N.Y.-to-D.C. Hyperloop? Elon Musk claims verbal approval, but more work needed

Elon Musk’s vision calls for building networks of underground tunnels to get around surface street congestion. (Boring Company Illustration) Out of the blue, tech billionaire Elon Musk reported today that he’s received verbal approval from the government to build an underground Hyperloop transit system between New York and Washington, D.C., with stops in Philadelphia and[…]

Alleged Dark Web Kingpin Doxed Himself With His Personal Hotmail Address

On Thursday, US authorities announced the seizure of the largest dark web marketplace AlphaBay. Europol and Dutch police also claimed seizure of Hansa, another popular market. In their dark web investigations, law enforcement have increasingly turned to hacking tools, including the deployment of browser exploits on a mass scale. But tracking down the alleged AlphaBay[…]

The UK Granted Spy Tech Export to Turkey Amid Massive Crackdown

The UK is a prolific exporter of surveillance technology, ranging from IMSI-catchers that can monitor mobile phones to internet mass surveillance equipment. Now, according to newly published data from the UK’s Department for International Trade, the country granted a license to export surveillance technology to Turkey earlier this year. That in itself may not be[…]

Supercomputer maker Cray cutting 14% of workforce, 190 jobs, seeking to save $25M per year

(GeekWire File Photo) Seattle supercomputer maker Cray plans to cut 190 jobs, representing about 14 percent of its global workforce, as part of a restructuring plan meant to cut costs. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, the company said the layoffs will “affect all organizations and major geographies of the[…]

Nokia phone maker HMD Global parts ways with CEO Arto Nummela

HMD Global, the business vehicle set up specifically to create and market Nokia-branded mobile devices, has announced that its CEO Arto Nummela has left the company “with immediate effect.” No reason was given for the departure, but Florian Seiche, who has served as HMD Global’s president since its inception, has been appointed as acting CEO[…]

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

A procession of garbage trucks boxed-in our van for most of the drive into the landfill. Barren heaps of gray-brown dirt contrast with thick trees and the strikingly blue bay in the distance. The center of the dump, where cranes compact industrial waste, looks like a warzone—a dusty, filthy, deafeningly far cry from the glittery[…]

Mesh networking comes to Bluetooth, which could set off a new wave of smart buildings

Now that the Bluetooth standard supports mesh networking, connected buildings like this stadium could really start to take off. (Bluetooth SIG Photo) One of the most widely used technologies in mobile computing is getting an important upgrade that could accelerate the development of the smart home and industrial internet. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the[…]

Dragon Ball Fighterz adds Trunks, plans closed beta

Dragon Ball Fighterz is one of the most anticipated fighting games in recent memory, thanks to its gorgeous graphics that replicate the look of its source material. We even gave it one of our Unreal E3 Awards during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last month. At the end of this past weekend’s EVO[…]