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Windows 11 seems okay

Windows 11 seems okay

Microsoft’s next version of Windows, Windows 11, is coming October 5th. In many ways, it’s already here — the free update has been available for Windows Insiders to download and test for months, and recent versions like the Release Preview will likely be indistinguishable from the final operating system. We’ll have a full review from …

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Delaying Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos fraud trial is paying off for the defense

Delaying Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos fraud trial is paying off for the defense

Human memory is fallible. That’s why defense lawyers like to age their cases — and why prosecutors were so frustrated with the multiple delays in trying Elizabeth Holmes for her role at the failed blood-testing company Theranos. Given enough time, people forget things. That can open the door for reasonable doubt. Several times on Friday, …

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We bought gadgets from Amazon’s banned brands and it was a piece of cake

We bought gadgets from Amazon’s banned brands and it was a piece of cake

If you’re a reputable Chinese gadget manufacturer with millions of dollars at stake because Amazon banned your ass for inflating user reviews… do you roll over? File a lawsuit? Or change a single letter in your name and try to sneak back onto Amazon anyhow? It sure seems like Sunvalley, parent company of the popular …

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Blumenthal’s “finsta” quote wasn’t as bad as you think

Blumenthal’s “finsta” quote wasn’t as bad as you think

When video of a congressional hearing goes viral, it’s often for all of the wrong reasons. Thursday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing into the mental health effects of Instagram on teenagers was no different. A clip of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) went viral on Twitter Thursday, contextless, asking Facebook Head of Global Safety Antigone Davis if …

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‘Rife with sexism’: employees of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin describe ‘toxic’ workplace culture

‘Rife with sexism’: employees of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin describe ‘toxic’ workplace culture

21 current and former employees of Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin published a damning essay on Thursday saying the company “turns a blind eye to sexism, is not sufficiently attuned to safety concerns, and silences those who seek to correct wrongs.” Co-authored by Blue Origin’s former head of employee communications Alexandra Abrams, the essay …

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A grueling day in Elizabeth Holmes’ trial ended with evidence that Theranos tests sucked

A grueling day in Elizabeth Holmes’ trial ended with evidence that Theranos tests sucked

After a tedious day of bickering, Victoria Sung appeared like manna from heaven — to tell us that Theranos’ tests sucked. Sung worked at Celgene when it contracted with Theranos. Her testimony was brief and to the point: Celgene had not “comprehensively validated” Theranos technology, she said. That would have taken more work than what …

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BlueStacks X is a new and free way to play Android games in your browser

BlueStacks X is a new and free way to play Android games in your browser

BlueStacks started off life as an Android emulator for Windows more than 10 years ago, allowing anyone to run native Arm-based or x86 Android apps on Windows PCs and tablets. Now BlueStacks is transitioning to the cloud, bringing Android games to the browser and across iOS, Windows, macOS, Android, and Linux devices, and even inside …

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