Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

Elizabeth Warren takes on Amazon at Long Island City campaign event

Friday morning, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) vowed that, if elected president in 2020, she would break up tech behemoths like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Only a few hours later, she arrived in Long Island City in

Elizabeth Warren Fires a Warning Shot at Big Tech

Warren detailed a plan to break up companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook on Friday. It’s the clearest sign yet that Big Tech is in big trouble heading into 2020.

Hackers are reportedly cracking the iPhone using stolen Apple prototypes

We all know the story of the prototype iPhone 4 that was left at a bar, spoiling what could have been one of the biggest surprises in Apple history. But have you heard the one

How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers

A recent study finds that both new moms and new dads leave science, technology, engineering, and medicine at higher rates than their childless peers—and some never return.

The last Blockbuster in America is now the last in the world

Blockbuster’s only remaining Australian store is closing on March 31st, meaning the Blockbuster located in Bend, Oregon will soon be the last Blockbuster in the world (via CNN). In an announcement posted on its Facebook

Taxify rebrands as Bolt to expand its transport options beyond private cars

Taxify, the ride-hailing company from Estonia backed by Didi and Daimler and now active in 30 countries, is making a key shift in its business today as it gears up for its next stage of growth. The company is removing “taxi” from its name and rebranding as Bolt, the same name that it has been […]

How to Install Docker and Run Docker Containers in Ubuntu

Docker is an open source and popular operating system-level virtualization (commonly known as “containerization”) technology that primarily runs on Linux and Windows. Docker makes it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using...

The Polestar 2’s secret weapon against the Tesla Model 3 is native Android Auto

In among the ornate (Aston Martin’s new Lagonda concept) and the obscene (Bugatti’s one-off La Voiture Noire), Volvo spin-off brand Polestar is gracing the Geneva Motor Show 2019 with a car that merits attention for

How to Install FFmpeg in Linux

FFmpeg is one of the best multimedia frameworks that contains various tools for different tasks. For example the ffplay is a portable media player that can be used to play audio/video files, ffmpeg can...

Are Men at Google Paid Less Than Women? Not Really

A Google study found some male engineers were set to receive smaller raises this year. The finding comes amid analyses that the company discriminates against women.

EA says it’s ‘aware’ that Anthem is crashing some PS4 consoles

I can’t remember the last time I heard of a video game bug so bad that people’s consoles just quit in disgust — but some PlayStation 4 owners are reporting that BioWare’s shared-world shooter Anthem

US Lawyers Don’t Buy Huawei’s Argument on Chinese Hacking

Over the past year, telecoms manufacturer Huawei has become a pariah outside its native China. The company grew rapidly in recent years as its low-cost telecom equipment and smartphones won favor with telcos and consumers.

Oppo’s Realme 3 is an impressive budget phone for India

Last year Oppo launched its Realme budget sub-brand in India, taking inspiration from Xiaomi’s Redmi in both name and business model. The strategy seems to have been successful. Realme was India’s third biggest smartphone brand

How to Install Chromium Browser in Fedora 29

Chromium is Google’s open-source fully functional web browser developed and maintained by The Chromium Project. It’s a widely used Web browser in the world and a vast majority of the code for the Google...