ESPN+, Disney’s standalone premium subscription service for sports fans, now has over 2 million subscribers. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the latest growth stat during his company’s quarterly earnings call this afternoon.
ESPN+ was launched back in April for $4.99 per month or $49.99 for an annual membership. The service, which is powered by Disney’s BAMTech division, offers “hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, PGA Tour golf, college sports, international rugby, cricket, the full library of ESPN Films including 30 for 30, and more.” It also touts original content like Detail with Peyton Manning and LeBron James’ More Than An Athlete. In its first five months, the service gained over 1 million subscribers.
It’s a luxuriously spacious two-seater, and in the red-upholstered area in front of each passenger is a vast luggage space.
Renault has decided to be absolutist with the materials used in the Trezor (which you can be when you’re talking about a concept car that’s in no danger of going on sale anytime soon), opting for only aluminum, carbon, leather, and wood on the outside. I’m partial to all of those from my experience reviewing headphones, so I approve of Renault’s commitment, even if it never comes to fruition in a mass-market car. Also of only academic importance: this car can go from 0 to 100kmh in less than 4 seconds, and its range is rated somewhere between 160km and 200km.
The Trezor’s dashboard is a wraparound multi-panel display that matches the retro sci-fi vibe that the rest of the car evokes — though it’s also modern enough to have WhatsApp installed on it.
The French company has indulged all the most basic instincts for creating exuberantly masculine lines — though the company’s designers claim the shape is “sensual” rather than threatening — and over-the-top flourishes. I get the feeling that every car designer exhibiting new stuff in Geneva has at some point drawn concepts of this kind, only to “grow up” and do more mature and contemporary stuff.
Beside the striking looks, Renault’s concept also exhibits the company’s future vision about the way we’ll power our cars. The Trezor is fully electric, with one battery pack at the front, sitting under those cooling flaps, and another one at the back.
They have a couple of million dollars stored on a device like this, and they want him to see if he can hack the wallet, defeat the security, and get access to the information to prove that the money is theirs.
“If he screwed something up, there was a good shot that it would never be able to be recovered,”
Reich, owner of the wallet
Grand, who runs a tailored lab in his family’s backyard in Portland, bought many similar wallets and placed the same version of firmware on them as Reich and his friend. Then he spent three months conducting research and experimenting with various approaches on his practice wallets.
Grand was fortunate in that he had past studies to help him.
Grand is an electrical engineer who has been hacking devices since he was ten years old. He was a member of the infamous L0pht hacking group, which testified before the US Senate in 1998 about a vulnerability that could be exploited to take down the internet or allow an intelligence agency to spy on traffic. His hacker name was “Kingpin.” He teaches hardware hacking to organizations and businesses that create complicated systems and want to know how hackers may attack them.
How did he crack the Trezor wallet?
Joe Grand said in his video, “a lot of people forget their passwords, and if you forget your password, then you can’t access the information on the chip, and you’re out of luck, and you’re out of money that’s the problem we’re dealing with today.”
He added that some guys contacted him out of the blue, saying that they have a trezor hardware wallet.
I was on my way to photograph the new Lamborghini Huracán Performante when I had to stop, set aside the Lambo plans for a moment, and just feast my eyes on the Renault Trezor concept car. It’s impossible to walk by it without being wowed and impressed by its design, which is equal parts Tim Burton-era Batmobile and 1940s touring car. The Trezor is long and low to the ground, and access to it happens by opening up the whole car — both driver and passenger have to hop in, since there are no actual doors to open.
Oh, and there are hexagonal flaps on the front hood that lift up to assist cooling.
If I had to sketch you my dream car as a kid, it would have looked an awful lot like this Renault.
Unlike 2019’s phones, which largely didn’t include 5G (or in the case of Samsung, only supported it on specific, pricier models), Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 processor will make support for the next-generation network mandatory across any Android flagships that offers it — albeit through a separate antenna rather than a fully integrated solution. Increased 5G rollouts by carriers means that customers will presumably be more interested in actually buying 5G devices, too.
That means that instead of having to offer a separate 5G model of the S11 or Note 11 (or whatever Samsung calls its 2020 flagship successors), every S11 or Note 11 model will support 5G, which will likely boost sales.
Samsung sold 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019 between the Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, the company announced today, marking better than expected sales for devices supporting the next-generation mobile standard.
While 6.7 million devices may not sound like a lot in the grand scheme of the phone market, it’s better than expected — at IFA 2019, Samsung had only sold 2 million 5G devices, and only expected to sell 4 million total by the end of 2019. That number also makes up a considerable amount of the fledging 5G market, with Samsung claiming its devices count for 53.9 percent of the global 5G marketplace.
2020 is expected to be an interesting year for 5G growth across the smartphone market.
ESPN+ now has its own dedicated tab within the main ESPN mobile app.
Last month, ESPN+ streamed its debut episode of UFC Fight Night from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, officially kicking off a multi-year partnership that the MMA organization and Disney / ESPN announced last May. The addition of UFC didn’t come cheap at $1.5 billion, but it has already been a significant boost for ESPN+: the service added 568,000 new subscribers on the Friday and Saturday leading into the card. The next UFC Fight Night is scheduled for February 23rd.
In all, ESPN+ will stream over 1,425 live events this month, the company said yesterday.
ESPN+ doesn’t include the linear ESPN cable channel or the signature shows of that network; it’s meant to complement the traditional ESPN experience.
In 2017, Saleem Rashid, a 15-year-old hardware hacker from the United Kingdom, devised a technique to successfully unlock a Trezor wallet belonging to tech writer Mark Frauenfelder, freeing $30,000 in Bitcoin. Grand had put out a detailed video on the process on Youtube.
Are these wallets safe?
Ever since the video went viral, trezor wallet owners have been on the verge of doubt of how secure their funds are on the wallet. As a reply to Joe Grand’s tweet, Trezor replied:
No matter what secured updates come, hackers will always find a loophole to crack it.
Wallet owners don’t need to panic. There is no bad news here; keep your wallet safe and do not forget your password.
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