Tech News and Reviews

Joel Schumacher and the Non-Crisis of Infinite Batmans

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. It’s the deepest question asked in the shallowest movie. Midway through 2014’s Neighbors, thirtysomething Seth Rogen asks Zac Efron, who plays college frat star Teddy Sanders, “Who is Batman to you?” Without […]

Email Scammers Using Old Tricks With New Twists

By Jack M. Germain Jun 26, 2020 4:00 AM PT With much of the workforce conducting business from home to escape the pandemic, scammers have revved up their trickery to scare victims into falling for credential harvesting schemes. Two new reports lay bare the new twists digital scammers are putting on old approaches to get […]

Working from Home: Google has these 5 video-calling tips

Work from Home (WFH) is the new normal for many of us today. And with this, are the video calls and remote meetings. While with time, most of us have got used to these remote meetings via video calling apps and tools, there’s still, at times, some inherent awkwardness. Zachary Yorke, a UX researcher at […]

Sounds like Google’s Pixel 4A is nearly ready — and

“Where is Google’s Pixel 4A?” That’s the question we asked two weeks ago, bringing you up to speed on how Google had seemingly missed the typical window to release its thoroughly-leaked followup to the company’s impressive but short-battery-lived Pixel 4 flagship. But a new FCC filing today, spotted by XDA-Developers, suggests the more affordable Pixel […]

Ford’s new F-150 revealed with hands-free driving and hybrid options

Ford has revealed the 2021 model of the F-150, and many buyers will find the newest version of the automaker’s super popular pickup truck stuffed with technology when it gets released later this year. The new F-150 will have an optional hands-free driving mode, be capable of receiving over-the-air software updates, and come with wireless […]

Japan’s NTT to invest $560 million in NEC to catch

Japanese telecoms company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) will invest 64.5 billion yen ($560 million) in NEC Corp to beef up efforts to develop fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies, the two firms said on Thursday. The investment, to be made on July 10, will give NTT a 4.8% stake in NEC as its main network equipment […]

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son steps down from Alibaba board

Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp., said Thursday that he is stepping down from the board of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Son announced the change at the end of SoftBank’s general shareholders’ meeting. He emphasized that the decision was a “happy” one and did not reflect any discord between […]

IIT-Bombay to go completely online next semester

Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay will go completely online next semester and not call students for face to face lectures in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, its director said on Thursday. The decision, the first by any IIT, followed deliberations that went on till late night Wednesday. This is the first time in the institute’s 62-year […]

Trump’s Latest Antics Are Just Reality TV Rebooted

In various primary races in recent months, amid two urgent and generation-defining pandemics, progressive Democrats have insisted upon a message of change. Meanwhile, the most polarizing showman of this era, likely fearing the failure of his presidential reelection campaign, has moved with the bombastic self-interest of a carnival barker to discredit the same voting system […]

Open Source Security Issues Exist: Deal With Them, Report Urges

Open Source Software is becoming much more commonplace within organizations, bringing a different set of risks and perceived challenges compared to closed source or proprietary software. The Information Security Forum (ISF) today released a report to help security professionals recognize the benefits and perceived challenges of using Open Source Software. “Deploying Open Source Software: Challenges […]