The Privacy Problem With Android’s ‘Choice’ Screen

About a year and a half ago, Google began auctioning off the chance to be one of the search engines that European users could choose as their default on Android devices. And for the past year and a half, we’ve seen some familiar ad-targeting giants con…

Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ cut leaked early on HBO Max

A retooled four-hour edition of Justice League is set for release on HBO Max later this month, but Variety reports that a few subscribers got an early peek. Apparently, at some point today, those who attempted to watch Tom & Jerry via …

How to Use a Hardware Wallet to Store Your Crypto

Keeping your cryptocurrency in the exchange where you bought it, be it Kraken, Coinbase, or Gemini, is inherently dangerous. Most of us will dip a toe into the crypto markets by visiting one of these markets and buying a few hundred dollars in currency…

MyPillow Guy Says He’s Starting Some Kind of Little Twitter Platform That’s ‘Not Just Like a Little Twitter Platform’

Mike Lindell, America’s pillow man, may be being sued for $1.3 billion for spreading hoax, pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theories claiming election tech manufacturer Dominion Voting Systems engaged in massive fraud to get Joe Biden into office. But soon …

Microsoft’s ‘Crazy Huge Hack,’ Explained

Last week, Microsoft announced that the on-premises version of its widely used email and calendaring product Exchange had several previously undisclosed security flaws. These flaws, the company said, were being used by foreign threat actors to hack int…

Microsoft will reportedly offer AMD CPUs across its Surface Laptop 4 lineup

Since 2019, Microsoft has offered a 15-inch version of the Surface Laptop 3 that you can configure with an AMD processor. And now it looks like the company plans to offer that same option to people who want the 13.5-inch model. According to a …

Cleanup Costs at the Damaged Arecibo Observatory Could Reach $50 Million

A new estimate suggests it’ll cost somewhere between $30 million and $50 million to clean up the mess created by the collapse of the iconic Arecibo Observatory dish late last year, according to an NSF report detailing the aftermath of the disaster and …

If Skynet Takes Over, Try Writing ‘Robot’ on Your Shirt

Tricking a terminator into not shooting you might be as simple as wearing a giant sign that says ROBOT, at least until Elon Musk-backed research outfit OpenAI trains their image recognition system not to misidentify things based on some scribbles from …

Tesla is building a 100MW energy storage project in Texas

Under the radar, Tesla is building an energy storage project in Texas, according to Bloomberg. In Angleton, a town of nearly 20,000 located 40 miles south of Houston, Tesla subsidiary Gambit Energy Storage is installing the company’s modular M…

We Have a Chance to Keep the Tropics Habitable

If we can hit the most aggressive targets set by the Paris Agreement, we could stave off the worst health impacts for people living in one of the most climate-vulnerable areas on Earth. A study published Monday in Nature Geoscience projects that the tr…