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Student walks 20 miles to new job — so CEO gifts him a car

An Alabama college student walked 20 miles in the dark to get to his new job — an act of dedication that inspired the company’s CEO to gift him a new …

Employment

Xbox One X And S Dolby Vision Update: Things Just Got Even Better

Last week Microsoft answered the prayers of AV fans by announcing that it would be adding support for the premium Dolby Vision high dynamic range format to its Xbox One X and S consoles.<br>Now it’s doubled down on that great news by revealing that the Dolby Vision support is going to be expanded to …

PS4 Pro

A Giant Iceberg Parked Offshore. It’s Stunning, but Villagers Hit the Road.

It was a striking sight: a huge iceberg looming over a tiny Arctic village. Ice is ubiquitous along Greenland’s coast, but this giant has put the inhabitants of the village, Innaarsuit, population 169, on edge.<p>Locals fear that a chunk of the iceberg might tumble into the ocean and unleash an …

Global Warming

Ireland Is Officially the First Country to Divest From Fossil Fuels

The Irish have beaten the rest of us to it. The Republic of Ireland is the first country in the <i>world</i> to move toward divesting from fossil fuels. The …

fossilfuel

Google Unveils A Major Security Enhancement For The Chrome Browser

The stable build of the Chrome browser (Chrome 67) has been ungraded with a major security enhancement called Site Isolation that protects users from malicious websites that steal sensitive data. The Spectre CPU vulnerability is an example. Site Isolation is currently operating in Chrome for …

Chrome Browser

Microsoft is updating the Windows Notepad app for the first time in years

A surprise for Windows users<p>Microsoft is giving its Notepad app for Windows a surprising amount of new features. While the software giant hasn’t updated Notepad for years, the next Windows 10 update will include some highly requested additions. Microsoft is clearly listening to Windows 10 users who …

Windows 10

Apple’s 2018 iPhone X could be a big headache for mobile carriers

As excited as consumers might be for the next iPhone, mobile carriers might be in for a nasty surprise. As <i>Barron’s</i> notes, Apple might debut an eSIM …

Mobile

Doom Eternal: World premiere gameplay coming Aug. 10

Folks can get a first look at the highly-anticipated sequel to 2016’s Doom at QuakeCon, which takes place in Grapevine, Texas this year.<p>Well, we …

Gaming Industry

Xbox One's fast-loading feature rolls out today

Xbox's July update is rolling out to consoles today, and it introduces an exciting feature: FastStart. It's designed to prioritize the files necessary to start playing a game and download those first. That way, you can cut down the time between downloading a game and firing it up.<p>FastStart works by …

Apps

Prevent DNS Rebinding Attacks by Adjusting Your Router

Programmer (and artist) Brannon Dorsey wrote up a fascinating and fairly technical piece about the perils of DNS rebinding the other day. It’s worth …

NordVPN launches Android TV app for streaming out-of-country content

• The popular VPN service NordVPN has launched its own Android TV app.<br>• It will allow Android TV-powered smart TVs and set-top boxes to stream video content from nearly any country.<br>• It will also offer more secure streaming with NordVPN’s services.<p>With the 2018 World Cup now in full swing, there are lots …

PayPal is shelling out $400 million in cash for this 18-year-old company that helps gig workers get paid

PayPal announced today that it’s paying $400 million in cash for Hyperwallet, an 18-year-old, Bay Area-based company that helps people and small businesses receive payments for products and services that they sell, including through the vacation rental platform HomeAway and Rodan & Fields, the …

New EU copyright filtering law threatens the internet as we knew it

The controversial proposal heads to a crucial vote on June 20th<p>On June 20th, a committee of the European Parliament will vote on whether to proceed on a copyright proposal that some say will destroy the internet as we know it. That may sound fairly hyperbolic, but over 70 experts — including World …

European Parliament

Mexico's World Cup Win May Have Caused a Man-Made Earthquake in Mexico City

You could say Mexico fans were shook.<p>The 2018 FIFA World Cup had its first major upset on Sunday after Mexico beat Germany — the 2014 World Cup …

Apple will update iOS to block police hacking tool

A new feature will protect against the GrayKey phone-cracking tool<p>For months, police across the country have been using a device called a GrayKey to unlock dormant iPhones, using an undisclosed technique to sidestep Apple’s default disk encryption. The devices are currently in use in at least five …

iOS

The 'Xbox One X' Is About To Get A Massive Price Cut According To Leaked Ads

The Xbox One X is about to see a massive price drop according to multiple ads leaked online.<p>The $499 console will fall in price $100 tomorrow before going on sale for an additional $50 off. That puts the price of Microsoft’s flagship console at $349, making it the most powerful console in the world …

Revolut announces a Robinhood-like trading product

Fintech startup Revolut likes to announce new things all the time. Even though nothing is going live today, it’s interesting to see where the startup is heading. The company is working on a trading platform for traditional shares without any commission.<p>You’ll find stock from public companies from …

VPNFilter malware infecting 500,000 devices is worse than we thought

Malware tied to Russia can attack connected computers and downgrade HTTPS.<p>Two weeks ago, officials in the private and public sectors warned that …

Millennials trust Amazon and PayPal over banks when it comes to personal data

LONDON — Young people in Britain are more trusting of tech giants such as Amazon and PayPal than they are of banks when it comes to personal data, according to a new survey.<p>A survey of 2,000 people across the UK by business intelligence company RFi Group found that most 18-to-24-year-olds put …

This is the most important setting you can enable on your iPhone

There’s a security setting in iOS that will erase everything on your iPhone, resetting it back to a blank, factory-state slate if you tap in the wrong passcode 10 times. It’s called Data Protection, and I never wrote a how to on this because I figured everyone would have it switched on. After all, …

Massive Network Crash Temporarily Renders Visa Cards Useless in UK and Europe

Despite the prevalence of credit cards and payment services like Venmo and Apple Pay, when things go wrong, cash is still king. And today, Europe and …

Immigrant who saved child from balcony fall given path to French citizenship

An immigrant dubbed the "Spider-Man of Paris" has been invited to apply for French citizenship after staging a remarkable rescue over the weekend.<p>Video published on social media showed Mamoudou Gassama — who is living in the country illegally, according to a rights group — quickly scaling the side …

Apple's Phil Schiller Explains Why Valve's Steam Link App Was Rejected

Apple recently made the decision to reject Valve's Steam Link app after initially approving it, leading to many unhappy Steam customers who had been looking forward to the feature.<p>Apple has been silent on the issue despite several requests for comment, but today, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller …

Google and LG Display have made the highest resolution VR screen yet

Google and LG Display have joined forces to design the clearest OLED display to date. The 4.3-inch screen, which Google recently revealed at Display Week, is designed to push the boundaries of VR image quality with an incredible 1,443 ppi resolution. For comparison, Japan Display Inc unveiled its …

PayPal Acquiring iZettle to Compete With Square for In-Store Payments Processing

PayPal this week announced plans to acquire the Swedish-based payments hardware company iZettle for $2.2 billion, with a plan to expand its presence in brick and mortar stores thanks to iZettle's technology. The acquisition will also help PayPal bolster its business across iZettle's main markets of …

Bohemian Rhapsody: first trailer of Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic released

The first full trailer of the long-gestating Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been released onto the internet. Starring Mr Robot’s Rami Malek as Mercury, the band’s exuberant lead singer who died in 1991, anticipation had been stoked on Monday with a short teaser on Queen’s …

Rock Music

YouTube Introduces HDR Video Support on iPhone X

YouTube recently began rolling out support for high dynamic range video content on iPhone X, as noted by users on the <i>MacRumors</i> forums and Reddit. HDR videos provide a broader range of colors and luminance compared to sub-HDR content, and the format also supports quality video playback on a wide …

Notepad gets a major upgrade, now does Unix line endings

No longer will Unix files show all their content smashed together in one long line.<p>Notepad, the text editor that ships with Windows, is not a …

iOS 11.4 Disables Lightning Connector After 7 Days, Limiting Law Enforcement Access

The iOS 11.4 update, currently being beta tested, includes a USB Restricted Mode that introduces a week-long expiration date on access to the Lightning port on your iOS devices if your phone hasn't been unlocked, which has implications for law enforcement tools like the GrayKey box.<p>USB Restricted …

The Stricter a State's Gun Laws, the Fewer Children Die From Guns, Study Finds

State laws that mandate universal background checks for buying guns and ammunition may save young lives, suggests new research presented this week at …