Still very hot, despite isolated layoffs

Still very hot, despite isolated layoffs

A ‘We’re Hiring!’ sign is displayed at a Starbucks Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images Last week, senior product manager for Coinbase David Hong wrote on LinkedIn that he was up at 4am to prepare for a meeting when his company MacBook abruptly shut down. He later found out he was part … Read more

What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, … Read more

How to Share a Mouse and Keyboard Across Multiple Computers

For a lot of us, day-to-day computing involves using more than one computer sometimes and sometimes more than one computer operating system too. That can mean a lot of wires and a lot of swapping between keyboards, mice and trackpads, but there are now multiple hardware and software options for sharing one set of input … Read more

Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Photo: John MacDougall (Getty Images) Microsoft’s turning its back on its scientifically suspect and ethically dubious emotion recognition technology. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to retire its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face … Read more

What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, … Read more

Master & Dynamic’s MW75 Wireless Headphones Review: Overpriced

Photo: Andrew Liszewski | Gizmodo If you’re looking for the best performance from a pair of wireless headphones, including great sound quality, comfort, battery life, and noise canceling, you’re going to need to ditch the earbuds and invest in something larger. Master & Dynamics’ new MW75 Wireless headphones bring all of the above to the … Read more

What is staked ether (stETH) and why is it causing havoc in crypto?

Ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market value. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto via Getty Images Another controversial cryptocurrency is causing havoc in the digital asset market – and this time, it’s not a stablecoin. Staked ether, or stETH, is a token that’s supposed to be worth the same as ether. But for … Read more

Krafton’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image: Krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear … Read more

Krafton’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image: Krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear … Read more

Facebook Forgets Every Lesson Learned Trying to Imitate TikTok

Photo: Wachiwit (Shutterstock) For Facebook and its parent company Meta, “pride” and “envy” aren’t so much mortal sins as they are a modus operandi. The company’s obsession with being at the top of the social media ladder could also propagate more harmful content for users. Rainn Wilson’s First Fandoms: Star Trek And D&D The Verge … Read more