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Deutsche Telekom denies report that it is intensifying partnership with

Deutsche Telekom on Tuesday denied a report that it had intensified its business relationship with China‘s Huawei despite security authorities‘ warnings. Handelsblatt newspaper earlier on Tuesday cited confidential documents as showing the German firm had increased its dependency on Huawei as a supplier for its 5G network and broadband expansion, cloud service and television offering. […]

Zoom rolls out hardware subscription service

Zoom Video Communications Inc said on Tuesday it launched a hardware subscription service, seeking to make its teleconferencing app more accessible to users by allowing them to choose subscription options for phones and meeting rooms. The plans for Zoom Phone have been priced between $5.99 and $60 per month, based on the device users opt […]

eSkootr is a high-speed electric scooter racing series launching in

A group of Formula One and Formula E drivers is starting a new racing series that will pit competitors against each other on ultra-fast custom-built electric scooters. The series — dubbed “Electric Scooter Championship,” or “eSkootr” — is set to launch in 2021, and the launch video shows riders whizzing through city streets on Tron-style […]

How the commercialization of bug bounties is creating more vulnerabilities

This week on The Vergecast interview series, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to founder and CEO of Luta Security Katie Moussouris. Moussouris has a long history in computer security, working at Microsoft and the Department of Defense creating their first bug bounty programs to incentivize catching and reporting security bugs and vulnerabilities in software systems. […]

This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease

Crispr’s potential for curing inherited disease has made headlines, including at WIRED, for years. ( Here, here, here, and here.) Finally, at least for one family, the gene-editing technology is turning out to deliver more hope than hype. A year after 34-year-old Victoria Gray received an infusion of billions of Crispr’d cells, NPR reported last […]

This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease—Without

That can spell real trouble for the bacteria on the receiving end of this gene shuffle. If those MGEs insert themselves into critical gene regions, it’s bye-bye bacteria. “You can think about MGEs the same way you can think about mutations,” says Peters. “We wouldn’t have evolved without them, but 99.99999 percent of them are […]

A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on

On May 18, Kristin Tynski dropped a link into the Reddit community r/privacy: “I scraped court records to find dirty cops.” Tynski, who owns a marketing firm, had collected the public police records in Palm Beach County, where she lives, and wrote up her findings on data like traffic citations and race. She wondered if […]

PUBG Mobile Livik Map First Impressions: Monster Truck Madness

PUBG Mobile recently got a major upgrade which included a new map called Livik. This new update brings the game to version number 0.19.0 and brings a few new additions along with the new map. Livik is a ‘Nordic’ style map with snowy terrain and waterfalls. It is spread out across a 2km x 2km […]

Pokémon Go Grosses $3.6 Billion Within Four Years of Launch,

Pokémon Go, the uber-popular augmented reality mobile game from Niantic, has grossed a lifetime collection of $3.6 billion (roughly Rs. 26,940.7 crores) since its launch on July 6, 2016, according to mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The game pushes players to go out and look for virtual Pokémons in their surrounding locales. However, during the […]

India’s TikTok Ban Dispels the Myth of the ‘China Bogeyman’

In April 2018, as Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress amid the Cambridge Analytica scandal, photojournalists captured a fascinating line of argument in the Facebook founder’s typed notes: “Breakup strengthens Chinese companies,” it read. This defense, which the company’s executives have wielded repeatedly in the past two years, argues that concerns over Facebook’s monopoly power voiced […]