Tom Maxwell

MagniX just flew the largest all-electric aircraft in the world. It's tiny.
Tom Maxwell
The eCaravan aircraft, which flew for 30 minutes in its first test flight, could revolutionize short trips with zero emissions and much lower costs.
Tech
If your site loads slowly Google's going to punish you
Tom Maxwell
The new "page experience" criteria score websites on load time and responsiveness to clicks.
Tech
Apple is challenging Tile's antitrust complaint because of course it is
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The company known for its Bluetooth trackers says Apple is trying to advantage its own upcoming equivalent product.
Culture
You can now use an Uber as your personal limo for $50 an hour
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Get your own private driver for an hour or more... likely separated from you by plastic sheeting and gaffer tape, but still.
Tech
Amazon just killed its most hated Echo product
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The Echo Look is gone. The "fashion recommendations" it offered are now baked into the Amazon app.
Tech
Yamaha's 'Remote Cheerer' app is the most depressing way to fill empty stadiums with sound
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It's even bleaker than you'd expect.
Culture
Twitter's tweet scheduling option quietly went live today
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You can finally schedule your shitposts directly from Twitter.com.
Tech
YouTube videos are getting 'chapters' so you can skip through with ease
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Chapters make it easy to navigate to your favorite parts of a video.
Tech
Google Search now has an anxiety self-assessment quiz
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The quiz will direct you to resources to address your anxiety.
Tech
Facebook: Actually, it's fine to be the arbiter of truth but only to verify people, not dispel lies
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Any person that frequently goes viral on the social network will need to send a picture of their ID to Facebook.
Culture
HP's Reverb G2 looks like it'll be a great VR headset for Windows
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Sure, you'll have to live with a cable, but you won't have to contend with a walled garden.
Gaming
This mod lets you use your stationary bike in GTA V
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With the GTBikeV mod you can commit drive-by shootings and get exercise at the same time.
Gaming
Motorola may be taking another stab at its Razr reboot
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Its first folding phone was a disaster, but Motorola is going to try again.
Tech
Almost half of Apple Stores in the U.S. will be open by the end of the week
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The company is reopening 100 of its retail stores.
Culture
Microsoft Edge has a built-in surfing game that puts Chrome's dino to shame
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Sorry, Google, but your jumping T-Rex suddenly looks both basic and dated.
Surf's up
Twitter won't delete Trump's baseless tweets about widower's spouse
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The President is too good for Twitter's traffic for it to stop him from spreading blatant lies.
Culture
Microsoft calls for Congress to fund broadband access, argues it's a public utility like electricity
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Microsoft's president argued that broadband is the "electricity of the 21st century."
Tech
What a shock, bots are likely driving much of Twitter's 'reopen America' conversation
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Researchers say bot activity surrounding COVID-19 is two times greater than from previous disaster events.
Tech
Contact-tracing apps aren't meant to share location data, but Care19's does
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The developer says it uses Foursquare's API to collect the names of places where its users have been. But doing so may violate Apple and Google's rules.
Coronavirus
Cops are not allowed to turn on your phone without a warrant, judge rules
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Authorities need a warrant just to see the lock screen.
Tech