Google Workers to Stage Walkout Over Sexual Misconduct Handling

Google employees are preparing a walkout at company offices on Thursday to protest the tech giant’s handling of workplace sexual harassment. More than 1,500 workers, most of them women, plan to join the walkout, according to The New York Times. “Google’s famous for its culture. But in reality we’re not even meeting the basics of …

Oculus Co-Founder Iribe Is Leaving Facebook

Oculus Co-Founder Brendan Iribe is leaving Facebook. Iribe—pictured above alongside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at an event in 2015—follows several other executives who have exited Facebook as of late, including Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, who cut ties with the social network last month, and fellow Oculus Co-Founder Palmer Luckey, who left in …

After Backlash, Apple Redesigns Unappetizing Bagel Emoji

There’s a huge difference between a New York City bagel with chewy insides and one of those cardboard-like knock-offs you can find in your grocer’s freezer. Apple’s upcoming bagel emoji—released earlier this month as part of iOS 12.1 beta 2—looked a lot like the former. Puny and dry, Apple’s design wasn’t making anyone crave a …

PSA: All US Cell Phones to Receive 'Presidential' Alert Today

If all the cell phones around you spring to life with an ear-piercing alert this afternoon, fear not. It’s not a flash flood, tornado, Amber Alert, or another potentially catastrophic event. It’s just a test of a “Presidential-level” Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA), which will be used to notify Americans in the event of national emergency. …

Video Games: How Much Play Time Is Too Much Time for Kids?

Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 6 is coming tomorrow, and that means hours lost to axing your enemies (a.k.a. everyone). And while parents are paying for Fortnite tutors for their kids (and themselves), Fortnite can be a little too addictively fun. It is, after all, designed to encourage users to keep playing, something some parents and …