Technology

  • by Mike Wehner
    Dealing with product recalls is just part of being a consumer. There are new recalls every day, from smoke alarms to tortilla chips, and the vast majority of them are understandable. If a company accidentally puts the wrong kind of chip in a bag, and those chips could cause an allergic reaction, a recall is […]
  • by Chris Smith
    Samsung will reportedly launch three Android smartphones in early August. The Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3, and S21 FE have all been featured in several leaks so far, which is typical for unreleased Samsung flagships. The two new foldables are the most exciting of the three, and the Fold 3 is likely to be […]
  • by Jacob Siegal
    Adult Swim has been the home of some of the weirdest animated content on television for nearly 20 years now, from Space Ghost Coast to Coast to Robot Chicken to Rick and Morty and Final Space. Adult Swim also gives its creators more freedom than most other networks, allowing shows to go on hiatus for […]
  • by Andy Meek
    The national average for gas prices in the US has just hit a record — topping $3 per gallon as of mid-day Wednesday, a level not seen since the fall of 2014. This comes as fuel shortages around the country are starting to worsen, as drivers race to fill up their tanks whether they need […]
  • by Chris Smith
    Google Chrome faces well-deserved criticism about how it handles computer resources, which can significantly impact battery life on laptops. Google also plans to implement new user tracking technologies for Chrome, replacing third-party cookies with FLoC, which has received plenty of backlash in the past few months. These are good reasons to ditch Chrome and replace […]
  • by Jacob Siegal
    As indispensable as our phones have become, they are also a conduit for some of the most pervasive and persistent scams humanity has ever encountered. About 90% of the phone calls I receive on a weekly basis are spam, as are an increasing percentage of my texts. You're probably in the same boat, and among […]
  • by Mike Wehner
    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is over a decade late at this point (you can thank Northrop Grumman's incompetence for that), but when it comes to high-powered scientific instruments, late is definitely better than never. Progress has been excruciatingly slow, especially after the coronavirus pandemic sidelined many NASA projects last year, but the state-of-the-art space […]
  • by Chris Smith
    Facebook’s WhatsApp privacy policy problems are far from over, as regulators in Europe are looking to curb the company’s ability to collect user data from WhatsApp. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) in Germany announced this week that it has issued an injunction preventing Facebook from processing personal data from […]