The Expanse's Stunning Season 4 Is Filled With New Frontiers and Old Rivalries

The third season of The Expanse ended with a double triumph: the assurance that Amazon would be its new home, and a finale that teased the thrilling and dangerous prospect of interstellar expansion. Season four is finally here, and it’s indeed a leap forward for the outstanding sci-fi show on multiple levels.

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Google Fiber drops its 100Mbps tier in favor of gigabit-only service

Google Fiber’s main selling point has been its gigabit internet access, but there has usually been a low-cost option like the $50 100Mbps plan. However, that choice is going away. Google has announced that it no longer offers the 100Mbps tier to ne…

Craigslist only took 11 years to make its own iOS app

Considering the App Store has been around for 11 years and Craigslist for 13 years before that, it’s astonishing the bastion of online classified ads hasn’t bothered to create an official, first-party iOS app until now. It just hit the App Store and,…

Can you trust Amazon? Take knockoff Apple Watches for example

A collection of cheap imitations of the original Apple Watch are currently posing on Amazon as a perfect alternative to the far more expensive alternative. Brands like YAMAY, Willful, Letsfit, SKYGRAND, and ANBES make little effort to hide the fact that they’re not only using lookalike UI – in some cases, they’re literally selling the same devices under different brand … Continue reading

Instagram will soon use age to offer tailored app experiences

Starting next year, Instagram says that some of its users will start seeing app experiences tailored to their age group, a move that is largely intended to help protect the platform’s youngest users. The revelation is part of a larger announcement concerning changes coming to the service, another of which includes the new requirement for users to provide their age … Continue reading

Qualcomm’s big new fingerprint sensor is a huge improvement: Hands-on

As anybody who has tried an in-display fingerprint sensor will have discovered, not all biometrics are created equal, and Qualcomm is hoping its new 3D Sonic Max system edges ahead of the pack. Set to debut on smartphones in 2020, the latest generation of the ultrasonic fingerprint biometrics aims to re-right the ship after frustrations around Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 … Continue reading

Should You Be Allowed to Copyright a Law? We're Going to Find Out

Copyright law, boring on its face, has posed various unprecedented threats to intellectual freedoms in recent internet history. It threatens to kill our links, kill our news, kill our memes, kill our precious videos of babies dancing to Prince. And yesterday, the Supreme Court considered the momentously stupid…

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Hair Dyes and Straighteners Might Be a Breast Cancer Risk, Especially for Black Women, Study Finds

If you’re a woman, regularly coloring or straightening your hair might come with a hidden risk, according to new government-led research. The study found a link between using permanent hair dye and straightening products and an increased risk of breast cancer in women, especially for black women.

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Stop Using Avast and AVG Plugins Right Now

Two browsers have yanked Avast and AVG online security extensions from their web stores after a report revealed that they were unnecessarily sucking up a ton of data about users’ browsing history.

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Twenty more women sue Lyft over 'inadequate' response to sexual assaults

More women have accused Lyft of failing to protect them against sexual assault. A group of twenty women has sued Lyft over claims they were sexually assaulted or raped when the ridesharing company let “known sexual predators” offer service. The fir…