Netflix testing higher-priced ‘Ultra’ subscription plan

Online streaming giant Netflix is reportedly testing a new subscription plan, which could hike prices again for some current consumers. The offering, called “Ultra,” is being tested in two different forms, as first reported by Italian tech blog TuttoAndroid.net. The first is said to offer four ultra-high-definition (UHD) video and audio streams, meaning users can watch across four devices at one time. The existing premium subscription would drop from four…

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Netflix testing higher-priced ‘Ultra’ subscription plan

Online streaming giant Netflix is reportedly testing a new subscription plan, which could hike prices again for some current consumers. The offering, called “Ultra,” is being tested in two different forms, as first reported by Italian tech blog TuttoAndroid.net. The first is said to offer four ultra-high-definition (UHD) video and audio streams, meaning users can watch across four devices at one time. The existing premium subscription would drop from four…

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Walmart relaunches Jet.com with same-day grocery delivery in NYC

Walmart purchased Jet.com back in 2016, a move likely aimed at helping the retailer compete with rival Amazon. Now, Walmart has relaunched the site with new features. Going forward, Jet.com will now cater more towards city dwellers, and the site’s images and offered products will be tailored based on the customer’s location. This localization is kicking off with New York City, but TechCrunch reports that it will roll out to…

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8 Changes to Social Security in 2018

1. The full retirement age is increasing for some eligible seniors The full or normal retirement age for Social Security benefits has been 66 years of age for some time now but is set to gradually increase to 67 for Americans born after 1954. If you were born in… Your full retirement age is… 1954 or earlier 66 years 1955 66 years, 2 months 1956 66 years, 4 months 1957…

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T-Mobile Is Giving Customers Free Music – Because Everyone Else Is

The third-largest U.S. wireless service provider announced on Wednesday that its customers will, starting at the end of the month, receive access to Pandora Plus, which is an ad-free, track-skippable version of Pandora’s signature Internet radio service usually costing $4.99 a month. (It is not to be confused with Pandora Premium, which is a $9.99-a-month subscription that offers on-demand streaming à la Spotify.) Through an “exclusive multi-year partnership” with Live Nation,…

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Hurricane Florence Bringing More Than 10 Feet of Surge to Eastern North Carolina

Hurricane Florence is spreading heavy rain and strong winds into the Carolinas, with landfall expected near the border between North Carolina and South Carolina on Friday, kicking off an agonizing crawl through the Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. Happening Now The eyewall, the worst part of Florence, is mere miles from pushing ashore near Wilmington, North Carolina in eastern North Carolina, only the…

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If your password is on this list, you’re in big trouble

It’s possible that you have the wrong idea of who hackers actually are. They are sometimes portrayed in movies as nerdy teenagers, hiding in their parents’ basements, trying to guess your passwords. That is not typically how it is done. These days it’s more likely that dozens of hackers are working together in an office building somewhere. They try breaking into computer systems and ultimately take over your computer, demanding…

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New iPhones courageously ditch the free headphone dongle

Apple is under the impression that its “courage” has already paid off and that it no longer needs to ship a headphone dongle with its new phones. Mission accomplished! The new iPhone XS and XR models will not include the Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, and users will have to buy it separately for $9. The iPhone 8 will also not include the dongle moving forward, The Verge reported….

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Presidential Alert: Your cell phone will get a test emergency alert on Sept. 20

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — FEMA is planning to send an emergency alert to your smartphone next week. The emergency management agency will be testing its Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) program. Think of it like the alerts on your TV, when the tone sounds and is followed by “This is only a test…” The test is slated for 1:18 p.m. central time on Thursday, September 20, 2018….

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More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana

Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years. A study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle aged and older adults are using marijuana — and using it a lot. The analysis comes from data gathered in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2015 and…

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Is Your Social Security Safe? Trump Goes on the Offensive

While the Swamp is mired up to its neck in muck from an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times and a new, so-called “explosive” book from Bob Woodward, the president stepped up to the podium in Montana to talk about the things that matter most to the electorate. Older, more conservative voters have always been the GOP base, and Trump knows this. So, what better issue to talk about than Social…

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