GitHub launches Actions, its workflow automation tool

GitHub launches Actions, its workflow automation tool
For the longest time, GitHub was all about storing source code and sharing it either with the rest of the world or your colleagues. Today, the company, which is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, is taking a step in a different but related direction by launching GitHub Actions. Actions allow developers to ...

Hypersofts dominate Mexico F1 tyre selections

Sole supplier Pirelli has nominated the hypersoft, ultrasoft and supersoft compounds for the event at the high-altitude Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Title opponents Hamilton and Vettel have made identical choices, and will each have eight sets of hypersofts, three ultrasofts and two supersofts. Formula 1 drivers have overwhelmingly preferred the pink-banded hypersoft compound, with Renault … ...

Hamilton and Vettel make same tyre choices for Mexico | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix

Championship contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have made the same tyre selections for next week’s Mexican Grand Prix. Source: F1 Fanatic

Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker

Medtronic, a maker of medical devices and implants, has pulled the plug on its internet-based software update system, which security researchers had found had a dangerous security vulnerability The company said in a notice this week that it’s switching off the software distribution network after researchers found that a hacker could update the pacemaker’s software ...

Facebook rolls out checks for UK political ads

Facebook has announced it rolled out a system of checks on political ads run on its platform in the UK which requires advertisers to verify their identity and location to try to make it harder for foreign actors to meddle in domestic elections and referenda. This follows similar rollouts of political ad transparency tools in ...

Albon emerges as favourite for Hartley's Toro Rosso seat

However, the Anglo-Thai racer first has to get out of his existing deal to contest the 2018-19 Formula E season with Nissan. It’s understood that Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko is negotiating with Nissan for the release of the 22-year-old, and that it will become clear in the next few days whether he has ...

With Watch GT, Huawei ditches Google for its own OS

With Watch GT, Huawei ditches Google for its own OS
LG’s strange new hybrid Watch W7 marked a small but important victory for Wear OS. But this morning in London, Google lost a key ally in the smartwatch wars — for this model, at least. Huawei’s latest wearable, the Watch GT ditches the Google operating system for its own in-house brew, LiteOS. The move marks ...

Pictures: Formula E’s second-generation car begins testing | Formula E

Pictures from Formula E’s first test for its 2018-19 season using its second-generation car at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain. Source: F1 Fanatic

Timex builds its first automatic watch in decades

Timex builds its first automatic watch in decades
Leave your smartwatch on the counter because Timex is back with its first automatic watch in decades. Called the Marlin, this 21-jewel timepiece that hearkens back to the days of “Takes a licking, keeps on ticking.” The Marlins cost $249 and come in multiple styles. This particular model, in a rich burgundy, looks like something ...

Discord’s new game store rolls out to the rest of the world today

Discord’s new game store rolls out to the rest of the world today
When Discord first launched its new built-in game store just a few weeks back, there was one big caveat: it was available to only a tiny, tiny slice of its 150M users. 50,000 of them, to be exact — all of them in Canada. Today it’s going global. Discord says that access to its store ...