The Morning After: Cryptocurrency's security problem

The Morning After: Cryptocurrency's security problem
From Engadget - February 12, 2018

Friends might not panic if your phone dies.
Google Maps may let you share your battery-life status

Want to know if someone made it home safely but did not know if they had enough battery life to stay in touch all the way? You might not fret quite so much about it in the future. Code spotted in a Google Maps beta for Android hints at sharing your remaining battery life alongside your location. You'd only get a generic range but this could be helpful if a friend's phone is running low on their way home from a night out. The code also alludes to sharing your mass-transit trips with others, including the exact time you arrive at a given stop.

It's an excessive but intriguing exploration of digital consciousness.
'Altered Carbon' is more than just a 'Blade Runner' ripoff

Altered Carbon is the very definition of a guilty pleasure. The show, adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from Richard Morgan's novel, is not exactly well written. And, like most Netflix joints, it goes on for way too long. But it's gorgeous, it's filled with charismatic actors and its cyberpunk aesthetic feels like a '90s anime brought to life. (That's a good thing -- to Devindra Hardawar, at least.) Altered Carbon is simply a lot of fun. And while it owes an obvious debt to Blade Runner, our senior editor was surprised that underneath the ultraviolence and gratuitous Cinemax-esque sex scenes, it's also an intriguing exploration of where digital consciousness could take us.

You will want to get AppleCare if you think an accident might happen.
HomePod repairs cost nearly as much as a new speaker

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