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Walmart may launch a video streaming service to battle Netflix, Amazon

Enlarge (credit: Walmart) Walmart may be the next giant to enter the video streaming wars, according to a report from The Information. The retailer is reportedly considering launching its own video streaming service to battle Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. But Walmart wants to undercut its compe...

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Watch live: Blue Origin subjects its rocket to high-altitude escape test

Enlarge / New Shepard on the launch pad the morning of Mission 8, April 29, 2018. (credit: Blue Origin) As it continues to progress toward human flights, Blue Origin will perform another potentially dangerous uncrewed test today of its New Shepard rocket and spacecraft. Although it has not yet pr...

Tech

A $225 GPS spoofer can send sat-nav-guided vehicles into oncoming traffic *

Enlarge (credit: Zeng et al.) Billions of people—and a growing number of autonomous vehicles—rely on mobile navigation services from Google, Uber, and others to provide real-time driving directions. A new proof-of-concept attack demonstrates how hackers could inconspicuously steer a t...

Tech

Using a virus to kill what antibiotics can’t

Enlarge / Phages on the surface of a bacterial cell. (credit: Dr. Graham Beards ) Due largely to overuse, we're at risk of seeing many of our antibiotics lose effectiveness, leaving us without a defense against a number of potentially fatal infections. People are taking a variety of approaches to...

Tech

Formula E ends its season—and an era—in Brooklyn

Enlarge (credit: Elle Cayabyab Gitlin) NEW YORK—Racing cars came to Red Hook this past weekend as Formula E held its season four finale, the NYC ePrix. Although the event is only in its second year, the Big Apple is fast feeling like home for these all-electric race cars, and once again we...

Computing

AMD B450 motherboards bring top-end Ryzen processors to the budget range

The B450 series, the next lineup of mid-range motherboards from AMD, have been announced with vendors like ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI already with products to show.These motherboards all come in at or below $200 (about £150, AU$270), and as such are missing a few of the features enthusiast...

Computing

Mastercard targets major blockchain breakthrough

Mastercard is looking to make blockchain transactions easier for everyone with a new payments system.The company has applied for a patent concerning a simpler way to tie cryptocurrency payments to real-life accounts.The patent application, which was submitted to the USPTO, covers a, "Method and syst...

Hardware

Roku TV Wireless Speakers

The sad truth is that, as TVs have gotten slimmer, the speakers inside have gotten smaller right along with them. But Roku believes it has a solution for our AV anguish using software it introduced at CES 2018 called Roku Connect.  With it, Roku will have its hands on the controls of both the a...

Hardware

Hive Active Heating 2

For many people the prospect of turning their regular, boring home into a smart one still seems a little bit scary and very time-consuming. Luckily, the Hive Active Heating 2 is looking to change all of that and make upgrading your home easier, quicker and worth it in the long-run.One of the main re...

Tech

How to Use WhatsApp While Maintaining Your Privacy

Do you want to use WhatsApp, but don’t want people to know what you’re doing? By default, WhatsApp shares your activity with friends and the public in several ways. Privacy-conscious folks will likely have concerns about this. Thankfully, you can use WhatsApp almost completely in secret....


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