At-home coronavirus tests, explained – Vox
For weeks now, the federal government has issued warnings to the American public about deceptive or just plain crooked companies selling at-home coronavirus test kits that weren’t authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — despite some of them claiming that they were. That’s now changed. If you... Read more
Star Wars favorite Boba Fett to appear on The Mandalorian season 2
Boba Fett will appear on The Mandalorian. Lucasfilm The Mandalorian of the Disney Plus series sure looks a lot like Boba Fett, but get ready for the real thing. CNET sister site has confirmed that Boba himself will appear on season 2 of The Mandalorian, and will be... Read more
The Year the Internet Thought I Was MacKenzie Bezos
I reached out to Google’s press email three times to try to get my problem fixed, starting in November of last year. In February, feeling desperate, I asked if there was anything WIRED could do to make it stop. “Once again I’m experiencing this problem with Mackenzie Bezos, I’ve... Read more
Apple will begin reopening U.S. stores May 11
(Reuters) — Apple said Friday it will reopen a handful of stores in four U.S. states starting next week, in the first resumption of physical retail operations since the iPhone maker shuttered all U.S. stores in mid-March. The company said it will open “some” stores in Alabama, Alaska, Idaho and... Read more
Shadow, the startup behind the Iowa caucuses, has rebranded to BlueLink and is trying to rebuild
Shadow, the startup behind the catastrophic Iowa caucuses earlier this year, has quietly lost its majority funder, rebranded itself, and brought in new leadership to help chart a new, more focused direction in 2020. What was once called Shadow, Inc. is now called BlueLink, a recent restructuring that was... Read more
US military is furious at FCC over 5G plan that could interfere with GPS
Enlarge / Dana Deasy, Department of Defense chief information officer, testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty Images GPS is facing a major interference threat from a 5G network approved by the Federal Communications Commission, US military officials told Congress... Read more
Sports teams are filling empty stadiums in a weird way during coronavirus
Banners showing fans’ masked faces can be seen at Happy Dream Ballpark in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday during a game between SK Wyverns and Hanwha Eagles. The Korean Baseball League started its new season this week with COVID-19 safety regulations in place.  Jong Hyun Kim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images... Read more
The 7 Best Soundbars for Every Budget (2020)
Acclaimed audio brand Sennheiser waited decades to launch its first home soundbar, and it shows. The company’s massive—and massively expensive—Ambeo Soundbar showcases some of the most advanced processing and audio quality we’ve ever heard from a bar. Even without the addition of satellite speakers for surround, the Ambeo uses... Read more
Rogue Games raises $2 million to expand indie game publishing
Rogue Games has raised $2 million in funding to expand its business of publishing indie games across a variety of platforms. Runa Capital led the round for Los Angeles-based Rogue Games, with participation from Mighty Capital and existing investors Including Grishin Robotics and others. Liquid 2 Ventures (Joe Montana... Read more
Coronavirus jobs numbers: American unemployment in 6 charts
While many early indicators suggested that the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to contain it would be damaging to the labor economy, we’re now getting a fuller picture of just how bad the situation is in the United States. In mid-March, a number of populous states, including New York, California,... Read more