Day: December 8, 2018

YouTube’s Top-Earner For 2018 Is a 7-Year-Old

In 2018 the most-downloaded iPhone app was YouTube, reports USA Today, while Amazon’s best-selling item was their Fire TV Stick for streaming video. “Sense a trend? We love to stream video.” If you’re thinking of quitting your day job this year and looking to strike it big in the world of online video, maybe this…

Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer debuts to fans at CCXP in Brazil – CNET

What an MCU-filled week. …read more Source:: CNet

Crystal Oscillators Explained

We’ve read a lot about oscillators, but crystal oscillators seem to be a bit of a mystery. Hobby-level books tend to say, build a circuit like this and then mess with it until it oscillates. Engineering texts tend to go on about loop gains but aren’t very clear about practice. A [circuit digest] post that…

22-Year-Old Google Engineer Dies At His Work Terminal

“A Google software engineer has been found dead inside the company’s Chelsea headquarters,” reports the New York Post: A janitor found 22-year-old Scott Krulcik unconscious at his work terminal on the sixth floor of the building on Eighth Avenue near West 16th Street around 9 p.m. on Friday, police sources said. EMS workers tried to…

James Gunn’s superhero horror BrightBurn gets first trailer – CNET

What if superpowers actually were a bad thing. …read more Source:: CNet

Smart displays give you new ways to interact with Amazon, Facebook and Google – CNET

Just like smart speakers, you can command these devices with your voice. Even better, they can use their screens to help illustrate their replies. …read more Source:: CNet

Were Those Strange Waves Rippling Across Earth Caused By Magma Shfits?

“Strange waves rippled across earth and only one person spotted them,” reported Forbes, noting that the seismologist then “quickly put out an alert to see if other systems detected the same unusual wave.” “Seismographs picked up the waves as they traveled as far as New Zealand, Chile, Hawaii and Canada. In total, the waves were…

Bitcoin Options Purchased for $1 Million Will Soon Be Worthless

“The biggest-ever bet on Bitcoin options is about to expire worthless,” reports Bloomberg: Purchased for almost $1 million on LedgerX’s trading platform just days after Bitcoin peaked a year ago, the call options have a strike price of $50,000 and an expiry date of Dec. 28, 2018. For the contracts to retain any value at…

Avengers: Endgame trailer hype had you just where Marvel wanted you – CNET

What do we want? TRAILERS! When do we want them? YESTERDAY! …read more Source:: CNet

The best deals you can find since Black Friday – CNET

Black Friday is over, but stores such as Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart are still running sales. Here’s the best of what you can get right now. …read more Source:: CNet