Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency

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2019-06-19 01:06

Leaving for a competitor? Onboarding new employees? Avoid accusations of trade secret theft

When a company hires talent away from a competitor, onboarding the new employee can pose significant legal risks for both the company and the new employee. A fundamental...

2019-06-19 01:06

Google reveals plans to build 20,000 Bay Area homes

Google says it'll invest in thousands of new homes in the Bay Area over the next decade, in the hopes of helping many of its employees and other residents find an...

2019-06-19 01:06

Apple launches a Beddit beta program focused on improving its app

Apple is launching a new beta program for Beddit, the sleep tracking company it acquired just over two years ago after selling Beddit products in Apple Stores for...

2019-06-19 00:58

Best Buy now sells smart gym equipment for the home

The electronics retailer announced Tuesday it is selling indoor cycling bikes, compression recovery systems, fitness rollers and connected treadmills from wellness...

2019-06-19 00:58

The Geesaa automates (but overcomplicates) pourover coffee

Making pourover coffee is a cherished ritual of mine on most mornings. But there are times I wish I could have a single cup of pourover without fussing about the...

2019-06-19 00:58

Facebook Libra: What the cryptocurrency means for users

On Tuesday, Facebook confirmed it would launch a digital global currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra, aimed at users around the world who don't have bank accounts.

2019-06-19 00:58

With Disney in charge, Hulu plans original content push

Now that Disney is in charge of Hulu, the streaming service is going to get more original content. Hulu CEO Randy Freer told CNBC that Hulu's "investment in original...

2019-06-19 00:51

Alleged CIA leaker Joshua Schulte made 'catastrophic' impact with WikiLeaks disclosures: DOJ

Federal prosecutors are hoping to keep former CIA software engineer and suspected WikiLeaks source Joshua Schulte subjected to strict restrictions while he’s in...

2019-06-19 00:51

Why Your iPhone Selfies Don't Look Like Your Face

When a prominent YouTuber named Lewis Hilsenteger (aka “Unbox Therapy”) was testing out this fall’s new iPhone model, the XS, he noticed something: His skin...

2019-06-19 00:36

LG's V50 ThinQ 5G comes to Verizon on June 20th

It's still slim pickings for 5G smartphones in the US, but your choices are widening ever so slightly. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is adding the LG V50 ThinQ...

2019-06-19 00:36

Advertisers and digital media companies form a new Global Alliance for Responsible Media

Many of the major players in online advertising have come together to create an organization called the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, which is supposed...

2019-06-19 00:29

Mythbusters’ Adam Savage builds real life bulletproof Iron Man suit that flies using mini jet engines

“It sounds like hyperbole, but I swear… if Tony Stark was not fictional and he was building an Iron Man suit right now, this is precisely how he would do it...

2019-06-19 00:29

Google Calendar knocked out on desktop around the world

“We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Calendar. We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar.”

2019-06-19 00:29

Apple will release ultra-fast 5G ‘iPhone 12’ in 2020 that will let you download HD movies in seconds

5G handsets will provide significantly faster internet speeds than modern handsets. Some users will be able to download several gigabits of data every second. At...

2019-06-19 00:21

Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: NoGood

NoGood CEO Mostafa Elbermawy describes how they evaluate a client’s growth challenges by quoting Zen teacher Hunryu Suzuki: “In the beginner’s mind there are...

2019-06-19 00:06

Microsoft PowerPoint gets an AI presentation coach

Love it or hate it, Microsoft’s PowerPoint is a ubiquitous tool in the corporate world. Over the course of the last few years, Microsoft started to bring some...

2019-06-19 00:06

Instagram down AGAIN – thousands across the UK unable to refresh their feeds in fourth outage this month

We tested Instagram at The Sun’s HQ in London, with mixed results – it’s down for one of the phones we tested, but appears to be working for the other two.

2019-06-19 00:06

Focals by North Review: The future is (almost) here

The concept of an IRL heads-up display has been a part of science fiction since basically the beginning. Big players have tried their hand at it with less than stellar...

2019-06-18 23:44

How Facebook’s Libra is similar in concept and motivation to Kik’s Kin cryptocurrency

Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency initiative today, which is part of an alternative financial system (including new subsidiary and wallet ‘Calibra‘)...

2019-06-18 23:44

Google Calendar is down, everyone panic!

Google Calendar is down today in the US, UK and most of Europe, throwing working people off their schedules in most of the Western Hemisphere. Visitors to Google...

2019-06-18 23:21

Facebook Reveals ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency Will Be ‘Governed’ by Switzerland-Based Coalition of Elites

Facebook plans to launch its own currency named Libra in 2020. The Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe have unveiled more details about how the currency will...

2019-06-18 23:21

New robotic dishwasher for restaurants is taking the dirty work out of the kitchen

More than half a million people work as dishwashers in the United States today, according to the most recent data from the Department of Labor. But that's not nearly...

2019-06-18 23:14

How to recover your stolen Instagram account with new anti-hacker code system

Click on the Instagram app and go to the login page Select "Need more help" Type in your original email address and the phone number you used with your account Instagram...

2019-06-18 23:07

4 days left to score the best price on Disrupt SF 2019

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you an important message: You have just four days left to buy your pass to Disrupt San Francisco 2019...

2019-06-18 23:07

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