Culture & Gaming

Alienware launches new Area 51 gamer desktop with Intel’s fastest chip

Alienware announced its flagship gaming desktop would use an Advanced Micro Devices Threadripper chip last week, and now the gaming division of Dell is announcing that a version of the Area 51 will also be available with Intel’s fastest processor. The announcement of both processors in the same Alienware gaming desktop shows that it’s a…

Start Ups

All 50 startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day 1

 Biotech and artificial intelligence have emerged as the top startup trends at Y Combinator‘s 25th Demo Day. The 124 companies presenting at the entrepreneur school’s twice-yearly graduation event compose YC’s largest batch from its 12.5 years running. YC partner Michael Seibel kicked off the event by reiterating the accelerator’s commitment to advancing diversity in… Read…

Culture & Gaming

Little Red Lie is an emotional gut punch about paralyzing fear and insecurity

I played Little Red Lie , and now I am no longer capable of feeling joy. It’s a story-driven game that unflinchingly shines a light on topics of mental illness and economic disparity. The main interaction is lying — to yourself and to everyone around you. It’s bleak and uncompromising, full of people who either…

Tech

Blue Apron shareholders file lawsuits alleging investors were misled

Blue Apron’s post-IPO woes continue. The meal-kit delivery company has been hit with multiple shareholder lawsuits this month, all alleging it made misleading statements in its IPO prospectus. The various complaints echo each other in their allegations against Blue Apron, its CEO, CFO, and directors, as well at underwriters of the IPO. Namely, that the…

Tech

Yahoo ordered to pay $5.5 million for busting March Madness deal

(Reuters) — Yahoo Inc owes a prize promoter $5.5 million for backing out of a contract to pay $1 billion for predicting every winner in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and entering a similar contract with Quicken Loans Inc and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, a court decided on Monday. The 5th U.S. Circuit…

Tech

Facebook faces scare that teens are, like, totally going to Snapchat and Instagram. Again.

If it’s August, then it’s mostly definitely rerun season. Now playing on the internet: The episode in which everyone freaks out that young people are abandoning Facebook in favor of hot new social media services like Snap and Instagram. This episode was first broadcast in 2013, when CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that growth among youngsters…

Tech

Google is reportedly working on a smaller smart speaker to take on Amazon’s Echo Dot

Google is reportedly planning to release a smaller version of its Google Home smart speaker later this year. The features available in the mini Google Home are not yet known, but if true, Google Home could be complimented by a series of smaller, potentially cheaper speakers throughout one’s home similar to how Amazon Echo owners can…