Day: November 21, 2018

Apple explored a TV-streaming dongle as a cheap alternative to Apple TV – CNET

With nothing to compete against low-priced streaming sticks from Roku, Amazon and Google, Apple’s entry-level Apple TV costs multiples more. …read more Source:: CNet

Google News May Shut in Some Countries Over EU Plans To Charge Tax For Links

Google’s top news executive has refused to rule out shutting down Google News in EU countries, as the search engine faces a battle with Brussels over plans to charge a “link tax” for using news stories. The Guardian reports: Richard Gingras, the search engine’s vice-president of news, said while “it’s not desirable to shut down…

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Philips Hue, Amazon Echo bundles, Netgear Arlo cameras, Nest and Ecobee thermostats available now – CNET

We’re tracking the best smart-home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry’s, Target and more. Here’s our full list — including the deals you can buy right now. Expect regular updates. …read more Source:: CNet

Are you getting the broadband speeds you’re paying for? – CNET

You’ll have to wait a little longer to find out. A detailed look at which ISPs are delivering promised broadband speeds is set to be released before the FCC’s December meeting. …read more Source:: CNet

Target’s Black Friday 2018: Get $400 Xbox One X 1TB, $750 4K Vizio TV, $250 PlayStation VR bundle and more right now! – CNET

Lots of deals are live and in stock now — including a $200 PlayStation 4 bundle — and more are coming. …read more Source:: CNet

Black Friday 2018 Amazon deals available now: Roku, Fire TV, $199 Alexa sound bar, Recast DVR, Fire tablets, Fire TV Cube, Blink cameras and more – CNET

Fully updated Wednesday, Nov. 21, here’s the full list of Echo, Fire, Kindle and other Amazon gear and their sale prices! …read more Source:: CNet

See Cells In A New Light With A DIY Fluorescence Microscope

Ever since a Dutch businessman peered into the microscopic world through his brass and glass contraption in the 1600s, microscopy has had a long, rich history of DIY innovation. This DIY fluorescence microscope is another step along that DIY path that might just open up a powerful imaging technique to amateur scientists and biohackers. In…

AWS shovels compute smarts into Snowball Edge. How about piling it into a Stack, eh?

Transient use edge data collector and processor upgraded Amazon has slipped some extra compute options into its Snowball Edge data transfer box.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Podcast: Why ‘Throwing Money’ at Threats Won’t Work

How can businesses create an effective cyber defense strategy? It starts with defining success, an expert tells us. …read more Source:: Threatpost

1,700 lucky Brit kids to visit Apple Stores for ‘Year of Engineering’

Because watching a ‘Genius’ mope about the shop floor will inspire a generation While it may be having some difficulty shifting its latest iPhones, Apple has found time to fling open its stores and inflict hordes of excited schoolchildren on the “Geniuses” therein.… …read more Source:: TheRegister