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Welcome back Sony Walkman

Welcome back Sony Walkman

At the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) 2019, which is Europe’s biggest tech show held three days ago in Berlin, Germany from September 6 – 8, 2019, Sony announced that it will release a new version its portable... 
Facebook Reportedly Makes Big Offer For News Content

Facebook Reportedly Makes Big Offer For News Content

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is reportedly in talks with several news outlets pay millions of dollars in exchange for the rights to display their content on its platform. According to published reports, Facebook representatives... 
Scientists Create Monkey-human Chimeras In China

Scientists Create Monkey-human Chimeras In China

Spanish researcher Juan Carlos Izpisua’s team, comprised of researchers from The Salk Institute in California, and Murcia Catholic University (UCAM), have created world’s first monkey-human chimeras. The study was largely... 
Facebook Adding Its Name To Instagram And WhatsApp

Facebook Adding Its Name To Instagram And WhatsApp

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has confirmed that it will be changing the name of Instagram and WhatsApp to better reflect its ownership of the apps. Instagram will soon be known as “Instagram from Facebook” while WhatsApp will... 
Capital One Breach Affects More Than 100 Million Applicants

Capital One Breach Affects More Than 100 Million Applicants

Anyone who has applied for a Capital One account in the last 14 years may have had private information stolen in the bank’s recently reported data breach. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) revealed that a data breach... 
Neuralink Reveals Device Details

Neuralink Reveals Device Details

Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup has finally revealed more details about its mission and its aims. The firm states that it wants to help people with severe neurological conditions regain motor function via Bluetooth-enabled implants... 
SpaceX Crew Dragon Explosion Explained

SpaceX Crew Dragon Explosion Explained

Nearly three months after the explosion of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX has preliminary results to share about what it suspects caused failure. On April 20, the Crew Dragon vehicle experienced what the company called an... 
Facebook Settles FTC Case For $5 Billion

Facebook Settles FTC Case For $5 Billion

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) will reportedly pay approximately $5 billion to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation into the social media company’s data privacy practices. According to reports, the FTC approved the settlement... 
Change is coming to Apple’s MacBook controversial keyboard

Change is coming to Apple’s MacBook controversial keyboard

Apple has been using its ‘butterfly’ keyboard in its MacBooks since 2015 but according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a 9to5Mac article, the company is planning on switching to a scissor-switch design for its forthcoming... 
China Snoops On Tourists’ Phones With Secret App

China Snoops On Tourists’ Phones With Secret App

Tourists, traders, and other visitors to Xinjiang may find the government digging deep into their smartphones. According to several people who requested anonymity to avoid government retaliation, China’s border authorities routinely... 
Medtronic Insulin Pumps Vulnerable To Hacking

Medtronic Insulin Pumps Vulnerable To Hacking

Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT) is recalling its Mini-Med Paradigm Series Insulin Pumps and its Mini-Med 508 Insulin Pump due to potential cybersecurity and hacking risks involved with the devices. Because the devices cannot be updated,... 
Amazon Gets Patent To Use Drones For Surveillance

Amazon Gets Patent To Use Drones For Surveillance

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has been granted a patent to use its drones to provide surveillance as a service to its customers. The application is for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, to be used to provide a secondary... 
Chipmakers in US lobby US Government to ease the ban on Huawei

Chipmakers in US lobby US Government to ease the ban on Huawei

Last May the US government issued a ban barring US suppliers from selling Huawei any products unless they received government approval to do so. The ban was put in place due to allegations made of the Chinese government’s corporate... 
Comcast Launches Xfinity X1 Eye Control Feature

Comcast Launches Xfinity X1 Eye Control Feature

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has long talked about its commitment to making its products, services and programming more accessible for those with disabilities. It has now launched its newest product in that vein: the Xfinity... 
New Study Shows Amount Google Makes From News Content

New Study Shows Amount Google Makes From News Content

A new study from the News Media Alliance is showing just how much money Alphabet’s Google is making from news content. The News Media Alliance, originally known as the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), is a nonprofit organization... 
Twitter’s Sorry For Suspending Chinese Accounts

Twitter’s Sorry For Suspending Chinese Accounts

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) has apologized after suspending accounts critical of the Chinese government at a sensitive time for the country. More than 100 accounts belonging to Chinese-based activists, college students, human rights... 
Blue bubbles over green bubbles are main reason iPhone is chosen over Android

Blue bubbles over green bubbles are main reason iPhone is chosen over Android

With all the excitement over the many new Android smartphones that are appearing in 2019 you would think that the Android is the first pick by most consumers. And this year’s Android smartphones are coming out redesigned... 
Rotten Tomatoes Launching Verified Audience Feature

Rotten Tomatoes Launching Verified Audience Feature

Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to improve the authenticity of the movie reviews on its platform. Now, movie goers that purchase their ticket on Fandango, which owns Rotten Tomatoes, will get a verified badge next to their... 
White House Unveils New Social Media Reporting Tool

White House Unveils New Social Media Reporting Tool

The White House has released a new form for Americans to report instances of perceived censorship of political views on social media platforms. The release of the form was announced via the White House’s official Twitter account.... 
Proposal: $1000 To Register An Electric Vehicle In Illinois

Proposal: $1000 To Register An Electric Vehicle In Illinois

Owners of all-electric vehicles in Illinois may soon have to pay a proposed $1,000 annual registration fee. This increase would be used to help fund $2.4 billion in projects such as road improvements in the state. As the reasoning... 
Wall Street Market Shut Down Over Illegal Activity

Wall Street Market Shut Down Over Illegal Activity

European and American investigators have announced that they have broken up one of the world’s largest online criminal trafficking operations. The “Wall Street Market” darknet platform was taken down for facilitating... 
Iraq May Ban Online Multiplayer Video Games For ‘Brainwashing’ Their Youth

Iraq May Ban Online Multiplayer Video Games For ‘Brainwashing’ Their Youth

Amid fears in Iraq that online multiplayer video games are corrupting their youth and getting them addicted to violent fantasies, the government is considering a ban on them. Over the weekend, a law drafted to ban the online... 
Apple’s Cloud Business Relies On—And Continues to Invest In—Amazon Web Services

Apple’s Cloud Business Relies On—And Continues to Invest In—Amazon Web Services

Apple doesn’t accept defeat often but this week the tech giant has reportedly signed a deal to spend at least $1.5 billion with Amazon Web Services over the next five years.  AWS, of course, is Amazon’s market-leading...