FDA exposes millions of medical device malfunctions kept secret from public

The FDA has formally ended its controversial Alternative Summary Reporting (ASR) program, which provided some manufacturers with exemptions related to reporting individual medical device reports. With that program now scrapped, the FDA has also posted ASR data that was submitted to the agency from 1999 through 2019, enabling the public to download all of that information via 20 individual zip … Continue reading

KitchenAid’s $3,199 SmartOven+ connects to Google Home and Alexa

KitchenAid's water- and sauce-resistant Smart Display got most of the attention at CES 2019, but the company also announced a smart oven, which it promised would come with powered grilling, steaming and baking stone attachments. Now, the SmartOven+ i...

Fortnite ‘The Blues’ LTM full gameplay details leaked by Epic

Last week, a leak revealed future Limited Time Modes coming to battle royale game Fortnite. One of those LTMs was called ‘The Blues,’ which was recently (and accidentally) made public by Epic itself to players who were queuing up for the current ‘Solid Gold’ LTM. These players were presented with a loading screen that said ‘beta’ in the corner and … Continue reading

Netflix taps George Clooney for new post-apocalyptic feature film

As Netflix’s reputation grows, so does the number of major stars the company draws in for its original content. Following his work with Hulu on its original Catch-22 series, George Clooney will be working with Netflix on a post-apocalyptic movie. Clooney will both star in and direct the upcoming feature film adaption, according to Netflix. The new post-apocalyptic ‘tale’ is … Continue reading

Just kidding? Ubuntu 32-bit moving forward, no word yet from Valve

Due in part to the feedback given to the group over the weekend and because of their connections with Valve, Canonical did an about-face today. They’ve suggested that feedback from gamers, Ubuntu Studio, and the WINE community led them to change their plan and will “build selected 32-bit i386 packages for Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 LTS. Whether this will change … Continue reading

How to install iOS 13, iPadOS & macOS Catalina – and why you should wait

Apple’s new public betas for iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina are out, and the big question is: should you give beta software a try on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Only three weeks on from WWDC 2019, where developers got their first taste of the upcoming updates for Apple’s phones, tablets, and computers, this public release is a chance … Continue reading

Tesla granted tariff exemption on Japanese aluminum for battery cells

Tesla has won an exemption from paying the 10 percent tariffs placed on imported aluminum from Japan. It filed a request with the Commerce Department in April for a tariff exclusion on 10 million kilograms of the metal per year from Nippon Light Meta...