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Disney forges ahead with streaming as ratings sag

Disney forges ahead with streaming as ratings sag

As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream. The Walt Disney Co. once resisted offering channels like ESPN directly over the internet, preferring old-fashioned cable subscriptions. Its investors are fretting over ratings as more people cut the cord and cancel cable or…

Oops, they stepped again. VW says Audi cars can distort emissions tests

Oops, they stepped again. VW says Audi cars can distort emissions tests

It isn’t diesels this time. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered a software cheat in an older Audi car with an automatic transmission during the summer. Audi’s parent company Volkswagen Group confirmed the software could produce inaccurate results during emissions testing, Reuters reports. After two German publications, Bild am Sonntag and Sueddeutsch Zeitung, wrote about the software…

Microsoft investigated by Russian antitrust body after Kaspersky complaint

Microsoft investigated by Russian antitrust body after Kaspersky complaint

Last Thursday, Russian antitrust authority said it had opened an investigation into Microsoft for allegedly abusing its dominance in the antivirus software market. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) is investigating whether the tech giant is in violation of Part 1 Article 10 of the Federal Law ‘On Protection of Competition’ [PDF], which prohibits companies occupying…

Hands On With Snapchat Spectacles

Hands On With Snapchat Spectacles

On Thursday morning, I woke up to texts from a friend. “Snapchat Spectacles Venice Beach vending machine. They’re here!” Snapchat’s Spectacles had arrived via a pop-up vending machine known as a Snapbot. There were long lines and people waited for hours, but my friend managed to get two pairs. Spectacles, revealed in September, are basically…

FriendFinder Networks hack reportedly exposed over 412 million accounts

FriendFinder Networks hack reportedly exposed over 412 million accounts

  If you have an account on AdultFriendFinder, Cams.com, Penthouse, Stripshow and/or iCams.com — and reused it on other sites — you should probably change your password. FriendFinder Networks, the parent company of those sites, has reportedly been hacked, resulting in the leak of of over 412 million accounts, according to Leaked Source (h/t to CSO). For…