Gears & Gadgets

Facebook violates Apple’s data-gathering rules, pulls VPN from App Store

Enlarge Getty Images | NurPhoto Facebook is the latest company to violate Apple’s new app guidelines surrounding data collection. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Facebook pulled Onavo Protect, a VPN app, from Apple’s App Store after the iPhone maker determined that Onavo violated its data-collection rules. Facebook purchased the Israeli company […]


Nikon Z7

It’s here. Nikon has teased its entry into the full-frame mirrorless camera space pretty heavily over the past few weeks, but the teasing is over. It’s launched two models, the 24MP Z6 ($ 1,995.95, body only) and the 45.7MP Z7 ($ 3,399.95, body only). The cameras are launching along with three lenses and an adapter […]


State of the Art: Can Facebook, or Anybody, Solve the Internet’s Misinformation Problem?

State of the Art Can Facebook, or Anybody, Solve the Internet’s Misinformation Problem? ImageFacebook has shifted from “reactive to proactive detection” of coordinated propaganda operations, said its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg.CreditFrancois Lenoir/Reuters By Farhad Manjoo Aug. 22, 2018 In theory, Facebook’s announcement on Tuesday that it had discovered and shut down a wide-ranging Iranian misinformation […]

Emerging Tech

This CO2-sucking rock takes eons to form naturally. Now we can grow it in weeks

Could lab-grown magnesite help fight back against climate change? That’s what a new research project carried out by investigators from Trent University, in Ontario, Canada and The University of British Columbia suggests. Magnesite, a.k.a. magnesium carbonate, is capable of sucking up carbon dioxide (CO2) at an impressive rate, with one metric ton of magnesite capturing […]


Pocophone F1 by Xiaomi review

Research Center: Pocophone F1 by Xiaomi Rarely do smartphone reviews require much context ahead of talking about the device, but the Pocophone F1 is a phone that warrants a proper introduction. The name itself should be a giveaway as to why, because unless you’re plugged into the international smartphone world, this new brand may not […]


Dell Precision 5530

If Dell’s XPS 15 went to engineering school, it would graduate as the Precision 5530 (starts at $ 1,519; $ 3,647 as tested). Billed as Dell’s lightest, thinnest, and smallest 15.6-inch mobile workstation, the Precision 5530 is not a “lite” or lower power/more portable entry like HP’s ZBook 14u G4. Instead, it competes with HP’s […]