3D-printed gun lawsuit ends after 3+ years—in gun publishers’ favor

A still from Cody Wilson’s latest video shows this example of 3D-printed handguns (these are mock-ups pictured, not actual handguns). (credit: Defense Distributed) Defense Distributed, the 3D-printing gun activist group, has secured a settlement with the Department of State that will enable it to legally distribute its CAD files of firearms on its DEFCAD website, […]

Germans favor withdrawal of US troops, not paying more for US ‘protection’ – poll

Almost every second German favors the withdrawal of US forces based there, according to a poll taken prior to the NATO summit, at which Donald Trump accused Berlin of relying on Washington’s protection and not contributing enough. Some 42 percent of Germans are ready to see 35,000 US troops return home, a new YouGov poll, […]

The CEOs of Google and Apple both fell out of favor with employees this year — here’s why, according to a survey of tech workers (AAPL, GOOGL, GOOG)

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Glassdoor’s annual 100 Highest-Rated CEOs report reveals both Apple’s Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai dropped heavily in the rankings, which are determined by anonymous employee feedback. Cook, in particular ,dropped 43 spots from his place in last year’s report, distinguishing himself as the tech CEO with the biggest dip in rankings. […]

Why the White House may favor Singapore as the venue for Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Ahn Young-joon/AP The White House is said to be eyeing Singapore as a potential location for a summit between US President Donald Trump and and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  Singapore, as well as the Peace House near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) along the border between North and South Korea, are among the locations being […]

Perry seems in favor of emergency order to bail out coal, nuclear plants

Enlarge / US Energy Secretary Rick Perry in the East Room of the White House in 2018. (credit: Getty Images) At a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry expressed his willingness to help coal and nuclear plants out with an emergency order similar to one requested by energy firm FirstEnergy earlier […]

Strategic Russian firm dumps SWIFT in favor of domestic bank transfer alternative

Russian state tech giant Rostec will use Russia’s analogue of SWIFT interbank cash transfer services, the company said in a press release. Read more The tech firm will connect to the Russian system for transfer of financial messages (SPFS) to make its payments safer. “The digital infrastructure will help to exchange data in encrypted mode, […]

Why AA Ditched Its A350 Order in Favor of the Dreamliner

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‘Not being a favorite can work in Portugal’s favor at the World Cup’ – Nuno Gomes

Former Portugal international Nuno Gomes says that in his eyes, the team led by Cristiano Ronaldo can win this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Gomes notes that hard situations ‘historically’ always worked in their favor. The 41-year-old former striker, capped more than 80 times at the senior level for his home country, was recently […]

iOS game developers tell why they favor iPhone exclusives over fragmented Android

Many mobile game developers launch their titles on both iOS and Android at the same time. But there’s a batch of talented iOS game makers who prefer creating exclusives on Apple’s platform. They think that Android’s fragmentation makes it too hard to do simultaneous launches. In 2017, games made up a larger share of Google […]

Bitcoin Is Falling Out of Favor on the Dark Web

Of all of bitcoin’s uses—as a currency, a payment system, an investment, a commodity, a technology, a remittance network, a market hedge—perhaps its most notorious is as a facilitator of online drug transactions. For years now, the cryptocurrency has allowed anonymous purchasers to pay anonymous vendors on eBay-like markets, avoiding the use of the formal […]