Microsoft (briefly) passed Apple to end up being the most important United States business today

Microsoft (briefly) passed Apple to end up being the most important...

Enlarge / Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft For a brief period today, Microsoft achieved greater market value than Apple, which is often called the world's most valuable company. The temporary shift recalls a long, up-and-down history of a rivalry between the two companies—though they are partners in many areas today. Microsoft reached a market capitalization…
How bikes have actually altered in the last 25 years

How bikes have actually altered in the last 25 years

Enlarge / A bike of roughly the same vintage as the author's. We tend to think of technology as something that moves electrons around. But I'm going to take a little diversion into technology that is used to move us around (and yes, our electrons as well, you pedants). The humble bicycle has been in…
Amazon cozies approximately ICE as Congress weeps nasty

Amazon cozies approximately ICE as Congress weeps nasty

In a country where consumers (read: taxpayers) already have little-to-no privacy, it seems outrageous that billion-dollar technology companies can make closed-door deals with law enforcement agencies without US Congressional oversight. Yet here we are. Amazon has reportedly committed to providing ICE with “the best technology,” which sounds like it should be a good thing. ICE,…
Surface area Pro 6 and Surface Area Laptop Computer 2: New internals, brand-new color, old ports

Surface area Pro 6 and Surface Area Laptop Computer 2: New...

Surface Pro 6 in black. Surface Laptop 2 in black. Microsoft I know, dear reader, that some of you do not care. You do not understand the fuss about Thunderbolt 3; you view it as, at best, a nice-to-have feature and not a dealbreaker. But I'm afraid I am going to stick to my guns.…
AT&T 5G goes live today with unbelievably overpowered hotspot

AT&T 5G goes live today with unbelievably overpowered hotspot

Pictures of Netgear's 5G hotspot. Pictures of Netgear's 5G hotspot. Pictures of Netgear's 5G hotspot. The era of 5G mobile networks is quickly approaching, and while there isn't any smartphone out yet sporting the new network connectivity, AT&T says that "select" early adopters will soon be able to jump on AT&T's mobile 5G mmWave service…
DRM for battery chargers? Google Pixel 3 locks quick Qi crediting its own $79 stand

DRM for battery chargers? Google Pixel 3 locks quick Qi crediting...

Enlarge / The Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3. Ron Amadeo Google's Pixel 3 smartphone is shipping out to the masses, and people hoping to take advantage of the new Qi wireless charging capabilities have run into a big surprise. For some unexplained reason, Google is locking out third-party Qi chargers from reaching the highest…
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg spit fire in brand-new Impressive Rap Fights of History

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg spit fire in brand-new Impressive Rap...

Epic Rap Battles of History just came back triumphant after almost two years of silence, and the opponents in the latest battle are none other than the most infamous CEOs of the year: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg versus Tesla’s Elon Musk. The choice of rivals is not a huge surprise — I’ve been seeing this match-up…
LG’s brand-new OLED Televisions: real 4K/120 Hz, variable refresh rates, HDMI 2.1, more

LG’s brand-new OLED Televisions: real 4K/120 Hz, variable refresh rates, HDMI...

As usual, LG included lifestyle marketing images with its press release. Here, a whole galaxy apparently awaits those who install OLED TVs in extremely stark, modernist apartments. You can watch LG TVs with your significant other, it seems. Neat! You can talk to it, because if last year's CES showed us anything, it's that Google…
It’s completion of an age: Netflix cancels Orange is the New Black

It’s completion of an age: Netflix cancels Orange is the New...

Netflix yesterday announced it would end its most popular original television program after its next season. Warning: This may make you cry. The Final Season, 2019. #OITNB pic.twitter.com/bUp2yY0aoK — Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018 “Orange is The New Black” received wide-spread acclaim from critics and fans the moment Netflix debuted it back…
Samsung’s obscenely costly 85- inch 8K TELEVISION ships later on this month

Samsung’s obscenely costly 85- inch 8K TELEVISION ships later on this...

A marketing image of Samsung's 8K TV. A render of Samsung's 8K TV from the front. A render of Samsung's 8K TV from the back. $15,000. That's what it will cost you to buy Samsung's first 8K TV in the US later this month. If only there were something in 8K you could watch on…
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