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Make your own phone with MakerPhone (some soldering required)
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There’s no shortage of interesting electronics kits out there to occupy an idle Sunday, but with this one you get a phone out of the bargain. The MakerPhone is a kit looking for funds on Kickstarter that lets you assemble a working mobile phone from a number of boards and pieces, and the end result […]

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Tim Cook says some tech regulation likely needs to happen     – CNET
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In an interview with Vice News Tonight, Apple’s CEO also denies that storing customer data in China makes it easier for the Chinese government to access the info.

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Finally, the biggest airplane in the world has some rockets to launch
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Enlarge / Meet the Stratolaunch fleet. (credit: Stratolaunch) For the last year or so, Stratolaunch has conducted a number of ground-based tests on the world’s largest aircraft, both inside its gargantuan hangar and on a runway in Mojave, California. If all goes well, the company plans for the aircraft with a 117-meter wingspan to make […]

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Tesla's Model 3 Performance gets some real track time     – Roadshow
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The crew over at Road & Track managed to convince Tesla to let them have a day of lapping out at Lime Rock Park and we’re a little jealous.

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Peppermint 9 Offers Some Cool New Options
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Peppermint 9 accomplishes something most other Linux distros don’t: It melds the best components from other desktop environments and integrates them into a solid operating system. The latest release nearly completes a process begun several upgrades ago, using more Xfce elements and fewer LXDE components. Peppermint is a good alternative to the Linux Mint Xfce […]

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Apple will fix sticky keyboards on some MacBooks, MacBook Pros     – CNET
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The company’s fragile “butterfly switch” keyboard design has spawned user frustration and even lawsuits. If you have one, you now can get it fixed or replaced for free.

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Verizon reportedly capping DSL data usage for some customers     – CNET
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Only customers in certain parts of New York and New Jersey are seeing the data limits, according to a consumer group.

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Microsoft blocks Windows 10 April 2018 update to some Intel SSDs
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Enlarge / Intel SSD 600p. (credit: Intel) The April 2018 update for Windows 10 is now being blocked from installing on systems with certain Intel SSDs. With the update installed, systems with the Intel SSD 600p Series and Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series devices seem to crash repeatedly during startup. The problem appears to be […]

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YouTube TV turns on 'voice remote' feature for some users
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YouTube TV and Google Home have worked together to give you voice control over your live TV since last October. Now, the service is starting to roll out and test a voice-powered remote feature in its mobile app. We've seen the feature ourselves, so c…

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