Uber will now report crimes directly to the police in a radical effort to show it takes safety seriously

Uber, fighting to gain its licence back to operate in London, has introduced major changes to its business. It will now start reporting serious incidents directly to the police, after being criticised for leaving the reporting to victims. It will also offer a 24-hour phone service for riders and drivers. Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, […]

Vulnerable industrial controls directly connected to Internet? Why not?

(credit: Siemens) Yesterday, Siemens issued an update to a year-old product vulnerability warning for its SIMATIC S7-300 and S7-400 families of programmable logic controllers (PLCs)—industrial control systems used to remotely monitor and operate manufacturing equipment. The alert, originally issued in December of 2016, was updated on Wednesday to include another version of the S7-400 line. The […]

Sling TV now streams directly on your 2017 Samsung smart TV

If you bought one of Samsung’s 2017 smart TV models, you can go ahead and ditch the device you’re using to pipe in Sling TV. The live TV streaming company announced today that its app is now available directly those models, which will nix the need for separate streaming gadget or set-top box. You’ll need […]

China is offering to buy up to 5% of Saudi Aramco directly

Shu Zhang/Reuters Sinopec, PetroChina offer to buy up to 5 percent of Aramco Would offer Riyadh flexibility as it considers options Aramco says multiple IPO options still being studied South Korea and Japan also look to invest in Aramco DUBAI/LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi […]

Now you can post videos directly to Reddit, no third-party service required

(credit: Eva Blue) Reddit announced a big, and likely welcome, change coming to its site: native video uploads. After testing the feature out in about 200 communities, native video hosting will now roll out for all Reddit communities, giving every user the ability to upload and share videos on Reddit without the use of a third-party service. Until […]

This animated map shows what’s directly across the ocean if you’re in North and South America

Although we are now smart enough to know that the sea horizon is not the edge of the world, it is difficult to name exactly which countries lie beyond. This animated map shows all the countries that share the same latitudes along the coastlines of the Americas. Follow TI: On Facebook Feedburner

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ “Drastically” Changes The MCU, Builds Directly Into ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Despite the fact that it comes out in just a few months, we still don’t know very much about Thor: Ragnarok beyond what we’ve seen in the teaser trailer: Cate Blanchett’s Hela wrecks Asgard, and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), with his trusty hammer Mjolnir destroyed, is captured and sent to a gladiatorial planet where he faces off […]

US embassy in London directly contradicts Trump’s Twitter attack on London’s mayor

Pool/Stephanie Lecocq via Associated Press The acting US ambassador to the United Kingdom sent out a series of tweets on Sunday in response to Saturday’s terrorist attacks, one of which appeared to challenge President Donald Trump’s criticism of London mayor Sadiq Khan. “It is with a heavy heart I offer my condolences and support to the people of […]

Star Wars: WATCH Rogue One ending merge DIRECTLY into A New Hope

Gareth Edwards’ movie finished shortly before Episode IV began, showing Princess Leia receiving the Death Star plans. Now, a fan-made supercut links the two together, proving all the dots are in fact correctly joined. The nine-minute effort has been shared by Barre Fong on Vimeo, accumulating tens of thousands of views. Watch below. Over recent […]