Facebook was down

After a brief outage, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are available once again. If you follow a service like DownDetector then you know there are outages of almost every kind, every day, but it’s rare to see Facebook take a dive. However, today the main site is throwing up an error message either, and it’s unclear […]

Cafe X’s robot aims to serve you more than just the perfect latte

Watching a Cafe X robot prepare a cup of gourmet coffee — and then perform a kind of ritualistic dance — is kind of mesmerizing. I did just that when the San Francisco company opened a new location at the San Jose International Airport.

Facebook redesign goes live with dark mode, cleaner look

Most people should see the new look within the next couple of weeks.

The Sinister, Silent Way Hackers Can Talk to Siri and Steal Your Data

Your smartphone almost certainly features a voice assistant, whether that's Google Assistant or Siri. At best, these bots seem like harmless helpers that set alarms, play music, and order pizza. At worst, they expose almost all of your device's data, down to your text messages and private documents.

Apple’s WWDC annual showcase cancelled in favour of online event

Apple's annual showcase, the Worldwide Developers Conference, has been cancelled in favour of an online-only event.

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to donate coronavirus test kits and masks to the US

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma says he is donating 500,000 coronavirus testing kits and one million protective face masks to the United States, Reuters reports.

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, is stepping down from the board of the company. Gates previously served as CEO of Microsoft until 2000 when he stepped down from the position in order to spend more time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2008, Gates left his full-time role at Microsoft in an official capacity to focus all of his efforts on philanthropy.

Elon Musk underplays coronavirus threat, tells employees that car crashes are more dangerous

Elon Musk sent a memo to SpaceX employees on Friday underplaying the dangers of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, which is now considered a pandemic, according to a report from BuzzFeed News.

Apple closes all stores outside China until March 27 on coronavirus worries

The company also asks employees to work from home in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.