How to work from home when your internet goes out

Most remote work depends on access to a reliable internet connection. That means finding a way to get back online quickly, either at home or elsewhere. Here’s how you can do it. You were working. Things were just fine. A landscaper puts a shovel through your buried internet cabling or tree limbs drop and kill a neighborhood’s internet. Or the inexplicable happens, and the little green light on the cable modem goes red.

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Forget those Tesla crashes: GM says you can trust its autonomous vehicles

General Motors is convinced that it can clear the air on autonomous vehicles in time for its new technologies, including Ultra Cruise driver assist and fully autonomous robotaxis, to reach its customers. General Motors is racing to electrify its vast lineup of vehicles in a concerted bid to outpace Tesla as the No. 1 seller of EVs in the world. But it’s also competing with Tesla on a whole other front: autonomous vehicles. On this front, GM feels

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Spain bans setting the AC below 27 degrees Celsius

The country joins France, Greece, and Italy in restricting the use of cooling in offices, shops, restaurants and other spaces to combat rising temperatures and fuel costs. As Europe grapples with a scorching summer and skyrocketing energy prices, Spain has become the latest government to tell its citizens to turn down the AC. A decree published on Tuesday morning in the official state gazette and scheduled to go into

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How to minimize distractions when you work from home

Like many workers, it may have taken you a pandemic to discover that it can be hard to avoid distractions when working from home. At a certain point, you can only manage your distractions by managing yourself. I’ve been working from home for close to 15 years. I also have ADHD. And a lot of streaming subscriptions. And a PlayStation. And hundreds of books. And a partner who also sometimes works from home and is equally aware of the presence of said

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker sequel planned for release in October 2024

The sequel to Joker will release on October 4th 2024, Deadline reports. Director Todd Phillips is returning, with Joaquin Phoenix expected to reprise his role as the titular character. The sequel to 2019’s Oscar-winning Joker is planned for release on October 4th 2024, Deadline reports. Director Todd Phillips previously confirmed the sequel was moving ahead in June under the title Joker: Folie à Deux, which literally translates

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The Rotom Phone is finally getting a second camera

The Rotom Phone is getting a big upgrade from one back camera to two. Beyond that, though, the new phone seems to be a largely iterative upgrade. The Rotom Phone is getting a big upgrade. Following its introduction in the Galar region three years ago, the updated version of the smartphone-that’s-inhabited-by-a-Pokémon is finally making the jump from one back camera to two. The handset will

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You can now preorder the Steam Deck in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Valve announced that Steam Deck reservations are now open in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong through the Komodo shopping service. The company said that this expansion won’t impact existing reservations. Valve is expanding Steam Deck shipments to some regions that could take the handheld PC-meets-console to new heights. The company just announced that reservations are now open in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan through Komodo, a site that

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One of the most enduring shows on TV is getting put behind a Peacock paywall

NBC’s Days of Our Lives will be leaving broadcast television after 57 years on to stream exclusively on Peacock. New episodes of Days of Our Lives will debut on Peacock beginning September 12th. NBC’s long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives will be leaving broadcast television after 57 years on to stream exclusively on Peacock, the network announced on Wednesday. The change means that fans who previously have been able to watch the show

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Facebook’s shuttering its live shopping feature to focus on Reels

Facebook’s shutting down its live shopping feature on October 1st to focus on Reels. Live shopping will go away on October 1st, but will still be available on Instagram. Facebook is shutting down live shopping, its QVC-like livestream feature that lets creators broadcast and sell products to an audience (via TechCrunch). The feature will officially shut down on October 1st, and Facebook says it’s part of the

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A leaked Tomb Raider script is looking pretty legit now that Square Enix DMCA’d it

Square Enix may have effectively confirmed the legitimacy of a leaked Tomb Raider game casting script by filing a DMCA takedown request against an episode of Colin Moriarty’s Sacred Symbols podcast. Ever heard of the Streisand effect? It’s when someone tries to suppress information, only to wind up spreading it even further than it might have otherwise traveled. For example: Last week, I might have been skeptical if you told me a podcaster

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Lucid Motors will barely make any EVs this year as it slashes production goals again

Lucid Motors will only make 7,000 electric vehicles at most this year after the company revised its production guidance for the second time in 2022. Luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors is slashing its production forecast for 2022 for the second time this year. The Newark, California-based company announced it was revising its production expectations to between 6,000 and 7,000 vehicles.

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