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Nikola patented a stolen truck design, Tesla claims in legal response

Nikola Chairman Trevor Milton unveils the Nikola One truck in December 2016. [credit: Nikola ] Two years ago, hydrogen-truck startup Nikola sued Tesla claiming that the Tesla Semi was a knockoff of Nikola's own truck design. On Wednesday,...

New Amazon hardware: Ring drones, Echo Dot 4th Gen, Wi-Fi 6 Eero and more

Enlarge / One of many devices introduced today, the 4th-generation Echo devices is a cloth-covered sphere with a halo at the base, contrasting with the squat plastic cylinders of earlier generation Echoes. (credit: Amazon) Today at Amazon's hardware launch event, the company announced new Ring, Echo, Eero, and Fire devices. Amazon also announced...

Trump may reject FDA’s stricter regulations for COVID-19 vaccine

Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he may reject the Food and Drug Administration’s plan to issue stricter safety and efficacy standards for COVID-19 vaccines, calling the plan a “political move.” The new standards are...

Judge gives Trump admin. Friday deadline to delay or defend TikTok ban

Enlarge / A stand of TikTok (Douyin) at The First International Artificial Products Expo Hangzhou on October 18, 2019, in Hangzhou, China. (credit: Long Wei | VCG | Getty Images) A federal judge today gave the Trump administration until Friday to either defend its planned ban of short-form-video app TikTok in court or hold off on it, adding one more...

Here’s the trailer, release date for Simon Pegg/Nick Frost sitcom Truth Seekers

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play ghost hunters in the new Amazon Prime horror comedy Truth Seekers. Back in July, during the virtual San Diego Comic-Con@Home, Amazon Studios released a beguiling teaser for Truth Seekers, the forthcoming sci-fi/horror/comedy series starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It looked like a lot of fun—how could you go wrong...

Epic, Spotify, and others take on Apple with “Coalition for App Fairness”

Enlarge / Major developers are sick and tired of Apple's rules and they've made a website about it. (credit: Coalition for App Fairness) Exactly how much power app store owners should have over developers has been a contentious issue lately, and now several high-profile app developers are banding together to form the "Coalition for App Fairness."...

One of this year’s most severe Windows bugs is now under active exploit

(credit: Pixabay) One of the highest-impact Windows vulnerabilities patched this year is now under active exploitation by malicious hackers, Microsoft warned overnight, in a development that puts increasing pressure on laggards to update now. CVE-2020-1472, as the vulnerability is tracked, allows hackers to instantly take control of the Active Directory,...

Former Facebook manager: “We took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook”

Enlarge (credit: Chesnot | Getty Images) Speaking to Congress today, the former Facebook manager first tasked with making the company make money did not mince words about his role. He told lawmakers that the company "took a page from Big Tobacco's playbook, working to make our offering addictive at the outset" and arguing that his former employer...

Amazon announces streaming gaming service Luna, launching next month

The now-standard streaming-game-service shot of titles running on many different kinds of screens. [credit: Amazon ] Roughly 20 months after rumors first emerged of Amazon's entry into the streaming-gaming space, the e-commerce giant and...

Apple’s first iOS update after iOS 14 just hit, and it fixes resetting app defaults

Apple is letting users more substantially customize the home screen with iOS 14. [credit: Apple ] iOS and iPadOS 14 went out to the public on short notice just last week, and it did something previously unthinkable for the platform: it...

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