Jon Fingas

Jon Fingas is an associate editor at Engadget.
Uber President Quits in Response to Controversies
Uber

Uber President Quits in Response to Controversies

This wasn't the company he thought he joined.
Parking Ticket Chatbot Now Helps Refugees Claim Asylum
Chatbots

Parking Ticket Chatbot Now Helps Refugees Claim Asylum

A Facebook Messenger conversation could help you start a new life.
Connected Teddy Bears Leaked Kids' Voices Online
Toys; Games

Connected Teddy Bears Leaked Kids' Voices Online

The supposedly private messages were even held for ransom.
Facebook Says It Can't Police All Posts for Racism
Facebook

Facebook Says It Can't Police All Posts for Racism

There are 'billions' of posts every day, Facebook claims, and it would require a 'wonder machine' to catch every possible instance of abuse.
Elon Musk Says He Put Immigration Ban on Trump Council Agenda
Elon Musk

Elon Musk Says He Put Immigration Ban on Trump Council Agenda

The Tesla founder also raised climate issues.
Sprint Buys 33 Percent Stake in Tidal's Music Service
Sprint

Sprint Buys 33 Percent Stake in Tidal's Music Service

You'll have to subscribe to the carrier to listen to certain exclusives.
Facebook Is Testing Fake News Filtering Overseas
Facebook

Facebook Is Testing Fake News Filtering Overseas

A trial run in Germany could influence an election and keep Facebook out of trouble.
SpaceX Will Resume Rocket Launches on January 8th
SpaceX

SpaceX Will Resume Rocket Launches on January 8th

It also has solutions that should prevent a repeat of its launch pad explosion.
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.