Meta Oversight Board Says Facebook and Instagram Skirt Moderation Rules for Famous People

Meta Oversight Board Says Facebook and Instagram Skirt Moderation Rules for Famous People

Meta’s oversight board has been analyzing the company’s cross-check system for over a year, and now has basically concluded with a 2021 report saying it gave celebrities the power to post harmful content with little chance of a full review.Photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty Images) On Tuesday, Meta’s Oversight Board dropped a more than-50 page report … Read more

Facebook, Instagram Face Ruling That Could End Targeted Ads

Facebook, Instagram Face Ruling That Could End Targeted Ads

Photo: Sergey Elagin (Shutterstock) Privacy regulators in the European Union have ruled that Meta, parent company of Facebook and Instagram, can’t make giving up data for targeted ads a condition of joining the social networksaccording to reports published Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal and Reuters. The decision threatens to upend the social media giant’s … Read more

NASA Developing Robotic Arm to Withstand Moon’s Frigid Nights

NASA Developing Robotic Arm to Withstand Moon’s Frigid Nights

An engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory observes the COLDArm being tested in a bed of simulated lunar soil.Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech It can get cold on the Moon—so cold in fact that these temperatures are likely to impede the abilities of some current NASA engineering. As a result, the space agency is testing out a new … Read more

SpaceX to Launch Rival OneWeb’s Satellites on Tuesday

SpaceX to Launch Rival OneWeb’s Satellites on Tuesday

The OneWeb satellites attached to the dispenser ahead of their launch to low Earth orbit.Photo: OneWeb British company OneWeb and its largest internet satellite competitor SpaceX have gone from enemies to friends. Well, sort of. OneWeb, in the wake of a canceled deal with Russia, was forced to source new launch providers—leading them to SpaceX … Read more

Cooler Master’s Orb X Is an Immersive Gaming (or Work) Pod

Cooler Master’s Orb X Is an Immersive Gaming (or Work) Pod

Three years and counting of a global pandemic has put the strain on a lot of people’s social lives: a problem that Cooler Master has decided to further exacerbate, rather than resolve, with a new multi purpose computing pod called the Orb X that lets users further shut out distractions like co-workers, family, and friends … Read more

Airplane Mode to Become Obsolete in the EU

Airplane Mode to Become Obsolete in the EU

Photo: Matt Cardy (Getty Images) It looks like airplane mode will become a thing of the past in the European Union (EU) starting next year, following the European Commission’s decision to allow airline passengers to use data and even perhaps make calls while in the air. The ruling will allow airlines to provide 5G technology … Read more

Huawei Smartwatch Pops Open to Reveal Pair of Wireless Earbuds

Huawei Smartwatch Pops Open to Reveal Pair of Wireless Earbuds

It looks like the type of device you’d stumble across while shopping for gadgets from an airplane magazinebut the Huawei Watch Buds are very realturning a smartwatch into a charging case for wireless earbuds that are accessible by lifting up the screen. According to The Register, Huawei first revealed its Swiss Army Knife of wearables … Read more

LastPass Hacked for the Second Time in Six Months

LastPass Hacked for the Second Time in Six Months

Photo: Leon Neal (Getty Images) If you were planning on storing your precious codes in LastPass, the freemium password manager, my personal advice to you would be: maybe think again on that one. And if you do use it, maybe consider an alternative. Why? Well, the password manager just got hacked. Again. That makes twice … Read more

An Ancient Asteroid Impact May Have Caused a Megatsunami on Mars

An Ancient Asteroid Impact May Have Caused a Megatsunami on Mars

THey Viking 1 lander arrived on the Martian surface 46 years ago to investigate the planet. It dropped down into what was thought to be an ancient outflow channel. Now, a team of researchers believes they’ve found evidence of an ancient megatsunami that swept across the planet billions of years ago, less than 600 miles … Read more

SpaceX Is Struggling to Launch Japan’s Hakuto-R Moon Mission

SpaceX Is Struggling to Launch Japan’s Hakuto-R Moon Mission

Falcon 9 was propped up on Pad 40 ahead of the launch.Photo: SpaceX The launch of a Falcon 9 rocket has been delayed for the second time due to an unspecified issue, postponing a private Japanese mission that is poised to make history should it safely reach the Moon’s surface. SpaceX had originally planned to … Read more