Enlarge / An odd coincidence: YouTube TV and AT&T rolled out price hikes on the same day.

Chances are, if you pay for a streaming alternative to live cable TV in the United States, your bills are about to go up, thanks to a glut of Tuesday announcements.

First up is YouTube TV, which announced a 30 percent price hike, its largest since rolling out as a product in 2017, effective immediately for all customers. The news came at the end of a lengthy announcement of various new channels, which users cannot opt out of, all coming from


Amidst the ban on Chinese apps imposed by the Indian government, over 4,000 tonnes of cargo from China and Hong Kong are on hold in Bengaluru. It is held by the office of the Bangalore Customs at KIA (Kempegowda International Airport) and Inland Container Depot located in Whitefield over the last five days. There is a backlash among traders as there isn’t any government order for the same.

4000 Tonnes Cargo From China, Hong Kong On Hold In Bengaluru

Given that the COVID-19 crisis has left a major impact on imports in Mumbai, there has been high traffic at the Bengaluru air and

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For the past year, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sat in a London jail awaiting extradition to the US. This week, the US Justice Department piled on yet more hacking conspiracy allegations against him, all related to his decade-plus at the helm of an organization that exposed reams of government and corporate secrets to the public. But in Assange’s absence, another group has picked up where WikiLeaks left off—and is also picking new fights.

For roughly the past year and a half, a small group of activists known as Distributed Denial of Secrets, or DDoSecrets, has quietly but


Astronomers have been discovering exoplanets, planets that could be very similar to our Earth. Thanks to space telescopes like the Kepler and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers have discovered two, possibly three “super-Earths” orbit a bright but quiet red dwarf star sitting just 11 light-years from Earth.

Astronomers Discover Super Earths 11 Light-Years Away From Us

Super Earths Discovered

A group of researchers at the Institute for Astrophysics at Goettingen University in Germany announced the possibility of discovering two or even three super Earths orbiting a bright start, just 11 light-years from Earth. The team has been searching nearby

Enlarge / Ironically, this boarded-up Microsoft Store location in New York City, seen on June 8, is one of the four in the world that will reopen—but as an “experience center” where you can’t buy anything.

Microsoft’s retail stores, like many retailers throughout the nation, have been closed for months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. If you were hoping to visit one again as restrictions in your state ease up, however, you’re out of luck: the Microsoft Store is done for good.

The company announced the closure today, amusingly, as the Microsoft Store taking “a new approach to retail,”

Enlarge / The newer SMR-equipped small drives remain “Red”—while the CMR models will all become “Red Plus.”

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Update 5:08pm ET: Pricing
Ars asked a senior Western Digital executive about pricing on the new Red and Red Plus lines. The initial answer given was “in general, we expect WD Red drives will be priced below WD Red Plus drives.” When asked to comment on how prices of the existing EFRX and EFAX models will shift in order to make Red less expensive than Red Plus, the only response was “I