Biden’s student loan forbearance ends in September. Here’s how you can prepare
Are you ready to start paying back your student loans? Sarah Tew/CNET President Joe Biden extended the student loan forbearance once he took office in January. The updated pause lasts until the end of September. With the possibility of Biden forgiving student loan debt appearing to be unlikely, borrowers will... Read more
Nintendo Has Been Stuck in a Creative Rut
The Nintendo Switch had a powerful start. Right out of the gate, the company released banger after banger after banger of a game, each delivering that trademark Nintendo feeling of recess time on a well-engineered fantasy playground. It was almost overwhelming—to traverse the fantastical world of The Legend of... Read more
Facebook’s AI reverse-engineers models used to generate deepfakes
Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Some experts have expressed concern that machine learning tools could be used to create deepfakes, or media that takes a person in an existing video, photo, or audio file and replaces them with someone else’s likeness. The fear is... Read more
Stock market investors take big risks on GameStop, AMC, and crypto. Should regulators stop them?
It’s hard to argue that everything going on in financial markets lately is particularly smart. The question is, how silly should we let things get? Meme stocks like GameStop are still swinging wildly as they go in and out of fashion on Reddit. AMC recently told people buying its... Read more
Here’s what happens when you use Amazon’s credit card to shop on Prime Day
Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon Prime Day will take place on June 21 and 22 in 2021 — a month earlier than expected. If you’ll be on the hunt for deals in the run up to the main event on on Prime Day, there are some compelling reasons to check out using Amazon’s... Read more
The Challenge of Covid-19 Vaccines for the Immunosuppressed
Plus, antibodies are not the only defense the body deploys to create immunity: We also make T cells, memory B cells, and others. The vaccine clinical trials didn’t attempt to measure the cell counts required to create an effective defense against the virus. They reported only clinical endpoints, such... Read more
Worker engagement and communication platform Sense raises $16M
Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Sense, an AI-powered worker engagement and communication platform backed by Alphabet’s venture capital arm GV, has raised $16 million in a series C round of funding. The raise comes as the San Francisco-based company reports demand for its platform... Read more
World Wide Web NFT by Tim Berners-Lee will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s
If you’re reading this article, you’re probably doing so on the World Wide Web. And if you’d like to own a piece of the web’s history, you now have the chance to purchase a copy of its original code in the form of a non-fungible token, or NFT. On... Read more
Over half a billion people will use 5G this year, Ericsson predicts
Angela Lang/CNET Pandemic or not, 5G is still traveling the globe at high speeds. More than half a billion people will be using 5G by the end of this year — and they’re all using a lot of data, according to a new report from Ericsson. There’ll be about... Read more
Zillow Taps AI to Improve Its Home Value Estimates
Stories of people getting cash offers for their homes tens of thousands of dollars over asking price have become normal. This year, inventory in the US housing market hit a record low while home prices hit a record high. Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman recently highlighted the craziness with a... Read more