Technology and Money

OnePlus 6T is coming to T-Mobile on November 1st
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Yes, the rumor was true: OnePlus is making its phones available through a US carrier for the first time. T-Mobile will sell the OnePlus 6T through both its retail stores and online as of November 1st as part of an exclusive deal. It'll normally sell…

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The tools, they are a-changing
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Building web services and smartphone apps, which is most of what I’ve been doing professionally at HappyFunCorp1 for the last decade or so, used to be pretty straightforward. Not easy, but straightforward, especially when the client was a consumer startup, which so many of them were. The more we did the better we got at […]

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Touring a 60-acre abandoned amusement park in Berlin     – CNET
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A look inside the decaying and spooky Spreepark.

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Tech Groups Step Away From Gab Network After Shooting
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Tech companies including PayPal and Stripe have suspended their services from Gab, a social network catering primarily to US conservatives that had been used by the man accused of killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue. From a report: The moves are likely to reopen the debate about the limits of free speech online and […]

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Court: Teen’s driving killed someone, but he can’t be forced to give up passcode
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Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) A Florida state appellate court has ruled that an inebriated teenager involved in a car crash that resulted in the death of another person cannot be compelled to provide a passcode to his iPhone 7—the boy can indeed invoke a Fifth Amendment privilege, protecting him against self-incrimination. The […]

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Longest-ever World Series game smashes some home-run memes     – CNET
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The 18-inning, seven-hour monstrosity that was Dodgers-Red Sox Game 3 just went on and on and on and on…

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With Few US Students Taking CS Classes, Code.org 'Scales Back' Funding For CS Education
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“In 2012, most CS teacher professional development was paid for by the National Science Foundation or Google.” And in the years that followed, 80,000 primary and secondary school teachers received opportunities to learn how to teach computer science without paying any fees — thanks to tech-bankrolled Code.org. But is anyone taking the classes? Slashdot reader […]

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Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Fitness tech companies, particularly Fitbit and Garmin, want to monitor the level of oxygen in your blood. It’s a metric that could help spot signs of sleep apnea and other breathing-related problems, so companies have been scrambling to perfect their SpO2 sensors and incorporate this data into their ecosystems in a […]

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How to pick a lens for your mirrorless camera or DSLR
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When buying a mirrorless or DSLR camera, there's an equally crucial side question: What lenses do I need for this thing? The glass you place in front of that sensor plays a key role in how your photos or videos look and what kind of shooting you can…

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