Netflix ‘Would Lose 57% of Their Subscribers if They Added Commercials’ – This Week in Tech – 01/27/2019

Netflix ‘Would Lose 57% of Their Subscribers if They Added Commercials’

The majority (57%) of UK customers would stop watching Netflix if commercials were introduced, and even lowering subscriptions would cause a significant drop off of 42%, according to new research…


Verizon Caves, Won’t Charge “Spam” Fee for Texts From Teachers to Students

Verizon has decided not to charge a new fee that would have forced the shutdown of a free texting service used by teachers, students, youth sports coaches, and other community groups…


Windows 10 to Take Over 7GB of Your Hard Drive So It Can Always Update Automatically

The problems associated with Windows 10’s most controversial feature are well known, but now Microsoft MSFT -2.11% has warned users it will soon be consuming more of your computer’s resources to enforce it…


Millions of Bank Loan and Mortgage Documents Have Leaked Online

A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S., has been found online after a server security lapse…


Google Says Data Is More Like Sunlight Than Oil, One Day After Being Fined $57 Million Over Its Privacy and Consent Practices

Google wants to popularize a more upbeat way of describing data: It’s more like sunlight than oil…


This Is the Galaxy S10 and S10+ From Every Angle (Yes, There’s a Headphone Jack)

After not one but two blurry photos surfaced for Samsung’s new flagship phones, here we have a crystal clear look at the Galaxy S10 and the S10+ from every angle that leave no question unanswered…


Battery-Free Biosensor Patch Measures Your Health by Drinking Your Sweat

At present, the majority of wearable biomarker sensors require onboard batteries to power them. While that’s perfectly acceptable for some use cases, it’s not as well-suited for tasks such as continuous tracking for medical purposes. To solve this problem, researchers from Northwestern University have developed a battery-free soft skin patch that’s able to gather data about the body wirelessly by testing sweat components. In time, the team hopes that this technology will be useful for clinical applications such as cystic fibrosis diagnosis and rehabilitation tracking among stroke survivors…

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