Surface Laptop Studio and Pro 8 hands-on

Microsoft Surface event 2021

At its annual hardware event today, Microsoft unveiled a new family of Surface devices ahead of Windows 11’s launch on October 5th. Refreshes of the Surface Pro and Surface Go aren’t surprising, and the company did show off the latest in both of those series. But the Surface Laptop Studio is the most intriguing. It’s … Read more

YouTube tests video downloads for your desktop browser

YouTube tests video downloads for your desktop browser

YouTube is testing an official way to download videos on your desktop web browser (via Android Police). If you want to see if you’re eligible for the test, which runs through October 19th, check out YouTube’s experimental features page, which lists tests available for Premium subscribers. I was able to opt in to the test, … Read more

Steve Ballmer is obsessed with the toilets in his new Clippers arena

Steve Ballmer is obsessed with the toilets in his new Clippers arena

Since leaving Microsoft, ex-CEO Steve Ballmer has devoted his life to the Los Angeles Clippers, transferring his enthusiastic, often scary keynote energy into pure, sport-oriented hype. But what about his passions? What’s replaced Windows “developers, developers, developers” in the heart of the man who’s spending around $1.8 billion to build the new Intuit Dome arena … Read more

Apple won’t let ‘Fortnite’ back on the App Store until all court appeals are exhausted

Kris Holt

Apple has told Epic Games it will onto the iOS or macOS App Stores until the outcome of the lawsuit between the two is finalized. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney shared communications between the two sides, in which Apple said it won’t consider reinstating Epic’s developer program account “until the district court’s judgment becomes final and … Read more

Fortnite ‘blacklisted’ from Apple store, Epic Games CEO says

Fortnite ‘blacklisted’ from Apple store, Epic Games CEO says

Following a ruling in Fortnite creator Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says Apple will blacklist Fortnite from its ecosystem until its appeals process makes the judgment final. “Apple lied,” Sweeney said on Twitter. “Apple spent a year telling the world, the court, and the press they’d ‘welcome Epic’s return to the … Read more

Google will offer info on an advertiser’s history

Jon Fingas

Have you ever seen an ad for an unfamiliar gadget or clothing label and wondered if it was above-board? You might get a more informed take soon. Google is introducing advertiser pages in the “about this ad” section that not only provide more details about a verified marketer, but show the ads that company ran … Read more

Workhorse suspends delivery, recalls dozens of its flagship electric vans

Workhorse suspends delivery, recalls dozens of its flagship electric vans

Ohio-based electric vehicle startup Workhorse is suspending deliveries of its C-1000 electric delivery vans and recalling 41 vehicles that have already been sent to customers, telling regulators the vans need “additional testing and modifications” in order to comply with federal safety standards. It was the latest setback for the company, which recently abandoned its effort … Read more