Amazon, PSN, Airbnb, and half the internet is down

Thomas Macaulay 2021-07-22 13:14:13 thenextweb.com The websites of some of the world’s biggest banks, airlines, and gaming services are down following a massive outage.Amazon, Airbnb, and UPS are among countless sites that have gone offline for many users.Gamers have…

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US government to space tourists: You’re not astronauts

Thomas Macaulay 2021-07-22 13:28:42 thenextweb.com Shed a tear for passengers on Jeff Bezos‘ joyrides to space: their trips may not make them official astronauts.The tragic ruling comes courtesy of the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates all aspects of civil aviation…

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One of Jupiter’s greatest mysteries may be solved

The Cosmic Companion 2021-07-22 10:06:04 thenextweb.com Just like Earth, Jupiter is home to polar lights, driven by charged particles racing through the planet’s magnetic field. When these charged particles hit the atmosphere, they release electromagnetic radiation.However, the aurorae of…

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Netflix confirms expansion into mobile games

Napier Lopez 2021-07-20 19:32:39 thenextweb.com After months of rumors, Netflix has finally confirmed one of the biggest changes to its service yet: the streaming platform is getting into gaming.Granted, we knew this indirectly as the company confirmed it had…

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How to join a WhatsApp call after it’s already started

Thomas Macaulay 2021-07-19 12:45:45 thenextweb.com WhatsApp has launched a new feature that makes it easy to hop onto a call after it’s already started.The “joinable calls” feature should be handy for the perennially tardy. WhatsApp says it also brings the…

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Windows 11 is moving to a yearly update model

Napier Lopez 2021-07-16 20:49:12 thenextweb.com One of my biggest complaints about Windows 10 was that it was simply updated too often. I even wrote a little rant about it; two ‘major’ updates a year were simply too frequent and…

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Valve’s Steam Deck handheld PC arrives in December

Tristan Greene 2021-07-15 13:54:11 thenextweb.com Valve today officially announced the existence and launch window for the long-rumored Steam Deck.Coming this December, the Steam Deck is a portable gaming PC rocking a custom AMD APU (Zen2, RDNA2).Introducing Steam Deck: powerful,…

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IBM launches new machine learning pipeline starter kits

Tristan Greene 2021-07-15 15:31:14 thenextweb.com IBM today announced a new machine-learning, end-to-end pipeline starter kit for its Cloud Native Toolkit.The big idea here is that wrangling the myriad open-source and enterprise ML and AI platforms and solutions into production…

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Good riddance, Twitter Fleets, you sucked from the start

Thomas Macaulay 2021-07-14 16:11:18 thenextweb.com Twitter has dumped Fleets in the graveyard of failed tech products.Fleets were fullscreen tweets posts that disappeared after 24 hours, but the feature will vanish permanently on August 3. The format’s demise comes less…

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Facebook validates armchair experts with a shiny badge

Napier Lopez 2021-07-13 21:11:50 thenextweb.com We’ve all been ‘that person’ online at some point. You know, the one who chimes in with an essay-long comment on something we’re passionate about works — or correcting someone’s egregious mistakes (or maybe…

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Dunking on political foes boosts social media engagement

Thomas Macaulay 2021-07-13 12:26:57 thenextweb.com A new study has further exposed the effect of polarizing content on social media engagement.Researchers from the universities of Cambridge and New York found that tweets and Facebook posts about opposing political parties are far…

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