Leon Black, billionaire co-founder and CEO of Apollo hedge fund, steps...

Leon Black, the co-founder and head of Apollo Global Management, one of Wall Street's most prominent investment firms, is stepping down following an independent review of his ties to the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.While Black, whose net worth is pegged by Forbes at $8.2 billion, will remain Apollo's chairman, his decision…

Police love video doorbells, except when doorbells capture video of police

Video doorbells lie near and dear to our hearts here at Digital Trends because they’re one of the most basic ways that you can help secure your home. But The Intercept found documents in the recent BlueLeaks hack that highlights concerns by the FBI about how video doorbells can compromise officer safety when approaching a suspect’s…

This software converts old CDs into digital tracks and more

Audio Toolbox offers additional features such as a recorder, cutter, joiner and converter. These allow you to capture streaming music, turn clips into sound bites, merge multiple audio files and add effects such as increased speed or altered pitch. The program’s Transfer to iTunes feature lets you import your newly saved songs for easy media management.…

Some charities struggling to keep up with demand amid pandemic

Donations are steady, but nowhere near enough for nonprofits across the U.S. this holiday season.Nov. 30, 2020

Tensions rise as protesters crowd outside of Phoenix ballot-counting facility

A crowd of Trump supporters gather outside a Maricopa County elections department building to protest the ongoing ballot counting in Phoenix, Ariz., as the state race between Joe Biden and President Trump narrows. NBC News' Gadi Schwartz reports.Nov. 5, 2020

Space Station crew is still searching for source of air leak

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are having trouble tracking down the source of an air leak aboard the orbiting outpost. The leak first came to light in September 2019 but at the time wasn’t considered a top priority. But in recent months the rate of leakage has started to increase, prompting NASA to…

Devsisters launches Cookie Run: Kingdom mobile RPG

Dean Takahashi@deantak January 20, 2021 6:30 PM Cookie Run: Kingdom by Devsisters.Image Credit: Devsisters Devsisters is launching Cookie Run: Kingdom today as the latest title in a franchise that has had more than 100 million downloads. It’s a base-building, role-playing mobile game where players outsmart their opponents and, yes, fight each other with cookies. Cookie…

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s installation process is the worst thing ever designed...

I’m still in the process of reviewing Microsoft Flight Simulator, although I’m fairly confident in saying that it’s a technological marvel and a decent game to boot. The ability to fly literally anywhere is quite remarkable, the ultimate expression of open-world gaming. Fascinating as the game itself is, however, Flight Sim and I didn’t get…

Miami to enforce nightly curfew

Phil Helsel3h ago / 4:21 AM UTCMiami's city commission on Thursday voted to enforce a county curfew that lasts from midnight to 6 a.m., starting this weekend."The Miami Police Department will be enforcing the curfew and violators — whether individuals or business establishments — are subject to fines and other enforcement actions," the city said…

Oculus Quest 2 getting Infinite Office with Logitech keyboard and adjustable...

While presented as a new experience, what we see in the Infinite Office trailer is actually an evolution of the current Quest interface, introduced as an Experimental feature back in March and now the default. The Oculus Browser built-into Quests is Chromium-based, meaning it’s widely compatible with websites and web-based apps. It got multi-window support this…

Watch Trump, Biden supporters trade opinions outside counting center

Caitlin Fichtel3h ago / 1:30 PM UTCGeorgia voters urged to check status of the mail-in ballotsVoters in Georgia are being urged to check the status of their mail-in ballots as the race in the key battleground state tightens between President Trump and Joe Biden.Joyce Lanterman, 48, from Atlanta, decided to check the status of her mail-in…

California’s Bay Area could make remote work mandatory

SAN FRANCISCO — Many office workers are doing their jobs from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the trend has given some authorities in California an idea: Make it mandatory.The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, a regional government agency in the San Francisco Bay Area, voted Wednesday to move forward with a proposal to require people…