From Tech: Apple will bring back 3D Touch app-switching in iOS 11

Those updating to iOS 11 may be surprised to realize that switching between apps isn’t quite as easy as it was in iOS 10.
While double tapping the home button still works to bring up the multitasking view, Apple removed the 3D Touch gesture that also…

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From The Next Web: When 95% of all cryptocurrencies are gone Bitcoin will still be there


The Wall Street Journal this week published an article declaring Bitcoin’s value to be “probably zero.â€� Last week finance and tech outlets discussed JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s assertion that Bitcoin was “a fraud.â€� If you’re keeping score, these are two big names in the financial world declaring the world’s most popular crytpocurrency worthless. Is it? Spoiler alert: It’s not. Bitcoin has seen some choppy seas of late. Fluctuations related to China’s market-shaking bans on ICOs and the closing of exchanges sent ripples through the community causing the price of a coin to shudder and drop below $3,000 for the…

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From Tech: Here’s how to hide iMessage apps in iOS 11

It’s always the smallest features that end up being the most annoying.
With Apple’s big iOS 11 update now rolling out, many users are discovering one of the update’s more pesky features: a persistent app bar in the Messages app that seemingly doesn’t…

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From GeekWire: Here’s how much Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom will make in his new job


New Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom will make a $1 million annual base salary for his role as the company’s top executive, the same as his predecessor Dara Khosrowshahi. Expedia today disclosed financial packages for Okerstrom, as well as Alan Pickerill, who is filling Okerstrom’s old post of chief financial officer. In addition to his base salary, Okerstrom has the option to purchase 300,000 shares of Expedia stock at the current closing price of $142.13. The stock options would vest in 2021, should Expedia stock have an average closing price of $200 from September 2020 to September 2021 or March to… Read More

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From GeekWire: Here’s how much Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom will make in his new job


New Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom will make a $1 million annual base salary for his role as the company’s top executive, the same as his predecessor Dara Khosrowshahi. Expedia today disclosed financial packages for Okerstrom, as well as Alan Pickerill, who is filling Okerstrom’s old post of chief financial officer. In addition to his base salary, Okerstrom has the option to purchase 300,000 shares of Expedia stock at the current closing price of $142.13. The stock options would vest in 2021, should Expedia stock have an average closing price of $200 from September 2020 to September 2021 or March to… Read More

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From Tech: Roku may undercut the new Apple TV with a cheap 4K streaming stick

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Streaming trailblazer Roku will reportedly challenge Apple, Google, and Amazon’s streaming products with its forthcoming 4K Roku Streaming Stick+. 

The site Zats Not Funny reports Roku will unveil a new line of streaming products this fall, including an updated version of its traditional stick design. Roku’s current streaming stick, which sells for about $40, can carry a maximum resolution of 1080p.

Streaming sticks — as opposed to “boxes” — typically have fewer features than their larger counterparts, although those features tend to migrate downward a generation later. Most streaming boxes (including Roku) have been offering 4K resolution for over a year, so it makes sense that sticks would get the feature this year. Read more…

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From Tech: Roku may undercut the new Apple TV with a cheap 4K streaming stick

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Streaming trailblazer Roku will reportedly challenge Apple, Google, and Amazon’s streaming products with its forthcoming 4K Roku Streaming Stick+. 

The site Zats Not Funny reports Roku will unveil a new line of streaming products this fall, including an updated version of its traditional stick design. Roku’s current streaming stick, which sells for about $40, can carry a maximum resolution of 1080p.

Streaming sticks — as opposed to “boxes” — typically have fewer features than their larger counterparts, although those features tend to migrate downward a generation later. Most streaming boxes (including Roku) have been offering 4K resolution for over a year, so it makes sense that sticks would get the feature this year. Read more…

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From Tech: Roku may undercut the new Apple TV with a cheap 4K streaming stick

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Streaming trailblazer Roku will reportedly challenge Apple, Google, and Amazon’s streaming products with its forthcoming 4K Roku Streaming Stick+. 

The site Zats Not Funny reports Roku will unveil a new line of streaming products this fall, including an updated version of its traditional stick design. Roku’s current streaming stick, which sells for about $40, can carry a maximum resolution of 1080p.

Streaming sticks — as opposed to “boxes” — typically have fewer features than their larger counterparts, although those features tend to migrate downward a generation later. Most streaming boxes (including Roku) have been offering 4K resolution for over a year, so it makes sense that sticks would get the feature this year. Read more…

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From Tech: Roku may undercut the new Apple TV with a cheap 4K streaming stick

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Streaming trailblazer Roku will reportedly challenge Apple, Google, and Amazon’s streaming products with its forthcoming 4K Roku Streaming Stick+. 

The site Zats Not Funny reports Roku will unveil a new line of streaming products this fall, including an updated version of its traditional stick design. Roku’s current streaming stick, which sells for about $40, can carry a maximum resolution of 1080p.

Streaming sticks — as opposed to “boxes” — typically have fewer features than their larger counterparts, although those features tend to migrate downward a generation later. Most streaming boxes (including Roku) have been offering 4K resolution for over a year, so it makes sense that sticks would get the feature this year. Read more…

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From Tech: Account data for more than half a million car tracking devices was leaked online

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Login data for more than half a million records tied to vehicle tracking device company SVR Tracking have leaked online, potentially exposing the personal and vehicle data of drivers and businesses using its service.  

The leaked repository was first spotted by the Kromtech Security Center, which blamed a misconfigured Amazon AWS S3 bucket that was left publicly accessible for an unknown period of time for the breach. Kromtech first noticed the cache on Sept. 18, according to Gizmodo, and the bucket was closed from public access hours after the security company alerted SVR on Sept. 20.  

The records included user login info like emails and passwords, along with VINs (vehicle identification numbers) and license plate numbers, data about the GPS devices, and “other data” collected by SVR Tracking about its devices, customers, and auto dealerships that do business with the company.  Read more…

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