Analysis of iDesktop in depth, the Windows desktop on your iPad

On this occasion we will analyze iDesktop in depth, a service to enjoy a virtual desktop in the cloud and that comes in freemium format for all types of users. For a long time I wanted an application that would allow me to control Windows from my iPad, now is the time. With the new…

Facebook removes massive QAnon group over hate and harassment claims

Facebook just took down one of the larger targets in its crackdown on QAnon conspiracy theories. The social network told Reuters that it had removed Official Q/Qanon, a group with almost 200,000 members, after multiple posts reportedly violated policies against harassment, hate, and potentially harmful misinformation. The shutdown took effect August 4th, Facebook said, but…

Roland marks TR-808’s 40th anniversary with a documentary and freebies

If you’re a budding musician, though, you may be most interested in the digital instruments. You can “test drive” the TR-808 virtual instrument for free through Roland Cloud now through August 31st if you have an account. Roland’s Zenbeats is also adding two 808-themed audio loop packs, one of which (Mixtape Vol. 4 “808”) is…

Qualcomm reportedly asks US to let it sell chips for Huawei phones

The company hasn’t been shy about wanting Huawei’s business. In its latest earnings call, CEO Steve Mollenkopf said Qualcomm was determining how it could sell to every phone maker, “including Huawei.” However, there weren’t indications of a lobbying campaign at the time. It also comes soon after Huawei settled a patent dispute with Huawei by…

Watch This Classic Ghostbusters Special Effect Come to (After)Life

The original Ghostbusters.Image: Columbia Pictures I don’t often think of Ghostbusters as a pioneering special effects film. But it did include a lot of neat effects as it took its madcap scientists and made them paranormal protectors, and seeing those effects make their way onto the screen is pretty impressive. Advertisement Recently, the Ghostbusters YouTube…

WarnerMedia shakes itself up to focus on HBO Max

In an interview with Variety, Kilar said Forsell will be heading the service’s efforts to go global. Johannes Larcher, the newly appointed Head of HBO Max International, will help make it happen: “It’s very important in our future that we go global, that we not only go direct-to-consumer, but we also go global… There’s a…

TikTok may sue White House over ban as soon as August 11th

The company declined to comment on the possibility of an impending lawsuit, but did acknowledge beliefs the order was issued “without any due process” and “no substantiation” of the security allegations. TikTok might not have as much trouble contesting the ban as you might think. While Trump used the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to…

Hulu’s Animaniacs Reboot Is Coming to Wreak Havoc This November

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot at Hulu.Illustration: Amblin (Other) The Warner Lot is not ready. As announced yesterday by Amblin, the long-in-development Animaniacs reboot/revival slated for Hulu is finally on its way to the wider world. The classic ‘90s animated show, featuring Warner Sibling, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, oddball parodies of classic animated mascots who refuse…

Hackers defaced dozens of Reddit communities with pro-Trump messages

If your favorite Reddit community looked like a political billboard on August 7th, you can blame it on hackers. Both Motherboard and ZDNet report that hackers defaced dozens of subreddits with pro-Trump messages, including major subreddits like r/food and r/space as well as numerous communities devoted to sports and TV shows. The affected communities appear…

Hitting the Books: Why we’ll never see the edge of the universe

The present-day observable universe is probably bigger than you think. The “observable” part refers to the region within our particle horizon. We define this as being the farthest we could possibly see, given the limitations of the speed of light and the age of the universe. Since light takes time to travel, and more distant…