The new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and waterproof

The new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and waterproof
The Voyage may be dead, but the Kindle line still has some life left in it. This time last year, Amazon upgraded the high-end Oasis model, and now the mid-range Paperwhite is getting a little love.The workhorse of the company’s devoted e-reader line just got a handful of upgrades that will give users a more ...

See Spot dance: Watch a Boston Dynamics robot get a little funky

See Spot dance: Watch a Boston Dynamics robot get a little funky
In this fun video the Boston Dynamics Spot dances, wiggles, and shimmies right into our hearts. This little four-legged robot – a smaller sibling to the massive Big Dog – is surprisingly agile and the team at Boston Robotics have taught the little robot to dance to Bruno Mars which means that robots could soon ...

Lyft’s $299 subscription plan is launching to the masses

Lyft has been testing versions of an all-access monthly subscription plan since March. Now, it’s ready to make it available to everyone in the U.S.  Starting today, U.S.-based riders can sign up for the plan. It will be available to everyone in the U.S. by the end of the week. Lyft’s All-Access plan costs $299 per ...

Mighty, the iPod Shuffle for Spotify, gets a bigger battery and better bluetooth

Mighty, the iPod Shuffle for Spotify, gets a bigger battery and better bluetooth
Technology, like so much of life, is cycle. Gadget evolve, leaving holes in our lives that some fresh new startup is waiting in the wings to fill. There are few better examples of the phenomenon than the Mighty. Introduced last year, the product built a pretty solid reputation as “the iPod Shuffle for Spotify.” The ...

New 2019 rule targets teams burning oil for qualifying boost | 2019 F1 season

New rules to be introduced for the 2019 F1 season are intended to make it harder for teams to gain a power boost by burning oil during qualifying via auxiliary tanks. Source: F1 Fanatic

Temasek acquires Sygnia, an Israeli cybersecurity startup, for $250M

Temasek, the Singaporean government-controlled company that is one of the world’s biggest investors, is today announcing an acquisition to beef up its cybersecurity business. It is acquiring Sygnia, a startup out of Israel that keeps a low profile, but has built technology and services to help large organizations respond to cyber threats. The price of ...

Gartner picks digital ethics and privacy as a strategic trend for 2019

Analyst Gartner, best known for crunching device marketshare data; charting technology hype cycles; and churning out predictive listicles of emergent capabilities at software’s cutting edge has now put businesses on watch that as well as dabbling in the usual crop of nascent technologies organizations need to be thinking about wider impacts next year — on both ...

On-demand pharmacy startup NowRx raises $7 million Series A round through crowdfunding

NowRx, an on-demand pharmacy solution of sorts, just closed a $7 million Series A round via the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform. The company had previously raised a $3 million seed round. As the on-demand industry flourished and NowRx co-founder Cary Breese surrounded himself with people from the pharmacy industry, Breese said it became clear to him ...

F1 drivers "completely cruising" due to tyre fears

Blistering occurs when part of a tyre overheats, causing rubber to soften and break apart in chunks, and although it is not a new phenomenon in F1 it has been problematic at several races this season. F1 tyre supplier Pirelli introduced softer compounds for this season as well as debuting the new hypersoft tyre, and ...

CIA, NSA and the Pentagon still aren’t using a basic email security feature

Some of the most sensitive U.S. government departments and agencies still aren’t using a basic email security feature that would significantly cut down on incoming spam or phishing emails. Fifteen percent of all U.S. government domains still aren’t employing DMARC, or domain-based message authentication, reporting, and conformance policy on their domains, which email systems use ...