How to Get a Free Fitbit or Apple Watch From Your Insurance Company

How to Get a Free Fitbit or Apple Watch From Your Insurance Company

Photo: charnsitr (Shutterstock) fitness trackers like Apple Watches and Fitbitsgenerally aren’t ace expensive as tech like smartphones and tablets, but they’re not exactly cheap. You certainly wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to snag one for free. Et uns it turns out, many insurance companies include fitness programs that either come with a complimentary tracker, allow … Read more

Mom Alleges TikTok Blackout Challenge Led to Daughter’s Death

Mom Alleges TikTok Blackout Challenge Led to Daughter's Death

Photo: phBodrova (Shutterstock) The mother of a 10-year-old daughter who died last year is suing TikTok and its parent company ByteDance over allegations the company’s algorithm promoted a so-called “Blackout Challenge” to the child’s feed. In a complaint filed Thursday, Tawainna Anderson, of Pennsylvania, said her daughter Nylah died last year after she asphyxiated when … Read more

Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet

Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet

screenshot: Emily Long Stoked to go on vacation, but not stoked to DIY your travel plans? The very idea of ​​the dozens of browser tabs and the hours of work it could take to find flights, hotels, restaurants, and things to do—and then actually make all those reservations and keep everything organized—is (almost) enough to … Read more

Unity Software loses $5 billion in market cap after Apple’s changes lead to ‘self-inflicted wound’

Unity Software loses $5 billion in market cap after Apple's changes lead to 'self-inflicted wound'

Unity Software Inc. executives thought they had found a way to avoid fallout from changes in Apple Inc.’s mobile operating system. It turns out they were wrong, and Wall Street punished Unity U, -37.05% stock for it Wednesday. Shares shed more than a third of their value, worth roughly $5 billion in market capitalization, and … Read more

Lawsuit Claiming Steam Gives Valve Too Much Power Moves Forward

Lawsuit Claiming Steam Gives Valve Too Much Power Moves Forward

Picture: Valve A US district judge has decided that an antitrust lawsuit against Valve over how it operates and uses the Steam platform can move forward. The company suing Valve, Wolfire Games, alleviates that the Half Life and Portal developer uses its digital storefront and its huge amount of control over the PC gaming market … Read more

Apple Discontinues iPod, Mobile Gaming Icon, After 22 Years

Apple Discontinues iPod, Mobile Gaming Icon, After 22 Years

Photo: justin sullivan (Getty Images) For one out for every kid who one-strapped a backpack in middle school, as they’re likely in mourning today. With Apple’s discontinuation of the 7th-generation iPod Touch, announced yesterdayit’s official: the iPod is dead. Ostensibly, the iPod was a music device, meant to digitize song libraries and move listeners away … Read more

Google Maps Immersive View, New Translate Languages, Docs TL;DR

Google Maps Immersive View, New Translate Languages, Docs TL;DR

Google’s 2022 I/O Conference is finally here. From virtual maps that come to life to a new way to communicate with your home security system, there’s a lot of unexpected surprises from the keynote to unpack. Here are some of the highlights. Stare Your Google Nest Down Till It Does Stuff For You One of … Read more

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

Google took the stage at this year’s I/O event for about two hours, announcing new and exciting products like Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and the Pixel Watch. While hardware tends to steal the show at these events, the team certainly didn’t gloss over Android: between fresh Android 13 features and general Android updates, Google had … Read more

You Can Now (Try And) Play The Leaked 2001 Duke Nukem Forever Build

You Can Now (Try And) Play The Leaked 2001 Duke Nukem Forever Build

Picture: Duke Nukem Forever You know how yesterday we wrote about that 2001 build of the infamous Duke Nukem Foreverand how it was supposed to be released to the public in June? Yeah, by “June”, they meant “the day after”, because it’s now available to download and try out. Everything present in the 4chan leak … Read more