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Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban

SIGNAL APP TO AUSTRALIA: GOOD LUCK WITH THAT CRYPTO BAN

Enlarge / Grafitti urging people to use Signal, a highly-enctypted messaging app, is spray-painted on a wall during a protest on February...

Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died this week-she should be remembered

COMPUTING PIONEER EVELYN BEREZIN DIED THIS WEEK-SHE SHOULD BE REMEMBERED

Enlarge / Secretaries use typewriters, before the word processor changed everything. Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died at 93 this...

 
 
 
KeyForge: The red-hot card game where every deck is unique-and unchangeable

KEYFORGE: THE RED-HOT CARD GAME WHERE EVERY DECK IS UNIQUE-AND UNCHANGEABLE

Enlarge As a concept, KeyForge is enthralling. The game is the latest effort from legendary Magic: The Gathering designer Richard...

Hyundai finally gives us a price for the 2019 Kona EV-$29,995

HYUNDAI FINALLY GIVES US A PRICE FOR THE 2019 KONA EV-$29,995

Enlarge / The Kona EV is relaxing to drive but does not demand you take it by the scruff and carve some canyons. In October, we finally...

 
 
 
Ebola outbreak reaches city of 1 million residents

EBOLA OUTBREAK REACHES CITY OF 1 MILLION RESIDENTS

Enlarge / Ebola treatment center at the Hospital in Beni, North Kivu Province. The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the...

Formula E starts season 5 in Saudi Arabia with a faster electric race car

FORMULA E STARTS SEASON 5 IN SAUDI ARABIA WITH A FASTER ELECTRIC RACE CAR

Formula E Most of the motorsports world takes a well-deserved break in December. The long Formula 1 championship is done, as is the...

 
 
 
“We're sorry,” Facebook says, again-new photo bug affects millions

“WE'RE SORRY,” FACEBOOK SAYS, AGAIN-NEW PHOTO BUG AFFECTS MILLIONS

Enlarge Another day, another privacy issue with Facebook. The company announced Friday morning that a photo API bug might have resulted...

Get your binge on: Season 3 of sci-fi gem Travelers is out now

GET YOUR BINGE ON: SEASON 3 OF SCI-FI GEM TRAVELERS IS OUT NOW

Enlarge / Travelers. One of our favorite streaming shows of the last few years has been time-travel adventure Travelers . The world...

 
 
 
Discord Store to offer developers 90 percent of game revenues

DISCORD STORE TO OFFER DEVELOPERS 90 PERCENT OF GAME REVENUES

Enlarge / Discord wants to attract more developers to its game store as it continues to expand beyond simple communications features. Discord...

Blizzard shifts developers away from Heroes of the Storm

BLIZZARD SHIFTS DEVELOPERS AWAY FROM HEROES OF THE STORM

Enlarge / Heroes of the Storm will continue to increase this character roster going forward, but maybe not as quickly as previously. Blizzard...

 
 
 
Qualcomm seeks broader China iPhone ban as Apple pushes software update

QUALCOMM SEEKS BROADER CHINA IPHONE BAN AS APPLE PUSHES SOFTWARE UPDATE

Enlarge / iPhones are seen at an Apple Store in Tianjin, China. (credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images) Apple's patent battle...

Nearly 100 Lyft drivers sue, complaining of illegally being paid too little

NEARLY 100 LYFT DRIVERS SUE, COMPLAINING OF ILLEGALLY BEING PAID TOO LITTLE

Enlarge / Sticker for Lyft on the back of a Lyft ride sharing vehicle in the Silicon Valley town of Santa Clara, California, August...

 
 
 
Don't buy a 5G smartphone-at least, not for a while

DON'T BUY A 5G SMARTPHONE-AT LEAST, NOT FOR A WHILE

Enlarge / 5G is here, but that doesn't mean you have to buy into it. 2019 is going to be the year of 5G-at least, that's what the cellular...

Rocket Report: Virgin soars, Falcon Heavy cores on the go, Astra failure

ROCKET REPORT: VIRGIN SOARS, FALCON HEAVY CORES ON THE GO, ASTRA FAILURE

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Welcome to Edition 1.29 of the Rocket Report! This week, we send...

 
 
 
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse review: More Spider-people means a better film

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE REVIEW: MORE SPIDER-PEOPLE MEANS A BETTER FILM

Enlarge / Spider... sweatpants? That's just one of the many weird things you'll find in the hilarious, entertaining Into the Spider-Verse....

When will electric airliners make sense?

WHEN WILL ELECTRIC AIRLINERS MAKE SENSE?

Enlarge Currently, the world is struggling to keep its carbon emissions from rising. But to reach the longer-term goals we have for...

 
 
 
Mass email hoax causes closures across the US and Canada

MASS EMAIL HOAX CAUSES CLOSURES ACROSS THE US AND CANADA

Enlarge / Police tape. A tsunami of emailed bomb threats is prompting closures at hospitals, schools, public transit agencies, and...

Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail

IRANIAN PHISHERS BYPASS 2FA PROTECTIONS OFFERED BY YAHOO MAIL AND GMAIL

Enlarge A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that...

 
 
 
Verizon cuts 10,000 jobs and admits its Yahoo/AOL division is a failure

VERIZON CUTS 10,000 JOBS AND ADMITS ITS YAHOO/AOL DIVISION IS A FAILURE

Enlarge Verizon is parting ways with 10,400 employees in "a voluntary separation program," despite the Trump administration providing...

Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with “WallCoin”

OHIO CONGRESSMAN: WE CAN FUND BORDER WALL WITH “WALLCOIN”

Enlarge / Rep. Warren Davidson wants Americans, Mexicans, or just about anyone else to be able to donate cash to build a wall. And...

 
 
 



Lawsuit alleges Apple's iPhone XS marketing images deceptively hide the notch

Lawsuit alleges Apple's iPhone XS marketing images deceptively hide the notch

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple this week by a man and women claiming prominent iPhone XS and iPhone XS marketing photos on Apple.com are overly deceptive in hiding the... Read more ...

These $10 wireless Bluetooth headphones can last for up to eight hours

These $10 wireless Bluetooth headphones can last for up to eight hours

IClever's well-reviewed headphones are 50% off via Amazon today. Amazon has the iClever Bluetooth Wireless Headphones on sale today in your choice of black or brown when you... Read more ...

This week's top stories: Apple Music launches on Amazon Echo, a major...

This week's top stories: Apple Music launches on Amazon Echo, a major Philips Hue update, more

In this week's top stories: A closer look at the Apple Watch Series 4's Heart Rate app, aggressive new in-store iPhone marketing, Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 and watchOS 5.1.3 to... Read more ...

Today's sale on board games and more is perfect to get the family together

Today's sale on board games and more is perfect to get the family together

Don't miss your turn at grabbing these at some of their best prices ever. Board games, card games and the like are an easy way to get the family all in the same room for the... Read more ...

Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban

Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban

Enlarge / Grafitti urging people to use Signal, a highly-enctypted messaging app, is spray-painted on a wall during a protest on February 1, 2017 in Berkeley, California... Read more ...

Deal: Save up to $200 on the Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch at Best Buy

Deal: Save up to $200 on the Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch at Best Buy

Best Buy has debuted a new 3-day Gift Sale that runs until the end of the weekend. The U.S. retailer offers interesting deals on Apple, Sonos, and Philips Hue products, but... Read more ...

Facebook's latest app data bug exposed the private photos of 6.8m users

Facebook's latest app data bug exposed the private photos of 6.8m users

The data privacy scandals just keep coming for Facebook: the social network has revealed a flaw in its code that could have exposed the private photos of up to 6.8 million... Read more ...

Google Lens for Android revamped with compact interface and other tweaks

Google Lens for Android revamped with compact interface and other tweaks

Google Lens rolled out to the Google app for iOS at the beginning of this week. As part of that availability, the visual search experience for Android also received a number of... Read more ...

Facebook Could Face Billions Of Dollars In Fines For Failing To Protect User...

Facebook Could Face Billions Of Dollars In Fines For Failing To Protect User Privacy

Facebook could face a fine of up to $1 billion or more for data breaches that exposed personal information of millions of people. As CNN reported, the social media giant could... Read more ...

Google Material Theme starts rolling out to Google Search on mobile web

Google Material Theme starts rolling out to Google Search on mobile web

After rolling out late last month to Google Search on the desktop web , the Google Material Theme is beginning to appear on the mobile counterpart. This similar redesign... Read more ...