Month: July 2018

Timehop admits attacker stole 21 million users' data

Timehop, a popular app that reminds you of your social media posts from the same day in past years, is the latest service to suffer a data breach. The attacker struck on July 4th, and grabbed a database which included names and/or usernames along wit… Source: Engadget | Timehop admits attacker stole 21 million users' …

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AT&T and Warner Media Leadership Outline Changes Coming to HBO Over the Next Year

On June 19, former AT&T executive and new chief executive of Warner Media John Stankey spoke to a group of HBO employees about changes coming to the premium cable company in the near future. The discussion was held in the wake of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, which owns HBO, and also included HBO’s chief …

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Tesla raised its prices in China to offset US trade war tariffs

Just when it looked like China was going to be Tesla's boon, the US's trade war changed all that. Over the weekend, Tesla raised the price of the Model S and Model X by around 20 percent to compensate, according to stock-investing publication Seeking… Source: Engadget | Tesla raised its prices in China to offset …

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Expected to Have Triple-Lens Rear Camera and Dual-Lens Front Camera

While the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were only released nearly four months ago, rumors have already surfaced about the Galaxy S10 lineup. Galaxy S9 Korean website The Bell today reported that Samsung plans to release a trio of new Galaxy S smartphones next year, including the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and a lower-priced version …

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The largest-ever solid rocket engine is ready for its first static fire

This week, the European Space Agency (ESA) will perform a hot fire test on the P120C rocket engine. It is the largest-ever solid rocket motor ever built in one piece. The ESA plans to use it on the Vega rocket, replacing the current first stage boost… Source: Engadget | The largest-ever solid rocket engine is …

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Japan is spending years making one train line a minute faster

The efficiency of Japan's bullet trains are a modern marvel, and now JR East, the East Japan Railway Company, wants to increase it even further. The company began a two-year construction project that will get passengers from Ueno to Omiya an entire o… Source: Engadget | Japan is spending years making one train line a …

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Ford is saying goodbye to cars and hello to batteries

Ford made waves recently when it announced it would stop producing cars (except for the iconic Mustang) — in favor of SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles — for the United States. It wasn't a big surprise and if anything it was expected since SUV… Source: Engadget | Ford is saying goodbye to cars and …

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Apple Depicts iPad as Laptop, Textbook, and Paperwork Replacement in Series of New Ads

Apple today shared four new 15-second ads highlighting the portability of the iPad for education and travel. The ads, titled Travel Simply, Organized Notes, Paperless Paperwork, and All Your Stuff, depict the iPad as a space-saving replacement for textbooks in the classroom, paperwork in the office, and a laptop during a flight. Many of the …

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Timehop Service Suffers Data Breach Affecting 21 Million Users

The company behind social media app Timehop has revealed its servers suffered a data breach in which the personal details of around 21 million users was stolen. The company, whose service integrates with users’ social media accounts to display photos and memories they may have forgotten about, said it became aware of the attack as …

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Siri at Center of Latest Patent Lawsuit Filed Against Apple

Arizona-based speech recognition technology company AVRS, short for Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc., has filed a lawsuit against Apple this week, accusing the iPhone maker of infringing on one of its patents with its virtual assistant Siri, according to court documents obtained by MacRumors. The asserted patent is U.S. Patent No. 7,558,730, titled “Speech recognition …

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win Crossfade 2 Wireless Headphones from V-Moda

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with V-Moda to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones. Priced starting at $330, the Crossfade Wireless headphones fit over the ear with memory foam ear cushions for comfort even when listening for long periods of time. The hexagon shape is …

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Apple Releases Second Beta of macOS Mojave to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to its public beta testing group, one week after seeding the first macOS Mojave public beta. Today’s second public beta is the same as the third developer beta, released earlier this week. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program …

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