American Data Privacy & Protection Act Faces Congress’ Changes

American Data Privacy & Protection Act Faces Congress’ Changes

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, a member of the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, accompanies House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy outside for a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021.Photo: Associated Press (A?) House Republicans want to drastically change a federal privacy bill that Democrats in the Senate are also threatening to murder. … Read more

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is About Change, Not Conflict

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is About Change, Not Conflict

Image: Lucasfilm If we take a step back from Obi-Wan Kenobi, the series feels like a narrative waypoint. We know Kenobi’s past, we know how he ends up, so where is the movement in this series? How does Obi-Wan Kenobi push the arc of the galaxy far, far away towards its predetermined end? Truthfully speaking, … Read more

Nothing Phone Lighting Explained, Plus Pre-Orders Hit DropX

Nothing Phone Lighting Explained, Plus Pre-Orders Hit DropX

A look at the back side of the Nothing Phone (1) in Marques Brownlee’s video. Screenshot: YouTube / MKBHD Nothing, the smartphone brainchild of CEO Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, is once again testing the effectiveness of its hype machine. The company is currently known for its economical earbuds, the Ear (1), which offer a … Read more

SpaceX Says 5G Interference Could Make Starlink ‘Unusable’

SpaceX Says 5G Interference Could Make Starlink ‘Unusable’

A long exposure was used to create this image) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch complex 39A on May 6, 2022 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo: Red Huber (Getty Images) Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet company is on a collision course with 5G. That’s what SpaceX wants you to think, anyway. In … Read more

How to Share a Mouse and Keyboard Across Multiple Computers

How to Share a Mouse and Keyboard Across Multiple Computers

For a lot of us, day-to-day computing involves using more than one computer — and sometimes more than one computer operating system too. That can mean a lot of wires and a lot of swapping between keyboards, mice and trackpads, but there are now multiple hardware and software options for sharing one set of input … Read more

Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Photo: John MacDougall (Getty Images) Microsoft’s turning its back on it scientifically suspicious and ethically dubious emotion recognition technology. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to remove its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face … Read more

Blockchains Vulnerable to Centralized Control, DARPA Finds

Blockchains Vulnerable to Centralized Control, DARPA Finds

Photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty Images) Researchers at the gonzo Pentagon research agency responsible for introducing the world to stealth bombers, insect-sized surveillance dronesand the internet itself have some reservations about the blockchain technology underpinning Web3. A newly released carry commissioned by the Defense Advanced Research Project (DARPA) titled “Are Blockchains Decentralized?” found key vulnerabilities potentially … Read more

Master & Dynamic’s MW75 Wireless Headphones Review: Overpriced

Master & Dynamic’s MW75 Wireless Headphones Review: Overpriced

Photo: Andrew Liszewski | Gizmodo If you’re looking for the best performance from a pair of wireless headphones, including great sound quality, comfort, battery life, and noise canceling, you’re going to need to ditch the earbuds and invest in something larger. Master & Dynamics’ new MW75 wireless headphones bring all of the above to the … Read more

Instagram and Snapchat Announce Updates to Stay Relevant

Instagram and Snapchat Announce Updates to Stay Relevant

Change is the only constant, especially when it comes to social media apps. But that doesn’t mean the changes are unique. Instagram is testing out a full-screen feed feature that looks awfully similar to TikTok’s interface. And Snapchat is joining Twitter in adding a paid subscriber tier. Also, if Elon Musk gets his way, Twitter … Read more

Amazon Could Run Out of Warehouse Workers to Wear Down by 2024

Amazon Could Run Out of Warehouse Workers to Wear Down by 2024

Amazon, the company notorious for its awful labor practicesis grinding through its potential workforce too fast, according to an internal company research memo leaked to and first reported on by Vox. “If we continue business as usual, Amazon will deplete the available labor supply in the US network by 2024,” said the document, according to … Read more