Biden Makes a Deal With Uber and Lyft in the Name of Vaccines
Joe Biden has been president for only four months, but he’s already been hailed as the country’s most pro-labor leader since Franklin Delano Roosevelt showed up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He wants to make it easier for workers to unionize and would raise the national minimum wage to $15.... Read more
EA hypes up the next Battlefield ahead of its June reveal
Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson said that he believes the next Battlefield game coming later this year to the consoles and PC will be “spectacular.” EA now has multiple studios working on Battlefield — DICE in Stockholm, Sweden; Criterion in... Read more
Ransomware crooks post cops’ psych evaluations after talks with DC police stall
A ransomware gang that hacked the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in April posted personnel records on Tuesday that revealed highly sensitive details for almost two dozen officers, including the results of psychological assessments and polygraph tests; driver’s license images; fingerprints; social security numbers; dates of birth;... Read more
Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack and gas shortage fears: What you need to know
Colonial Pipeline was the target of a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down operations. Getty Images The weekend shutdown of a major US petroleum pipeline after a ransomware attack has highlighted the vulnerability of the country’s critical infrastructure, which has been the target of an increasing number... Read more
Onestream: Data analysis, AI tools usage increased in 2021
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. CFOs and other finance executives are optimistic that economic recovery is on the horizon: three-quarters (73 percent) expect that they will return to normal growth by the end of 2021, according to the latest Enterprise... Read more
NASA James Webb Space Telescope opens golden mirror one last time on Earth
One wing of the James Webb Space Telescope’s main mirror opens into place during a final test of the mirror deployment system in May 2021. NASA/Chris Gunn The James Webb Space Telescope has opened its massive mirror for the final time on Earth. The next time the golden expanse blooms... Read more
Vaccinating US Kids Isn’t Neglect of Indian Adults
On Monday, the FDA authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12–15 years, and the CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices is set to vote on its use in this age group on Wednesday. This comes at a time when the pandemic is raging outside our borders, and... Read more
EA Play digital event set for July 22
Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  Electronic Arts announced today that its EA Play event will broadcast on July 22. This is essentially EA’s E3-without-E3 show. The publisher has been doing its own thing separate from the big trade show in recent years. However, the result... Read more
2021 Ford Bronco fuel-economy estimates surface north of the border
Lots of variable could shift final figures in the US. Nick Miotke/Roadshow How thrifty will the 2021 Ford Bronco be at the pump? With the twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 engine, you’re likely going to see somewhere around 17 mpg combined. The new information comes to us thanks to an eagle-eyed... Read more
A Top New York Restaurant Is Going Vegan. It Could Backfire
So long eggs benedict with sturgeon roe, lavender and honey-roasted duck, and butter poached lobster tail. Last week, Eleven Madison Park, one of the most high-end, meat-laden restaurants in New York City (and the world), announced it’s going vegan, with the exception of milk and honey for coffee and... Read more