Tag: internet

Intruders ‘borrowed’ Tesla’s public cloud for cryptocurrency mining

Tesla isn’t immune to the plague of cryptocurrency mining hijacks, it seems. Security researchers at RedLock have reported that intruders gained access to Tesla’s Kubernetes console (where it deploys and manages containerized apps) without ne……


Amazon will reward Prime members for shopping at Whole Foods

Amazon has announced that its Rewards Visa will now offer users the same level of reward when they shop at Whole Foods as they receive at Amazon itself. Eligible Prime members will now receive a flat five percent bonus on all purchases at Whol……


Google’s Indian mobile money app can pay bills in a few taps

Manually paying your bills online usually involves jumping between multiple apps or websites, but Google might have an easier way. Its Tez mobile money app for India now includes a bill payment feature that lets you handle all those recurring ……


Amazon backs Marie Curie biopic starring Rosamund Pike

Amazon’s latest Prime Video production won’t just rely on star power to reel you in — it should also appeal to science fans. The internet giant is teaming with France’s Studiocanal on Radioactive, a biopic covering the work and romance of pi……


PSVR’s rodent adventure ‘Moss’ arrives February 27th

PlayStation VR’s adorable murine tale Moss finally has a release date. Next Tuesday, February 27th, you’ll be able to guide the big-eared rodent Quill along her adventure on your PlayStation 4. When it debuted at E3 last year, developer Polyar……


Twitch postpones new rules to clarify vague expectations

Twitch is temporarily putting the brakes on its new rules for hate speech, harassment and sexual material. The livestreaming service has postponed the enforcement of new rules from February 19th to March 5th in order to “better explain some s……


You get to pick the next free games on Twitch Prime

Twitch has been giving away free games with a Prime membership for awhile now, but now you’ll have a say in what’s handed out each month. With the Indie Amplifier program, users can pick from eight indie games and the one with the most votes will be given away March 15th. Here’s what’s in the running:

  • I, Hope – Double Plus Good Games
  • Kingsway – Carbon Interactive
  • Shadow Tactics – Daedlic Games
  • Steamworld Dig 2 – Image & Form
  • Tomb of Annihilation – Bkom Studios
  • Treadnauts – Topstitch Games
  • Tumblestone – Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

Voting opens today and runs through Sunday, March 11th. More than just a free game for you, developers have something to gain as well. According to a press release, there’s a $175,000 prize pool for the winning games. And if you want to see what the games are before you vote, a pair of streamers will be playing the games for the next two weeks.

Sony used to hold voting contests for PlayStation Plus’ giveaway indies, but that hasn’t happened in quite some time.

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England turns to the church to help fix rural internet

Though our cities now teem with fiber optic cables and 4G signals, it’s still common for rural areas to struggle with even basic connectivity. In the UK, a new pact between church and state could help local religious hubs become bastions of fa……


The Morning After: Water purification could lead to more electric cars

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Welcome back! We hope you had a great weekend. We’ve been playing with some cool dinosaur toys (we’re grown-ups, I promise), hearing about Tesla’s next power grid experiment, and the end of free Wikipedia data for developin……


Air Force security hackathon leads to record payout

The US Air Force’s second security hackathon has paid dividends… both for the military and the people finding holes in its defenses. HackerOne has revealed the results of the Hack the Air Force 2.0 challenge from the end of 2017, and it led……