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…

Ultra-white paint could reduce the need for air conditioning

White houses are often boring, but they might just save the planet. As USA Today reports, Purdue University researchers have developed an ultra-white paint (it just earned a Guinness World Record) that reflects 98.1 percent of solar radiation while outputting infrared heat. As this leaves the surface cooler than the environment (regular paint warms the…

NASA’s chief scientist will retire in 2022

NASA is about to close an important chapter in its history. Chief Scientist Jim Green, who has worked at the agency for over 40 years, now plans to retire in early 2022. He started by developing NASA’s equivalent to the internet (the Space Physics Analysis Network) shortly after he arrived in 1980, but he’s best…

Facebook VP Disputes Reports That Company Ignored Platform-Wide Issues Harming Users

Photo: Carl Court (Getty Images) Facebook on Saturday pushed back against recent reports from the Wall Street Journal that cited a trove of leaked company documents to outline how Facebook executives have been slow to respond to known problems across its platforms that harm users. In a company blog post, Facebook’s vice president of global…

Catch a Ride Around the World in 80 Days With David Tennant

The stars of the new Around the World in 80 Days.Image: BBC When David Tennant stars in something, we pay attention: Doctor Who, Jessica Jones, Good Omens, you name it. The guy is personality plus with a knack for picking great genre roles, and his latest is a wink back to one of the most…

US probe into Binance reportedly expands to investigate insider trading

Binance is apparently facing more pressure from regulators over possible abuses at its cryptocurrency exchange. Bloomberg sources said US officials have expanded their probe of Binance to include possible insider trading and market manipulation. The company hasn’t been accused of wrongdoing, but Commodity Futures Trading Commission investigators have reportedly inquired with potential witnesses about issues…

NTSB head says Tesla must address ‘basic safety issues’ with semi-autonomous features

Tesla isn’t about to get a sympathetic ear from US regulators as it rolls out more semi-autonomous technology. New National Transportation Safety Board head Jennifer Homendy told The Wall Street Journal in an interview that Tesla needs to tackle “basic safety issues” before it expands features like Autopilot and Full Self Driving to more parts…

Lord of the Rings’ Ages, Explained

Screenshot: Warner Bros. This period, lasting nearly three and a half thousand years, sets the stage for much of what we know in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It’s also the primary setting of Amazon’s upcoming series. Although Morgoth was destroyed in the War of Wrath, dark forces lingered in secret waiting…

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 might include a 120Hz screen and Thunderbolt ports

Microsoft’s September 22nd event might include one of the largest Surface Pro updates in years. According to The Verge, Twitter user Shadow_Leak has shared what looks like a store listing for the Surface Pro 8 tablet. The Windows 11 machine will reportedly resemble a souped-up, Intel-powered counterpart to the Surface Pro X with a 13-inch,…

Cadillac’s inaugural Lyriq EV sold out of reservations in 10 minutes (updated)

Cadillac didn’t have any problems finding buyers for its Lyriq EV once reservations opened. As Electrek learned, GM’s luxury badge sold out of reservations for the Lyriq’s Debut Edition in 10 minutes. The brand didn’t say how many people paid the $100 fee, but it’s clear there was at least some pent-up demand for the…