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Hitman convicted thanks to fitness watch location data

An alleged hitman has learned hard lessons about the the value of GPS data on fitness watches. A Liverpool jury has found Mark Fellows guilty of the 2015 murder of mob boss Paul Massey in part thanks to location info from the accused's Garmin Foreru...

Posted on 20 January 2019 | 9:34 am

GoFundMe launches campaign for government workers hit by shutdown

People have frequently used GoFundMe to lend a helping hand to others in need of some help, but the site itself is getting involved in light of the US government shutdown. The company has teamed up with Deepak Chopra to launch a donation campaign fo...

Posted on 20 January 2019 | 4:15 am

Showtime offers a peek at Desus and Mero's talk show

How will podcasters Desus and Mero handle a late-night talk show on Showtime? You now have a slightly better idea. Showtime has posted a teaser for Desus & Mero that has the duo shopping for set decorations ahead of their February 21st premiere...

Posted on 20 January 2019 | 2:40 am

Amazon adds remastered 'Baywatch' to Prime Video on January 20th

If you're feeling nostalgic for the 90s, Prime Video may have something you can binge on. Amazon is adding Baywatch -- yes, the classic TV series and not Dwayne Johnson's flick -- to its lineup for US, Canada and Australia. You'll even be able to enj...

Posted on 20 January 2019 | 1:06 am

iPhone SE goes back on sale as a $249 clearance item

Do you deeply regret passing on the iPhone SE before Apple cut it out of the lineup? You now have another chance to get it. Apple has quietly resumed selling the iPhone SE as a clearance item in the US, starting at $249 for a 32GB model (down from th...

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 11:35 pm

Stratolaunch axes launch vehicle and rocket engine projects

Stratolaunch is axing several projects in an effort to scale back its operations a few months after founder Paul Allen, who's more recognized for being Microsoft's co-founder, passed away. According to GeekWire, the company will continue developing t...

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 10:01 pm

EU copyright laws face uncertain fate after 11 countries reject proposal

Internet giants like Google might breathe a little easier in Europe... at least, for now. The EU has called off January 21st negotiations for a final vote on the controversial Copyright Directive after 11 countries, including Germany, Italy and the...

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 8:33 pm

Tesla hikes Supercharger prices worldwide to reflect changing costs

Tesla's efforts to improve its bottom line go beyond layoffs and disappearing perks. Electrek has learned that Tesla is raising Supercharger rates around the world, with per kWh rates climbing about 33 percent in numerous markets. While it's still...

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 7:02 pm

Recommended Reading: How we got two Fyre Festival documentaries

Fyre Fight: The inside story of how we got two warring Fyre Festival documentaries in the same week Scott Tobias, The Ringer We've known for a while now that Hulu and Netflix were both working on documentaries chronicling the ill-fated influencer...

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 5:30 pm

What we're buying: A terrible replacement baby monitor

This week's IRL tale has nothing to do with new year's resolutions. Thankfully. Instead, Senior Editor Dan Cooper tries to replace his decent (but broken) baby monitor, and finds that cheaper models no longer cut it.

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 4:00 pm

The Morning After: Galaxy S10 leaks and Amazon's robot safety vest

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! This week included Nike's real self-tightening basketball shoes, a Model 3 road trip assisted by AutoPilot and Google's big smartwatch purchase. Also, we might have gotten an early look...

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 2:45 pm

ActionDash brings 'digital well being' tracking to more Android phones

Late last year Google released a Digital Wellbeing app that surfaced insights about exactly how much you're using your phone, and in which apps. Apple installed a similar feature in iOS 12 with Screen Time, but on Android, Google's app only works wit...

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 12:22 pm

Galaxy S10 leak suggests a lineup with three variants

Prolific phone leaker Evan Blass has already posted an image that appears to show the front of Samsung's Galaxy S10, and now he's tweeted a family photograph showing off three variants wrapped in cases. Left to right, you're apparently looking at the...

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 7:17 am

DNC claims Russians launched more phishing attacks after midterms

The New York Times cites court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee that said it believes a Russian group launched a hacking attempt against it after last year's midterm elections. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy between President Tr...

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 4:30 am

Netflix is reviving 'Unsolved Mysteries' with 'Stranger Things' producer

Netflix is continuing its string of reboots by reviving Unsolved Mysteries, according to a report from Deadline. The streaming service is giving the greenlight to a 12-episode run of the true-crime and paranormal activity show. Shawn Levy, the execut...

Posted on 19 January 2019 | 12:49 am

Alphabet's Verily health watch gets FDA approval for ECG feature

Verily announced a health watch in 2017 aimed at unearthing insights into medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease and PTSD. One of the focus areas for Alphabet's health division and its prescription-only Study Watch is cardiovascular health, a...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 11:07 pm

Facebook's latest attempt to court teens is a 'cringey' meme library

Facebook is once again trying to court the kids, this time with a meme-filled app called LOL. Facebook confirmed the existence of the LOL to TechCrunch. The app, which offers an endless feed of videos clips and GIFs, features content pulled from the...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 10:16 pm

Sling TV adds personalized recommendations, starting on Apple TV

Sling TV is introducing an arguably overdue feature for insatiable viewers: personalized recommendations. As of January 17th, Apple TV users will receive custom-tailored suggestions for live and on-demand programs, whether it's a channel, a movie or...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 9:45 pm

Nissan concept van includes an all-electric carpentry shop

Nissan doesn't just think electric power should be reserved for the motors in its cars -- it should also apply to what you do in the back of those cars. Its newly unveiled NV300 Concept-van includes a mobile workshop (in this case, for woodworking) t...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 9:14 pm

IKEA will start selling its Sonos-powered smart speakers in August

IKEA and Sonos have been working together on audio devices for some time, and this year, we'll start to see the fruits of that labor. Following the release of its smart window blinds in April, the Swedish retail giant will start selling Sonos-powered...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 8:43 pm

Facebook might be facing a hefty fine from the FTC

Since reports revealed last March that Facebook had allowed Cambridge Analytica to access the personal information of 87 million of its users, there's been a fair amount of fallout. CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned during multiple Congressional hea...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 8:13 pm

Spotify's in-car music player may go on sale this year

Spotify's rumored in-car music device appears to be taking shape. Financial Times sources claim the service plans to launch the in-car player sometime later in 2019 for roughly $100. There are more details as to how it would work, too. While the e...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 7:45 pm

Amazon made a vest to keep robots from pummeling humans

Amazon is using an electric vest to help improve worker safety when dealing with automated systems and robots inside its warehouses, according to a report from TechCrunch. The Robotic Tech Vest, which is really just a pair of suspenders connected to...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 7:24 pm

Facebook’s simplified Messenger app interface is rolling out to users

Facebook teased a Messenger redesign at its F8 conference back in May and then started slowly rolling out the simpler interface last October. Now, The Verge reports, the redesign is becoming available more widely, with both the App Store and Google P...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 6:55 pm

What does Google get out of buying Fossil’s smartwatch tech?

Yesterday, Google announced that it would be paying $40 million for intellectual property related to smartwatches from one of its closest partners: Fossil Group. As part of the deal, a portion of Fossil's own R&D workers who were supporting that...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 6:30 pm