Facebook says sorry for mass outage and reveals why it happened

Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram logos are displayed through broken glass in this illustration taken October 4, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Facebook has apologized for the mass outage that left billions of users unable to access Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger for several hours. “To all the people and businesses around the world who depend […]

A fine laptop if you buy the keyboard

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 has a new tray to securely store and charge the new Surface Slim Pen 2. Microsoft Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 8 tablet launches Tuesday in tandem with the first big refresh to Windows 11. I’ve been using the tablet for the past several days. It’s a great alternative to the iPad […]

Amazon begins early Black Friday deals to jumpstart holiday shopping

Amazon employees load boxes with orders at the company’s fulfillment center ahead of Cyber Monday in Tracy, Calif. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon is rolling out “Black Friday-worthy” deals in a bid to hook early holiday shoppers, the company announced Monday. Amazon said it’s offering “deep discounts across every category,” including […]

$162 million up for grabs after bug in DeFi protocol Compound

An illustration showing physical bitcoins alongside binary code displayed on a laptop. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images We thought the carnage was over for popular decentralized finance, or DeFi, staking protocol Compound, but as it turns out, millions more than we thought are at risk. About $162 million is up for grabs after […]

Why is California closing Diablo Canyon nuclear plant?

Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California on March 17, 2011. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images California is not keeping up with the energy demands of its residents. In August 2020, hundreds of […]

How to copy and paste text from a photo

Apple launches the iPhone 13 in the UK at its Regent Street store on September 24, 2021 in London, England. Ming Yeung | Getty Images The latest version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 15, has several new features that use artificial intelligence to analyze the content in a photo. While object recognition has been […]

Amazon settles with influencers who allegedly ran counterfeit scheme

Amazon on Thursday filed a lawsuit against two influencers and nearly a dozen merchants for allegedly marketing and selling counterfeit goods like the knockoff Gucci belt pictured above. Amazon reached a settlement with two influencers after it sued them and several sellers last November for allegedly peddling counterfeit luxury goods on Instagram and TikTok, the […]