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Walmart May Build a Netflix Clone to Stick It to Amazon: Report Walmart May Build a Netflix Clone to Stick It to Amazon: Report

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was anointed as the richest man in modern history this week, and he’s just a hair’s breadth away from being worth more than the entire Walmart dynasty. The original big-box retailer is feeling the pressure and is reportedly looking into launching it own streaming service to compete with Prime…

Voting Machine Maker Suddenly Remembers It Did Connect Its Machines to the Internet Voting Machine Maker Suddenly Remembers It Did Connect Its Machines to the Internet

Voting machine manufacturer ES&S has denied that its systems were ever equipped with remote-access software when confronted by reporters. But after receiving questions from a U.S. senator on the matter, the company has admitted it did do that dumb thing, but it did it a long time ago, and it doesn’t do it anymore.

Microsoft Says Skype Will Finally Get Call Recording This Summer Microsoft Says Skype Will Finally Get Call Recording This Summer

A new update for Skype has arrived, and with it comes the promise that we’ll finally be getting the option to record calls. Skype has gone more than a decade without this obvious feature, and you might as well update now because all other versions of the service will stop working on September 1, according to Microsoft.

Netflix's Garbage Programming Blamed for Stock Falling Off a Cliff Netflix's Garbage Programming Blamed for Stock Falling Off a Cliff

Netflix shares plummetted in after-hours trading following the release of its latest earnings report. The streaming giant missed the mark on several of its projections, and analysts are blaming its lackluster content.

FCC Appears Ready to Kill Sinclair's Takeover of Local News Stations FCC Appears Ready to Kill Sinclair's Takeover of Local News Stations

For once, it seems like FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is doing his job.

Jeff Bezos Expected to Charge at Least $200,000 for Space Rides in His Rich People Escape Pods Jeff Bezos Expected to Charge at Least $200,000 for Space Rides in His Rich People Escape Pods

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is making rapid progress on his plan to leave all of us poor suckers behind on this godforsaken planet, and he plans to start selling tickets for suborbital space flights in 2019. On Friday, a new report claimed that the right to be a Blue Origin guinea pig will cost $200,000 to $300,000.

Facebook Nixes Worrying Loophole That Put Vulnerable Closed Groups at Risk Facebook Nixes Worrying Loophole That Put Vulnerable Closed Groups at Risk

Facebook has quietly changed its privacy standards for closed groups to eliminate the option of manually viewing members’ private information and after it threatened legal action, a Chrome extension that made it possible to download the details of all group members at once has been shuttered. But the question of why…

FCC Screws With Its Complaint Process—and You'll Still Need to Pay $225 to Get Heard [Updated] FCC Screws With Its Complaint Process—and You'll Still Need to Pay $225 to Get Heard [Updated]

The FCC knows that Americans hate telecoms, and it’s doing everything it can to give us reason to hate them more. On Tuesday, a proposal to kneecap the informal complaint process at the agency sparked cries of anti-consumerism. Now, the rule changes have been approved—and formal complaints will still cost you $225.

Elon Musk Vows to Take on Flint Water Crisis Elon Musk Vows to Take on Flint Water Crisis

Elon Musk has been taking a good bit of criticism lately, much of it deserved. After enduring quite a bit of roasting over his ineffective efforts to help kids trapped in a cave in Thailand, he’s now pledged to help every single person in Flint, Michigan, who is still affected by the water crisis.

ARM Takes Down Boneheaded Website Attacking Open-Source Rival ARM Takes Down Boneheaded Website Attacking Open-Source Rival

ARM, the incredibly successful developer of CPU designs, appears to be getting a little nervous about an open-source rival that’s gaining traction. At the end of June, ARM launched a website outlining why it’s better than its competitor’s offerings and it quickly blew up in its face. Realizing the site was a bad look,…

Military Documents Stolen Because Someone Forgot to Update the Router Password Military Documents Stolen Because Someone Forgot to Update the Router Password

You too can have better cybersecurity than the U.S. military just by properly setting up your router.

Former Apple Engineer Reportedly Charged With Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets Former Apple Engineer Reportedly Charged With Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets

Imagine being an engineer at Apple, one of the most coveted positions in tech. On top of it, you work in the ultra-secret autonomous car division. And you blow it all by leaving for a startup in China and stealing Apple’s trade secrets on the way out the door. That’s what authorities believe one man did this past…

Facebook Runs Full-Page Ads in Indian Newspapers to Fight Fake News Facebook Runs Full-Page Ads in Indian Newspapers to Fight Fake News

Facebook has been under fire in India following a string of lynchings that appeared to have been prompted by false news spread on WhatsApp. It’s become such an epidemic that the Indian government has demanded something be done. For now, Facebook’s solution involves running ads in local newspapers explaining how to…

Apple's Cop-Blocking iOS Update Is Here Apple's Cop-Blocking iOS Update Is Here

It’s finally here. Apple’s long-awaited feature that is intended to keep bad actors from bypassing Apple’s encryption and breaking into your phone is now available. On Monday, the component went live in the latest iOS update and you should just go ahead and download it.

AT&T's Big Plan for HBO Is to Fill It With More Random Trash Like Netflix AT&T's Big Plan for HBO Is to Fill It With More Random Trash Like Netflix

There are many reasons that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner presented the clear possibility of harming consumers. Somewhere on the list is the possibility of turning the carefully curated, profitable, and beloved HBO into a big-data monster like Netflix. To hear AT&T’s executive in charge of the cable channel tell it,…

Timehop Hit With Worrying Breach of 21 Million Users’ Personal Data Timehop Hit With Worrying Breach of 21 Million Users’ Personal Data

Timehop, an app that reminds social media users about posts from their past, has disclosed that it suffered a major security breach on July 4. According to the company, 21 million users had some form of personal data stolen. Attackers were also able to retrieve access tokens that would have enabled them to view users’…

Hobbyists Lose Fight to Escape the FAA's Toy Drone Rules Hobbyists Lose Fight to Escape the FAA's Toy Drone Rules

The skies aren’t big enough for everyone. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit reversed a ruling from last year that found the FAA cannot regulate small drones used by hobbyists. New regulations are expected to come soon, which should please companies that are trying to break into the commercial…

Mitsubishi Wants Your Driving Data, and It's Willing to Throw in a Free Cup of Coffee to Get It Mitsubishi Wants Your Driving Data, and It's Willing to Throw in a Free Cup of Coffee to Get It

Automakers want in on the highly lucrative big data game and Mitsubishi is willing to pay for the privilege. In exchange for running the risk of jacking up its customers’ insurance premiums, the car manufacturer is offering drivers $10 off of an oil change and other rewards. Consumers will have to decide if a gift…

Here's How Much MoviePass Surge Pricing Will Cost You Here's How Much MoviePass Surge Pricing Will Cost You

It’s that time again—time to relearn how your MoviePass subscription works.

Sydney Airport Kicks Off Test to Replace IDs With Facial Recognition Sydney Airport Kicks Off Test to Replace IDs With Facial Recognition

This week, some passengers traveling through the international airport in Sydney, Australia will be the first guinea pigs in a program that intends to replace the passport with facial scans. The check-in process may surely become less of a headache, but at what price?

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