Is Amazon Prime Still Worth It?

On Friday, for the first time in four years, Amazon has raised the price of its Prime benefits program. What once cost $99 annually now costs $119 for new members; existing Prime subscriptions will get bumped whenever they renew, starting June 16. But while nobody likes a 20 percent hike, it’s a good reminder that …

Cyberattack shuts down Tennessee election website

“The effect was clearly a loss of service, but it is unclear, with the information provided, if the outage was an intended event or a side effect of the events,” the report said, according to the Associated Press. The site was bombarded by access requests from around 100 countries, including Great Britain, Chile and Canada. …

ConsenSys, Enigma, Monaco, EximChain and Benetech join TechCrunch’s blockchain event

Let’s talk events… TechCrunch events: we’re confirming five more names for our upcoming blockchain show on July 6. Joe Lubin, a co-founder of Ethereum and the founder of ConsenSys, Enigma founder and CEO Guy Zyskind, Monaco CEO and co-founder Kris Marszalek, EximChain CEO and co-founder Hope Liu, and Jim Fruchterman, CEO and founder of Benetech, will all join us for …

Save Lives With Slower Streets—Not Self-Driving Cars

No, you’re not imagining things. The timelines for autonomous vehicles keep shifting. Electric carmaker Tesla began selling a $3,000 “full self-driving” add-on to its Autopilot feature in 2016—everything you need to drive without driving!—but still hasn’t turned it on. In 2012, Google’s Sergey Brin said “ordinary people” would have access to self-driving cars by 2017; …

Boston Dynamics’ dog-like SpotMini robot will go on sale next year

Raibert didn’t talk about a price point for the SpotMini and it’s not exactly geared toward the average consumer. Instead, he discussed how it could be used for security patrols or construction site management. In a video released yesterday, Boston Dynamics showed how SpotMini uses its cameras to map out a space and then situate …

Aggredirono e picchiarono a sangue due giovani: denunciati esponenti di CasaPound

La polizia di Milano, su disposizione dei pm Alberto Nobili e Piero Basilone, ha eseguito 12 perquisizioni a carico di altrettanti giovani esponenti milanesi del movimento di estrema destra CasaPound. Sono tutti indagati per lesioni personali in concorso per aver aggredito, la sera del 10 marzo scorso, due ragazzi all’esterno di un locale di Corso …

This three-axis tourbillon movement is a 3D printed marvel

The three-axis tourbillon is one of the most complex watch complications in the world. Originally based on a design by watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, this type of tourbillon – literally “whirlwind” – rotates the balance wheel of a watch in order to ensure that gravity doesn’t adversely affect any part of the watch. It’s a clever, …