New York Times spends “low seven figures” to buy Wordle
Enlarge / The New York Times is buying Wordle. The New York Times announced today that its Games division would be purchasing Wordle—everyone’s favorite five-letter-word guessing game and emoji-square generator—for a number in the “low-seven figures.” The sale caps a meteoric rise for the simple game. It rode word-of-mouth... Read more
How to Choose the Right Project Management Tool
IT departments were early adopters, but project management software is now becoming a must-have tool in all sorts of disciplines. As the complexity of initiatives increases, so does the need for collaboration and interdependence between a company’s internal departments. Strong coordination and smooth handoffs of a project’s moving parts... Read more
Google Doodle welcomes Lunar New Year 2022: the Year of the Tiger
Google Tuesday marks the beginning of a new year — the Lunar New Year. On this day, also known as the Chinese New Year, we bid farewell to the Year of the Ox and welcome the Year of the Tiger. Referred to as the Spring Festival in China, the... Read more
How to Switch From Spotify to Apple Music
When the Apple One subscription bundle launched, it caused even the most ardent Spotify fan to consider the merits of switching music-streaming services. But since then, there haven’t been too many reasons to entice Spotify users over to Apple Music. The cut-price Voice Plan, where you only use Siri... Read more
Discord begins rollout of PlayStation Network integration
Discord today announced its partnership with PlayStation is bearing fruit. It has started rolling out the ability for players to link their Discord and PlayStation Network accounts. Both Discord and Sony have posted instructions on how you can link the two accounts. On Discord, you’ll find the option under... Read more
Apple heart study shows older adults outpacing younger adults
Lexy Savvides/CNET In anticipation of heart month, which starts Feb. 1, Apple has released some preliminary findings from its Heart and Movement Study, which tracks the activity data of Apple Watch owners who signed up for one of the company’s wellness studies.  An early analysis of more than 18... Read more
Finally, a Good Use for NFTs: Preserving Street Art
Last June, six artists—Jet Martinez, Wolfe Pack, Vogue, Joshua Mays, Bud Snow, and Ruff Draft—let themselves into the fifth floor of Oakland’s most iconic building: the Tribune Tower. Once inside, they painted and installed murals over 10,000 square feet of empty walls. The pieces ranged in style and subject... Read more
MLB The Show 22 is hitting Switch
MLB The Show 22 is coming April 5, and the baseball franchise is heading to Switch for the first time. Sony Interactive Entertainment publishes The Show, but its partnership with the MLB puts the series is a unique position. That’s how it showed up on Xbox for the first... Read more
Best AirPods Pro accessories for 2022: Cases, eartips, wireless in-flight transmitters and chargers
Do you really need an accessory for an accessory? You do when it’s an accessory for one of the most popular wireless headphones around. Apple’s AirPods Pro earbuds have created their own accessory ecosystem, complete with supplementary Apple AirPods case options and other add-ons that help overcome minor shortcomings that, for some people,... Read more
Maybe Green Energy Needs ‘Information Batteries’ Too
For all its faults—and there are many—the electrical grid in the United States is a miracle worker: If you flip a switch the lights come on, almost without fail. But as renewables like solar and wind replace fossil fuels, that miracle work gets a bit tougher because sunlight and... Read more