Extreme-Risk Laws Reduce Gun Violence

Extreme-Risk Laws Reduce Gun Violence

But in this case, the threats made the news because local law enforcement officials took preventative action, including obtaining a court order that allowed them to temporarily remove 12 guns from the man's possession.

A Password-Exposing Bug Was Purged From LastPass

A Password-Exposing Bug Was Purged From LastPass

Developers of the LastPass password manager have patched a vulnerability that made it possible for websites to steal credentials for the last account the user logged into using the Chrome or Opera extension.

Here's Everything Apple Announced Today

Here's Everything Apple Announced Today

iPhone 11 Pro. Photograph: AppleThe headliners of the event were the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and the 6.5-inch 11 Pro Max. These high-end iPhone models have improved OLED displays, which Apple has dubbed Super Retina XDR display.

Nintendo Switch Lite: Our Hands-On First Impressions

Nintendo Switch Lite: Our Hands-On First Impressions

The standard Switch is a hybrid game console that can work as a handheld machine, or can be slid into a dock so you can play games on your TV screen.

A Bank-Busting Bugatti, VW’s EV Dune Buggy, and More Car News

A Bank-Busting Bugatti, VW’s EV Dune Buggy, and More Car News

We took close looks at the new Bugatti Centodieci , we climbed aboard the all-electric VW dune buggy , and we examined what it takes to build the ultimate TV-friendly obstacle course for cars (and their daredevil drivers).Plus, we wondered what happened to all those people who shelled out for vanity license plates that ended up costing way more than they bargained for.

At Twitter, It Seems No One Can Hear the Screams

At Twitter, It Seems No One Can Hear the Screams

Should I delete my tweets ?If those ideas find their way onto the main platform, we might see a version of Twitter that's a little less about viral rage and a little more about talking to people you like.

PrEP Made HIV Prevention Easier—and It’s Getting Even Simpler

PrEP Made HIV Prevention Easier—and It’s Getting Even Simpler

Right now, men and women who want to protect themselves against HIV are advised to take PrEP in the form of a pill once every day.

2 Million People Streamed the Fortnite World Cup Finals

2 Million People Streamed the Fortnite World Cup Finals

On Sunday, 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf, also known as Bugha, won the $3 million grand prize at the Fortnite World Cup Finals. Well, for one, a lot of people saw Quentin Tarantino's new movie—and the Fortnite World Cup Finals—this weekend.

Space Photos of the Week: This Apollo Went to 11

Space Photos of the Week: This Apollo Went to 11

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing . Our lunar adventures are nowhere near done, though it might be a some time until we can all collectively share the awe that the world felt 50 years ago.

The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren't at Comic-Con

The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren't at Comic-Con

Thursday morning, as the con opened with its first big Hall H panel, Comic-Con programming director Eddie Ibrahim took to the podium to give his usual address to the crowd.

A Drone, a $12,000 Lens, and the Magic of a Total Solar Eclipse

A Drone, a $12,000 Lens, and the Magic of a Total Solar Eclipse

Teams of scientists develop game plans for capturing data months or years in advance of each one—as do amateur astronomers, working to create their own stellar images or execute their own studies—and it all comes down to a few precious seconds under the Moon’s shadow.

Companies Don't Need Big Conventions. They Should Go Anyway

Companies Don't Need Big Conventions. They Should Go Anyway

Fox, Lucasfilm, and others have been no-shows at the event in recent years, and this year Warner Bros., which usually puts on a big presentation in the convention's massive Hall H, won't have a presence in that venue at all.

Tricky Scam Plants Phishing Links in Your Google Calendar

Tricky Scam Plants Phishing Links in Your Google Calendar

Scammers are taking advantage of default calendar settings to try to trick users into clicking malicious links. "For the calendar attack, the scammers use a prepared email list to send their fraudulent invitations," says Maria Vergelis, a security researcher at Kaspersky who has been following the method.

Female Representation in Videogames Isn't Getting Any Better

Female Representation in Videogames Isn't Getting Any Better

Of the 126 games we tallied from the E3 events held by Microsoft, Nintendo, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and EA, as well as the annual PC Gaming Show, a paltry six centered exclusively female protagonists, while almost five times as many, 28, centered male characters.

Fieldays Weather 2019: a mix of rain, sun, fog and fun

Fieldays Weather 2019: a mix of rain, sun, fog and fun

Forecaster Ben Noll says Fieldays 2019 shouldn’t be a washout, with a few showers likely on the Wednesday and Saturday, and fine weather for Thursday and Friday, albeit with possible morning fog.

Watch the Google I/O 2019 Keynote Right Here

Watch the Google I/O 2019 Keynote Right Here

Google I/O is technically a developer's conference, and there should be plenty of talk about all the fun things developers can build using Google's latest tools. Last year , the company used the conference to debut its "digital wellness" initiative and a suite of new visual search tools for Google Lens.

Space Photos of the Week: Weird, Hungry, and Fast Black Holes

Space Photos of the Week: Weird, Hungry, and Fast Black Holes

To pull it off, the Event Horizon Telescope team collaborated with scientists everywhere, arraying together several of the world's largest radio telescopes and turning the planet into one giant eye-on-the-far-away-sky. A mere 8,000 light years away in our home galaxy is another black hole, this one part of a binary star system called V404 Cygni.

How To Watch Mark Zuckerberg's F8 Keynote

How To Watch Mark Zuckerberg's F8 Keynote

Facebook's annual F8 developer conference kicks off Tuesday, following three straight years of near constant crisis for the social networking giant. While the biggest news will come during Zuckerberg's keynote on Tuesday, videos of all the F8 sessions will be available on demand on the Facebook for Developers website.

Avengers: Endgame Will Rule the Box Office—But Not For Long

Avengers: Endgame Will Rule the Box Office—But Not For Long

According to the latest projections, the movie is on track to make $200-250 million in its opening weekend and online ticket retailers are struggling to keep up. If Endgame brings in more than $257.6 million, it'll beat out its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War, for the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time.

Meet America's Biggest Machine-Gun Enthusiasts

Meet America's Biggest Machine-Gun Enthusiasts

Twice a year, hundreds of America's most hardcore gun enthusiasts flock to the northern Arizona desert to spend a weekend firing military-grade weapons at pickup trucks, storage containers, and grounded propeller planes.

The Real Choice You Make When You Subscribe to Apple Services

The Real Choice You Make When You Subscribe to Apple Services

If there’s anything that’s clear from Apple’s event Monday, it’s that the maker of premium tech products is trying to sell people on its vision for the future of services—a seemingly effortless lifestyle filled with always-accessible media, exclusive video games, and cash-back incentives from a literal titanium credit card.

Apple TV+ Is Here—but It Has a Long Way to Go

Apple TV+ Is Here—but It Has a Long Way to Go

Apple TV+ Is Here—but It Has a Long Way to Go. Steven Spielberg was one of a handful of big names who showed up at Monday's Apple event to talk about the company's new TV offerings.

How to Watch Apple's News and Media Event

How to Watch Apple's News and Media Event

The Steve Jobs Theater, at Apple's main campus in Cupertino, California, is the setting for Monday's event, which focuses on media services. The event, which will focus on Apple's future in news and streaming media, takes place at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple's campus in Cupertino.

What to Expect From Monday's Big Apple Event

What to Expect From Monday's Big Apple Event

It’s widely expected that streaming video services will be front and center at Monday’s event; the question is whether Apple will highlight is own new original series, or show off some kind of service that aggregates content from other places.

How to Watch Tesla’s Model Y Reveal Tonight

How to Watch Tesla’s Model Y Reveal Tonight

How to Watch Tesla’s Model Y Reveal Tonight The Model Y reveal is scheduled to start at 8pm Pacific Time tonight, though Elon Musk has a habit of kicking things off a bit late.

Twitter Debuts an In-App Camera Function

Twitter Debuts an In-App Camera Function

Twitter Debuts an In-App Camera Function Sam Mellish/Getty Images It’s a famous origin story, and one you probably already know. Starting today and rolling out over the next week or so, users of the Twitter app on iOS and Android will be able to take and post photos using an in-app camera.

Apple's March 25 Event Will Be Its Biggest One This Year

Apple's March 25 Event Will Be Its Biggest One This Year

On March 25, Apple will hold a long-anticipated event in which it details its upcoming streaming and media subscription services. It’s exceedingly unlikely that Apple’s services business will ever approach its iPhone sales.

Apple's March 25 Event Will Be Its Biggest One This Year

Apple's March 25 Event Will Be Its Biggest One This Year

On March 25, Apple will hold a long-anticipated event in which it details its upcoming streaming and media subscription services. It’s exceedingly likely that Apple’s services business will ever approach its iPhone sales.

The Conference Where Diversity in Tech Is Celebrated

The Conference Where Diversity in Tech Is Celebrated

"It was great to show up to an event that not only had a diverse group of panelists and attendees, but also hired talented photographers who are queer or women of color—like Meg Allen and Ashleigh Reddy." This year's Lesbians Who Tech panelists and speakers included Georgia politician Stacey Abrams, Laurene Powell Jobs, Pose ’s Angelica Ross, and activist Alicia Garza.

Post-Apocalyptic Insurers Try Out a New 'Make it Rain' Strategy

Post-Apocalyptic Insurers Try Out a New 'Make it Rain' Strategy

“If you have good enough data and good enough sensing technologies, such as the seismometer network in California or the hurricane-hardened WeatherFlow anemometer stations on the East Coast, you can get that data and very quickly work out whether someone should be getting paid,” says Samuel Jay Gibson, of the Capital and Resilience Solutions Group at the catastrophe risk modeling firm RMS.