Jon Fingas

Jon Fingas is an associate editor at Engadget.
Virgin Galactic's New Spaceship Completes Its First Glide Test
Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic's New Spaceship Completes Its First Glide Test

This early test of VSS Unity was an important step.
Facebook Drone Failure Prompts a U.S. Investigation
Facebook

Facebook Drone Failure Prompts a U.S. Investigation

On top of the imperfect drone flight, it lost a satellite to SpaceX's Falcon 9 explosion on September 1st.
NASA Is Concerned About SpaceX's Rocket Fueling Practices
NASA

NASA Is Concerned About SpaceX's Rocket Fueling Practices

It's worried that SpaceX will put crews at risk by topping up while they're aboard.
Airbnb Now Requires That Hosts Accept Anti-Discrimination Rules
Airbnb

Airbnb Now Requires That Hosts Accept Anti-Discrimination Rules

If you're kicked out for racism or sexism, you can't feign ignorance.
Blue Apron's Meal Kit Service Has Had Worker Safety Problems
Employees

Blue Apron's Meal Kit Service Has Had Worker Safety Problems

It's learning that tech startups still have to take care of their warehouse staff.
The Internet's Ice Bucket Challenge Credited With Funding a Medical Discovery
Ice Bucket Challenge

The Internet's Ice Bucket Challenge Credited With Funding a Medical Discovery

The donations triggered by those viral videos apparently helped discover a gene associated with ALS.
Scientists Create Glasses-Free 3-D for the Movie Theater
3D Technology

Scientists Create Glasses-Free 3-D for the Movie Theater

You wouldn't have to don awkward eyewear to watch the latest blockbuster.
Segway Creator's Advanced Prosthetic Arm Arrives in Late 2016
Make More Happen

Segway Creator's Advanced Prosthetic Arm Arrives in Late 2016

Mobius Bionics will be the first to offer Segway creator Dean Kamen's Luke arm.
Tesla Accused of Exploiting Cheap Labor to Make Its Factories
Tesla

Tesla Accused of Exploiting Cheap Labor to Make Its Factories

A contractor allegedly took advantage of foreign workers to build Tesla's U.S. facilities.
Hulu Will Offer Live TV in Early 2017
Hulu

Hulu Will Offer Live TV in Early 2017

Company chief Mike Hopkins has announced that you'll see live entertainment, sports and news on the streaming service.
Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism From Twitter Users
Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism From Twitter Users

Once again, the Internet chose to display the worst of humanity.
Uber Rejects Talk of 'Thousands' of Sexual Assault Reports
Uber

Uber Rejects Talk of 'Thousands' of Sexual Assault Reports

Reportedly, there were "fewer than" 170 complaints of sexual assault between December 2012 and August 2015.
Pentagon Competition Dares You to Hack its Websites
Hackers

Pentagon Competition Dares You to Hack its Websites

While the government is keeping sensitive systems off-limits, this will hopefully identify vulnerabilities that in-house experts wouldn't catch.
Google Is Reportedly Releasing a Virtual Reality Headset This Year
Technology

Google Is Reportedly Releasing a Virtual Reality Headset This Year

The new product is said to be miles above Google Cardboard.
Crooked Silk Road Investigator Arrested Again
Legal

Crooked Silk Road Investigator Arrested Again

The former Secret Service agent who was caught stealing bitcoins during the Silk Road case appeared to be fleeing the country ahead of a nearly 6-year sentence.