• ‘The Lion King’ is dividing critics, but set for a massive opening weekend anyway
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    ‘The Lion King’ is dividing critics, but set for a massive opening weekend anyway

    Box office prognosticators can already feel the love for the Jon Favreau-directed remake of The Lion King that's set to hit theaters this weekend.Estimates for how well this photorealistic, CGI-heavy reimagining of the Disney animated classic could do when it first arrives on the big screen are ranging

  • Elon Musk wants to hook the human brain up to a computer by late 2020
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    Elon Musk wants to hook the human brain up to a computer by late 2020

    In addition to electric cars, road trips to Mars, and strange Twitter behavior, Elon Musk is also known for a new biotech company called Neuralink, which aims to connect human brains to computers.The company just held a presentation where several execs, including Musk, explained the progress made with

  • Netflix's 2Q dud rattles investors as competition heats up
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    Netflix's 2Q dud rattles investors as competition heats up

    Netflix's video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as the company boosts its prices and girds for even stiffer competition. The service picked up 2.7 million worldwide subscribers for the April-June period.

  • Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block telescope
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    Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block telescope

    Police arrested elderly protesters, some using wheelchairs and canes, as they blocked a road Wednesday to Hawaii's highest peak to try to stop construction of a giant telescope on land some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. About 2,000 people were at the intersection of the highway and the road

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    MercadoLibre preps to offer investment platform for e-wallet users

    MercadoLibre Inc, Latin America's top e-commerce platform, is taking its latest step into the world of banking, saying on Wednesday that it would start allowing Mexican users of its e-wallet to earn interest on money saved in its app by year-end. The move, which builds on an existing interest-bearing

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 may launch in 2020, even with the original still MIA
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    Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 may launch in 2020, even with the original still MIA

    Samsung's first foldable smartphone is starting to feel like the Bigfoot of tech. There are all these reports claiming that people have seen it! It exists! And there are photos of it in the wild! Awareness of the mythical creature is surprisingly widespread, despite the absurdity of its existence

  • Alaska village will install new river power generator
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    Alaska village will install new river power generator

    A tiny Native village in southwest Alaska has turned to an emerging technology to transform the power of a local river into a sustainable energy source that's expected to free residents from dependency on costly diesel fuel. The village council in Igiugig is the first tribal entity in the nation

  • Microsoft reports hundreds of election-related cyber probes
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    Microsoft reports hundreds of election-related cyber probes

    Microsoft says it has detected more than 740 infiltration attempts by nation-state actors in the past year targeting U.S.-based political parties, campaigns and other democracy-focused organizations including think tanks and other nonprofits. All subscribe to Microsoft's year-old AccountGuard service

  • Netflix plans to launch a cheaper, mobile-only plan in a major market
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    Netflix plans to launch a cheaper, mobile-only plan in a major market

    Though there were a few bright spots in Netflix's earnings report today, investors didn't react too kindly to the company's big miss on adding new subscribers. With Netflix anticipating 5 million new subscribers for the quarter, the streaming giant only managed to add about 2.7 million new

  • Netflix to roll out cheaper mobile-only plan in India
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    Netflix to roll out cheaper mobile-only plan in India

    The video streaming pioneer said in March that it was testing a 250 rupee ($3.63) monthly subscription for mobile devices in India, where data plans are among the cheapest in the world. "We believe this plan ... will be an effective way to introduce a larger number of people in India to Netflix

  • Whoever invented this $9 tape measure with a built-in pencil is a friggin’ genius
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    Whoever invented this $9 tape measure with a built-in pencil is a friggin’ genius

    All my life I've been measuring things with a tape measure and marking distances for cutting or drilling points with a separate pencil like a sucker. So imagine my surprise when I finally learned that there's a much better way! The QUICKDRAW PRO Self Marking Tape Measure is brilliant. It'

  • Dems pan 'Zuck buck,' want Facebook to rein in currency plan
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    Dems pan 'Zuck buck,' want Facebook to rein in currency plan

    Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking. Facebook's massive market power and its

  • Netflix price hike backfires as unexpected growth slowdown sends shares plummeting
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    Netflix price hike backfires as unexpected growth slowdown sends shares plummeting

    Netflix’s shares have fallen by more than 10pc after the streaming service's run of stellar user growth came to an abrupt end on Wednesday evening.

  • Global drone market estimated to reach $14 billion over next decade: study
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    Global drone market estimated to reach $14 billion over next decade: study

    The worldwide non-military drone market, dominated by manufacturers in China, will triple in size to $14.3 billion in sales over the next decade, a study released on Wednesday said, even as U.S. officials warn of national security risks. The market, estimated at $4.9 billion this year, will benefit

  • With Big Tech's dominance under scrutiny, EU probes Amazon
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    With Big Tech's dominance under scrutiny, EU probes Amazon

    While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an unfair advantage, a decision that could lead to changes in how the internet's biggest marketplace

  • Despite massive earnings, Netflix is struggling to attract new subscribers
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    Despite massive earnings, Netflix is struggling to attract new subscribers

    Netflix released its earnings report for the June quarter and posted EPS of $0.60, a solid beat over initial estimates of $0.56. Revenue came in exactly where analysts expected, with the streaming giant generating $4.92 billion in revenue for the quarter gone by. That notwithstanding, the chief metric

  • EBay beats estimates as more shoppers flock to site, shares rise
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    EBay beats estimates as more shoppers flock to site, shares rise

    EBay, facing intense competition from Amazon.com Inc and Walmart Inc , has focused on its promoted listings program and payments business, as well as worked to make its platform simpler to use through the introduction of grouped listings and personal recommendations. More than 940,000 sellers took

  • Cloud growth fuels IBM profit beat
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    Cloud growth fuels IBM profit beat

    The company is relying on its cloud business in the face of slowing growth in its legacy businesses, including mainframes and storage systems. Last week, it wrapped up its $34 billion acquisition of Linux maker Red Hat Inc, its biggest deal so far, to expand its subscription-based software offerings

  • These $4 HDMI cables will save you from buying $40 cables at your local electronics store
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    These $4 HDMI cables will save you from buying $40 cables at your local electronics store

    Getting tricked into buying a fancy HDMI cable for $30 or $40 from your local consumer electronics retailer is nothing to be ashamed of. It's happened to plenty of people before you and it'll happen to plenty of people after you. But it'll never happen to you again, and we're here to

  • Netflix shares plunge as global growth falls short, U.S. customers shrink
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    Netflix shares plunge as global growth falls short, U.S. customers shrink

    Netflix shares sank nearly 12% in after-hours trading after the company posted quarterly results that showed it shed 130,000 U.S. customers from April to June. The world's dominant subscription video service said its slate of new shows during the quarter was not as appealing as expected and price

  • Myths and risks in app that gives you peek into older self
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    Myths and risks in app that gives you peek into older self

    People raised fears on Twitter and other social media sites that on iPhones, FaceApp would be able to see and upload all your photos, including screenshots with sensitive financial or health information or photos of kids with the names of their schools in the background. On Wednesday, the ranking Senate

  • Qualcomm set to face second EU antitrust fine shortly: sources
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    Qualcomm set to face second EU antitrust fine shortly: sources

    Qualcomm , the world's no.1 chipmaker, could be hit with a second EU antitrust fine as soon as Thursday for blocking a rival from the market more than a decade ago, people familiar with the matter said. The company came under fire in 2015 when the European Commission accused it of predatory pricing

  • Apple may bring an exciting new feature to the 2020 iPhone’s rear camera
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    Apple may bring an exciting new feature to the 2020 iPhone’s rear camera

    If the myriad rumors and reports are to be believed, the next major iPhone evolution won't take place until 2020. This year's iPhone will certainly be a step up, but far more dramatic changes are coming next year. One of those changes will apparently be a time-of-flight 3D rear camera, according

  • 2 secret Sonos deals from Prime Day are still available right now
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    2 secret Sonos deals from Prime Day are still available right now

    Amazon ran some pretty solid deals on Sonos smart speakers for Prime Day, but there were two deals in particular that we liked more than the others. These were unadvertised deals that were somewhat hidden on Amazon's site, so most people probably missed them... unless they're BGR Deals readers

  • French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash
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    French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

    French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a judicial official said Wednesday. Prosecutors also have asked that the case against Airbus, maker of the doomed aircraft, be dropped for