Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture

Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture

Then companies like Google came along and reinvented the rat race into something with purpose and, along the way, confused work with the rest of life.Cargill, a major distributor of agricultural products, recently redesigned its offices with an open layout and adopted a more liberal remote-work policy.

Donald Trump Now Has the Senate GOP's Blessing to Undermine Democracy

Donald Trump Now Has the Senate GOP's Blessing to Undermine Democracy

Despite becoming the first president ever to receive votes from both parties to convict and remove him from office in an impeachment trial, President Donald Trump today woke up in the White House unbound.

YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely

YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely

YouTube said it will also bar videos that have been manipulated or doctored to deceive users, including content that “has been technically manipulated to make it appear that a government official is dead.” That rule would have removed videos supporting conspiracy theories such as one that took root last year suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was secretly dead.

Trump's ‘National Security’ Impeachment Defense Is a Red Herring

Trump's ‘National Security’ Impeachment Defense Is a Red Herring

Trump’s lawyers are arguing that any attempt by the House impeachment managers and Senate Democrats to force additional testimony by witnesses—particularly people like Bolton—would likely compromise the president’s ability to do his job day-to-day protecting the country.

Please Stop Sending Terrifying Alerts to My Cell Phone

Please Stop Sending Terrifying Alerts to My Cell Phone

Blue Alerts are mass notifications, now used in 35 states, that are sent to mobile phones and flashed on electronic highway signs when a suspect on the loose is thought to be an “imminent and credible threat to law enforcement.” The hope is that pinging the public will lead to tips for the police, and then a speedier capture.

How Hong Kong’s Protests Turned Into a Mad Max Tableau

How Hong Kong’s Protests Turned Into a Mad Max Tableau

Protesters donned foil-lined gas masks to hide their identities and dim the glare of police flashlights.Demonstrators have donned body armor and lined their goggles with reflective film to foil police flashlights and mask their identities.

24 Best Cyber Monday 2019 Headphone Deals: Sonos, Sony, Beats, and More

24 Best Cyber Monday 2019 Headphone Deals: Sonos, Sony, Beats, and More

Amazon (Ships December 7), Best Buy. This home speaker has Alexa built in and has never sold for less.If you're after a pretty and great-sounding set of computer speakers to complete your recent office rennovation, now's a good time to snag these Audioengline HD3s.

Uber's London Rivals Are Plotting Its Downfall

Uber's London Rivals Are Plotting Its Downfall

This story originally appeared on WIRED UK.The ride-hailing service launched in London in June 2012, and quickly took over.On Monday, Transport for London, or TfL, announced its decision not to renew the company’s operating license in the city, after granting it a short extension which expired this week.

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 .

Ancient Sippy Cups, A Full-Control Android Hack, and More News

Ancient Sippy Cups, A Full-Control Android Hack, and More News

It turns out ancient babies drank animal milk out of teeny cups, a bug in some Android phones gives hackers complete control, and the film Joker broke a box office record.

Joker Just Broke a Big Box Office Record

Joker Just Broke a Big Box Office Record

Here's the Rick and Morty Trailer You've Been Waiting For. Fans haven't seen anything of Rick and Morty since the show ended its third season in October 2017.This past weekend was also New York Comic Con, which means a ton of new trailers dropped.

WeWork's Wi-Fi Is Woefully Insecure

WeWork's Wi-Fi Is Woefully Insecure

Add to the pile its Wi-Fi security practices, which recent scans have shown leave documents potentially exposed to anyone else who shares the space.Plus, read the latest news on artificial intelligence 🏃🏽‍♀️ Want the best tools to get healthy?

The Area 51 Raid Was the Worst Way to Spot an Alien or UFO

The Area 51 Raid Was the Worst Way to Spot an Alien or UFO

To visit when speakers drown out aerospace-y sounds, when stage lights blind you to the aircraft that might be hovering above, when there are so many eyes that the Air Force would be crazy to test anything actually advanced—it kind of makes a trip to Area 51 not very much like a trip to Area 51.When my alarm goes off in the middle of the night, I can see headlights on Back Gate Road.

Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård Are Joining The Stand

Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård Are Joining The Stand

For starters, CBS All Access' adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand is rounding out its cast.Also, that series now has a new cast member: Whoopi Goldberg.

It Chapter Two Ruled the Box Office This Weekend

It Chapter Two Ruled the Box Office This Weekend

Also, audiences seem to really like Joaquin Phoenix's Joker and Kristen Stewart would like to play a gay superhero.In news that is likely more surprising than It Chapter Two's box office take, Joker—the new origin story film about Batman's nemesis—won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival this past weekend.

Kostya and Me: How Sam Patten Got Ensnared in Mueller’s Probe

Kostya and Me: How Sam Patten Got Ensnared in Mueller’s Probe

When prosecutors moved in February of this year to nullify Manafort’s cooperation agreement with them—because he violated the deal by lying about his contacts with Kostya—a lead prosecutor told Judge Jackson that Manafort’s lies went “very much to the heart of what the special counsel’s office is investigating.” In particular, the government asserted, Manafort had shared Trump polling data with Kostya, leaving many to wonder and speculate about why he might have done such a thing.

John Ratcliffe Is a Dangerous Pick for Director of National Intelligence

John Ratcliffe Is a Dangerous Pick for Director of National Intelligence

The news Sunday that Trump planned to tap representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) as director of national intelligence, replacing former senator Dan Coats, left many even on Capitol Hill scratching their heads: Who?

Spider-Man: Far From Home Continues to Rule the Box Office

Spider-Man: Far From Home Continues to Rule the Box Office

Spider-Man: Far From Home lead the box office for the second week in a row this past weekend. Spidey Swings in to No. Spider-Man: Far From Home continued its box office domination this weekend, bringing in $45.3 million domestically.

What the 'Stranger Things' High Viewership Numbers Actually Mean

What the 'Stranger Things' High Viewership Numbers Actually Mean

Last year, when everyone stuck at home for the holidays was watching Bird Box , the streaming giant tweeted that more than 45 million accounts had watched the film, which was the "best first seven days ever for a Netflix film!"

How Hackers Turn Microsoft Excel's Own Features Against It

How Hackers Turn Microsoft Excel's Own Features Against It

On Thursday, researchers from the threat intelligence firm Mimecast are disclosing findings that an Excel feature called Power Query can be manipulated to facilitate established Office 365 system attacks.

BMW Steps Up E-Car Target to 700,000 by 2025 as Fines Loom

BMW Steps Up E-Car Target to 700,000 by 2025 as Fines Loom

BMW AG plans to increase sales of electric and plug-in hybrids by 30% every year until 2025 to help meet incoming stringent emission regulation in the European Union, prompting the carmaker to accelerate the rollout of battery models.

Toy Story 4 Just Crushed the Box Office

Toy Story 4 Just Crushed the Box Office

The latest hit to come from the factory: Pixar's Toy Story 4 , which nabbed $118 million at the box office in North America this weekend. Not only is Netflix releasing a new prequel to the 1982 fantasy classic The Dark Crystal , the series will have an accompanying comic book as well.

Men in Black: International Disappoints at the Box Office

Men in Black: International Disappoints at the Box Office

Thor: Ragnarok costars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star in Men in Black: International. Today, we've got some sad news from the box office and some good news about Steven Spielberg's West Side Story movie.

A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture

A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture

Patel was the biochemist who led the development of blood tests for Theranos’s new device, which Beam knew only by its code name—“4S.” Patel let slip that his team was still developing its assays on lab plates on the bench.

Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence on Russia Investigation

Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence on Russia Investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller ended his two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election with his sole public comment Wednesday, a surprise appearance at the Justice Department that had a clear and stark message: America, read my report.

Bosch Settles German Diesel-Engine Probe for $100 Million

Bosch Settles German Diesel-Engine Probe for $100 Million

Robert Bosch GmbH agreed to pay 90 million euros (US$100 million) to end a probe by German prosecutors into rigged diesel engines, following much more costly settlements by its customer Volkswagen AG.

John Wick Shot Down Avengers at the Box Office

John Wick Shot Down Avengers at the Box Office

The third John Wick movie topped the US box office this weekend. There’s also another movie based on Mortal Kombat coming and a new trailer for Westworld . It was bound to happen sometime, and this past weekend Avengers: Endgame was finally bested at the box office.

The Trump Admin Is Scrubbing Obamacare From Government Sites

The Trump Admin Is Scrubbing Obamacare From Government Sites

Some time in the weeks after President Trump's inauguration, for example, the Affordable Care Act page on the website for the Office of Minority Health was removed.

New Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek Series Is Coming to Amazon. Sorta

New Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek Series Is Coming to Amazon. Sorta

Also, Avengers: Endgame is still dominating the box office, and we have new trailers for HBO's Watchmen series and It Chapter Two . First up, some good news for Star Trek fans who live outside the US: Amazon has picked up the rights to the upcoming Jean-Luc Picard spinoff series currently in the works.

'Avengers: Endgame' Might Surpass 'Avatar' at the Box Office

'Avengers: Endgame' Might Surpass 'Avatar' at the Box Office

Avengers: Endgame Is Gunning for Avatar 's Box Office Record. Spider-Man: Far From Home has a new trailer and the British Royal Family has a new baby. Avengers: Endgame Might Break Avatar ’s Box Office Record.