Daily Archive: October 4, 2021


Facebook is coming back after a six-hour outage

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is back online after a six-hour outage due to DNS routing problems. The outage took down Instagram, Whatsapp, Messenger, and Oculus VR as well. For some,...


Nobel in Medicine: Sensing heat, cold, and touch

Enlarge / The protein that allows us to sense touch is big and complicated. (credit: PDB) Today’s Nobel Prize is in Physiology or Medicine, which often means biology these days. And 2021 is not...


Windows 11: The Ars Technica review

(credit: Microsoft) Microsoft wanted everyone to use Windows 10. Faced with slow adoption of Windows 8 and the stubborn popularity of Windows 7, Microsoft made Windows 10 a free upgrade for anyone using either...