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Marvel’s full ‘Black Panther’ trailer shows a ruthless hero-king

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:39:00 -0400

(image) Marvel dropped a teaser for its upcoming Black Panther film during the NBA Finals back in June, and our first look at the hero-king was glorious. Chadwick Boseman is electric and imposing as the monarch of the hidden, advanced African nation of Wakan...

Microsoft delays its 'Age of Empires' remaster to 2018

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:03:00 -0400

(image) Were you planning your gaming calendar around Age of Empires: Definitive Edition's release on October 19th? You'll... need to find an alternative. Microsoft has pushed back the launch of the remastered real-time strategy collection at the last minute...

Honeywell will crowdfund a DIY home security system

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:41:00 -0400

(image) In the tech world, Honeywell is a long-established (century-old!) brand known for its appliances and devices, which are just now getting hooked up to Google Home. But its next venture is usually a move made by less-resourced companies and startups. S...

Facebook trying to find employees with national security clearance

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:23:00 -0400

(image) Facebook's next attempt at clearing its name from any future political entanglements is apparently hiring people with national security clearances, according to Bloomberg. "Facebook plans to use these people -- and their ability to receive government...

Google Photos can pick your pet out of a furry lineup

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:10:00 -0400

(image) Google Photos has long been adept at recognizing animals in a generic sense. But let's be honest: the real reason you're digging through photos is to find shots of your specific pets when they were little balls of fur. Accordingly, Google has made...

Netflix could spend $8 billion on content next year

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:53:00 -0400

(image) Once again, Netflix's quarterly earnings report (PDF) shows it's added even more customers (5 million in the US alone), and now boasts more than 115 million subscribers worldwide. The company is now five years into its "original content strategy" tha...

Facebook is testing a LinkedIn-like résumé feature

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:47:00 -0400

(image) Business Insider reports that Facebook appears to be testing a LinkedIn-like résumé/CV feature. The new addition was spotted by web developer Jane Manchun Wong and screenshots of the feature were posted on Twitter by The Next Web's Matt...

Explore (most of) the solar system in Google Maps

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:20:00 -0400

(image) Google first added the moon and Mars to Google Maps back in 2014 to commemorate the Curiosity rover's second year exploring the red planet. Sure, you couldn't zoom down to Street View level, but it's the closest many of us will get to the celestial b...

Outlook for desktops will behave a lot like the mobile app

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:06:00 -0400

(image) Outlook on computers can be overwhelming, to put it gently. The interface is loaded with buttons you probably aren't using, and it generally isn't as intuitive or fluid as the mobile and web versions. Thankfully, Microsoft knows this -- and it's pl...

Waymo is training cops how to respond to autonomous car crashes

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:49:00 -0400

(image) There are a lot of hurdles to clear before autonomous cars can fully take over the roadways. Chief among them is training the police on how to react and handle a self-driving car error, as spotted by Recode. Currently, Waymo is working with local pol...

Apple ordered to pay $440 million to FaceTime patent troll

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:33:00 -0400

(image) VirnetX's seemingly endless FaceTime patent lawsuit against Apple is winding down... sort of. An Eastern District of Texas court has denied all of Apple's motions to end the case in a non-infringement ruling or retrial, leaving the tech giant with a...

Latest Adobe Flash vulnerability allowed hackers to plant malware

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:16:00 -0400

(image) Adobe Flash may be on its way out, but apparently, its goodbye tour is going to be marred by security issues just as the software has for most of its existence. Kaspersky Labs reports that a new Adobe Flash vulnerability was exploited by a group call...

Microsoft's redesigned Xbox dashboard is now available to all

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:00:00 -0400

(image) Microsoft's next big update to the Xbox dashboard is now ready for public consumption. The first "Fluid Design" interface comes with a redesigned Home page, which is all about simplicity and customisation. The top-level section has four shortcuts (yo...

Amazon Fire HD 10 review (2017): A $150 tablet that's actually good

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:41:00 -0400

(image) It's hard to get excited about an Android tablet in 2017. Samsung is still trying to take on the iPad with its premium Galaxy Tab S lineup, and there are countless slates from other companies that seem more obligatory than innovative. Mostly it boils...

'Doom' arrives on Nintendo Switch November 10th

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:11:00 -0400

(image) Turns out that you won't have to wait too long to raze some Hell on your Nintendo Switch. That's because Doom will be released this November 10th, only a few short weeks from now. How's it look? Based on the video below, good and it seems to play jus...

#MeToo becomes a rallying cry for survivors of sexual assault

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:49:00 -0400

(image) Yesterday, a campaign geared towards demonstrating just how common sexual assault and harassment are began to spread on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Alongside the hashtag #MeToo, women began posting their own stories of harassment in response to...

A 747 'Supertanker' rains retardant on California's wildfires

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:30:00 -0400

(image) A converted Boeing 747-400 used to fight fires is a great example of old technology reborn with a new purpose. The aircraft, the largest passenger model in Boeing's jumbo lineup, first entered service with Japan Airlines in 1991. After being converte...

The encryption many major companies rely on has a serious flaw

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:15:00 -0400

(image) Researchers at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic uncovered a major security vulnerability in RSA keys generated by Infineon Technologies-produced chips. These chips are used in products manufactured by Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG, Sams...

Origin's NT-15 Quadro is a slim laptop with pro video-editing power

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

(image) I'm obsessed with lightweight, discrete graphics laptops, especially models that excel at video editing and 3D. So when I first saw Origin's 4.3-pound NT-15 Quadro, equipped with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA professional-level Quadro...

Telegram fined after refusing to provide user data to Russia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:41:00 -0400

(image) Back in June, we reported on the struggles that messaging app Telegram was having with the Russian government. Russia asked Telegram to hand over confidential user data because it claimed terrorists have been using the service to plan attacks. Now, t...

Supreme Court will hear challenge to Microsoft's data privacy case

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:18:00 -0400

(image) Microsoft may have won its fight to protect overseas data from American search warrants, but it can't rest easy. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Department of Justice's petition to review the case, virtually guaranteeing that the case will s...

What is Intel Coffee Lake?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0400

(image) Intel's 8th-generation "Coffee Lake" CPUs are now on the market. These chips come with a modest bump in CPU frequency, but the big news is that Intel is finally adding 6-core processors to its mainstream i7 and i5 lines. More cores means these chips...

Can an iPad Pro replace your PC?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:30:00 -0400

(image) In 2016, Apple believed its professional-grade tablet, the iPad Pro, was ready for the big time. Phil Schiller even described the machine as "the ultimate PC replacement" when describing the product onstage. The company's own advertisements claimed t...

Microsoft already has a fix for that severe WiFi security exploit

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:15:00 -0400

(image) The "Krack Attack" WiFi encryption security flaw is more than a little frightening, but you should already be relatively safe if you're using a recent Windows PC. Microsoft has released a patch that fixes the vulnerability on all supported versions o...

Google WiFi adds site blocking to its family-friendly features

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:00:00 -0400

(image) Google WiFi is a router that prioritizes ease of setup and use; it's a great option for people who want to combine quick setup with advanced family-friendly controls. Now, they're adding even more to the mix. Today, the company announced that Google...