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Patients did DIY blood draws in a new vaccine study

A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster study sent participants a device they could use to collect their own blood at home. The study looked at antibody...

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I swapped out my Steam Deck’s noisy fan and am so happy I did

Valve’s Steam Deck has an annoyingly whiny fan, but you can buy and install a replacement fan from iFixit. For me, it fixed the whine immediately....

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The modder who gave the iPhone USB-C shows how he did it to AirPods

Robotics engineering student Ken Pillonel has managed to create a pair of AirPods that’s USB-C compatible. His full nine-minute video shows exactly...

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Activision Blizzard investigated Activision Blizzard and found Activision Blizzard didn’t do anything wrong

In an SEC filing, Activision Blizzard reported that it did not mishandle allegations of harassment while also calling the California DFEH’s claims...

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Ford did what Tesla won’t

Inside this 1978 F-100 pickup truck is Ford’s electric crate motor, the same electric motor that is in the all-electric Mustang GT. And it’s a...

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No, The New York Times did not make Wordle harder

Despite a recent purchase from The New York Times, popular online word game Wordle has not intentionally amped up the difficulty — the games...

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EA says Battlefield 2042 ‘did not meet expectations’

Electronic Arts says that since its launch in November, the ambitious shooter Battlefield 2042 has performed below expectations. For the most part,...

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Facebook’s delayed 2022 office return did not apply to these contractors

Some US Facebook contractors have already returned to working in offices, despite the company’s plans to delay a return till 2022, CNBC reports....

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How in the world did these AMD RX 6600 XT GPUs sell at or under MSRP?

Somehow, we’ve stepped into a bizzaro world where a few retailers listed the brand-new AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT for at or under its $379 suggested...

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Microsoft and ISPs did door-to-door router replacements to stop Trickbot malware

Microsoft apparently went door to door to replace compromised routers and fight the Trickbot malware/botnet operation. Microsoft says it helped...

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Why did the Teletubbies forge their vaccination cards?

The Teletubbies HQ Twitter account sent a tweet of the Teletubbies holding their COVID-19 vaccination cards. But the details suggest that the cards...

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Japanese Breakfast did a Simlish cover for The Sims 4 because nonsense never gets old

Japanese Breakfast re-recorded her single "Be Sweet" for a The Sims 4 expansion pack in Simlish. The result is odd and catchy, just like...

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Where did the microchip vaccine conspiracy theory come from anyway?

In a collaboration between Reveal and The Verge, Ike Sriskandarajah tracks down the origins of a falsehood from its start as an innocuous Reddit post...

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Amazon did the math and would actually prefer getting sued

Amazon has recently removed the arbitration requirement from its terms of service, instead letting consumers sue it in court. This comes after a mass...

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GameStop’s CFO has resigned because of course he did

GameStop CFO Jim Bell has resigned, less than a month after Reddit, Robinhood and others took his company’s stock for an incredibly wild ride....

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What did we learn from the GameStop mess?

CNBC anchor Jon Fortt unpacks how the GameStop stock story was covered by the media and if technology has the ability to democratize the markets...

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Why did The CW skyrocket to the top of the App Store?

The CW’s app skyrocketed to the top of the Apple App Store for the first time in more than three years, possibly due to high interest in returning...

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We did the impossible thing, but not the hard thing

Developing a highly effective COVID-19 vaccine in less than a year is a monumental accomplishment. But the US government failed to take the basic...

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No, Sean Connery did not write a mean letter to Steve Jobs

A fake letter from Sean Connery to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is making the rounds on social media following the actor’s death on Saturday. Just...

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Why did Amazon’s brand-new Motorola Razr phones have a fingerprint warning?

Motorola is folding Razr foldable phones, which originally came open, for safer shipping. Amazon had an apology on its product page for any potential...

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ViacomCBS announces major streaming reorganization just days after Disney did the same

ViacomCBS is making its commitment to its streaming division, including both free ad-supported platforms like Pluto TV and subscription services like...

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Facebook estimates it has helped more people register to vote in 2020 than it did in 2016

Facebook estimates it has helped 2.5 million people register to vote this year across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. With more than a month...

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Go read this Motherboard report on what some people did with the ‘Chinese Mystery Seeds’

In July, some people across the US received an unsolicited parcel from China containing seeds. Motherboard followed up on what people did with the...

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Did Fortnite just copy Ana Coto’s viral roller-skating dance from TikTok?

Actress and dancer Ana Coto says Epic’s upcoming Freewheelin’ emote doesn’t credit her for its eerily similar dance moves or its midriff...

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Big tech companies are responding to George Floyd in a way they never did for Michael Brown

In the days since the death of George Floyd, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and more of the biggest companies and their leaders have made public statements...

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Delta is cutting more flights now than it did after 9/11

Due to a coronavirus-related dropoff in demand, Delta Air Lines is reducing its capacity by 40 percent, marking the biggest reduction in its history....

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BTS fans didn’t break TikTok; a broken link did

BTS debuted their new single "On" via TikTok yesterday, and a broken link caused part of TikTok’s search function to stop working. BTS...

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