Day: February 1, 2019

Sprint Super Bowl 2019 ad stars Bo Jackson and a flying horse (of course) – CNET

Jackson, a star of both football and baseball, wants you to know Sprint gives you the best of both worlds. …read more Source:: CNet

Fiji Water calls Golden Globes model’s lawsuit ‘frivolous’ – CNET

Kelleth Cuthbert says she didn’t authorize the use of lifesize cardboard cutouts of her image. …read more Source:: CNet

Houzz Urges Password Resets After Data Breach

The decorating website said that account usernames, passwords and more have been compromised as part of a breach. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Americans Are Lining Up To Work For Amazon For $15 an Hour

One of the most important takeaways from Amazon’s 2018 fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report, released Jan. 31, had little to do with the usual financial results. Amazon disclosed in the report that it received a record 850,000 work applications for hourly jobs in the US in October 2018 after announcing it would raise its minimum…

Siri Shortcuts can be abused for extortion demands, malware propagation

If weaponized, Siri Shortcuts could be an effective tool for extortionists, malware and scareware groups. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Super Bowl 2019 stadium pestered by drones, despite ban – CNET

Temporary flight restrictions are in place around Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. But apparently that’s news to some drone operators. …read more Source:: CNet

Robot Combines Vision and Touch To Learn the Game of Jenga

In the basement of MIT’s Building 3, a robot is carefully contemplating its next move. It gently pokes at a tower of blocks, looking for the best block to extract without toppling the tower, in a solitary, slow-moving, yet surprisingly agile game of Jenga. From a report: The robot, developed by MIT engineers, is equipped…

Maroon 5 singing SpongeBob at Super Bowl looking more and more likely – CNET

A new anchor catches a glimpse of a SpongeBob clip while Maroon 5 rehearses. …read more Source:: CNet

Year after being blasted for dodgy security, GPS kid tracker biz takes heat again for leaving families’ private info laying around for crims

If you’re going to lo-jack your offspring, at least be secure A manufacturer of child-tracking smartwatches was under fire this week following the discovery of a second major security lapse in its technology in as many years.… …read more Source:: Register

Toyota will turn the Supra into a pinball wizard for the big game – Roadshow

The company’s second 2019 Super Bowl ad will feature its newly debuted Supra. …read more Source:: CNet