Jetpack Joyride is getting an Apple Arcade-exclusive sequel

Jetpack Joyride, one of my favorite iOS games of all time, is getting a sequel that will be available exclusively on Apple Arcade. You’ll be able to play Jetpack Joyride 2 on Apple’s $4.99-per-month games subscription service beginning August 19th. Jetpack Joyride 2 looks like it will carry over a lot of what you might […]

TwitchCon San Diego will not require masks or vaccinations

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and California declares a monkeypox state of emergency, TwitchCon San Diego released its health measures policy, indicating that there will be no testing, vaccination, or mask requirements. “In accordance with current local guidelines, there will be no COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements at TwitchCon San Diego. Although masks are encouraged, […]

Will TikTok Music be the next big podcast platform?

Selena Gomez is reportedly developing a Working Girl reboot, and I don’t know how to feel about it. As the daughter of a Staten Island girl who worked on Wall Street in the ’80s, the original is just too close to my heart. Anyway, let the river run — Audacy and Snap try to be […]

Rumble’s antitrust lawsuit against Google can proceed, says judge

A California judge says video service Rumble can proceed with the early stages of an antitrust suit against Google. Rumble sued Google in 2021, alleging that it favored its own YouTube video platform in search results and the Android operating system. Google urged the court to split the suit’s arguments and dismiss substantial parts of […]

Robinhood Crypto fined $30 million for alleged regulatory violations in NY

Robinhood’s cryptocurrency division has been fined $30 million by the New York Department of Financial Services over alleged anti-money laundering and cybersecurity violations (via The Wall Street Journal). This marks the state’s first enforcement action related to cryptocurrency. The settlement resolves the investigation opened by the NYDFS last March, which Robinhood disclosed in a filing […]

Save 50 percent on a Philips Hue four-bulb starter kit

Smart home tech continues to evolve, and there are encouraging signs that it’ll become simpler to use and integrate with standards like Matter and Thread. If you’re just starting out, though, the intro course for most smart homes — a starter kit of Philips Hue bulbs — is now at its cheapest price. Signify’s Philips […]

Usain Bolt’s e-scooter rental company isn’t bolting around anymore

Bolt Mobility electric scooters aren’t bolting around anymore. The dockless rental company co-founded by famed sprinter Usain Bolt has reportedly abruptly shuttered in cities across the US, even outright ghosting some city officials (via TechCrunch). According to the report, Bolt halted operations in US cities including Portland, Oregon, Burlington, Vermont, South Burlington, Vermont, Winooski, Vermont, […]

Nomad crypto bridge loses $200 million in “chaotic” hack

After a few quiet months, it’s happened again: another blockchain bridge hack with losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Nomad, a cryptocurrency bridge that lets users swap tokens between blockchains, is the latest to be hit after a frenzied attack on Monday, which left almost $200 million of its funds drained. The hack […]

Meta sued for violating patient privacy with data tracking tool

Facebook’s parent company Metaand major US hospitals violated medical privacy laws with a tracking tool that sends health information to Facebook, two proposed class-action lawsuits allege. The lawsuits, filed in the Northern District of California in June and July, focus on the Meta Pixel tracking tool. The tool can be installed on websites to provide […]

Microsoft’s new Outlook Lite app is now available on Android

Microsoft is releasing a new smaller and faster Outlook Lite app for Android this week. The lightweight version of Outlook is designed to have a smaller app size, faster performance, and lower battery usage, all while including the core features of the regular Microsoft Outlook mobile app. Outlook Lite is around 5MB in download size, […]