Day: May 29, 2021

  • Google reportedly made it difficult for smartphone users to find privacy settings

    Google reportedly made it difficult for smartphone users to find privacy settings

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Unredacted documents in Arizona’s lawsuit against Google show that company executives and engineers were aware that the search giant had made it hard for smartphone users to keep location information private, Insider reported. The documents suggest that Google collected location data even after users had turned off location […]

  • NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured amazing images of clouds on Mars

    NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured amazing images of clouds on Mars

    NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captured these clouds just after sunset on March 19th, the 3,063rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission. The image is made up of 21 individual images stitched together and color corrected so that the scene appears as it would to the human eye. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA’s Curiosity rover has […]

  • Google reportedly made it difficult for smartphone users to find privacy settings

    Google reportedly made it difficult for smartphone users to find privacy settings

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Unredacted documents in Arizona’s lawsuit against Google show that company executives and engineers were aware that the search giant had made it hard for smartphone users to keep location information private, Insider reported. The documents suggest that Google collected location data even after users had turned off location […]

  • US soldiers reportedly leaked nuclear info online accidentally, by using flashcard apps

    US soldiers reportedly leaked nuclear info online accidentally, by using flashcard apps

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge US soldiers stationed in Europe may have accidentally exposed information about the United States’ nuclear weapons stockpile when they used flashcard apps to help them remember details about the information, according to a report from open-source intelligence outlet Bellingcat. Foeke Postma, a researcher with Bellingcat, wrote that the […]

  • Fitbit may soon be adding snoring detection to its devices

    Fitbit may soon be adding snoring detection to its devices

    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Fitbit may soon add snoring and noise detection to its devices, a move that will likely please the spouses and partners of the snoring population and be of interest to people for whom snoring is a sign of a possible health condition. According to a report in […]

  • The future of COVID-19 immunity looks good

    The future of COVID-19 immunity looks good

    Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Our COVID-19 vaccines have passed their first tests with flying colors. They work unbelievably well, and they’re helping to slow the spread of disease in countries where they’re widely available. Now, scientists are turning to the next key question: how long will they work that well? In people who were […]

  • Matt Stoller says cheerleading industry shows why antitrust laws are 'insufficient'

    Matt Stoller says cheerleading industry shows why antitrust laws are 'insufficient'

    Matt Stoller, research director for the American Economic Liberties Project, told Hill.TV that U.S. antitrust laws are “insufficient,” citing the cheerleading industry as an example.Stoller described how Varsity Brands, which he said controls most…

  • Elon Musk tweets Tesla Model S Plaid delivery to be delayed until June 10th

    Elon Musk tweets Tesla Model S Plaid delivery to be delayed until June 10th

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Saturday that deliveries of the automaker’s Model S Plaid would be delayed until June 10th because the car needs “one more week of tweak.” “This car feels like a spaceship,” tweeted Musk, who is also CEO of SpaceX. “Words cannot describe the limbic resonance.” The company has been teasing the […]

  • Memorial Day has brought about some fantastic tech deals

    Memorial Day has brought about some fantastic tech deals

    If you have an iPhone, you owe it to yourself to get accessories that allow for fast charging. | Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Memorial Day is Monday, May 31st, but many of the best deals in commemoration of the holiday are already live ahead of the weekend. We’ll always give you the […]

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