Times Technology Went Straight Up Evil

Technology is meant to make our lives easier, and most of the time it does. But there have been instances when technology doesn’t go as planned.

E3 2022 Officially Canceled: Everything You Need To Know

It’s official: E3 2022 has been canceled. The ESA has provided a statement on the matter, promising to make up for the change with an explosive 2023 event.

Instagram Inches Toward Super App Status with New Messaging Upgrades

Instagram’s DM’s just got a major makeover. The overhaul, which adds seven new features to enhance the platform’s messaging functionality, comes amid a broader reimagining of Instagram away from image sharing and toward super-app status.

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Oopsies: Facebook Boosted Bad Posts for Six Months Because of a News Feed Bug

A “massive ranking failure” in the Facebook News Feed promoted content it pegged as bad for the past six months. The flaw in the News Feed’s ranking algorithm elevated misinformation, violence, and the Russian state media outlets Facebook pledged to downrank in response to President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of…

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The Halo Show's Best, Weird Thing Is Stripping Master Chief Down

We’ve known from the get-go that Halo The Series would split apart from the established lore of the beloved Microsoft gaming franchise to offer its own spin on familiar beats and ideas that have been touched upon in over 20 years of games, tie-in books and comics, and more. But one of its most fascinating differences…

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LGBTQ Groups And Families Sue Florida Over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law

The newly signed law seeks to “stigmatize, silence, and erase LGBTQ people in Florida’s public schools,” according to the federal lawsuit.

Amazon union rerun election in Alabama will be determined by challenged ballots

The initial results of a second union election at Amazon’s BHM1 warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama have finally come through. Workers have voted against unionization in a closely contested 993-875 vote (with 59 voided votes) out of 6,153 eligible. Turnout appears to have been considerably lower this time around, as more than 3,000 employees cast ballots in the early 2021 vote. However, 416 votes have been challenged — the definitive outcome might not be available for a while.

The decision potentially ends a long and messy saga at the facility. Bessemer workers voted against unionization in early 2021, but the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Amazon violated labor laws by allegedly interfering with the vote. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) accused Amazon of repeatedly trying to intimidate workers through measures like an unauthorized ballot box and anti-union campaign material. While Amazon disputed the claims, the NLRB ultimately ordered a second vote.

The rerun election didn’t go smoothly, either. The RWDSU has maintained that Amazon interfered with the second vote by removing pro-union posters, forcing attendance of anti-union meetings and limiting time spent on company grounds to discourage organization. Before the vote, the RWDSU also accused Amazon of illegal retaliation against worker Isaiah Thomas’ pro-union efforts. The company has again argued that its actions are legal.

BHM1 was the first major Amazon facility in the US to hold a union vote, but it’s no longer the only one. One Staten Island warehouse is already voting on possible unionization, while another is holding its vote starting in late April. Simply put, there’s a growing desire for stronger labor rights at Amazon’s fulfillment centers — it’s just a question of how well those efforts succeed.

BMW's Best-Selling 3 Series Is Now An EV – But There's A Catch

BMW unveiled specs for its forthcoming i3 eDrive35L, and the vehicle looks immaculate. But it could be a while before you get your hands on one.

An Xbox Game Pass Family Plan Might Be On The Way

A new leak claims Microsoft is preparing to update its Xbox Game Pass subscription with a new plan for family and friends to share. Here’s what we know so far.

Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away Stage Play Looks Fantastically Delightful

We can’t get over how cool this looks: a stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away with live actors, costumed creatures, and incredible puppets? While legions of Hayao Miyazaki fans will have to make do with these new glimpses of the production—since the Toho Co., Ltd. production is only touring Japan for…

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