonard Sherman on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 13:00
Opinion: Venture capitalists need to take stock of reality after all the blitzscaling.
Twitch for iOS adds support for subscribing to streamers, but with an added cost
by Chance Miller on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 12:40
The Twitch app for iOS has added support for subscribing to streamers, but with a catch. What costs you $5 through the Twitch website and other platforms will cost you an extra $1 through the iOS app. more… The post Twitch for iOS adds support for […]
CHEAP: This DJI Mavic Air drone kit is $150 off — fly my pretties, fly!
by Charlotte Dickie on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 12:01
Drones are badass, right? Something that would’ve been science fiction a decade ago is now generally affordable. You know, like the DJI Mavic Air. This drone lets mere mortals have access to what’s basically professional cinematography […]
CHEAP: $35 for a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 controller? TAKE MY THUMBS
by Callum Booth on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 12:01
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Yeah, beating someone online is fun. It’s satisfying — especially if you can hear their anguish down the other end of the line — but there’s […]
Startups Weekly: The unicorn from down under, an Uber TV show and All Raise’s expansion
by Kate Clark on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 12:00
In this week's newsletter: Pendo raises $100M, 'cloud kitchens' is an oxymoron and 'Super Pumped' is hitting the small screen.
Some corporate tech spending disappears into black hole, survey shows
on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 12:00
Survey shows technology spending isn't as visible as it could be, thanks to manual processes, and IT extending well into the business.
Masterbuilt 330G Propane Smoker Review: As Good as Wood
by Joe Ray on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 12:00
Some pit masters may look down on smoking with propane, but this smoker could convert them.
The Air Force Ditches Its Nuclear Command Floppy Disks
by Brian Barrett on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 12:00
A Samsung Galaxy 10 fingerprint goof, a Tor impostor, and more of the week's top security news.
Congress Still Doesn't Have an Answer for Ransomware
by Matt Laslo on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 12:00
As data hijackers continue to target local governments and hospitals, legislators remain stymied over how best to address the problem.
Want to make $100K a year as a project manager? Start by mastering Agile
by TNW Deals on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 12:00
Whether you’re trying to break into the lucrative project manager field or if you’re just trying to coordinate major initiatives in your current organization, the principles of an Agile-based project management system can make all the difference […]
14 Great Weekend Deals: Sony, LG, Razer, and More
by WIRED Staff on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 11:00
It's time to stock up on scary games, big TVs, and a gaming mouse deal so good you'll scream.
At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms
by Louise Matsakis on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 11:00
Fried onion meets 1984.
Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘18 million of the 21 million Bitcoins have now been mined’
by Satoshi Nakaboto on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 10:26
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 Sloterdijk used to say: Intelligence […]
Hideo Kojima’s games rely on sexist tropes — and Death Stranding will probably be no different
by Super Jump Magazine on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 9:00
This article was originally published by Super Jump Magazine, an independent publication all about celebrating great video games and their creators through carefully-crafted, in-depth featured produced by a diverse team of games journalists, designers, […]
Moon rocks could help us resurrect extinct species???
by The Conversation on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 9:00
Life is the last thing you would associate with the eternally dark craters of the lunar poles. But these craters could hold the key to explaining how complex, multi-cellular organisms evolved on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago, affording unimaginable […]
Four must-have travel essentials
on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 6:29
It’s easy to think that all you need to carry with you these days is a smartphone and you’re ready for anything. But some extended periods away from my desk have discovered four things that are ‘must-haves’ for the traveller.
Help, I Can't Unsee These Faux-Flesh Phone Cases
by Alyse Stanley on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 5:20
We’re all too happy to scroll aimlessly on our phones for hours on end, but have you ever once stopped to think and ask that little device in your hands whether it feels held?Read more...
Gaming industry veteran on how the Store Wars will end
by Rachel Kaser on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 0:49
The gaming industry suffered a schism earlier this year as multiple PC storefronts triggered the Store Wars, an escalating battle for exclusive games. Gamers were divided over the benefits of this, and the debate over it continues as more games come out as […]
Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company
by Jonathan Shieber on 19 Ottobre 2019 at 0:26
In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for its decision to take down an app at the request of the Chinese […]
AI is helping scholars restore ancient Greek texts on stone tablets
by Devin Coldewey on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 23:24
Machine learning and AI may be deployed on such grand tasks as finding exoplanets and creating photorealistic people, but the same techniques also have some surprising applications in academia: DeepMind has created an AI system that helps scholars understand […]
Uh... The Army Just Contracted With Tom DeLonge's UFO Group to Study Those 'Alien Alloys'
by Tom McKay on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 22:45
To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences (TTSA)—the UFO research organization founded by former Blink 182 star Tom DeLonge—has struck a research deal with the U.S. Army filled with eye-popping references to exotic technologies.Read more...
Capcom wants to revive dead titles. Gamers have some suggestions
by Rachel Kaser on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 22:22
Capcom might be looking to revive some of the older franchises it hasn’t touched in a while. Gamers are happy to give them ideas because they’re nothing if not wildly nostagic — even if some of these franchises have gone decades […]
Adam Neumann planned for his children and grandchildren to control WeWork
by Connie Loizos on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 22:22
WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann didn’t plan for his family’s control of WeWork to end at his death but instead expected to pass that control to future generations of Neumanns, too, says Business Insider. The outlet reports that in a speech Neumann […]
9to5Rewards: Win a MacBook Pro + 60% off Infinity Magnetic Cable [Giveaway]
by Sponsored Post on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 22:21
Thanks to our sponsor Chargeasap, we’re giving 9to5Mac readers the chance to win Apple’s latest MacBook Pro over the coming weeks. You can also get up to 60% off the company’s brand new Infinity Cable– the first magnetic cable with […]
Santander to offer hundreds of coding scholarships in Brazil
on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 22:05
The bank is accelerating its plan to boost its tech workforce and address the local skills gap
Artists Performing at Amazon's Music Festival Say They Weren't Told It Was Hosted by Amazon
by Catie Keck on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 21:53
Multiple artists who were listed in promotional materials for a music festival being put on by Amazon Web Services say they didn’t know the festival had ties to the tech giant. At least one performer has since been removed from the event’s […]
US stopped using floppy disks to manage nuclear weapons arsenal
on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 21:33
US Air Force switches to secure solid-state-based solution to replace antiquated floppy disks in SACCS nuclear weapons management system.
Ranking the 20 Best Witchy Fashions Because I Have Magic Powers Now
by Beth Elderkin on io9, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 21:30
There’s something I need to tell you all: I have magic. It’s true! Even I was surprised. Now, I can’t conjure flames or raise people from the dead—as much fun as it would be to reanimate Benedict Arnold and, I don’t know, light […]
FAA Says Pilots Complained of 'Egregious' Issues With 737 Max In Messages Boeing Withheld
by Jennings Brown on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 21:30
The Federal Aviation Administration has accused Boeing of withholding an exchange between two employees showing their concerns about the 737 Max’s malfunctioning automated system a full two years before crashes occurred in Ethiopia and Indonesia that […]
by Kinja! on Kinja Roundup, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 21:10
Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Possible Asbestos Contamination
by Ed Cara on 18 Ottobre 2019 at 21:10
Johnson & Johnson announced a voluntary recall of its talc-based baby powder products on Friday, after the Food and Drug Administration found traces of cancer-causing asbestos in sample testing. The recall follows legal losses and an […]