Saudi Arabia reportedly tracked phones by using industry-wide carrier weakness
The Guardian says it has evidence that Saudi Arabia is exploiting a decades-old weakness in the global telecoms network to track the kingdom’s citizens as they travel in the United States. The publication cited data provided by a whistleblower that suggests Saudi Arabia is engaged in systematic spying by... Read more
Instacart workers strike amid COVID-19 fears, call company response a ‘sick joke’
Deemed “essential” workers, Instacart shoppers continue to deliver groceries during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Instacart For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Instacart workers are holding a strike across the US on Monday to demand more protections from the company. The... Read more
Stories discussed this week: Folding glass: how, why, and the truth of Samsung’s Z Flip A Motorola Razr’s screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals that its hinge brushes may not block much dust Galaxy Z Flip durability test calls Samsung’s Ultra Thin... Read more
Facebook Could Help Journalism by Making News Easier to Find
Facebook announced on Monday that it was going to spend $100 million to help local news outlets during the coronavirus crisis. “It’s a moment where getting accurate news about the coronavirus is vital for all us,” says Campbell Brown, the former television news anchor and Facebook’s vice president of... Read more
NZXT Kraken X3 and Z3 CPU coolers have the looks and performance
I really like NZXT’s all-in-one CPU coolers. Traditional fan-cooling is efficient and affordable, but an setup the NZXT Kraken can add style and space to your build. And I purchased an NZXT Kraken X62 for my own system because it is efficient, quiet, and slick. So I was excited... Read more
FCC Chairman proposes $200 million for COVID-19 telehealth plan
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposes a plan to distribute $200 million worth of funds from Congress to help promote telehealth initiatives.  Alex Edelman/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has a plan for... Read more
One of the burning questions facing the world of self-driving cars is whether it makes sense to go all-electric or not. Some, like GM-owned Cruise, is all in on battery-electric vehicles. Others are going half-and-half, like Waymo building a fleet that includes both all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs and gas-burning... Read more
An Online Library Is Venturing Into Uncharted Legal Waters
One of the casualties of coronavirus-related social distancing measures has been public libraries, which are shut down in many communities around the world. This week, the Internet Archive, an online library best known for running the Internet’s Wayback Machine, announced a new initiative to expand access to digital books... Read more
Nintendo is making 3D Mario remasters for his 35th anniversary
The Super Mario series is turning 35 this year, and Nintendo has big plans for the plumber’s birthday. That includes updating and bringing back most of his games for Nintendo Switch, according to a report from Video Games Chronicle. Eurogamer is backing up that report, and GamesBeat can as... Read more
OneWeb goes bankrupt, won’t challenge SpaceX in satellite-broadband race
Enlarge / Illustration of a OneWeb satellite. OneWeb has filed for bankruptcy and intends to sell its business, bringing an abrupt end to the company’s plan to offer high-speed satellite Internet service around the world. OneWeb announced Friday that it “voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the... Read more