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10 things in tech you need to know today

10 THINGS IN TECH YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Facebook opened up its election "war room" to the press ahead of...

The parent company of MoviePass just gave another indication that shareholders are balking at its plan to reverse split its stock

THE PARENT COMPANY OF MOVIEPASS JUST GAVE ANOTHER INDICATION THAT SHAREHOLDERS ARE BALKING AT ITS PLAN TO REVERSE SPLIT ITS STOCK

Helios and Matheson, the parent company of MoviePass has hired a second firm to help it solicit and collect votes on a plan to reverse...

 
 
 
Tesla is finally making a lower-cost Model 3

TESLA IS FINALLY MAKING A LOWER-COST MODEL 3

Tesla is introducing a lower-priced version of its Model 3 vehicle. The base price of the car will cost $45,000; it will cost about...

China's biggest retailer is coming to America with the help of Google

CHINA'S BIGGEST RETAILER IS COMING TO AMERICA WITH THE HELP OF GOOGLE

China's JD.com will soon have a flagship online store on Google. It will be the first time the Chinese e-commerce giant can sell directly...

 
 
 
Amazon is opening a new office in Manchester as it makes a big bet on research and development in the UK

AMAZON IS OPENING A NEW OFFICE IN MANCHESTER AS IT MAKES A BIG BET ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE UK

Amazon announced it's opening a new office in Manchester, UK. The new office, based in the Hanover Building, will accommodate at least...

PayPal beats on earnings, revenue, and guidance

PAYPAL BEATS ON EARNINGS, REVENUE, AND GUIDANCE

PayPal beat on both the top and bottom lines in the third quarter. The company's Q4 adjusted earnings-per-share guidance topped estimates. Shares...

 
 
 
John Krasinski is writing a sequel to his hit horror movie, 'A Quiet Place,' after first telling the studio to move on without him

JOHN KRASINSKI IS WRITING A SEQUEL TO HIS HIT HORROR MOVIE, 'A QUIET PLACE,' AFTER FIRST TELLING THE STUDIO TO MOVE ON WITHOUT HIM

John Krasinski revealed during a Q&A at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday that he is currently writing the sequel...

The game developer behind 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'Red Dead Redemption' is embroiled in an ongoing controversy - here's what's been going on

THE GAME DEVELOPER BEHIND 'GRAND THEFT AUTO' AND 'RED DEAD REDEMPTION' IS EMBROILED IN AN ONGOING CONTROVERSY - HERE'S WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON

Rockstar Games came under fire earlier this week after cofounder Dan Houser claimed employees were working 100-hour weeks to finish...

 
 
 
OnePlus is having some terrible luck with scheduling the launch of its latest smartphone

ONEPLUS IS HAVING SOME TERRIBLE LUCK WITH SCHEDULING THE LAUNCH OF ITS LATEST SMARTPHONE

Android phone maker OnePlus scheduled the debut of its next phone, the OnePlus 6T, for October 30. Apple on Thursday just announced...

This CEO just got millions of dollars in funding to help you automate the most boring and mundane parts of your life

THIS CEO JUST GOT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FUNDING TO HELP YOU AUTOMATE THE MOST BORING AND MUNDANE PARTS OF YOUR LIFE

Invisible allows people to outsource their most repetitive work and daily tasks, with prices starting at $10/hour. Invisible customers...

 
 
 
The 19 biggest horror movies of all time, ranked by how much money they made at the US box office

THE 19 BIGGEST HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME, RANKED BY HOW MUCH MONEY THEY MADE AT THE US BOX OFFICE

Halloween is just around the corner, and the latest "Halloween" movie is set to be a box-office smash this weekend. It's just the latest...

This card-sized smartphone may be world's thinnest and lightest ever made

THIS CARD-SIZED SMARTPHONE MAY BE WORLD'S THINNEST AND LIGHTEST EVER MADE

While Apple, Google and other major handset makers are packing smartphones with ever more bells and whistles, a Japanese company is...

 
 
 
Uber is reportedly making a new service to provide short-term jobs in security, hospitality, and more

UBER IS REPORTEDLY MAKING A NEW SERVICE TO PROVIDE SHORT-TERM JOBS IN SECURITY, HOSPITALITY, AND MORE

Uber is reportedly developing a new service that would provide short-term jobs in professions like security and hospitality. It would...

Microsoft fired the guy overseeing its NFL partnership for allegedly scalping company Super Bowl tickets and trying to fake $1.4 million in invoices

MICROSOFT FIRED THE GUY OVERSEEING ITS NFL PARTNERSHIP FOR ALLEGEDLY SCALPING COMPANY SUPER BOWL TICKETS AND TRYING TO FAKE $1.4 MILLION IN INVOICES

A federal grand jury has indicted Microsoft's former director of Sports Marketing and Alliances for allegedly trying to create fake...

 
 
 
Apple reimagined its iconic logo in dozens of ways for its upcoming iPad event - here are all of the creative and cool designs

APPLE REIMAGINED ITS ICONIC LOGO IN DOZENS OF WAYS FOR ITS UPCOMING IPAD EVENT - HERE ARE ALL OF THE CREATIVE AND COOL DESIGNS

Apple has sent out invites to the media for its October 30 launch event, where the tech giant is expected to reveal new iPads and more. Recipients...

‘A scam from the get-go': MoviePass investors applaud the New York Attorney General's investigation, but have little hope for their money

‘A SCAM FROM THE GET-GO': MOVIEPASS INVESTORS APPLAUD THE NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL'S INVESTIGATION, BUT HAVE LITTLE HOPE FOR THEIR MONEY

MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson is being investigated by the New York Attorney General, who is probing whether the firm...

 
 
 
Mysterious big data company Palantir is reportedly looking at an IPO - and could see a valuation of $41 billion

MYSTERIOUS BIG DATA COMPANY PALANTIR IS REPORTEDLY LOOKING AT AN IPO - AND COULD SEE A VALUATION OF $41 BILLION

Palantir, a secretive data analytics company cofounded by Peter Thiel, is in talks about going public in 2019, according to the Wall...

Stephen Hawking said he fears intelligent machines could subdue humans with weapons ‘we cannot even understand'

STEPHEN HAWKING SAID HE FEARS INTELLIGENT MACHINES COULD SUBDUE HUMANS WITH WEAPONS ‘WE CANNOT EVEN UNDERSTAND'

Stephen Hawking, who died earlier this year, wrote a collection of essays that were released on Tuesday. The book, Brief Answers to...

 
 
 
It's official: Apple sends out invitations for the new iPad event on October 30

IT'S OFFICIAL: APPLE SENDS OUT INVITATIONS FOR THE NEW IPAD EVENT ON OCTOBER 30

Apple has sent invites for a launch event this month in Brooklyn, New York. Apple is expected to launch new iPads and potentially laptops. Here's...

Jonah Hill says he showed only one movie to his cast to prepare them for 'Mid90s,' his directorial debut

JONAH HILL SAYS HE SHOWED ONLY ONE MOVIE TO HIS CAST TO PREPARE THEM FOR 'MID90S,' HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

Jonah Hill had his "Mid90s" cast of kid actors and non-professionals watch the 2006 indie movie, "This Is England," before they started...

 
 
 



A new MacBook may be on the way, but I'm not buying one until Apple dumps...

A new MacBook may be on the way, but I'm not buying one until Apple dumps Intel for its own chip

We're expecting Apple to send out invitations any day now for a fall event that expects to be loaded with new products: an all-new iPad Pro with USB-C, slim bezels, and Face... Read more ...

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Has Already Made An Insane Amount Of Money

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Has Already Made An Insane Amount Of Money

It should come as no surprise to anyone by now that Call of Duty is a mega-power when it comes to annual revenue. There are few franchises and few publishers who can match... Read more ...

Rockstar Confirms Red Dead Redemption II Install Sizes, PS4 Digital Will...

Rockstar Confirms Red Dead Redemption II Install Sizes, PS4 Digital Will Require 150GB Free Space To Unpack

After weeks of store listings and speculation , Rockstar has finally decided to give exact numbers on how much space you need to clear out to play Red Dead Redemption II. The... Read more ...

Apple iPhone XR pre-order starts today

Apple iPhone XR pre-order starts today

Apple announced the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR in September. While the first two are already out on the market and selling, the third device was scheduled to... Read more ...

Apple's next event is on October 30, probably for new iPads and Macs

Apple's next event is on October 30, probably for new iPads and Macs

It was just last month that Apple announced three new iPhones and its latest smartwatch, but it turns out the company isn't done for the year. Apple just sent out invites to... Read more ...

IPhone XR carrier pricing and deals announced

IPhone XR carrier pricing and deals announced

More than one month after its announcement, the iPhone XR is finally going up for pre-order. Apple and the U.S. carriers will begin taking pre-orders for the iPhone XR... Read more ...

Google Maps brings its real-time journey-tracking feature to iPhone

Google Maps brings its real-time journey-tracking feature to iPhone

It's been available on Android for a while now, and now Google Maps has brought its real-time journey-tracking feature to iOS. It lets you choose who to share a journey with... Read more ...

Tesla is now selling a cheaper Model 3 with a 260-mile battery starting at...

Tesla is now selling a cheaper Model 3 with a 260-mile battery starting at $45,000

Tesla has announced a new mid-range version of the Model 3, one that's cheaper than the long-range version that Tesla's exclusively sold up until this point. It's still not the... Read more ...

Handy Google Pixel 3 tips and tricks

Handy Google Pixel 3 tips and tricks

If you're hunting for some Pixel 3 tips to help you get more from your Google phone, then you'll find them right here. We've got tips for shortcuts, camera controls, and more... Read more ...

The best iPhone 8 plans and prices in Australia compared

The best iPhone 8 plans and prices in Australia compared

Although the iPhone XS and iPhone XR have stolen the spotlight for now, those that don't necessarily have a desire for a huge screen, a notch, or a glaring void in their... Read more ...