Netflix tricked me on Thursday. The streaming service dropped a new video with the familiar, haunting-looking Stranger Things logo on it, and for a minute I thought: Is it? Could it be? A season-three trailer?I pushed play and seconds later I felt like Netflix tossed me into the Upside Down. That was no trailer, but instead a two-minute video showing the kid actors from Netflix's hit wrapping presents. Ho-ho-horribly not funny, Netflix.The Avengers: Endgame trailer is finally here, after impatient fans tweeted about it pretty much every day since Avengers: Infinity War came out in April. But isn't it time for a Stranger Things trailer? And Star Wars: Episode IX? Maybe Game of Thrones? Here's a look at the three trailers that have moved to the top of fans' want lists now that Endgame ended that waiting game.Star Wars: Episode IXMovie release date: December 2019 in theaters What we want to know: The title (personally still rooting for this), how Princess Leia's story will be handled … [Read more...] about Star Wars 9, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones: When will we get trailers?
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Ransomware may not make the headlines quite as often as it did in the past, but it hasn’t gone away. In December 2018, for instance, a new threat apparently created by a single hacker managed to infect at least 100,000 computers in China, encrypting files, stealing passwords and generally trashing users’ systems.Antivirus companies like to claim they'll keep you safe, with vague but impressive sounding talk about 'multi-layered protection', 'sophisticated behavior monitoring' and the new big thing: 'machine learning'. But do they really deliver?The easiest way to get an idea is to check the latest reports from the independent testing labs. AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests and AV-Test's reports are an invaluable way to compare the accuracy and reliability of the top antivirus engines, for instance.The problem is that the test reports only give you a very general indicator of performance with malware as a whole. They won't tell you how an engine performs … [Read more...] about How to test anti-ransomware: This is how we do it
Tracking numbers? Old school. Sure, they’re useful to see where your package is in a pinch, but there are plenty of better ways to see what’s shipping to your home or apartment—and when—without having to click on links, copy and paste complicated alphanumeric codes, or anything like that. UPS My Choice Sign up for UPS’ service—it’s free for basic membership—and you can automatically receive emails or text messages the day before any UPS-shipped package is scheduled to arrive at your home or apartment. If you opt for the emails, you’ll usually get an estimated delivery time for the package, the name of the shipper (in case you get a lot of stuff and forget what is coming when, and from who), a clickable tracking link, and a notification of whether you’ll need to be home to sign for the delivery. You can also pre-sign for some packages, if you’re both lucky and trustworthy. Be sure to check out UPS’ My Choice … [Read more...] about How to Track Incoming Packages Like a Pro (for Free)
Featured stories Windows 10 October 2018 Update: How to get it, how to avoid it Microsoft's refreshed Surface Pro, Laptop and Studio: New specs, pricing, availability Windows 10 October 2018 Update: The new features that matter most Houston officials temporarily prevent robot brothel from opening Twitter bans distribution of hacked materials ahead of US midterm elections Salesforce has grown from a cloud CRM service into a massive platform with multiple sub-clouds and hundreds of discrete services. That's one reason I found this year's streamlined, less-is-more approach at Dreamforce 2018 to be a refreshing change.When Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said his (first ever?) sub-two-hour Dreamforce keynote would be "a celebration of you, the customer," I was initially skeptical. The few big tech announcements -- Customer 360, Einstein Voice, Quip Slides -- seemed, well, incremental. Did they run out of big new tech challenges?Also: If being customer first is so important, why … [Read more...] about Salesforce Dreamforce 2018 spotlights identity, integration, AI, and getting more for less
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. For the past 20 years, the BMW X5 has had the tech and the gadgets to make it at least somewhat competent when the pavement ended, but it’s no secret that it was no Range Rover. This “Sports Activity Vehicle” was always meant more for the streets, and its scores of owners didn’t ever seem to care. Now the new 2019 BMW X5 is good enough that it push beyond its previous limits—and finally do all of the sporting activities. (Full Disclosure: BMW wanted us to drive the new 2019 BMW X5 so bad they flew me down to Atlanta at the end of summer to serve me barbecue, sweet tea, go over approximately a million hours of technology presentations and ultimately let me drive over some rocks and through some mud. They even let me drive a 4.8-liter V8 first-gen X5 just for the hell of it.) What Is It? Back when BMW dove into the crossover and SUV market with the introduction of the X series in the … [Read more...] about The 2019 BMW X5 Can Do A Lot More Now