Teenage Engineering will handle product design at Carl Pei’s Nothing

Nothing, the London—based startup formed by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, has formally introduced Teenage Engineering as a founding partner. You may remember Teenage Engineering for its portable music creation tools like the OP-1 synth and its Capcom-themed pocket synths. Based on the announcement, you might see Teenage Engineering’s fingerprints all over its future products, because…

Hyundai will replace 75,680 Kona EV batteries over potential fire risks

Hyundai will replace the batteries in 75,680 Kona EVs and 82,000 electric vehicles in total at a cost of around 1 trillion won ($900 million), according to Korean regulators and Yonhap. The announcement comes after Hyundai recalled the Kona EV in South Korea and North America following 14 fires related to batteries manufactured by LG…

Fry’s Electronics to Close All Locations Nationwide: Report

File photo of the Fry’s Electronics store in Burbank, California from 2010.Photo: Damian Dovarganes (AP) Fry’s Electronics, a longtime computer chain headquartered on the west coast, will close its doors for good, according to a new report from TV station KRON 4 in San Francisco. The report seems to confirms rumors from Twitter that started…

The ‘Stardew Valley’ board game is now available

Stardew Valley creator ConcernedApe is giving you a new way to run a farm without having to, you know, run an actual farm. The developer has announced that the beloved simulation RPG now comes in the form of a board game, which you can purchase for $55. Stardew Valley: The Board Game is a cooperative…

The remaining Fry’s Electronics stores are all shutting down

Fry’s Electronics has been a mostly West Coast-based shopping destination for gadget heads of all kinds, but now the retailer is calling it quits. On Twitter, Wario64 pointed out a tweet by a former employee and AV store owner noting that employees found out Tuesday night that it was the last night the stores would…

LG confirms webOS will power smart TVs by other manufacturers too

Long after HP dumped webOS as a platform for Palm smartphones and tablets, LG is still using the tech it snagged in 2013 to run apps and manage voice assistants on new smart TVs. While it continues to maintain an open source edition, LG just confirmed that it will open the webOS ecosystem for use…

SolarWinds Hackers Also Went After NASA and the FAA

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Apparently not content with having penetrated the networks of such piddling federal agencies as the U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and that agency that maintains our nuclear stockpile, the hackers of the “SolarWinds” affair also went after NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a new…

California’s Landmark Net Neutrality Law Can Now Go Into Effect, Judge Rules

Photo: ALEX EDELMAN / Contributor (Getty Images) A federal judge in California ruled on Tuesday that a first-in-the-nation net neutrality law passed in the state in 2018 can now be enforced, signaling a huge victory for proponents of a more egalitarian internet and paving the way for other states to begin introducing open internet rules…

Firefox’s Latest Update Promises Complete Cookie Control—With Just A Few Caveats

Graphic: Mozilla Mozilla beefed up Firefox’s already impressive arsenal of privacy-preserving tech on Tuesday with the addition of a new tool in its flagship browser: Total Cookie Protection. As the name suggests, the feature promises to put the lid on any creepy cookies or third-party tracking tech that might want to track your behavior from…