How to Watch Apple’s November Mac Laptop Event
Weren’t we all here just a couple weeks ago? Hanging around on the internet waiting for Apple to show off some new hardware? Indeed, we were. Apple has already staged two hardware release events this fall: one for the Apple Watch and iPads and one for the four new... Read more
Oklahoma plans to use Rekor’s AI to track down uninsured drivers, despite discrimination concerns
Rekor, a controversial startup providing license plate-scanning technology, today announced that the state of Oklahoma will use its software to spot uninsured motorists on the road. As a part of an Oklahoma program (the Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion Program) that encourages cited uninsured drivers to avoid court appearances by... Read more
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine raises questions about social media’s readiness
On Monday, Pfizer and BioNTech announced in a press release that their vaccine candidate was more than 90 percent effective at preventing Covid-19 infection, based on initial results from their ongoing phase 3 clinical trial. The company expects to have applied for emergency use authorization with the Food and... Read more
Zoom lied to users about end-to-end encryption for years, FTC says
Enlarge / Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan speaks before the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony on April 18, 2019, in New York City as the company announced its IPO. Zoom has agreed to upgrade its security practices in a tentative settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which alleges that... Read more
NASA says Jupiter’s funky moon Europa may glow in the dark
This artist’s illustration shows what Europa’s nightside glow might look like. NASA/JPL-Caltech If you managed to get to Jupiter and then looked at the dark side of its moon Europa, you might be blown away by an ethereal glimmer. The fascinating icy moon may sport a glow-in-the-dark nightside triggered... Read more
The Future of McDonald’s Is in the Drive-Thru Lane
“Imagine what can happen once we start to know, ‘oh, Brian’s coming in to the restaurant,’ and what we can do,” says Brady. “We’re quite optimistic that the benefits we’re seeing now will only continue to accelerate. “ Funneling customers through an app is critical not just for McDonald’s... Read more
Twin Mirror hands-on — Dontnod’s flawed hero unravels a mystery
Journalists usually aren’t cast as heroes these days, and so it’s fitting that Sam Higgs, the star of Dontnod Entertainment‘s latest narrative game Twin Mirror, is a tortured soul. Dontnod’s latest story-based game is arriving on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store on the PC... Read more
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has applied to become a citizen of Cyprus
The former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, is finalizing a plan to become a citizen of the island of Cyprus, Recode has learned, becoming one of the highest-profile Americans to take advantage of one of the world’s most controversial “passport-for-sale” programs. Schmidt, one of America’s wealthiest people, and his... Read more
First COVID vaccine offers 90% protection, drug company says
COVID vaccines are being developed by companies all over the world. Javier Zayas Photography/Getty For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. US pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced on Monday that the COVID-19 vaccine it’s been developing is 90% effective in people who... Read more
One Big Challenge for Biden? China’s Push for Tech Supremacy
As America staggered through the final stretch of a bitter and divisive US presidential election last month, China was putting the finishing touches on carefully drawn plans for economic recovery, an enhanced military, and crucially, increased technological self-reliance. The proposals, outlined in the Chinese Communist Party’s latest Five Year... Read more