Daily Archives: February 7, 2019

WhatsApp deletes 2 million accounts per month to curb fake news

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/06/whatsapp-deletes-2-million-accounts-per-month/ WhatsApp is trying a number of measures to fight its fake news problem, including study grants, a grievance officer and labels on forwarded messages. However, it’s also relying on a comparatively old-fashioned approach: outright deleting accounts. The messaging service … Continue reading

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Arcimoto starts taking orders for its three-wheeled EV

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/07/arcimoto-fuv-evergreen-edition-orders-open/ Arcimoto has started taking orders for its three-wheeled electric vehicle. The Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) Evergreen Edition will set you back $19,900 before tax credits and rebates, which is a far cry from Arcimoto’s target of $11,900, though it … Continue reading

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Did you know these iPhone apps record your screen while you use them?

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/07/iphone-screen-recording-analytics/ When an app says it’s collecting data for technical support or analytics purposes, it seems innocuous but a report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst found a number of iOS applications that went much further without informing users. The … Continue reading

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NASA Honors Fallen Astronauts with Day of Remembrance

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=31676 Every year, NASA recognizes astronauts who lost their lives in the pursuit of spaceflight with an official Day of Remembrance. This year, it’s celebrated Feb. 7. And NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the … Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Have Nuclear Fusion Power Yet? [Science Video]

https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2019/02/07/why-dont-we-have-nuclear-fusion-power-yet-science-video/ Fusion power is supposed to save us from fossil fuels, so when is nuclear fusion going to be a viable option and why has it been so elusive? [SciShow] The post Why Don’t We Have Nuclear Fusion Power Yet? … Continue reading

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This electric skateboard only needs OneWheel to shred

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/02/06/this-electric-skateboard-only-needs-onewheel-to-shred/ Transcript: Shred some gnar with this single-wheeled skateboard. OneWheel+ XR is a monowheel electric skateboard designed for off-roading and urban mobility. The single-wheeled skateboard has a range of 12-18 miles on a single charge. A brushless motor lets the … Continue reading

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AAA: Cold weather can temporarily cut EV range by more than 40 percent

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/02/07/aaa-cold-weather-ev-range/ DETROIT — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found. The study of five electric vehicles by AAA also found that high … Continue reading

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