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Jon Fingas


Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Jon:

Tesla says unintended acceleration claims are 'completely false'

Tesla claims the reports of surprise acceleration are a plot by short-sellers to undermine the company. → Read More

Radiohead's online 'library' hosts rarities, art and merch

The band has also posted rarities on digital music services. → Read More

Discovery shows early galaxies could have very short lives

A galaxy was already dying about 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang. → Read More

ESA opens plant that turns moondust into oxygen

If humans are going to have a long-term presence on the Moon, they're going to need breathable air and rocket fuel -- and the ESA might just have a way to creat... → Read More

Opera accused of offering predatory loans through Android apps

Opera has frequently tried to claim the moral high ground in the web browser world, but it's being accused of using its side projects for far less virtuous beha... → Read More

Huawei will use TomTom for maps now that it's cut off from Google

The deal will keep navigation an option on Huawei phones despite a US blacklisting. → Read More

Apple unveils animated musical series from the creator of 'Bob's Burgers'

Apple is determined to pump up its TV+ service mere hours before the Screen Actors Guild Awards. It started by unveiling Central Park, an animated musical comed... → Read More

Facebook says glitch led to rude translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook is learning first-hand about the limitations of modern translation technology. The social media firm has apologized after people discovered that that... → Read More

Leica's M10 Monochrom is devoted to black-and-white photography

Leica is giving its Monochrom cameras a much-needed upgrade, and it's good news if you're a big fan of black-and-white photography... provided you're willing to... → Read More

SpaceX successfully completes Crew Dragon launch escape test

SpaceX just completed a major milestone in its quest to carry humans to orbit. The private spaceflight firm has successfully conducted an in-flight test of Cre... → Read More

Behringer clones more well-known synths from Moog and Roland

Behringer's System 55 and RD-6 will look familiar to music veterans. → Read More

Apple TV+ documentary series will profile Oprah, Lin-Manuel and Big Bird

Apple is leaning even further into documentaries than you might have expected. The company has unveiled plans for a Dear... Apple TV+ documentary series that,... → Read More

Instagram removes the IGTV button you weren't using

Instagram's IGTV was supposed to usher in a new era for video in the social network, but that's not quite how it panned out. And now, the company is tempering... → Read More

Boeing finds another software flaw that might delay 737 Max's return

Boeing is dealing with another 737 Max software flaw that could prevent the troubled aircraft from returning to the skies, but this time it's not a safety issue... → Read More

Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues

You may have good reason to be worried that police use of facial recognition might erode your privacy -- many departments are already using software with seriou... → Read More

Microsoft will fix an Internet Explorer security flaw under active attack

Mozilla isn't the only one grappling with a serious web browser security flaw. Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will fix an Internet Explorer secu... → Read More

Amazon may offer hand recognition payments to other stores

Amazon's rumored hand recognition payment tech might be useful beyond paying for produce at Whole Foods. Wall Street Journal sources say the company is develop... → Read More

Valve is definitely not working on 'Left 4 Dead 3'

An HTC executive is learning first-hand about the dangers of making unsupported statements in your presentations. Valve has rejected speculation that it's work... → Read More

Björk and Microsoft use AI to create music that changes with the sky

Björk is no stranger to using technology to express her music in more inventive ways, but now she's using it to shape the music itself in unexpected forms.... → Read More

Porn cam network leaked sensitive data for thousands of models

Data leaks by their nature subject people to some kind of unnecessary risk, but this latest could be genuinely dangerous. Researchers at vpnMentor have discove... → Read More