Day: June 13, 2018

Uber rival Didi limiting rides based on gender after a grisly murder, report says – CNET

Drivers for the Chinese firm will only be allowed to pick up riders of the same sex early in the morning and late in the evening, Reuters reports. …read more Source:: CNet

Boarding school Eton College is making students turn in their phones at night – CNET

No more endless scrolling through Instagram before bed. …read more Source:: CNet

Astroboffins spot planets swimming in the mists of forming stars

New technique looks for patterns in protostars Scientists have found a trio baby planets using a new technique of spotting unusual gas motion around developing stars.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

China to go full dystopia with mandatory vehicle RFID chips in 2019 – Roadshow

In a move that comes across as a strengthening of domestic surveillance policies, China will require all new vehicles to have vehicle-identity RFID chips starting next year. …read more Source:: CNet

‘Netflix and Alphabet Will Need To Become ISPs, Fast’

Following the recent official repeal of net neutrality and approval of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, an anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via TechCrunch, written by Danny Crichton. Crichton discusses the options Alphabet, Netflix and other video streaming services have on how to respond: For Alphabet, that will likely mean a redoubling…

Comcast offers $65 billion to snake Fox from Disney – CNET

Comcast wants to sway 21st Century Fox away from Disney with a richer offer. …read more Source:: CNet

Avengers 4 footage shown to lucky few – CNET

The CineEurope conference in Spain was like Movie Preview Christmas for Marvel fans, but the scenes are unlikely to trickle online. …read more Source:: CNet

Epic Antarctic ice sheet melt speeding up sea level rise – CNET

NASA eyes rapidly growing ice losses from the Antarctic. …read more Source:: CNet

Nintendo’s $50 Poke Ball Plus is the ultimate gamepad for Pokemon Let’s Go and Pokemon Go – CNET

Why yes, that IS a joystick in the center of the Poke Ball. …read more Source:: CNet

Spanish Soccer League App In Google Play Wants To Use Phone Mics To Enforce Copyrights

The official app for the Spanish soccer league La Liga, which has more than 10 million downloads from Google Play, was recently updated to seek access to users’ microphone and GPS settings. “When granted, the app processes audio snippets in an attempt to identify public venues that broadcast soccer games without a license,” reports Ars…