Gears & Gadgets

The exFAT filesystem is coming to Linux—Paragon software’s not happy about it

Enlarge / Proprietary filesystem vendor Paragon Software seems to feel threatened by the pending inclusion of a Microsoft-sanctioned exFAT in the Linux 5.7 kernel. MTV / Geffen / Paramount Pictures When software and operating system giant Microsoft announced its support for inclusion of the exFAT filesystem directly into the Linux kernel back in August, it didn’t […]

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Read the letter Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just sent to employees about the coronavirus: ‘Things are going to get worse before they get better’

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Saturday shared a memo sent to Amazon employees regarding the coronavirus. In the letter, Bezos notes that the company is hiring 100,00 workers and says Amazon is taking steps to protect essential personnel that can’t work remotely. He encourages those who have […]


How Alexa and Google Assistant can do a better job talking about coronavirus

Though Alexa and Google Assistant can answer some questions related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, both AI assistants are currently incapable of delivering responses to many common questions from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). Both assistants failed to correct a number of falsehoods or unknowns related to the spread of coronavirus, […]


Virgin Media breach disclosed details about adult content and gambling habits

British telecom provider Virgin Media experienced a data breach that allowed unauthorized access to highly personal information about hundreds of customers. “We recently became aware that one of our marketing databases was incorrectly configured which allowed unauthorized access,” Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media said in a statement. “We immediately solved the issue by shutting […]

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4 things I like – and 4 things I don’t like – about Samsung’s latest $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone

At the moment, 5G shouldn’t be a massive selling point for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which supports low-band, mid-band, and the fastest high-band versions of 5G. 5G connectivity isn’t something that differentiates the S20 Ultra from the S20 Plus — both phones support the three main 5G bands. It only differentiates against the regular Galaxy […]