All The News You Missed Over The Weekend: Why Hoverboards Explode

All The News You Missed Over The Weekend: Why Hoverboards Explode

Good morning! It’s a busy world out there. All The News You Missed Over The Weekend gives you a guide to everything techy that happened while you were sleeping, or relaxing, or partying.

Why Hoverboards Keep Exploding
Those self-balancing scooters that everyone’s calling “hoverboards” don’t actually hover. But that’s not the strangest thing about them — that would be the fact that this year’s most popular holiday gift keeps catching on fire.

Your VPN may be worthless
You may have heard that VPN provider Perfect Privacy found a massive security hole in most services — one can de-anonymizes users, thus rendering it useless. Two weeks have passed and most affected providers still haven’t fixed the problem, called “Port Fail.”

How Microsoft plans to make the Xbox great again
In its first eight years, the Xbox 360 established the company as a powerhouse in the games industry. As entertainment trended away from physical media and cable subscriptions, the Xbox 360 felt like a test run for Microsoft’s plan to one day control the living room.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Performance Preview
I don’t think there’s any way to sugarcoat this, but 2015 has not been a particularly great year for Qualcomm in the high-end SoC business. The company remains a leading SoC developer, but Snapdragon 810 did not live up to expectations.

Neil deGrasse Tyson gave Mars One’s CEO a softball interview
Neil deGrasse Tyson recently welcomed Bas Lansdorp, the CEO of Mars One, on his science talk show, Star Talk. Lansdorp sat down with Tyson to discuss Mars One’s plan to send a group of space settlers to Mars — and then leave them there.

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