20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Built Apple’s G4 Cube. It Bombed
I admitted it was gorgeous. But I had a question for him. Earlier in the conversation, he had drawn Apple’s product matrix, four squares representing laptop and desktop, high and low end. Since returning to Apple in 1997, he had filled in all the quadrants with the iMac, Power... Read more
Get your online business up and running with 7 great deals
As so many in-person businesses remain closed or operating at limited capacity, online business and brand growth have never been more important. Whether you already own a business or are a budding entrepreneur, VB Deals has great savings on 7 products that will help your company stand out from... Read more
Hackers use recycled backdoor to keep a hold on hacked e-commerce server
Who needs a better mousetrap when the old one is fine? That was the approach of hackers who recently compromised a server running open source e-commerce platform Magento. To guard against the possibility of being locked out of the server should the rightful operators ever discover the breach, the... Read more
Apple will give employees paid time off to vote in November, report says
Apple is reportedly giving employees paid time off for the 2020 presidential election. Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November. Apple has told employees it’ll provide them with paid time off to vote in the US presidential election... Read more
‘The Rental’ Is a Perfect Movie for Sleepy Summer Nights
Think about what staying at a home-sharing property really entails for long enough and the whole proposition looks a bit spooky. Pay a stranger from the internet to stay in their home? Eek! Since Airbnb launched 12 years ago, the practice has been completely normalized, despite unnerving tales of... Read more
AI Weekly: The promise and shortcomings of OpenAI’s GPT-3
I typically think of the dog days of summer as a time when news slows down. It’s typically when a lot of people take time off work, and the lull leads local news stations to cover inconsequential things like cat shows or a little baby squirrel on a little... Read more
Trump campaign angry that cell carriers blocked spammy texts to voters
Getty Images | pagadesign President Trump’s re-election campaign has accused Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile of “suppression of political speech” over the carriers’ blocking of spam texts sent by the campaign. The fight was described Wednesday in an in-depth article by Business Insider and other reports. “The Trump campaign has been... Read more
SpaceX Starlink satellites are photo-bombing shots of Comet Neowise
Starlink trains can be seen just to the left of comet Neowise in this image taken in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Sloan Comet Neowise has been the brightest and most visible space snowball in a generation, but it’s also the first naked-eye comet to visit us in the new... Read more
‘Dark’ Is a Carefully Crafted Time Travel Puzzle
The German science fiction series Dark recently concluded its third and final season. Journalist Ruairi Carroll is a big fan of the show, though he was often flummoxed by its complex time travel plot. “I would love to be in the writers room,” Carroll says in Episode 424 of... Read more
The DeanBeat: 343 Industries moves Halo Infinite back to what made the series special
Microsoft had eight minutes to convince a world of gamers that they should get excited about the gameplay of Halo Infinite yesterday during the start of the Xbox Games Showcase. For the most part, it succeeded in convincing me that Master Chief is back in the hands of storytellers... Read more