A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash

A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash

The NTSB also asked the NHTSA to work with industry to create performance standards for driver assistance features, which critics say can lure humans into a sense of complacency even though they’re not intended to take over the driving task.

The 'Robo Revenge' App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers

The 'Robo Revenge' App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers

The company has put a $50 million infusion towards building out features that make it not just secure, but accessible to normals .A Clever New App Makes Suing Robocallers a CinchThe good people at DoNotPay have previously automated the arduous processes of fighting parking tickets and canceling subscriptions.

Google, Amazon, and Apple Have a Trillion Dollar Problem

Google, Amazon, and Apple Have a Trillion Dollar Problem

In August 2018, Apple became the first trillion-dollar tech company .I’m familiar with the founders of all four of those trillion-dollar companies, as well as the one in waiting, and not one of them in the early days ever dared to think of such a shockingly high corporate worth.There are no underdogs worth a trillion dollars.

The Biggest Apple Maps Change Is One You Can't See

The Biggest Apple Maps Change Is One You Can't See

Apple yesterday touted a “new” version of Apple Maps, one that includes faster navigation, more detailed roads, real-time transit updates, lists of favorite places, and access to Look Around, street-level 3-D imagery that’s similar to Google’s Street View .

Google Calls Out Safari for Privacy Flaws

Google Calls Out Safari for Privacy Flaws

A Disturbing Look at a Massive Facial Recognition DatabaseThere are really two stories worth reading about Clearview AI, a company that claims to have scraped 3 billion images from the internet—including social media sites—to power an unprecedented facial recognition database.

The Sneaky Simple Malware That Hits Millions of Macs

The Sneaky Simple Malware That Hits Millions of Macs

But given that over 100 million people use macOS, and it hits at least 10 percent of those with Kaspersky installed, it’s reasonable to assume that millions of Mac users deal with it every year.

HBO Probably Won’t Make a Second Season of Watchmen

HBO Probably Won’t Make a Second Season of Watchmen

The service will have several tiers: Peacock Free, which will offer 7,500 hours of ad-supported movies and TV, and Peacock Premium, which will have 15,000 hours of programming, including originals.

PopSockets, Sonos, and Tile Ask Congress to Rein in Big Tech

PopSockets, Sonos, and Tile Ask Congress to Rein in Big Tech

Barnett, along with executives from Basecamp, Sonos, and Tile, testified at a high-profile congressional hearing in Boulder, Colorado, Friday where they told lawmakers how the anticompetitive practices of Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple have negatively impacted their businesses.

The FBI Wants Apple to Unlock iPhones Again

The FBI Wants Apple to Unlock iPhones Again

On the home front, Amazon swatted at money-saving extension Honey just in time for the holidays, warning users that it was a security risk without specifying how.

How Tweets Could Prevent War, an App Store Dilemma, and More News

How Tweets Could Prevent War, an App Store Dilemma, and More News

Last month, both Google and Apple removed a popular social messaging app called ToTok from their official app stores after US intelligence officials claimed the United Arab Emirates likely uses the app for state surveillance.

Alleged Spy App ToTok Puts Apple in a Bind

Alleged Spy App ToTok Puts Apple in a Bind

Last month, both Google and Apple removed a popular social messaging app called ToTok from their official app stores.This seems to imply that in reviewing ToTok, Google didn't find anything about the app that violates Play Store policies.

The Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Pioneering Brainiacs

The Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Pioneering Brainiacs

Taking the stage for Tuesday's announcement and panel discussion were Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO director Andrei Iancu, National Inventors Hall of Fame executive vice president Rini Paiva, and two inductees for the class of 2020: Mick Mountz and Raffaello D'Andrea, cofounders of the robotics company Kiva, which is now owned by Amazon and whose robots are used to sort ecommerce orders.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Will Have a Trans Character ‘Very Soon’

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Will Have a Trans Character ‘Very Soon’

It’s been a couple weeks, but Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is still going strong at the box office, bringing in $16.9 million on New Year’s Day, which puts its domestic take at more than $400 million.

The 10 Tech Products That Defined This Decade

The 10 Tech Products That Defined This Decade

In the early years co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton charged a $1 annual fee to use the service, but that didn’t stop WhatsApp from spreading, particularly in developing nations like Brazil, Indonesia, and South Africa.

Uninstall ToTok, an Alleged Emirati Spy App, From Your Phone Now

Uninstall ToTok, an Alleged Emirati Spy App, From Your Phone Now

And the app was especially appealing to users in the UAE, because it didn't have the functionality restrictions that the Emirati government places on many other communication apps like Skype and Whatsapp in the country.

Why the iPhone 11 Tracks Your Location Even When You Tell It Not To

Why the iPhone 11 Tracks Your Location Even When You Tell It Not To

For alleged Evil Corp leader Maksim Yakubets, it came this week, as US and UK authorities charged him and an associate with hacking thefts that totaled over $100 million.Security journalist Brian Krebs noted that the iPhone 11 and 11 Plus check in on your location even when you turn off all location-related settings.

It's Now Easy to Shift Facebook Pics to Google (in Europe Anyway)

It's Now Easy to Shift Facebook Pics to Google (in Europe Anyway)

The data-moving tool has been created as a result of the Data Transfer Project (DTP), which was set up in 2018 and is a collaboration between the world's biggest tech companies: Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft , and are the group's key members.

The Best Laptop and Tablet Deals for Cyber Monday

The Best Laptop and Tablet Deals for Cyber Monday

Apple's iPads really set the standard here, with excellent battery life and a vast app ecosystem behind them, but the price of Amazon Fire HD devices is so low the software limitations may not bother you.

Apple's Latest iPad Is on Sale for $229—$100 off

Apple's Latest iPad Is on Sale for $229—$100 off

WIRED: It would have been nice if Apple had bumped the processing power a little for the 2019 release (it still uses the A10 Fusion processor), but we do like the small .5-inch bump in screen size from 9.7 inches to 10.2 (this one is half an inch taller).

The Hidden Gems of Apple Arcade

The Hidden Gems of Apple Arcade

Best of all, Tangle Tower is adapted perfectly to play on a phone, with simple controls allowing for easy navigation, inventory management, and puzzle solving.Over the Alps provides that kind of spy experience, set against a backdrop of World War II intrigue and told engagingly though postcards sent to your confidant.

Jot Down Your Thoughts With These Great Note-Taking Apps

Jot Down Your Thoughts With These Great Note-Taking Apps

Photograph: AppleIf you use an iPhone, then Apple Notes is an obvious choice to try out.Bear notes is an Apple-only app (for mobile and desktop) that offers a bevy of styling options.Functionally, Bear notes works the same as any of the other apps on this list.

Why Did PayPal Pay $4 Billion for a Coupon Browser Extension?

Why Did PayPal Pay $4 Billion for a Coupon Browser Extension?

Honey offers PayPal, and its other payment app Venmo, a way to get in front of that—or, as PayPal’s press release put it, “to reach consumers at the beginning of their shopping journeys.” In other words, a way to help you find products, not just pay for them.

Researchers Want Guardrails to Help Prevent Bias in AI

Researchers Want Guardrails to Help Prevent Bias in AI

“We need to make sure that it's easy to use a machine learning algorithm responsibly, to avoid unsafe or unfair behavior,” says Philip Thomas, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who also worked on the project.

Every Tech Company Wants to Be a Bank—Someday, At Least

Every Tech Company Wants to Be a Bank—Someday, At Least

On Wednesday, Google confirmed reports that it would begin offering checking accounts next year, the latest in a recent volley of tech ventures targeting consumer finance.Tech firms can deliver financial services right where and when they’re needed, says Gerard du Toit, a banking consultant at Bain.

Disney+ Is Here, Google Has Your Health Data, and More News

Disney+ Is Here, Google Has Your Health Data, and More News

Disney+ is peaking and Google is sneaking, but first, a cartoon about podcasting while working .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.A new report from the Wall Street Journal details a partnership between Google and Ascension, the nation's second-largest health system.

Disney+ Is Here—and It's a Fully Formed Streaming Juggernaut

Disney+ Is Here—and It's a Fully Formed Streaming Juggernaut

It’s hard to overstate the advantage this gives Disney over fellow newcomers like Apple TV+ and the forthcoming HBO Max. And it's important to understand that Disney’s head start comes not only from its extensive back catalog of TV shows and movies but also from a technological prowess in this space that that few companies can match.

For All Mankind Imagines an Alternate History for NASA

For All Mankind Imagines an Alternate History for NASA

In the team’s most recent creation, For All Mankind, Moore and company introduce audiences to a new history of the space program: One where the Russians made it to the moon first; where Ted Kennedy cancelled his party on Chappaquiddick; and where national heroes like Buzz Aldrin and Wernher von Braun become people, wracked with their own insecurities, flaws, and humanity.

13 Great Deals on TVs, Games, Apple Watch, and More

13 Great Deals on TVs, Games, Apple Watch, and More

Read on for more discounts on some of our favorite gear.Photograph: Best Buy. TV Deals.LG 65-Inch 4K TV for $500 ($100 off): This extra-large TV is pretty basic, but a good deal given its size.

Google Buys Fitbit to Fulfill Its Own Bigger Ambitions

Google Buys Fitbit to Fulfill Its Own Bigger Ambitions

The mountains of data produced by Fitbit's 28 million users doesn't hurt either.“By working closely with Fitbit’s team of experts, and bringing together the best AI, software and hardware, we can help spur innovation in wearables and build products to benefit even more people around the world,” Rick Osterloh, Google’s senior vice president for devices and services, said in a statement announcing the acquisition.

Apple's New AirPods, Tesla's New Solar Roof, and More News

Apple's New AirPods, Tesla's New Solar Roof, and More News

Last Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed Version 3.0 of the Solar Glass Roof , a house-topper made of solar panels that looks like slate.