Why ransomware hackers love a holiday weekend

Enlarge / Gah, don’t you miss unstressed travel? (credit: Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images) On the Friday heading into Memorial Day weekend this year, it was meat-processing giant JBS. On the Friday before the Fourth of July, it was IT-management software company Kaseya and, by extension, over a thousand businesses of varying size. It remains …

Microsoft rolling out new Xbox Controller firmware with improved pairing for iOS users

Microsoft has started testing a new version of firmware for its Xbox One, Xbox Elite 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers that should dramatically improve cross-device connectivity and latency. Notably, Microsoft says the controllers now support Bluetooth Low Energy for improved connectivity with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 devices. more… The post Microsoft rolling out new …

Android 12 release date: When can you expect it to launch?

The official Android 12 release date is unknown, but only a few weeks away. The schedule suggests we could see an Android 12 launch in mid to late September. The beta program is now essentially complete, so it’s just a matter of time. We are now into the final stages of the Android 12 rollout. …

Debt versus equity: When do non-traditional funding strategies make sense?

David Friend Contributor Share on Twitter David Friend is a serial entrepreneur, six-time founder, and the current co-founder and CEO of cloud storage company, Wasabi Technologies. More posts by this contributor Brand power vs. product power The herd sours on unprofitable unicorns again The U.S. produces more new startups and unicorns each year than any …

Twitter begins rolling out new Communities feature for shared interests

Twitter is continuing to roll out new features at a rapid pace, announcing today that it is beginning testing of its new Communities feature. Twitter describes this feature as a way for users to talk about specific topics with other users who are interested in the same things. more… The post Twitter begins rolling out …

Milanese Loop, other bands unavailable as Apple Watch Series 7 redesign looms

We fully expect Apple to introduce the Apple Watch Series 7 at its event next week, and right on schedule, several Apple Watch bands are now unavailable online or in Apple stores. Seasonal watch band colors are beginning to sell out, but classic bands like the Milanese Loop, which haven’t actually changed, are also now …

Survey: 10% of customers plan to upgrade to iPhone 13

Less than a week away from Apple unveiling the rumored iPhone 13, a survey shows that customers are not that excited to upgrade to a new iPhone this year. According to a survey conducted by Savings with more than 1,500 iPhone users, only 10% of customers plan to buy the iPhone 13, while nearly two-thirds …

FuboTV: Everything you need to know about the live TV streamer

Credit: Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority An early question mark around streamers as they rose to prominence was how to handle sports content. Sports are traditionally live events that people want to enjoy in the moment, and sites like Netflix weren’t originally up to the task. Enter fuboTV and other streamers of its kind. You …

SEC wants to regulate Coinbase’s crypto yield product, Coinbase disagrees

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has reacted strongly to the company’s current relationship with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to him, the SEC is threatening to sue the cryptocurrency exchange if it launches its yield-generating product called Coinbase Lend. With this new product, Coinbase wants to compete with popular decentralized finance (DeFi) products, such …

Google puts finishing touches on Android 12 with beta 5

Credit: Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority Google has released Android 12 beta 5. The stable Android 12 release will follow in the next few weeks. Beta 5 finalizes app-facing surfaces and behaviors. Google has released the last and final beta for Android 12. The latest update, just like the one before it, doesn’t add many …