Boeing gets green light for satellite internet constellation

The Federal Communications Commission has authorized a satellite internet project from Boeing first proposed in 2017. Boeing can now move forward with building, launching, and operating its own broadband internet network from space, joining its main aerospace competitor SpaceX. Boeing’s... Read more

Stack Overflow’s copy / paste keyboard is no joke

A Stack Overflow-branded keyboard with just three buttons (Ctrl, C, and V) is a great April Fools’ gag that has no business being as neat and useful as it is. And yet Stack Overflow and manufacturer Drop have managed to... Read more

Amazon confirms its support for Matter

Amazon has affirmed its support for the smart home connectivity standard Matter, announcing in a blog post today that it will support Matter over Thread in its Echo devices and Eero Wi-Fi routers. Eero had previously confirmed its support of... Read more

Brydge’s 11-inch Max Plus iPad keyboard is now available

Following the launch of the 12.9-inch Max Plus keyboard for the iPad earlier this year, Brydge is now releasing an 11-inch version. The new, smaller keyboard has all of the same features as its bigger sibling, including Brydge’s new magnetic... Read more

Asus’ VivoBook 13 Slate is a detachable laptop with an OLED screen

Asus is known for delving into unconventional form factors, and its latest experiment is no exception. The VivoBook 13 Slate OLED is a 13.3-inch Windows tablet with an OLED screen and a detachable keyboard which starts at $599.99. OLED screens... Read more

Microsoft’s GitHub CEO steps down

GitHub CEO Nat Friedman is stepping down after three years at the company. Friedman originally joined Microsoft after the company acquired Xamarin, which Friedman helped found. He then took over as the head of GitHub when Microsoft acquired GitHub three... Read more

Biden admin’s bug fix mandate aims to prevent the next major cybersecurity attack

The Biden administration is requiring civilian federal agencies to fix hundreds of cybersecurity flaws, as reported earlier by The Wall Street Journal. As the WSJ states, the BOD 22-01 directive from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) covers around... Read more

Nokia G50 review: affordable but awfully average

Finding a good budget 5G phone seems as elusive as finding a unicorn these days. Not only do manufacturers have to keep the price as low as possible, but the device also has to pull off some advanced 5G-compatible technologies.... Read more

A one-ton tungsten cube was just bought by a crypto cabal for $250,000

What’s 14.545 inches across, weighs one ton (around 907kg or 2,000lbs), and just sold to a group of anonymous crypto investors for roughly $250,000? Why, it’s the biggest tungsten cube ever to be manufactured by Midwest Tungsten Service of Willowbrook,... Read more

Adidas reveals a new, Xbox 360-inspired sneaker that you can actually buy

Microsoft is continuing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Xbox in style this year with a second themed Adidas sneaker: the Xbox 360 Forum Mid, which, as the name suggests, is inspired by the company’s second console. The Xbox... Read more

How to create a signature for PDF documents on a PC

These days, more and more official papers are being turned into PDF documents. (PDF stands for Portable Document Format; it is a standard created by Adobe in the early 1990s that allows paper documents to be turned into exact digital... Read more

Facebook skirts Apple’s App Store fees with custom subscription links for creators

Facebook has found a way to skirt Apple’s 30 percent tax on in-app transactions. On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook parent company Meta, announced that creators will soon be able to share custom web links directing their fans... Read more

Instagram and Twitter finally make link previews work again

The ice is thawing on a nine-year internet feud. When you share Instagram links on Twitter, you’ll see a preview of the link that includes an image instead of just the URL text starting on Wednesday. The feature is rolling... Read more

Pegasus spyware group blacklisted by the US government

The US Department of Commerce has ordered American companies to not sell their tech to NSO, citing reports that the group’s Pegasus spyware is used against journalists, government officials, activists, and more. In its press release, the regulator says that... Read more

The 2022 Volkswagen ID 5 is a sporty electric SUV with over 300 miles of range

Volkswagen revealed the ID 5, a smaller, sportier version of its landmark ID 4 electric SUV that will only be available in Europe. It’s the latest vehicle to join VW’s growing “ID family” of electric vehicles as the company gets... Read more

Starlink delays orders by years for unlucky customers who played with the site’s digital map

It was an exciting moment when Starlink rolled out preorders for its satellite internet service in February since it can potentially provide faster speed and better service to those in rural areas or with spotty internet access. But a single... Read more

Googler who helped lead 2018 walkout is joining the FTC

Update November 3rd, 3:04PM ET: Meredith Whittaker confirmed Wednesday that she will be joining the Federal Trade Commission as a senior advisor on AI. Thrilled to confirm the rumors: I will be joining @FTC as a Senior Advisor on AI.... Read more

Apple’s colorful HomePod Minis are a fun addition to your smart home decor

Three colorful HomePod Minis were announced last month and went on sale this week, adding yellow, orange, and blue options to our smart speaker home decor selections. I got to try out the trio of bright speakers, and have to... Read more

Netflix adds a trio of movies from Squid Game director

Hwang Dong-hyuk is known for more than just the Netflix hit Squid Game, which garnered 111 million viewers in its first 17 days on the service. He previously directed several critically acclaimed South Korean films, three of which Netflix is... Read more

‘Sideloading is a cyber criminal’s best friend,’ according to Apple’s software chief

“Sideloading is a cyber criminal’s best friend and requiring that on iPhone would be a gold rush for the malware industry,” according to Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi, who delivered a dramatic speech at Web Summit 2021 declaiming the... Read more

How to create a signature for PDF documents on an iPhone

More and more official papers are being turned into PDF documents, and you may be asked to sign one electronically while you’re away from your computer (here, by the way, is how to sign a PDF document using a Mac... Read more

British agriculture faces ‘wipeout by end of century’ in climate ‘worst case’

British agriculture could collapse by the end of the century if a climate “tipping point” is reached, a Met Office event has been told. Under a worst case scenario, the collapse of the Atlantic’s system of ocean currents would lead... Read more

Three more Met officers under investigation over sharing photos of dead bodies

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) launched a detailed probe into the allegations against Jaffer and Lewis, which in turn led them to a number of other unrelated but disturbing misconduct cases. In addition to the evidence about inappropriate... Read more

Channel ferry stops to rescue migrants on sinking boat and return them to Calais

Sebastien Pive, Dunkirk’s public prosecutor, announced a manslaughter inquiry, saying the boat had been so overloaded it broke down and sank. It is the second Channel tragedy in just over a week, after three Somali migrants were lost at sea... Read more

Swedish self-driving start-up Einride expands into U.S. market

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Swedish electric self-driving truck start-up Einride said on Wednesday it has launched operations in the U.S. market and signed up GE Appliances, Swedish vegan milk maker and Oatly and tiremaker Bridgestone (5108.T) as customers. The... Read more