Apple’s iPad drops to $299, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals | Engadget

Valentina Palladino

Now’s a great time to pick up Apple’s iPad ahead of the upcoming school year. The base, 10.2-inch tablet is $30 off right now and down to $299, which is the best price we’ve seen it. It may not have all the bells and whistles that the iPad Air does, but it’s a solid, budget-friendly … Read more

Apple’s iPad drops to $299, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals

Now’s a great time to pick up Apple’s iPad ahead of the upcoming school year. The base, 10.2-inch tablet is $30 off right now and down to $299, which is the best price we’ve seen it. It may not have all the bells and whistles that the iPad Air does, but it’s a solid, budget-friendly … Read more

Elon Musk’s legal team has publicly filed its official response to Twitter’s lawsuit

In the answer to Twitter’s complaint, which includes counter-claims against the company, Musk’s team attempts to refute the company’s allegations that the Tesla CEO is unjustly trying to exit the deal. His team repeats allegations that Twitter has misstated the number of fake and spam bot accounts on its platform — a central charge Musk … Read more

The best sleep tech you can buy right now

The best sleep tech for you will heavily depend on what you want to improve. Is your main concern how sleep impacts your exercise performance? Or are you hoping to mask the sound of your snoring partner? Maybe you want a more health-focused aid that tracks breathing disturbances? Sleep tech runs the gamut from trackers … Read more

Wall Street ends mixed as investors eye jobs data

Indexes: Dow slips 0.26%, S&P off 0.08%, Nasdaq up 0.41% Energy stocks down as oil slumps to pre-Ukraine war level Eyes on Friday’s nonfarm payrolls report Aug 4 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes ended mixed in a dull session on Thursday as gains in high-growth stocks offset losses in energy shares, with investors looking … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft -sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to raise its stake in French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social network and gaming firm, which bought a … Read more

Elon Musk must wait to unseal countersuit against Twitter, judge rules

Elon Musk’s bid to publish on Wednesday a counter-lawsuit he filed against Twitter last week was rejected by the judge overseeing the bombshell case late in the day. Delaware Court of Chancery Judge Kathaleen McCormick ruled Musk’s counterclaims, answer and affirmative defenses to Twitter’s suit shall be made public by Friday afternoon, according to court … Read more

Another crypto bridge attack: Nomad loses $190 million in ‘chaotic’ hack

Bridges are the infrastructure that allow users to exchange assets between different blockchains, the digital database underpinning major cryptocurrencies. When a bridge service swaps one coin for another, it “wraps” the currency so that it will function on the other blockchain. A wrapped coin does not become another currency altogether — “it just looks like … Read more

As U.S. eyes new China chip curbs, turmoil looms for global market

Any US export block may affect global chip supply -analysts Move would hinder Samsung, SK Hynix upgrading China plants Samsung, SK Hynix together supply over 50% of global NAND chips Curbs could change where future chip plants are built -analyst SEOUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Export restrictions being considered by Washington to halt China’s advances … Read more

Uber’s business is booming even with high gas prices and inflation

Uber (UBER) on Tuesday said its revenue hit $8.1 billion during the three months ending in June, more than doubling from the year prior as more customers turn to the ride-hailing service. The number of consumers and drivers using its platform are “at all-time highs,” the company said in its quarterly earnings report. Uber recorded … Read more