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Pilot YouTuber Being Investigated for Crashing His Plane

Pilot YouTuber Being Investigated for Crashing His Plane

Screenshot: Lucas Ropek/YouTube A pilot and professional YouTuber has run into some trouble after he crashed his plane in the California mountains last month, only to be accused of doing the whole thing on purpose to grab some page views. Now he’s being investigated by the feds. Trevor Jacob, a former Olympic snowboarder turned social media star, recently crashed a Taylorcraft BL64 plane into the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest, filming the entire episode as it occurred, The Drive reports. Jacob, who has been making YouTube videos for...

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Intel selects Ohio for ‘largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet’

Intel selects Ohio for ‘largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet’

Chip manufacturer Intel will spend at least $20 billion on a new chip manufacturing site in New Albany, near Columbus, Ohio, Time reports. The plans are expected to be announced officially on Friday afternoon by Ohio officials, according to Cleveland.com, and the New York Times notes that Intel will discuss the expansion in a webcast later today. The 1,000-acre location will play host to two chip factories, and is set to directly employ at least 3,000 people. Construction is reportedly due to kick off this year, with the site becoming operational in 2025. In an interview with Time, Intel CEO... Read More
Pilot YouTuber Being Investigated for Crashing His Plane

Pilot YouTuber Being Investigated for Crashing His Plane

Screenshot: Lucas Ropek/YouTube A pilot and professional YouTuber has run into some trouble after he crashed his plane in the California mountains last month, only to be accused of doing the whole thing on purpose to grab some page views. Now he’s being investigated by the feds. Trevor Jacob, a former Olympic snowboarder turned social media star, recently crashed a Taylorcraft BL64 plane into the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest, filming the entire episode as it occurred, The Drive reports. Jacob, who has been making YouTube videos for awhile, has claimed that he was en route from Lompoc... Read More
Google Pay resets strategy again with new leader, might get into crypto

Google Pay resets strategy again with new leader, might get into crypto

Enlarge / Google Pay continues to circle the drain. Google is bringing on a new executive who it hopes will turn the beleaguered Google Pay division around. Bloomberg reports that Arnold Goldberg, PayPal’s chief product architect, will now run Google Pay after the former payments chief, Caesar Sengupta, left in April. Of the Google services that survived 2021, Google Pay had one of the most brutal years of any product. In March, Google Pay rolled out a completely new app in the US, replacing the old Google Pay app that had existed for years. This new app was originally developed for... Read More
Google starts testing Android games on Windows PCs

Google starts testing Android games on Windows PCs

Microsoft announced Windows 11 with the promise it will support Android apps, although that functionality wasn’t ready for the launch of the desktop platform. Now Google has finally launched the first beta – users in select markets can sign up for Google Play Games where they can run 12 games on their computer. The first countries/regions to get it are Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea, where players can test Asphalt 9, Gardenscapes and Homescapes, and a handful of other locally available games. They need to have at least Windows 10 (v2004) or Windows 11, a PC with an octa-core... Read More
FAA clears 62% of US planes for “low-visibility landings” amid 5G rollout

FAA clears 62% of US planes for “low-visibility landings” amid 5G rollout

The Federal Aviation Administration today said it has cleared 62 percent of US commercial airplanes to perform low-visibility landings at airports where AT&T and Verizon are deploying 5G on C-band spectrum this week. Several international airlines previously canceled some flights to the US after Boeing issued a recommendation to not fly the 777 into airports where carriers are deploying 5G on the C-band. However, the 777 planes—or at least those that have altimeters capable of filtering out C-band transmissions—were on the FAA’s new list of cleared aircraft. The FAA has been granting Alternate Means of Compliance (AMOCs) to operators with... Read More
Samsung leaks new notched tablet on its own website

Samsung leaks new notched tablet on its own website

A Samsung support page for, of all things, Bixby, may have just given us our first official look at the company’s upcoming flagship tablet. The picture, which was spotted by 91Mobiles, shows a familiar looking Samsung smartphone alongside a very unfamiliar looking tablet, complete with a display notch that Samsung savagely mocked when first introduced on the iPhone X. Reports suggest this new tablet will be called the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, and it may be announced as early as next month. The design shown in the image on Samsung’s site corresponds with unofficial renders of the tablet released... Read More
Buffy’s Charisma Carpenter Responds to Joss Whedon’s Comments

Buffy’s Charisma Carpenter Responds to Joss Whedon’s Comments

Charisma Carpenter at NYCC 2019. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for ReedPOP (Getty Images) Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel star Charisma Carpenter has responded to recent comments from the creator of those shows, Joss Whedon. And she doesn’t seem too happy. Last year Carpenter took to social media to detail the verbal and mental abuse she endured from Whedon while working for him. The accusations, coupled with similar accusations from Justice League star Ray Fisher, led to several of her co-stars and colleagues bolstering the remarks and Whedon being removed from projects he was working on at the time.... Read More
After airline outcry, AT&T and Verizon postpone 5G deployments near some airports [Updated]

After airline outcry, AT&T and Verizon postpone 5G deployments near some airports [Updated]

Enlarge / American Airline planes sit on the tarmac at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, on January 15, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | Getty Images Update, January 18, 3:50 pm EST: Verizon and AT&T have said they will postpone the launch of their advanced 5G services near certain airports in response to airlines’ threats to cancel flights. From the Financial Times: AT&T said it had voluntarily agreed to “temporarily defer turning on” a limited number of 5G-enabled towers around “certain airport runways” as it provides more information to airlines and regulators, but added it was launching its... Read More