Gears & Gadgets

Facebook violates Apple’s data-gathering rules, pulls VPN from App Store

Enlarge Getty Images | NurPhoto Facebook is the latest company to violate Apple’s new app guidelines surrounding data collection. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Facebook pulled Onavo Protect, a VPN app, from Apple’s App Store after the iPhone maker determined that Onavo violated its data-collection rules. Facebook purchased the Israeli company […]

Emerging Tech

This CO2-sucking rock takes eons to form naturally. Now we can grow it in weeks

Could lab-grown magnesite help fight back against climate change? That’s what a new research project carried out by investigators from Trent University, in Ontario, Canada and The University of British Columbia suggests. Magnesite, a.k.a. magnesium carbonate, is capable of sucking up carbon dioxide (CO2) at an impressive rate, with one metric ton of magnesite capturing […]

Computer

Dell Precision 5530

If Dell’s XPS 15 went to engineering school, it would graduate as the Precision 5530 (starts at $ 1,519; $ 3,647 as tested). Billed as Dell’s lightest, thinnest, and smallest 15.6-inch mobile workstation, the Precision 5530 is not a “lite” or lower power/more portable entry like HP’s ZBook 14u G4. Instead, it competes with HP’s […]