Facebook Renews Its Ambitions to Connect the World

Facebook first revealed its plans to build a 37,000-kilometer subsea cable, named 2Africa, in the spring of 2020, and it announced an expansion last month. It’s expected to be completed in 2023 or 2024. The new transatlantic cable project will supposedly provide 200...

Amazon’s Astro Is a Robot Without a Cause

What do you get when you mix Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa with an Echo Show tablet, give it a hefty dose of artificial intelligence, integrate it all with Ring’s home security system, and let it autonomously roll around your home? You get a robot for the sake of a...

Microsoft Surface Duo 2: Specs, Price, Release Date

Two Octobers ago, Microsoft revealed its long-in-the-works dual-screened device, named the Surface Duo. No one bought it.That’s not actually true. Some people did buy it. But the mobile device was hamstrung by glitchy software and Microsoft’s bewildering...