Stellantis pleads guilty, will pay $300 million over allegations of emissions fraud

Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge, has agreed to plead guilty to criminal conduct and pay $300 million to settle a probe into its effort to illegally conceal the amount of pollution created by its diesel engine vehicles, Reuters reports. The guilty plea will settle a years-long probe by the US Department […]

What to expect from Star Wars Celebration 2022

After a three-year hiatus, Star Wars Celebration is back this week — and it looks like it will be packed with plenty of news spanning film, television, and gaming. This year’s edition will include an in-person event at the Anaheim Convention Center. But if you don’t want to brave the crowds, many of the more […]

CVS will stop filling Cerebral and Done Health ADHD med prescriptions

CVS pharmacies will no longer fill prescriptions for controlled substances like Adderall from telehealth companies Cerebral and Done Health, The Wall Street Journal reported. It’s the latest blow to Cerebral, which is facing investigations from the US Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Cerebral said last week that it was going to stop […]

Android 101: how to update Android apps

It’s always a good idea to keep your Android apps updated to make sure you have the latest security and bug fixes. Plus, you might be missing out on newly added features. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled, you’ll have to update your apps manually from the Google Play Store. Here, we’ll show you […]

Why the company behind Pokémon Go is getting crypto-curious

It has been an extremely rough year for cryptocurrency projects, as crashing prices, daily revelations of scams, and the ongoing usability nightmare of blockchain-based computing has left venture capitalists’ next big bet looking more like a pipe dream than anything you could reasonably call “web3.” Crypto-based video games, which last year looked as if they […]

The unstoppable machines behind the game console shortage

More than a year on, it’s still hard to buy a new PlayStation or Xbox without some help. Flippers have become notorious for snatching up the fresh restocks offered online with the help of ultra-fast buying bots, forcing everyone else to buy units off the secondary market for egregious, 100-dollar markups. But after delving into […]

NY State is giving out hundreds of robots as companions for the elderly

The state of New York will distribute robot companions to the homes of more than 800 older adults. The robots are not able to help with physical tasks, but function as more proactive versions of digital assistants like Siri or Alexa — engaging users in small talk, helping contact love ones, and keeping track of […]

No Man’s Sky’s newest expedition turns it into a roguelike

Today, No Man’s Sky launches Leviathan, the game’s newest expedition that offers perhaps the most interesting gameplay experience yet. In the Leviathan launch trailer, a mysterious message splashes across the screen telling the player that “death is not the end” and that they must “re-enter the loop.” If you think that language sounds a little […]