Apple and AT&T activate LTE Band 8 to give iPhone users in Puerto Rico cellular service by Loon Balloon

Apple has been working with AT&T to extend and activate cell service for users in Puerto Rico. To improve what is a terrible connectivity situation there, it’s going to enable a provisional band of LTE that has been recently approved, but not activated in the US and Puerto Rico, where it has not been licensed. …

Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker release date, news and features

Update: Harman Kardon has finally lifted the curtain on its Cortana smart speaker – we now know the Invoke’s release date (October 22) and final price ($199).  We have an Invoke review unit of our own that we’ve been testing and will have a review live on the site shortly. Original article continues below… We …

Razer’s new webcam and microphone are made for streamers

The $100 Kiyo‘s built-in light has 12 levels of brightness to help light your face for those important picture-in-picture streams on Twitch. It also outputs high-def video at 720p with 60 frames per second (FPS) or 1080p at 30 FPS. The Seiren X also retails at $100 and comes with a removable desk stand so …

The A to Z of Photography: ISO

The ISO setting on your camera controls the sensor’s sensitivity to light. It’s a third exposure control, alongside shutter speed and lens aperture, and together these make up what’s called the ‘exposure triangle’. Much of the time you’ll just adjust the shutter speed and aperture to control exposure, but in poor light you’ll often need …

Robert Scoble has allegedly continued to sexually harass women after going sober

Venture capitalists Dave McClure, Jason Caldbeck and Chris Sacca, SoFi CEO Mike Cagney, and a top Uber engineer have all been accused of sexual impropriety in the last six months as a growing number of women have come forward about the harassment they have endured by those in power. However, Robert Scoble, who has been accused …

Project Loon’s LTE balloons are floating over Puerto Rico

About a month after Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall on Puerto Rico, and a couple of weeks after the FCC gave clearance, Project Loon is bringing wireless internet to people on the island. Part of (Google parent company) Alphabet’s X innovation lab, the project uses balloons circling the Earth at high altitude to provide wireless connections. …

The Reaper Botnet Could Be Worse Than the Internet-Shaking Mirai Ever Was

The Mirai botnet, a collection of hijacked gadgets whose cyberattack made much of the internet inaccessible in parts of the US and beyond a year ago, previewed a dreary future of zombie connected-device armies run amuck. But in some ways, Mirai was relatively simple—especially compared to a new botnet that’s brewing. While Mirai caused widespread …

Shopkick lays off about 10 percent of staff

Shopkick, a shopping rewards app owned by SK Telecom, laid off a little more than 10 percent of its staff (about 30 people) yesterday, TechCrunch has learned. Shopkick CEO Bill Demas confirmed the layoffs to TechCrunch, saying the layoffs were part of a broader restructuring of the business. Shopkick, which was founded seven years ago, …

Google wants to pay you to find bugs in popular third-party Android apps

Google is eager to clamp down on security flaws associated with some of the most high-profile apps in its Android library, so it’s enlisting white-hat hackers as a part of the effort. Should you successfully find a bug in a qualifying app on Google Play, Google will pay you nifty $1,000 for your efforts. Google …