Enjoy Multitouch On Your Desktop With a Deal On Apple's Magic Trackpad

Say what you will about Apple, but there’s no denying they have trackpads down to a science. If you want to use their patented multitouch gestures on your desktop Mac, or with your laptop in clamshell mode, Amazon’s currently taking $30 off the standalone (and enormous) Magic Trackpad. At $99, it’s still not cheap,…

How Google, Microsoft, and Big Tech Are Automating the Climate Crisis

In a deal that made few ripples outside the energy industry, two very large but relatively obscure companies, Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger Limited, announced a joint venture called Sensia. The new company will “sell equipment and services to advance digital technology and automation in the oilfield,” according…

How an Investigation of Fake FCC Comments Snared a Prominent D.C. Media Firm 

Millions of records that the FCC’s top lawyer once fought to hold back from state law enforcement officials now serve as key evidence in a year-long probe into cases of Americans being impersonated during the agency’s latest net neutrality proceeding. Analysis of the data would lead investigators last fall to…

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Is More Rewarding as a Third Chapter Than a Standalone Story

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World doesn’t quite fit with the previous two movies. Oh sure, it tells the continuing adventures of Hiccup, Toothless, the people of Berk, and it has more than its fair share of epic adventure and action. But with the trilogy reaching its inevitable end, writer/director Dean…

After Months of Ducking Brits, Mark Zuckerberg Finds 30 Minutes to Chat With UK Minister

Almost a year ago, UK members of parliament asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in person about how Facebook handles data privacy and online misinformation. And like Neo dodging bullets in The Matrix, Zuckerberg has repeatedly wriggled his way out of it, opting to send lackeys in his place. But it seems like…

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