Day: July 22, 2019

Forget FaceApp — now you can turn your selfie into a classical painting – CNET

The website promises it handles your privacy chivalrously. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple files for patent for mixed-reality headset – CNET

The AR/VR headset would come with multiple sensors. …read more Source:: CNet

‘Avengers’ Surpasses ‘Avatar’ as Highest-Grossing Film of All Time

Disney’s presentation of Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” has officially surpassed “Avatar” to become the world’s highest-grossing film of all time, several months after the film obliterated opening weekend records. From a report: The feat underscores Disney’s position as the king of the box office. Disney has had the top grossing movie every year since 2012 and…

Google settles a four-year age-discrimination battle with 227 engineers by dishing out… $11m

Is that ‘Googley’ enough for you? Google has settled out of court with 227 people, who had accused the web giant of age discrimination, for $11m. After all the legal fees are deducted, each person will, on average, get a payout of a little over $35,000.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Critical RCE Flaw in Palo Alto Gateways Hits Uber

The bug is previously unknown but yet still fixed in later releases. However, many organizations are likely still vulnerable. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Tinder Bypasses Google Play Joining Revolt Against App Store Fee

Tinder has joined a growing backlash against app store taxes by bypassing Google Play in a move that could shake up the billion-dollar industry dominated by Google and Apple. From a report: The online dating site launched a new default payment process that skips Google Play and forces users to enter their credit card details…

Square launches robotic Photo Studio service for online sellers

For $9.95, any online merchant — not just those that use Square’s suite of products — can send in a product and have it robotically photographed. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Uber said to be testing subscription plan that combines Eats with other ride services – CNET

It’s reportedly piloting a monthly pass that combines food delivery with car, bike and scooter rides in San Francisco and Chicago. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple Watch could get MicroLED display next year, report says – CNET

The Apple Watch’s screen could be in for a big update next year. …read more Source:: CNet

TV Antenna Listings on Amazon Are Rife With Dubious Claims

An anonymous reader shares a report: Early last week, during Amazon’s Prime Days, I decided to see if the e-tailer had any good deals on over-the-air TV antennas. I was appalled by what I found. Searching for “antenna” on revealed listing upon listing for products with dubious performance claims. In Amazon’s most popular and…