PlayStation 4 consoles may attract roaches, repairmen say

PlayStation 4 consoles may attract roaches, repairmen say

Walls look so sad when they're bare, so we've put together a few prints in the Boing Boing Store that can help out a bedroom or dorm room so guests don't think you're a insane person when they come over and just see white everywhere. That's because roaches that make contact with the wrong parts of the power supply at the same time fry the power supply and themselves. Roach-infested PS4s are a big problem. Read More

NYC wants Uber to add just the tip

NYC wants Uber to add just the tip

Last year , Uber settled two class-action labor disputes covering 385,000 drivers in California and MA that allowed Uber to continue classifying drivers as contractors rather than employees. Drivers have always been denied access to the kinds of benefits and labor protections many workers take for granted, such as paid sick leave or the minimum wage. Read More

Trailer for new Star Wars film unveiled

Is Luke Skywalker training Rey to be a Jedi or not? Star Wars Celebration in Orlando should have been a weekend of pure joy; unfortunately everyone is still reeling from the loss of Carrie Fisher. In The Last Jedi, it's a test for all the characters, but specially for Finn. It's sad to know that Carrie won't be in Episode IX, but of course, that's more ideal that seeing another actress replacing her or featuring a CGI version of her in a saga film. Read More

NSA spying tools can hack the global financial system

He said he had tried to exploit Windows 10 systems but these exploits had failed because, "although the security bugs may still be present, it is considerably harder to exploits bugs on Windows 10 than it is on Windows 7". But Microsoft said it has already patched the flaws. Microsoft told CNNTech no one from the government had contacted it about the exploits listed in the dump. Read More

Preorders for Galaxy S8 top 720000 units in S. Korea

The phone is expected to be quite like the regular Samsung Galaxy S8, but will be more durable - a rough and tough device for those who are either adventurous and outgoing or quite clumsy. Samsung's mobile business chief Koh Dong-jin introduce Galaxy S8. As for the pricing, T-Mobile is selling the regular 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 for $750, or $30/month for a period of two years. Read More

OnePlus 3T vs Galaxy A7(2017) vs Nexus 6P: Mid-budget Android tussle

OnePlus 3T vs Galaxy A7(2017) vs Nexus 6P: Mid-budget Android tussle

Apparently, the reason for this reduced battery capacity when compared to the 3400mAh unit used on the OnePlus 3T is that OnePlus 5 will come with a slightly slimmer profile of just 7mm thick, which is 0.4mm thinner than the 3T. One report however said a 23MP dual lens rear camera with optical image stabilization and optical zoom is in the works. Other potential features of the OnePlus 5 phone might also include IP68 water and dust resistance, wireless charging and micro SD support ... Read More

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus selling like hot cakes

The company heavily promoted Bixby when it unveiled the Galaxy S8 in March, insisting it's "fundamentally" different from rivals like Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana. The new Samsung flagships even have a dedicated button to summon Bixby. As reported by Ars Technica , the new Samsung Galaxy S8 features offered a number of impressive upgrades of which the Samsung Bixby was a part. Read More

US regulators aim to keep the ban on in-flight phone calls

US regulators aim to keep the ban on in-flight phone calls

So you may not be insane about the people you're stuck next to in a metal tube in the sky for a few hours, but at least you won't have to hear them yammer on their iPhones. The Association of Flight Attendants has opposed inflight voice calling, stating that such a change would "compromise flight attendants' ability to maintain order in an emergency, increase cabin noise and tension among passengers, and add unacceptable risk to aviation security". Read More

Burger King's 'OK Google' ad wakes up devices - and prompts complaints

Burger King's 'OK Google' ad wakes up devices - and prompts complaints

The phrase is meant to get Google Home to read the first sentence of the Whopper's Wikipedia entry. We've reached out to Google for confirmation of the action, which was likely just a quick fix on the server side created to block a specific waveform, perhaps leveraging similar functionality to block out its own ads. Read More

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Releases Final Video Teaser 'Judgement Day'

The video clip themed Fuel & Fire suggests that the engine can come with a tuning that is flawless for higher octane fuels thus promising even greater power figures. The answer is: premium unleaded (91 octane) pump gas or 100-plus-octane racing fuel. The SRT Demon features a new Drag Mode mechanical/electronic suspension tuning, which according to Dodge, is the best of both worlds when it comes to mechanical and electronic tuning. Read More

Louis CK says he regrets comparing Trump to Hitler

Louis CK says he regrets comparing Trump to Hitler

Watch C.K.'s entire conversation with Stephen Colbert in the video above. "I guess he's not as profound as I thought he was", said Louis C.K. In an interview with Colbert, C.K. They lie a lot. He also said that even though he loved former President Barack Obama, he also took a number of decisions that the country should not be proud of. Read More

Britney Spears Concert Delays Election in Tel Aviv

Britney Spears Concert Delays Election in Tel Aviv

Spears is the latest top-tier performer to announce a concert in Israel this coming summer. As a result, the polls will open for Labor voters the next day, July 4. The ballots were the first round of the process to choose the leader of the Labour Part, HaAvoda. Former party leader and Defense Minister Amir Peretz said the eight candidates stood no chance of competing with the 35-year-old star on July 3, when she will appear at Hayarkon Park, Agence France-Presse reported. Read More

Judge puts on hold Seattle law allowing a ride-hailing union

Judge puts on hold Seattle law allowing a ride-hailing union

District Judge Robert Lasnik's temporary restraining order came after the Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit last month, and Uber and Lyft drivers filed another, backed by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and the Freedom Foundation. Read More

Australian Govt joins boycott of YouTube ads

Australian Govt joins boycott of YouTube ads

The piece focused on how YouTube serves advertisements to any channel, with any type of content, potentially associating household brands with offensive videos. On 20 March, YouTube released new policies for monetisation. "What they have done clearly is not enough", said Paul Verna, an analyst with EMarketer. Read More

Next gen Moto G5 Arrives at the price of 11999

Next gen Moto G5 Arrives at the price of 11999

With the price of Rs. 11,999 (only 3 GB going on sale tonight), Moto G5 will directly compete with the likes of Honor 6X and Redmi Note 4. Moto G or G5 Plus: Which One to Go For? It also has One Button Nav mode, which allows users to navigate smoothly by just swiping on the fingerprint scanner. Read More

A New Mac Pro Is Finally Coming From Apple Inc

A New Mac Pro Is Finally Coming From Apple Inc

The $2999 model goes from 4 Xeon CPU cores to 6, and from dual AMD G300 GPUs to dual G500 GPUs. The $3,999 six-core model, meanwhile, gets bumped up to an eight-core processor with dual D700 GPUs. It's great to hear that Apple has something in the pipeline for professionals users although many will still be disappointed in having to wait so long. Read More

AOL, Yahoo make Oath for new combined company

AOL, Yahoo make Oath for new combined company

Oath. A free Recode t-shirt for anyone who tweets the best joke about that new brand to me in next 24 hours with the hashtag #MockTheOath . " Say goodbye to AOL and Yahoo ", reads a headline at The Week. But the most important brands we have are things like Yahoo! It had to slash the price after discovering that two separate hacking attacks had stolen personal information from more than 1billion user accounts. Read More

Destiny 2 Gets A Teaser Trailer And PlayStation 4 Exclusive Content

Destiny 2 Gets A Teaser Trailer And PlayStation 4 Exclusive Content

The "Destiny 2" teaser trailer also shows a different but more humorous tone as it was in the original. "Destiny 2" is now in development with a rumored 2017 release date for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and possibly on PC. television that people just don't get exhausted of easily. Its story offers progressively more hard missions across different planets in a sci-fi setting, each of which can be played in groups or solo. Read More

Ford recalls 441000 vehicles to prevent engine fires, doors swinging open

Ford recalls 441000 vehicles to prevent engine fires, doors swinging open

The engine fire recall covers over 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe. In North America, the engine fire recall includes the 2014 Escape SUV, the 2014 and 2015 compact Fiesta ST, the 2013 and 2014 Fusion midsize auto, and the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connection small van. Read More

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

A cracked cylinder head can result in a pressurized oil leak. Ford says it is aware of 29 reports of fire associated with the issue in both the U.S. In these vehicles, a component called a pawl spring tab has a chance of breaking. The door may suddenly open while driving, rebound while closing, or be hard to close. Read More