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Updated 2023-03-30 18:15
How a major toy company kept 4chan online
Good Smile, which licenses toy production for Disney, was a major investor in 4chan.
Manchin vows to sue Biden administration over EV tax credits
The senator doesn't think making powders or wafers counts as "processing."
Pro-Russian hackers target elected US officials supporting Ukraine
Group tracked since 2021 exploits unpatched Zimbra servers to hack email accounts.
My quest to re-create Street Fighter’s long-lost pneumatic controls
True fighting gamers land harder hits by slamming their fists on huge "bash pads."
Buttons are back at Porsche as we see the 2024 Cayenne interior
After the all-touchscreen Taycan, it's a welcome change.
NASA delays flight of Boeing’s Starliner again, this time for parachutes
"It's just a matter of going through all that data."
Lenovo gives up on its dream of Android gaming phones
Phones brought special gaming-centric Android hardware, but nobody made games for it.
After two years, Autodesk Maya and AutoCAD become Apple Silicon-native
Autodesk has never said why this took so long compared to competitors.
Fearing “loss of control,” AI critics call for 6-month pause in AI development
"This pause should be public and verifiable, and include all key actors."
Judge finds Google destroyed evidence and repeatedly gave false info to court
Google in trouble for auto-deleting chats needed as evidence in Epic Games case.
Apple’s WWDC 2023 keynote will take place on June 5
In addition to iOS 17 and macOS 14, Apple could announce its XR platform.
Reddit cracked down on revenge porn, creepshots with twofold spike in permabans
Reddit also launched a transparency center to help users assess platform safety.
Google and ADT have a new security system with lots of subscription fees
In 2020, Google bought 6% of ADT and promised this "next gen" security system.
Elemental music: Interactive periodic table turns He, Fe, Ca into Do, Re, Mi
Hydrogen has a scale pattern; zinc "sounds like an angelic vocalist singing with vibrato."
Twitter obtains subpoena forcing GitHub to unmask source-code leaker
GitHub has until April 3 to provide details on user "FreeSpeechEnthusiast."
The Last of Us’ first PC port is riddled with apparent performance issues
Naughty Dog "actively investigating" load time, crashing, and stuttering problems.
Game over: Steam won’t run on Windows 7 or 8 after January 1, 2024
Windows 7 still runs on more Steam PCs than every version of Linux combined.
California wants to build more solar farms but needs more power lines
Transmission is now a big tension point for clean energy developers across the US.
With Amazon Alexa’s future in peril, Fire TVs offer a glimmer of hope
Fire TV devices encourage the kind of Alexa interactions that actually make money.
Ransomware crooks are exploiting IBM file-exchange bug with a 9.8 severity
If you haven't patched your Aspera Faspex server, now would be an excellent time.
Apple Pay Later turns Apple into a full-on money lender
Financial product launches nearly a year after it was first announced.
Healthy adults don’t need annual COVID boosters, WHO advisers say
The advice clashes with FDA's suggestion to treat COVID boosters like flu shots.
Huawei’s foldable is thinner, lighter, and has more battery than Samsung’s
Huawei can't use 5G, Gorilla Glass, or Google apps, but it's managing.
SBF paid $40M bribe to unfreeze crypto trading accounts in China, US charges
SBF bribe violated US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, updated indictment says.
Report: Twitter secretly boosted accounts instead of treating everyone equally
Shadowy list of favored users include Joe Biden, LeBron James, and @dril.
Open source espresso machine is one delicious rabbit hole inside another
The path to epic coffee winds past Arduinos, breadboards, and firmware flashing.
US agency sues top crypto exchange Binance and CEO, seeks permanent trading bans
CFTC: Binance and execs operate an "illegal digital asset derivatives exchange."
Human cells hacked to act like squid skin cells could unlock key to camouflage
It's not possible to culture squid skin cells in the lab; this approach provides a solution.
Why Transformers now look like a big bunch of gears and car parts
The star of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts takes inspiration from an action movie classic.
Did we already observe our first “blitzar”?
Radio burst may come from a neutron star that's too big to live.
Tears of the Kingdom lets you make weapons, rafts, and more from component parts
Other vertically focused abilities help Link reach far-off "sky islands."
A front-runner emerges in the European small launcher race
Isar Aerospace could launch its Spectrum rocket within the next year.
Generative AI set to affect 300 million jobs across major economies
Technology could boost global GDP by 7% but also risks creating "significant disruption."
NY officials detect polio again, warn of possible summer wave
With new detection, officials warn of spring and summer transmission risks.
Immaculate AI images of Pope Francis trick the masses
Faux “puffy pontiff” AI image fools many in viral social media post.
Biden’s executive order limits government’s use of commercial spyware
Move comes as "clickless exploits" target journalists and others accused of no crimes.
Dealmaster: 1-day-only Nintendo Switch, Microsoft 365 deals; plus PS5 and AirTags
Nintendo's Switch OLED is on a rare one-day-only discount.
Apple rolls out iOS 16.4 and macOS Ventura 13.3 with new emoji and features
They offer small quality-of-life tweaks and important accessibility features.
Wii U and 3DS eShops close down later today, risking hundreds of unique games
Titles unavailable elsewhere in Nintendo's ecosystem can no longer be purchased.
Hobbyist builds ChatGPT client for MS-DOS
IBM PC client allows futuristic AI conversations on vintage hardware.
Musk says Twitter value is down to $20 billion, calls firm an “inverse startup”
Musk email to staff: "I see a clear, but difficult path" to $250 billion value.
Webb Telescope confirms nearby rocky planet has no significant atmosphere
A close look at one of TRAPPIST-1's planets shows it's bare and baking.
Google is killing most of Fitbit’s social features today
Google is shutting down Challenges and Adventures, stripping trophies from users.
Publishers beat Internet Archive as judge rules e-book lending violates copyright
Internet Archive: Judge’s copyright ruling is a “blow to all libraries.”
Twitter source code was leaked on GitHub shortly after Musk’s layoff spree
Twitter suspects code leaker is ex-employee, which doesn't narrow it down much.
We drive the most hardcore Toyota Corolla ever: The GR Morizo Edition
Toyota will only make 200 of these hand-built hot hatches this year, perhaps ever.
Blue Origin provides a detailed analysis of its launch failure
The company says it intends to return to flight "soon."
Android app from China executed 0-day exploit on millions of devices
Fast-growing e-commerce app Pinduoduo had an EvilParcel stow-away.
Would building a Dyson sphere be worth it? We ran the numbers.
Here's the math behind making a star-encompassing megastructure.
Your grocery bag might not have been recycled
Laws encourage recycling plastics, but verifying recycled content relies on tricky math.