From Digital Trends: Asus Strix doubles down on AMD as first eight-core Ryzen laptop

Asus’ new Strix notebook is heavy on AMD hardware. It’s not only the first Ryzen laptop to come packing a desktop-grade processor, but it’s paired up with an RX 580 graphics chip for high-end gaming.
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From Tech Insider: The director of ‘Nightcrawler’ gives details about his upcoming Netflix movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Director Dan Gilroy will reteam with his “Nightcrawler” star Jake Gyllenhaal in an upcoming Netflix movie coming out next Halloween. 
It will be set in the contemporary art world of Los Angeles.
Gilroy says the movie will also have a large ensem…

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From Tech Insider: There’s reportedly a worry within Apple that delaying the HomePod smart speaker is a ‘huge missed opportunity’ (AAPL)

Apple’s smart speaker was supposed to come out in December but it’s been delayed until early 2018.
One reason for the delay may be a lack of institutional attention to the device, which is said to be organized in the “accessories” division of the com…

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From BetaNews: Kodi boxes: UK government explains why you MUST stop using them now

Kodi boxes, and other so-called illicit streaming devices (ISDs), are the big-target for anti-piracy organizations at the moment. It’s a war being fought on many fronts. While bulling third-party add-on developers into retiring using legal threats is…

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From GeekWire: Cloudy with a chance of F-bombs: Bus blocks Weather Channel’s video of Atlanta dome implosion


The Atlanta Falcons came to Seattle Monday night and kind of ran over the Seahawks like a bus. But back east, the Falcons’ old stadium, the Georgia Dome, had to contend with a bus of its own. In a video with comedic timing so perfect it might as well have been shot for “Saturday Night Live,” The Weather Channel suffered the worst possible fate during a live stream Monday afternoon intended to show the destruction of the 71,250-seat stadium. Positioned a ways away and across a street, the Dome fills the frame of the video and people are lined along a… Read More

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From TechCrunch: Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom has backed the U.K. challenger bank Monzo

 Monzo, one of a number of “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, is assembling quite an array of backers, many with a U.S. bent. It’s most recent round, which gave the startup a £280 million pos…

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From Digital Trends: Updated 2019 Lincoln MKC tries hard to hide its humble origins

The 2019 Lincoln MKC gets a revised front fascia with Lincoln’s new signature grille, as well as standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Wi-Fi. Lincoln dealers will also pick it up for free and drop off a loaner car when needed.
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From Digital Trends: Smartable may look minimalist, but it’s packed with high-tech goodies

Featuring a wireless charger for compatible mobile devices, LED lights, and Bluetooth speakers, the Smartable seems to satisfy many of our modern needs. It’s now available for pre-order on Kickstarter.
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From Digital Trends: Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals on sale in the iOS App Store.
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From BetaNews: Adwind remote access Trojan makes a comeback and it’s got smarter

The Adwind cross-platform, malware-as-a-service Trojan has been around since 2012. Spread by phishing emails claiming to be invoices, purchase orders, and requests for quotations, it’s aimed at high value targets like finance departments. While it neve…

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