Facebook cracks down on fake news publishers with harsher punishments for bad pages

FACEBOOK CRACKS DOWN ON FAKE NEWS PUBLISHERS WITH HARSHER PUNISHMENTS FOR BAD PAGES

Facebook has announced changes to how it handles and communicates violations of its policies around the publishing of fake news and...

SpaceX's new test rocket topples over thanks to strong Texas winds

SPACEX'S NEW TEST ROCKET TOPPLES OVER THANKS TO STRONG TEXAS WINDS

A prototype of SpaceX's next big rocket fell over and sustained damage in south Texas, thanks to high winds in the area. Images from...

 
 
 
The fight over Europe's internet just got even messier

THE FIGHT OVER EUROPE'S INTERNET JUST GOT EVEN MESSIER

The European Union's Copyright Directive has led a tortured life, even by the standards of EU law. This bundle of legislation, intended...

Boeing's experimental autonomous aircraft completes its first test flight

BOEING'S EXPERIMENTAL AUTONOMOUS AIRCRAFT COMPLETES ITS FIRST TEST FLIGHT

Aurora Flight Sciences, a subsidiary of aerospace giant Boeing, said Wednesday that it recently conducted the first test flight of...

 
 
 
Facebook settles lawsuit over scammy ads with $3.9 million donation and a new reporting tool

FACEBOOK SETTLES LAWSUIT OVER SCAMMY ADS WITH $3.9 MILLION DONATION AND A NEW REPORTING TOOL

British financial journalist Martin Lewis is dropping a lawsuit against Facebook after reaching a settlement with the company. Last...

Facebook, Google, and Microsoft supported conference with climate change denialists

FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, AND MICROSOFT SUPPORTED CONFERENCE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISTS

Despite public warnings about the dangers of climate change, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft all supported a conference that promoted...

 
 
 
Star Trek: Discovery's mansplaining takedown returns to the series' roots

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY'S MANSPLAINING TAKEDOWN RETURNS TO THE SERIES' ROOTS

Warning: spoilers ahead for season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery , and for the season 2 premiere episode, “Brother.” When Star Trek: Discovery...

Amazon has made its own autonomous six-wheeled delivery robot

AMAZON HAS MADE ITS OWN AUTONOMOUS SIX-WHEELED DELIVERY ROBOT

Amazon is entering the robot delivery game with an electric hamper on wheels it's calling the Amazon Scout. The e-commerce giant is...

 
 
 
How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts

HOW TO SET UP TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION ON ALL YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNTS

Just about any account you own on the internet is prone to being hacked - and one of the easiest ways to add an extra layer of security...

Instagram denies viral claim that it hides most posts from users

INSTAGRAM DENIES VIRAL CLAIM THAT IT HIDES MOST POSTS FROM USERS

Over the past year, people have been posting claims that only seven percent of Instagram followers see a user's posts. The viral claim...

 
 
 
Upgrade your home theater setup with these deals for the 2019 Super Bowl

UPGRADE YOUR HOME THEATER SETUP WITH THESE DEALS FOR THE 2019 SUPER BOWL

Black Friday is the annual opportunity to pick up nearly everything on your wishlist at a deep discount. But if you're looking for...

Hulu drops to just $5.99 per month after Netflix's price hikes

HULU DROPS TO JUST $5.99 PER MONTH AFTER NETFLIX'S PRICE HIKES

Hulu just announced that it will lower the price of its base, ad-supported subscription plan to $5.99 per month - down from the current...

 
 
 
Amid shutdown, agencies scramble to secure federal websites

AMID SHUTDOWN, AGENCIES SCRAMBLE TO SECURE FEDERAL WEBSITES

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an urgent call for government agencies to secure their web infrastructure in the midst...

NBC's upcoming streaming service doesn't mean The Office is leaving Netflix

NBC'S UPCOMING STREAMING SERVICE DOESN'T MEAN THE OFFICE IS LEAVING NETFLIX

NBCUniversal is gearing up to launch its own standalone streaming service in 2020 , and one of the biggest questions is whether NBC...

 
 
 
Farming Simulator is getting its own e-sports league with more than $280,000 in prizes

FARMING SIMULATOR IS GETTING ITS OWN E-SPORTS LEAGUE WITH MORE THAN $280,000 IN PRIZES

When you think of competitive gaming and e-sports, your mind probably drifts toward massively popular online games like Fortnite or...

Cadwell Turnbull on the implications of a collectively owned AI system

CADWELL TURNBULL ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF A COLLECTIVELY OWNED AI SYSTEM

In Cadwell Turnbull's story, “Monsters Come Howling in Their Season,” a journalist travels to St. Thomas in the aftermath of a massive...

 
 
 
An AI combats hurricane season in “Monsters Come Howling in Their Season”

AN AI COMBATS HURRICANE SEASON IN “MONSTERS COME HOWLING IN THEIR SEASON”

A story from Better Worlds, our science fiction project about hope

The Meizu Zero takes phone trends to the natural conclusion of no ports or buttons

THE MEIZU ZERO TAKES PHONE TRENDS TO THE NATURAL CONCLUSION OF NO PORTS OR BUTTONS

Phones have been shedding ports and buttons for a while now. Headphone jacks are going extinct on most devices, and home and back buttons...

 
 
 
YouTube TV finally goes nationwide almost two years after launch

YOUTUBE TV FINALLY GOES NATIONWIDE ALMOST TWO YEARS AFTER LAUNCH

YouTube TV is finally nearing nationwide availability. The streaming TV service was announced in February 2017, and it has been gradually...

FUJIFILM GFX 50R REVIEW: BIGGER ISN'T ALWAYS BEST

Fujifilm's latest medium format camera looks new, but it has a lot of familiar baggage

 
 
 



Hulu cutting price of streaming video plan to $6 per month

Hulu cutting price of streaming video plan to $6 per month

Hot on the heels of news that Netflix is raising the price of its streaming video plans , Hulu has revealed that it's doing the opposite. Hulu today confirmed that it's... Read more ...

Amazon Scout is an adorable, impractical delivery robot

Amazon Scout is an adorable, impractical delivery robot

Scout is currently being tested in one neighborhood in Washington. Amazon is always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to deliver packages to its customers. After... Read more ...

Far Cry New Dawn initial review: A post apocalyptic shooter that isn't grimy

Far Cry New Dawn initial review: A post apocalyptic shooter that isn't grimy

Far Cry New Dawn took us by surprise when it was announced at the end of 2018. We thoroughly enjoyed Far Cry 5 and looked forward to a return to Hope County at some point, but... Read more ...

Is the Xbox One Kinect still worth buying in 2019?

Is the Xbox One Kinect still worth buying in 2019?

Best answer: No way, no how. Kinect is a dead accessory, with canceled support by Microsoft. A second hand unit will still function for the small library of available games and... Read more ...

Last Chance To Get Smash Bros. Ultimate's Free Piranha Plant DLC

Last Chance To Get Smash Bros. Ultimate's Free Piranha Plant DLC

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 's first DLC character, Piranha Plant , is coming very soon. The new fighter is slated to arrive this February, and unlike Persona 5's Joker , it... Read more ...

A ‘Farming Simulator 19' esports league will crown Europe's best virtual farmer

A ‘Farming Simulator 19' esports league will crown Europe's best virtual farmer

Giants Software is turning Farming Simulator 19 into a full-fledged esports league, with 10 separate European tournaments being held before crowning the ultimate team of... Read more ...

Fortnite Patch Notes: What's New In 7.20 Content Update, Including Sneaky...

Fortnite Patch Notes: What's New In 7.20 Content Update, Including Sneaky Snowman

The latest Fortnite patch is now live, launching just days after the start of the Ice Storm event. Today's patch comes in the form of a content update that expands on what we... Read more ...

Where is YouTube TV available?

Where is YouTube TV available?

After years of waiting, YouTube TV is now available nationwide! YouTube TV is Google's attempt at tackling the Internet-based live TV streaming market, and it's changed a lot... Read more ...

Large, 4K OLED laptop displays from Samsung are on the way

Large, 4K OLED laptop displays from Samsung are on the way

Samsung plans to start mass production of 15-inch 4K OLED display panels next month. Large OLED displays are a relative rarity in laptops right now, but Samsung is looking to... Read more ...

Nintendo Switch Indie Highlights: All game reveals and release dates

Nintendo Switch Indie Highlights: All game reveals and release dates

Earlier today, Nintendo of Europe debuted a new Indie Highlights presentation for Nintendo Switch. The nearly 17-minute long video details a number of new indie games heading... Read more ...