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Security researcher arrested after he warns Hungarian transit company about their dumb mistake

Security researcher arrested after he warns Hungarian transit company about their dumb mistake

A teenager discovered that the website of Budapesti Közlekedési Központ — the public transit authority in Budapest — would allow you to edit the price you paid for your tickets, so that purchasers could give themselves massive discounts on their …

by July 24, 2017 0 comments Tech
Waymo’s self-driving minivans get some emergency vehicle training time

Waymo’s self-driving minivans get some emergency vehicle training time

Waymo’s self-driving Pacifica minivans recently got a dedicated testing day with the Chandler, Ariz. Fire & Police Department, wherein the autonomous vehicles spent time in focused demo runs where firetrucks, police cars, motorcycles, ambulances and more navigated streets in and …

by July 10, 2017 0 comments Tech
Zendaya in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is perfection

Zendaya in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is perfection

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This post contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming

Before Spider-Man: Homecoming, some of Spidey’s most indelible cinematic moments have been thanks to his love interests. Sam Raimi’s 2002 take on the webslinger gave us that rain-soaked upside-down makeout …

by July 10, 2017 0 comments Tech
For China’s censors, livestreaming is a huge headache

For China’s censors, livestreaming is a huge headache

In a show of strength, in anticipation of a huge political event, China is cracking down hard on the one thing it hasn’t been able to control — livestreaming.

With 731 million internet users in China — of which 300 …

by July 10, 2017 0 comments Tech
OnboardIQ raises $9.1 million to automate hiring for hourly workers

OnboardIQ raises $9.1 million to automate hiring for hourly workers

OnboardIQ wants to make applying for hourly work less of a hassle, with a mobile-first platform that businesses can use to reduce the time they spend finding and hiring qualified workers. Now, three years in the company has raised $9.1 …

by July 6, 2017 0 comments Tech
CurrencyCloud, maker of payment tools for fintech startups, raises £20M led by GV

CurrencyCloud, maker of payment tools for fintech startups, raises £20M led by GV

Another fintech startup has raised a growth round to tap into the multi-billion dollar market for money transfers. London-based CurrencyCloud, which builds tools for payment companies to use by way of an API to enable money transfers, has raised £20 …

by July 2, 2017 0 comments Tech
After 28 years, Sony resumes vinyl record production

After 28 years, Sony resumes vinyl record production

Sony last pressed a vinyl record in 1989. And it’ll be pressing them again by March 2018, reports The BBC, proof of the mainstream return of the ancient format—once again a billion-dollar business.

Folks always argue about quality (will mainstream …

by June 30, 2017 0 comments Tech
This country won’t show ‘Beauty and the Beast’ over its scene involving ‘gay moment’

This country won’t show ‘Beauty and the Beast’ over its scene involving ‘gay moment’

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So it looks like Malaysians won’t get to watch Beauty and the Beast after all.

The Walt Disney Company has shelved the Malaysian release of the movie, despite the country’s film censors eventually approving the much-anticipated film.

The …

by June 29, 2017 0 comments Tech
Esports can’t stop, won’t stop

Esports can’t stop, won’t stop

The 2014 ‘League of Legends’ All-Star tournament.

As esports have evolved over the years, global player representation has soared, prize money has fluctuated, and games have come and gone. Now we get to see exactly how everything has changed over …

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Tech
GoFundMe, now with $4B in donations from 40M donors, plots Euro expansion

GoFundMe, now with $4B in donations from 40M donors, plots Euro expansion

If you’ve ever contributed to a charitable fundraising campaign online in the last seven years, chances are that one of those campaigns (if not all of them) have been through GoFundMe, a web platform where people can set up and …

by June 10, 2017 0 comments Tech