Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review

There are no secrets in consumer electronics anymore. Sometimes it’s the fault of flubs and flaws and leakers. Sometimes it’s by design. In the case of the Galaxy Note 9, it’s a little bit of both. The Galaxy S9 wasn’t...

/ August 11, 2018

Darwin Mayor scouting Tasmania after missing out on dive wreck

By Manika Dadson Posted August 11, 2018 10:26:17 Photo: HMAS Darwin has been touted as a potential dive wreck for Tasmania. (Royal Australian Navy: Flight Lieutenant Kate Kennedy) Map: Binalong Bay 7216 What should Tasmania be willing to trade with...

/ August 11, 2018

Report: Facebook Denies Partnership With Stellar

Facebook has reportedly denied entering into talks with cryptocurrency firm Stellar (XLM), Cheddar reported August 10. Earlier today, Business insider reported that Facebook and Stellar had been considering a potential partnership to build a Facebook variant of a Stellar blockchain....

/ August 11, 2018

Diving into the future of digital finance

[embedded content] Building on their partnership and common conviction that blockchain will profoundly impact all industries including the financial sector, the European Investment Bank (EIB) – the financing institution of the European Union –  together with Telindus (digital expert and...

/ August 11, 2018

US jury orders Monsanto to pay $289m in Roundup trial

A California jury has ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290m for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup might cause cancer. Jurors on Friday unanimously found that Monsanto acted with malice and that its...

/ August 10, 2018

At DefCon, the Biggest Election Threat Is Lack of Funding

Now in its second year, the Voting Machine Hacking Village at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas features a new set of voting machines—all of which will actually be used in the 2018 midterm elections—for attendees to analyze and...

/ August 10, 2018

Monsanto “Taken To The Cleaners” In Jury Verdict Dwayne Johnson v. Monsanto

By Catherine J. Frompovich The Media Relations personnel of the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC emailed me at 6:20 PM Friday, August 10th, the verdict rendered by the jury in the 8-week trial whereby “the jury...

/ August 10, 2018

Tokyo Olympics Using Facial Recognition For Security

By Aaron Kesel The Tokyo Olympics 2020 announced they will use facial recognition technology NeoFace to increase security around all of the sporting venues, NY Post reported. The organizers of the Olympics have partnered with Japanese telecommunications and information technology giant...

/ August 10, 2018

A Tweet About Hacking During Defcon Gets a Google Engineer in Trouble

Matt Linton, a senior software engineer at Google, says he was asked to leave Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas Thursday night after a tweet about hacking was reported to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The police have confirmed...

/ August 10, 2018

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Celebrates ‘A Century Of Strange’

December marks the 100th anniversary of the day Ripley’s Believe It Or Not made its debut. Creator Robert Ripley started a newspaper cartoon, which he helped build into a media juggernaut that includes books, TV shows and “odditoriums” around the world....

/ August 10, 2018

From the Schoolteachers With the Stolen $160 Million de Kooning to the Razing of Ai Weiwei’s Studio: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Thanks a Million – Perhaps fearing that a generation of budding scholars is learning ersatz art history through Google Image searches, an anonymous donor gifted the College Art Association $1 million to allow art-history students and their professors to actually...

/ August 10, 2018

Founder Zain Jaffer may be looking to take back control of Vungle

Zain Jaffer may be gearing up for a fight to take back control of Vungle, the mobile ad company he founded. Jaffer was removed from his role as CEO last fall following his arrest on charges of assault with a...

/ August 10, 2018

Cher’s new single is here & everyone has lost their minds over it. You will too.

  Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Cher Press photo Cher is releasing an album of ABBA covers and homosexuals across the nation have lost themselves in glorious anticipation. The multiple retired singer has dropped her first single, a...

/ August 10, 2018

Comedian Sharron Paul Has Had More Side Hustles Than We Can Count | Op-Ed | NowThis

This comedian has worked every job imaginable and has some crucial advice about finding your calling. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Sharron Paul is a New York City based stand up comedian and a total pro at the side hustle....

/ August 10, 2018

Markets stage a mid-August pivot, on the watch for fallout from Turkey’s currency crisis

A new air of cautiousness is hanging over markets, and it could continue in the week ahead as investors navigate Turkey's currency collapse and the fallout across global markets. On Wall Street, traders pivoted quickly from rooting for a new...

/ August 10, 2018

Huge Demand for ‘P2P’ Crypto Trading Seen in India After RBI Ban

Exchanges Exchange-escrowed trading directly between cryptocurrency buyers and sellers is growing in popularity in India following the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. One local exchange, in particular, is seeing “tremendous” response from Indian traders for this...

/ August 10, 2018

“The America We Know Doesn’t Exist Anymore”: Fox’s Dog Whistle Becomes an Air Horn

By David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images. Donald Trump has always practiced a certain brand of dog-whistle politics, as embodied in his various “both-sides”-isms, as well as his not-so-subtly coded references to immigrants. But shortly before touching down in the U.K. last...

/ August 10, 2018

The untold truth of Hollywood’s giants

Robert Maillet is an intimidating sight indeed, mainly because he's not oddly skinny like some giants. Instead, he's over 320 pounds. There's a reason he's put in time in hard-hitting action flicks like 300, Pacific Rim, and Hercules, and films...

/ August 10, 2018

Sotheby’s and Former Banksy Dealer Team Up to Test the Market for Street-Artist Rammellzee in London

If Sotheby’s has its way, the compelling and mysterious Rammellzee (1960–2010), a graffiti artist, sculptor, hip-hop musician, and cult figure, will soon become a blue-chip artist. The auction house, which represents his estate, will team up with former Banksy dealer Steve...

/ August 10, 2018

Gadget Lab Podcast: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9, and That Bizarre Smart Home Speaker

When Samsung first launched its line of Galaxy Note smartphones, they were differentiated by their large size, their high performance, and their stylus pens. Now, as high-end smartphones all start to look, well, kind of the same, it’s harder for...

/ August 10, 2018