Disney Shutting Down FX Plus Subscription Service

13th July 2019

The FX Plus subscription service is shutting down — another casualty of Disney’s acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, and a move coming as FX’s content is set to get funneled into the Disney-controlled Hulu service. FX Plus will no longer be available after Aug. 20, 2019, according to a notice on the service’s website. Initially launched two years ago with Comcast, FX Plus offered subscribers to the…

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Hulu finally brings back 4K streaming after killing it last year

13th July 2019

There are pros and cons to all of the myriad streaming services currently available, but of all the missing features of the most popular services, none are more baffling than the lack of 4K streaming on Hulu. It is hard to imagine one of Netflix’s most successful rivals failing to have such basic functionality, but in early 2018, Hulu removed the option to stream content in 4K from its service…

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming—here’s what you need to know

11th July 2019

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. At long last, it’s back. No, I’m not talking about Stranger Things (although the latest season is pretty awesome, let’s…

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Seven things to know about contactless cards

11th July 2019

After taking hold across the globe, contactless cards Opens a New Window. are beginning to expand in the United States. A 2018 study from A.T. Kearney Opens a New Window. indicates that the speed and convenience Opens a New Window. of contactless payments may steer U.S. consumers Opens a New Window. from cash to cards. Ted Rossman, industry expert at CreditCards.comOpens a New Window. shared seven things consumers need to know about…

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If you’ll pay more, new Uber Comfort offers Quiet Rides

10th July 2019

You can get access to Uber’s controversial Quiet Ride button that lets you ask your driver for silence if you’ll pay a 20% to 40% premium atop the UberX price. Today the Uber Comfort tier launches in 43 cities and smaller states in the U.S. plus Ottawa, offering those willing to pay the premium access to newer mid-size cars with more legroom, higher-rated drivers and Rider Preferences for requesting specific…

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Student loan math: How much you’ll really pay for it

10th July 2019

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Hacker Lexicon: What Is Credential Dumping?

9th July 2019

DESPITE ALL THE cybersecurity industry’s talk of preventing “breaches,” a computer network in some ways is less like a fortress and more like a human body. And skillful hackers are like germs: They tend to get in via some orifice or another. Once inside, it’s whether they can thrive and multiply their infections—and what vital organs they can reach—that determines whether the outcome is a sneeze or a full-on catastrophic…

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10 Things to Do After Your Identity Is Stolen

9th July 2019

LAST YEAR, 14.4 MILLION people were victims of identity fraud, according to the 2019 Identity Fraud Study from research and advisory firm Javelin. Nearly a quarter of victims had unreimbursed personal expenses related to the fraud, and the median loss was $375 among cases reported to the Federal Trade Commission. While not all fraud rises to the level of identity theft, it was the third most common complaint made to…

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You Can Opt Out of Using Facial Recognition to Board a Flight

8th July 2019

A few months ago during a layover in Atlanta, I came across an unusual sight: facial recognition being used in the boarding process. The technology, which is currently in beta testing for international Delta flights leaving the airport, replaces a gate agent physically checking your passport before you board. When it comes time for you to get on the plane you’ll stand on a circle, look at the camera, and…

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Starbucks Takes A Unique Route To Greener Stores

8th July 2019

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) wants to make its stores greener. That’s a smart move that fits the company’s marketing message and consumer perception. To accomplish that goal, the company has decided to turn to its employees for help. Instead of letting management or consultants come up with the ideas, the chain has brought employees to its Tryer Center innovation lab to compete in a reality show-style competition. Five teams presented ideas after…

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Google’s Project Zero unveils fixed iMessage vulnerability

6th July 2019

Google’s Project Zero, a team of security analysts employed by the search giant, has unveiled a flaw with Apple’s iMessage platform that caused crashes on both macOS and iOS. Project Zero often uncovers security vulnerabilities from other companies and gives them 90 days to fix them before revealing the vulnerability to the public, which is standard for security issues. In the case of the iMessage vulnerability, Project Zero first discovered…

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Now You Can Return Unwanted Amazon Items to Kohl’s

6th July 2019

Next time you want to return something to Amazon, you don’t necessarily have to pack everything up again and head to the post office. Starting this month, Amazon is allowing items to be returned via the mail as well as in person at any Kohl’s location, with the exception of stores in Anchorage, Alaska. Returning an item at Kohl’s isn’t quite as easy as just walking in with it. In…

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