Police decrypt 258,000 messages after breaking pricey IronChat crypto app

Enlarge (credit: Brian Smithson / Flickr) Police in the Netherlands said they decrypted more than 258,000 messages sent using IronChat, an app billed as providing end-to-end encryption that was endorsed by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. In a statement published Tuesday, Dutch police said officers achieved a “breakthrough in the interception and decryption of […]

B&O’s pricey Google Assistant speakers go on sale next month

When we saw Bang & Olufsen’s Google-Assistant enabled BeoSound speaker at CES in January, they didn’t have a price or street date. Seven months later, that’s changed. Now we know the Google Assistant-enabled, 360-degree speakers will be available starting mid-September for the portable BeoSound 1, and early October for the BeoSound 2. Hopefully you started […]

Land Rover’s Least Pricey Model Due for Makeover, Plug-in Variant

The Discovery Sport serves as an entry point to the Land Rover lineup, retailing in the U.S. for $ 37,795 before delivery and offering a similarly sized, cheaper alternative to its Range Rover Evoque platform mate. Two flavors of four-cylinder power is your only option in this model, but that might not be the case […]

Germany removes Tesla from EV subsidies list as too pricey

BERLIN — A German government agency has removed Tesla from the list of electric cars eligible for subsidies, sparking a row with the U.S. company over whether its Model S is too expensive to qualify for the scheme. Tesla customers cannot order the Model S base version without extra features that pushed the car above […]

It flies, and it snoops: Norway’s pricey F-35s caught sending ‘sensitive data’ to US

Published time: 25 Nov, 2017 11:49 Norway’s new F-35 fighter jets boast an impressive array of high-tech gadgetry, but Norwegian defense officials were surprised to learn of one unadvertised feature: the pricey plane relays sensitive data back to its US manufacturer, Lockheed Martin. The Royal Norwegian Air Force recently received the first three of the […]

Mark Cuban’s pricey new hoverboard wants to turn the 2-wheelers into grown-up transportation

Radical Transport Radical Transport had just gotten its first hoverboard prototype working in February 2016 when the nascent market faced a potentially game-ending crisis: some of the first hoverboards, made by other companies, had begun catching fire. Nick Fragnito and Evan Williams, the founders of Radical Transport, weren’t overly concerned though. They knew their board, the Radical […]