Day: July 1, 2019

Watch NASA launch critical safety test of the Orion crew capsule live – CNET

The Orion module is set to take astronauts to the moon in 2024 but first needs to pass a test of its emergency abort system. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook office evacuated after suspicious package identified – CNET

A machine at the social networking giant’s mail sorting facility warned of a toxic substance at 11 a.m. PT, leading to an evacuation. The FBI is involved. …read more Source:: CNet

Spider-Man: Far From Home review — A perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue – CNET

Spoiler-free: Swing back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and meet Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio in this joyous globetrotting adventure. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook staff sarin for a bad day: Suspected chemical weapon parcel sent to Silicon Valley HQ

Postal package triggered test equipment, buildings evacuated, no one exposed Staff were evacuated today at Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters after a package believed to contain the chemical weapon sarin was delivered to the antisocial network.… …read more Source:: Register

Apple AirPods 2 flash sale: $144.99 – CNET

It’s not a huge savings, but it’s still a discount on the popular true-wireless earphones. …read more Source:: CNet

PlayStation Vue bumps price of live TV streaming up to $50 – CNET

Sony’s $5 price hike follows similar recent increases from competitors like YouTube TV, DirecTV Now and FuBo TV. …read more Source:: CNet

Shall we strip price caps from .org, mulls ICANN. Hm, people seem really upset… OK, let’s do it

Concerns snubbed as DNS overlord signs secretive deal, paves way for $$$ increases The price caps have been taken off .org domains, meaning that more than 10 million largely non-profit organizations will end up paying more for their online presence each year.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

America Needs To See Amazon’s Tax Returns

An anonymous reader shares a report: Amazon’s taxes have become a campaign issue. In last week’s Democratic debates, two different candidates (Cory Booker and Andrew Yang) called out Amazon for paying $0 in federal income taxes last year, even after listing $4 billion in profits. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and President Trump himself have brought…

I’m taking the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan on the 7-day off-road Rebelle Rally – Roadshow

Forget about manufacturer-sponsored press trips. I’m going to test this $325,000 SUV in the real dirt world. …read more Source:: CNet

Germany To Publish Standard on Modern Secure Browsers

Germany’s cyber-security agency is working on a set of minimum rules that modern web browsers must comply with in order to be considered secure. From a report: The new guidelines are currently being drafted by the German Federal Office for Information Security (or the Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik — BSI), and they’ll be…