Amazon is cracking down on internal communications after employees used mailing lists to critique warehouse working conditions
Amazon’s corporate employees have started to question the e-commerce giant’s business and labor practices more than ever before. In response, the company appears to be cracking down. This week, Recode has learned that Amazon has started strictly enforcing rules that limit its employees’ internal communications with each other on... Read more
Loan site buckling under COVID-19 strain shows man another applicant’s data
Jay Warren was frantically trying to submit an online loan application under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), but the site he was accessing at kept timing out. He says he tried to reload the application some 30 times and still had no luck. When a page finally appeared,... Read more
Best cheap security cameras of 2020
Some of the security cameras I recommend are a bit pricey, but there are a handful of solid models that cost less. Enter: my curated list of the top home security cameras priced at or under 100 bucks. These three cameras range a lot in terms of features and... Read more
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel interviews co-director of the Institute for Local Self Reliance Stacy Mitchell about her critique of Amazon’s power in America’s marketplace. As Amazon becomes more essential infrastructure during the coronavirus pandemic, Nilay and Stacy discuss the increased visibility of Amazon’s monopoly power and the way it... Read more
A New Chatbot Tries a Little Artificial Empathy
Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant can set a timer, play a song, or check the weather with ease, but for a real conversation you may as well try talking to the toaster. Speaking as naturally as a person requires common-sense understanding of the world, knowledge of facts and current... Read more
Dive into the vast world of YouTube with this $29 ultimate creator’s guide
With everyone stuck inside due to the threat of the coronavirus, global internet usage and digital streaming have skyrocketed. People are consuming more video content than ever, and there are more and more different ways to spend your quarantine time online. What if you could take advantage of this... Read more
Elon Musk tweets criticism of coronavirus lockdown
Elon Musk isn’t happy with the US lockdown. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Elon Musk spoke out against the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns in a Tuesday night tweet. In subsequent tweets he linked to a... Read more
5 Big Mistakes We Can Make Fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic
Look, we get it: Sheltering in place is a tremendous burden. If you’re lucky, you’re going stir crazy. The less fortunate have lost work or are struggling with mental illness. But governments do not take this strategy lightly: The best way to keep hospitals from getting overwhelmed with Covid-19... Read more
Samsung forecasts solid chip sales, but profits will drop due to decline in smartphone and TV sales
(Reuters) — Samsung said on Wednesday it expected profit to decline in the current quarter due to a coronavirus-related slump in sales of smartphones and TVs, although the chip business would remain solid. The South Korean conglomerate joined other tech giants such as SK Hynix and Intel in declining... Read more
Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s confusing ending explained
Sephiroth.  Square Enix Were you confused by Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s ending? You’re not alone.  The game managed to cause consternation among fans before it even officially launched. As complications stemming from COVID-19 spread caused physical copies of the game to be sold in Australia and parts of Europe early,... Read more