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Oct

Lyft starts operating out of Las Vegas’ McCarran airport


Las Vegas’ notoriously long airport taxi lines might get just a little shorter. Today, ride-sharing platform Lyft announced that it would be operating out of Sin City’s McCarran airport. Both Lyft and Uber began operating within the city last month. But don’t expect to see Lyft drivers lining up with cabs. Passengers looking for the pink moustache will have to journey to the parking garages across from their terminals and find the designated pick-up area. Uber on the other hand, is still working on airport access.

Source: Lyft

26
Oct

Mini review video: our verdict on the Surface Book in under a minute


Mini Review: Surface Book

Did you read our Surface Book review? We know quite a few of you did — this turned out to be one of the most popular reviews Engadget has run all entire year. That said, in case you missed it, here’s a quick recap: Despite the fact that this was Microsoft’s very first attempt at crafting a proper laptop, it actually got most things right. The device’s magnesium case and snake-like “Fulcrum” hinge give the Surface Book a premium but distinctive look. The keyboard and trackpad are both comfortable to use. Performance is fast, with some specs you won’t find on most other 13-inch laptops in this weight class. Battery life is insanely long — up to 14 hours in our tests. What’s more, when you detach the 13.5-inch screen, it becomes an impossibly light 1.6-pound tablet, and the included pen works well too.

26
Oct

Mini review video: our verdict on the Surface Book in under a minute


Mini Review: Surface Book

Did you read our Surface Book review? We know quite a few of you did — this turned out to be one of the most popular reviews Engadget has run all entire year. That said, in case you missed it, here’s a quick recap: Despite the fact that this was Microsoft’s very first attempt at crafting a proper laptop, it actually got most things right. The device’s magnesium case and snake-like “Fulcrum” hinge give the Surface Book a premium but distinctive look. The keyboard and trackpad are both comfortable to use. Performance is fast, with some specs you won’t find on most other 13-inch laptops in this weight class. Battery life is insanely long — up to 14 hours in our tests. What’s more, when you detach the 13.5-inch screen, it becomes an impossibly light 1.6-pound tablet, and the included pen works well too.

26
Oct

Ben Heck’s Essentials series: circuit protection at Eaton


The Ben Heck Show - Episode 208 - Essentials Series 3 - Circuit Protection

“3, 2, 1…Fire!” This week Ben travels to St. Louis and visits Eaton’s Electrical Sector to talk about the essentials of circuit protection. First, Ben tours the facility to learn about the transformers, load banks and generator that supply the voltage to power the test board. Next, they demonstrate a wire whip test, arc flash and light bulb surge to express the importance of circuit protection. Watch the episode to see why it’s important to protect anything electric in your home and then visit the element14 community to view all episodes of The Ben Heck Show and interact with fellow viewers and engineers!

26
Oct

The IRS has used Stingray phone-tracking tech


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This year, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice have thankfully put into place more stringent regulations on how government agencies can use “Stingray” cellphone-tracking devices. However, we’re also learning more about how widespread usage of such tools was within the government: Today, The Guardian reports that the Internal Revenue Service made purchases in 2009 and 2012 of Stingray equipment from manufacturer Harris Corporation. The documents it received as part of a Freedom of Information Act request were heavily redacted but still revealed that in 2012, the IRS paid more than $65,000 to upgrade previous Stingray equipment to a newer version called the HailStorm.

Source: The Guardian

26
Oct

Apple Adds New Flyover Locations, Expands ‘Nearby’ Feature to Australia, Canada, France and Germany


Apple today updated its Maps app for Mac and iOS with new Flyover locations in number of cities and “Nearby” location listings in Australia, Canada, France, and Germany. Introduced in iOS 9, the Nearby feature displays restaurants and stores that are located close by. When searching in the Maps app, Nearby shows up as a list of categories like Food, Drinks, Shopping, and Fun.

Nearby was previously available in the United States and China, but today expands to Australia, Canada, France, and Germany for a total of six locations of availability.

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Apple has also added several new Flyover locations, highlighting landmarks and features in several countries in Europe, North America, and Asia. The new Flyover locations are listed below:

– Basel, Switzerland
– Bielefeld, Germany
– Gorge Du Verdon, France
– Hawaii (Big Island), US
– Hiroshima, Japan
– Kyoto, Japan
– Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
– Leon, Spain
– Nagoya, Japan
– Okayama, Japan
– Osaka, Japan
– Porto, Portugal
– Prague, Czech Republic
– Sendai, Japan
– Tulum, Mexico

For those unfamiliar with the Flyover feature in Apple Maps, it lets users take photorealistic 3D tours of select areas, which can be navigated through to display close ups of notable landmarks and points of interest.

Flyover was first introduced alongside iOS 6 in 2012, and over the course of the last few years, Apple has been steadily adding new Flyover locations to the Maps app, with a full list available on its iOS 9 Feature website. As of February, some Flyover locations have also been updated with real-time animated landmarks, making the Flyover experience even more immersive, and many Flyover locations also have an additional City Tour feature that walks users through a series of landmarks in each city.


26
Oct

Google publishes Android 6.0 factory images for the Nexus 6P


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Google has just published the Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images for the brand new Nexus 6P. It’s pretty unlikely that you’ll ever need to use them, though, seeing as the device has only just started shipping, but they’re still a rather useful resource to have if your thinking of tinkering around with the ROM on the device.

Hit the source link below to download the factory images from the official Google Developer Blog.

Source: Google Developer Blog

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26
Oct

London police arrest 15-year-old boy over TalkTalk hack


TalkTalk Logo

As TalkTalk looks to reassure customers and investors in the wake of last week’s website hack, the Metropolitan Police have wasted no time tracking down the people behind it. Scotland Yard confirmed today that MPCCU officers, with help from Northern Ireland’s Cyber Crime Centre and the National Crime Agency, arrested a 15-year-old boy in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland on “suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences.”

Source: TalkTalk, Metropolitan Police

26
Oct

BroadwayHD streaming service brings the theater to you


Get to the Show

There’s no doubt live and on-demand streaming services are the future of entertainment. Knowing that, BroadwayHD is launching a new product with video content from over 100 theater performances. The digital service, created by two stage producers, features a vast library of previously recorded shows that are being distributed in a Netflix-esque way. You’ll find stage productions like Memphis, Romeo and Juliet, Copenhagen and Jekyll and Hyde, as well as a variety of others in categories including classics, comedy, drama and musicals. BroadwayHD offers an annual access tier for $170, or $15 per month, while two-day rentals can be purchased for $8. At the moment, there’s no app for the service, but its mobile site does support both AirPlay and Chromecast — and you could always watch on your laptop or desktop, of course.

Via: Variety

Source: BroadwayHD

26
Oct

Bernie Sanders joins Verizon union workers’ picket in NYC


Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders put his campaign where his mouth is on Monday when he spoke at a picket line with Verizon union workers in New York City. Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers organized the picket, which aims to bolster support for 40,000 Verizon employees nationwide as they continue a months-long contract battle with the communication giant. In June, Verizon proposed a new union contract, but CWA takes issue with some of its key points, including suggested pay increases, the structure of pension benefits, health care contributions, whether Verizon can contract out or offshore union jobs, and employees’ vacation time. The union also criticizes Verizon for failing to implement its FiOS service in promised regions.

Via: The Huffington Post

Source: FierceTelecom, @CWADistrict1

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