Monthly Archives: July 2023

Skiplagging: The Controversial Travel Hack Airlines Despise

Skiplagging, also known as “hidden-city ticketing,” is a travel hack that has been banned by airlines, but that hasn’t stopped some gutsy fliers from using it. This practice involves booking a trip with the intention of getting off at a layover city and discarding the last leg or legs of a flight. For instance, if you want to fly from New York to Miami, and direct flights are expensive, you might book a flight from New York to Miami with a connection in Orlando. The Read More +

The End of an Era: Netflix Phases Out Basic Subscription in the U.S. and U.K.

In a surprising and unannounced move, Netflix, the popular streaming giant, has decided to discontinue its $9.99 Basic subscription tier for new and returning subscribers in the U.S. and U.K. This change, which was implemented without a formal announcement, leaves viewers with two remaining options: either pay an additional $5.50 per month for the Standard plan or opt for the “Standard with ads” plan, which includes regular ad interruptions. The changes were quietly updated on Netflix’s help center page. The company noted that the Basic Read More +

Netlist Inc. (NLST): A Key Player in Memory Technology and Intellectual Property Battles

Netlist Inc. is a leading player in the technology industry, specializing in the design and manufacture of high-performance memory subsystems. The company’s product portfolio includes NVMe SSDs, memory modules, and embedded flash solutions, which are integral to various applications such as cloud computing, storage systems, servers, workstations, and communications equipment. Netlist’s significance in the technology sector extends beyond its product offerings. The company has been involved in several high-profile legal battles with tech giants such as Samsung, Google, Micron, and SK Hynix, primarily revolving around Read More +

The Future of EV Charging for Non-Tesla Owners Amidst the Shift to Tesla’s NACS

The future of electric vehicle (EV) charging for non-Tesla owners may not be as bleak as it appears. Earlier this year, Ford and Tesla announced a surprise agreement in which Ford would adopt Tesla’s charging connector, the North American Charging Standard (NACS). This move was quickly followed by General Motors, Rivian, Volvo, Polestar, and Mercedes-Benz, with the rest of the auto industry expected to follow suit. Tesla’s Supercharger network is widely considered superior to the public charging network in the US, leading to these strategic Read More +