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Chrome to label slow websites

Published on 11/12/2019 @ 8 AM EST

In an effort for transparency, Chrome will use badges to indicate sites that load fast or slow in order to inform the user. According to the Chromium blog, the badges will reveal which sites “are authored in a way that makes them slow generally” as well as “identifying when a page is likely to be slow for a user based on their device and network conditions.”

SpaceX launches to cost 1% of NASA launches

Published on 11/11/2019 @ 10 AM EST

According to Elon Musk, his company will launch the Starship for around $2 million. Announced at the U.S. Air Force Space Pitch Day, this number is minuscule compared with NASA's launches, which average $152 million. The Starship rocket is built to hold 100 passengers, launching them into orbit.

Weather Channel app adds Flu Insights

Published on 11/11/2019 @ 10 AM EST

With help from IBM's Watson, the iOS and Android app provide you with a 15-day flu forecast. If you choose, you can even get pop-up notifications when flu season begins or it learns of an outbreak. This could potentially help lessen the spread of the virus.

Researchers attack Amazon Echo Show 5

Published on 11/11/2019 @ 10 AM EST

Earning themselves a $60,000 reward, two researchers developed a way to hack the new device. Because the product uses an older version of Chromium, Amat Cama and Richard Zhu were able to exploit it. If connected to a malicious Wi-Fi hotspot, the researchers took complete control of the Amazon device.

Apple TV Plus to renew originals

Published on 11/10/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Without giving specific details, Apple told Variety that four Apple TV Plus shows will be renewed for a second season. The shows include “See,” “For All Mankind,” “Dickinson” and “The Morning Show.”

Microsoft revives OneNote app

Published on 11/09/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Outlined rather quietly in the Book of News for Microsoft Ignite 2019, the revived 2016 OneNote desktop app also features dark mode. This goes against previous comments of ditching the app in favor of creating a new one for Windows 10.