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Apple is reportedly testing the use of a color display from E Ink as an external screen for a foldable device, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He adds that the E Ink display is also being tested in "tablet-like applications." Apple is reportedly testing the use of a color display from E Ink as an external screen for an unannounced foldable device, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. “The color EPD [Electronic Paper Display] has the potential to become a mainstream

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Apple will let your subscription apps charge you more money without asking

Apple has announced new App Store rules that will make it so developers can increase their subscription prices without you having to opt-into the change when it comes time to auto-renew. Apple has updated its App Store rules to make it so subscriptions can auto-renew without your explicit permission, even if the developer has raised the monthly or annual price. Before the rule change, users would have to manually opt-into a

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Buffalo shooting suspect reportedly shared plans on Discord

The suspect in the Buffalo shooting reportedly used a private Discord server to write and then share plans of the white supremacist attack that left 10 dead. The alleged gunman behind the attack in Buffalo, New York that left 10 dead and three injured on Saturday used Discord to discuss and share plans ahead of the assault, according to Bloomberg. As far back as December, the suspect is reported to have

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Meta is testing end-to-end encryption for Quest’s VR Messenger app

As part of the new Meta Quest v40 software update, Meta is testing "optional" E2EE for one-on-one messages and calls in VR. Other features include new audio accessibility settings and a lock pattern for specific apps. Meta has been on a multiyear push with Messenger’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) features, and it’s now starting to test E2EE messaging with its Quest VR quest headsets. With the new v40 software update, Meta is testing optional E2EE for

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MiamiCoin crypto lost 88 percent of its value in less than a year

Miami’s CityCoin is reportedly going unused, can only be traded on one exchange, and it’s currently worth less than one-half of a penny. NYCCoin is worth even less. Miami, host city of the Bitcoin 2022 event we recently visited, doesn’t own or manage the MiamiCoin cryptocurrency, although the coin has enjoyed the support of Mayor Francis Suarez, who at one point suggested it raised “the possibility of being

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DJI may be working a new FPV drone that you can fly indoors

DJI could be working on a new FPV drone that’s suitable for indoor flight called the Avata. A leak indicates that the drone could weigh 500 grams and come with ducted propellers. New leaks suggest that DJI is working on a new FPV (first-person view) drone that you can fly indoors (via Gizmodo). Reliable tipsters @DealsDrone and @OsitaLV have come forward with leaked images and details about a smaller, more compact drone that

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Now you can order a third round of free test kits from COVIDTests.gov

The USPS has opened up a third round of orders for free COVID-19 tests. Even better, orders now come with eight tests instead of four. The US Postal Service has updated its free at-home COVID-19 test webpage, indicating that citizens can now place an order for a third round of government-provided rapid tests (h / t Alexander Tin and DrAltGov on Twitter). Compared to previous

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Sony doesn’t want you to know that it’s donating $100K for reproductive rights

A week after PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan sent a controversial email in response to news that Roe v. Wade may be overruled in the US, Insomniac Games and Sony each plan to quietly donate $50K for reproductive rights. Insomniac Games, which is part of Sony’s PlayStation Studios, plans to donate $50,000 to the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP), according to an internal email sent on May 13th by its CEO Ted Price, as reported by The

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Nvidia’s monster RTX 4090 GPU tipped to arrive mid-July

The Nvidia RTX 4090 might arrive as soon as mid-July. That’s the word from kopite7kimi, the leaker who correctly predicted the specifications of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3090, among other things. Did you finally find a gaming GPU within your budget now that sanity is returning to the market? Here’s a reason to keep on waiting: the Nvidia RTX 4090 might arrive as soon as mid-July (via VideoCardz). That’s the word from kopite7kimi, the

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘cannot move forward’ until it proves bot numbers

Elon Musk has said fake and spam accounts could make up over 20 percent of Twitter’s users, and said the $44 billion deal to acquire the social media company "cannot move forward" until Twitter proves its accuracy. Elon Musk has reiterated his claim that fake and spam accounts could make up more than 20 percent of Twitter’s users, saying the deal to acquire the social media company “cannot move forward” until Twitter proves the accuracy of its much lower

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On Buffalo, Elon Musk’s silence is deafening

In the wake of the Buffalo, New York mass shooting, self-proclaimed free speech advocate Elon Musk has issued no comment, even as Twitter faces real-time decisions over how to moderate the sharing of video from the shooting and links to the killer’s manifesto. On May 14th, social media platforms found themselves scrambling to deal with a livestream video of a white supremacist terror attack. Yet the man who has been the nation’s loudest commentator on content moderation had nothing to say. Under Elon

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