Hundreds of Facebook employees send letter to Zuckerberg asking for changes to political ads policy

Earlier this month, Mark Zuckerberg held a speech in which he defended the company’s controversial policy decision that allows politicians to lie in ads as long as it’s “newsworthy.” Naturally, critics took issue with the fact that his company is … Read more…

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10X might appear on more than just foldables

Microsoft’s intentions regarding 10X’s user interface were almost entirely revealed by a now-absent webpage, first mentioned to a little blue bird by a prowling feline. The changes are sweeping for the typically static Windows, but there’s nothing revolutionary: call it … Read more…

Micron’s first 3D XPoint drive breaks 9 GB/s read and write speeds

“Micron’s innovative X100 product brings the disruptive potential of 3D XPoint technology to the data center, driving breakthrough performance improvements for applications and enabling entirely new use cases,” said Micron Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Sumit Sadana. TechSpot … Read more…

Linux driver code points toward multi-GPU support in Intel’s upcoming discrete video cards

Yesterday, one such clue may have been spotted by Phoronix. The site noticed some intriguing code in the latest Linux graphics drivers from Intel. The code in question points toward the possibility of multi-GPU processing with Intel’s upcoming discrete “Xe” … Read more…

Class action lawsuit claims Equifax used the default ‘admin’ credentials during 2017 data breach

The suit in question has been filed against Equifax in Georgia, and it classifies itself as a “securities fraud class action” case. The plaintiffs claim that Equifax’s use of the default “admin” username and password, demonstrated poor security policy and … Read more…

Alphabet’s Wing division has launched ‘America’s first’ commercial drone delivery service

According to Wing, this program is America’s first true consumer-facing drone delivery service. The service kicked off after Wing received an “Air Carrier Certificate” from the Federal Aviation Administration. With that certification, Wing has been granted permission to use unmanned … Read more…

Recent benchmark submission shows Intel’s upcoming Core i3 will have Hyper-Threading

Eagle-eyed Twitter user TUM_APISAK spotted a new submission to the SiSoftware benchmark database that appears to show some performance details of Intel’s upcoming Comet Lake Core i3-10100. The 4-core, 8-thread feature is most notable since only two years ago, you … Read more…

The NHTSA is reviewing a petition that claims Tesla should have recalled 2,000 vehicles

Tesla has faced plenty of criticism when it comes to safety over the years, usually relating to the company’s Autopilot driver-assistance software. Unfortunately, a new report from Reuters suggests the company may have even more safety-related complaints to deal with … Read more…

Amazon’s ‘Certified for Humans’ program makes smart homes more accessible to tech novices

Right now, just about every appliance or device in your home has a “smart” variant that you can purchase; allowing you to do things like adjust your oven temperature from another room, or ask your fridge for cookie baking instructions. … Read more…

Google, Facebook, and Amazon are collecting advertising data through smart TVs, studies claim

The studies examined smart TVs of various types and checked for advertising cookies and trackers. While the first study focuses on tracking in smart TVs, the second study is much broader and encompasses consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices as … Read more…