Day: April 28, 2019

Taylor Swift’s ME! breaks YouTube, Vevo and Amazon Alexa request records – CNET

“Alexa, play the new Taylor Swift!” …read more Source:: CNet

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Shatters Box Office Records

Avengers: Endgame has already earned more money in just five days than 17 of the 21 previous films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe did in their entire theatrical run (including Captain Marvel). The Wrap reports that it’s the first time in history a movie has earned over a billion dollars in just its first weekend….

Facebook Never Released Promised ‘Clear History’ Feature

Iwastheone tipped us off to a scathing editorial by the senior editor of Tom’s Guide: Consider the F8 conference from a year ago that began with a prolonged apology over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where a data mining firm got a hold of the personal data of 50 million Facebook users… Zuckerberg promised a Clear…

Avengers: Endgame — 22 things I learned from Marvel’s epic opus – CNET

It’s the end of an era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here’s what I learned. Warning: spoilers ahead. …read more Source:: CNet

A Retro Handheld Console As They Used To Be Made

Before there were Nintendo Switches, there were Game Boys. And before that there were all the successive generations of Game Boys and other consoles right back to the Game and Watch, and then those handheld Simon and Space Invaders games of the late 1970s. These devices typically packed a 4-bit microcontroller and an array of…

Hydrogels Can Be ‘Exercised’ To Grow. Another Step Toward ‘Soft’ Robots

Materials researchers use synthetic hydrogels which mimic the features of human muscles — they”re strong, soft, full of water, and resistant to fatigue. Now researchers have discovered they mimic human muscles in another way, writes technology_dude: MIT researchers have found a way to give synthetic hydro gels human muscle characteristics: by taking the hyrdogels “to…

Galaxy Fold delay, Huawei P30 Pro first look, View 2, Chrome OS updates (MobileTechRoundup show #467)

Samsung took back the review units and cancelled the launch of the Galaxy Fold. A couple new phones showed up last week, Pixel prices drop in anticipation of Google I/O, and Kevin continues to find Chrome OS improvements. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Avengers: Endgame and every MCU movie, ranked – CNET

How the latest Avengers movie compares with the 21 previous movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. …read more Source:: CNet

A-EON Talks About The Future of The Amiga Platform

Mike Bouma (Slashdot reader #85,252) tipped us off to “Amiga present and future,” an interview with Trevor Dickinson of A-EON Technology, a group funding ongoing hardware and software development for the Amiga community. “Amongst the topics are the still in betatest Mini-ITX and quad-core PPC Amiga motherboards. Trevor regularly writes editorials for the Amiga Future…

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 trailer: ‘The Night King is coming’ – CNET

Everyone’s ready for a battle that seems unwinnable in the dark trailer for Sunday night’s episode. …read more Source:: CNet