New iPad Pros will output 4K HDR video over USB-C port, says report

Apple’s upcoming refresh to the iPad Pro line has been fairly extensively leaked already, and a new report at 9to5Mac from noted code trawler and developer Guilherme Rambo has revealed further information. The iPad Pros will indeed have a USB-C port, according to Rambo, and it’ll be capable of outputting 4K HDR video to compatible …

Google hid major Google+ security flaw that exposed users' personal information

Google exposed the personal information of users of its Google+ social network, the company announced in a blog post this morning. The news, originally reported by The Wall Street Journal ahead of Google’s announcement, means that Google+ profile information like name, email address, occupation, gender, and age were exposed, even when that data was listed …

Faraday Future CEO accused of trying to break investor deal after spending

Faraday Future averted disaster at the end of 2017 when it secured a major new investment from the healthcare division of Chinese real estate group Evergrande. But that money — some $800 million — was gone by July, according to a new filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Now, Evergrande is accusing Faraday Future …

Watch SpaceX attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket on the California coast for

This evening, SpaceX is set to launch a used Falcon 9 rocket from California, a flight that will be followed by one of the company’s signature rocket landings. But this time around, SpaceX will attempt to land the vehicle on a concrete landing pad near the launch site — not a drone ship in the …

White House calls on Google to abandon controversial Chinese search engine project

Google’s censored search engine and news app for China has seen a considerable amount of controversy since news of the project first broke, but it may have just gotten its biggest pushback yet in the form of direct opposition from the Trump administration. According to The Wall Street Journal, Vice President Mike Pence commented today …

Pioneering creator of collaborative 'cobots' Rethink Robotics shuts down

Rethink Robotics, the Boston company that pioneered the development of “cobots” —collaborative robots designed to work alongside humans — shut down on Wednesday. The company’s closure was abrupt and surprised members of the robotics community. According to the Boston Globe, Rethink had been exploring a deal to sell itself to another firm, but the acquisition …

Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars show will be called The Mandalorian

Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars TV show for Disney’s streaming service finally has a name and a plot: The Mandalorian. In a post to his official Facebook and Instagram pages, Favreau posted a brief synopsis that offers a glimpse into what we might expect for the show, which will follow a Mandalorian gunslinger in the …

MoviePass subscribers aren't going to the movies, and that's what MoviePass wants

MoviePass subscribers have had a tough go of it over the last six months, with the service changing terms, dropping unlimited moviegoing, limiting access to first-run movies, and in at least once instance, going offline completely because it ran out of money. The myriad changes have removed most of the incentives that made MoviePass a …

The headphone wars have begun

The tech industry defines itself by answering the question of what’s next. Over the course of this year, I’ve grown increasingly convinced that the most immediate next wave of technological change won’t be the electric autonomous car or the full-frame mirrorless camera, but something a lot more quotidian. Our headphones are about to change dramatically, …