The teaser trailer for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is here at last
Sunday's Super Bowl spot was just an appetizer: Alden Ehrenreich is getting closer to making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
BMW’s world record eight-hour drift was almost ruined by Bluetooth
Walkie-talkies require a spare hand, but Bluetooth still requires luck
2018 iPhones to use Intel modems as Apple shuns Qualcomm
This year’s iPhone lineup will rely exclusively on Intel modems, according to one reliable analyst. Apple has been buying modems from Qualcomm, but it seems the chip maker is being shunned in light of a series of recent lawsuits.
Broadcom upping Qualcomm hostile takeover bid to $121 billion
The hostile takeover of Qualcomm continues, with Broadcom offering not just $60 per share of Qualcomm, but more than double the amount of stock for the combined entity that current shareholders will reap, should the deal conclude.
Broadcom has boosted its bid for Qualcomm to around $121 billion amping up its previous offer a bit, according to a report on Monday morning from Bloomberg . While shareholders will still be given $60 per share of Qualcomm stock, it will now also grant $22 in Broadcom shares, more than double what it offered before.
The deal is reportedly contingent on Qualcomm's purchase of NXP Semiconductors either finishing up at the existing offer, or being ended with no negotiation. concluding one way or another. Qualcomm has an offer on the table of $110 per share of NXP stock —with shareholders complaining that it must be increased for the deal to conclude.
Broadcom's initial offer stipulated that shareholders would be given $60 payment for each share owned, and $10 in Broadcom shares —a deal which was rejected. The buy offer represented a premium of 27.
Singapore Airlines plans blockchain tech for frequent flyer spending
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines plans to use blockchain technology to give its frequent flyers a new way to spend their accumulated miles, it said on Monday.
Apple Music is about to overtake Spotify in the US
The US is not a representative market, as worldwide figures still give Spotify a huge lead, with almost twice as many subscribers. Spotify has 70 million, as of last month, while Apple told the newspaper it has 36 million paying subscribers.
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Telegram iOS app removed from App Store last week due to child pornography
A verified email from Phil Schiller details that Apple was alerted to child pornography in the Telegram app, immediately verified the existence of the content, and removed the app from its online stores. Apple then notified Telegram and the authorities, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Telegram apps were only allowed to be restored to the App Store after Telegram removed the inappropriate content and reportedly banned the users who posted it.
Broadcom is getting ready to raise its bid for Qualcomm
Qualcomm is also trying to clinch an acquisition of its own, proposing to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for $38 billion. The deal was approved by European Union antitrust regulators last month, and only China has yet to approve it. Qualcomm expects the government's blessing later this month.
U.K. banks join American ones in banning buying bitcoins with credit cards
That Visa or MasterCard credit card is now useless if you’re going to buy cryptocurrencies, reports Reuters . On Sunday the U.K.’s biggest lender, Lloyds Bank, said it would join U.S. banks, including JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup, in banning the purchase of bitcoins with credit cards. Concerns have been on the rise from credit card providers that people are increasingly using credit to buy large sums of volatile cryptocurrencies. If the digital currencies plunge in value–as has happened to bitcoin since the beginning of the year–credit card users could see themselves stuck with huge piles of debt that potentially can’t be paid back. However, not all plastic is banned. The banks are fine with people using their debit cards to buy cryptocurrencies–after all, that’s your money, not the banks’. MG
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3. Based on internal testing and public data, HP Jet Fusion 3D average printing cost per part is half the average cost of comparable FDM & SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April, 2016. Cost analysis based on: standard solution configuration price, supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by manufacturer. Cost criteria: printing 1 build chamber per day/5 days per week over 1 year of 30-gram parts at 10% packing density using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material, and the powder reusability ratio recommended by manufacturer. Based on internal testing and public data, HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 Printing Solution average printing cost-per-part is 65% lower versus the average cost of comparable FDM and SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April, 2016 and is 50% lower versus the average cost of comparable SLS printer solutions for $300,000 USD to $450,000 USD. Cost analysis based on: standard solution configuration price, supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by manufacturer. Cost criteria: printing 1.
Why it's important to avoid FUD fatigue and threat rigidity when making security decisions
Since threat rigidity occurs when FUD is spread, Weeks suggests that a successful cybersecurity professional will carefully communicate to management how prior incidents were handled and convey new ideas on how to eliminate the current threat. "Any message to a group must contain the minimal amount of critical information needed to support the reaction to a threat," explains Weeks. "Not only evaluating all data points, messaging also carefully considers how the recipient perceived those data points. Knowing an audience and what preconceived ideas and hypothesis they may bring is central to proper communications, especially in a threat-response scenario."
Windows 10: Get ready for more PCs that only run Microsoft Store apps by default
Microsoft is planning to update all versions of Windows 10 to incorporate S Mode, which will limit the machine to only installing apps from the Microsoft Store, according to a leaked roadmap.
Here's what you need to know about the looming SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch
The Falcon Heavy is SpaceX's biggest and most powerful rocket to date. SpaceX has made countless headlines in the past couple years by successfully launching both satellites and International Space Station cargo into space using its Falcon 9 rocket. Now, SpaceX is testing a beefed-up version of the Falcon 9, which is basically three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together (for a total of 27 engines).
Qualcomm shares fall as reports say Apple may scrap its chips
“There is speculation that Apple might drop Qualcomm altogether for its next generation phones and I think that’s part of the reason the stock is down today,” said Angelo Zino, an analyst at CFRA Research.
Banks ban cryptocurrency buying with credit cards
( Reuters ) — Banks in Britain and the United States have banned the use of credit cards to buy Bitcoin and other “crypto currencies”, fearing a plunge in their value will leave customers unable to repay their debts.
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You can now play with Spotify’s recommendation algorithm in your browser
If you have a Spotify premium account, you can select a mix of genres from a long list that includes, for some reason, “pop-movie” but not rap, and then dictate the other parameters of the playlist with the sliders provided for nine other “audio features.” These features are explained on Spotify’s developer blog :
Businesses with Apple and Cisco products may now pay less for cybersecurity insurance
Apple and Cisco announced this morning a new deal with insurer Allianz that will allow businesses with their technology products to receive better terms on their cyber insurance coverage, including lower deductibles – or even no deductibles, in some cases. Allianz said it made the decision to offer these better terms after evaluating the technical foundation of Apple and Cisco’s products, like Cisco’s Ransomware Defense and Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Mac.
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The Pixel 2's Visual Core photo processing is coming to third party apps, starting with Instagram, WhatsApp, and Snapchat, over the next few days ( @bheater / TechCrunch)
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Having the frustration of owning an iPhone 6 with Touch Disease I just started telling people my phone decided I wasn’t allowed to talk now. Maybe it’s a hint at the future of AI?
What is 5G? Here's what nationalized mobile network would look like
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CFTC and SEC chiefs to back more oversight of virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, according to prepared testimony for a congressional hearing on Tuesday (Reuters)
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Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good
That line jibes with what sources tell me — that Intel isn’t so much looking to sell off NDG whole cloth but instead find a partner to help bring this thing to retail. It also jibes with what Bautista told me back in December. “It is very unlikely that Intel will take it to market because we typically don’t do that. Our core business [is] we work the partners, we work with others to do that,” Bautista says. “With these glasses, we’re working with key ecosystem hardware providers — whether they’re frames or lenses and things like that. Because we believe there’s a whole channel to people who wear glasses that’s already there.”
A chemical used to make McDonald's fries could help cure baldness, Japanese scientists say
Researchers at Yokohama National University found that when they
used the chemical dimethylpolysiloxane —found in silicone, which
is added to oil to cook french fries at the fast-food restaurant,
according to the Evening Standard — they could mass produce
hair follicles that could grow hair when transplanted into mice.
Most Americans want Amazon's HQ2 to come to their city
In fact, it's something that people across the political spectrum seem to agree on. People who identified themselves as Democrats were slightly more likely than Republicans to answer the question affirmatively, but only by a small margin. 70% of the polled Democrats said they would want Amazon's HQ2 in their city, while 64% of Republicans said the same.
A group of former Facebook and Apple employees are teaming up to warn kids about tech addiction
Together, they'll create a Ledger of Harms, a living
document that helps engineers learn more about the technology
they're creating for major companies. In addition, the coalition
will lobby public officials to fund research into tech addiction
and its effects, and propose tech fixes that prevent harmful
content from reaching young users.
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Why do these articles always attack Facebook? Twitter has actually been allowing accounts to be purchased and sold. People aren't buying followers on Facebook.
5 Essential Security Tips for iPhone and iPad
Find My iPhone/iPad is a great app baked into iOS that lets you locate or lock your lost device from a web browser using your Apple ID. It also lets you enable Lost Mode, which displays a customizable message and allows any user to call a specified number to get in touch with you. Plus, you’ll email updates when your device’s location changes. Here’s how you can set it up.
Behold: You can now see selfie kid's Justin Timberlake selfies
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This golden retriever holding an egg in her mouth is almost unbearably wholesome
my aunt read online that a golden retriever’s mouth is so gentle they can hold an egg in their mouth without cracking it so she tried it on her dog and well pic.twitter.com/6SDyUI3v4j
How to fix the iPhone 7 'No Service' status flaw
The phone will need to be examined before it is verified as eligible. Also, don't take your iPhone to your wireless carrier, as they are not providing the service. Additionally, if your phone has a cracked screen or other damage that would make the No Service repair more difficult, that will need to be repaired beforehand, and may have additional costs associated with it.
Southeast Asian airlines look to non-stop U.S. flights despite profit
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam Airlines JSC will struggle to be profitable on non-stop flights between Vietnam and the United States due to a lack of demand from business travelers, but it may launch them anyway as early as next year, the carrier’s CEO said on Monday.
Stocks are getting whacked
Stocks have been lower from the start of trading, though they recovered early losses before selling resumed. The Dow is now trading 5.85%, or 1,500 points, lower. Elsewhere, the S&P 500 is down 1.74%, and the Nasdaq 100 is down 0.99%.
iOS 11 tips and tricks you might not know
After upgrading to iOS 11, you may have noticed your Control Center looks a little different. But did you know you can customize it even more to your liking? This article shows you how to use the screen recording feature, how to add or delete items from your Control Center, and more tricks that can be accessed through the swipe of your thumb.
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HP's $50K 3D printer shows voxels, open materials will drive future manufacturing
For the uninitiated, "a voxel is three-dimensional pixel," Basiliere said. Just as the pixel is the core of the technology within flat screen TVs—where the computer dictates what color the pixel should be—HP's Jet Fusion printers can determine color for each of the three-dimensional voxel cubes. This is different than extrusion methods, like FLA, that lay down a continuous stream of material. Voxel control, plus the color range offered by HP, could allow these printers to create prints with much higher detail.
Super Bowl 2018 ratings were the worst in eight years, early data says
It may have felt like everyone was watching last night’s exciting Super Bowl game, but that wasn’t actually the case. According to data cited in the Hollywood Reporter , the game averaged a “47.4 overnight rating among metered market households on NBC.” That’s the lowest ratings report since 2010.
Jetmakers battle over niche where Boeing plans new jet
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing played up the prospects for a potential new mid-market jet on the eve of the Singapore Airshow on Monday - but the war for sales has already begun in this area of the market worth hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 20 years.
Report: Best Buy Will Stop Selling Music CDs July 1
As Billboard reports, Best Buy has already informed its music suppliers that their services will no longer be required come July. The decision to drop CDs follows an 18.5 percent decline in music CD sales in 2017. For Best Buy specifically, it is thought music CDs now only generate $40 million per year. Vinyl will continue to be sold, but that's only guaranteed for the next two years due to a commitment made to vendors.
Twitter And Facebook Are Turning Publishers Into Ghost Writers
Publishers are in danger of becoming dumb content in the smart pipes of platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The quest for smoother user experience portrays actually visiting a publisher’s site as friction. With content consumption being redfined, there’s plenty of eyeballs out there, but it’s getting tougher to win the hearts of readers.
SpaceX has received permission from the US government to launch Elon Musk’s car toward Mars
With enough fuel and the right trajectory, Falcon Heavy has
enough thrust to launch a payload heavier than a car to Pluto,
let alone Mars. That would appeal to NASA, which is gearing up to
launch several planet- and moon-bound spacecraft in the coming
years. The space agency is also in an ever-present budget pinch —
and behind schedule in building its super-heavy-lift rocket,
called Space Launch System.
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Panasonic's GH5S can take photos in basically complete darkness
SpaceX Falcon Heavy poised for debut test launch, with Tesla Roadster
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A scarlet Tesla Roadster from the assembly line of Elon Musk’s pioneering electric automobile business is poised this week to go where no sports car has gone before - outer space.
Lyft expands tax-saving commuter benefits to all Lyft Line cities
Lyft is hoping to make its Lyft Line commuter route service even more appealing by expanding commuter benefits, which allows riders to use pre-tax dollars via a benefits card from a number of providers to pay for their ride. This can result in savings of up to 35 percent vs. paying for the service the usual way.
6 cryptocurrencies that could become the next Bitcoin
The creators view Bitcoin Cash as the next step on in terms of the evolution of the virtual currency, offering the promise of faster peer-to-peer transactions, with lower processing fees. The ultimate goal of Bitcoin Cash is to be actually useful as a digital currency for purchases in the real world.
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Bitcoin extends slide with a more than 10 percent fall
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin, the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, fell more than 10 percent on Monday and approached three-month lows on concerns about a global regulatory clampdown on the trading of the digital coins.