Day: January 16, 2019

Unity tries to undo disunity caused by Improbable ban

Community outcry over exile of cloud networking biz leads to terms of service revision Game engine maker Unity Technologies has reversed its excommunication of cloud service provider Improbable with a revision of its Terms of Service that allows game developers to work with unapproved technology providers.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Apple reportedly working to bring Watch to seniors with private Medicare plans – CNET

People over 65 would then use the Watch as a health tracker, according to CNBC. …read more Source:: CNet

YouTube Cracks Down on ‘Harmful and Dangerous’ Challenges and Pranks

YouTube has set stricter guidelines for “harmful and dangerous” prank and challenge videos. From a report: “We’ve always had policies to make sure what’s funny doesn’t cross the line into also being harmful or dangerous,” reads the YouTube guidelines. “Our Community Guidelines prohibit content that encourages dangerous activities that are likely to result in serious…

Star Trek: The technology won, but Roddenberry’s visionary society lost

Star Trek: Discovery, which premieres in its second season this week, is a dark show for dark times, with flawed and imperfect characters. Just like Roddenberry himself. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Oklahoma Data Leak Compromises Years of FBI Data

The Oklahoma Securities Commission accidentally leaked 3 TB of information, including data on years of FBI investigations. …read more Source:: DarkReading

This Monowheel Is Bright Orange, And We Want One

Monowheels are a singular form of transport. Like electric scooters and the Segway, they are remarkably impractical for getting from point A to point B, are expensive to build or buy, and make you look faintly silly as you ride them down the street. However, we’d be hard pressed to find a member of the…

T-Mobile execs are frequent visitors to Trump-owned DC hotel, report says – CNET

A Washington Post report says CEO John Legere and others have booked rooms at the Trump International Hotel at least 38 times since T-Mobile’s deal with Sprint was announced. …read more Source:: CNet

NASA explains weird blue light shining in InSight Mars photos – CNET

William Shatner from Star Trek asked the question on Twitter. Spoilers: it’s not aliens. …read more Source:: CNet

FCC’s industry-friendly 5G rules challenged by new legislation

California Congresswoman claims regulator ‘failed to listen to reasonable input’ The FCC’s controversial decision to force local governments to charge a flat fee for 5G cell towers – a move opposed by everyone except the mobile operators – has been challenged by new legislation.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Federal Prosecutors Pursuing Criminal Case Against Huawei for Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets: Report

Federal prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation of China’s Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from U.S. business partners, including the technology behind a robotic device that T-Mobile used to test smartphones, WSJ reported Wednesday. From a report: The investigation grew in part out of civil lawsuits against Huawei, including one in which a Seattle…