Day: May 10, 2020

Last chance: Get a year of IPVanish for $50 – CNET

This novice-friendly VPN is a CNET favorite and is 65% off for a short time. …read more Source:: CNet

James Damore Silently Ends Lawsuit Against Google

“The high-profile discrimination dispute between Google and one of its former software engineers has quietly come to an end,” reports USA Today. “Ex-Google employee James Damore has moved to dismiss his lawsuit against the internet giant two years after alleging discrimination against conservative white men.” Damore worked as an engineer at Google before being fired…

Nintendo Switch Lite is in stock at Best Buy: Latest inventory update – CNET

Just updated: Here’s where you can find the $200 portable version of Nintendo’s hot gaming console. …read more Source:: CNet

Dozens More Arson Attacks on UK Phone Masts Over 5G Conspiracy Theory

“Mobile phone masts in the UK are still being attacked by arsonists on a daily basis,” reports Wired, “because of a conspiracy theory linking 5G to the spread of coronavirus.” New data seen by WIRED UK reveals that dozens of attacks have taken place in the last fortnight, with conspiracy theorists targeting both infrastructure and…

iPhone 12 Pro may get ProMotion display with 120Hz refresh rate – CNET

It’s also expected to feature Face ID improvements and an upgraded camera. …read more Source:: CNet

No More Floppy Drives for this Agilent Scope

When [kiwih] picked up an Agilent 54621A scope, he was amused that it had a floppy disk. At one time, it was high-tech to use a disk to transfer scope data to your computer. Today, not so much. However, on the back was a serial port. Surely it was possible to read data from there….

Will the Pandemic Finally Kill Cable TV?

In just the first three months of 2020, cable broadcasting’s so-called “Pay TV” services have already lost 1.7 million paying subscribers, reports Variety: Comparing the losses against Q1 2019 paints a grim picture for most providers, but especially for AT&T, who lost a massive 3.6 million video customers in a year. Comcast has the second…

Best soundbar for 2020 – CNET

Let’s face it, TV audio quality sucks. A soundbar can provide a big improvement for a small price. Here are our favorites. …read more Source:: CNet

Buying an old Android phone? What you should know about privacy and security – CNET

If your Android phone is not running the latest software OS, your security and privacy might be in jeopardy. …read more Source:: CNet

Tesla Files Lawsuit Demanding Reopening of Plant As Musk Faces Criticism

Because a California county is preventing Tesla from reopening its plant, “The County’s position left us no choice but to take legal action,” Tesla announced Saturday. Reuters reports: Tesla filed a lawsuit against the county in San Francisco federal court on Saturday, calling the continued restrictions a “power-grab” by the county since California’s governor had…