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Sony’s latest soundbar mimics spatial audio with a 3.1 setup

Sponsored Links Sony Sony showed it was serious about soundbars back in 2018, when it unveiled the HT-ZF9, the first 3.1-channel soundbar with Dolby Atmos and virtual surround sound technology. The company’s soundbar lineup is now pretty extensive, ranging from entry-level kit to complete set ups with price tags to match. The latest addition, the …

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SpaceX’s first high-flying, triple-Raptor Starship is almost finished

By Eric Ralph Posted on May 12, 2020 SpaceX’s first high-flying, triple-engine Starship prototype is rapidly approaching completion at the same time as the company is preparing for the rocket’s predecessor to lift off on its inaugural test flight. Known as serial number 5 (SN5), it will be the fifth full-scale Starship prototype completed by …

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UAE Bank Opens Bangladesh Remittance Corridor using Ripple’s Blockchain Tech

United Arab Emirates-based retail and business bank, RAKBank, is expanding its remittance routes using Ripple’s blockchain technology. Ripple, which provides distributed ledger payments products for financial institutions, was selected to help the UAE’s 9th largest bank provide quick cross-border payments in a new Bangladeshi corridor. A partnership, announced Sunday, between Bangladesh-based Bank Asia and RAKBank …

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GM-related plant shuttered after producing car parts instead of ventilators

By Simon Alvarez Posted on May 12, 2020 The current climate surrounding the auto industry today is not normal by any means. Veteran carmakers like Ford and GM are poised to reopen their factories in the United States amidst the coronavirus pandemic, and electric car maker Tesla is clashing with county health officers who seem …

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Ford Mustang Mach-E will support Tesla-like over-the-air updates – CNET

Over-the-air and at your service. Ford <p class=”speakableTextP1″>Over-the-air updates aren’t totally uncommon these days, but Tesla is often the poster child for the function. The electric carmaker very often pushes new updates ranging from performance improvements or even <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/tesla-v10-netflix-youtube-caraoke-software/”>karaoke</a></span> support via an OTA software update.</p><p class=”speakableTextP2″><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/make/ford/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"inline-annotation|Ford|CNET_TAG|687"}” section=”annotation”>Ford</a> won’t …

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Tether USDT Surpasses XRP as the 3rd Largest Cryptocurrency

Tether’s (USDT) has just surpassed XRP in market capitalization, becoming the third biggest cryptocurrency in the moments leading into the Bitcoin halving. Sitting with a market cap of $8.79 Billion it is now bigger than XRP, whose market cap is roughly $8.6 billion. USDT is currently second only to Ether (ETH) as the largest altcoin …

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World’s longest-running cartoon switches to reruns due to COVID-19 disruption

The broadcaster of the world’s longest-running cartoon has said it will have to switch to reruns from next week due to disruption to production caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Sazae-san, an anime series that airs every Sunday night and has been shown since 1969, won’t get any new episodes in the near future; as of …

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Track your stimulus check delivery status: How to use the IRS’ Get My Payment tool – CNET

The IRS started sending coronavirus stimulus checks in April. Angela Lang/CNET <div class=”c-tagMessage” readability=”7.1111111111111″> For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the <a href=”https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019″ rel=”noopener noreferrer nofollow” target=”_blank” data-component=”externalLink”>WHO website</a>. </div> <p class=”speakableTextP1″>If you’ve tried to use the IRS tracking portal but <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/problems-with-the-irs-stimulus-check-tracking-tool-here-are-12-possible-explanations/”>couldn’t see the status of …

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iFixit takes a look inside Apple’s Magic Keyboard

Sponsored Links iFixit Apple’s Magic Keyboard works so well that it blurs the line between iPads and full-blown Macs. Now, iFixit has taken a closer look at what’s inside its keys as well as its sturdy, elegant trackpad, which we called one of Magic Keyboard’s biggest selling points in our review. Apparently, the trackpad uses …

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Post-Halving Report: Brazil Could be New ‘Demand Source’ for Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s year-to-date performance compared to the Brazilian Real coupled with the country’s financial woes may help drive demand towards the cryptocurrency. According to a new report released May 11 by Delphi Digital titled “The State of Bitcoin”, Brazil’s central bank lowering its interest rates to 3% and the fact the Real had lost 30% of …

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