Wi-Fi access only granted to students in China after they solve a puzzle

There’s no such thing as a free lunch in this world. Now apparently the same goes for Wi-Fi. Students in the cafeteria at China’s Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics must solve a calculus equation to get the school Wi-Fi password, state media Global Times reported Sunday. The password lies within the answer to the problem, …

Huawei has come under increased pressure from Western governments in recent years. Picture: Andy Wong

Charges laid against tech giant Huawei

The US Justice Department has charged Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and a top executive, who are accused of misleading banks about the company’s business and violating US sanctions. The company is also charged in a separate case with stealing trade secrets from US telecom T-Mobile, according to federal prosecutors. Prosecutors are …

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Fighting With My Family: A wrestling comedy that suplexes your heart

You might not expect a wrestling movie to make you cry. But Fighting With My Family comes flying off the top rope, bursting with comedy and emotion, and clobbers you right in the feelings. Based on a 2012 documentary about a wrestling-mad family, the new film directed by Steven Merchant recounts the real-life story of WWE …

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Star Wars gets an anime makeover with fan-made trailer

Hardcore Star Wars fans have probably lost count of the times they’ve watched A New Hope since it originally debuted back in 1977. But thanks to Russian artist and animator Dmitry Grozov we can see our favorite Star Wars characters once again, in the style of ’80s Japanese anime. His video ‘Star Wars: A New Hope …

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Spider-Man spin-off Morbius adds Doctor Who’s Matt Smith

Doctor Who alumni Matt Smith is in ‘final talks’ to join the next Spider-Man spin-off Morbius, Variety reports. Morbius is based on the Spidey villain of the same name and tells the story of a Ph.D. scientist who becomes a brooding antihero-type figure after an experiment to cure him of a rare blood disease goes …

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What the stars of Baywatch look like now

Baywatch is back, baby. The sexy, sandy drama is streaming on Prime Video in HD. The streaming update also includes 350 original songs to score those unforgettable beachy montages we all love so much. Baywatch was once awarded a Guinness World Record for having the largest global TV audience — nearly a billion viewers in …


Instagram’s new tools improve account transparency

It’s all about being transparent now for Instagram. The Facebook-owned photo app announced three new tools Tuesday. As well as enabling two-factor authentication via third-party apps, users can now see more information about other Instagram accounts through a feature called ‘About the Account.’ A new verification request form found under settings will also let users …


Microsoft’s hackathon isn’t just about fixing the world’s problems

Asta Roseway wants to rethink touch-based computing. Her idea starts with temporary tattoos. The way it would work is you stick a temporary tattoo anywhere on your body. The tattoo, a gold leaf that can come in any shape or artistic pattern, uses a mix of electrical currents and Bluetooth connections to become pretty much …

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Spotify will reportedly let you block artists soon

Spotify apparently knows there are some musicians you just don’t want to hear from, as it’s reportedly testing a block feature on iOS. The music streaming service is letting a select group of users stop an artist from playing, Thurrott reported Monday. The feature will ensure a blocked artist won’t appear in your personal library, …


IPhone queues are so long Deliveroo brings you food while you wait

Getting a new iPhone XS can involve quite the wait, especially if you want to be first in line. While queuing for an iPhone these days doesn’t make much sense (you can get them delivered on the same day), waiting outside an Apple Store has become something of an art form, and many do it …