Day: February 10, 2019

Make Your Lego Fly

We probably all used to make our Lego fly by throwing it across the room, but Flite Test have come up with a slightly more elegant solution: they converted a Lego quadcopter to fly. They did it by adding a miniature flight controller, battery and motors/rotors to replace the Lego ones in the Lego City…

Grammys 2019: Start time, livestream, nominees, performances and more – CNET

Find out how to watch the Grammy Awards if you don’t have cable. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Play Caught Hosting An App That Steals Users’ Cryptocurrency

The Google Play Store has been caught hosting an app designed to steal cryptocurrency from unwitting end users, according to researchers with Eset security company. “The malware, which masqueraded as a legitimate cryptocurrency app, worked by replacing wallet addresses copied into the Android clipboard with one belonging to attackers,” reports Ars Technica. “As a result,…

Epix launches streaming service ‘Epix Now’ – CNET

The $6 per month subscription service offers access to movies and the cable TV network’s original programming. …read more Source:: CNet

Inside an indie: Making a film from scratch without a Hollywood budget – CNET

“Go to the networking event. Show up.” A look at what it’s like to make a movie without the resources of a big studio. …read more Source:: CNet

Lego Movie 2 not as awesome as the first, but it’s pretty close – CNET

Review: The gloriously bonkers sequel is a toy to behold …read more Source:: CNet

Tesla Model 3 Becomes Best Selling Electric Car In World

Jose Pontes of EV Volumes and CleanTechnica has crunched some numbers and found that the Tesla Model 3 is now the best selling plug-in vehicle in the world. “In fact, the Model 3 was approximately 55,000 sales above the #2 BAIC EC-Series, an extremely popular Chinese model,” CleanTechnica reports. “The Model 3 gobbled 7% of…

Microsoft: Improved security features are delaying hackers from attacking Windows users

If a vulnerability is exploited, it is most likely going to be exploited as zero-day, or an old security bug for which users and companies have had enough time to patch. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Amazon To NYC After Reconsidering HQ2 Plans: It’d Be a Shame If Something Happened To Your Kids’ CS Education

theodp writes: Commenting on reports that Amazon is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of political and community opposition, Amazon issued the following statement: “We’re focused on engaging with our new neighbors — small business owners, educators, and community leaders. Whether it’s building…

There Are 200 Electronic Kits In That Box

If you grew up in the latter part of the 20th century, you didn’t have the Internet we have today — or maybe not at all. What you did have, though, was Radio Shack within an hour’s drive. They sold consumer electronics, of course, but they also sold parts and kits. In addition to specific…