Monday, March 30, 2020

Disneyland and Disney World will close for the month over coronavirus

Disney will close parks in its Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland Paris following concerns about contributing...

YouTube will allow some creators to monetize coronavirus videos

YouTube says it's reassessing its coronavirus policies and will enable ads on a limited number of channels that discuss the outbreak. Initially, YouTube demonetized...

Google location data led police to investigate an innocent cyclist

Those concerns about police indiscriminately collecting Google location data have some grounding in the real world. NBC News has revealed that police inadvertently made...

Robot learns to set the dinner table by watching humans

To date, teaching a robot to perform a task has usually involved either direct coding, trial-and-error tests or handholding the machine. Soon, though, you...

Amazon drops out of SXSW due to coronavirus concerns

Following Twitter and Facebook, Amazon has become the latest high-profile company to drop out of South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020 due to coronavirus-related concerns....

Coronavirus bursts Big Tech’s bubble

Virus enthusiasts from all over the world converged in San Francisco this week for America's largest security event: RSA Conference 2020. Before it began, fourteen...

Could you live with this budget Android for four years?

Five years ago, Sharad Mittal had a dilemma. He and his wife had just watched Noah, a movie starring Russell Crowe with a heavy...

Firefox now encrypts domain name requests by default in the US

After a brief delay, Mozilla has started to make DNS over HTTPS the default for Firefox users in the US. Notwithstanding any additional hiccups,...

Hulu will exclusively stream the Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’

If you didn't get the chance to see Parasite in the lead-up to its historic Best Picture win at this year's Academy Awards, not...

Google’s new terms of service will be easier to read

Terms of service still tend to read like legal alphabet soup, but Google thinks it can do better. It's notifying users of a TOS...