Jon Stewart says Dave Chappelle Netflix controversy a result of 'miscommunication,' comic 'not a hurtful guy'
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Jon Stewart is putting on his public relations cap in defense of longtime friend, comedian Dave Chappelle, who Stewart is adamant was not trying to be...
Maricopa County officials approved a $3.1 million settlement Wednesday with a restaurant owner in metro Phoenix who claimed in a lawsuit that then-Sheriff...
(Bloomberg) -- The risk of housing bubbles across Europe has accelerated as the pandemic sparked a global spending spree on larger living spaces that was...
Blast at Afghan mosque kills many, witnesses, Taliban say
Both sides in Mercy Hospital strike to meet Tuesday
When we say experience bias, we're not talking about our own cognitive biases; we're talking about it at the digital interface layer (design, content, etc.). If users don't have experience with design conventions, lack digital understanding, don't have technical access, etc., we'd say the experience is biased against them. The solution is to shift to a mindset where organizations create multiple versions of a design or experience customized to the needs of diverse users.
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Albert Pujols went on the Los Angeles Dodgers' COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, when Cody Bellinger was activated from the IL after missing eight games with a ...
Several thousand protestors opposed to the COVID-19 vaccine march through the streets of midtown Manhattan in New York on Sept. 18, 2021. Andrew Lichtenstein...
Chinese single-engine J-10 and J-20 stealth fighter jets showcase Chinese military might at the opening of the 13th China International Aviation and...
Senators are expected to grill Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the chairman of the Joint chiefs and the head of Central Command about the Afghanistan pullout...
Costco customers are buying more and more toilet paper and water as the Delta variant surges in the US, the company's chief financial officer said.
Tiny bits of plastic swirling in the sky could be subtly affecting the climate.
As a tech journo, I love it when people share their experiences of tech with me. It's so much more interesting than a review someone is being paid to write or a marketing blurb. So ...
The Apple iPod is now officially 20 years old. In this piece, we explain why it's the greatest gadget of all time.
Over the past two weeks, Anna Heim has interviewed Bashir from Arbisoft. They were recommended to us through our survey; we'd love to know which software consultants you'd recommend to other startups.
TechCrunch events always offer a compelling mix of main stage presentations and smaller breakout sessions that allow more time for lots of questions and deeper discussions. Expect nothing less at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 on October 27. We want to highlight these sessions we have on tap for you. Remem…
Following the Facebook Files reports and Frances Haugen, another whistleblower has submitted testimony accusing the company of putting profits ahead of efforts to fight hate speech and misinformation.
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Two new papers highlight promising methods for making shapeshifting structures.
Twitter revealed that an internal study of its algorithm shows favoritism of right-leaning content over left. The platform discovered the bias while looking into algorithmic amplification on the platform.
Early-stage entrepreneurs eager to ship usually spend more time calculating their startup’s burn rate than selecting an optimal development environment. As a result, technical debt can accumulate.
Here we go again. Not a week goes by without another report of Google's lawyers censoring vital scientific research around bias and fairness.
Zillow announced that it was hitting pause on its iBuying operations earlier this week, but rival Opendoor says it is expanding operations and plowing ahead.
Microsoft has angered an entire open source community. A controversial decision for .NET 6 has even upset developers inside Microsoft, too.
Scientists ask the public for help in figuring out which signals are real.
On October 22nd, NASA announced plans to launch its next-generation Space Launch System rocket on its debut flight as early as February of 2022. The rocket’s inaugural mission, named Artemis I, is the first in a series that is meant to culminate with humans landing on the Moon.
Like it or not, memes are part of how we communicate now — we even reference memes in our headlines. But iterating upon existing memes can be a needlessly clunky user experience. First, you need to find a meme template, then you need to figure out how to add text, even if that means reverse-e…
Apple today introduced a new set of App Store Guidelines which include three key changes. One of the changes is the result of a previously announced settlement agreement with a class of U.S. app developers. It clarifies that developers are allowed to communicate with their customers about other pay…
Supply challenges related to the screen may have delayed the launch.
Arbisoft is the latest addition to our series profiling startup software consultants. Its CEO Yasser Bashir shared thoughts on agile development, data science, customer and employee satisfaction, etc.
Overwatch’s Jesse McCree now has a new name: Cole Cassidy. Blizzard Entertainment announced the change via its official Twitter account on Friday. That new name will start appearing in Overwatch on Oct. 26.
The veteran of 420 F1 races tells us about his job.
A problem emerges when reviewing diversity data: While the reports often describe incremental gains or losses in diversity numbers, they often fail to analyze data that can help make tangible change.
Spinal surgery is not for the faint of heart at the best of times, but Intelligent Implants raised €7.5 million ($8.7 million) to make spinal surgery less of a pain in the backside. The company’s smart implants’ first application is in spinal fusion surgery — where two or more ver…
CD Projekt has acquired The Molasses Flood, a Boston-based game studio that created Drake Hollow. The newly-added studio will work on a project that’s based on one of CD Projekt Red’s IPs.
Transition from PS2 era means top-to-bottom update—plus teases on Xbox Game Pass, PS Now.
Two indie games, Terraria and Don’t Starve, announced they’re doing a Halloween crossover event in which each game will get each other’s monsters. Don’t Starve will have the Eye of Cthulhu, and Terraria will get a Deerclops.
Multi-nation operation succeeds as gang member makes critical mistake.
It's tough being a conservative on Twitter. Everywhere you look, those damn liberals are censoring right-wingers for dropping truth bombs based on facts, not feelings. At least, ...
The Software Freedom Conservancy has given Trump’s social network Truth Social 30 days to comply with the AGPLv3 license governing Mastodon, the service that provided its underlying code.
Valheim developers on Oct. 22 shared updates on Mistlands, the next big update after Hearth and Home. They also shared concept art for new additions to the Mountains biome, and jack-o’-turnip crafting.
Sony announced that a State of Play livestream would air at 2 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Oct. 27, and offer a 20-minute look at third-party games for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The GTA Trilogy remaster looks great, apart from this
Greater variety in SoCs may give products more control over things like battery life.
Today, I came across a cool foldable motorbike that looks like a desk, can fit under a desk, but has one big problem: it can't turn into a desk. [caption id="attachment_1370839" ...
Lego has revealed its largest fan-inspired Lego Ideas set yet. It’s Kevin McAllister’s iconic house from Home Alone, and it’s a 3,955-piece marvel filled with iconic movie moments.
So why don't all rocket engines have giant nozzles?
Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio behind the No More Heroes series and games like Killer7 and Lollipop Chainsaw, has been acquired by Chinese company NetEase, the two announced on Oct. 21, 2021.
Advance Wars: 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, the Nintendo Switch remaster of the first two Advance Wars titles, has been delayed to spring 2022. The remaster was originally planned to launch in December.
People care about climate change and animal welfare — so it's no wonder the demand for plant-based products has exploded in the last couple of years. The alternative dairy market ...
The Verge’s podcast discusses the products announced at Apple’s Unleashed event, what happened at Google’s Pixel 6 event, and Facebook’s plans to rebrand the company.
Paizo, publisher of Pathfinder and Starfinder, announced Thursday that it will voluntarily recognize the tabletop role-playing game company’s union.
One of the most beautiful things about Mac OS is that you don't really need to do much for it to be truly functional—it already is. But if you want to do some customization, there's ...
Here’s what’s new on Netflix and other streamers this weekend
Sony’s line of Extra Bass speakers are the ultimate party speakers, and a big part of that is the EXTRA BASS button, which, as the name implies, boosts the bass to absurd levels.
The Verge is turning 10, so we relaunched our online merch store to celebrate. We partnered with DFTBA on some new products — including shirts, stickers, and posters.
The combined remaster of Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City and San Andreas is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC digitally Nov. 11, with a physical release Dec. 7.
PUBG: New State will release on iOS and Android on November 11th. It will be available in over 200 countries at launch, in 17 different languages.
With the Climate Crisis looming, lots of companies want to do their part. But asking customers to “offset the CO2 emission of this delivery” is usually a hammer to crack a nut. There is very little transparency around carbon offsets. Plus, smaller companies want to access high-quality carbon credit…
OfBusiness, an e-commerce startup that sells industrial goods and provides small businesses with credit, is in talks to raise a new round of funding at a valuation of over $4.5 billion, three sources familiar with those talks told me. If the talks materialize, it would be the fourth financing round…
We're reporting live on the GameStop PS5 restock in-store event from all over the United States – and we have exclusive details.