Star Wars: The Bad Batch gets fresh trailer ahead of May 4 Disney Plus premiere
Star Wars: The Bad Batch got another trailer on Tuesday. The series’ 70-minute premiere hits Disney Plus on Tuesday, May 4, followed by new episodes every Friday starting May 7.  The CGI animated series is set after the events of Revenge of the Sith and follows a unique squad... Read more
The Stealthy Mathematics of ‘Hearthstone’
The situation in front of me looks dire. Four minions sit on the board, none of which are my own. They have a range of attack points, an onslaught that will surely deplete my remaining health points. A rope flies across the middle of the screen, igniting on the... Read more
Cloud backup and recovery company HYCU raises $87.5M
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. HYCU, a company developing data backup and recovery solutions for enterprises, today announced that it closed a $87.5 million series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures. With the introduction of HYCU Protégé,... Read more
What Americans really think about billionaires during the pandemic
The debate over the power of billionaires in America is driven by critics who see them as rapacious tax-cheats and by defenders who see them as embodiments of the American Dream. But what do regular people think? A new, exclusive poll from Vox and Data for Progress pulls back... Read more
Buffer overruns, license violations, and bad code: FreeBSD 13’s close call
Enlarge / FreeBSD’s core development team, for the most part, does not appear to see the need to update their review and approval procedures. Aurich Lawson (after KC Green) At first glance, Matthew Macy seemed like a perfectly reasonable choice to port WireGuard into the FreeBSD kernel. WireGuard is... Read more
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has a second display on its huge camera bump
Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra has a little screen on its unusually wide camera bump. Xiaomi/Screenshot by Sareena Dayaram/CNET Xiaomi pulled out all the digital stops Monday to show off its latest smartphone crown jewel, the Mi 11 Ultra, as the Chinese company launches a flagship Mi Ultra phone globally... Read more
How to Get a Battery Replacement For Your Aging Smartphone
You might be in the habit of replacing your smartphone every couple of years, but most phones can last a lot longer than that. Like your car, they might just need a new part every now and then, and the best repair you can do on your phone to... Read more
Canalys: More data breaches in 2020 than previous 15 years despite 10% growth in cybersecurity spending
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. As cyberattacks increase, it’s hard not to wonder if enterprises are fighting a losing battle. According to a new report by Canalys, companies are spending record sums on cybersecurity, and yet the number of successful... Read more
If Mark Zuckerberg won’t fix Facebook’s algorithms problem, who will?
All eyes are on Facebook’s oversight board, which is expected to decide in the next few weeks if former President Donald Trump will be allowed back on Facebook. But some critics — and at least one member — of the independent decision-making group say the board has more important... Read more
The massive cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal is now moving again
A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 24, 2021 shows a part of the Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given, a 400-meter- (1,300-foot-) long and 59-meter-wide vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the waterway of Egypt’s Suez Canal. Suez Canal Authority/HO/AFP via Getty Images Maxar’s... Read more