Day: July 4, 2019

BAC Mono R improves on an already-wild track toy – Roadshow

If you didn’t think BAC could make the Mono any better, you were wrong. …read more Source:: CNet

California Earthquake Brings Scattered Damage

The strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years left scattered damage Thursday morning and was felt from Las Vegas to Orange County, the US Geological Survey reported. From a report: The quake, with an early magnitude of 6.4, was centered near Ridgecrest, a community west of the Mojave Desert and about 150 miles…

Demand Grows For Tiny Phone Chargers Using ‘New Silicon’

A tiny phone, tablet and laptop charger, the first to use gallium nitride rather than silicon chips, has seen sales four times greater than predicted [Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled], prompting the Chinese company behind it to try to ramp up production. From a report: Anker, a Shenzhen-based company that specialises in computer…

MIDI-Gurdy, MIDI-Gurdy, MIDI-Gurdy Man

The hurdy gurdy is the perfect musical instrument. It’s an instrument with a crank, and a mechanical wonderment of drone strings and weird chromatic keyboards. No other musical instrument combines the sweet drone of bagpipes with the aural experience of an eight-year-old attempting to play Hot Cross Buns on a poorly tuned violin. Now, the…

7-Eleven Japanese customers lose $500,000 due to mobile app flaw

Hackers exploit 7-Eleven’s poorly designed password reset function to make unwanted charges on 900 customers’ accounts. …read more Source:: ZDNet

81% of ‘Suspects’ Flagged By Met’s Police Facial Recognition Technology Innocent, Independent Report Says

Four out of five people identified by the Metropolitan Police’s facial recognition technology as possible suspects are innocent, according to an independent report. From a report: Researchers found that the controversial system is 81% inaccurate — meaning that, in the vast majority of cases, it flagged up faces to police when they were not on…

Epic teases Fortnite X Stranger Things event – CNET

Play a few battle royale games while taking a break from binging the third season. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple May Ditch the Butterfly Keyboard

AmiMoJo writes: Apple is apparently set to ditch the butterfly mechanism used in MacBooks since 2015, which has been the root of reliability issues and its low-travel design has also not been popular with many Mac users. A report published today says that Apple will roll out a new keyboard design based on scissor switches,…

Best Steam summer sale 2019 deals: Elder Scrolls Online, No Man’s Sky, FF15 and more – CNET

These are some of the best deals on the best games during the current Steam summer sale. We’ll keep this updated with new picks daily. …read more Source:: CNet

Fake Samsung firmware update app tricks more than 10 million Android users

“Updates for Samsung” app promises firmware updates but only shows ads and wants money for (working) downloads. …read more Source:: ZDNet