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Qualcomm"s New Processor Brings 4G To Feature Phones As Company Eyes Growth in Developing Markets

With smartphone growth tapped out in many developed countries, the biggest opportunities remaining are in markets where consumers have considerably less disposable income. Qualcomm moved Monday to address this next wave with a renewed chipset for low.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

Kit Harington clarifies his 2016 comments about sexism "towards men": "I was wrong"

Kit Harington has clarified comments he made in 2016 about his experience with "sexism" as a male actor, in a new interview with The Guardian  The Game of Thrones star said he "was wrong" to conflate his experiences as a man with that of the ver.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News36 min. ago

2 Million IoT Devices Enslaved By Fast-Growing BotNet

An anonymous reader writes: Since mid-September, a new IoT botnet has grown to massive proportions. Codenamed IoT_reaper, researchers estimate its current size at nearly two million infected devices. According to researchers, the botnet is mainly mad.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News36 min. ago

YouTube Suspends Account of Popular Chinese Dissident

schwit1 brings news about an exiled Chinese billionaire with 500,000 followers on YouTube. The Washington Free Beacon reports:YouTube has suspended the video account of popular Chinese dissident Guo Wengui amid a mounting pressure from the Beijing go.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News36 min. ago

Inside Amazon, diversity concerns flare up over Amazon"s handling of harassment accusations against former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price (Nick Wingfield/New York Times)

Nick Wingfield / New York Times: Inside Amazon, diversity concerns flare up over Amazon's handling of harassment accusations against former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price  —  SEATTLE — Amazon on Friday tried to quell concerns.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News52 min. ago

Vitamin Girl Aims To Be An All-New Pepsiman

Vitamin Girl will have players racing through the streets on bikes, hoverboards, and on foot collecting drinks to clean out the evils of Koko Cola. Read Vitamin Girl Aims To Be An All-New Pepsiman on Siliconera!.....»»

Category: gameSource:  siliconeraRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets and modules

 My five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

New York City ordered to share code for DNA evidence software

Many attempts to open up access to software in the justice system have fallen flat. Advocates in New York, however, have just scored a significant victory. A federal judge has publicly unsealed the source code for DNA analysis software pre.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Google officially activates Project Loon over Puerto Rico

Google's parent company, Alphabet, has officially brought its Project Loon balloons to Puerto Rico. The company is hopeful that its new technology will be able to restore internet and cell service to the people of the island. The post Google official.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Kit Harington knows he messed up with his male sexism talk: "I was wrong."

Kit Harington has clarified comments he made in 2016 about his experience with "sexism" as a male actor, in a new interview with The Guardian  The Game of Thrones star said he "was wrong" to conflate his experiences as a man with that of the ver.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 19 min. ago

Data Science Meets Sports Gambling: How Researchers Beat the Bookies

"A trio of data scientists developed a betting strategy to beat bookmakers at football games," writes austro. [The game Americans call soccer.] New Scientist reports: The team studied 10 years' worth of data on nearly half a million football matches.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 19 min. ago

Tel Aviv"s New Skyline Brings Residential Density

With the completion of the citywide light-rail expected in 2020, connecting Tel Aviv’s city center to neighboring Ramat Gan, Ramat HaHayal, Bat Yam, Jaffa, and Givatayim brings a new wave of residential architecture to transform the skylin.....»»

Category: infraSource:  archdailyRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

Verizon’s new phone insurance might be better than AppleCare

Insurance plans offered by carriers are, by and large, a waste of money. Generally, you end up paying too much for a plan that still has a high deductible, and which will leave you waiting weeks just to have your phone replaced with a banged-up refur.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

Twitter explains why it takes time to roll out new safety rules

Twitter has been trying to stamp out harassment, violence and abuse on its platform for years, but it's nowhere near achieving that goal. Since its administrators regularly get a lot of flak for not moving fast enough to make the websit.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News2 hr. 59 min. ago

Boosted 2 Dual+ electric longboard review

After riding around on the new Boosted 2 Dual+ for the past few weeks, we’re convinced you can’t find a smoother electric longboard on the market right now. The post Boosted 2 Dual+ electric longboard review appeared first on Digital Trends......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 35 min. ago

Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream this week. On the list: 'The Meyerowitz Stories,' 'John Wick: Chapter 2,' and more. The post Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘The Meyerowit.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 35 min. ago

Bitcoin’s latest boom sends it scorching past $6,000

If you're sitting on a stack of Bitcoins, now might be a good time to sell, as it's reached a new historic high of more than $6,000. Traditionally though, after breaking records, Bitcoin crashes. The post Bitcoin’s latest boom sends it scorchin.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 35 min. ago

Elon Musk"s Boring Company gets permission to dig a 10-mile tunnel in Maryland

The hyperloop is moving ahead.  Elon Musk got permission from Maryland officials for his Boring Company to build a 10-mile tunnel in the state, the Baltimore Sun reported. The tunnel would be the first part of Musk's envisioned hyperloop to tran.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News3 hr. 43 min. ago

Experience The Walking Dead in VR with AMC’s new app

AMC’s The Walking Dead returns for its eighth season this weekend, and to help celebrate the TV network has released a new VR app that will let viewers finally step into the role of the show’s titular zombies. Titled AMC VR, the app is av.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News4 hr. 43 min. ago

As Spotify launches ‘RISE’ competitor, Apple files trademark for ‘Apple Music Up Next’

Spotify this week announced a new “RISE” program that’s eerily similar to Apple Music’s “Up Next” series. Both aim to highlight up and coming artists that represent the future of music, and Apple has showcased many.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News4 hr. 43 min. ago

New Twitch tools help you become a pro streamer

Many Twitch streamers dream of turning pro, but getting there is a fuzzy process. How do you know you've 'made it' and can apply to become an affiliate or partner? And how do you make a big deal out of staple events like cha.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News4 hr. 43 min. ago