The Creators Of Pokemon Go Mapped The World. Now They're Mapping You

Cecilia D'Anastasio and Dhruv Mehrotra report via Kotaku: Today, when you use Wizards Unite or Pokemon Go or any of Niantic's other apps, your every move is getting documented and stored -- up to 13 times a minute, according to the results of a Kotaku investigation. Even players who know that the apps record their location data are usually… Read More »

Posted on 16 October 2019 | 6:30 pm

Volvo To Roll Out a New Electric Vehicle Every Year Through 2025

Volvo Car Group President and CEO Hakan Samuelsson laid out the company's new business strategy that includes introducing a new EV every year through 2025 and slashing the carbon footprint of the lifecycle of every car and SUV it builds by 40%. All of the changes are aimed at Volvo Cars' target to become a climate neutral company by 2040.… Read More »

Posted on 16 October 2019 | 5:50 pm

Huge Child Porn Ring Busted As Authorities Cite Ability To Crack Bitcoin Privacy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Federal authorities in the U.S. have unsealed charges against the South Korean operator of a child porn ring that's been billed as the world's "largest dark web child porn marketplace." The child porn site, known as Welcome to Video, charged some users in Bitcoin and authorities say they… Read More »

Posted on 16 October 2019 | 5:10 pm

Microsoft Launches Two New Open Source Projects for Developers -- OAM and Dapr

Continuing its embracing of open source, Microsoft has today announced two new open source projects. From a report: The first is Open Application Model (OAM), a new standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms. The second project is Dapr (Distributed Application Runtime), designed to make it easier to build… Read More »

Posted on 16 October 2019 | 4:30 pm

FCC Votes To Approve T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

The FCC on Wednesday formally approved the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The vote comes months after the Justice Department greenlit the deal. The Verge reports: In May, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai first signaled that he would vote to approve the merger after the commission and the companies struck a deal that Republicans believed would help… Read More »

Posted on 16 October 2019 | 3:50 pm

Analogue Announces Game Boy Clone Dubbed 'Analogue Pocket'

Analogue is set to announce a new Game Boy clone. From a report: Analogue, known for their FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array)-based hardware clones of the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis/Megadrive, will be launching a handheld addition to their lineup called the "Analogue Pocket." The unit will be compatible with the entire library of Game Boy and… Read More »

Posted on 16 October 2019 | 3:10 pm