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Snapchat's Big Redesign Bashed In 83 Percent of User Reviews
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The new Snapchat redesign that jams Stories in between private messages is not receiving a whole lot of praise. “In the few countries including the U.K., Australia, and Canada where the redesign is widely available, 83 percent of App Store reviews (1,941) for the update are negative with one or two stars, according to data […]

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US border guards searched 60 percent more devices in 2017
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In 2017, the US Customs and Border Protection searched 30,200 electronic devices. That's over 60 percent the number of searches its personnel conducted the year before to the dismay of privacy advocates. Some also view the rise in searches as a produ…

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Why Uber is forking over a 15 percent stake to SoftBank     – CNET
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A quick look at the deal between the ride-hailing company and the big tech investor and why it matters.

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Bitcoin jumps another 10 percent in 24 hours to pass $19,000
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Enlarge / A Soyuz rocket launches from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (credit: NASA) Bitcoin’s price set a new record on Saturday as the virtual currency rose above $19,000 for the first time on the Bitstamp exchange. The gains came just hours after the currency crossed the $18,000 mark. Bitcoin’s value has doubled over the last three weeks, […]

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Just 20 percent of e-waste is being recycled
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Enlarge (credit: UNU/ITU) Opting to handle your bills online keeps a lot of paper out of the bin, but the devices you use to go online eventually die anyway. If this “e-waste” ends up in a landfill, the energy and materials that went into manufacturing and delivering those devices are lost. And besides being unsustainable, […]

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Nearly All of Wikipedia Is Written By Just 1 Percent of Its Editors
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From a report on Motherboard: According to the results of a recent study that looked at the 250 million edits made on Wikipedia during its first ten years, only about 1 percent of Wikipedia’s editors have generated 77 percent of the site’s content. “Wikipedia is both an organization and a social movement,” Sorin Matei, the […]

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Nokia 3 Now Available At Zero Percent Interest Loan
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Nokia 3 is now said to be available for purchase at zero percent interest loans with flexible EMI and down payment options, thanks to a partnership between Home Credit India Finance and HMD Global, the home for Nokia phones. Home Credit is financing purchase of Nokia 3 smartphone at zero percent interest loan offer in […]

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Russian space chief hopes SpaceX will only reduce prices by 15-20 percent
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Enlarge / The head of Roscosmos, Igor Komarov (right), talks to former cosmonaut Alexander Volkov. (credit: NASA) For a long time, with its low production costs and efficient fleet of rockets, Russia has been the leading player in the global market for satellite launches. Some recent failures with its Soyuz and Proton boosters have not […]

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Germany Sets New National Record With 85 Percent of Its Electricity Sourced From Renewables
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Germany was able to set a new national record for the last weekend of April with 85 percent of all electricity consumed in the country being produced from renewables — wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric power. Digital Trends reports: Aided by a seasonal combination of windy but sunny weather, during that weekend the majority of […]

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