Hackers hijack thousands of Chromecasts to warn of latest security bug

Hackers have hijacked thousands of exposed Chromecast streaming devices to warn users of the latest security flaw to affect the device. But other security researchers say that the bug — if left unfixed — could be used for more disruptive attacks. The culprits, known as Hacker Giraffe and J3ws3r, have become…

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The highest-flying consumer tech stocks have lost $1 trillion

Another day, another stock market setback for once high-flying technology companies, which have lost roughly $1 trillion in the latest stock market slide. Shares of the core group of consumer technology companies, including Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Netflix, are falling again — contributing to the big indexes like the Dow…

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Samsung Unveils Note 9, Upgraded Watchand Home Speaker

Apple Inc.’s upcoming iPhones over the holidays. The 6.4-inch screen Note 9 will start at $999.99 and max out at $1,249.99 — becoming, at about $100 above the iPhone X’s upper limit, one of the world’s most expensive consumer phones. It looks similar to last year’s 6.3-inch Note 8 but…

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SEC Review of Musk Tesla Tweets Likely to Focus on Truthfulness

U.S. regulators are likely to focus on whether Elon Musk was telling the truth when he said on Twitter that he’d secured funding to take electric-carmaker Securities and Exchange Commission is questioning the company whether the chief executive officer’s tweets were statements of fact and why he chose to make…

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When It Comes to Tipping, Millennials Are Cheapest

U.S. millennials are quick to whip out their wallets for pricey avocado toast and craft beer. But when it comes to rewarding the waiters and bartenders who serve them, those wallets often stay closed. Ten percent of millennials don’t tip at all when dining out compared with only three percent among the…

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Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place data, Apple Maps…

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Apple Beats Sales Estimates; Shares Rise

Revenue grows the most since 2015; sales of wearables jump IPhone sales meet projections; Apple sees more revenue gains Apple Inc. reported revenue and profit that beat analysts’ estimates and projected continued sales momentum, calming concern about demand for the iPhone, its most-important product. The Cupertino, California-based company also raised…

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Charter Suffers Worst Selloff in Nine Years After Shedding Subscribers

Cable-TV giant lost 122,000 TV customers last quarter CEO highlights broadband focus, says strategy still ‘on track’ added video subscribers for the first time in nearly two years and brought a glimmer of hope to a beleaguered business. But this quarter, the Stamford, Connecticut-based company lost 122,000 residential video subscribers…

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Mexican Banks Are Said to Have Been Targeted in Cyber Attack

Cyber attackers attempted to penetrate Mexico’s electronic payment systems Friday, forcing three banks to enact contingency plans, according to people familiar with the matter. Three banks experienced “incidents” in recent days when operating the SPEI, Mexico’s interbank electronic transfer system, and will be connecting to the central bank’s network under…

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Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots

Prototypes can navigate from room to room like driverless cars Company hopes to start testing bots in homes later this year Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer. Now fell as much as 8.6 percent on Monday, the biggest…

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U.K. to Seek Ban on Domestic Sale of Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds

The U.K. promises to ban the sale of single use plastic drinking straws and cotton buds later this year in a bid to clean up the world’s oceans. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the plans ahead of a meeting of Commonwealth leaders in London, urging the former British colonies to…

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