Galaxy Note 10 production affected by South Korea-Japan politics

You’d often think that politics and the tech industry exist in completely separate realms but the real world is hardly that neat. One informs the other and, like in Huawei’s case, can even negatively impact one another. While still far from the mess that the Chinese company has found itself in, Samsung may also be feeling the effects of an … Continue reading

SpaceX reveals what caused Crew Dragon explosion

In late April, the SpaceX Crew Dragon suffered an ‘anomaly’ during a Crew Dragon engine test in Cape Canaveral, resulting in smoke and speculation. The company soon confirmed that the explosion had destroyed the Crew Dragon and now it is back with more information about what went wrong. A leaking component, according to the company, likely set off a series … Continue reading

Facebook hires former Vine head for its New Product Experimentation Team

Former Vine boss Jason Toff announced he'll be joining Facebook next. In a Twitter post, Toff shared that he'll be leading Facebook's New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team. Revealed last week, the NPE Team will focus on "entirely new experiences for...

US Treasury has ‘serious concerns’ Libra could be used for terrorism

The US government views cryptocurrencies, including Facebook-backed Libra, as a national security issue. In a press conference today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Treasury Department has "very serious concerns" that Libra could be misus...

AirTV Mini delivers streaming and local TV in a dongle

A couple years ago Dish revealed AirTV, an Android TV-powered set-top box. The company has been relatively quiet since then, but today, it launched the AirTV Mini. The new device is a 4K HDR-compatible streaming stick that brings users Sling TV, Netf...

Lawmakers want to block tech giants from offering digital currency

It's been one month since Facebook (and its partners) announced plans to launch Libra cryptocurrency. Already, US lawmakers are calling for Facebook to pause those plans. Now, some legislators want the company to stop altogether. According to Reuters...

Facebook won’t make Libra available until regulators are happy

Facebook is determined to reassure officials that its Libra cryptocurrency is above-board. As part of prepared testimony for a July 16th Senate hearing, Calibra head David Marcus has stressed that the social network won't offer the virtual money unt...

Microsoft blocks May 2019 Windows update on the Surface Book 2

Microsoft has blocked the latest major Windows 10 (May 2019, version 1903) update on its own Surface Book 2. According to the company, a compatibility issue caused some apps and games that used the Nvidia GPU to crash after the update was installed....