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FedEx delivery drivers will soon be taking photos of delivered packages to show proof of delivery. The new program will be available to customers with and without access to the FedEx’s Delivery Manager. FedEx will soon take photos of packages at your doorstep to provide proof of delivery when they don’t require a signature. “This is something e-commerce merchants and customers have been asking for, and we are proud to be the first to announce

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Go read this report about a Google contractor who claims he was fired for calling out cult activity

A report from The New York Times details a former Google contractor’s allegations that a cult-like religious group is running the company’s Developer Studio, and that he was fired for bringing attention to it. Google is known for its close-knit — and sometimes secretive — company culture, but one wouldn’t suspect an actual cult running things behind the scenes. Well, one Google contractor claims that’s exactly the case, as detailed in this unusual

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Go read this report on an AI shopping app that was actually just using humans

Tech startup Nate said it used AI to complete purchases by auto-filling shoppers’ payment and personal information. In fact, sources tell The Information that 60 to 100 percent of transactions were done manually in 2021. If you can’t be bothered to fill out your credit card and address details when shopping for jeans online, the Nate app sounds like a service you might want. The company bills itself as an “artificial intelligence startup” that uses AI to

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Love, Death and Robots’ most beautiful episode was ‘a love letter to Moebius’

Volume 3 of Love, Death and Robots on Netflix features an episode called The Very Pulse of the Machine, and director Emily Dean explains how the story was adapted and its Moebius-inspired visuals. Volume 3 of Love, Death and Robots covers a lot of ground: haunting alien landscapes, frighteningly realistic sea monsters, cute zombie apocalypses. But, even still, one episode in particular manages to stand out: “The Very Pulse of the

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Fortnite’s latest live event was a giant mech battle

Fortnite’s "Collision" live event featured an island-wide battle with a massive mech, and now the battle royale game is down ahead of the launch of Chapter 3: Season 3. A huge battle took place today in Fortnite’s most recent live event — which featured a gigantic mech, as well as some hints for what to expect from the game’s next season. If you missed the rollercoaster-like experience, you can check out what

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The push-button ignition was a luxurious way to start your car until it wasn’t

Push-button start has been, until recently, considered a luxury feature. That’s no surprise — starting your car with the press of a button feels like the height of convenience. The first time I started a car by pressing a button, it felt too easy and convenient — like I had somehow stumbled into a tax bracket I don’t belong in. “You’re telling me,” I thought, “that I can just leave my keys in my pocket, and the

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Hacker accesses a Verizon employee database and tries to ransom the data for $250,000

A hacker gained access to a Verizon employee database through a social engineering attack. They want the company to fork over $250,000, but the company claims the information isn’t sensitive. Verizon is dealing with an incident where a hacker captured a database containing company employee data, including the full names of workers as well as their ID numbers, email addresses, and phone numbers. Motherboard reported that the database is

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Larry Ellison was on a call with Sean Hannity and Lindsey Graham to discuss overturning election results

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison participated on a call with Senator Lindsey Graham, Fox News host Sean Hannity, and others to discuss contesting the results of the 2020 US election. Larry Ellison, one of the world’s richest people and co-founder of the Oracle software company, was involved in a November 2020 call to develop plans to contest the results of the US presidential election, according to a report from The Washington

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Apple display supplier could lose out on large iPhone 14 order after it was reportedly caught cutting corners

Chinese Apple display provider BOE could lose out on an order of 30 million iPhone 14 displays after it altered the size of the iPhone 13 panel’s thin-film transistors without Apple’s knowledge. Chinese display manufacturer Beijing Oriental Electronics (BOE) could lose out on 30 million display orders for the upcoming iPhone 14 after it reportedly altered the design of the iPhone 13’s display to increase yield rate, or the production of

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Federal appeals court pauses FDA ban on Juul’s e-cigarettes

A court has ruled that Juul can keep selling its products while the company prepares an emergency motion to stay the FDA’s recent order preventing sales of the Juul device and Juul pods. Juul can continue selling its e-cigarettes despite the Food and Drug Administration ordering a ban Thursday, according to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (via TechCrunch). In its order, the court says it’s issuing the

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Snoop Dogg and Eminem’s Bored Ape music video is here to try and sell us on tokens

To close out the ApeFest 2022 event, Snoop Dogg and Eminem present a new song and video, which features animations with their associated Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT characters, called From The D 2 The LBC. The last couple of weeks have had a lot of bad news for some in the “web3” space, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at announcements in and around the recently-ended NFT.NYC and ApeFest 2022 events. The Bored Ape Yacht Club’s (BAYC) annual

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