CNET News | 16 Jul 20:00

Lotus Evija electric hypercar aims just shy of 2,000 horsepower - Roadshow

Lotus wants its new EV super-coupe to be the most powerful production car ever.

Ars Technica | 16 Jul 23:50

The first all-new Lotus in years will be a 1,971hp electric car

Flush with Geely's funding, this hypercar marks the start of a new chapter.

The Verge - All Posts | 16 Jul 21:15

The Lotus Evija is a ludicrously powerful electric hypercar

Chinese giant Geely’s remaking of the British automaker seems to be going well Continue reading…

CNET News | 16 Jul 20:00

Lotus Evija doesn't look a thing like any other Lotus, and that's good - Roadshow

62 miles per hour should arrive in less than 3 seconds.

Engadget RSS Feed | 16 Jul 20:00

Lotus’ all-electric hypercar fully charges in nine minutes

Lotus decided to make its latest hypercar not only all-electric but also incredibly powerful. The Evija is the company's first car with an electrified powertrain, which translates into a disgusting amount of power (2,000 PS or roughly 1973 in horsepo...

CNET News | 16 Jul 17:52

2020 Chrysler Voyager offers a solid minivan for less than $29,000 - Roadshow

One day, it will replace the Dodge Grand Caravan, but not quite yet.

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 16 Jul 20:44

Apple Plans to Start Funding Original Podcasts

Apple has a plan to start funding original podcasts in order to better compete with Spotify, according to a new report from Bloomberg . Apple executives have been reaching out to media companies to discuss exclusive buying rights for podcasts, which would be exclusive to Apple. While Apple has yet to outline a clear strategy for its plans, the company will be pursuing "the kind of deals it didn't make before," according to Bloomberg . Apple has also been funding original content for its upcoming Apple TV + series, which could account for its decision to also bankroll other kinds of exclusive content. Apple does not make money from its Podcasts app, but has previously expressed interest in exclusive content as a way to draw and retain customers. Apple has used such exclu...

Gizmodo | 17 Jul 00:13

Apple Planning to Jazz It Up With Some Original Podcasts: Report

With Apple poised to further expand its services to better compete with its streaming rivals—whether or not its offerings will be any good —it was probably only a matter of time before we learned that the company has its eye on podcasts as well. The question is, will they be any good? Read more...

CNET News | 16 Jul 22:08

Apple in talks to buy exclusive podcast programming, report says - CNET

The podcasting business is about to get crazy competitive.

The Verge - All Posts | 16 Jul 21:10

Apple will reportedly fund Apple-exclusive podcasts

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple, with a revived focus on services and original content, is reportedly looking to invest in podcasts. Bloomberg reports today that the tech company is reaching out to media companies to discuss making certain shows exclusive to Apple Podcasts, the company’s podcast listening app. We’ve reached out to Apple for comment and will update if we hear back. This is a complete rethinking of Apple and its place in the podcast ecosystem. The company has always played a neutral role in podcasting, one in which anyone could upload their podcast’s RSS feed into Apple’s app and distribute it through the platform. The company curates lists and highlights noteworthy shows, but those picks were never Apple-funded. If what this report suggests...

Techmeme | 16 Jul 21:02

Sources: Apple plans to fund original, exclusive podcasts and has reached out to media companies, in a bid to compete with Spotify (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg : Sources: Apple plans to fund original, exclusive podcasts and has reached out to media companies, in a bid to compete with Spotify   —  - Tech giant looks to use exclusives to compete with Spotify  — Company has recently added new Podcasts Mac app, web interface

9to5Mac | 16 Jul 20:58

Report: Apple to fund original content podcast shows for Apple Podcasts exclusives

Apple plans to use some of its spare cash to fund original podcasts for its platforms, according to a Bloomberg report . The news comes as the podcast game heats up with competitors like Spotify investing hundreds of millions of dollars in original content projects. Up to now, Apple has participated in the podcast ecosystem by hosting the de-facto canonical directory of shows, which most third-party apps rely on to find new shows. The directory was free to join and did not require an Apple business relationship. more… The post Report: Apple to fund original content podcast shows for Apple Podcasts exclusives appeared first on 9to5Mac .

BBC News - Technology | 16 Jul 19:29

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency attacked at Senate hearing

The tech giant's Libra digital currency is attacked by senators who say the company is not trusted.

CNET News | 17 Jul 00:42

Facebook Libra cryptocurrency hearings with Congress Day 2: How to watch - CNET

The internet giant will appear before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET.

Techmeme | 16 Jul 20:13

Swiss regulator that Facebook's David Marcus said would oversee privacy protections for Libra says it hasn't heard from those behind the proposed cryptocurrency (Elizabeth Schulze/CNBC)

Elizabeth Schulze / CNBC : Swiss regulator that Facebook's David Marcus said would oversee privacy protections for Libra says it hasn't heard from those behind the proposed cryptocurrency   —  KEY POINTS  — David Marcus, the head of Facebook's digital currency project, said during a hearing in the U.S. Senate …

Techmeme | 16 Jul 18:55

Highlights from the Senate hearing with Facebook's David Marcus on the proposed Libra cryptocurrency, and what was left unanswered (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : Highlights from the Senate hearing with Facebook's David Marcus on the proposed Libra cryptocurrency, and what was left unanswered   —  Facebook will only build its own Calibra cryptocurrency wallet into Messenger and Whatsapp, and will refuse to embed competing wallets …

CNET News | 16 Jul 18:25

Facebook Libra cryptocurrency hearing highlights social network's trust problems - CNET

Some US lawmakers think Libra is a "bad idea."

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 16 Jul 19:08

Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 12.4 update to developers, one week after seeding the sixth iOS 12.4 beta , and two months after releasing iOS 12.3 , a major update that introduced a revamped TV app. Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.4 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over the air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. Public Beta testers can download the beta over the air. There were no new features discovered in the first six iOS 12.4 betas, so it's not entirely clear what's coming in the update. As a more significant 12.x update, it's possible that the update is focusing on a feature that's not yet available -- the Apple Card . Apple is planning to release the Apple Card ...

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 16 Jul 22:26

Maps: What's New in iOS 13

Apple introduced updates to many of the built-in iOS apps in iOS 13 , and Maps is no exception. The updated version of Maps has a long list of new features that are designed to make the Apple Maps app better able to compete with mapping apps from other companies. There's a new Look Around street view level feature, a Collections feature for aggregating lists of your favorite places, a Favorites option for getting to your most frequently traveled places quickly, and some other smaller updates that are worth knowing about. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In this guide, we've highlighted all of the new features that are in the Apple Maps app in iOS 13 . Maps Redesign Apple in iOS 12 debuted a rebuilt, updated Maps app that u...

9to5Mac | 16 Jul 19:17

Apple releases fourth beta of macOS Catalina to developers

In addition to new betas of iOS 12.4 and more , Apple today has also released the fourth developer beta of macOS Catalina. This update comes two weeks after Apple released the third developer beta of the update. more… The post Apple releases fourth beta of macOS Catalina to developers appeared first on 9to5Mac .

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 16 Jul 19:10

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Catalina to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third macOS Catalina beta and over a month after the new Mac operating system update was first unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The new macOS Catalina beta can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. As with all new betas, macOS Catalina should not be installed on a primary machine because it is early release software and has bugs. macOS Catalina eliminates the iTunes app, splitting it into Music, Podcasts, and TV apps. The Apple Music and Apple Podcasts apps are available now, while the Apple TV app is coming later this year. The three new apps offer similar functionality to iTunes, but are split u...

9to5Mac | 16 Jul 19:06

Apple Card launch likely imminent as Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta

Apple Card is coming this summer, and we expect the new credit card from Apple to be supported in iOS 12.4. Apple hasn’t been more specific about the exact launch date for US customers, but the company has been releasing developer beta versions of iOS 12.4 without Apple Card included for several weeks. Apple is releasing the seventh developer beta version of the upcoming software update today, one week since beta 6 reached developers. We’ve also heard from multiple anonymous sources that Apple Card would launch this week, but it’s unclear if that will happen based on the beta release. more… The post Apple Card launch likely imminent as Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta appeared first on 9to5Mac .

Techmeme | 16 Jul 21:10

Apple says it is sending out another silent update for macOS to fix a webcam vulnerability affecting apps using Zoom's tech including RingCentral and Zhumu (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)

Dieter Bohn / The Verge : Apple says it is sending out another silent update for macOS to fix a webcam vulnerability affecting apps using Zoom's tech including RingCentral and Zhumu   —  RingCentral and Zhumu are now patched  —  Apple informed us that it has sent out a silent security update to Macs to remove software …

CNET News | 16 Jul 22:24

Apple's stealth Mac security update removes flawed software, report says - CNET

Zoom's partner apps were also affected by a webcam security flaw, according to a security researcher.

9to5Mac | 16 Jul 19:42

Apple pushes second silent macOS update as it battles Zoom webcam hijack vulnerability

Apple is pushing yet another silent update to macOS to resolve the Mac webcam hijack vulnerability in RingCentral and Zhumu. These two apps are powered by Zoom, and it was discovered this week that they are also susceptible to the same web server vulnerability as Zoom. more… The post Apple pushes second silent macOS update as it battles Zoom webcam hijack vulnerability appeared first on 9to5Mac .

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 16 Jul 19:42

Apple Pushes Another Automatic Mac Software Update to Address Further Zoom-Related Vulnerabilities

Apple today pushed a second silent security update to Macs to address further vulnerabilities related to the Zoom video conferencing app for macOS, reports The Verge . Apple removed software that was installed by RingCentral and Zhumu, two video conferencing apps that relied on technology from Zoom and were also found to have the same vulnerabilities as Zoom earlier this week. These two apps installed software able to respond to commands that could potentially allow websites to open up your webcam during a video conference without permission. Removing the apps did not remove the secondary software that was vulnerable to exploitation, which is also how Zoom worked. Discovered last week , the Zoom vulnerability let a website forcibly initiate a video call on a Mac...

The Verge - All Posts | 16 Jul 19:20

Apple is silently updating Macs again to remove insecure software from Zoom’s partners

Apple informed us that it has sent out a silent security update to Macs to remove software that was automatically installed by RingCentral and Zhumu. These video conferencing apps both used technology from Zoom — they’re essentially white labels — and thus they also had Zoom’s security flaws. Specifically, they installed secondary pieces of software that could take commands from websites to open up your webcam in a video conference without your intervention. Even uninstalling those apps wouldn’t remove that secondary web server, which would mean that many users wouldn’t get the software vendors’ updates fixing the issue. That means Apple is best positioned to remove the offending software, and it is. Apple intends to fix the issue for... Continue reading…

9to5Mac | 16 Jul 23:28

Top 10 Prime Day deals still available

The sun is beginning to set on Amazon’s Prime Day event . With a few hours left on the summer’s biggest online shopping event, it’s time to take a look at the top 10 Prime Day deals still available. It’s been a steady stream of standout offers and now we’re ready to look at the best deals that you can still grab before 3am ET tonight. more… The post Top 10 Prime Day deals still available appeared first on 9to5Mac .

Engadget RSS Feed | 16 Jul 22:00

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Day two, the afternoon edition

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated lis...

Ars Technica | 16 Jul 20:57

Dealmaster: Amazon Prime Day deals you can snag for under $50

Here's the TL;DR version of the best affordable Prime Day deals.

Gizmodo | 16 Jul 19:40

Save Big on Unlocked Smartphones With Amazon's Prime Day Sale

Prime Day Smartphone Sale | Amazon Read more...

Gizmodo | 16 Jul 17:00

The 15 Most Popular Deals From the First 24 Hours of Prime Day That You Can Still Buy

For the first time ever, Amazon has stretched out Prime Day over a full 48 hours, and while a lot of the best bargains from Day 1 are already sold out, we rounded up the 15 most popular deals (as bought by our readers) from Day 1 that you can still grab on Day 2. Read more...

CNET News | 16 Jul 20:20

Taika Waititi to direct his second Thor movie, so Akira will have to wait - CNET

Ready for Thor 4? The God of Thunder will reunite with Thor: Ragnarok director.

Ars Technica | 16 Jul 22:56

We’re getting a fourth Thor film, and Taika Waititi is directing it

But it means the director's anticipated adaptation of Akira is delayed indefinitely.

The Verge - All Posts | 16 Jul 20:32

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi will return for Thor 4

If you can hear the sound of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” playing in the distance, it’s likely because Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is returning for Marvel’s Thor 4. Waititi is pausing his work on Warner Bros.’ live-action Akira adaptation to focus his attention on Thor 4, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter . There isn’t too much information about Thor 4 right now, but Waititi is expected to team up with Chris Hemsworth again for the project . Considering Avengers: Endgame ended with a tease of Thor heading out to space with the Guardians of the Galaxy, there may be some crossovers, too. The director’s decision to board Thor 4 and drop Akira came as a shock, according to a report from Variety . There was... ...

Gizmodo | 16 Jul 19:53

Taika Waititi Is Back for Thor 4, But Akira Is on Hold

Thor will be back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Taika Waititi will once again be steering the ship. Read more...

Techmeme | 16 Jul 20:25

Sprint says hackers had access to customers' names, billing, device details, and more via Samsung's website, fails to disclose the number affected (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : Sprint says hackers had access to customers' names, billing, device details, and more via Samsung's website, fails to disclose the number affected   —  Hackers had access to customer info such as names, billing, device details, and more.  —  US mobile network operator Sprint said hackers broke …

Gizmodo | 17 Jul 00:00

Hacker Breached Sprint Customer Accounts Through Samsung Website

Many Sprint customers recently learned that their accounts were compromised through the Samsung website. Read more...

The Verge - All Posts | 16 Jul 23:44

Sprint says hackers accessed sensitive subscriber info through a Samsung website

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sprint is informing customers today of a serious security breach that has exposed subscriber information like billing addresses, phone numbers, and other detailed account information, according to ZDNet . The breach is a result of vulernability, the details of which are currently unknown, in a Samsung website advertising an “add a line” feature for active Sprint account holders. Sprint explained the breach in a letter sent out to consumers that was obtained by ZDNet . In the letter, Sprint says it was informed of the “unauthorized access” back in late June: On June 22, Sprint was informed of unauthorized access to your Sprint account using your account credentials via the Samsung.com “add a line” website. We take this matte...

CNET News | 16 Jul 21:30

Sprint customer accounts breached by hackers - CNET

The info was breached via a Samsung web page.

Latest news | 17 Jul 01:01

Bipartisan lawmakers roll out bill to keep Huawei blacklisted

The legislation, introduced in the House and the Senate, would stop the president from reversing the US trade ban against Huawei.

Engadget RSS Feed | 16 Jul 18:49

Congress tries to limit Trump's ability to ease Huawei restrictions

President Trump's desire to lift some restrictions on Huawei won't go unchallenged. A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill, the Defending America's 5G Future Act, that would effectively set the original blacklisting in stone. It would "...

CNET News | 16 Jul 18:08

Senators push to keep Huawei blacklisted in new 5G legislation - CNET

Lawmakers say Huawei must be prevented from "threatening America’s national security."

The Verge - All Posts | 16 Jul 17:21

Congress wants to block the Trump administration from weakening Huawei restrictions

A group of senators introduced a bipartisan piece of legislation Tuesday that would limit the Trump administration’s abilities to scale back pressure on the Chinese tech giant Huawei without an act of Congress. The Defending America’s 5G Future Act, led by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), would block the Trump administration from single-handedly allowing Huawei to conduct business with American companies. If approved, it would also keep the Commerce Department from removing the Chinese company from its “Entity List,” codifying a recent Trump administration executive order. That list prevents companies like Huawei from purchasing US tech without government approval. “We must make a concerted effort to confront the... Continue reading…

Techmeme | 17 Jul 00:30

Google Maps will now show bike-sharing station information on Android and iOS in 23 new cities globally, more than a year after debuting the feature in NYC (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat : Google Maps will now show bike-sharing station information on Android and iOS in 23 new cities globally, more than a year after debuting the feature in NYC   —  Google Maps is bringing bike-sharing station information to global markets from today, more than a year after first debuting the feature in New York City.

The Verge - All Posts | 17 Jul 00:00

The LG G8 can now tap to pay at practically any magstripe sales terminal in the US

Four years after Samsung introduced a tap-to-pay mobile wallet that works practically anywhere your credit card does — even older magnetic-stripe card readers — and two years after LG started testing it in Korea, LG’s rival LG Pay has finally arrived in the United States. That might be pretty intriguing if you’re an LG smartphone owner, because it’s a way more flexible payment tech than most other rivals on the market. Where Apple Pay and Google Pay only work with newer payment terminals that support near-field communication (NFC), LG Pay allows your phone to generate a magnetic signal that looks — to the reader — just like you swiped a traditional magstripe credit card. That’s been an exclusive selling point for Samsung phones up to... Continue reading…

Techmeme | 16 Jul 23:55

Four of the seven Google employees who organized a 20,000-person walkout in November have resigned from the company (Nitasha Tiku/Wired)

Nitasha Tiku / Wired : Four of the seven Google employees who organized a 20,000-person walkout in November have resigned from the company   —  FOUR OF THE seven Google employees who organized a 20,000-person walkout in November have resigned from the company, including two women who claimed Google retaliated against them for their internal activism.

Gizmodo | 16 Jul 23:40

CES, Still a Bunch of Puritans

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organization behind CES, doesn’t exactly have an admirable reputation when it comes to its treatment of women and products designed for women, specifically sexually-oriented ones. It appears the organization is attempting to cover its ass when it comes to this reputation,… Read more...