Day: September 12, 2021

‘Every Message Was Copied to the Police’: the Daring Sting Behind the An0m Phone

The Guardian tells the story of “a viral sensation in the global underworld,” the high-security An0m phones, which launched with “a grassroots marketing campaign, identifying so-called influencers — ‘well-known crime figures who wield significant power and influence over other criminal associates’, according to a US indictment — within criminal subcultures.” An0m could not be bought…

Our iPhone 13 wish list: Every upgrade we hope to see at Apple’s Sept. 14 event – CNET

There are a few iPhone 13 rumors we hope come true, from a higher refresh rate display to more battery power. …read more Source:: CNet

Fortnite shuts down after Operation: Sky Fire event – CNET

Players will have to go outside and touch some grass today. …read more Source:: CNet

Scientists Probe Whether Uranium Cubes in US Lab Were Produced by Nazis

The New York Times reports: Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland are working to determine whether three uranium cubes they have in their possession were produced by Germany’s failed nuclear program during World War II. The answer could lead to more questions, such as whether the Nazis might have…

Successfully Crowdfunded Hardware: Everything Behind The Scenes

Crowdfunding hardware has its own unique challenges, and [Uri Shaked] wrote a fascinating report that goes into excellent detail about his experience bringing a crowdfunded hardware project to life. [Uri]’s project was The Skull CTF, an electronic hardware puzzle that came in the shape of a PCB skull, and his detailed look behind the scenes…

NFL Week 1: How to watch and stream Browns vs. Chiefs, Bears vs. Rams, RedZone without cable – CNET

Football is back! And you don’t need cable to catch the first games of the season. …read more Source:: CNet

Will Apple release an iPhone 13? We’ll likely find out on Sept. 14 – CNET

Apple could call its new smartphone the iPhone 13 or the iPhone 12S. We expect to find out the real name on Tuesday. …read more Source:: CNet

Epic notifies court it will appeal Apple App Store ruling – CNET

Mixed ruling mostly sided with Apple in closely watched case. …read more Source:: CNet

Boeing’s Directors Are Now Facing an Investor Lawsuit Over Fatal 737 Max Crashes

Alain Williams (Slashdot reader #2972) brings this report from the BBC: Boeing’s board of directors must face a lawsuit from shareholders over two fatal crashes involving its 737 Max plane, a U.S. judge has ruled. Morgan Zurn said the first crash was a “red flag” about a key safety system on the aircraft “that the…

iPhone 13 price: Apple’s new iPhone could cost more than you think – CNET

The iPhone 13 is rumored to be more expensive than the iPhone 12, but we likely won’t know the new iPhone’s exact price until Apple’s Sept. 14 event. …read more Source:: CNet