The jokes are flying fast and furious for April 1. Budweiser, Twitter and Reddit are among the many companies getting in on the fun with (mostly) fake products.
There should be at least one unionized Amazon warehouse in the US. CNBCreports Workers at the company’s JFK8 facility in Staten Island have voted 2,350-1,912 in favor of joining a union in a late March election. While the official count isn’t yet available, the remaining uncounted and challenged ballots aren’t expected to sway the outcome. […]
Soft robots may soon be more flexible than ever… and a tad creepy. As The Guardianreports, researchers have developed a magnetic slime “robot” that can shift into different shapes to grab objects. It can encircle a group of pellets, for instance, and even stretch out in multiple directions to grab items on opposite sides. It’s […]
You don’t have to start a Paramount+ trial just to figure out whether or not the Halo TV series is worth your time. The streaming service has made the first episode of the game-inspired show free to watch on YouTube for a week starting March 31st (sorry!). The freebie is only viewable in the US, […]
Twitch is halting a feature that lets viewers pay to promote their favorite streamers after bad actors used it to push porn and other NSFW content onto its homepage. First spotted by PC Gamer, a number of Twitch users on Twitter this week noticed that streams of porn videos were on the homepage, all featuring […]
Hyper Light Drifter‘s retro style and relentless action have prompted a spiritual successor and even an animated series, but what about a follow-up? Don’t worry, it’s coming. Eurogamernotes Heart Machine has unveiledHyper Light Breaker, a game set in the Hyper Light universe but with very different mechanics. Gone is the Zelda-like 2D view and solo-only […]
The creative minds at The Misfit Society have added five new Minecraft-themed ballparks to the MLB Home Run Derby downloadable content. “If you missed this fast-paced DLC the first time around, then grab your inventory and step up to the plate, friend, because your team needs you,” writes Sophie Austin on Minecraft.net. “Alongside the 30 […]
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Wing Security, which helps companies discover, monitor, and remediate potential security issues with SaaS tools used by their employees, raises a $20M Series A — As businesses increasingly rely on an ever-growing number of SaaS products, it has become imperative for security teams …
Keerthi Vedantam / dot.LA: VivoSense, which develops wearable biometric sensors to collect and organize data from patients for clinical drug trials, raises a $25M Series A — As the CEO of Sarepta Therapeutics from 2011 to 2015, Chris Garabedian led a biotech firm striving to find cures for rare diseases.
Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal: Research shows TikTok tic videos contribute to a rise in cases of girls with tics; US ER room visits among teen girls with tics has tripled during the pandemic — Tourette videos posted on the platform continue to draw many viewers, and doctors say teen girls keep showing up […]