Day: April 12, 2019

These British cows got access to 5G before most people

Cole Burston via Getty Images There’s plenty of speculation around how 5G will impact our daily lives — from enabling self-driving cars to seemingly instant downloads. But we might learn how it will impact cows before most humans put it to the test. In southwest England, 50 dairy cattle are now wearing high-speed smart collars …

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Facebook spent $20 million on Mark Zuckerberg’s security last year – CNET

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expensive to protect. James Martin/CNET It takes a lot of money to protect Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook on Friday said it spent $20 million on personal security for the CEO, according to an SEC filing. Like some other founder-CEOs (including Google’s Larry Page and Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs), Zuckerberg only …

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Regulators Tackle Businesses in Europe’s Crypto-Friendly Nations

<strong>There’s a group of countries on the Old Continent that have recognized the potential of the newly forming cryptoconomy. In the past couple of years, nations such as Malta, Switzerland and Estonia have been making efforts to attract businesses from the nascent industry, often rebuffed elsewhere. However, registering and running a crypto company, even in …

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‘Star Wars’ VR game ‘Vader Immortal’ teases story details in trailer

ILMxLAB/LucasFilm One of the launch titles you’ll get to check out on Oculus Quest when it arrives this spring is Vader Immortal, a virtual reality series set in the Star Wars universe. Rift and Rift S owners won’t miss out, though — the game is coming to those headsets too, as revealed at Star Wars …

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Former Coinbase Exec Appointed Head of Sales and Marketing at Fidelity

Digital assets trading and custody platform Fidelity Digital Assets has named a former Coinbase executive the head of Sales and Marketing, according to a press release published on April 10. Christine Sandler — who previously served as head of institutional sales at American major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase — has joined Fidelity as its head of …

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Cook your burgers well this weekend: Beef tied to massive E. coli outbreak

Enlarge / Organic hamburgers are grilled at a outdoor Farmer’s Market August 15, 2013, in Washington, DC. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images Getty | Paul Richards It may be safe to eat salad again, but tasty meatballs and juicy burgers are in for some side eye. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced …

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France Passes Bill to Allow Insurance Providers to Invest in Crypto and Tokens

French insurance markets can now invest in cryptocurrencies, following the passage of a new law, foreign exchange news agency FXStreet reports April 11. On April 11, the National Assembly of France adopted a bill that is designed to stimulate local business development, including redirecting savings from individuals to businesses, according to local news agency Les …

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FCC “consumer advisory” panel includes ALEC, big foe of municipal broadband

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. Getty Images | Mark Wilson A committee that advises the Federal Communications Commission on consumer-related matters now includes a representative of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which lobbies against municipal broadband, net neutrality, and other consumer …

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Motorola came up with the best Android gestures: here’s how to use them

Google’s transition away from Android’s traditional three-button navigation toward the switch to gestures on the Pixel 3 was a little rough. Google seems to be figuring things out and improving the Pixel’s gestures for Android Q, but other companies have already come up with better approaches. Motorola has probably nailed it the best so far. …

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