Dallas Exterminator Treats ‘5 to 10’ Ride Share Cars A Week For Bed Bug Infestations

If the shady business practices, abuse of drivers or straight-up possible negligent homicides don’t make you pause before hitting that Uber or Lyft app, maybe this will: at least one Dallas exterminator is doing big business killing bed bugs in ride-share vehicles. Dallas is up there in terms American cities experiencing bed bug infestations. Both…

Juul Reportedly Plans to Pitch the FDA an Age-Locked Locked E-Cigarette

Photo: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo) Things have swiftly turned very, very bad for e-cigarette titan Juul. The company has been targeted by health officials and regulators as being a primary driver behind a surge in kids and teens hooked on tobacco products, and Juul is now in crisis mode as it works to prevent its products…

Firefox now encrypts domain name requests by default in the US

If you live outside the US, you can enable the feature by visiting Firefox’s settings menu and toggling the appropriate option. Protecting domain name requests is something Firefox has been working on for the last number of years; in recent months, several other companies have started to think about doing the same. In October, for…

Samsung Galaxy S20 is the first phone certified for USB fast charging

In order for fast chargers to work as intended, they need to deliver power at the specific voltage and current required by the device, and both the charger and handset need to be able to communicate, The Verge explains. If they can’t do this, the charger and phone will default to a lower charging rate….

Mozilla Rolls Out Encrypted Browsing by Default for U.S. Firefox Users

Photo: Getty Images Today, Mozilla is flipping on the switch to turn on encrypted DNS over HTTPS for U.S. users by default. If you’re unfamiliar with the tech, the pitch is this feature will help prevent internet service providers from tracking the sites you go to. DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is meant to address the…

Amazon cuts the price of the 7-in-1 Ninja Foodi cooker to $125

The Foodi’s functions include pressure cooking, air frying/air crisping, steaming, baking/roasting, slow cooking, yogurt making and searing/sauteing. With this beast, you can make pulled pork, homemade potato chips, baked mac and cheese and roasted veggies, even yogurt, all in the same machine and quickly. As Engadget’s Andy Tranatola discovered, the Ninja Foodi can be especially…

Samsung’s Buds Are Probably the Budget AirPod Alternative You Want

Apple’s AirPods have become so ubiquitous that rival Bluetooth earbud makers have had to differentiate themselves with less-obnoxious designs, more features, or a lower price—or, as in the case of rival Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds+, a combination of the three. This is technically Samsung’s fourth generation of wireless earbuds, and the best one by far….

Polestar’s latest concept EV is designed for sustainability

The Precept also focuses heavily on eco-friendly design. The seat surfaces, bolsters, headrests and carpets are made out of recycled materials like 3D-knitted plastic bottles, cork vinyl and even recovered fishing nets. The interior panels and seatbacks, meanwhile, are made from flax-based composites that are not only kinder to the planet (80 percent less plastic…

Nintendo Cracked Open Its Secret Game Boy Stash to Help a 95-Year-Old Fan

Photo: Andrew Liszewski (Gizmodo) Nintendo is known for its excellent customer service, but now and then the company will go above and beyond the call of duty for special cases. When technicians couldn’t fix a 95-year-old Japan woman’s dead Game Boy, the company replaced it with a brand new one, leading us to wonder just…