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Asian markets fall as oil lingers above $120, yen sinks

Asian markets fall as oil lingers above $120, yen sinks

TOKYO — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Thursday as investors watched for fresh signs of inflation and crude oil prices hovered above $120 a barrel, adding to price pressures. Benchmarks declined across the region, except in Tokyo, where a weakening yen sent issues of some Japanese exporters higher. Nintendo JP:7974 surged 1.4% in …

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New report says Fallout 76 development blighted by poor management and mandatory crunch

New report says Fallout 76 development blighted by poor management and mandatory crunch

A new report into the development of Bethesda’s widely derided Fallout 76 has painted a picture of a studio in disarray, as poor management, a lack of design direction, and engine challenges created an environment of apathy, confusion, crunch, and burnout, and a game that ultimately fail to resonate with players. Announced in 2018 and …

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Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max With Improvements to Automatic Switching

Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max With Improvements to Automatic Switching

Following the WWDC 2022 keynote this week, Apple has released a new beta firmware for several AirPods models, including the second-generation AirPods, third-generation AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. Apple says the beta firmware includes improvements to Automatic Switching and various bug and stability fixes. The new beta firmware has a version number 5.0 and …

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​​Does Wordle Prove That We Can Have Nice Things on the Internet?

​​Does Wordle Prove That We Can Have Nice Things on the Internet?

The first time I met Josh Wardle—four years before he invented the simple game that would make his last name, or a slant rhyme of it unexpected,ly famous—he was in Reddit’s San Francisco headquarters, in a state of near-panic, wondering Whether one of his online experiments was about to descend into chaos. It was March …

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Keeping web-browsing data safe from hackers |  MIT News

Keeping web-browsing data safe from hackers | MIT News

Malicious agents can use machine learning to launch powerful attacks that steal information in ways that are tough to prevent and often even more difficult to study. Attackers can capture data that “leaks” between software programs running on the same computer. They then use machine-learning algorithms to decode those signals, which enables them to obtain …

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Inside Job is coming back to Netflix for part 2 later this year

Inside Job is coming back to Netflix for part 2 later this year

Netflix’s Inside Job is coming back for part 2. The show’s next part of the series was announced on Wednesday during Netflix’s Geeked week presentation where a new clip showed exactly what Cognito is like with Randy Ridley in charge — and just how hard Reagan is taking things. Inside Job‘s second part will premiere …

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NYC's New York Public Library is giving away 500,000 books for free this summer

NYC’s New York Public Library is giving away 500,000 books for free this summer

The New York Public Library, which serves the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, is launching a super-exciting Summer at the Library initiative that includes a slew of free programs sure to entice readers and non-readers alike. To kick things off, the system is giving away 500,000 books for free to kids, teens and families at …

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Tesla barred from pausing race bias case while challenging agency's powers

Tesla barred from pausing race bias case while challenging agency’s powers

June 8 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) cannot pause a California civil rights agency’s lawsuit alleging widespread race discrimination at an assembly plant while the electric carmaker separately challenges the agency’s ability to sue employers, a judge ruled on Wednesday. California Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo in Oakland said during a hearing that Tesla could …

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