Disparity in Tech Jobs, Green Monday Deals, and More News

Disparity in Tech Jobs, Green Monday Deals, and More News

Disparity in tech jobs is still a thing, and holiday deals are in full swing, but first: a cartoon about how video conferences spiral out of control .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

The New Port of Halo: Reach Is a Renaissance for the Series

The New Port of Halo: Reach Is a Renaissance for the Series

Placing this game here, and now, on PC feels like a Renaissance for it, and for the aging Halo series.Halo: Reach on PC contains one of my favorite settings to play with, which is almost exclusively found on PC games: field of view.

The Irishman Gets De-Aging Right—No Tracking Dots Necessary

The Irishman Gets De-Aging Right—No Tracking Dots Necessary

At the time, he had been prepping a Frank Sinatra biopic, and he and Helman were talking shop about how to have one actor play a person at many phases of their life.

We Need to Protect Antarctic ‘Blue Carbon’

We Need to Protect Antarctic ‘Blue Carbon’

So as ice shelves retreat, so does the natural reserve status, precisely at the time blue-carbon zones need strong legal protections.But many have already opposed agreements on Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Oceans, areas much smaller than predicted blue-carbon sites.

Absolute Best Black Friday Tech Deals: Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Etc (2019)

Absolute Best Black Friday Tech Deals: Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Etc (2019)

We will update it as prices change or as gear goes out of stock, and we'll add new deals through the weekend as well.Deal prices sometimes return and items come back in stock faster than we can update, so it never hurts to check for yourself.

The Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes, Black Friday Advice, and More News

The Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes, Black Friday Advice, and More News

Our writers have advice on what to view and what to think through, but first: a cartoon about when you meet your robocaller .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

Tesla Cybertruck Vs. a Ford F-150: It's All About Friction

Tesla Cybertruck Vs. a Ford F-150: It's All About Friction

Now it's this video of a tug-of-war between the Cybertruck and a Ford F-150 .It's all about friction and the interaction between the tires and the road.The Tesla Cybertruck, with its steel outer shell, is probably more massive than a Ford F-150.Let's be clear.

London Could Ban Uber; Women and Climate Change; and More News

London Could Ban Uber; Women and Climate Change; and More News

Uber's getting unseated, and women are getting cheated, but first a cartoon about when karaoke gets a little too real .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

Love Baby Yoda, You Must

Love Baby Yoda, You Must

There is Baby Yoda merch on the way, but, historically speaking, there have been toys, T-shirts, keychains, and all manner of schwag for nearly every Star Wars character regardless of their adorableness level.Hate leads to suffering.” Yes, people love Baby Yoda.

The 8-Hour Workday Is a Counterproductive Lie

The 8-Hour Workday Is a Counterproductive Lie

Like most people writing hot takes and think pieces about productivity, I’m focusing on knowledge workers here—those of us who work at desks, mostly in front of computers, in offices or from home.

The Messy Legal Fight to Bring Celebrities Back From the Dead

The Messy Legal Fight to Bring Celebrities Back From the Dead

Mark Roesler started CMG Worldwide in 1982 after finding that deceased celebrities had no one to represent them post-mortem.Roesler carved out a niche in representing the estates of dead stars, and the families of these celebrities began approaching CMG looking for representation.

Ford's Electric Mustang, A Gadget-Stealing Hack, and More News

Ford's Electric Mustang, A Gadget-Stealing Hack, and More News

Thieves are scanning and Ford is planning, but first, a cartoon about subscription dreams .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.How Ford created the Mach-E, its fully electric Mustang SUV.

146 New Android Bugs, an Audio Porn Streaming Site, and More News

146 New Android Bugs, an Audio Porn Streaming Site, and More News

Android users are groaning and websites are moaning, but first: a cartoon about what to do with a broken laptop .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.146 new vulnerabilities all come preinstalled on Android phones.

Can AI Built to ‘Benefit Humanity’ Also Serve the Military?

Can AI Built to ‘Benefit Humanity’ Also Serve the Military?

The newborn nonprofit said it had commitments totaling $1 billion and would work on AI “to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return.” But OpenAI restructured into a for-profit this year, saying it needed more money to fulfill its goals, and took $1 billion from Microsoft in a deal that involves helping the company’s cloud division develop new AI technology.

How to Opt Out of the Sites That Sell Your Personal Data

How to Opt Out of the Sites That Sell Your Personal Data

Your personal data is valuable to marketers, which is why so many companies have details about you on their books—all of which can be used to target you with advertising, or to find out where you live and work, or even to steal your identity for fraudulent purposes.

How Facebook Gets the First Amendment Backward

How Facebook Gets the First Amendment Backward

So, for argument’s sake, let’s take Zuckerberg at his word when he says Facebook is taking inspiration from the First Amendment, and instead ask a different question: Does the decision to not fact-check politicians actually embody First Amendment values.

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Didn’t Know Pedestrians Could Jaywalk

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Didn’t Know Pedestrians Could Jaywalk

The software inside the Uber self-driving SUV that killed an Arizona woman last year was not designed to detect pedestrians outside of a crosswalk, according to new documents released as part of a federal investigation into the incident.

Trump Begins Paris Accord Exit, Devices Hacked With Lasers, and More News

Trump Begins Paris Accord Exit, Devices Hacked With Lasers, and More News

After months of threatening, President Donald Trump officially began the withdrawal process from the Paris accord—a pact signed by 200 nations, including the US, to protect the world against climate change.

What Google's Fitbit Buy Means for the Future of Wearables

What Google's Fitbit Buy Means for the Future of Wearables

Not long after Fitbit launched its first tracker in 2009, the private company Jawbone, which was already a successful maker of audio products, pivoted to wearables.

Google's .New Shortcuts Are Now for Everyone

Google's .New Shortcuts Are Now for Everyone

As promised, Google has started the process of opening up its .new-powered shortcuts to the broader web.And most of all, the broader use of the .new domain will make your life online a little bit easier.

Microsoft Is the Surprise Winner of a $10B Pentagon Contract

Microsoft Is the Surprise Winner of a $10B Pentagon Contract

Amazon was seen as the favorite because it dominates the cloud computing market, and already had major government contracts, including with the CIA .

Now the Machines Are Learning How to Smell

Now the Machines Are Learning How to Smell

On Thursday, researchers at Google Brain released a paper on the preprint site Arxiv showing how they trained a set of machine-learning algorithms to predict molecules’ smell based on their structures.

Tesla Turns a Profit—and Builds a Chinese Factory Very Fast

Tesla Turns a Profit—and Builds a Chinese Factory Very Fast

CEO Elon Musk said the company was still on track to sell 360,000 vehicles by the end of the year, which would see Tesla grind out a record 105,000 cars in 2019’s last three months.

Fish snack on microplastics

Fish snack on microplastics

Microplastics are being fed to snapper, New Zealand’s most popular recreational fish species, at NIWA’s aquaculture research facility near Whangarei in a bid to establish some baseline data about how fish are being affected.

Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor by 2027. Good Luck, Buddy

Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor by 2027. Good Luck, Buddy

Plenty of countries, most notably China , are investing heavily in molten-salt reactor research in general and thorium reactors in particular.

At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms

At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms

“It’s basically the same, we would just present the metrics to the managers after the shift.” Presto says it's testing the technology at multiple restaurants across the country, but declined to name any other than Outback.

Riot Games Makes More Than Just League of Legends Now

Riot Games Makes More Than Just League of Legends Now

This week, we've got a lot of big game announcements in one small package, and a lot of Fortnite.First, Riot's got a League of Legends fighting game coming out, codenamed Project L.

The NFL's Helmet Tests Are Brainless

The NFL's Helmet Tests Are Brainless

So it’s not surprising that the NFL's helmet testing and ranking has had no discernable impact on the incidence of concussions (to say nothing of the incidence of clinically silent injury, which hasn’t been measured at all).

'Ripper'—the Inside Story of the Egregiously Bad Videogame

'Ripper'—the Inside Story of the Egregiously Bad Videogame

But it was my job to get him whatever he wanted—I was the production coordinator on the videogame Ripper, my first real job out of college, and Walken was the game’s star actor.

Iranian Hackers Targeted a US Presidential Candidate

Iranian Hackers Targeted a US Presidential Candidate

In a 30-day stretch during August and September, Microsoft saw hackers launch 2,700 attempts to identify specific target email accounts, including those belonging to current and former US government officials, journalists, and Iranians living outside Iran.