Day: January 29, 2020

PayPal reports solid Q4, claims 305 million active users

The company also announced that Venmo’s active user based sits at 52 million. …read more Source:: ZDNet

US govt ‘told Germany that Chinese spies bug’ Huawei 5G kit. It also told the world Iraq had WMDs ready to deploy…

Telecoms giant denies everything, Germans put in order anyway America warned Germany Huawei’s cheap’n’cheerful 5G gear was effectively bugged by Beijing’s spies and leaking secrets to agents, it is claimed. The US government’s evidence of this alleged espionage has not been shared publicly, we note.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

The best Super Bowl car commercials of all time – Roadshow

Whether it’s showing how you can cruise the Big Boy in your GTO or win a race in your Mercedes-AMG GT, car companies keep the creativity flowing on Super Bowl Sunday. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook posts solid Q4 results, but shares fall in after hours

The social media giant reported earnings and revenue in line with expectations and steady growth in its number of active users. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Why the UK is Banning Default Passwords in IoT Devices

Matt Warman, the minister for digital and broadband in the UK, writes: From washing machines and children’s toys to personal assistants, we are increasingly seeing more of our daily lives connected to the internet. In fact, research suggests by 2025 there will be 75 billion internet connected devices in homes around the world. However, the…

Samsung: You see, what we did was we took the Galaxy Tab S6, right? Then we slapped some 5G on it

Incredible fondleslab world first Samsung has lifted the lid on the Galaxy Tab S6 5G – a revamp of last year’s model with a built-in 5G radio. Although this is a fairly modest upgrade, it is the world’s first 5G tablet.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Apple Has a Putin Problem

harrymcc writes: New legislation in Russia — known as the ‘law against Apple’ — mandates that smartphone makers must preinstall government apps that will give authorities access to an array of information about the phone’s user. Apple, not surprisingly, is trying to wriggle its way out of complying. But whatever happens, it’s another case of…

Ultra close-up view of sun’s surface offers unprecedented detail – CNET

It’s the highest-resolution image of the sun’s surface ever captured. …read more Source:: CNet

An Apple a day might not keep the doctor away: iGiant’s China stores face closures, deep cleans, staff temperature checks amid virus outbreak

Cook quizzed on supply chains, widens revenue guidance for second quarter Apple is in talks with suppliers located in Wuhan, China, to “mitigate” any disruption to production caused by the coronavirus outbreak, said CEO Tim Cook.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Lincoln MKZ says goodbye this year, no replacement planned – Roadshow

The luxury sedan will remain on sale for the rest of the year as production winds down. …read more Source:: CNet