Nomad’s latest charging cables are made of actual Kevlar

Accessory company Nomad is overhauling its line of charging cables across the board with a major redesign that adds a whole bunch of Kevlar — actual, licensed Kevlar — to the mix for what promises to be even tougher cables than the company’s already-strong cords. The new cables feature Kevlar K29, an industrial version of the material that’s More...

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By Tony Korbe On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Google employee who helped lead protests leaves company

A Google employee who helped lead protests over the company’s work for the military, its handling of AI ethics, and its sexual harassment policies has left the organization. Meredith Whittaker was a program More...

By Tony Korbe On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Zoom’s video conferencing security flaw also applies to RingCentral and Zhumu

As Buzzfeed reports, security researcher Karan Lyons published evidence of yet more video conferencing apps that could be maliciously opened with their cameras turned on due to a security flaw. The apps this More...

By Tony Korbe On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Europe’s GPS alternative has been offline since Friday

Galileo, the European satellite navigation system, has been suffering a major outage since Friday, reports BBC News. The system’s status page currently lists all 22 of its satellites as either “Not Usable” More...

By Tony Korbe On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Page through computer history with this complete scan of NeXT’s Fall 1989 catalog

An amateur computer historian has unearthed a cool piece of technology paraphernalia: NeXT’s Fall 1989 catalog. Kevin Savetz recently scanned the entire 138-page book, and posted the files to Archive.org. More...

By Tony Korbe On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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France’s Air Force is getting a space command

Ahead of this weekend’s Bastille Day celebration on Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a space command that would be part of the country’s Air Force, according to Reuters. More...

By Tony Korbe On Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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The US Army will test armored robotic vehicles in 2020

The US Army says that it will conduct live-fire tests of a new Robotic Combat Vehicle next year. While the tests won’t involve vehicles ultimately slated to go into combat, they will be used to show off various More...

By Tony Korbe On Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke

Facebook’s stock went up after news of a record-breaking $5 billion FTC fine for various privacy violations broke today. That, as the New York Times’ Mike Isaac points out, is the real story here: the United More...

By Tony Korbe On Friday, July 12th, 2019
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Apple restores banned parental control app OurPact to the App Store

Apple has reversed course on its ban of parental control app OurPact, allowing the ousted software to return to the App Store in its original form and without any limitations or restrictions. The move marks More...

By Tony Korbe On Friday, July 12th, 2019
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Huawei’s first 5G phone is launching this month

Huawei’s debut 5G phone, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, will launch in select markets before the end of July, despite continued uncertainty around Huawei’s future as a manufacturer of Android devices. China’s More...

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