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Is that a birthday greeting or are you just trying to sell me something?

Companies love sending people emails on their birthdays. My mission: see how few corporate well-wishes I could get this year. Automated birthday...

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Xbox is trying to make it easier to tell which games you’re allowed to play

Xbox is working on badges that will show up to warn you that a game won’t be playable before trying to launch it, like if it’s left Game Pass....

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Ready or not, the Glassholes are coming back

Google revealed that it will finally begin testing AR glasses in public once more, potentially opening the floodgates for Apple, Microsoft, and more....

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Instagram’s trying to make it easier to find nearby businesses

Instagram has introduced an updated map that lets you browse through nearby businesses on a map and search for restaurants, parks, cafes, or other...

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Twitter says it's going to sue Elon Musk for trying to back out of the deal

After Elon Musk said he was terminating his agreement to buy Twitter for $44 billion, the company said it will sue him for not going through with the...

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The FCC is trying to stop annoying auto warranty spam calls

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking new steps to try and stop auto warranty spam calls. The FCC thinks that more than 8 billion of...

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NASA engineers trying to figure out strange readings from aging interstellar spacecraft

Voyager 1, NASA’s spacecraft in interstellar space, is sending back weird data — but it doesn’t seem to be affecting the spacecraft’s...

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Broadway theater installs IR camera system to catch audience members trying to record nude scenes

After someone posted photos showing actors Jesse L. Williams and Michael Oberholtzer during a nude scene, a Broadway theater has installed a new...

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BioWare contractors trying to unionize will no longer be forced to return to the office

Keywords Studios staffers embedded at BioWare’s Edmonton offices will no longer be forced to return to the office. They had previously been...

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Amazon’s trying to solve problem of endless streaming content with IMDb games

Amazon has made an app for the Fire TV that’s meant to help people decide what to watch, without an hour of scrolling through separate streaming...

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Twitter re-suspends two right-wing accounts trying to evade their bans

Twitter has re-banned MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and Dr. Vladimir "Zev" Zelenko, a pair of conservative influencers who were previously...

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The latest Pixel Watch spec rumors show Google’s trying to make a flagship

According to rumors, Google’s upcoming Pixel Watch will have the option of cellular connectivity with a 300mAh battery. It sounds like Google’s...

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Netflix CEO now says he’s open to a cheaper, ad-supported plan

After years of saying that Netflix won’t introduce an ad-supported streaming tier, co-CEO Reed Hastings said it’s an option the company is...

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The US is trying to fix medical devices’ big cybersecurity problem

The FDA released new draft guidelines around medical device cybersecurity, and legislators introduced the PATCH Act, which would codify some of the...

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Roli says it’s not done trying to re-invent the keyboard, announces Seaboard Rise 2

UK music startup Roli has announced the Seaboard Rise 2 — the latest addition to its range of squishy keyboards. The company says it’s not given...

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The CDC is still trying to fix its data problem

The CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative will try to connect state and local data systems to the federal level, Politico reported. The US has...

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Google settles with engineers who said they were fired for trying to organize

Google has reached a settlement with six engineers who were allegedly either fired or disciplined for trying to organize workers at the company....

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Now that Disney Plus is trying ads, how long until the rest of the streamers do, too?

Disney Plus’ big ad experiment will arrive on the service later this year, meaning that users will have the option of sitting through cherry-picked...

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Storm-battered UK unites behind live stream of planes trying desperately to land

Along with roughly 180,000 other people, I’ve been gripped by a live stream from London’s Heathrow airport, where Big Jet TV is showing the...

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FuboTV is trying to sign people up for three-month plans, just in time for Super Bowl LVI

FuboTV is temporarily testing a new quarterly format that lumps together three months at once. The test arrives just in time for two of the biggest...

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Google will spend 2022 trying to match Apple’s ecosystem integrations

Android will get headphones that work like AirPods, messaging that syncs to your Chromebook, and watches that unlock your phone. Many of its biggest...

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Paramount Plus is trying to make its shows go viral with new Twitter partnership

Paramount Plus is teaming up with Twitter for deeper partnerships around promoting its original shows and events, in order to achieve better viral...

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Amazon Studios is reportedly trying to make a Mass Effect TV show

So what’s next for Mass Effect after the Remastered Edition? Bioware has mentioned a new game in the works, and a new report says Amazon Studios is...

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NFT makers are trying to build the next Disney

NFT projects like Loot, CryptoPunks, Metahero, Bored Ape Yacht Club, and other collectibles are trying to incorporate narrative elements and IP...

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Activision Blizzard is trying to get the discrimination suit thrown out of court

Activision Blizzard asks the courts for a temporary stay in the harassment suit brought by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing...

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How public radio is trying to save print

Chicago Public Media and the Chicago Sun-Times are exploring a merger as a way to save the storied newspaper. A possible could result in the...

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Twitter is trying out ads in the perfect new place: right in the replies

As if Twitter didn’t have enough ads already, the company is testing them out in a new place: right in the middle of conversations. The new ad...

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Fox is trying to build a Masked Singer NFT community

Fox is launching what looks to be a major NFT project to tie in with its show The Masked Signer. The company has announced NFTs before, but this...

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