Another blow to Blu-ray: Samsung will no longer make Blu-ray players for the US

From Ars Technica Samsung’s UBS-K8500, introduced in 2015, was positioned as the world’s first UltraHD, 4K Blu-ray player. Here it is at IFA 2015. Mark Walton … Read More – Another blow... Read more »

Calif. Senate approves net neutrality rules, sends bill to governor

From Ars Technica Enlarge / California State Capitol building in Sacramento. The California Senate today voted to approve the toughest state-level net neutrality bill in the US, one day after the California... Read more »

John McCain, senator and war hero, dies at 81

From CNET Arizona Sen. John McCain died Saturday at 81. William Thomas Cain / Getty Images John McCain, a war hero who had a long career as a US senator, died Saturday... Read more »

A dozen of tech’s biggest companies to reportedly meet about election preparations

From CNET Representatives from some of tech’s biggest names will reportedly meet Friday at Twitter’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Getty Images Representatives from the biggest companies in tech will meet privately... Read more »

Report: “Xbox All Access” to offer free hardware with two-year agreement

From Ars Technica Mobile phone customers in the US are already used to getting free or reduced-price hardware when they sign up for a two-year mobile service agreement. Now a report suggests... Read more »

Travel giant Booking invests $500M in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, has pulled in some strategic capital after Booking Holdings invested $500 million into its business. The deal will see Booking Holdings — which was... Read more »

NZ court rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US on copyright charges

From Ars Technica Dotcom at an extradition hearing in Auckland in 2015. Fiona Goodall/Getty Images A New Zealand appeals court has dealt another blow to file sharing mogul Kim Dotcom in his... Read more »

OnePlus 6 in red (pictures)

From CNET Unfortunately, the phone also lacks waterproofing, wireless charging and has a shorter battery life than its OnePlus 5T predecessor. In the US, the phone doesn’t work on CDMA carriers like... Read more »

Meet the startups pouring the future – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor VCs serve up a large helping of cash to startups disrupting food US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018... Read more »

Exactis said to have exposed 340 million records, more than Equifax breach

From CNET Some of your most personal information may have been made available to hackers.  Getty Images If you’re a US citizen, your personal information — your phone number, home address, email... Read more »