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Updated 2021-09-24 09:15
Death Stranding Director’s Cut review: More fun, just as divisive
This extras-packed release is the one to play—if you're onboard with Kojima's crazy ideas.
Apple turns post-lawsuit tables on Epic, will block Fortnite on iOS
The ban on Epic's games could last years.
Nintendo Direct highlights: N64 Online in October, Super Mario 2022 film cast
Also featured: Bayonetta 3's gameplay debut, Kirby's first open-world 3D adventure.
CDC advisors OK boosters for 65+, those with health risks—not occupational risks
Pfizer boosters OKed for 65+, long-term care residents, those with medical conditions.
Facebook paid FTC $4.9B more than required to shield Zuckerberg, lawsuit alleges
Shareholders say the overpayment was an "express quid pro quo."
Exchange/Outlook autodiscover bug exposed 100,000+ email passwords
A flaw in the Autodiscover protocol can expose email passwords to third parties.
Android to take an “upstream first” development model for the Linux kernel
Google stops by the Linux Plumbers Conference for an Android update.
New report suggests Texas’ grid was 5 minutes from catastrophic failure
It comes with a long list of recommendations for avoiding a repeat.
Windows 11 setup warns that you aren’t “entitled” to updates on unsupported PCs
It's going to be at least mildly irritating to upgrade an unsupported system.
23,000-year-old footprints suggest people reached the Americas early
People may have walked along the shore of a lake in New Mexico 23,000 years ago.
European Union announces plans to require all mobile devices to use USB-C
Devices using only wireless charging would be exempt from the mandate.
Semiconductor firms can’t find enough workers, worsening chip shortage
Material costs are rising too, and the shortage will continue into 2022.
Diablo II: Resurrected impressions: Maybe not the best time to bring back evil
Online problems, corporate issues can't be ignored, despite remake's serious quality.
Engineers figured out how to cook 3D-printed chicken with lasers
Setup can't synthesize complete meals like the Star Trek replicator, but it's a start
Elizabeth Holmes “was in charge” at Theranos, Mattis tells court
"I thought all along that we were doing it on Theranos' gear," Mattis said.
Here’s how Lotus is going to build lightweight electric sports cars
A company renowned for adding lightness is applying that approach to electrification.
Following expert advice, FDA authorizes boosters for people 65+, high risk
Advisors for the CDC will meet Thursday to set guidance on use of boosters.
Idaho COVID crisis: Hospitals overflowing with sicker, younger patients
"These people didn't need to die now, and they didn't need to die like this."
New genomic analysis sorts out when Polynesians reached which islands
Figuring out people's movement across the Pacific is not a simple thing.
Security audit raises severe warnings on Chinese smartphone models
The audit red-flagged Xiaomi and Huawei phones but gave OnePlus a pass.
Apple’s newest 10.2-inch iPad is already $30 off
Dealmaster also has Apple's MagSafe Charger, plenty of video games, and more.
Apple rolls major Safari redesign out to Macs ahead of Monterey release
There are some big changes, but you can roll back many of them.
Larger-screened Surface Pro 8 gets its biggest redesign since the Surface Pro 3
The x86 Surface Pro gets a redesign at the expense of accessory compatibility.
All-new Surface Laptop Studio is a convertible replacement for the Surface Book
The screen doesn't detach from the laptop, but it has a very flexible hinge.
Surface Go 3 is a processor bump for Microsoft’s smallest tablet
The cheapest versions just barely meet Windows 11's minimum requirements.
Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 gets better specs, an even bigger $1,499 price tag
Despite fire sales, Microsoft doubles down on the original Surface Duo concept.
ARM-based Surface Pro X gets an $899 Wi-Fi-only model but few other upgrades
But Windows 11 supports 64-bit app emulation, improving app compatibility.
Facebook’s oversight board demands clarity on rules for high-profile users
Social media platform has come under scrutiny for moderation and enforcement policies.
Boeing still studying Starliner valve issues, with no launch date in sight
"The team's making great progress on further troubleshooting."
Phone calls disrupted by ongoing DDoS cyber attack on VOIP.ms
Threat actors asking $4.2 million from VoIP.ms to stop DDoS attack.
The more pricey 2021 iPad mini is the best one Apple has ever made
Refreshed design and brand-new chip make the mini feel like less of a compromise.
Mini-review: 2021’s $329 iPad is still the one most people should buy
Double the storage and a better processor and front camera are the highlights.
Inexplicably volatile Theranos results falsely warned pregnant woman of miscarriage
Erratic test results defied “medical explanation.”
Unpatched MacOS vulnerability lets remote attackers execute code
Internet shortcuts come with code execution capability. Latest Mac not fully patched.
Florida’s new surgeon general skeptical of vaccines, opposes masks
Ladapo signed the Great Barrington Declaration and suggests embracing "the reality of viral spread."
China to stop building coal plants in developing nations
President Xi Jinping announces a necessary step to controlling global emissions.
Linux Foundation says companies are desperate for open source talent
The 2021 survey shows 97% of hiring managers prioritizing FOSS professionals.
Porsche finds yet another way to slice the 911: The 2022 911 Carrera GTS
From top-down cruiser to canyon carver, there's a GTS for almost every occasion.
PS5 storage analysis concludes: Spend less, get the same gaming performance
Less expensive drives still copy games slower, though.
Braille display demo refreshes with miniature fireballs
Changes in a haptic device are triggered by burning a methane/oxygen mixture.
Ransomware victims panicked while FBI secretly held REvil decryption key
Up to 1,500 companies were ensnared in the July attacks.
Facebook’s latest “apology” reveals security and safety disarray
"Hard to say" who is responsible for platform-wide safety and security.
CIA director “fuming” after Havana syndrome strikes team member in India
Some officials fear the incidents are increasing and escalating, leaving officers on edge.
Google’s spending $2.1 billion for even more New York City real estate
Google's Hudson Square campus adds St. John’s Terminal at 550 Washington St.
Updated PC Health Check app will actually tell you why you can’t run Windows 11
Updated app offers more detailed descriptions of problems and solutions.
NASA to split leadership of its human spaceflight program
Kathy Lueders will see her duties pared back.
Amazon announces new Kindle Paperwhite lineup with 6.8-inch screens, USB-C
Pricey Paperwhite Signature Edition also adds wireless charging.
$5.9 million ransomware attack on farming co-op may cause food shortage
Attack on US farming provider NEW Cooperative may disrupt the food supply chain.
The anonymous meta-analysis that’s convincing people to use ivermectin
What happens when you leave the analysis out of a meta-analysis?
Restored Vermeer painting finally reveals hidden Cupid in background
Art historians have known about the Cupid's existence since an X-ray analysis in 1979.