Daily Archives: October 4, 2018

Saturn’s Ring Rain is a Downpour, Not a Drizzle

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=27643 Before it plunged into the atmosphere of Saturn on its final death dive, the Cassini spacecraft made 22 orbits of the planet that followed a path no probe had taken before: It flew between the massive planet and its … Continue reading

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Europe moves forward with content quotas for Netflix and Amazon

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/04/europe-approves-content-quotas-netflix-amazon/ NurPhoto via Getty Images The European Parliament has voted to approve new regulations that will place a European content quota on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Once the new rules are formally approved, 30 percent of … Continue reading

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Google Assistant Makes It Easier to Book a Ride and Compare Prices

https://www.droid-life.com/2018/10/04/google-assistant-book-ride-prices/ In a moment where you need to quickly book a ride, but don’t want to fidget with ride-sharing apps or would like to see a comparison of fares? Google Assistant can now help in an easier way. Just … Continue reading

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Swarms of Super-Sized Mosquitoes Besiege North Carolina

https://www.wired.com/story/north-carolina-fends-off-swarms-of-super-sized-mosquitoes Two weeks ago, Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas, unleashing six months of rain in a matter of hours. In inland Cumberland County, the Cape Fear River rose 40 inches, inundating Fayetteville with the worst flooding the city has … Continue reading

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Nintendo Could Be Fixing the Switch’s Biggest Flaw

https://gizmodo.com/nintendo-could-be-fixing-the-switchs-biggest-flaw-1829514127 Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo) If you’ve picked up a Switch you’ve no doubt been impressed by the games and the overall design, but decidedly underwhelmed by the display—which is uglier than the ones found on cheaper products like the … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi 6 Is Coming: Here’s Why You Should Care

https://gizmodo.com/wi-fi-6-is-coming-and-heres-why-you-should-care-1829516258 Get ready for the next generation of wifi technology: Wi-fi 6 (for so it is named) is going to be appearing on devices from next year. But will you have to throw out your old router and get a … Continue reading

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China reportedly carried out a ‘hardware hack’ on Apple and Amazon

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/04/china-apple-amazon-hardware-hack-chip/ SIPA USA/PA Images Data center hardware used by Apple and Amazon may have been fitted with surveillance micro-chips by Chinese server company Super Micro, claims Bloomberg in a new report. Almost 30 US companies reportedly fell prey to the … Continue reading

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