Verizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools

Verizon will give all its subscribers free access to its spam alert and call blocking tools, so long as their phones can support the features. The carrier originally rolled out those tools over a year ago as part of its $ 3-per-month Call Filter add-on. But starting in March, subscribers with compatible smartphones (including iPhone […]

The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — here’s what that means for stakeholders

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — preferences that are causing digital payment volume to blossom worldwide. As noncash payment volume accelerates, the power dynamics […]

The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — here’s what that means for stakeholders

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — preferences that are causing digital payment volume to blossom worldwide. As noncash payment volume accelerates, the power dynamics […]

Fortnite update 7.01 Creative mode PATCH NOTES: New featured islands, creative tools, more

Fortnite Creative mode (Image: EPIC GAMES) Fortnite update 7.01 is live for Battle Royale, Save the World and Creative mode. The brand new Fortnite update makes a whole host of changes to the Creative mode, introducing new featured islands and lots more. *Fortnite 7.01 update PATCH NOTES: Infinity Blade, Polar Peak changes, Close Encounters LTM* […]

Archaeologists find 300,000-year-old stone tools in Saudi Arabia

Enlarge (credit: Roberts et al. 2018) Stone tools unearthed in Saudi Arabia’s inhospitable Nefud Desert indicate that members of our genus Homo had ventured beyond the familiar borders of Africa and the Levant sometime between 300,000 and 500,000 years ago. And according to climate data captured in the bones of animals found at the site, […]

NSA employee who brought hacking tools home sentenced to 66 months in prison

The National Security Operations Center at NSA, photographed in 2012—the nerve center of the NSA’s “signals intelligence” monitoring. A former NSA coder has been sentenced to 66 months in prison for bringing home the code that drove much of the NSA’s signals intelligence operations. (credit: National Security Agency) Nghia Hoang Pho, a 68-year-old former National […]

This is how banks can use digital tools to stay ahead of a trillion-dollar opportunity in the bill pay market

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Between housing costs, utilities, taxes, insurance, loans, and more, US adults paid an estimated $ 3.9 trillion in bills last year. Business Insider IntelligenceThat market is growing slowly, but it’s changing […]

Valve may offer tools to play Windows games on Steam Machines

Valve’s Steam Machine platform hasn’t really taken off, and it’s not just because of the hardware. When few developers are willing to release Linux-native versions of games to run on Steam OS, there just isn’t a lot to play. Thankfully, the company may have a way to bring more titles to the platform… sort of. […]