Facebook Groups are about to get some big changes, and if you’ve used Discord, the new approach should seem pretty darn familiar. From a report: Meta is testing a new left-aligned sidebar and channels list for Groups, and the changes are giving me some serious Discord vibes. Meta is even evoking Discord with a purple accent color. Central to the changes is a new sidebar that lists your groups...
The century-old security giant best known for its octagonal blue logo is banking on a smart-home partnership with a company that’s also one of its biggest threats. From a report: Kneeling beneath a framed print of Thomas Kinkade’s painting A Peaceful Retreat, Roli Chiu, alarm system installer, began his work one day in March by unpacking boxes of devices inside a new customer’s living room. It...
An anonymous reader shares a report: The short version of this story is that skywatchers led by Bill Gray had been tracking an object for months that, based on their calculations, would soon impact the moon. It was obviously a piece of rocket trash (rockets produce a ton of trash), but no one stepped up to say “yes, that’s ours, sorry about that.” Based on their observations and discussions,...
Due to a confluence of crises, the second-largest cloud provider has been operating in the yellow zone, meaning its data centers have a less-than-normal level of servers available. From a report: In March 2020, Microsoft’s Azure cloud buckled under the strain of companies around the world shifting to remote work, causing service outages and forcing some customers to wait to launch and update...
Deck out your new phone with wallet cases, kickstands, wireless chargers, and charging adapters.
YouTube is acting on calls from creators to help them tackle impersonators who swindle their subscribers in the comment section.
Raspberry Pi has launched the Pico W and Pico H microcontroller, with an additional new model to follow soon.
OpenSea has warned against an increased likelihood of phishing attacks after a data leak.
Eskom has reduced Friday night’s load-shedding stage.
Eskom CEO André de Ruyter says the power utility will be taking action against workers who embarked on an illegal strike over the past week.
One year since SA’s data privacy law came into effect, not even a single entity has faced the full wrath of this “world-class legislation”.
It’s a sign of the times: the off-kilter ’90s nostalgia that’s also bringing back Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name.”
GEC.inc, a small Costa-Rica based collective, has freed the surprisingly fun turn-based ‘Doom RPG’ from a pre-iPhone world.
There’s little reason to pay top dollar for a smartphone. These Android devices and iPhones—ranging from $150 to $500—stood up to WIRED’s testing.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: A teen charged with setting a fire that killed five members of a Senegalese immigrant family in Denver, Colorado, has become the first person to challenge police use of Google search histories to find someone who might have committed a crime, according to his lawyers. In documents filed Thursday in Denver District Court, lawyers for the...
We all despise bumper bashings! A bumper bashing is when a driver bumps into the car bumper in front of them because they never stopped in time or failed to maintain a safe following distance.
I have a confession to make: I haven’t been doing my job since the beginning of the year, but I’m still getting paid for it. By Jason Norwood-Young.
FNB has been hit by a major outage affecting its Internet banking, mobile app, and card transactions.
Luno offers interest-bearing cryptocurrency savings accounts by lending out deposits through a partnership with sister company Genesis.
The era of removable SIM cards will come to an end. It’s time to get acquainted with its next, tinier evolution.