New Program Tackles USB-C Power Fails

Avoiding USB chargers that might fry your motherboard could be easier with a new certification program. There’ll be a special logo to show chargers meet the required specifications. It affects Type-C connectors, introduced in 2014 with the killer feature of being symmetrical and ending the dreaded under-the-table plug flipping (along with the gag about USB’s […]

Overwatch Drops Sudden Death, Expands Rankings

Overwatch is getting a revamp of its competitive online mode. There’ll be no more sudden death and the rankings system is being tweaked to be more informative about a player’s level. The changes will take effect in the second “season” of competitive play. One big difference is to the scoring for rankings. For season one, […]

Google Drops Linux For New Operating System Fuschia

Google is working on a new, non-Linux operating system that may be designed specifically for the Internet of Things. For now it appears the system is at an early development stage only. The system is named Fuschia, which is a play on words that comes from fuschia and magenta being two names for the same […]

Facebook Surveys Users On News Story Relevance

Facebook is polling users on how informative they find stories linked to on the site. It’s another attempt to cut back on clickbait. The move follows several recent changes to the algorithm for the News Feed, the default view on Facebook by which status updates, links and other content appears in a perceived order of […]

What The Justice League Trailer Didn’t Show

Batman’s recruitment of The Flash was one of the highlights of the Justice League trailer, but this animation by Dorkly shows things might have been very different…

Court Ruling May Limit Broadband Competition

Federal Communications Commission plans to boost competition for broadband services have taken a knock. An appeals court says the commission can’t override state laws that block cities from building their own networks. 19 states have some form of law that stop such building, in most cases with the logic that local government building and potentially […]

Ice Cream Cones Without The Drips

Two teens are pitching a custom addition to the ice cream cone that’s a beautiful hack, if not necessarily a profitable business. The Drip Drop is simply an edible tray that slides onto a cone and catches any ice cream that melts and drips down the side. The pair even have an environmental element to […]

60TB Solid-State Drive On The Way

Seagate has produced a 60 terabyte solid-state drive, four times bigger than any current models. However, it won’t be appearing for a while and most certainly will not be a consumer unit. Unlike many such drives, the new model is a 3.5 inch format, making it much easier to use in data centers without needing […]