Qualcomm shares a practical, compelling vision for 5G’s first 5 years

Qualcomm executives and engineering teams offered countless details at a day-long “Future of 5G” event yesterday, but there was one overarching theme: As the first year of 5G comes to an end, the second year will be all about expansion, and exciting plans are already in place for the following …

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Aussie star handed three-match ban for dangerous tackle

An independent disciplinary committee in Japan ruled Hodge’s tackle on Peceli Yato should have warranted a red card for “an act of foul play,” though the Australian escaped on-field punishment at the time. Yato had earlier scored the opening try of the Pool D clash but later had to be …

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is ready to tell the stories of the enslaved

It took Ta-Nehisi Coates 10 years to imagine the world of enslaved people he depicts in “The Water Dancer,” the acclaimed author’s highly anticipated debut novel. The book tells the story of an exceptionally gifted man named Hiram who was born in bondage.  “There were enslaved Africans who literally leapt …

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Up in smoke: Why a big merger betweeen two tobacco firms collapsed

Reunions can often be troublesome. So it has proved with plans to reunite the two halves of the Marlboro cigarette empire. In 2008, Altria – which owns the Marlboro brand in the United States – spun off Philip Morris International (PMI), which owns the brand in 180 other countries. The …

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Mario Kart Tour Is Available Now On Mobile Devices

Recently, Nintendo has made a big push on mobile. (Dr. Mario World is a good game, please trust us.) Today, Nintendo added another game to its mobile roster: Mario Kart Tour. This new mobile Mario Kart lets players race around both new and classic course, and it’s free on the …

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New Zealand student found dead in university halls after two months

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The student, who has not been named, studied at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand The body of a student has been found at a New Zealand university, up to two months after he died. The remains were discovered at the University of …

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Magecart skimmers seen targeting routers for customer Wi-Fi networks

Enlarge / That captive portal may be more captive than you know. John Moore / Getty Images Threat researchers at IBM X-Force IRIS have spotted activity by a known group of criminal Web malware operators that appears to be targeting commercial layer 7 routers—the type typically associated with Wi-Fi networks …

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Woman behind French #MeToo movement is fined for defamation

PARIS — A Paris court has ruled that the woman who launched the French version of the #MeToo movement must pay 20,000 euros ($22,000) for defaming the man she accused of harassment. French journalist Sandra Muller launched #balancetonporc amid the global movement against sexual misconduct in October 2017 when she …

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