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House panel asks Apple, Google if app makers must reveal foreign ties

Sponsored Links REUTERS/Stringer The US is growing increasingly suspicious of foreign-made apps. House national security subcommittee chairman Rep. Stephen Lynch has sent letters to Apple and Google asking whether or not they require app developers to disclose “potential overseas affiliations” before software shows up in their respective stores. The congressman is worried about claims that…

A ‘Snow Crash’ TV series is coming to HBO Max

Sponsored Links Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Neal Stephenson’s influential Snow Crash is finally poised to reach screens, although you’ll have to be picky about where you watch it. HBO Max has ordered work on a TV series adaptation of the sci-fi novel that will be written and co-run by the Scott Pilgrim movie’s Michael…

The Morning After: Does the Mac Pro cost too much?

Sponsored Links Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! On the Engadget Podcast we’re discussing Apple’s pricey new Mac Pro, while separately Porsche showed off its idea for a Star Wars ship. Story highlights from last week included Elon Musk’s Cybertruck tour of LA, the Xbox Series X and NASA’s most powerful…

The Real Riverworld

The Real Riverworld

How rivers track across the geography of the planet might not seem closely related to the long-term environment of Earth, or the suitability of the planet for life. But, like many seemingly ‘ordinary’ phenomena, on closer inspection there are deeply rooted connections to the fundamental cycles and processes that integrate life and environment. …