Netflix Offline Player

Netflix is now allowing certain movies to be downloaded and watched offline. It’s perfect if you’re on a plane or on the road when you don’t always have access to a fast internet connection. Netflix allows you to choose between standard or high quality. Standard quality is lower resolution, smaller size, and faster to download. The high quality is much more sharper, a larger file size, and you need a longer time to download. Here’s the official announcement from Netflix.

Hackers Can Steal a Tesla

Hacking a Tesla car from the Android phone is possible:

Hacking a Tesla is a thing we’ve seen before, but this time a team of security researchers at company Promon managed to locate, unlock, and steal a car using just an Android app. Every Tesla model comes with a companion smartphone application for Android and iOS that allows owners to do basic things such as checking the battery level and the charging status, locate the vehicle, and flash the lights to find it in the parking lot. And while these certainly come in handy, they can also be used by hackers to drive away by simply compromising the Android application.

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Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Officially Released

Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop is now available:

Later, we were also the first to report on the first point release of the Cinnamon 3.2 desktop environment, but now everything is official. “On behalf of the team and all the developers who contributed to this build, I am proud to announce the release of Cinnamon 3.2,” said Clement Lefebvre, leader of the Linux Mint project, in the official release announcement.

There are many goodies shipping with the Cinnamon 3.2 desktop environment, and among the most exciting ones we can mention support for vertical panels, sound effects for notifications, revamped Keyboard applet, Qt 5.7 support, setting for the new menu animations, a brand-new screensaver, and many Nemo and Control Center changes.

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Does Microsoft Really Loves Linux?

Microsoft came out with an announcement that it loves Linux. Some don’t believe it.

Here’s an excerpt from a recent article by TechRights:

If one believes the lie, Microsoft now “loves Linux” and has officially joined the Linux Foundation. I have already responded to that over at Tux Machines where I also included many dozens of links to today’s nonsense (reproduced below), which was virtually everywhere. Remember these were quietly prepared in coordination with Microsoft/Linux Foundation before the announcements were actually made. It’s a well-orchestrated PR blitz that came out within an hour or two, reaching a lot of news channels simultaneously and drowning out opposition/scepticism.

It gets better.

There are reactions on the Web from pro-GNU/Linux people who are not so easily fooled or mesmorised by the torrent of Microsoft propaganda, delivered primarily by Microsoft-friendly writers who got groomed and prepared for it at least a day in advance (one writer accidentally published his article half a day too early and quickly took it down, he told us). There is relevance to patents, as one Red Hat employee put it: “I do wonder what #Microsoft joining #Linux foundation means wrt to those 250+ patents #Microsoft licenses to #Android OEMs.”

Read the TechRights article here.

Zuckerberg’s Bad Day

So, Mark Zuckerberg had a bad day at the office. He lost $3 billion dollars in one day when Facebook shares dropped 5.5%. How’s it that possible? Well, the guy owns 418 million shares of his own company, which is worth about $50 billion, making him the 5th richest man on earth.

Of course, he actually doesn’t have all this money in his pocket. The money tied up on the market on the shares he owns, until he dumps some of them and cash them out. Based on his money tied to the market, his net worth will go on the same direction as the market goes.

Essentially, Zuckerberg is going to have good days and bad days.

Samsung Recalls Top Loader Washers

If exploding phones were not enough, Samsung is now calling back 2.8 million units of its top loading machines because they could literally fall apart during use. There were a couple of injuries already reported. One person had a broken jaw and another with an injured shoulder.

Apparently, this is not new. Earlier this year, there was a class action suit against Samsung because some washers were exploding. Am I the only that thinks Samsung is on the wrong business. They should be selling ammunitions.

If they keep this up, they might as well change their company name to Samsuing.

LastPass Now Free On All Devices

LastPass is now free on all devices. Previously, you had to pay a little bit extra to use LastPass on all your devices other than your desktop computer. As of today, LastPass is now available free on all your devices. You can now do all the things that you could do on your desktop on all your devices for free! And that includes the ability to save and fill out passwords, a password generator, secure notes, and two-factor authentication. Well, it’s a good thing I resisted to pay extra for my devices. Seriously, if you like to go Premium, it’s only $12 per year. LastPass has to make money somehow. So even with that, it’s not like you’re going to break the bank. It’s an excellent program after all.