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Microsoft delivers promised end- to-end Skype encryption option

In January 2018, Microsoft officials said they would be offering end-to-end encryption for Skype consumer. As of last week, it seems that this encrypted-conversation option is now available to all Skype users running the latest version of the service, as noted by MSPoweruser.com. Microsoft originally started rolling out its end-to-end ...

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Movado Group acquires watch startup MVMT

The Movado Group, which sells multiple brands, including Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss, has purchased MVMT, a small watch company founded by Jacob Kassan and Kramer LaPlante in 2013. The company, which advertised heavily on Facebook, logged $71 million in revenue in 2017. Movado purchased the company for $100 ...

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Facebook cracks down on opioid dealers after years of neglect

Facebook’s role in the opioid crisis could become another scandal following yesterday’s release of harrowing new statistics from the Center for Disease Control. It estimated there were nearly 30,000 synthetic opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2017, up from roughly 20,000 the year before. When recreational drugs like Xanax ...

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Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019

LG has announced that it is working with Sprint on delivering the first 5G smartphone in the United States in the first half of 2019, following the launch of the carrier’s 5G network at the beginning of next year. The companies said they would have more information on device specifications ...

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Nokia deploys software-defined solutions across NBN FttC network

Nokia’s FttC DPU (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Nokia has revealed to ZDNet that it has deployed a software-defined access network (SDAN) solution across the fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) network for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company. Nokia said the solution utilises its open-source cloud-based Altiplano software platform, and is designed to manage customer ...

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H1Z1 officially comes to the PS4

H1Z1 has spent a couple months on PS4 in an open beta. But today, the Battle Royale game is officially making its debut on the PlayStation platform. Much like Fortnite Battle Royale, which has swept the gaming world unlike almost any title before it, H1Z1 drops 100 players into a ...

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