Day: August 1, 2020

Dark Sky on Android shuts down following Apple deal

Artur Debat via Getty Images Like it or not, you’ll have to move on from Dark Sky if you’re an Android user. The 9to5Google reports that Apple has shut down Dark Sky on Android and Wear OS as promised, leaving users without the app’s highly localized weather. Apple had initially planned to shutter these versions …

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After the US Senate Pros and Cons on Digital Money — What Do We Do With It?

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly accelerated the digitalization of economies across the globe, opening up discussions on the future of digital financial services and whether our economy should advocate for the financial inclusion of Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital assets. Yet, despite the horror we have been seeing as our industries continue to suffer, the …

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Tesla is willing to help other automakers, but ask nicely

By Joey Klender Posted on August 1, 2020 Earlier this week, I wrote an article talking about the German car companies and their obsession with mentioning Tesla. Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW are all gunning for Tesla in terms of electric vehicle technology and manufacturing. While the three German giants admit that Tesla holds a multi-year …

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Brace yourselves: Google’s Pixel 4A is finally, probably coming Monday

With a rumored $349 price, OLED screen, Google’s great camera, and a good-enough processor, the upcoming Pixel 4A sounds like it’ll be a tough deal to beat for those who don’t need a premium phone. And it looks like the phone will finally be launching on August 3rd. Google has officially confirmed that a new …

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Big Travel Firm CWT Pays $4.5 Million Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers

CWT, one of the biggest travel companies in the U.S., this week paid $4.5 million in bitcoin to hackers who infiltrated the firm’s computer system, stealing sensitive corporate data. It is unclear whether customer information was also compromised. Reuters reported that the bitcoin wallet owned by the cyber thieves received 414 BTC on July 28 …

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HEALS vs. CARES vs. Heroes stimulus packages: What’s the difference between the acts? – CNET

Here’s what each stimulus package has to offer. Angela Lang/CNET The next stimulus package, which will include a second stimulus payment of up to $1,200 per person, just like the CARES Act granted in March, is aimed at bringing economic relief to Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic and an ongoing recession. A renewal of enhanced unemployment benefits and a paycheck protection program to help keep people …

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How to watch two NASA astronauts journey home in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule

This afternoon, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to start their journey back to Earth inside SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, bringing an end to their historic flight to the International Space Station. If all goes to plan, the two will splash down in the Crew Dragon off the western coast of Florida …

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Bookful Expands Its Massive Augmented Reality Library With Mattel’s Thomas & Friends And Barbie

New AR-enhanced stories featuring famous children’s characters arrive on the mobile platform. Kids build a connection with their favorite toy characters through play, imagination, and entertainment. When it comes to reading, however, keeping children engaged, motivated, and inspired can be a significant challenge, especially into today’s modern world. According to Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading …

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Cryptojacking Attacks Are Seriously Underestimated, Says BlackBerry VP

Cryptojacking attacks are both an internal and external threat, as the hacking groups are getting more organized in attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in the networks. However, there are also cases where some admins use valid entitlements to make money from illegally mining crypto using the firm’s network resources, and many organizations “don’t have great visibility” …

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Microsoft reportedly puts TikTok acquisition talks on hold

Talks between Microsoft and TikTok parent company ByteDance were paused after President Trump voiced his opposition to the deal, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. And while the deal does not appear to be dead, both parties are reportedly trying to get a handle on where the Trump administration stands, and if it plans any …

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