Month: May 2019

Ferrari SF90 Stradale (1000 HP) brings new tech to hypercar heights

This is the  Ferrari SF90 Stradale, a 986-horsepower, all-wheel-drive, plug-in hybrid rocketship that will sprint from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds. Or, for those who prefer a stealthy departure, the Stradale can travel up to 25 kilometers (about 16 miles) on electricity alone, thanks...

Apple refreshes the iPod Touch

Apple just announced an updated version of the iPod touch that bumps up the processor to an A10 Fusion chip (for reference, that’s the same one that’s found in the iPhone 7) along with a new 256GB storage option. The Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip brings improved performance in games,...

Samsung and Mastercard team up on Digital ID

Mobile shopping could be set for a major security boost following a new partnership between Mastercard and Samsung. The card provider has announced it will be working with the smartphone giant to help develop and push out a new digital identity security system across mobile devices. This could finally...

Rally Barbados 2019 PreShow

The SOL Rally Barbados PreShow was held on Saturday, May 26th, 2019 at the old Banks Holdings building in Wildey, St Michael. Here are some of the competitors for the upcoming rally next weekend. Like the 246blog.com Facebook page for the latest updates on Rally Barbados 2019. UPDATE: King...

Uber and Lyft IPOs failed to live up to the hype

Uber and Lyft were two of the most highly anticipated IPOs in recent memory. And both were duds.Almost immediately, the ride sharing companies broke below their IPO prices. That’s committing the cardinal sin of the IPO world.The high-profile flops demonstrate the need for money-losing companies to do a much better job explaining...

Theresa May to resign as UK Prime Minister

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of “deep regret” that she...

Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in 3 months

Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company. That number is only slightly less than the 2.38 billion monthly active users Facebook has around the world. For comparison, Facebook (FB) disabled 1.2 billion fake accounts in the previous quarter and 694 million between...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 winners to get US $4 million

The winner of the 2019 men’s World Cup will walk away with a monetary reward of US $4 million, with the runner up getting half the amount ($2 million), as the ICC, on Friday, announced details of the total prize money on offer for the 10-team tournament. The total...

USPS Tests Out Self-Driving Trucks for Hauling Mail

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has a lot of ways to move the 484.8 million pieces of mail it handles every day. In rural Alaska, postal workers run hovercraft, prop planes, and the occasional parachute. They pilot boats in the Louisiana bayou and snowmobiles in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Utah, and Wisconsin....

Why You Should Never Use Airport USB Charging Stations

Those oh-so-handy USB power charging stations in the airport may come with a cost you can’t see. Cybercriminals can modify those USB connections to install malware on your phone or download data without your knowledge. “Plugging into a public USB port is kind of like finding a toothbrush on...

WhatsApp for Android and iPhone will have ads starting next year

Facebook is a for-profit organization and some form of ads inside WhatsApp has been inevitable since the day it bought the messaging platform. Now, after previously confirming plans for monetization, the social media giant has announced that WhatsApp ads will begin rolling out in 2020.  Corroborating previous information, it was confirmed...

Toy Story 4 Movie Trailer

Here are the latest official movie trailers for Disney upcoming animation movie Toy Story 4 “When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. “ Trailer 2 Trailer 1...