Thomas' first gadget memory was typing 7734 into his father's inverted, HP-35 scientific calculator. Clearly fated to tech blogging, he would have to wait another 20 years before the rise of the medium. A degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering led Thomas to Silicon Valley just prior to the dot-com boom. In June of 2011, Thomas wrote his 1,362,258th word for Engadget, leaving to help launch The Verge.
The identity management company now says that a report containing every support customer’s name and email address was stolen in a hack from two months ago:
While we do not have direct knowledge or evidence that this information is being actively exploited, we have notified all our customers that this file is an increased security risk of phishing and social engineering.
Not a good look for Okta, which is entrusted with securing thousands of major companies worldwide, including T-Mobile, Sonos, and OpenAI.
Despite being just “a couple of months away” over a year ago, Ikea’s Dirigera hub still can’t bridge the company’s smart home gear to Matter. Here’s the latest statement... on the matter:
We want to make sure our products meet the highest quality standards and have therefore decided to delay this functionality for some time. We simply need more development time to secure good functionality. We will provide more information when it’s time.
At least we’ve got three new affordable sensors coming.
Hilton’s entertainment company has pulled an advertising campaign from Elon Musk’s X over concerns about antisemitism and pro-Nazi content on the site previously known as Twitter, but the NFL is sticking around because its “fans are clearly there.” Guess we know who has more integrity.
A century of design — with and without Dieter Rams — giving credit where credit is due.
The family that founded Samsung, and has ruled it for three generations, has a long history of convictions, pardons, convictions, pardons, conv... you get the idea. Jay Y. Lee, current boss and grandson of the founder, is facing a possible five-year jail term over accounting fraud, after having been granted a presidential pardon for a separate conviction in 2021. Lee contends he did no wrong in a trial that has lasted three years. A decision is expected within months.
The internal email from Chief Product Officer Maxime Bouvat-Merlin did not specify how many jobs will be lost. Per Bloomberg, the cuts will happen today, and are the result of “a shift in product strategy.” The email also disclosed that a team is dedicated to headphones inside Sonos, which might be behind the “major product in a new multibillion-dollar category” mentioned in yesterday’s earnings call.
The social media giant claims it’s not valuable enough, and is only being subjected to the strict obligations that come with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) gatekeeper designation because it’s being lumped together with Chinese parent ByteDance, which has many operations outside of Europe.
The deadline to appeal is today, November 16th, and so far Apple’s been very quiet. Microsoft, Google and Amazon have not challenged.
It’s an EV of course, and will be manufactured by Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co (BAIC). The long anticipated vehicle was revealed in a Chinese regulatory filing and will come in SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max variants, with RWD (220kW) and AWD (220kW + 275kW) powertrain options. It weighs 2.66 tons with a top speed of 165 mph. Deliveries of the 5-seater SU7 begin in February.