The Microsoft Store’s unauthorized LibreOffice app requests cash and webcam access

The enormously popular open source office suite LibreOffice has appeared in the Microsoft Store – with an alarming surprise. LibreOffice is an open source project and has always been free to download, even for commercial use, but the app in the Microsoft Store carries a price tag of $2.99/£2.49. The app description suggests this is …

Comic-Con: This Year’s Best Cosplay

Nathaniel Emond attended this year’s Comic-Con International as Aquaman. The escalators inside the San Diego Convention Center were packed with attendees on Saturday at Comic-Con 2018. From right, Sheyla, Nat, Amber, and Agali cosplay as the characters from the Japanese video game Doki Doki Literature Club! Brittany Goodwin cosplays as Cersei Lannister from Game of …

The Andromeda galaxy ate our sister galaxy

Scientists have been aware for some time that a large galaxy like Andromeda probably ate smaller galaxies around it; that’s where the halo of stars surrounding Andromeda comes from. But there was really no way to determine how many galaxies it had consumed over the course of its lifetime, nor how insatiable its hunger may …

HoneyLove looks to reinvent shapewear

Betsie Larkin spent the first ten years of her professional career as an EDM artist. She released two solo albums, toured five continents and worked with the likes of Armin van Buuren and Ferry Corsten. But after being constantly frustrated by shapewear she wore under her stage outfits, she felt compelled to try her hand …

Apple store, conto alla rovescia per il negozio milanese: apre giovedì

Il conto alla rovescia prosegue inesorabile e l’attesa è ormai diventata elettrica. Giovedì si apre finalmente il portale di vetro su Apple piazza del Liberty. La scalinata-anfiteatro, uno spazio aperto a tutti (con alberi e la fontana omaggio all’acqua di Milano) guiderà i visitatori alla discesa verso la vetrata da cui si entrerà nel negozio, …

UK commits to full fiber broadband by 2033

The government has mandated that all newly built homes should have fiber built in. This will help accomplish the goal. According to a release, only 4 percent of the UK has full-fiber connections, as opposed to Spain (71 percent), Portugal (89 percent) and France (28 percent, but increasing quickly). Part of the problem is that …

Samsung’s ‘The Wall’ TV is coming to a living room near you

Samsung all but stole the show at CES 2018 with its massive 146-inch micro LED TV known as ‘The Wall,’ but it appeared to be largely for commercial installations. Now, the company is almost ready to produce a version for the household, The Korea Herald reports. During a press conference in South Korea, Samsung’s president …

Apple’s Business Chat signs up five more brands, more tech platforms

Apple Business Chat, Apple’s new platform for allowing companies and brands to communicate with customers over iMessage, is expanding. In addition to Dish becoming the first TV provider to support Business Chat, Apple says it has also added four other brands, Aramak, Four Seasons, Harry & David, and American Express, in addition to five new …