Court rules grocery store’s inaccessible website isn’t an ADA violation

Enlarge / A Winn-Dixie supermarket in Florida. Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A federal appeals court struck a significant blow against disability rights this week when it ruled that a Florida grocery store’s inaccessible website did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ruling contradicts a 2019 decision by a different appeals court holding that Domino’s did […]

Diablo II Resurrected impressions: Unholy cow, man

Blizzard / Sam Machkovech Diablo II: Resurrected is slated to launch on PC and consoles “later this year,” but in the meantime, the remaster is far enough along that its handlers launched an early “technical alpha” demo over this weekend. (There’s a teensy, tiny chance you can still get in if you sign up right now.) I was invited for […]

Variant hunters race to find new strains where variant testing lags

Marina Dekhnik | Getty Images In mid-February, three travelers were stopped at the airport in Luanda, Angola. Even during the pandemic, the country, a hub for the oil industry, had seen plenty of passengers from Europe and South Africa, where two concerning variants of the virus that causes Covid-19 hold sway. But the strains weren’t yet circulating widely in Angola, […]

Facebook failed to fix ad-targeting gender discrimination, study finds

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Two years ago, researchers at the University of Southern California published a study showing that Facebook’s algorithms could deliver job and housing ads to audiences skewed by race and gender. The methodology they used didn’t account for differences in the job qualifications of the targeted […]

Florida sues USA, CDC to get people back on cruise ships

Enlarge / Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the media about the cruise industry during a press conference at PortMiami on April 8, 2021 in Miami, Florida. The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the United States of America and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, claiming that the health agency’s guidance for the cruise industry is […]

Coway Airmega 150 Review

I am a big fan of the Coway Air Purifiers. I have a large Coway at the office and last year with COVID issues, I moved to a new location — and I’m currently quite close to the freeway. I decided I wanted another Coway Air Purifier at home and got the Coway Airmega 150 to try out. The Coway […]

How a speedrunner broke Super Mario Bros.‘ biggest barrier

You’ll likely never see a human beat Super Mario Bros. faster than this. Earlier this week, speedrunner Niftski became the first player to ever beat Super Mario Bros. in under four minutes and 55 seconds (4:54.948, to be precise). That might not sound too impressive on the surface; it’s only about a quarter-second under the world record set by Miniland […]

Accenture AI expert on how first principles prevent problems

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. As more organizations begin employing AI in production environments, it’s clear not everyone has completely thought through how AI will fundamentally change their business. Most of the focus today tends to be on AI to reduce operational costs in the wake of the economic downturn […]