Engadget editor Joshua Topolsky explains why they shut down their comment system : "They're not coming here to talk about technology. They're coming to incite arguments … One guy posted page after page of 'fuck you, bitch' to one of our female editors."
A day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder for killing George Floyd, the Department of Justice has announced a probe of the force there. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that the criminal trial "does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis" and that the proble would search for… READ THE REST
In the U.S., more than 3m jabs have been given daily for two weeks, on a seven-day rolling average, with 40 percent of adults having gotten one shot and 25% now fully vaccinated. [A] slight dip in the daily pace may be due in part to the ongoing investigation into Johnson & Johnson's vaccine. The… READ THE REST
Yana Sydnor of Natomas, California was asleep in her bedroom when she heard movement downstairs. She texted her friends who encouraged her to call the police. Syndor hid in the bathroom with her toddler while the police broke down her door ready to, er, roomba with the intruder. Shortly after, she heard laughter. From CBS… READ THE REST
The difficulties of pandemic life have brought some unexpected consequences over the past year. With some transportation options closed and everyone mostly stuck in their houses, people got stir crazy for an alternative — and bicycle sales surged nationwide. Unfortunately, that wave of new bike riders brought an all too expected result: a corresponding surge in… READ THE REST
An extra power bank or charging hub that keeps your smartphone or tablet powered up in a pinch is always a great idea. But those batteries will only handle the needs of your small electronics. They aren't really built for those heavy-duty power tasks that you might encounter. You know…like when your car battery is… READ THE REST
If you're in the market for a laptop, it's tough out there. Between companies producing incredibly similar models with only slight tweaks and variations and shoppers starved for reliable sources of information to make sense of it all, you practically have to be a computer science major to untangle what's what. And when shoppers get confused… READ THE REST