Larry Page and Sergey Brin Hand Over Alphabet’s Reins

Larry Page and Sergey Brin Hand Over Alphabet’s Reins

It’s officially the end of an era at Google. As the company faces a series of antitrust investigations and mounting employee unrest, its two cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, announced on Tuesday they were stepping down from their leadership roles at the company. Page had been CEO of Google parent organization Alphabet, while Brin…

Blockchain Developer Gets Busted After Talk in North Korea

Blockchain Developer Gets Busted After Talk in North Korea

The prominent hacker and Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith was arrested by the US government Friday after he spoke at an April conference on blockchain technologies in North Korea. The US government considers his presentation to be a transfer of technology—and therefore a violation of US sanctions.But Griffith’s defenders, including Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, describe the…

SpaceX Will Bring the Science of Fire and Beer to the ISS

SpaceX Will Bring the Science of Fire and Beer to the ISS

On Wednesday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida bound for the International Space Station. The brand-new rocket will be carrying a previously flown Dragon capsule loaded with supplies and experiments. It will mark SpaceX’s 19th trip to the space station as part of NASA’s Commercial Resupply…

Why YouTube Won’t Ban Trump’s Misleading Ads About Biden

Why YouTube Won’t Ban Trump’s Misleading Ads About Biden

The online political advertising wars rage on.In late September, Facebook pleased almost no one when it announced that it would exempt posts by politicians, including ads, from its fact-checking system. Almost as if on cue, a few days later the Donald Trump reelection campaign dropped an ad full of conspiratorial claims about Joe Biden. When…

Want Vintage NASA Space Photos? Sotheby’s Can Help

Want Vintage NASA Space Photos? Sotheby’s Can Help

Apollo 12 pilot Alan Bean stands on the moon during the second lunar landing in November 1969. A Hasselblad camera is fixed to his chest, and mission commander Pete Conrad is crisply reflected on his helmet’s visor, as Bean holds up a gleaming cylinder filled with lunar dust.Space-philes can download a high-resolution version of this…

15 Passive-Aggressive Gift Ideas for Your Terrible Roommate

15 Passive-Aggressive Gift Ideas for Your Terrible Roommate

When you share a living space with other human beings, a few bumps in the road are inevitable. But sometimes those bumps can feel more like mountains. You know, like when your roommate is constantly “forgetting” to pay the bills, leaving clothes all over the floor, and stealing your food from the fridge.Instead of treating…

Elon Musk to Testify as Diver’s Slander Trial Gets Under Way

Elon Musk to Testify as Diver’s Slander Trial Gets Under Way

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is reportedly scheduled to take the stand in a Los Angeles federal courtroom this week. Musk has been known to drag his companies into legal trouble—whether it’s violating securities rules by tweet or puffing on a blunt during an interview while running a major government contractor. This time, though,…