Monday, July 22, 2019

Marriott to face $123 million fine by UK authorities over data breach

The U.K. data protection authority said it will serve hotel giant Marriott with a £99 million ($123M) fine for a data breach that exposed up to 383 million guests. Marriott revealed last year that its acquired Starwood properties had its central reservation database hacked, including five million unencrypted passport numbers and eight million credit card…

The News Project’s publishing platform goes live with its first customer, CALmatters

CEO Merrill Brown says he founded The News Project to address one of the big problems in the journalism business: “It costs too much to launch and operate news sites.” It’s an issue that Brown knows well — he’s a former journalist, journalism executive and educator who served as the founding editor in chief of…

Apple stops selling the 12-inch MacBook, a computer you either loved or were confused...

Apple officially stopped selling the 12-inch MacBook today, a computer that hasn’t had an update since June 2017 and that is also maybe one of the most contentious Macs in Apple’s lineup. The 12-inch MacBook at one time seemed like Apple’s path forward (plenty of Apple fans and analysts saw it as a sign of…

Understanding mental health in Silicon Valley, with professional coach and former investor Jerry Colonna

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos recently sat down with VC-turned-professional coach Jerry Colonna for a chat about founder mental health, his less than predictable career path and his new book Reboot: Leadership and the Art…

BMW is making it easier to charge electric vehicles near America’s national parks

BMW has finished a nearly two-year project to bring 100 electric vehicle charging stations to America’s national parks. The automaker partnered in 2017 with several U.S. agencies, including the National Park Foundation, National Park Service, and Department of Energy, to donate 100 electric vehicle charging stations in and near to national parks throughout the United…

Get $10/£10 credit for Amazon Prime Day when you install Amazon Assistant

Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Amazon is offering $10/£10 off your next order when you install the Amazon Assistant browser extension. The deal is open to Amazon Prime members who install Amazon Assistant for the first time, and the credit will be applied next t…

Boost your PC storage performance by 30x with this free trick

When it comes to storage, random access memory (RAM) remains the best - in terms of speed - that money can buy, at least until someone comes up with user-installed HBM (high bandwidth memory).  However, using widely-available free, open source software (ImDi…

Leaked Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro case photos highlight their differences

While Samsung usually only launches one new Note model each year, this year it’s looking very likely that we’ll see two, with both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro receiving many rumors. And now, photos of cases and screen protectors seemingly desig…

Finished Stranger Things 3 already? Here’s what to watch on Netflix next

Stranger Things 3 has landed on Netflix, and it could just be the best season yet if early reviews are anything to go by.  One of the most popular shows on Netflix, Stranger Things season three joins our favorite bunch of kids once more, as they battle other…

Glitch is bringing remix culture back to the web with a $30 million Series...

Building apps and tools on the web shouldn’t just be for the technically inclined. In the early days of the web, it was easy to make your MySpace account, for example, unique to your personal aesthetic. Glitch is doing that for the modern era. Glitch, formerly known as Fog Greek Software, is an online community…
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The new Nintendo Switch Lite undermines what made the original Switch...

The Nintendo Switch Lite is smaller, lighter and cheaper than a regular Nintendo Switch, and, most importantly after months of rumors, it’s real, having been announced by the House of Mario.  Having options as to how to spend our hard-earned gaming money i…

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