North Korea’s freeze on nuclear testing isn’t a victory — it’s negotiation

North Korea will be pressing pause on its nuclear and missile tests this weekend in advance of summits with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in next week and with Donald Trump sometime this spring, Reuters reports. The announcement, via state news agency KCNA, also included plans to shutter its nuclear test site, according to the Washington Post. More...

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By admin On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Democratic National Committee sues Russia, WikiLeaks, and Trump campaign over 2016 hack

The Democratic National Committee has accused the Russian Federation, the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks, the hacker Guccifer 2.0, and several others of engineering a conspiracy to leak damaging DNC data. A new lawsuit, More...

By admin On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Google is “pausing investment” in Allo

If you’ve been using Google’s messaging app, Allo, it’s probably a good time to start thinking about switching to something else. The app isn’t getting dropped in a Google-style “Spring Cleaning,” More...

By admin On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Switter, one of the last online spaces friendly to sex workers, was just banned by its network

Around 3PM ET on April 17th, Switter — a social media space for sex workers — went offline. Its disappearance, however temporary, indicated the FOSTA-driven loss of yet another haven for sex workers, this More...

By admin On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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OnePlus is releasing an Avengers-themed OnePlus 6 in India

OnePlus has confirmed that it’s partnering with Marvel on an Avengers-themed edition of the upcoming OnePlus 6. The phone will likely be exclusive to the Indian market, as was the case with last year’s More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Rampage may stoke CRISPR fears, but scientists say it could be educational, too

When David Liu, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard, first saw the trailer for the latest Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson movie Rampage, he rolled his eyes. Liu has been working with the gene-editing More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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How it’s possible for a person to be sucked from an airplane mid-flight

When the left engine on Southwest 1380 exploded today, a woman was nearly sucked out of the plane through the broken window next to her, other passengers on the flight told NBC. It sounds impossible, and officials More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Former Cambridge Analytica employee says Facebook users affected could be ‘much greater than 87 million’

Cambridge Analytica and its partners used data from previously unknown “Facebook-connected questionnaires” to obtain user data from the social media service, according to testimony from a former Cambridge More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Intel is offloading virus scanning to its GPUs to improve performance and battery life

Intel is planning to allow virus scanners to use its integrated graphics chipsets to scan for malicious attacks. The change could see performance and battery life improve on some systems. “With Accelerated More...

By admin On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s new exoplanet-hunting satellite this afternoon

This afternoon, SpaceX will send a refrigerator-sized satellite into orbit for NASA to hunt for distant worlds far outside our Solar System. Called TESS, it’s the first NASA spacecraft that SpaceX will launch More...