Lack of Right-to-Repair Protections Is Even Screwing With the U.S. Military

A glaring lack of right-to-repair protections touches just about everyone, from consumers to farmers and independent repair shops. But a new op-ed explains how this form of corporate greed even impacts the United States military. Captain Elle Ekman, a logistics officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, penned an opinion column on the right-to-repair issue within…

SpaceX’s first Starship pops its top during a ‘pressure test’ in Texas

SpaceX has already moved on to manufacturing its next generation of ‘Mk3’ Starship frames, but the original model Elon Musk stood in front of two months ago popped open during an apparent “pressure test” at the company’s Boca Chica, TX site. According to site watchers like LabPadre, the top flew some 500 feet in the…

WhatsApp banned over 400,000 accounts during Brazil’s election

There is evidence of a likely culprit, however. A Guardian data study indicated that the “vast majority” of false info shared on WhatsApp during the election favored far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, with 42 percent of sampled right-wing messages containing false claims versus just 3 percent for the left-wing camp. The eventual winner was also connected…

People and Dogs Unite to Save Koalas From Australia’s Horrific Bush Fires

The past few weeks of bush fires have created a nightmare in Australia. Smoke has clogged the Sydney skyline, and state governments have issued terrifying warnings essentially urging residents to flee or risk death. The toll on wildlife has been equally heavy. Roughly 2.5 million acres of forest have burned, destroying crucial habitat and incinerating…

Infant Skeletons Wearing ‘Helmets’ Made of Other Children’s Skulls Stun Archaeologists

Archaeologists in Ecuador have uncovered evidence of a previously undocumented funeral ritual, in which the heads of recently deceased infants were adorned with the skulls of other children. Scientists can only speculate as to the reasons why. The new study, published earlier this week in Latin American Antiquity, is understatedly titled “Unique Infant Mortuary Ritual…

PopSockets Has Gone Too Far

After years of calling PopSockets ugly eyesores, I get the appeal now. Earlier this year I upgraded to an iPhone XS Max and my Big Phone was a smidge too large for my hands. I grumbled, but it was surprisingly useful. Then when I lost my wallet on a business trip, I even upgraded to…

Mixer streamers can limit clip-making to their regular viewers

If you’re a viewer, you’ll have a better shot at producing quality clips. You can trim clips to specific sections and preview the results before you publish them. You’re limited to at least 15 seconds and a maximum 60 seconds, but you’ll have a better chance of preserving a hilarious moment than you did before….

Sling TV now streams on Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max

Sling TV users now have another way to stream their content. Beginning today, Sling TV is available on Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. Users can control Sling with built-in voice controls on those devices, and on Nest Hub Max, they can pause and resume content on Sling using gesture controls — hold up your…

New Brain-Wave Study Shows How DMT Alters Our Consciousness

Scientists have completed the first ever placebo-controlled investigation of the effects of the hallucinogen DMT on resting brain activity, according to a new study. Dimethyltryptamine is a psychedelic drug, famous as the active ingredient in the brew ayahuasca. Past research has studied ayahuasca, but there aren’t many examples of controlled laboratory experiments on the DMT…

‘FIFA 20’ will add South America’s largest club tournament in March

To match the update, EA is launching an eLibertadores esports tourney as part of FIFA 20‘s Global Series. Most details won’t be available until December, but it’ll culminate in a Grand Final on March 7th and 8th that will have the top eight PS4 and Xbox One players fight to win money from a $100,000…