Crunch Report | North Korea Netflix Clone
Opera now offers a free VPN to Android users, North Korea Netflix clone is now live, Y Combinator Demo Day 2, YouTube updates its app for TVs, and a VC firm says “Fu*k Trump” on its website. All this on Crunch Report! Read More ...
Watch the world’s largest aircraft crash-land on only its second outing
Having celebrated a successful maiden flight just a week ago, the team behind the world's largest aircraft were shocked to see the enormous Airlander 10 crash-land on Wednesday at the end of only its second outing. The post Watch the world’s largest aircraft crash-land on only its second outing appeared first on Digital Trends....
Steven Smith Rested, David Warner to Captain Australia in Sri Lanka
Steven Smith has been rested for the remainder of the series against Sri Lanka, handing over the captaincy reins to David Warner.
Our preparation began a year before Rio Olympics: Dr Kiran Challagundla, third member of Team Sindhu
Firstpost spoke to the unassuming Kiran Challagundla, the third member of Team PV Sindhu, responsoble for the silver medal at the Rio Olympics 2016. The post Our preparation began a year before Rio Olympics: Dr Kiran Challagundla, third member of Team Sindhu appeared first on Firstpost....
Brexit leader Nigel Farage addresses Trump rally, bashes Clinton
JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - Nigel Farage, a key figure in the successful campaign to get Britain out of the European Union, lent his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country. ...
Sci-Fi meets reality: there’s a potentially habitable planet around Proxima Centauri
Sci-Fi meets reality as a planet is confirmed around our nearest celestial neighbor. With little visual evidence there's quite a bit we don't know yet, including whether it has an atmosphere or not. The post Sci-Fi meets reality: there’s a potentially habitable planet around Proxima Centauri appeared first on Digital Trends.
‘MegaMIMO 2.0’ wireless routers work together to triple bandwidth and double range
 Wireless interference is one of those things that we tend to not think about, because, well, we can’t see it. But routers are all over the place, sometimes several in a room when you’re in an office, conference, or campus — and make no mistake, it’s an epic battle at the frequencies they share. Some enterprising researchers have found a way to make those routers work… Read More ...
Why AI consolidation will create the worst monopoly in US history
 Forget Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — we need a trust-buster like Teddy Roosevelt, who in 1902 attacked the Northern Securities Company, a railroad holding company led by J.P. Morgan and James J. Hill. Consolidation in any market is expected, but AI is consolidating at such a rapid clip, at such an early stage and by so few companies that there are strong reasons to be concerned. Read More ...
Why AI consolidation will create the worst monopoly in US history
 Forget Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — we need a trust-buster like Teddy Roosevelt, who in 1902 attacked the Northern Securities Company, a railroad holding company led by J.P. Morgan and James J. Hill. Consolidation in any market is expected, but AI is consolidating at such a rapid clip, at such an early stage and by so few companies that there are strong reasons to be concerned. Read More ...
Afghan forces kill two gunmen to end American University attack
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces killed two gunmen who attacked the American University in Kabul, police said early on Thursday, ending an assault on the compound that killed at least one person and sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic. ...
CrossOver will soon run Windows apps on Android, Chrome OS
Yes, you read that right, but don’t worry (or perhaps be worried), it isn’t as straightforward or as magical as you might think. CodeWeavers, creators of the CrossOver software that lets users run some Windows software and games on Linux and macOS will be starting a tech preview of CrossOver for Android, which will do the same for Android devices … Continue reading...
Actress Leslie Jones' website hacked, nude photos posted
(Reuters) - "Ghostbusters" actress and comedian Leslie Jones' website was hacked on Wednesday and nude photos and personal information including her passport and driver's license were posted, according to media reports. ...
Facebook testing Messenger feature that could signal the end of friend requests
Facebook is planning to transform Messenger into your smartphone's default messaging. A new test feature will bypass the need to send a friend request on the social network before you can start chatting with someone. The post Facebook testing Messenger feature that could signal the end of friend requests appeared first on Digital Trends....
Harvard’s Octobot is the first autonomous machine to be made with all soft robotics
 For years roboticists have been looking into using softer materials for parts rather than the usual metal and plastic — sometimes even building entirely soft robots. But this Octobot from Harvard is the first that not only contains no hard parts but is also entirely autonomous. Read More ...
‘MegaMIMO 2.0’ wireless routers work together to triple bandwidth and double range
 Wireless interference is one of those things that we tend to not think about, because, well, we can’t see it. But routers are all over the place, sometimes several in a room when you’re in an office, conference, or campus — and make no mistake, it’s an epic battle at the frequencies they share. Some enterprising researchers have found a way to make those routers work… Read More ...
Attack at American University in Kabul over: Afghan police
KABUL (Reuters) - An attack at the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul, is over after security forces killed two gunmen, a police official at the scene told Reuters on Thursday. ...
Nexus smartphones to get Project Fi Wi-Fi Assistant feature
Not all Nexus devices have been privileged enough to officially get the newest Android 7.0 Nougat release, but it seems that Google will be throwing them a bone. Somewhat. The Android maker has just revealed that it is bringing a feature previously exclusive only to its Project Fi customers to all Nexus owners in select countries. Wi-Fi Assistant, which helps … Continue reading...
Seven record-breaking roller coasters that will throw you for a loop
Looking for the tallest, fastest, and most thrilling rollercoasters on the planet? Look no furhter. We've rounded up a list of the biggest rollercoasters known to man for your viewing pleasure The post Seven record-breaking roller coasters that will throw you for a loop appeared first on Digital Trends.
Hope Solo -- Hit with 6 Month Suspension ... For Trashing Sweden
Hope Solo has just been benched by Team USA soccer for SIX MONTHS -- for trashing Team Sweden as a "bunch of cowards" after they beat the U.S. in an Olympic match earlier this month.  U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced the suspension…
Researchers suggest ancient round ‘tools’ were actually weapons
Ancient stone objects are often rudimentary in design and, due to their age and possible exposure to the elements, sometimes lacking in finer details. This can make it difficult to discern what exactly any particular discovery is, and few things are more ambiguous than simple stone spheres. Were previously discovered round hand-sized stones used as tools? Researchers have thought so, … Continue reading...