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What’s on TV this week: ‘Evangelion’ on Netflix and ‘Us’ Blu-ray

Despite all the money Netflix keeps spending on new original content, the thing we're most interested in this week is a little older. Anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion comes to the service Friday morning (along with Evangelion: Death True² and The End of Evangelion) and if you can't tell -- we have some feelings about that. Jordan Peele's Us is also available on Blu-ray in 4K this week, and the NBA Draft takes over on Thursday night.

For gamers, Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled brings remastered kart action to PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, Drunk History is back for another summer run, and on streaming Netflix has season two of Dark while Amazon Prime premieres Final Life. Look after the break to check out each day's highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed).

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iOS 13 lets you know if you’re deleting apps with active subscriptions

The notification clarifies that you'll still be able to access your account elsewhere via a browser or another device even if you delete the app. It'll also tell you when you're up for renewal, and it includes a "Manage Subscription" button that takes you straight to your subscription list. You can cancel your subs from that page.

Viticci noticed the new feature on iOS 13's second beta, which Cupertino just released. It's just one of the smaller changes on the upcoming platform that Apple didn't announce when iOS 13 was unveiled -- we're bound to see more of those before the mobile OS drops. Earlier this year, Apple revised its guidance for App Store subscriptions to prevent apps from tricking you into signing up. A few months later, the company also added an extra step in the process, asking you to confirm if you really want to subscribe in order to prevent accidental sign ups.

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Facebook’s Calibra cryptocurrency wallet launches in 2020

In an announcement post, Facebook said its hope with Calibra is to address a challenge that many people around the world face today: having access to basic financial services. "Almost half of the adults in the world don't have an active bank account, and those numbers are worse in developing countries and even worse for women," Facebook said. "The cost of that exclusion is high -- for example, approximately 70 percent of small businesses in developing countries lack access to credit, and $25 billion is lost by migrants every year through remittance fees."

When it arrives, Calibra will let people send and receive Libra cryptocurrency by simply using a smartphone. Eventually, Facebook said, it wants to offer more services for people and businesses, including the ability to easily pay bills, buy a cup of coffee with the scan of a code and use it to ride public transit without the need for cash or a physical pass. The latter could work similarly to the tap-to-pay features Apple and Google have made available in New York City's subway system.

As for how you can get funds on your Calibra account, Facebook says there will be a sign-up process that will allow you to select from a list of partner payment providers, such as MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Stripe. Additionally, people will be able to go to a local or online currency exchanges, where they can, say, turn US dollars into Libra for their Calibra digital wallet. Facebook says that, while Calibra won't act as a cryptocurrency exchange, the service "may" integrate with some of them in the future -- though it didn't specify which that could be.

Of course, it's no secret that Facebook doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to protecting people's privacy, but the company says that's why it helped create the Libra Association. This organization is intended to oversee the Libra digital currency, independently of Facebook. And while Facebook will get to vote on matters surrounding Libra, it won't have any more power than other members. The Libra Association, which will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, is made up of 28 companies right now, but Facebook says it expects to have over 100 members backing Calibra and Libra by the time they launch in 2020.

Aside from limited cases, Facebook said, Calibra won't share data with it. That means that Calibra customers' account information, including financials, won't be used to improve targeted ads on Facebook or its family of apps. "The limited cases where this data may be shared reflect our need to keep people safe, comply with the law, and provide basic functionality to the people who use Calibra," according to Facebook. "Calibra will use Facebook data to comply with the law, secure customers' accounts, mitigate risk, and prevent criminal activity."

What's more, Calibra is set to "have strong protections in place" to keep people's money and private information safe. Facebook says it will rely on the same verification and anti-fraud processes as banks and credit cards, noting that it will have automated systems designed to proactively monitor activity and prevent fraudulent behavior on people's Calibra account. If someone does gain access to your account and your Libra balance is affected, the company said Calibra will offer you a refund. Meanwhile, a dedicated live support team will be there to help people if they lose their phone or the password to their account.

"If you want to build a protocol for money and value on the Internet, you can't have that be controlled by one company," David Marcus, Head of Calibra, told Engadget in an interview. "So Facebook can't control it. No other company should control it. It should really be built and governed like a public good." He added that it was important for Calibra to be a subsidiary of Facebook because he knows people don't want their financial and social data to be commingled, which would obviously be a concern given the state of Facebook's reputation around data privacy.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/18/facebook-calibra-libra-cryptocurrency-digital-wallet/

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Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and more

As of today, the Libra Association has 28 co-founders, including MasterCard, PayPal, Visa, eBay, Spotify, Uber, Lyft, Vodafone Group, Andreessen Horowitz, and of course, Facebook. The association formed to "manage and evolve" Libra, which aims to be a new global currency built on blockchain (Libra Blockchain) and backed by a reserve of assets (Libra Reserve). Libra won't be limited to Facebook, and when it's up and running, the association hopes it will "empower billions" by giving people access to financial services without necessarily requiring a bank account.

While Facebook played a key role in developing Libra Blockchain and the Libra Association, the final decision-making authority rests with the association as a whole. Each founding member will have the same commitments, privileges and financial obligations. That might give those reluctant to trust Facebook with their finances some peace of mind. Though Facebook will maintain control over Calibra, which it will run as a subsidiary. The company plans to launch its own Calibra wallet in Messenger, WhatsApp and a standalone app in 2020.

In its first months, the Libra Association plans to recruit more members and solicit feedback from regulators and policymakers. In total, it hopes to work with more than 100 members and to make Libra Blockchain open to everyone -- consumers, developers and businesses alike. While the association itself is non-profit, David Marcus, Head of Calibra, told Engadget that for-profit businesses will be able to build services on top of the network. Facebook's role in Libra will undoubtedly help it gain momentum, but there's a good chance it will also attract scrutiny, as people question if a Facebook-backed crypto-exchange can keep sensitive information private and secure.

The full list of current Libra Association founding members is below:

Mastercard, PayPal, PayU (Naspers' fintech arm), Stripe, Visa, Booking Holdings, eBay, Facebook/Calibra, Farfetch, Lyft, Mercado Pago, Spotify AB, Uber Technologies, Inc., Iliad, Vodafone Group, Anchorage, Bison Trails, Coinbase, Inc., Xapo Holdings Limited, Andreessen Horowitz, Breakthrough Initiatives, Ribbit Capital, Thrive Capital, Union Square Ventures, Creative Destruction Lab, Kiva,Mercy Corps, Women's World Banking.

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Fortnite’s latest item lets you throw health at your teammates

Fortnite has traditionally required players to hold and use their own healing items, be it a Bandage, Med Kit, Slurp Juice or Chug Jug. With the new Chug Splash, players can heal either themselves or up to three of their teammates by simply throwing it at their feet. Think AoE (Area Of Effect) healing, rather than deselecting your weapon and hiding in order to restore your health.

Epic says the Chug Splash will deal 20 health points to each player it touches. If the player has maximum health, it'll grant shield points instead. But be warned, they will also grant enemies the same benefits if they happen to be in the splash radius. Although the item drops in stacks of two, as many as six can be carried at one time.

In a bid to balance the game, Epic has made a number of changes to some of its most effective weapons. The Combat Shotgun is now less effective at medium and long distances, seeing a 10 percent and 20 percent reduction in damage respectively. Gone also are the Boom Bow, Dual Pistols and Dynamite, which appears to be in response to calls from the community to reduce the number of explosives available to players.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/18/fortnite-chug-splash/

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The latest ‘Fortnite’ Nerf guns include a rocket launcher

Hasbro isn't done riding the Fortnite bandwagon now that its themed Nerf guns are here in earnest. The toy maker is launching five new blasters on September 1st, and they might scratch your itch if you're looking for either heavy firepower or something a little stealthier. For one, there's a $30 RL Blaster rocket launcher that represents a dart-based equivalent to the earlier Super Soaker design -- if you really, really have it in for someone, you can make that abundantly clear. Those who'd prefer a one-handed weapon can spring for the $15, HC-E Mega Blaster, which mimics the game's hand cannon (albeit with a single-shot capacity).

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/18/nerf-fortnite-guns-fall-2019/

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The Morning After: Apple’s Noise app wants to save your hearing

iOS 13's expanded NFC support will make it possible.
Germans can soon use their iPhones as virtual ID cards

iOS 13's newly expanded NFC support will be useful for more than just your subway commute. In Germany, Apple-approved NFC identification docs will let residents scan their ID cards and use them both online and for check-ins through their phones at international airports.

It has an answer to Sony's A9 mirrorless pro camera.Nikon isn't done in the pro-camera fight

Nikon wasn't finished with its Z6 and Z7 cameras, which marked the beginning of its new DSLR family. Company president Toshikazu Umatate has revealed to Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun that Nikon will launch a mirrorless "equivalent" to its flagship pro DSLR, the D5.

Battle viruses on your phone.
Nintendo brings 'Dr. Mario World' to Android and iOS on July 10th

Dr. Mario World has a release date: July 10th. Set to appear on Android and iOS, it's a free-to-play game with stages where you can either send or receive hearts to other players to exchange extra stamina, or battle online in versus mode.

This is how you get ants -- or WannaCry-like worms.US recommends Windows users patch against worm vulnerability

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Homeland Security's lead cybersecurity agency, said it successfully tested a working exploit for the BlueKeep vulnerability. Specifically, the agency was able to remotely run code on a Windows 2000 computer using BlueKeep.

Why is that bad? The BlueKeep vulnerability is "wormable," meaning an attacker only has to gain access to one computer in order to gain control of all the other devices on its network. If you're using a computer running an older version of Windows, make sure you've installed Microsoft's most recent patches.

Expect new pings on your Watch and iPhone in loud places.Apple's new tools in watchOS and iOS make hearing health harder to ignore

Chris Velazco tests out the latest addition to Apple's Health app across its wearables and phones. As well as providing articles on how to nurture your hearing and showing you ambient volume levels from your Apple Watch, the software also tracks how loud your audio is on your AirPods and other MFi-certified headphones, reminding you if things get rowdy.

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‘Pokémon Go’ creator buys hybrid board game company Sensible Object

Sensible Object's debut offering, Beasts of Balance, saw players immersed in a fantasy world where their physical, stackable creations translated to digital points-scoring. The company's follow-up series, Voice Originals, cast Alexa in the role of games master, guiding players through adventures such as When In Rome, another hybrid board game.

So what does Niantic want with Sensible Object? Its highly-anticipated AR Harry Potter mobile game is expected this year and is already being tested, so the company's interest in Sensible Object is based on something else. Sensible Object's NFC-driven Beasts of Balance animals are pretty cute -- could similar physical Pokémon be on the way? Watch this space.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/18/pokemon-go-creator-buys-hybrid-board-game-company-sensible-obj/

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Palm is selling an unlocked version of its tiny smartphone

The handset is functionally identical to the one available through Big Red, for better or for worse. It was initially meant as a "secondary" phone for times when you didn't want to lug around a full device, and its 3.2-inch display, Snapdragon 435 chip, limited cameras and shorter battery life reflect that. As an independent device, it's really meant for those who hate ever-growing phone screens or prefer something that can do slightly more than the basics.

An unlocked model will cost you $350, with pre-orders expected to ship six to eight weeks. That's certainly more affordable than some phones, although it's not what we'd call a budget proposition. You can snag phones from Motorola and others that do considerably more and cost less. Palm's model is really for people who value miniaturization and focus above all else, and are willing to pay for the privilege.

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Roli’s light-up Lumi keyboard teaches you how to play

As you might expect, the colored keys provide a guide to new players. But rather than start out doing scales, the Lumi app lets you dive right in to those pop songs as a way to provide some instant gratification. For example, I got to play a little of the indelible Europe classic "The Final Countdown." If you've watched any Arrested Development over the years, you'll know it kicks off with a prominent, memorable synth line -- a perfect and simple melody for someone new to a keyboard to play.

Lumi gets you right into it with a timeline of notes that float by on the display of your device. (You're best off using this with an iPad; the extra screen real estate makes the experience significantly better.) If you've ever played Guitar Hero, you'll be right at home. The colored notes correspond with the colors of the keys on the Lumi -- play them in time with the display, and you'll quickly be jamming along to the song. The closer you get to nailing the performance, the more "points" you'll get.

The Lumi app offers more than just these simple, one-note melody-style tracks, though. From what I saw when demoing the system, songs will have several modes to play along with, from easier melodies to more intricate chords (depending on the song, of course). The software also can teach players music -- while you can start with the simple, abstract Guitar Hero interface, other modes show a traditional music staff, but the notes will still be colored to give you a reference to the keys. From there, you can add in timing, as well, eventually transforming the experience to a standard musical notation system.

Beyond letting you play along with songs you'll recognize, the Lumi app will also mix in lessons in playing technique, scales, chords and so on. That'll be important if you want to take your keyboard skills to another level. When I was demoing the Lumi, I found myself not quite remembering exactly where my fingers should be -- fortunately, there's a lesson for that.

As for the hardware, the Lumi keyboard uses the same "DNA" connector found on Roli's Blocks lineup. This means you can link multiple Lumi keyboards together to give yourself a bigger performance space; the bezel-less design means that transitioning from one keyboard to the next should be a seamless process. You can also link other Roli Blocks up and use the Lumi as a straight MIDI keyboard with the Roli Studio Player app or DAWs including Garageband, Ableton and Logic Pro. Having some room to grow beyond the basics here certainly makes the Lumi more appealing.

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