Wednesday's technology stories


TuAnh Dam
May 18, 2022 - Technology

Elon Musk says he will vote for Republicans now

Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images.

Homeland Security puts its "Disinformation Governance Board" on ice

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Data center operator Global Switch hits the block

Illustration of a box that is emitting binary numbers
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Brady Dale
May 18, 2022 - Economy & Business

Ampleforth aims to be a crypto-native unit of account

Photo illustration of Ampleforth founder Evan Kuo
Ampleforth founder Evan Kuo. Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Courtesy Ampleforth

Aave’s Social Media Fix

Illustration of a surprised looking emoji being turned by a wrench
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Elon vs. the Twitter bots

Illustration of robot profile pictures stacked in a pile
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios
Joann Muller
May 18, 2022 - Technology

Assisted-driving systems aren't collision-proof, AAA testing shows

Screenshot from a crash video showing a dummy cyclist being hit by a car
Screenshot: AAA testing video

NASA will test female dummies in space

Illustration of the Orion space capsule with female mannequins in it.
Illustration of the "crew" of the Artemis 1 mis­sion to the moon. Image courtesy of NASA/Lockheed Martin/DLR
Joann Muller
May 18, 2022 - Technology

Why driverless cars can't go everywhere yet

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Twitter turns the tables on Musk, will “enforce” merger

Elon Musk stands.
Elon Musk. Photo: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Image

Netflix lays off about 150 employees

The logo of Netflix.
Netflix logo. Photo: Silas Stein via Getty Images
Brady Dale
May 17, 2022 - Economy & Business

Andreessen Horowitz explains the crypto hype cycle

A wallet with numbers coming out the top.
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios
Sara Fischer
Updated May 17, 2022 - Economy & Business

Musk: Twitter deal "cannot move forward" unless spam questions answered

Screenshot: @elonmusk (Twitter)
Mike Allen
May 17, 2022 - Technology

New Ian Bremmer book unpacks globe's "biggest risk of all"

Ian Bremmer book cover
Cover: Simon & Schuster
Ina Fried
May 17, 2022 - Technology

Arm CEO says being part of SoftBank gave it time to pivot

Photo illustration of Arm CEO Rene Haas.
Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photo: Arm