rss: reuters

  • Restored phone service helps rescuers find missing after Florida hurricane
    Rescue workers and volunteers searched on Tuesday for scores of people still unaccounted for in the Florida Panhandle as residents rejoiced at restored phone services and portable toilets after Hurricane Michael devastated the area last week.


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  • Walmart warns it will 'test a lot, fail a lot;' cuts profit forecast
    Walmart Inc's chief executive officer on Tuesday urged investors to rethink the company's business, touting its various tech investments to grow online sales at a time it is battling Amazon.com for market share.


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  • In Texas Senate showdown, Beto O'Rourke faces off against Ted Cruz
    Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke faces a key test on Tuesday when he faces off in his second debate with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, as recent opinion polls show the Republican incumbent pulling away from his liberal challenger for the Texas seat.


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  • Pompeo meets Saudi king on Khashoggi case, Turks study 'toxic materials'
    Saudi Arabia's crown prince agreed on Tuesday there must be a thorough investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the United States said, after media reports that Riyadh will acknowledge his death in a botched interrogation.


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  • J&J beats profit estimates, lifts outlook on pharma unit strength
    Johnson & Johnson reported slightly better-than-expected third quarter profit and raised its full-year forecast on Tuesday as increased demand for cancer drugs and immune disorder treatments powered strong results for its pharmaceutical unit.


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  • J&J applauds U.S. proposal on drug prices in TV ads
    Johnson & Johnson applauded a U.S. government proposal requiring drugmakers to include price of medicines in television ads, Chief Financial Officer Joseph Wolk said in a CNBC interview on Tuesday.


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  • Strong blue-chip results power Wall St. rally
    The three main Wall Street indexes rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from blue-chips such as Johnson & Johnson and Goldman Sachs eased jitters over the impact of rising interest rates and tariffs on corporate profits.


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  • Uber IPO proposals value company at $120 billion: WSJ
    Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] could be valued at $120 billion, when it finally goes public next year according to proposals made by U.S. banks bidding to run the offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.


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  • U.S. judge approves SEC settlement with Tesla, shares jump
    A U.S. judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between a federal regulator, Tesla Inc and its chief executive officer, Elon Musk, over his tweets promising to take the company private, signaling an end to a tumultuous period for investors.


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  • Stand together, Britain's May calls for unity on Brexit
    British Prime Minister Theresa May told her ministers on Tuesday they would secure a Brexit deal if they stood together, calling for a show of unity to silence those pressing her to rethink her strategy for leaving the European Union.


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rss: bbc

  • Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey widens search for clues to disappearance
    The Saudi consul's residence will be included in the investigation, the Turkish foreign minister says.

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  • Trump insults Stormy Daniels as 'Horseface' as case dismissed
    The US president says he can now "go after Horseface" after a judge threw out one of her lawsuits.

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  • Kidman: 'Cruise marriage protected me from harassment'
    The Hollywood star says "being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed."

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  • Royal tour: How to catch the eye of Meghan and Harry
    People in Sydney offer their advice for how to catch the eye of royals Meghan and Harry.

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  • Idaho wildlife official resigns over dead baboon photo
    A state wildlife commissioner has resigned amid an outcry over gruesome hunting photos.

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  • Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras over migrants
    A group of at least 1,500 migrants is currently in Guatemala, heading north toward the US border.

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  • Paris attack fake victim Alexandra Damien jailed for fraud
    Alexandra Damien, 33, was found guilty of fraud and perjury after passing herself off as a victim.

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  • Ethiopia's Abiy gives half of ministerial posts to women
    Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says women are "less corrupt than men", as he explains his appointments.

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  • Would you eat slaughter-free meat?
    There's a looming crisis over the world's appetite for meat. This chicken nugget may be the answer.

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  • Al-Shabab in Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 militants'
    The US military says it has carried out the biggest strike in Somalia since November 2017.

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rss: the register

  • Google Cloud chief joins Saudi shindig exodus over journalist's disappearance

    Jamal Khashoggi: Oil-rich state is blushing but Western leaders aren't saying much

    Google Cloud's gros fromage, Diane Greene, has pulled out of a Saudi Arabian summit following the disappearance of a writer who criticised the Saudi regime from the country's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.?



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  • There will be no escape once Twilio snaps up SendGrid in $2bn deal

    A message to you, Rudy. Or a call. Or maybe an email?

    Customer engagement outfit Twilio has confirmed its intent to snap up email marketing platform SendGrid in a deal worth around $2bn in stock.?



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  • UK's National Cyber Security Centre gives itself big ol' pat on the back in annual review

    Nixing 139k phishing sites is pretty good going to be fair

    Despite companies "hanging up" when GCHQ rings them to say they've been hacked (true story), "the UK has avoided a category 1 [infosec incident]", according to National Cyber Security Centre chief Ciaran Martin.?



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  • IBM spits out one cloud manager to rule them all

    Cross-platform? Sure, but there's still no place like home

    IBM has trotted out tech it reckons will ease management of services over a variety of cloud infrastructures, including Microsoft and Amazon's as well its own.?



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  • Fed up with cloud giants ripping off its database, MongoDB forks new open-source license

    Paperwork demands code from internet goliaths

    Analysis After Redis Labs relicensed the modules it developed to complement its open-source database, from AGPL to Apache v2.0 with a Commons Clause, the free-software community expressed dismay.?



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  • HP dangles subscription hardware at power users

    Need SSD RAID, i9 or a GPU? Join our Z Club, says Inky

    Microsoft's Surface has become a victim of its own success. This year?s iteration reuses the same case, maintaining compatibility with peripherals. Several PC rivals can boast better value in the premium professional segment with more interesting designs.?



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  • Amazon Prime Music turns the volume down a little too much

    Users face hours without tunes as streaming service trips up mid-dance move

    In a reminder of a golden age when we still had physical media, Amazon Music decided to pop on its headphones and chill out to some Harold Budd this morning, leaving users unable to access the streaming service.?



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  • Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange

    And we'll take your cat if you don't tidy up after it

    Like a weary mother laying down the law, London's Ecuadorian embassy has slapped WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with a nine-page memo of house rules to follow if he wants to see the internet again under their roof.?



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  • Fujitsu: We love Microsoft Azure, we're training 10,000 bods on it

    Er, one-tenth of the human capital AWS is throwing at its public cloud

    Fujitsu may have given up the ghost on its own K5 cloud, but it is promising to throw a ton of human resources at selling and managing Microsoft Azure ? its public cloud service of choice.?



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  • Emergency Services Network delays to cost public purse 1.1bn, Home Office reveals

    Police forces have 'real anxieties' about incremental uptake, dodgy 4G coverage

    The Home Office has admitted a three-year delay to the rollout of the UK?s new 4G Emergency Services Network will cost 1.1bn ? but insisted it will still demonstrate value for money.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Want to move something at nearly the speed of light? Here?s how
    In the first of a new series of videos, we look at the world's biggest atom smasher.

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  • Ars on your lunch break: Thinking in public and brawling with Batman
    Neuroscientist Sam Harris discusses intellectualism, politics, and Ben Affleck.

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  • iFixit rips open the Pixel 3 XL, finds a Samsung display panel
    See the guts of Google's newest flagship.

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  • Sega?s Genesis (and more) get an HDMI upgrade with the Mega Sg
    $190 FPGA-powered hardware also supports Master System, Game Gear, and more.

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  • Amazon makes Kindle Paperwhite waterproof?and it still starts at $129
    Amazon brought features from the Kindle Voyage and Oasis to the new Paperwhite.

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  • Tech firms to SEC: We want the option to pay non-employee workers in equity
    Prof: This effort "entrenches the fiction that these workers are not employees."

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  • The 2019 Volvo S60 is Swedish style at a surprisingly good price
    Everyone loved the SUV 60 series, and the sedan version doesn't disappoint.

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  • Paul Allen?Microsoft co-founder, Seahawks owner, and space pioneer?dies at 65
    He persuaded Bill Gates to quit university and sell software instead.

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  • Already facing an uphill misinformation fight, Facebook loses to scammers, too
    Facebook's focus on misinformation is leaving an opening for another type of scam.

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  • Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass
    "You can listen to the MP3s you may have at home, but also to the cloud, to podcasts?"

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