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Nanoengineer Finds New Way To Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries  

Zheng Chen, a 31-year-old nanoengineer at UC San Diego, says he has developed a way to recycle used cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries and restore them to a like-new condition. The cathodes in some lithium-ion batteries are made of metal oxides that contain cobalt, a metal found in finite supplies and concentrated in one of the world's more precarious countries. Los Angeles Times reports how it works: The process takes degraded particles from the cathodes found in a used lithium-ion batte

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2018-07-21 10:00:00



Star Trek: Discovery's Season 2 Trailer Teases Spock, Christopher Pike, and Tig Notaro  

CBS has released a "Season Two Premiere" for Star Trek Discovery, offering the first look at the upcoming season of the show on CBS All Access. The first season launched late last year and finished up in February after a brief hiatus. The Verge reports of what to expect from the upcoming season, which is expected to premiere sometime in early 2019: [It] appears to begin with Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) coming aboard and taking control of the USS Discovery after a series of mysterious

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2018-07-21 07:00:00



This week on AI: Meet the 2018 MacBook Pro line, take a look at a new beta of Mojave & iOS 12, and more  

Going hands on with the 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple rolling out a fourth beta release set, and loads more, this week on AppleInsider.

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2018-07-21 05:25:12



Google owns Duck.com, but it'll give rival DuckDuckGo a shoutout anyhow - CNET  

Update: Google has relented.

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2018-07-21 04:29:41



Ezra Miller's seen at Comic-Con: Will he shake up the DC, Warner Bros. panel? - CNET  

Fantastic Beasts? Flashpoint? We'll know soon.

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2018-07-21 04:14:36



'Love Notes to Newton' is documentary about the before-its-time '90s Apple product  

"Love Notes to Newton," which premieres this week, looks at the rise and quick fall of Apple's John Sculley-era personal digital assistant, and talks to both the original Newton team plus the small fanbase of enthusiasts that still remain.

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2018-07-21 04:11:36



Data breach exposes trade secrets of carmakers GM, Ford, Tesla, Toyota  

Security researcher UpGuard Cyber Risk disclosed Friday that sensitive documents from more than 100 manufacturing companies, including GM, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Tesla, Toyota, ThyssenKrupp, and VW were exposed on a publicly accessible server belonging to Level One Robotics. The exposure via Level One Robotics, which provides industrial automation services, came through rsync, a common file transfer protocol […]

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2018-07-21 03:35:03



ADHD Drugs Aren't Doing What You Think, Scientists Warn  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Inverse: The study authors Lisa Weyandt, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Rhode Island, and Tara White, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University, started out investigating the effects of ADHD medications in students that actually have a diagnosable attention deficit disorder. They showed that in these students, there is decreased activity in the areas of the brain controlling "executive funct

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2018-07-21 03:30:00



Every Star Trek: Discovery season two photo so far - CNET  

As Star Trek comes to Comic-Con, we finally have our first looks at season two of Discovery.

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2018-07-21 03:13:11



Venom, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse web up fans at Comic-Con - CNET  

Fans see new raw Venom footage with Tom Hardy. Plus more on Spider-Pig and Nic Cage as Spider-Man Noir.

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2018-07-21 02:55:34



The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Comic-Con Footage Was Absolutely Amazing  

Everything we've seen of Into the Spider-Verse so far has been utterly spectacular—and at San Diego Comic-Con, we just got even more. Miles Morales is in for a hell of a ride alongside his new best friends Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy... and there could be a few more Spider-Pals on the way.Read more...

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2018-07-21 02:54:26



Social Media Manipulation Rising Globally, New Oxford Report Warns  

A new report from Oxford University found that manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms is growing at a large scale, despite efforts to combat it. "Around the world, government agencies and political parties are exploiting social media platforms to spread junk news and disinformation, exercise censorship and control, and undermine trust in media, public institutions and science," reports Phys.Org. From the report: "The number of countries where formally organized social media m

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2018-07-21 02:05:00



Meet the kids joining Adam Savage for MythBusters Jr. - CNET  

The former MythBusters co-host returns to TV with a new Discovery Channel science-centric competition for young whizzes.

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2018-07-21 01:40:09



FCC Opens Public Comments On T-Mobile-Sprint Merger  

Now is your chance to voice your opinion on the $26 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The FCC is now accepting comments as well as formal petitions to deny the merger until August 27th. The companies and supporters of the deal can then file oppositions to those petitions by September 17th, while a final round of replies has a deadline of October 9th. Engadget reports: Anyone can file petitions to deny, and you might expect to see some from consumer advocacy groups and industry experts who m

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2018-07-21 01:25:00



Can Nike's $250 Running Shoes Make You Run Faster? NYT Analysis Says Yes  

Last year, Nike released a new pair of running shoes that claim to make you run 4% faster, thanks to its proprietary sole technology. The new "Vaporfly 4%" shoes would, in theory, "be enough to help a runner break the mythical two-hour marathon barrier for the first time," Fast Company points out. The New York Times decided to put the shoes to the test through an intensive analysis of 500,000 marathon and half marathon running times, culled from the social network Strava. Nike's claims apparentl

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2018-07-21 00:45:00



New Wearable Sensor Detects Stress Hormone In Sweat  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: Today, a team of researchers at Stanford, led by materials science and engineering associate professor Alberto Salleo and postdoctoral research fellow Onur Parlak, announced in Science Advances that they've developed a wearable patch that can determine how much cortisol someone is producing in seconds, using sweat drawn from the skin under the patch. [Cortisol, a steroid hormone, goes up when a person is under physical or emotional strain.]

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2018-07-21 00:03:00



PeerTube, the 'Decentralized YouTube,' Succeeds In Crowdfunding  

A crowdfunded project, known as "PeerTube," has blown through its initial goal with 53,100 euros collected in forty-two days. The project aims to be "a fully decentralized version of YouTube, whose computer code is freely accessible and editable, and where videos are shared between users without relying on a central system." The goal is PeerTube to officially launch by October. Quariety reports: PeerTube relies on a decentralized and federative system. In other words, there is no higher authorit

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2018-07-20 23:20:00



Waymo's Autonomous Vehicles Are Driving 25,000 Miles Every Day  

With Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval at the National Governors Association, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced a huge milestone: Waymo's fleet of self-driving vehicles are now logging 25,000 miles every day on public roads. The company reportedly has 600 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans on the road in 25 cities. Waymo has also driven 8 million miles on public roads using its autonomous vehicles, "meaning the comopany has been able to double the number of autonomous miles driven on pub

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2018-07-20 22:40:00



Uber Drivers 'Employees' For Unemployment Purposes, New York Labor Board Says  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: New York City's largest taxi driver advocacy group is hailing a legal decision by the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, which ruled last Friday that three out-of-work Uber drivers can be considered employees for the purpose of unemployment benefits. The decision was first reported Thursday by Politico. In other words, three men -- and possibly other "similarly situated" Uber drivers who had quit over low pay or who were dea

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2018-07-20 22:00:00



Containers or Virtual Machines: Which is More Secure?  

Are virtual machines (VM) more secure than containers? You may think you know the answer, but IBM Research has found containers can be as secure, or more secure, than VMs. From a report: James Bottomley, an IBM Research Distinguished Engineer and top Linux kernel developer, writes: "One of the biggest problems with the current debate about Container vs Hypervisor security is that no-one has actually developed a way of measuring security, so the debate is all in qualitative terms (hypervisors 'fe

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2018-07-20 21:20:00



Killer Deals: Save $50 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro with no tax in 48 states & 0% financing  

The first material discount on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro has arrived, and it's available exclusively at AppleInsider. Save $50 on every 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with coupon, plus no sales tax outside NY and NJ and no interest financing for 12 months.

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2018-07-20 20:45:03



Who Owns the Moon? A Space Lawyer Answers  

An anonymous reader shares a report: While the legal status of the Moon as a "global commons" accessible to all countries on peaceful missions did not meet any substantial resistance or challenge, the Outer Space Treaty left further details unsettled. Contrary to the very optimistic assumptions made at the time, so far humankind has not returned to the moon since 1972, making lunar land rights largely theoretical. That is, until a few years ago when several new plans were hatched to go back to t

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2018-07-20 20:40:00



You are the product if you use a Roku streamer, says company CEO  

In an interview, the Roku CEO admits that the streaming device firm is in the "ad and content" business, rather than the hardware one.

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2018-07-20 20:37:15



Is Venmo's Default Privacy Setting Exposing Users to Harm?  

The debate over whether social networks should enable privacy settings by default should have ended long ago. While so-called "opt-out" options may have adverse economic effects on some businesses, the range of potential consequences for users whose online exchanges are made public without their explicit knowledge is…Read more...

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2018-07-20 20:35:06



Now this… this is an ultra-wide monitor  

I’ve been working with an ugly but functional lopsided two-monitor setup for years, and while it has served me well, I can’t say the new generation of ultra-wide monitors hasn’t tempted me. But the truth is they just aren’t wide enough. Or rather, they weren’t. Samsung has just blown my mind with a monitor so […]

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2018-07-20 20:04:34



Droppers Is How Android Malware Keeps Sneaking Into the Play Store  

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: For the past year, Android malware authors have been increasingly relying on a solid trick for bypassing Google's security scans and sneaking malicious apps into the official Play Store. The trick relies on the use of a technique that's quite common in desktop-based malware, but which in the last year is also becoming popular on the Android market. The technique involves the usage of "droppers," a term denoting a dual or multiple-stage infection pro

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2018-07-20 20:00:00



Microsoft PowerShell Core For Linux Now Available as a Snap  

Canonical announced on Friday that Microsoft's PowerShell Core is now available on Linux platform as a Snap. From a report: If you aren't familiar, a Snap is essentially a packaged version of a program that can be easily installed on many Linux distributions. Many see it as the future of Linux, as it has the potential to reduce fragmentation. "Built on the .NET Framework, PowerShell is an open source task-based command-line shell and scripting language with the goal of being the ubiquitous langu

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2018-07-20 19:20:00



What Tech at Work Infuriates You Most?  

My laptop is hot garbage—akin to the stuff New York is known for when things really go south every sweltering August. I spend much of my time in front this machine, a "space gray' 2017 MacBook Pro, and while it might sound pretty good to you, I would like you to know that, actually, it reeks!Read more...

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2018-07-20 19:17:36



Star Trek: Discovery's season 2 trailer revealed at Comic-Con 2018 video - CNET  

Watch the next step in the Discovery crew's adventures through the universe.

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2018-07-20 19:16:31



Samsung laughs at Apple's dongles in latest Galaxy S9 ads - CNET  

The parody comes complete with a fake Apple Store and a very fake Apple Genius.

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2018-07-20 18:52:44



New Walking Dead season 9 trailer, release date drop at Comic-Con 2018 - CNET  

Rick Grimes gives the ultimate undead pep talk on the AMC horror series. Plus, Lincoln confirms his upcoming departure.

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2018-07-20 18:40:41



Facebook Notification Spam Has Crossed the Line  

Facebook has always nudged truant users back to its platform though emails and notifications. But recently, those prods have evolved beyond comments related to activity on your own profile. From a report: Now Facebook will nag you when an acquaintance comments on someone else's photo, or when a distant family member updates their status. The spamming has even extended to those who sign up for two-factor authentication -- which is a great way to turn people off to that extra layer of security. "T

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2018-07-20 18:40:00



Criminals Are Using Clash Of Clans To Launder Money, New Report Claims  

Online criminals are reportedly laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars using blockbuster mobile games like Clash of Clans, Clash Royale and Marvel Contest of Champions, according to a new report by German cybersecurity firm Kromtech. Read more...

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2018-07-20 18:02:30



Comics writer Grant Morrison signs a content deal with Magic Leap  

Grant Morrison's Square Slice Studios just signed a content deal with Magic Leap. If you've read a comic book at some point in the past two decades, odds are you're very excited at this news. Morrison is, after all, one of the most exciting writers working in the comics media today. The Scottish writer came […]

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2018-07-20 18:01:37



Why London's Heathrow Airport Sometimes Hosts 'Ghost Flights' With No One on Them  

An anonymous reader writes: Six times per week, an empty plane used to fly from London's Heathrow Airport to Cardiff, Wales. The next day, the plane would make the return trip without a single passenger. Half As Interesting, the second channel from Planelopnik-approved Wendover Productions, details why ghost flights like this sometimes operate from Britain's biggest airport in his new video. Despite being one of the most crowded airports in the world, Heathrow operates with only two runways. As

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2018-07-20 18:00:00



James Gunn fired from 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' after offensive tweets resurface  

Disney fired director James Gunn from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the company confirmed at Comic-Con this week. The move came after highly offensive joke tweets dating from between 2008 and 2011 resurfaced. The tweets, which have since been deleted, make light of topics ranging from molestation and rape to pedophilia. […]

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2018-07-20 17:59:38



James Gunn Will No Longer Direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in the Wake of Appalling Tweets [Updated]  

Walt Disney has announced that it has severed ties with James Gunn, removing him from production of the third Guardians of the Galaxy film, in the wake of multiple old tweets from the director joking about rape and pedophilia.Read more...

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2018-07-20 17:50:44



Bayer Will Soon Stop U.S. Sales of Controversial Birth Control Implant Essure  

A controversial birth control treatment that is alleged to have harmed thousands of women in the past two decades is finally being phased out completely. On Friday, the pharmacy Bayer announced it would stop selling its Essure birth control implant within the U.S. by December 31 of this year. It follows a similar move…Read more...

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2018-07-20 17:42:06



What next? Oh yes, turning a luxury car into a non-fungible token  

We've seen more than one project use the immutability of blockchain to verify important physical things. So, for instance, a pioneer in the space, Verisart, has brought blockchain certification of high art to leading galleries worldwide, and other players are now entering this growing market. Codex Protocol is a new startup also putting art on […]

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2018-07-20 17:22:31



Venmo Refuses To Say Why Transactions Are Public By Default  

Venmo, the mobile payments app, won't say why it exposes users' data to the world whenever they make a transaction. ZDNet: Hang Do Thi Duc, a Berlin-based privacy researcher found that every time someone sent or received money using the PayPal-owned mobile app (which had over seven million users in 2017), the transaction was "public" by default and was broadcast on Venmo's API. In other words, everyone can see your transactions -- even without the app. The company did not respond to ZDNet's quer

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2018-07-20 17:10:00



Google, Which Owns Duck.com, Confuses Users Searching For Its Rival DuckDuckGo and Redirects Them Back To Google  

Commenting on the record $5 billion fine on Google by the European Commission, privacy focused search engine DuckDuckGo said this week it welcomes the decision as it has "felt [Google's] effects first hand for many years and has led directly to us having less market share on Android vs iOS and in general mobile vs desktop." The company said: Up until just last year, it was impossible to add DuckDuckGo to Chrome on Android, and it is still impossible on Chrome on iOS. We are also not included in

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2018-07-20 16:35:00



Pokemon Go is giving you just three hours to catch Zapdos this weekend - CNET  

Now's your chance.

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2018-07-20 16:25:41



Prop Up Your iPhone, iPad, or Even Nintendo Switch With the Twelve South HiRise 2, Now Just $20  

Twelve South's HiRise is the most attractive smartphone stand you can buy, and according to The Verge, a pretty great Nintendo Switch dock to boot. It normally sells for $40, but the black model is marked down to $20 right now, easily the best price we've ever seen. Read more...

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2018-07-20 16:02:44



Hashflare, One of the Largest Cloud Bitcoin Mining Companies, Abruptly Disables SHA-256 Mining Contracts, Leaving Customers Furious  

Hashflare, one of the largest bitcoin mining companies, said on Friday it is disabling its SHA-256 hardware and also discontinuing support for mining services on the active SHA-256 contracts. The move comes as Hashflare continues to struggle with generating revenues, the company said, putting the blame on market fluctuations. In an email to active customers, the company added: For over a month our users encountered a situation when the payouts were lower than the maintenance fees, resulting in z

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2018-07-20 15:55:00



Some Scientists Work With China, But NASA Won't  

An anonymous reader shares a report: Inside a sealed clean room near Toulouse, France, Maurice Sylvestre points out something called SuperCam. Sylvestre is outfitted in Tyvex and hairnets, necessary to keep out dust, skin particles, and dirt that could mar the super-smooth surface of his device. SuperCam sits underneath a ventilator hood, glimmering inside a golden-metallic housing. The device is designed to scan the Martian surface with a camera, laser, and spectrometer in hopes of finding orga

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2018-07-20 15:20:00



Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter Launch the Data Transfer Project  

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have teamed up for a new open source project that strives to make it easier to transfer your data between online services. From a report: The Data Transfer Project (DTP) was officially founded last year, and there have been whisperings about it on the likes of GitHub, but the initiative was officially unveiled today with its first four members. The DTP is actively seeking other members too. The ultimate aim of the Data Transfer Project is to improve data

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2018-07-20 14:40:00



Facebook is officially building an internet satellite: Athena - CNET  

She's no longer a secret.

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2018-07-20 14:37:02



Wilson is like Longreads for podcasts  

Meet Wilson, a new iPhone app that plans to change the way you discover and listen to podcasts. The company describes the app as a podcast magazine. It has the same vibe as Longreads, the curated selection of longform articles. With its minimalistic design and opinionated typography, Wilson looks like no other podcasting app. On […]

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2018-07-20 14:29:30



The Three Things No One Ever Tells You About Teleportation  

Even though the routine teleportation of humans and objects from one point in space to another is, at this point, entirely fictional, that doesn't mean that people aren't hiding things from you. Because, let's face it, they are. I know most people are too chickenshit to take on Big Teleport, but I'm not, so get ready…Read more...

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2018-07-20 14:06:25



Personal Info of 1.5m SingHealth Patients, Including PM Lee, Stolen in Singapore's Worst Cyber Attack  

In Singapore's worst cyber attack, hackers have stolen the personal particulars of 1.5 million patients. Of these, 160,000 people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and a few ministers, had their outpatient prescriptions stolen as well. From a report: The hackers infiltrated the computers of SingHealth, Singapore's largest group of healthcare institutions with four hospitals, five national speciality centres and eight polyclinics. Two other polyclinics used to be under SingHealth. At a mu

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2018-07-20 13:51:00



Redefining dilution  

Everyone generally agrees that dilution should be avoided. VCs insist on pro-rata rights to avoid the dreaded "D" word. Executives often complain, after a new financing, that they should be "made whole" to offset the dilution that came with the new round. Founders work as hard as they can to maximize their valuation at each financing event to avoid painful dilution. Dilution = Bad.

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2018-07-20 13:26:18



Irate Polish Dog Lovers Flame Costco on Facebook for Abandoning Their Beloved Sausage  

People who fall in the center of the Venn diagram of warehouse club membership and processed meat fandom are angry about Costco's recent decision to remove a beloved item from its menu—and are logging on to vent their rage.Read more...

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2018-07-20 13:19:46



Waymo's autonomous vehicles are driving 25,000 miles every day  

Waymo, the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, has driven 8 million miles on public roads using its autonomous vehicles. Waymo CEO John Krafcik shared the company’s milestone Friday while on stage with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval at the National Governors Association conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The figure […]

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2018-07-20 13:12:07



10 reasons why Broadcom is buying CA  

I wouldn't normally comment on acquisition stories, but in this case, well. Back in the day, CA Inc. (the company formerly known…

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2018-07-20 13:04:42



New Zealand Firm's Four-Day Week an 'Unmitigated Success'  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The New Zealand company behind a landmark trial of a four-day working week has concluded it an unmitigated success, with 78% of employees feeling they were able to successfully manage their work-life balance, an increase of 24 percentage points. Two-hundred-and-forty staff at Perpetual Guardian, a company which manages trusts, wills and estate planning, trialled a four-day working week over March and April, working four, eight-hour days but

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2018-07-20 13:00:00



Why Funko Pop rules over Comic-Con 2018 video - CNET  

Cheap figures and licenses for nearly everything means plenty for you to geek out over.

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2018-07-20 12:58:10



Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back, and Comic-Con is happy about it - CNET  

The actors who voice Ahsoka and Obi-Wan react to the news that 12 new episodes are on the way to Disney streaming.

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2018-07-20 12:53:45



The FCC Wants Your Comments on the T-Mobile–Sprint Deal, Not That They'll Read Them  

In a move that was almost assuredly designed to garner less than normal attention, this week in the middle of summer the FCC quietly announced that it would now be taking comments from the public about the upcoming T-Mobile/Sprint merger. Read more...

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2018-07-20 12:49:20



New Images Show Saturn's Moon Titan in Incredible Detail  

Our limited human eyesight can really constrain our understanding of the universe. We can see only a thin swath of light's wavelengths, those waves with peaks 390 to 700 nanometers from crest to crest. This means we miss any light-emitting details coming from other wavelengths, such as from radio and microwave light,…Read more...

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2018-07-20 12:47:06



The Walking Dead's Giant New Trailer Shows Their Hard-Won Peace Is Already Going to Hell  

With Negan and the Saviors defeated, the other three communities at peace and working together, and even a chance to rebuild rather than just survive, life has literally never been better for Rick Grimes, at least since the zombie apocalypse began. How long will it last, though? The show's season nine trailer has the…Read more...

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2018-07-20 12:42:47



Ring Alarm Security Kit review: Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system nails simple home security - CNET  

The Ring Alarm Security Kit isn't fancy, but it's a solid DIY system at an unbeatable price.

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2018-07-20 12:31:43



All the Greatest Cosplay We Spotted at San Diego Comic-Con, Day One  

San Diego Comic-Con is now in full swing, and cosplayers are bringing their A-game in celebration of their favorite shows, films, and comics. Check out io9's video and photo collection showing off some of our favorite finds from Wednesday and Thursday. We've got My Hero Academia villains, Ms. Marvel, and of course...…Read more...

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2018-07-20 12:30:43



Video From 1991 Imagines What Real Estate Agents of the Future Might Look Like  

What will real estate agents of the future look like? That's what a video from 1991 was trying to find out.Read more...

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2018-07-20 12:26:20



Apple retail expands HomeKit demos with Nanoleaf Remote hands-on area  

Apple is expanding their in-store HomeKit marketing and demonstrations in-store with a new hands-on display featuring the Nanoleaf Remote and the company's colorful LED light panels.

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2018-07-20 12:17:38



The UK Needs Help Naming Their Mars Rover, and Yes, They Already Thought of That One  

The internet is full of important life lessons; things you really shouldn't do, like lighting yourself on fire for a fleeting moment of internet fame or reaching out to the masses to help you name something. But it seems like the UK Space Agency has apparently not been paying attention to the internet for a few years,…Read more...

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2018-07-20 12:13:19



People Can't Find the Stars They Paid to Name—and They're Calling Astronomers for Tech Support  

Professional astronomers are busy people. Some are mapping distant galaxies, others are listening for aliens, and more still are searching for habitable planets—which, it seems, we might one day need. But on occasion, they're also called upon to do something that shouldn't require a PhD: find the stars that people…Read more...

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2018-07-20 12:06:36



London's Heathrow Airport Sometimes Hosts 'Ghost Flights' With No One on Them  

Six times per week, an empty plane used to fly from London's Heathrow Airport to Cardiff, Wales. The next day, the plane would make the return trip without a single passenger. Half As Interesting, the second channel from Planelopnik-approved Wendover Productions, details why ghost flights like this sometimes operate…Read more...

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2018-07-20 11:52:42



Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -- who are all these Spider-people? - CNET  

Let's take a look at Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen and the other characters ahead of their Comic Con panel.

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2018-07-20 11:45:09



How to download videos and music before you travel video - CNET  

Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Google Maps let you download content for offline entertainment if Wi-Fi is not available.

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2018-07-20 11:41:47



BetterTouchTool is the app the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar needs  

BetterTouchTool is a venerable app that has always brought countless tools to any Mac with a trackpad. Add it to a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, though, and you could become a fan of that little OLED strip. AppleInsider checks it out.

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2018-07-20 11:38:45



This robotic skin gets 'goosebumps' video - CNET  

Engineers have developed a synthetic skin that could help robots express emotion.

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2018-07-20 11:17:42



What should competitive Fortnite look like?  

Last weekend, Epic Games put forth its first true effort at official competitive Fortnite Battle Royale. It was a disaster. The private hosts used for the tournament were about as laggy as could be, with pro players getting eliminated simply because they couldn't move. This tournament was for a total prize of $250K. That's big […]

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2018-07-20 10:48:39



CowryWise micro-savings service opens high-yield government bonds to everyday Nigerians  

In emerging market countries where economic volatility is a way of life, there aren’t a lot of relatively safe options for members of the burgeoning middle class to park their money. For instance, countries like Nigeria have experienced a tremendous growth in the number of citizens entering the middle class, which now accounts for about […]

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2018-07-20 10:42:11



WhatsApp Tries to Crack Down on Viral Hoaxes After 20 Lynchings in India  

Facebook is restricting WhatsApp users' ability to forward messages: Each message can now only be sent to a maximum of 20 chats, down from 250, per user. In India, the cap is even lower: only 5 chats. The cap on forwarding comes after at least 20 mob killings, linked to viral child abduction hoaxes spread on the…Read more...

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2018-07-20 10:37:45



The easy way to find out if your refrigerator is keeping your food cold enough - CNET  

Check your fridge's temperature with a thermometer to make sure it's staying as cool as it should.

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2018-07-20 10:05:58



Hyundai's N brand working on a true halo performance car - Roadshow  

The Korean automaker's new performance N division wants to make an exciting, range-topping model.

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2018-07-20 10:03:52



Government Healthcare Is Saving My Mum's Life  

My mother has lung cancer. At the end of last year, she began feeling breathless and tired, struggling with walks around the village I grew up in; in March, we found out a tumor was to blame.Read more...

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2018-07-20 10:01:46



Two US Hyperloop Startups Line Up Financing From China  

Los Angeles startups Arrivo and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies have reportedly secured financing from Chinese state-backed companies. "Lining up potential funding helps solve one of the biggest obstacles for hyperloop systems: They will be extremely expensive to build," reports Bloomberg. From the report: Arrivo, founded by a former senior engineer at Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp., said it secured a $1 billion credit line with Genertec America Inc., a subsidiary of a Ch

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2018-07-20 10:00:00



Re-Up Your Xbox Live Gold Membership For $40, Which Is as Cheap As You Can Ever Hope For  

Remember back in the day, when you could get a year of Xbox Live Gold for $40 pretty much any time you wanted? Well, Microsoft's kicking it old school right now, so re-up your membership at this price while you can, even if it won't expire for awhile, because it's almost definitely not going to get cheaper than this…Read more...

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2018-07-20 09:44:22



Crazy Ex-Girlfriend brings out the musical theater crowd at Comic-Con - CNET  

At Comic-Con, fandom isn't just about superheroes.

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2018-07-20 09:35:44



Oscar and Lemonade founders will join us at Disrupt SF to strategize about the future of insurance innovation  

Insurance premiums total more than a trillion dollars in the U.S., and yet, where that money goes is something of a mystery. It certainly doesn't seem to get invested in the consumer experience, where ancient incumbent companies still process paperwork as if it is the 1800s, and consumers are left wanting for new insurance options […]

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2018-07-20 09:33:31



Four of the Biggest Tech Giants Teamed Up to Make Moving Your Data Around Less Painful  

Thanks to the rise of cloud storage, there's a seemingly endless number of ways to save photos, music, documents, or anything else offsite. Unfortunately, if you ever want to transfer that data from one service to another, the process can be quite tedious, as you'll probably be forced to download everything and then…Read more...

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2018-07-20 09:26:07



Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Is Here - Save a Ton On Styles You Can't Find In Stores Yet  

If you've never checked out Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, what are you even doing on Kinja Deals? The largest of the three annual sales Nordstrom runs, the Anniversary Sale discounts thousands of fall and winter styles way before they make it into brick and mortar Nordstrom stores. Once the sale is over, you'll only…Read more...

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2018-07-20 09:23:39



5-deal Friday: A $7 classic TV series, $6 mouse, $5 game bundle and more! - CNET  

So much great stuff, so little money required. Hint: The TV series? Serenity now!

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2018-07-20 09:10:39



AutoComplete: Waymo completes 8 million test miles on public roads video - Roadshow  

Plus, Europe is getting the Microlino EV, and Hyundai is working on an N-division halo car.

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2018-07-20 09:04:03



Uber Drivers Win Unemployment Eligibility in New York  

The New York State labor review board has found that three Uber drivers and "other similarly situated drivers" qualify as employees for the purposes of applying for unemployment. The ruling, which the New York Taxi Workers Alliance hailed as a "historic victory," came down last Friday and was first reported yesterday…Read more...

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2018-07-20 08:53:31



Spider-Man, Miles Morales and Mary Jane team up in new PS4 game trailer video - CNET  

This PlayStation-exclusive adventure pits Spidey and the gang against Norman Osborne, Silver Sable and more.

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2018-07-20 08:49:59



Samsung continues attacking iPhone and Apple Stores in ad campaign  

Samsung is continuing to attack the iPhone in its "Ingenious" ad campaign, introducing three more videos ridiculing Apple over the iPhone's removal of the headphone jack, not including a fast-charging adapter in the box, and its photographic abilities.

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2018-07-20 08:42:47



Study: Eating Beef Jerky Might Be Linked to Manic Episodes in Some People  

There is no singular cause of mental illness. Any number of things—our genes, environment, and even social mores—play a role in determining whether someone's mental health will deteriorate to the point of being diagnosable as a disease. But researchers from Johns Hopkins have stumbled onto a possible trigger for manic…Read more...

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2018-07-20 08:40:32



Friday's Best Deals: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Wayfair Home Decor, Instant Pot, and More  

Huge sales at Nordstrom and Wayfair, $25 off an Instant Pot, and many more kick off today's best deals. Read more...

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2018-07-20 08:39:20



Cloak & Dagger Actually Finally Referenced the Larger Marvel Universe  

It took seven episodes, but Cloak & Dagger, the superhero show airing on Freeform, finally referenced the larger Marvel universe.Read more...

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2018-07-20 08:32:33



Indie gem Stardew Valley will get multiplayer on August 1st  

Stardew Valley, the popular indie farming simulator (it’s more fun than “farming simulator” makes it sound, I promise) is quite possibly the chillest game of all time. But, without any multiplayer aspect, it can get … a bit lonely. From farming, to fishing, to exploring mines, it’s always felt like a game that would be […]

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2018-07-20 08:28:10



Google's New Cirq Project Aims to Make Quantum Computers Actually Useful  

Last year, we reported that a new era of quantum computing is upon us: the NISQ, or Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum era, in which quantum computers are still small and error prone, but they actually do something valuable. That second part is still somewhat aspirational, though, so companies like Google are offering…Read more...

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2018-07-20 08:24:51



At Comic-Con 2018, why Funko is the unofficial king of pop culture - CNET  

The 3.75-inch vinyl figures cast a large shadow over San Diego's massive geekfest.

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2018-07-20 08:11:55



AT&T adds three more cities to mobile 5G rollout plan - CNET  

The carrier has named half the markets it expects to roll out the super speedy network to this year.

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2018-07-20 08:09:54



Everything new in macOS Mojave beta 4: New dynamic wallpaper & more  

Earlier this week, Apple released the fourth beta of macOS Mojave to developers, and the third beta to public beta testers. Unlike beta three, there were actually quite a few changes in this update, including a new dynamic desktop wallpaper.

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2018-07-20 08:06:22



The Nissan Leaf Nismo is Japan-only forbidden EV fruit - Roadshow  

Nissan went all-in on this car, even retuning the ECU for improved acceleration.

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2018-07-20 07:34:18



MacOS Mojave beta broke Chrome's checkboxes. Here are two ways to bring them back - CNET  

Bad beta!

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2018-07-20 07:23:20



Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter want to make your data portable - CNET  

The Data Transfer Project could give you more control of your online data.

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2018-07-20 07:20:06



Prices for Disrupt SF 2018 passes increase in a few days  

There isn't a business person alive who doesn't appreciate an advantage, but sometimes folks need to be reminded of an advantage that's staring them right in the face. This is that reminder. Your opportunity to save up to $1,200 on passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place on September 5-7, comes to an end […]

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2018-07-20 07:17:47






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