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Updated 2018-12-16 09:15
Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban
Country's efforts to slow Signal and other apps is a "disappointing development."
Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died this week—she should be remembered
Engineer, physicist, businesswoman, venture capitalist, inventor.
KeyForge: The red-hot card game where every deck is unique—and unchangeable
No "meta" game, no cards to chase.
Ebola outbreak reaches city of 1 million residents
Containing the outbreak in a conflict-heavy region is challenging.
Hyundai finally gives us a price for the 2019 Kona EV—$29,995
MSRP is $36,450 before the delivery charge and $7,500 IRS credit are applied.
Formula E starts season 5 in Saudi Arabia with a faster electric race car
Formula E begins a new chapter this weekend—here's what to expect.
“We’re sorry,” Facebook says, again—new photo bug affects millions
"This may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to 1,500 apps…"
Get your binge on: Season 3 of sci-fi gem Travelers is out now
Traveler 001, the Director, and the Faction are all still battling to save (or not) the future.
Discord Store to offer developers 90 percent of game revenues
Move puts additional pressure on Steam's de facto 70% rev-share standard.
Blizzard shifts developers away from Heroes of the Storm
Plans for HotS esports cancelled, suggesting slow decline.
Apple says iOS update will avoid Qualcomm patents, China iPhone ban
Apple is appealing Qualcomm's China-wide ban on older iPhone models.
Nearly 100 Lyft drivers sue, complaining of illegally being paid too little
New Dynamex labor law test may help the judge figure out who will prevail.
Don’t buy a 5G smartphone—at least, not for a while
We dive into the many ways first-gen 5G hardware will (temporarily?) ruin phone design.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse just became your must-see December film
3D-animated film piles on the insanity—yet wins with family, heart, and stakes.
Rocket Report: Virgin soars, Falcon Heavy cores on the go, Astra failure
"We are working on a new technology where we will give life to this dead last stage."
When will electric airliners make sense?
Don't hold your breath unless you can hold it to mid-century.
Mass email hoax causes closures across the US and Canada
Emails threaten explosions unless people pay $20,000 in Bitcoin.
Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail
Group breaches SMS-protected accounts. It's still testing attacks against 2fa apps.
Verizon cuts 10,000 jobs and admits its Yahoo/AOL division is a failure
Verizon's Oath division failing in ad market, and it could get even worse.
Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with “WallCoin”
Author of proposal for regulating ICOs thinks one could help secure border.
We finally talked to an actual Waymo passenger—here’s what he told us
Early Waymo rider gives us new details about the self-driving service.
Apple will spend $1 billion and hire up to 15,000 people for new Austin office
The announcement seeks to position Apple as a big creator of jobs in the US.
Microsoft is putting together a Microsoft 365 subscription for home users
But it's not entirely clear what services it would include.
Volvo’s coming all-electric semi will compete with Tesla’s
Volvo is targeting regional-haul operations in California.
Spock smiles in the face of danger in new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery S2
We learn more about the mysterious "red angel" appearing to Spock in visions.
Hands-on: Switch’s NES controllers offer unmatched old-school authenticity
Replica controllers work with emulated NES titles and some other Switch games.
Virgin Galactic just flew to 82.68 kilometers—is this space?
A little informal polling finds little support for an 80km line for space.
T-Mobile lied to the FCC about its 4G coverage, small carriers say
FCC filing: T-Mobile claimed to cover areas where it hadn't installed 4G cells.
Chromecasts are finally available from Amazon again
One year after the listings reappeared, devices are ready to ship.
Love the hardware, hate the UI: The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
Smooth, quiet ride is paired with clunky and outdated infotainment system.
Samsung teases new Notebook 9 Pen with 15-hour battery life before CES 2019
The 13- and 15-inch convertibles also sport a familiar blue-and-gold color scheme.
Microsoft adds Dark Mode support and more to Office 365 for Mac
The update adds Continuity Camera support and non-Mojave-specific features.
ULA chief Tory Bruno on competing with Blue Origin, SpaceX rocket landings
United Launch Alliance chief: "I’m pretty sure I sent Gwynne flowers."
A look at the Apple Watch’s ECG, from someone who needs it
Early impressions about the heart monitoring recently added to the Apple Watch.
Oakland official: “We want to get Americans out of their cars and solve racism”
Video: Oakland DOT head Ryan Russo recounts an ugly chapter of US history.
Dealmaster: Take $100 off Microsoft’s Xbox One X console
Plus deals on Anker portable batteries, Razer mice, Switch games, and more.
Was your phone imaged by border agents? They may still have the data
Last year, over 29,000 travelers had their devices searched at the US border.
FCC panel wants to tax Internet-using businesses and give the money to ISPs
At AT&T's urging, committee proposes tax on websites to pay for rural broadband.
Uber was “hell-bent on stifling competition,” new lawsuit alleges
Uber suggests Sidecar is trying to get a piece of its pending IPO action.
FCC’s robotext crackdown could block legal messages, critics say [Updated]
Carriers can already block illegal robotexts, but Pai wants further deregulation.
Transparent solar cell turns edge on and generates its own light
Glass plate converts blue light to red, guides it to edge of glass.
12 cylinders, 11,000rpm: Aston Martin’s new engine is a monster
Cosworth Engineering is responsible for the V12, and it should be very special.
Amazon Web Services aims to colonize your network with Outpost
Amazon aims to sink itself deeper into enterprises with new tools.
Epic opens Fortnite’s cross-platform services for free to other devs
Online services SDK will roll out slowly through 2019.
Russian cosmonauts spend nearly eight hours cutting into their spacecraft
"Please be careful, my hand is there."
New 17-inch LG Gram laptop weighs 2.9 pounds, has nearly 20-hour battery life
LG will show off all new Gram laptops at CES in January.
Intel promises big boost to integrated GPU, breaks teraflop barrier
The upgrade will bring a lot more games into the "playable framerate" category.
Intel unveils a new architecture for 2019: Sunny Cove
Finally, a move away from just bundling more cores together.
Intel introduces Foveros: 3D die stacking for more than just memory
Technology allows tight integration of high performance and low power processes.
The 2018 XPS 13 Developer’s Edition—Have it your way on a “just works” Linux laptop
Dell made a lot of hardware changes to the 2018 XPS—do they play nice with Ubuntu 18.04?