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NASA’s InSight lander detects largest ‘marsquake’ yet on Red Planet

On May 4th, NASA’s InSight lander on Mars detected the most powerful marsquake the spacecraft has felt ever since landing in 2018 — a magnitude 5...

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Elon Musk and the disappearing board seat: all of the updates about Twitter’s largest shareholder

Elon Musk has a significant ownership stake in Twitter, but what’s next? First Twitter said Musk would take a seat on its board of directors, but...

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Elon Musk, Twitter’s largest shareholder, polls followers for an edit button

Elon Musk has polled his 80 million followers about whether they’d like to be able to edit their tweets, after becoming Twitter’s biggest...

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Niantic’s ‘largest acquisition to date’ shows the company is still pushing on AR

Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, is acquiring 8th Wall, a company that helps developers make web-based augmented reality apps, in what it is...

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Elon Musk, head of world’s largest EV company, now says we need more oil and gas

Elon Musk — the man whose Tesla and Tesla Solar have basically devoted their existence to competing with gas-guzzling cars, oil, and coal, is now...

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Battle at Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant raises global alarm

A fire broke out at Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia, heightening fears that Russia’s invasion could imperil the nation’s...

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The world’s largest airline ticket-booking service cuts ties with Russia’s Aeroflot

Sabre, a major ticket booking system, said it was cutting ties with Russia’s state-owned airline, Aeroflot. The move could cripple Russia’s...

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The US has sanctioned the head of Russia’s largest social network

After sanctions were imposed on Russia following military action in Ukraine, one of the named individuals was Vladimir Kiriyenko, a Putin ally who...

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Intel selects Ohio for ‘largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet’

Chip manufacturer Intel will reportedly spend at least $20 billion on a new chip manufacturing site in Ohio. The 1,000-acre location will play host...

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The Samsung Odyssey Ark is its largest curved monitor yet — and you can turn it on its side

Samsung’s Odyssey Ark has an even bigger 55-inch curved screen than the G9, with a special stand that lets you flip the gigantic monitor...

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LG announces its largest and smallest OLED TVs ever as part of 2022 lineup

LG’s 2022 TV lineup includes new OLED models in sizes from 42 up to 97 inches. The company is also announcing improved QNED models with Mini LED...

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Astronomers discover largest group of ‘rogue planets’ yet

Telescopes from the European Southern Observatory and other facilities caught a glimpse of dozens of rogue planets not tethered to stars. Using 20...

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New York becomes largest US city to ban new gas hookups

New York City is the biggest city yet in the US to pass a policy that ends the use of natural gas for heating and cooking in new buildings. The...

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Police arrest 150 suspects after closure of dark web’s largest illegal marketplace

Following the closure of the dark web’s largest illegal marketplace, DarkMarket, earlier this year, law enforcement in the US, Europe, and...

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Microsoft says it mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever recorded

Microsoft says it has mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever recorded. The 2.4Tbps attack occurred in August, targeting an Azure customer in Europe....

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How the largest direct air capture plant will suck CO2 out of the atmosphere

Direct air capture plants, which draw down carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, have the potential to slow down climate change. The largest plant yet...

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Machine learning model from the largest US COVID-19 dataset predicts disease severity

A new study used data from the National COVID Cohort Collaborative Data Enclave, the largest patient dataset in the US. It identified risk factors...

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World’s largest meat supplier grinds to a halt after cyberattack

The Brazilian beef and pork supplier has been closing down slaughterhouses and shuttering IT systems following what the White House described as an...

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One of the US’s largest insurance companies reportedly paid $40 million to ransomware hackers

CNA Financial had some of its systems fall victim to a ransomware attack in March, and it reportedly paid the price two weeks later. It could be one...

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World’s largest crypto exchange Binance is reportedly under investigation

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service and the US Department of Justice,...

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China’s largest private automaker launches a new electric vehicle brand, Zeekr

Geely, the largest private automaker in China, is launching a new premium electric vehicle brand called Zeekr. The company, which also owns Geely and...

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Authorities have taken down the dark web’s largest illegal marketplace

A Europol-coordinated operation has taken down DarkMarket, one of the largest dark web marketplaces, according to Gizmodo. DarkMarket had almost half...

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SEC says third-largest cryptocurrency was sold all wrong

Ripple, its former CEO and founder Christian Larsen, and its current CEO Bradley Garlinghouse are being sued by the US Securities and Exchange...

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Google’s latest Chrome update delivers ‘largest performance gain in years’

Google is wrapping up 2020 with major performance enhancements to the company’s Google Chrome browser. It now starts 25 percent faster and eats...

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A NASA spacecraft is poised to snag the largest sample of rocks from an asteroid ever

On October 19th, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to grab a large sample of rocks from an asteroid named Bennu, with the goal of returning...

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Facebook bans one of the largest QAnon groups for violating harassment, hate speech policies

Facebook has removed one of the largest public QAnon groups for violating the company’s policies on misinformation, bullying, hate speech, and...

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CES, the world’s largest tech conference, will be online-only in 2021

CES, the world’s largest trade show, will be all-digital in January 2021, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced. The organization...

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Amazon says it mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever recorded

Amazon Web Services mitigated against a DDoS attack with a peak of 2.3 Tbps, the largest ever recorded. Amazon said that the attack occurred back in...

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