SpaceX CEO Elon Musk envisions a future in which rocket-based travel will replace airplanes and he shared that vision on Thursday during a presentation at the International Astronautical Congress. The company is working on a new rocket for space and Earth travel.
China banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) earlier this month and now South Korea is making the same move. The country's Financial Services Commission has decided to outright ban all ICOs in the name of more strictly regulating cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Facebook is testing a new account recovery method, facial recognition. The company has added the feature to its app as an alternative to normal two-factor authentication methods or email-based account recovery. The social network has confirmed the test.
European regulators almost invariably seem to believe tech companies need to do more to combat hate speech and terrorism-related content on their platforms. New guidelines from the EU are now encouraging "online platforms" to "step up" their fight against those issues.
Internet service provider Cox is now going to charge some customers in California more if they surpass their monthly data usage cap. Although the ISP has had data caps in place, Cox wasn't actually charging overage fees. Now, subscribers will pay $10 for every 50 GB they use.
A limited version of free in-flight internet has been announced by Delta Air Lines. The company is going to offer free access to iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger on all flights equipped with Gogo WiFi beginning October 1. This only covers text messaging.
The entire industry seems to be following Apple's lead in offering 4K films for $20. Apple announced it would attach that price tag to all 4K HDR titles during its event earlier this month. Amazon subsequently dropped some of its titles to $20. Google is now doing the same.
Facebook has been threatened with a block in Russia if it doesn't comply with the country's local data storage rules. Alexander Zharov, head of the country's Roskomnadzor regulator, says the social network must store user data within the country or it'll be blocked.
A TV streaming service previously known as Xfinity Stream is expanding to cover all of Comcast's US markets and it'll now be referred to as Xfinity Instant TV. The rollout around the country is expected to finish within a couple weeks. It's only available for broadband customers.
We've heard about Twitter's interest in expanding its character limit for years and now it appears the social network is finally ready to move past 140-character tweets. Earlier this week, the network began testing a new 280-character limit with a small set of beta testers.
Though Facebook has confirmed Russia-linked groups purchased ads to influence the US election in 2016, it can't say for sure the same issue was present in Germany and France. The company says it's focused on the 2016 US election issue for the time being.
Instagram's user count has increased significantly in recent months. In just four months, the Facebook-owned social network has seen its user base increase by 100 million people, bringing it to 800 million. The platform is on a path to reach 1 billion users by the middle of 2018.
Adobe Flash is counting its last days as support for once very popular plugin is being replaced by HTML5. Even Adobe confirmed that support for Flash will end in 2020, while some browsers are already making steps towards that. Mozilla is one of the first that will kill Flash with
The popular video-sharing service has decided to expand its service to other segments and has now announced that it has acquired Livestream, also very popular live stream service. Not only did Vimeo announced the acquisition of Livestream, but it has also announced its own
Just like expected, the Chinese government has now added another messaging app to the list of blocked apps in the country. After having problems with sending video chats and photos, WhatsApp is now completely blocked, just like Facebook and Instagram.
Amazon will open its first Amazon Web Services (AWS) region in the Middle East by 2019, the company has announced. It's going to bring a data center to the area that'll provide three availability zones in Bahrain. AWS currently covers 16 regions around the world.
A court in The Netherlands has again ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular torrent sites. Ziggo and Xs4all, two Dutch ISPs, were ordered by a court in the Hague to block the website within the next 10 days.
Bixby, Samsung's voice assistant, is now available in the Indian region and it includes support for Indian accents. Users of the Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+ will have access to Bixby Voice. Although it works with Indian accents and in the region, it only supports English.
A 4,000-mile transatlantic internet cable from Facebook and Microsoft, known as "Marea," is now complete. It connects North America with the mainland of Europe. With its 160 Tbps capacity, the cable will help cloud services provide optimal service in the European region.
Apple is upgrading 1080p titles to 4K for free, but it's only allowing users to view them via streaming, with downloading taken away as an option. The company announced it was introducing free 4K upgrades during its event last week, but it has now clarified there are conditions.