Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei

  06/19/2019 06:16 AM

  China's Geely selects Swedish software firm as driverless car supplier

  06/19/2019 06:14 AM
China's Geely has picked Zenuity, a joint venture between its Volvo car marque and Swedish technology group Veoneer, as its preferred supplier for assisted and self driving software.

  President Trump Promises to Cure Cancer If Re-Elected During Neo-Fascist Rally in Florida

  06/19/2019 06:00 AM

  Electric dreams in danger as funding dwindles for China's Tesla challengers

  06/19/2019 05:05 AM
Last year, Wei Qing and his private equity investment team visited more than 20 Chinese electric vehicle manufacturing startups.

  Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

  06/19/2019 04:33 AM
Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet Inc to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest internet ad seller to split into different pieces.

  K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Step By Step

  06/19/2019 04:00 AM

It’s been awhile since we’ve featured a classic girl group pop ballad, in the veins of Gfriend’s Me Gustas Tu or A Pink’s No No No. Oh My Girl’s Step By Step is one of the better examples of late.

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  French photo startup Meero joins unicorn club after $230 million fundraising

  06/19/2019 03:48 AM
French startup Meero, which offers online editing and production tools for photographers, has raised $230 million in a boost for the country's technology and start-up scene that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will boost the overall economy.

  Euroclear to press ahead with blockchain pilot for commercial paper

  06/19/2019 01:20 AM
Securities house Euroclear said on Wednesday it would push ahead with building a pilot blockchain-based platform for issuing and settling commercial paper transactions used by companies to grease the wheels of the economy.

  T-Mobile and Sprint May Offload $6 Billion in Assets to Dish As Part of Merger Deal With DOJ

  06/19/2019 12:05 AM

Dish Network Corp. is “in talks” to buy up assets that T-Mobile and Sprint are planning to sell off in order to have their terrible merger approved by antitrust authorities, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

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  San Francisco Set to Approve First-of-Its-Kind Ban on E-Cigarette Sales

  06/18/2019 10:05 PM

The city of San Francisco has become the first in the U.S. to move to ban all sales of e-cigarettes in a unanimous vote by city supervisors, SFGate reported on Tuesday, in what officials characterized as an effort to fight back against youth vaping.

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  Facebook's cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash

  06/18/2019 09:43 PM
Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns.

  U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project

  06/18/2019 09:43 PM

  Counter-Strike's Iconic De_Dust 2, Remade In Unreal Engine 4

  06/18/2019 09:10 PM

Counter-Strike’s most famous map has changed a bit over the years, but it’s never looked as good as it does here in this remake of part of the level by artist Wiktor Öhman.

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  Japanese Man Arrested With Wario Drugs

  06/18/2019 08:50 PM

A 27 year-old man has been arrested in Tokushima having been found with 50 MDMA/ecstacy tablets in his possession, most of them shaped like Wario.

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  What the Google-Genius Copyright Dispute Is Really About

  06/18/2019 08:20 PM
Genius says it caught Google red-handed. Then the evidence disappeared. The real story is even more complicated.

  How the Cryptocurrency World Is Responding to Facebook's Libra

  06/18/2019 08:19 PM

Facebook succeeded in at least one part of its new digital currency grand plan: Get a spotlight.

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  Spider Eating a Pygmy Possum Is Obviously Australian

  06/18/2019 08:08 PM

That’s a photo of a huntsman spider eating a pygmy possum. Yikes!

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  Elite Player Took Some Beautiful Screenshots Of His 18-Week Journey Across Space

  06/18/2019 08:00 PM

Earlier this year, a group of Elite: Dangerous players set out on an expedition that would take them across the entire Milky Way, all 130,000 light years of it. The journey took months, and some of its most beautiful and bizarre sights have been captured by Aurum_32 in this collection of screenshots.

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  There's an Awesome New Infinity Train Trailer, But You Have to Work for It

  06/18/2019 07:30 PM

Cartoon Network’s promising new animated series, Infinity Train, finally has a new full trailer. But, much like our science geek hero Tulip, solving a puzzle to watch it is part of the adventure.

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  Modder Builds The Only Smash Controller You'll Ever Need

  06/18/2019 07:30 PM

There’s a lot of buttons in Smash, but really, there’s an argument that you only need one. Especially if you main with the spam-tastic Ness or Simon.

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  Daniel Rozen Makes Kinetic 'Mirrors' That Echo Your Movements

  06/18/2019 06:55 PM
Walk up to one of Daniel Rozin's "mechanical mirrors" and see yourself reflected back in rippling waves of light and shadow.

  Cyber-Heist That Impacted Millions Bankrupts Medical Debt Collector

  06/18/2019 06:43 PM

A billing collections agency that was hacked last year in an incident believed to impact millions of medical patients is now seeking a federal bankruptcy court’s protection from its own creditors.

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  Here's How Google Is Hoping to Speed Up Its Big Upgrade to SMS

  06/18/2019 06:21 PM

RCS, or Rich Communication Services was supposed to be the messaging protocol that banished SMS to the dark ages and upgraded today’s texting experience with modern features like read receipts, better multimedia sharing, way bigger character limits, and more.

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  Google invests $1 billion to ease housing shortage near California headquarters

  06/18/2019 06:14 PM

  The New York Subway Is Afraid of the Humble Vulva

  06/18/2019 06:05 PM

  A Shitty Robot Tesla Truck, Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, and More News

  06/18/2019 06:02 PM
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  Bloodstained Is Goth Fun In An All-Too-Familiar Package

  06/18/2019 06:00 PM

  I'm Sure Austria Is Really Scared by Uber's Threats to Pack Up Its Toys and Go Home

  06/18/2019 05:42 PM

Spurred on by looming unfavorable legislation and stock market disappointment, Uber is reportedly playing hardball again, this time with the entire country of Austria.

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  Adequate Man I Can’t Tell Who The Fuck Is Joking Anymore | The Slot I Spent a Week Interrogating My

  06/18/2019 05:41 PM

Adequate Man I Can’t Tell Who The Fuck Is Joking Anymore | The Slot I Spent a Week Interrogating My Dislike of Pete Buttigieg and These Are My Findings | Splinter It’s Looking Like Trump Wasn’t Bluffing | The Root Miami Officer Acquitted of Attempted Manslaughter: ‘He Should Have Never Been Charged to Begin With’ |

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  New Poll Finds People Are Excited About Robert Pattinson as Batman, But Screw That, They Forgot Adam West

  06/18/2019 05:30 PM

How dare you, Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult. How. Dare. You.

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  Senior U.S. lawmaker says Facebook should halt cryptocurrency project pending review

  06/18/2019 05:24 PM
U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters said Tuesday that Facebook Inc should halt development of its announced cryptocurrency until Congress and regulators conduct a review.

  The Original NES Console Had a Motion Control Joystick 15 Years Before the Nintendo Wii Did

  06/18/2019 05:00 PM

Remember how the Wii’s groundbreaking motion controls helped Nintendo sell over 100 million consoles? Well, it turns out it wasn’t actually the first Nintendo console you could play by flailing around a joystick. Thanks to a third party accessory called the Hot Stik, the original NES had rudimentary motion controls…

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  Final Fantasy XV's Lead Designer's New Game Is A Love Letter To Live Music

  06/18/2019 05:00 PM

  One of the World’s Most Ancient Cities Experienced Surprisingly Modern Problems

  06/18/2019 04:50 PM

  Companies Don’t Need Conventions Like E3. They Should Go Anyway

  06/18/2019 04:49 PM
More and more companies are skipping E3 and other industry conventions. They might be missing out.

  Why Is It Raining so Much This Year?

  06/18/2019 04:35 PM

  Weather Forecasts Will Soon Use Weird, Bendy GPS Signals

  06/18/2019 04:33 PM
SpaceX will soon launch weather-prediction satellites that track how GPS signals bend as they travel through the atmosphere.

  Telltale's Minecraft Currently Costs $700 On Xbox 360 (But You're Not Supposed To Buy It)

  06/18/2019 04:30 PM

  Amazon Constructed a Super Mario Maker 2 Preorder Discount, For Prime Members Only

  06/18/2019 04:15 PM

Amazon’s $10 video game preorder credits seem to have gone the way of the dodo, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save a few bucks. Super Mario Maker 2 for Switch is discounted to $52 right now for Prime members, the best price we’ve seen so far. Note: Discount shown at checkout.

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  Amazon Constructed a Super Mario Maker 2 Preorder Discount, For Prime Members Only

  06/18/2019 04:15 PM

Amazon’s $10 video game preorder credits seem to have gone the way of the dodo, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save a few bucks. Super Mario Maker 2 for Switch is discounted to $52 right now for Prime members, the best price we’ve seen so far. Note: Discount shown at checkout.

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  U.S. agency to vote on auctioning key unused parts of 2.5 GHz band for 5G

  06/18/2019 04:09 PM

  Breath Of The Wild Is Getting A Sequel Because The Team Had Too Many DLC Ideas (And Other Info From Zelda's Producer)

  06/18/2019 04:00 PM

  Astronomers Peer Back 13 Billion Years and See Two Galaxies Colliding

  06/18/2019 03:50 PM

Scientists have spotted one of the most distant (and therefore the youngest) example of merging galaxies yet observed, according to new results.

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  Astral Chain Director Says It Actually Can Be Two-Player, But It Makes The Game Harder

  06/18/2019 03:30 PM

  Why We Will Always Love the Humble Heroism of Captain Picard

  06/18/2019 03:15 PM

  Why We Will Always Love the Humble Heroism of Captain Picard

  06/18/2019 03:15 PM

  The Most Comfortable Gaming Headset I’ve Ever Worn

  06/18/2019 03:00 PM

  Protect Your Offsprings' Eyes With Felix Gray's New Blue Light-Blocking Glasses For Kids

  06/18/2019 02:45 PM

I don’t have kids, but from what I understand, parents these days are pretty concerned about the amount of screen time their tots are logging. I get it! There are a lot more screens to look at now than there were when I was a kid, and also, the internet is a terrible place. Best to protect the children from all that…

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  My New Hero Is This Woman Who Turned Her Tesla Model 3 Into a Pickup Truck

  06/18/2019 02:43 PM

If you want an electric pickup truck, you sort of don’t have any options right now because none currently exist for the public to buy, at least here in the U.S. There’s the Rivian R1T, of course, but it isn’t available yet. And there’s the Tesla pickup truck which we’re told might happen this summer. So, if you want…

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  My New Hero Is This Woman Who Turned Her Tesla Model 3 Into a Pickup Truck

  06/18/2019 02:43 PM

If you want an electric pickup truck, you sort of don’t have any options right now because none currently exist for the public to buy, at least here in the U.S. There’s the Rivian R1T, of course, but it isn’t available yet. And there’s the Tesla pickup truck which we’re told might happen this summer. So, if you want…

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  U.N. surveillance expert urges global moratorium on sale of spyware

  06/18/2019 02:37 PM
The world should impose a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance software until there are rules in place to stop governments using it to spy on opponents and critics, a U.N. expert recommended.

  All the Big Questions We Have About Facebook's New Digital Currency

  06/18/2019 02:36 PM

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency is big news — and there are still a lot of big questions to be answered.

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  Explainer: 'Stablecoins' in the spotlight as Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency

  06/18/2019 02:19 PM

  HP Spectre x360 15 Review: A Slick Laptop That's Nearly Ruined by One Stupid Mistake

  06/18/2019 02:00 PM

The HP Spectre x360 15-inch laptop is a lovely machine. It’s attractively designed, powerful enough for most big tasks, and features a new 15.6-inch OLED display that will make your eyes weep with joy. Too bad HP put a terrible trackpad on the thing.

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  Fortnite Competition Hosts Help Deaf Teen Player Feel Welcome

  06/18/2019 02:00 PM

During last weekend’s Fortnite Summer Block Party, 13-year-old Deaf streamer Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler played in the event’s Celebrity Pro-Am and met some of her favorite streamers. While it was cool to see a young player have an awesome time, it was even cooler to see a high-profile example of accessibility in gaming.

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  U.S. regulator accuses head of defunct British bitcoin company of $147 million fraud

  06/18/2019 01:58 PM
A U.S. commodities regulator has filed a lawsuit accusing a defunct British cryptocurrency company and its former principal of fraudulently misappropriating at least 22,858,322 bitcoin worth $147 million from more than 1,000 customers.

  Nvidia boosts self-driving AI business with Volvo trucks deal

  06/18/2019 01:46 PM
Sweden's AB Volvo is joining forces with Nvidia Corp to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks, in a boost for the U.S. chipmaker that was dropped by Tesla Inc last year.

  Brother's Fast and Reliable Wireless Laser Printer Is Down to Its Best Price

  06/18/2019 01:25 PM

Brother HL-2350DW Laser Printer | $80 | Amazon

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  This Snail-Inspired, Reusable Adhesive Is Far Stronger Than Velcro

  06/18/2019 01:10 PM

Scientists have developed an adhesive that is both sticky and reusable thanks to inspiration from snail mucus, according to a new study.

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  The YouTubers Who Changed the Landscape for #NaturalHair

  06/18/2019 01:03 PM
“It’s just hair, but it’s more than that. Every culture has held meaning in hair."

  The Midwest's Farms Face an Intense, Crop-Killing Future

  06/18/2019 12:59 PM
The flooding that struck the Midwest is just one way climate change is causing plants to fail, complicating life for the region's growers.

  Germany to support three battery cell alliances: economy minister

  06/18/2019 12:46 PM

  Alex Kurtzman's Plan for More Star Trek Than Ever Before: Keep It Varied

  06/18/2019 12:45 PM

Star Trek: Discovery is already charting itself a bold new course going into season three. Picard is on the way. And that’s before we get to the animated shows and the seemingly zillions of other Star Trek projects in the works. In an age with more Trek than ever before, how does its architect plan on avoiding…

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  MTV's 'Most Meme-Able Moment' Honors Internet Culture—Barely

  06/18/2019 12:18 PM
Was *The Bachelor*'s Colton Underwood jumping over a fence the biggest thing online in the last year? Uh, maybe?

  BoE's Carney says keeping open mind on Facebook's Libra

  06/18/2019 12:14 PM
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said he is keeping an 'open mind' on the potential utility of Facebook's planned cryptocurrency, but warned it may face strict regulation if it takes off.

  The Best Low-Cut Hiking Boots To Help Your Feet Fly Up the Trail

  06/18/2019 12:05 PM

  Google calendar app down globally

  06/18/2019 11:42 AM
Alphabet Inc's Google Calendar app users were unable to access their schedules on Tuesday as the app faced technical issues globally.

  Lyft, Agero partner to offer rides for consumers requiring tow assistance

  06/18/2019 11:38 AM
Roadside assistance provider Agero Inc said on Tuesday it would partner with ride hailing company Lyft Inc to provide rides for consumers whose cars are disabled and require a tow assistance.

  How Not To Prevent a Cyberwar With Russia

  06/18/2019 11:30 AM
Former cybersecurity officials warn against a path of aggression that could inflame cyberwar rather than deter it.

  World electronic gaming revenues to grow 9.6% to $152.1 billion in 2019: report

  06/18/2019 11:12 AM
The global video and electronic games market will generate $152.1 billion in 2019, up 9.6% over last year as gaming morphs into content and communication, according to a report by gaming analytics firm Newzoo on Tuesday.

  YouTube's 'Shitty Robot' Queen Made Her Own Tesla Pickup Truck

  06/18/2019 11:00 AM
Simone Giertz hacked her Model 3 into a ride she calls the "Truckla," and it does donuts.

  Five Massive Screw-ups That Wouldn't Have Happened If We All Just Used the Metric System

  06/18/2019 10:00 AM

Almost every country in the world uses metric measurements. Every country except for the United States that is. It’s usually not a big problem. But there have been some close calls throughout history when people used metric instead of imperial, or vice versa with disastrous results.

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  Amazon Hacked and Slashed the Price of Fire Emblem Warriors Down to $22

  06/18/2019 09:02 AM

Fire Emblem Warriors | $22 | Amazon

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  Amazon Hacked and Slashed the Price of Fire Emblem Warriors Down to $22

  06/18/2019 09:02 AM

Fire Emblem Warriors | $22 | Amazon

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  A Plan to Stop Breaches With Dead Simple Database Encryption

  06/18/2019 09:00 AM
Database giant MongoDB has a new encryption scheme that should help slow the scourge of breaches.

  Are E-Bikes and Scooters Doomed?

  06/18/2019 09:00 AM
Opinion: China's e-biking masses offer a model for our struggling scoot-scape

  Diablo To Go: Get the Complete Diablo III On Switch For $23 Off

  06/18/2019 08:51 AM

Diablo 3 Eternal Collection [Switch] | $37 | Amazon

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  What Adam Savage Needs to Know to Fly an Iron Man Suit

  06/18/2019 08:00 AM
In the first episode of Savage Builds, Adam Savage tries to build and control an Iron Man flying suit. But he didn't quite figure out the controls.

  Review: Gocycle's GX Is a Fast, Foldable, and Spendy Ride

  06/18/2019 08:00 AM
Gocycle’s folding electric bike is fun and stable, but its high price tag puts it out of reach for most people.

  Roli Lumi Keyboard: Price, Specs, Release Date

  06/18/2019 08:00 AM
The keys on the Roli Lumi light up in different colors, and a companion mobile app uses those colors to show you how to play a song.

  US to Russia on Nuke Experiments: Do as We Say, Not as We Do

  06/18/2019 07:00 AM
The US is quietly ramping up its plutonium experiments even as Washington raises concerns about Russian testing.

  Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds

  06/18/2019 06:00 AM
For years, it was the largest portal for sex on the internet. Now its fate could shape the future of Silicon Valley.

  The Ambitious Plan Behind Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Libra

  06/18/2019 05:00 AM
Facebook designs a cryptocurrency that it won't fully control, but that will uniquely benefit Facebook.

  Nuro’s Pizza Robot Will Bring You a Domino’s Pie

  06/17/2019 08:24 PM
It’s about half the size of a sedan, and for now it needs a chase car with a babysitter. For now.

  Huawei Says US Sanctions Will Reduce Revenue by $30 Billion

  06/17/2019 07:01 PM
The Trump administration last month barred shipments of any US technology to Chinese telecom giant Huawei.

  Your Google Calendar Isn't Safe, an Eye-Controlled TV, and More News

  06/17/2019 06:09 PM
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

  Lawyers in a Murder Trial Clash Over a DNA Forensics Method

  06/17/2019 05:34 PM
The first trial in which genetic genealogy helped identify a suspect is now underway, and the two sides are sparring over the limits of the new technique.

  Stunning Photographs Created With a Flashlight Lightsaber

  06/17/2019 04:43 PM
"Liquid light painter" Denis Smith invented his own LED tools to shoot these photographs.

  Pete Buttigieg Enlists a Silicon Valley Vet to Bring in the Money

  06/17/2019 02:07 PM
Swati Mylavarapu worked at Square and Kleiner Perkins before pivoting to progressive startups. Now she applies lessons from the tech world to Pete Buttigieg's campaign.

  'Men in Black: International' Disappoints at the Box Office

  06/17/2019 11:27 AM
Also, Taylor Swift dropped a video for "You Need to Calm Down." Watch it here.

  Neptune Is a Windy, Chilly, and Baffling Planet. Let's Go!

  06/17/2019 09:00 AM
Scientists are building a case for a mission to Neptune, an ice giant that's only been visited by a spacecraft once. But the window to act is closing.

  Hey Alexa, Why Is Voice Shopping So Lousy?

  06/17/2019 09:00 AM
A new study suggests smart speaker owners aren’t using those devices to buy things on the internet—because it’s a bad shopping experience.

  'Star Wars' News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Got Made On the Run

  06/17/2019 09:00 AM
One of the movie's editors was cutting it together while it was being shot.

  Comcast’s Xfinity X1 Eye-Tracking Remote Lets You Control a TV With Your Eyes

  06/17/2019 09:00 AM
The new web-based interface for Comcast's television software was developed for people with visual or physical impairments.

  Tricky Scam Plants Phishing Links in Your Google Calendar

  06/17/2019 07:00 AM
Scammers are taking advantage of default calendar settings to try to trick users into clicking malicious links.