Arlene Bessick

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Accidents at Amazon: workers left to suffer after warehouse injuries

Vickie Shannon Allen, 49, started working at Amazon as a counter in a fulfillment warehouse at Haslet, Texas, in May 2017. At first, like many employees, Allen was excited by the idea of working for one of the fastest growing corporations in the world. That feeling dissipated quickly after a few …

Compensation

Google made the Titan Key to toughen up your online security

When Google boasted that none of its 85,000-plus employees had their accounts hacked since early 2017, it was all thanks to an early version of a security key the company was testing.<p>And now the latest version of that security key will be available for the world to use.<p>In an exclusive hands-on, …

Authentication

Google now has its own hardware security keys

Yesterday, Google revealed that it completely cut phishing attacks against more than 85,000 employees by making them use hardware security keys. They're small USB drive-sized devices that handle online logins, and they're proven to be even more secure than other two-factor authentication methods. …

Mobile Devices

State Of Decay 2 Feels Rough, Despite Some Promising Ideas

In theory, I like everything about State of Decay and its upcoming Xbox One and PC sequel. I like the idea of a zombie-survival game where you must plan for the long term; where you must keep your squadmates happy, healthy, and well-fed; where you can explore to cultivate new land for farming …

State of Decay (Video Game)

Foxconn set to drain 7 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan every day

Last year’s announcement that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn had picked Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin to build its $10 billion manufacturing campus was …

Apple discontinues its AirPort WiFi routers

The longstanding rumors of Apple exiting the WiFi router market were true: the company is officially discontinuing its AirPort and Time Capsule base stations. An Apple spokesperson told Engadget that the company would continue to provide hardware and software support (such as patching bugs and …

Wi-Fi

Why Don't I Have The New Gmail Update? Here's What You Should Do If You're Still On The Old Version

Chances are if you use the internet, you have a Gmail account. Google's free email service boasts over 1.4 billion users, so clearly they're doing …

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients<p>1 cup butter softened<p>1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar<p>3/4 cups granulated sugar<p>2 eggs<p>2 teaspoons vanilla<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon …

Sea of Thieves: The Essential Guide For Getting All That Gold

Sea of Thieves Beginners Guide<p>As a gamer, its hard to imagine you haven’t heard of Rare’s Sea of Thieves. An absolutely beautiful multiplayer …

Sea Of Thieves: 10 Things We Learned About The New Game For Xbox One And PC

As the sun sets on the final Sea of Thieves beta, we are counting down to the full release of Rare’s seafaring pirate game which is just days away. And throughout the past month we’ve had the opportunity to dive into some of the title’s latest additions during a live studio visit and numerous …

Sea of Thieves

Mercury at Its Best, and More Can't-Miss Sky Events in March

Watch out this month for a planet promenade, a ghostly pyramid of light, and the final blue moon of the year.<p>Planet-hunters are in luck this month, as multiple “wandering stars” take the stage for a beautiful celestial ballet. Mercury, the innermost planet, even promises to put on a spectacular …

How to Boost Your Game Console’s Security

No matter your game console, you need to add a passcode and two-factor authentication. You can do it either through your Web browser or on the …

How to set up Xbox party chat on Android

Xbox party chat has been available on the console and the Windows 10 Xbox app on PC until now, but not in the mobile apps for iOS and Android. That's …

Apps

Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’

WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War …

Donald Trump

Minecraft’s biggest update ever (happens today)

Today is the biggest day in Minecraft history – if you don’t count that one time the game went mobile. This is the first day when cross-platform play …

Geralt waves goodbye in a touching Witcher 10-year anniversary video

The Witcher series has featured a lot of death, destruction, and devastation among a range of monster and human populations. After all his …

‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees.

SEATTLE — The crowded pack of voice-controlled digital assistants — Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana — are good at numerous things. They can help people play music, set up calendar appointments and check the weather.<p>They can even get two rival tech executives, …

Satya Nadella

Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for seven years, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to cut Medicaid deeply and end the health law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance.<p>The 142-page bill would create a …

Why You Should Play Video Games

There is a certain kind of look I get when I tell people how much I love video games.<p>It lies somewhere between "You're not serious" and "Oh my God, you are serious." And by "people" giving me these looks, I mean adults of a certain age and outlook. Of course, given that I'm a 54-year-old tenured …

Donald Trump

Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Now Functional

The fabled prototype for the Nintendo PlayStation, what was to be a joint console between Nintendo and Sony, is now fully up and running, courtesy of console modder Ben Heckendorn.<p>The existence of the Nintendo PlayStation has been the subject of video game lore, as the partnership and subsequent …

Retrogaming

Trump’s Secret Weapon Against Obama’s Legacy

Using an obscure law called the Congressional Review Act, the president and his allies in Congress are quietly wiping out parts of his predecessor’s regulatory regime.<p>On February 28, President Donald Trump signed three bills into law. He held an Oval Office ceremony to spotlight two of them, H.R. …

Regulation

Android bug fear in 900 million phones

<b>Serious security flaws that could give attackers complete access to a phone's data have been found in software used on tens of millions of Android devices.</b><p>The bugs were uncovered by Checkpoint researchers looking at software running on chipsets made by US firm Qualcomm.<p>Qualcomm processors are found …

Samsung Galaxy S7

Panda Cubs Make Debut Appearance in Ya’an China

Asia

10 free Google Cardboard apps you need to try out

The Google Cardboard virtual reality headset and app platform has been out for a while now. It was introduced at the Google I/O developer conference in June 2014, but it’s not the most well understood technology out there. Perhaps the best way to understand it is to try it out. Fortunately, Google …

Virtual Reality

Is Wil Wheaton’s web series ‘Titansgrave’ the perfect RPG ambassador?

In 2012, actor and internet personality Wil Wheaton created the web series <i>TableTop</i> for the Geek & Sundry YouTube network. Each week, Mr. Wheaton …

Inside D.C.’s first cat cafe, where you can cuddle by the hour

By Maura Judkis<p>, Reporter<p>You probably won’t get a chance to pet Olivia. The gray-and-white spotted kitty is the current favorite at Crumbs & Whiskers, the Georgetown cat cafe that opens Saturday. But because Olivia is so friendly — making her way from lap to lap, purring and mewing and begging for …

Pets