Texans came together to save more than 1,500 bats from wintery doom

Science/ Environment / A rescue group plucked them off the pavement where they’d fallen from their roosts during frigid temperatures. Crowds watch as Mexican free-tailed bats are released by Mary Warwick, Wildlife Director at Houston Humane Society at the Waugh Bridge Bat Colony in Houston, Texas, on December 28, 2022.Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty […]

New York breaks the right to repair bill as it’s signed into law

Policy/ Tech / The bill was signed by NY governor Kathy Hochul on December 28th, making New York the first US state to broadly protect a consumer’s right to repair their own tech. New York governor Kathy Hochul signed the Digital Fair Repair Act on December 28th, 2022, and the law will go into effect […]

You can save nearly $600 on LG’s new Gram 16 laptop

Deals/ Tech / Plus, it’s not too late for new and returning subscribers to get 50 percent off of their first year of Paramount Plus. LG’s Gram 16 laptop is on sale for $799 at BuyDig.Image: LG If you’re tired of constantly relying on a second monitor or resizing windows for work because your laptop’s screen […]

The vibes are off at Tesla

Layoffs, lawsuits, delays, Twitter chaos, stock in free fall, factory shutdowns — What happened to America’s favorite electric car company? Share this story Remember when this guy was in charge of a car company?Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images A week ago, it was safe to say Tesla seemed to be ending the […]

India to standardize USB-C charging on mobiles by 2025

/ USB-C charging will be required in the world’s second-largest smartphone market by March 2025. India is also exploring a standardized charging solution for smartwatches and fitness trackers. India is following in the EU’s footsteps and will require all mobile devices to support USB-C charging by 2025. The country is also looking into a standardized […]

Samsung’s latest fridge will be even better for TikTok

/ It features a 32-inch touchscreen display where you can control SmartThings devices in your home, view Google Photos, and order groceries from Amazon. The Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator Family Hub Plus features a large vertically-oriented touchscreen display, ideal for making shopping lists and watching TikTok content.Image: Samsung Samsung has unveiled the Bespoke Refrigerator Family Hub […]

Twitter is acting up with intermittent error messages and notifications that won’t load

Twitter/ Tech / What are the odds that someone’s walking around randomly unplugging server racks? Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you’re having issues while trying to use Twitter tonight, you’re not alone. Dozens of users are reporting various errors, saying they’re getting messages that they’ve exceeded their rate limit, to the site […]

Amazon’s started to deliver orders by drones in California and Texas

/ The retail giant already flew out some packages to customers in Northern California and a medium-sized Texan city in the run-up to Christmas. Image: Amazon Amazon is now delivering orders by drones in California and Texas with the aim to ultimately fly out packages to customers’ homes within an hour, Ars Technica reports. The […]