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September 9, 2017

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

by John_A

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We’re looking back at some of the week’s big stories — remember that time Equifax coughed up millions of social security numbers? — plus the latest news, like word of a new Futurama episode.

Things aren’t adding up.Equifax tries to explain its response to a massive security breach

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We still don’t know who stole personally identifiable information about 143 million consumers, but we do have some advice if you’re one of them. Locking down your accounts with all credit bureaus could help deter scammers, and we have a response for those concerned that checking their status will involve waiving their right to sue.

Avert your eyes if a melted Canon lens terrifies you.Behold the cameras destroyed by the solar eclipse

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It will probably be a few years before you have another opportunity to photograph a solar eclipse, but we have a warning for you. Lensrentals collected pics of its damaged equipment to prove how dangerous the event can be, so take heed, and don’t ruin your camera.

And great expectations.Engadget Podcast Episode 41: High Hopes

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Chris Velazco and Dana Wollman cover the Galaxy Note 8 review, next week’s big iPhone reveal and a few things in between on this episode of the Engadget Podcast.

Fresh from Elon’s Instagram.Here’s a full-length look at SpaceX’s spacesuit

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Very fashion forward.

Intriguing.RED reveals more about its holographic smartphone display

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RED CEO Jim Jannard confirmed his company is partnering with a company called Leia to create a “holographic” smartphone display. Now that we know who is making it, we can dig into what Leia’s “light field” technology is and what you can expect from its multilayer LCD.

But wait, there’s more…

  • Bad Password: Facebook’s widening role in electing Trump
  • Alexa and Siri are vulnerable to ‘silent’ ultrasonic commands
  • AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon team up to (hopefully) fix passwords and end phishing
  • Google redesigns its privacy dashboard (again)
  • Leaked Apple warranty guide shows what it will and won’t repair
  • Good news everyone: ‘Futurama’ returns for a one-off, 42-minute podcast episode

The Morning After is a new daily newsletter from Engadget designed to help you fight off FOMO. Who knows what you’ll miss if you don’t subscribe.

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