Update 3: May 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.ET: The U.S. Commerce Department has created a temporary 90-day license that restores Huawei’s ability to provide software updates to existing Huawei handsets.ET: The short answer: Wait.There’s no question that this entire situation is a mess for most of the parties involved — least of all consumers who may be caught unwittingly in a global trade war they care nothing about.In this context, “business” means sell or give any products created in the U.S. to Huawei.Huawei’s mobile devices rely on the Android operating system from Google, as well as hardware components from U.S. chipmakers.
The Indianapolis 500 is one of the year's most significant motorsport events, and like most motorsports events, it's getting tougher to watch if you're a cord-cutter.We're here to help you with that.The first thing you have to know if you're planning on getting your Indy on is when you actually need to sit down and watch it.ET on Sunday, May 26.The odds are good though that if you're reading this, you don't have a cable subscription.One of the best ways to get live TV without a subscription is with the Hulu Live package.
Workout videos are nothing new (who can forget Jane Fonda's Workout from the 80s?).But they go a step beyond by offering large libraries of classes that you can stream unlimitedly.In this guide, I outline what to consider before signing up and the best services you can buy.You pay a flat monthly fee to stream unlimited workout classes on your TV, computer, tablet or phone.In fact, it's easier with a streaming subscription because you no longer need a DVD player and a TV.Most fitness streaming subscriptions offer a mix of videos with and without equipment, such as dumbbells, resistance bands or a heart rate monitor.
Actor Deepika Padukone is in Cannes and making one stunning appearance after another.walked the red carpet again on her second day at the Cannes Film Festival in a ruffled lime Green Giambattista Valli Gown with a train.Pairing it with an baby pink headband and a c matching bow, Deepika ensured everyone’s eyes were on her as the touched base for the screening of Dolor Y Gloria (Pain and Glory) at the event.A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on May 17, 2019 at 12:19pm PDTDeepika also shared a video of how she got ready for the evening and can be seen going down the stairs in the huge attire.Ranveer simply dropped a “MUUUUUUUUUAH” on the post.
The previously announced Batwoman series featuring Ruby Rose has received its first trailer.The CW, the network where the show will air, debuted the trailer alongside the announcement of its Fall 2019 – 2020 television schedule.Batwoman will join the last season of hit CW series Supernatural, as well as the return of superhero shows The Flash and Arrow.The CW previously announced plans to launch a new Batwoman series amid its success with The Flash, which arrived in 2014, and Arrow, which debuted a couple years earlier in 2012.As with those shows, Batwoman will offer a modern take on a classic character, giving audiences their chance to experience the story from a modern perspective.The show’s first trailer introduces us to the general storyline behind Rose’s character, as well as the wider cast, and hints at a couple tense sub-plots.
The plan for Starlink, as the project is called, is to put a network of nearly 12,000 internet satellites in orbit, which could move internet data about 50% faster than existing fiber-optic cables.SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is trying to launch an internet revolution.Starlink, once complete, would consist of nearly 12,000 satellites — more than six times the number of all operational spacecraft now in orbit.The goal is to finish the project in 2027, thereby blanketing the Earth with high-speed, low-latency, and affordable internet access.Even partial deployment of Starlink would benefit the financial sector and bring pervasive broadband internet to rural and remote areas.Starlink aims to solve two big problems with the modern internet: a lack of pervasive and affordable connections, and a significant lag between distant locations.
Fortunately, SpaceX has a back-up window that opens again at 10:30pm ET Thursday.Over the coming months, these first satellites will be joined by six additional launches carrying similarly sized payloads.FCC tells SpaceX it can deploy up to 11,943 broadband satellitesThere is no guarantee all will go well, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said during a teleconference with reporters on Wednesday evening.There's a small possibility that all of these satellites will not work."The real action will come about 1 hour 2 minutes after launch, when the second stage begins to deploy the Starlink satellites.
Update: An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch “This afternoon we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact with the service.The Alexa service is now operating normally.”If your requests to Alexa are being met with answers like “I’m having some trouble, please try again later,” you are not alone.Multiple users are reporting connection issues with Amazon’s voice assistant.According to Down Detector’s outage tracker and live outage map, issues are currently being detected around the world, with user reports starting around 7PM EST.@amazon Hey, alexa is down.
E3 2019 is quickly approaching, and publisher Bethesda Softworks will once again be hosting its own press conference.The Bethesda press conference is a bit of a wild card every year, mixing in high-profile game announcements with long gameplay demonstrations and even the occasional musical performance.If you like first-person shooters, you’re definitely going to want to check out the show, because there should be plenty.The cooperative shooter takes place in the 1980s and stars longtime hero B.J.Blazkowicz’ twin daughters on a mission to save their missing father.The game will have more open-ended environments than past Wolfenstein games, according to producer Jerk Gustafsson, so expect to see a gameplay demonstration.
Tomorrow will bring the anticipated version 9.01 update for Fortnite Season 9, Epic has announced.Players can expect the update’s downtime to start in the early morning hours, bringing a new round of changes and improvements.What will Fortnite v9.01 offer?You can expect a new weapon, and there will likely be some big bug fixes.Epic Games announced the official downtime details on its Twitter account today, stating that players should expect it to happen at 1AM PT / 4AM ET on May 15.Once the update arrives, players will need to download the patch and then install it before being able to play.
Nintendo announced today that it will host a special Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Mario Maker 2 ahead of E3.Super Mario Maker 2 is Nintendo’s big summer game for the Switch, and though it’s out on June 28th, Nintendo has been pretty quiet about what we should expect in terms of new (or improved) features and capabilities.It seems that whatever lingering questions fans have about Super Mario Maker 2 will be answered tomorrow when this Direct premieres.In a post published to Twitter just a little while ago, Nintendo of America announced that this Mario Maker 2 Direct will be broadcast tomorrow, May 15th, at 3 PM Pacific/6 PM Eastern.The Direct will last around 15 minutes and will be entirely dedicated to Mario Maker 2, so don’t expect to hear anything about other upcoming Switch games during the presentation.Tune in on Wednesday, May 15 at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m.
Apple is opening a new retail space in Washington, DC's historic Carnegie Library.The store is set to open May 11 at 10 a.m.Apple will share the library with the DC History Center."[W]e are reimagining Apple Carnegie Library as a brand-new space to learn," Apple said in a release."Where everyone is welcome to come and discover all kinds of creativity, connect with new ideas, and share their stories."Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted about the opening of Apple Carnegie Library, saying "it's an honor to continue the legacy of this beautiful building as a place where people seek knowledge and a sense of community."
A software outage is wreaking havoc on major airlines including American, Alaska, and JetBlue on Monday.Based on customer complaints, the outage has prevented passengers from checking in, boarding flights, and making reservations.The issues stem from a failure of reservation software from Sabre, a third-party vendor that works with over 225 airlines around the world.American and Alaska said the software outage has been resolved.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Sign up for our best stories delivered to your inbox
There was a ton of reader interest in the new Powerbeats Pro, which are the first true wireless earbuds coming from Apple’s Beats brand.Today, Apple announced that the Powerbeats Pro will go up for preorder on May 3rd at 7AM PT (10AM ET) and hit retail stores starting on May 10th.That’s only for black, however; the other three colors won’t be shipping until sometime this summer.The Powerbeats Pro resemble the company’s previous wireless Powerbeats earphones, but they’ve been reengineered for better comfort.Beats says they can hit up to nine hours of continuous battery life — longer than AirPods — and they include Apple’s H1 chip for hands-free “Hey Siri” commands at any time.The earbuds are water and sweat resistant and feature physical controls, which are a little easier to use than tap gestures when working out.
Fort Bragg, the US Army’s largest base issued an apology earlier this week following an unannounced exercise to see what would happen in the event of a cyberattack.The base lost power for 12 hours on Wednesday and Thursday, and caused some confusion and concern on the base.Army officials told the Charlotte Observer that the exercise was designed to “identify shortcomings in our infrastructure, operations and security,” and wasn’t announced to the public in order to “replicate likely real-world reactions by everyone directly associated with the installation.”Power on the base went out around 10PM EST on Wednesday, and returned over the course of Thursday afternoon.Residents on the post reported some of the issues that the blackout caused on Facebook and Twitter, from traffic issues caused when traffic lights went out to getting official documents updated, as well as their overall confusion about the lack of updates from official sources.Others took the situation in stride.
Tech superstore Best Buy is currently running a four-days-long promotion both online and in stores.The Best Buy sale runs from now until Saturday, April 27, at 11:59 PM CT (1:00 AM ET on Sunday, April 28).As part of this huge Best Buy sale, all manners of tech items are heavily discounted, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions, video games, and much, much more.To see everything the sale has to offer, you can click here and browse through all the available items (or click the big blue button at the bottom of this article).However, we’ll save you some legwork and round up the ten coolest Best Buy sale items we could find:Save $150 off the LG G8 ThinQ — Normally $849 down to $699 unlocked, no activation needed
Soon: Live conference call with Anthony Ha on TEDAt 2pm EST / 11am PST, we will have TechCrunch writer Anthony Ha talking live with Extra Crunch readers about all things TED conference, which was last week in Vancouver.Come armed with your questions, or send us an email if you want us to ask on your behalf.Arman is fielding them at arman.tabatabai@techcrunch.com.Call details will be sent to subscribers an hour before the call.How to pitch to a (tech) journalist
OnePlus is preparing to launch the OnePlus 7 series of phones on May 14th in what it says will be its most ambitious launch to date, coordinating simultaneous events in three cities: New York City, London, and Bangalore.Yesterday, The Verge reported that there will be an upgraded OnePlus 7 Pro model with the option for 5G mobile data and a “breakthrough” display (according to CEO Pete Lau), which has been rumored to have a 90Hz refresh rate.Other leaked specs for that device include a pop-up selfie camera, which will eliminate the notch on the display, and a triple-camera system on the rear — but, alas, there won’t be wireless charging.The more conventional OnePlus 7 is expected to retain the notch while upgrading the specs from the incumbent OnePlus 6T flagship.Drumming up fanfare in its usual fashion, OnePlus will offer tickets to eager fans that want to witness the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro unveiling in person.That will also be the first opportunity for most people to get their hands on the latest devices and judge for themselves if the amazing new display on the 7 Pro is as great as OnePlus promises it will be.
This Saturday, April 20, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is making its debut with the first UFC match ever to be hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia.UFC Fight Night 149 will be the first event of its kind in this historic city and the second such event in the whole of Russia, with veteran heavyweights Alistair Overeem (44-17-0) and Alexey Oleynik (57-11-1) going toe to toe in the octagon.If you know where to look, and the timing is right, you can actually watch this fight online for free .If you’re looking for a way to stream it online, then ESPN Plus is where you’ll find it, and new subscribers can sign up for a 7-day trial and watch the event for free.The ESPN Plus streaming service was rolled out last year and ESPN now holds the exclusive broadcasting rights for UFC, so this is the new home for all the intense and bloody MMA action of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.Russian native Alexey Oleynik (who also fought in the UFC’s first event in the country last year), one of the strongest grapplers in the world of MMA, is entering this Fight Night event after two successive wins.
Update, April 17, 2019 (5:00pm ET): Half of the currently broken review units comes from users who removed the plastic layer covering the display.According to Des Smith, Product Guy and Content Director for T-Mobile, the Galaxy Fold includes a warning on the plastic wrap that covers the device when it’s sealed in the retail packaging.It does appear that the review units might not have come with this plastic wrap.According to Andrew Manganelli, a producer on MKBHD’s team, their review unit didn’t come with the warning.Dear future GalaxyFold owners, I know I always say “No one ever read the instructions”… PLEASE READ THIS ONE!!!Over at The Verge, reviewer Dieter Bohn already has a broken interior display, which seems to have either been caused by a piece of debris or possibly a defect in the internal hinge mechanism.