JVC’s monster 70-inch 4K UHD Roku TV just dropped below $500
70 inches of 4K TV goodness for $520. JVC If you’ve been biding your time on a new TV, wait no more: Walmart has a deal that, on paper at least, seems downright incredible. For a limited time, and while supplies last, the JVC 70-inch 4K UHD Roku TV... Read more
A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to 4-Year Colleges
“We’re doing way better than we were before,” said Howell, who grew up in Crawfordsville, near Indianapolis. “Traditional loans are a scam,” he added. “I will 110 percent push income share agreements on people over taking traditional loans just for the fact that, yes, the percentage is higher, but... Read more
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting its own Nintendo Direct
Nintendo is planning to give fans an in-depth look at Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The publisher announced a Nintendo Direct for February 20 at 6 a.m. Pacific time. As part of this video event, it will provide the most extensive look yet at the latest entry in the social-life-simulator... Read more
Algorithms and bias, explained – Vox
Humans are error-prone and biased, but that doesn’t mean that algorithms are necessarily better. Still, the tech is already making important decisions about your life and potentially ruling over which political advertisements you see, how your application to your dream job is screened, how police officers are deployed in... Read more
US natural gas operator shuts down for 2 days after being infected by ransomware
A US-based natural gas facility shut down operations for two days after sustaining a ransomware infection that prevented personnel from receiving crucial real-time operational data from control and communication equipment, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. Tuesday’s advisory from the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or... Read more
Samsung made the ultra-thin glass used in its Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung’s display business made the glass screen in the company’s new Galaxy Z Flip foldable. Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip has something new and somewhat controversial: a foldable glass screen. In the short time the foldable has been available, its display has been applauded for offering something... Read more
YouTube Gaming’s Most-Watched Videos Are Dominated by Scams and Cheats
YouTube Gaming has been clawing its way into streaming platform Twitch’s market share for months. But new data retrieved by WIRED suggests that YouTube Gaming also has a serious problem with scammers and cheat-makers—and lots and lots of bots. In January, all seven of the most-watched YouTube Gaming channels... Read more
Untrue News indexes and flags false and misleading news articles
According to Statista, as of March 2018, around 52% of Americans felt that online news websites regularly reported fake stories in the U.S., with another 34% stating they believed news websites occasionally reported fake stories. Those sentiments aside, sussing out the sources of empirically untrue news online isn’t easy.... Read more
How to enable Ring’s new privacy and security features
Following a spate of customer complaints and lawsuits that claimed Amazon’s Ring home surveillance system left customers vulnerable to hacks, the company announced Tuesday that it’s finally making two-factor authentication mandatory for its devices. Also, following reports that the company’s apps shared personal information with third parties, Ring said... Read more
Hackers exploit critical vulnerability found in ~100,000 WordPress sites
Hackers are actively exploiting a critical WordPress plugin vulnerability that allows them to completely wipe all website databases and, in some cases, seize complete control of affected sites. The flaw is in the ThemeGrill Demo Importer installed on some 100,000 sites, and it was disclosed over the weekend by... Read more