What cash discounts tell us about payment defaults

Last night, when I was settling up at the dive bar, I began thinking once again about the tradeoffs of technology. I was thinking about it because I paid in cash. Post-pandemic, it seems that more people than ever are…

Canon is getting away with printers that won’t scan sans ink — but HP might pay

Were you hoping Canon might be held accountable for its all-in-one printers that mysteriously can’t scan when they’re low on ink, forcing you to buy more? Tough: the lawsuit we told you about last year quietly ended in a private…

Sam Bankman-Fried sent to jail as judge revokes bail over witness tampering, VPN use

Defendant present with attorneys Mark Stewart Cohen and Christian R. Everdell. AUSAs Danielle R. Sassoon, Nicholas Roos, Samuel Raymond, and Diane Kudla present. Pretrial Services Officer John Moscato present. Bond as to Samuel Bankman-Fried (1) Revoked and defendant ordered remanded.…

Zuckerberg says he’s ready to fight and that Elon keeps making things up

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Threads that he’s “ready to fight” X owner Elon Musk but not to believe that there’s a scheduled date until he confirms it. Musk claimed Friday morning that the fight would be livestreamed on…

Is this the PS5 Slim?

Image: BwE (X) Sony has been rumored to be working on a revision of the PlayStation 5, often referred to as the PS5 Slim, that includes a removable disc drive. Now images and a video have leaked of a PS5…

The video call revolution is dead

Three years ago, video chat appeared set to revolutionize the way we work. All we actually got was slightly better video chat.  Video-first communication obviously became much more important to many with the covid pandemic. With people suddenly forced to…

Mill Kitchen Bin review: trying to save the planet and feed the chickens

At around 1AM on Sunday morning, my partner sat bolt upright in bed and whispered urgently, “There’s someone in the kitchen!” After listening sleepily for a few seconds to the muffled clunking noise, I replied, “No, there’s not; that’s just…

How to set up parental controls on your PS5

Today’s kids are tech-savvy at a very young age, but you might not want your children sitting down in front of a PS5 without some guardrails in place. Sony has built parental controls right into the software for its console,…

iRobot’s Roomba j7 Plus, our favorite robot vacuum, has hit an all-time low

There’s a reason people still often refer to robot vacuums as “Roombas.” The company behind the well-known robovac series, iRobot, has spent decades iterating in the space, resulting in some of the best robot vacuums you can buy. The Roomba…

iPhone 14, 14 Pro owners report battery health drops of 10 percent in less than a year

Some iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro owners have complaints reminiscent of the bad old days of “batterygate,” reporting that with less than a year of service on the clock, their phones are already reporting more battery degradation than expected.…