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Facebook aims to shake up finance with its Libra cryptocurrency - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2019-06-18 05:00
The social network’s new cryptocurrency could fuel its e-commerce ambitions.

Everything you need to know about Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2019-06-18 05:00
The social network is a founding member of a consortium that's designing a global digital coin.

Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and more

Engadget - Tue, 2019-06-18 05:00
Today, Facebook finally announced its long-rumored cryptocurrency platform, Calibra. Some speculated that the company would rely on outside firms and existing cryptocurrency exchanges, like the Winklevoss twins' Gemini. Instead, Facebook's Calibra wi...

Facebook's Calibra cryptocurrency wallet launches in 2020

Engadget - Tue, 2019-06-18 05:00
After months of rumors and speculation, Facebook is finally making its cryptocurrency efforts official. This is Calibra, a digital wallet that will use a new cryptocurrency called Libra. Calibra, which is now a subsidiary of Facebook, is designed to...

iOS 13 lets you know if you're deleting apps with active subscriptions

Engadget - Tue, 2019-06-18 03:58
Over the past few months, Apple made changes to iOS subscriptions in an effort to make them more user-friendly and transparent. Now, MacStories EIC Federico Viticci has unearthed another subscription-related feature rolling out with iOS 13. Apparentl...

What's on TV this week: 'Evangelion' on Netflix and 'Us' Blu-ray

Engadget - Tue, 2019-06-18 02:42
Despite all the money Netflix keeps spending on new original content, the thing we're most interested in this week is a little older. Anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion comes to the service Friday morning (along with Evangelion: Death True² a...

Wacom Bamboo Ink Plus adds tilt, rechargeable battery to its repertoire - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2019-06-18 01:00
Wacom's second generation of its Windows Ink stylus offers some refinements that should make it better and more reliable than before.

Sprint is the latest telecom to offer a tracking device that uses LTE

TechCrunch - Tue, 2019-06-18 00:40

Following in the footsteps of AT&T and Verizon*, Sprint is now offering an LTE tracker. The matchbook-sized device, simply called Tracker, provides real-time location tracking on Safe + Found app.

Sprint Tracker

Sprint’s new Tracker

The Tracker competes with Tile, but instead of Bluetooth, Sprint’s device uses 4G LTE, GPS and Wi-Fi location services, so it can be used to track things, people or pets that might travel a significant distance away, compared to a range of 100 ft to 300 ft for Tile (depending on the version). The Tracker is manufactured by Coolpad and users need to pay $2.50 per month for 24 months to cover the cost of the device, plus an additional $5 per month to connect it.

AT&T and Verizon both launched LTE trackers over the past year and Apple is also rumored to be working on a tracking device that connects to iPhones, based on an asset package for pairing devices by proximity spotted in the first beta of iOS 13 by 9to5Mac.

*Disclosure: TechCrunch is part of Verizon Media, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.

Mario Kart VR comes to Southern California

Engadget - Mon, 2019-06-17 23:44
Mario fans in Orange County are in luck. Mario Kart VR is in Irvine for the next stop in its US tour. The game launched on June 12th at VR Zone Portal Irvine, located at the K1 Speed entertainment center. Players will get the chance to hop inside a M...

Nintendo brings 'Dr. Mario World' to Android and iOS on July 10th

Engadget - Mon, 2019-06-17 22:23
Earlier this year Nintendo announced that its Dr. Mario puzzle game would return in a new iteration for mobile devices, and now Dr. Mario World has a release date: July 10th. Set to appear on Android and iOS (and available for pre-order via either of...

Amazon releases full-length trailer for superhero drama ‘The Boys’

Engadget - Mon, 2019-06-17 21:34
Amazon has unveiled a full-length trailer for The Boys, its unsentimental, kooky look at a world where superheroes abuse their powers on the regular and it's up to mere mortals to stop them. It's a well-understood fact that absolute power corrupts ab...

China is requiring EV companies to re-evaluate their designs for safety, report says - Roadshow

CNET News - Mon, 2019-06-17 20:52
This move comes after a series of high-profile EV fires from Tesla and NIO.

Apple loses bidding war for J. J. Abrams' production studio

Engadget - Mon, 2019-06-17 20:14
Don't look now, but a major Hollywood upset just happened... much to the chagrin of streaming outlets. Hollywood Reporter and Deadline sources say that AT&T-owned WarnerMedia is near closing a roughly $500 million deal with Bad Robot, the produc...

Toy Story 5 isn't planned, but it 'wouldn't surprise' star Tom Hanks - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2019-06-17 20:11
The toys could just keep on playing forever and ever.

Google Doodle has a ball (or three) with falafel - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2019-06-17 20:00
Google serves up a yummy animated doodle to celebrate the tasty deep-fried balls.

Waymo's kitted-out Jaguar I-Pace models are being seen testing in public - Roadshow

CNET News - Mon, 2019-06-17 19:40
We've known about the Waymo Jags for a while, but this is our first good look at what they've been up to since they were announced.

Apple TV beta tests iOS-like picture-in-picture

Engadget - Mon, 2019-06-17 19:22
The latest beta version of Apple's upcoming tvOS 13 has an unexpected surprise. The company is introducing support for a picture-in-picture mode that allows you to browse while continuing to watch a video. The feature, available in tvOS 13 beta 2, wa...

Pakistani politician accidentally wears cat filter during livestream - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2019-06-17 19:21
In an SNL skit come to life, an information minister and two colleagues show up with whiskers and cute pointy ears. Fur real.

WarnerMedia could acquire J.J. Abrams content for $500M - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2019-06-17 19:03
The upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service could be packed with content from Bad Robot.

Nikon plans an answer to Sony's A9 mirrorless pro camera

Engadget - Mon, 2019-06-17 18:31
You knew Nikon was going to expand its mirrorless camera lineup after the Z6 and Z7 arrived, but in what direction? Now you know. Company president Toshikazu Umatate has revealed to Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun that Nikon will release a mirrorless "equival...