Day: June 22, 2018

Amazon is selling the SNES Classic for $80 right now – CNET

At least, they were when I published this post. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple will fix certain problem keyboards on MacBooks, MacBook Pros – CNET

The company’s fragile “butterfly switch” keyboard design has spawned user frustration and even lawsuits. If you have one, you now can get it fixed or replaced for free. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook Messenger Kids App Is Expanding

Facebook’s controversial Messenger Kids app is heading outside the U.S. to Canada and Peru. From a report: As part of the expansion, the social networking giant said Friday that it would also debut Spanish and French language versions of the children’s messaging app that are now available in all three countries where the service is…

Driving on cold medicine could get you locked up in the UK – Roadshow

Non-prescription meds like allergy and cold medication are treated like marijuana and cocaine in regard to driving in the UK. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook app analytics mistakenly leaked to outsiders – CNET

Come on, Facebook. …read more Source:: CNet

China Will Partly Lift Internet Censorship For One of Its Provinces To Promote Tourism

In an effort to promote tourism, the southern tropical Chinese island of Hainan will no longer censor its internet. “Visitors to select areas of Hainan will be able to access Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, according to a new plan authorities have put together to turn the province into a free trade port by 2020,” reports…

Fortnite Fraudsters Infest the Web with Fake Apps, Scams

Malefactors have doubled down on duping Fortnite enthusiasts, releasing YouTube videos with links to scam versions of the game. And that’s not all. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Smyte customers not smitten with Twitter after being left in the lurch

Clients of abuse fighting biz cry foul over being ‘royally screwed’ Twitter, known for its rather rocky relationship with developers, cemented its reputation for missteps on Thursday by announcing the acquisition of content cleansing and security biz Smyte and almost immediately disconnecting the firm’s existing customers.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Great news, cask beer fans: UK shortage of CO2 menaces fizzy crap taking up the tap space

Brit booze barons worry they will have to go carbon dry-oxide A carbon-dioxide shortage in Blighty may rid bars and pubs of that fizzy nonsense taking up the tap space of proper cask beer. [Oy! Some of us like a good lager – ed.]… …read more Source:: TheRegister

University of Michigan outdoes IBM with world’s smallest ‘computer’ – CNET

The computer, which can stand on the tip of a grain of rice, is one-tenth the size of IBM’s version. …read more Source:: CNet