Tuesday Snapshot Nov/17/2015

Here’s your quick rundown for this week:

1.-  Get your credit card ready, there’s a new Parrot drone!

Just in time for holiday shopping, Parrot just announced the Bebop 2.0. Is it better, faster, stronger? You got it! The battery now lasts up 25 minutes (up from 12). And that’s it. The company reduced moving parts and weight by relying more on software than on hardware (for tasks like image stabilization). Starts at $549.99 and it’ll be available in December 14th.

2.- No, ISIS does not use a PlayStation 4.

Several news outlets (some as trust-worthy as Forbes) said Sony’s PlayStation 4 is used for communication between the group operatives and that law enforcement agencies have a hard time intercepting those messages. That was just a reporting error. That does not mean, however, that the platform might be used by the bad guys, as the NSA is know for having an ear in games like World of Warcraft.

3.- Cracking on FanDuel and DraftKings.

John Oliver squashed FanDuel and DraftKings on his last episode. And today New York Attorney General filed and injunction which alleges their services are ilegal under the state’s law. The fate of the sites will be decided on November 25th. In the mean time, New York residents can’t use the online fantasy sites anymore.

4.- The bad part of YouTube Red, getting Rickroll’d easier…

You might be using YouTube Red service to get rid of the most annoying part of YouTube… The ads that play before the video. But, turns out, the ads can protect you! Since you get a chance to read what’s about to play when someone shares with you a link, instead of it playing instantly.

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