Bannon surrenders to New York prosecutors over border wall crowdfunding campaign

Steve Bannon, Trump ally and former White House adviser, surrendered himself to the Manhattan district attorney’s office on Thursday and is expected to face charges related to his role in an online crowdfunding effort to fulfill Trump’s promise to build a wall along the US’s southern border with Mexico, according to CNN. Bannon and three […]

Microsoft starts testing new Xbox Home UI that will arrive in 2023

Microsoft is starting to test new changes to the Xbox Home UI that will eventually arrive for everyone in 2023. The changes will include tweaks to the layout and design to make it easier to find Xbox games and apps or navigate to areas like the settings interface. Microsoft will conduct a variety of Xbox […]

EV startup Bollinger acquired by Mullen Automotive for $148.2 million

Mullen Automotive has acquired a controlling stake in electric vehicle startup Bollinger Motors, buying up 60 percent of the struggling company’s stock for $148.2 million, the companies announced Thursday. Mullen said it will add Bollinger-designed medium-duty trucks and sport utility trucks to its inventory. The deal “positions Bollinger to capture the electric sport utility and […]

RIP to the iPhone Mini — not dead but not updated

Well, that’s it then — after just two iterations, Apple seems to be done with the iPhone Mini. Sure, it’ll still sell you a new one; last year’s 128GB iPhone 13 Mini is currently available for $599, but the new iPhone 14 lineup doesn’t include any models with the smaller 5.4-inch screen that some people […]

Here’s how much energy crypto mining gobbles up in the US

Crypto industry operations in the US use about as much electricity as all of the nation’s home computers combined, according to a report released today by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The report paints the clearest picture yet of what crypto operations are costing both power grids and the environment in […]

Humble is bundling several great PC games for just $16

Humble is hosting an excellent bundle of PC games right now, straight from 2K Games’ vault. For your $16 contribution, you can get the big suite of games, including Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe, XCOM: Ultimate Collection, PGA Tour 2K21, BioShock: The Collection, and more. You can, of course, pay more if you want as well […]

What makes a good laptop?

One of the things about this job is that everyone in your life — from friends to relatives to distant acquaintances and strangers on the internet — asks you questions about laptops all the time. A very common one I hear is also one of the harder ones to answer: “What makes a good laptop?” […]

Insiders’ guide to real-life crypto OGs: Part 1 – Cointelegraph Magazine

Crypto OGs — slang for Original Gangsters — have acquired almost a mythical and godly reputation in an industry populated with libertarians, anti-government rebels, innovators, get-rich-quick scammers, hackers and degen investors with rampant gambling addictions and toxic social media behavior.  Who are these OGs exactly? Unlike the rich and powerful in the traditional finance and […]

Rivian and Mercedes-Benz partner up for electric vans

Mercedes-Benz automotive group and Rivian have a new joint venture to build commercial electric vans for both automakers. The companies announced today that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start a strategic partnership that will build the new vans on an existing Mercedes-Benz site in Central / Eastern Europe. There will be two van […]