The Trojan Horse in Trump’s anti-Twitter executive order

Approximately 100 years ago (May 28, 2020) the White House put social media websites in its (very crowded) crosshairs. This was in the form of an executive order to regulate what Mr. Trump believes to be online censorship, specifically calling Twitte...

Instacart takes steps to discourage ‘tip baiting’

Instacart is responding to scrutiny over “tip baiting” by discouraging attempts to stiff shoppers. The grocery delivery service will now require that customers leave feedback if they remove tips entirely, and will reduce the tipping window from three...

Summer Games Done Quick will be an online-only event this year

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition of Summer Games Done Quick will be an online-only affair. The week-long charity speedrunning marathon had already been pushed back until August for coronavirus-related reasons, but organizers have con...

Singapore wants every resident to wear a COVID-19 tracing device

For Singapore, contact tracing apps might not be enough to help reopen the economy as the COVID-19 pandemic eases. Smart nation minister Vivian Balakrishnan has revealed that the city-state is close to releasing a wearable contact tracing device that...

Weber’s SmokeFire smart grills just got a lot better

When Weber debuted its first WiFi-connected pellet grills earlier this year, there was a lot to like. The company made some unique design choices that provided benefits over the competition. It also had a guided experience that allowed grillmasters o...

Sega wants to turn Japanese arcades into ‘fog gaming’ data centers

Sega marked its 60th anniversary this week with a tiny version of the Game Gear. But that's not the only thing on the company's mind at the minute. It's working on a system that would turn Japanese arcades into small data centers.According to Weekly...