New story in Technology from Time: The Smartphone Made by the Creator of Android Is Now Much Cheaper

Android creator and former Google executive Andy Rubin is slashing the price of his new company’s Essential phone by $200, bringing the price down to $499 and making it a much more sensible purchase for those in search of a new Android phone. The price cut also comes as new phones made by Apple and … Read more

The life of an elite ‘Super Mario 64’ speedrunner

Now 22 years old, Alvarez first found speedrunning videos while grazing YouTube in Trinidad, where he grew up. He tried it himself in 2014, around the time of his senior high school exams. Then, in the days after graduating from school, he began streaming his Mario 64 speedruns every night on Twitch, pulling in about … Read more

TransferWise changes fees for GBP transfers, introduces complicated flat transaction fees

Fintech startup TransferWise has built a solid reputation when it comes to transparency. The startup just announced new fees for transfers initiated from the U.K. And it’s quite hard to understand if transfers are going to be cheaper or not after the change. The company claims that in most cases transfers should be cheaper. But … Read more

Animal Crossing Mobile will be revealed this week

Nintendo has announced it’s planning to host a Direct broadcast for its next big mobile venture Animal Crossing on October 25.  Unusually, the Direct will be shown at different times across different regions. In Japan it’s been confirmed that it’ll be shown at 12pm local time whereas in the UK, the Animal Crossing UK Twitter … Read more

Gruppo di migranti rintracciati in campagna: erano sbarcati sabato a Leuca

I carabinieri hanno individuato poco fa 32 profughi siriani in contrada monaci a Gallipoli. Tra loro ci sono anche 16 minori. Ad una prima impressione sembrerebbero tutti in buone condizioni. Dicono di essere sbarcati 2 giorni fa a Leuca quando … by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit from

How Netflix Made ‘Stranger Things’ a Global Phenomenon

Not quite two years ago, Netflix launched simultaneously in 130 new countries. It now operates nearly everywhere in the world. With that expansion has come explosive international growth—along with the challenge of how best to introduce its homegrown favorites, like Stranger Things, to an audience that spans all the way to the Upside Down and … Read more

Patreon moves to restrict adult content on its crowdfunding site

At the same time, the site has also enabled a variety of creators in the adult space to earn cash for the erotic material they’ve made. But a new change to the site’s conduct policies, published October 17th, threatens to shut down many of those performers who rely upon the site for revenue. Patreon has … Read more

New story in Technology from Time: 30 Ultimate Tech Gifts for Every Person on Your Holiday Shopping List

Here comes the 2017 holiday season, and that means it’s time to round up our favorite tech gifts and gadget stocking stuffers. These are some of the coolest ideas TIME’s come across, from coveted game consoles like Nintendo’s retro Super NES Classic or Microsoft’s ultra-powerful Xbox One X, to cutting-edge smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy S8 … Read more