Daily Archives: August 8, 2019

Big Pharma is using faux generics to keep drug prices high, critics say

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1548229 Enlarge / EpiPen two-pack. 0 with 0 posters participating Brand-name drug makers are using “authorized generics” to keep drug prices high and stifle competition, according to a report by Kaiser Health News. Authorized generics are defined by the US … Continue reading

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A Boeing Code Leak Exposes Security Flaws Deep in a 787’s Guts

https://www.wired.com/story/boeing-787-code-leak-security-flaws Late one night last September, security researcher Ruben Santamarta sat in his home office in Madrid and partook in some creative googling, searching for technical documents related to his years-long obsession: the cybersecurity of airplanes. He was surprised to … Continue reading

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How Disney+ Compares to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime

https://lifehacker.com/how-disney-compares-to-netflix-hulu-and-amazon-prime-1837042032 Now that Disney’s long-awaited streaming service, Disney+, finally has an official launch date (November 12) and more details have been released, it’s clear that this isn’t just a niche supplemental service for Disney fans—the media giant is making a … Continue reading

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The Galaxy Note 10 can stream games from your PC

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/07/samsung-galaxy-note-10-game-streaming-discord-unpacked/ Samsung is keeping gamers in mind with the Galaxy Note 10. Though the PlayGalaxy Link P2P streaming service, you can stream PC games to your Note 10 and keep playing while you’re on the move — all without having … Continue reading

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Amazon and Google continue to list gun accessories despite ban

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/07/amazon-and-google-continue-to-list-gun-accessories-despite-ban/ Sales listings for shotgun rounds, magazines and other firearm accessories are slipping through the cracks at Google and Amazon — despite algorithms designed to catch the forbidden items. The Washington Post reported today that listings for such items were … Continue reading

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Facial recognition will catch sleepy taxi drivers in Russia

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/08/facial-recognition-will-catch-sleepy-taxi-drivers-in-russia/ Exhausted Russian taxi drivers may soon be forced to take breaks. Yandex.Taxi, the largest taxi service in the nation, will install devices in all their cars that use facial recognition technology to identify tired drivers, reports Bloomberg. The company … Continue reading

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Tiny tardigrades crash-landed on the Moon and probably survived

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1547435 Enlarge / SEM image of Milnesium tardigradum in active state. Totes adorbz. 0 with 0 posters participating Tardigrades, more commonly known as “water bears,” are microscopic creatures capable of surviving the harshest extreme conditions. In fact, they were the … Continue reading

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