Automation is expanding. How worried should we be about jobs?

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. A few days ago I was having network problems with the WiFi in my home office — my connection was very slow and video conferences were freezing. After fussing with the mesh network extenders with no result, I called the cable provider. Normally, this involves […]

PS5 restock updates: Target, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and availability from other retailers – CNET

If you’re one of many people who have tried — and failed — to buy a PlayStation 5 over the past few months, don’t lose hope just yet. Yes, demand continues to outpace supply and the PS5 was named the fastest-selling console in US history, but we’re also starting to see frequent PS5 inventory drops at retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, Amazon, Target […]

A new documentary highlights the visionary behind space settlement

Enlarge / Physicist Gerry O’Neill popularized the notion of space settlement. A new movie brings to life the legacy of a physicist who has played an influential—but largely unheralded—role in shaping the vision of space settlement. The documentary The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Gerard K. O’Neill takes its name from the 1977 book The High Frontier: Human Colonies […]

Clarence Thomas and Section 230: Why the justice's musings matter – CNET

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made waves last week when he suggested giant social media companies should be regulated like utilities.  Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas fired a warning shot Monday at social media giants Facebook and Twitter that could signal the possibility of stricter regulation and a potential radical shift in thinking around the First Amendment […]

Amazon wins in union rejection, but scrutiny of its labor practices isn't going away – CNET

Bernie Sanders is among the politicians supporting Amazon workers who want to unionize. The union’s objection to the Bessemer election could keep the issue in the public eye and energize efforts at other facilities. Patrick T. Fallon/Getty Images Amazon prevailed Friday in its fight against labor organizing at its Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse, with workers rejecting the Retail, Wholesale and Department […]

More lightning in the Arctic is bad news for the planet

Enlarge / Lightning strikes in the far north of Canada. Sandra Angers-Blondin The Arctic isn’t doing so hot. That’s because it is, in fact, too hot. It’s warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet, which is setting off vicious feedback loops that accelerate change. Ice, for instance, is more reflective than soil, so when it […]

Best gaming keyboard for 2021 – CNET

The best gaming keyboard is going to be something different for every style and level of gamer. There is a multitude of options available at a wide range of prices, so deciding what’s right for you often comes down to budget and personal preference. This list is some of the best we’ve tested that are widely available.  If you’re looking […]