How Rude Virtual Humans Are Helping Veterans Re-enter the Job MarketIn a generic-looking office, Michelle Lee sits across from me in a neat, blue button-down shirt, her black hair pulled back tightly into a bun. “OK so you’re a veteran,” she says, impatiently tapping her fingers on the table. “How did it screw you up? I…
How To Find The Best Deals For 2019 Uns Prime Day is upon us! In what is quickly becoming known as the “Black Friday of the Summer,” Amazon’s Prime Day is so huge that it causes a ripple effect across the entire retail space. Best Buy, Target, Walmart, eBay — each is going to try…
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Video Game Actors Are Still Fighting to Be Treated—and Paid—Like On-Camera ActorsCourtenay Taylor is the rare actor who never really has to worry about being typecast. Sipping on a glass of white wine between panels at last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, she’s unrecognizable, even to the fans that swarm area around the Convention Center during…
Could Letting Drivers Communicate via LED Screen Help Quell Road Rage?When it comes to technology improving the experience of driving, not much has changed since the advent of airbags, Bluetooths (teeth?), and Waze. But a Philadelphia-based company called MOD, which bills itself as a “human experience agency” now venturing into “entrepreneurial endeavors,” has a novel…
Facebook Is Making Its Own Cryptocurrency. Here’s What That Means. UPROXX When Facebook first went live in 2004, it was a social networking site for college students to find and connect with one another. Now, over 15 years later, it’s a news agency, an instant messaging service, and an advertising giant. We use it to…
How Will AB 5 Affect Freelancers? Here's an ExplainerWhat do rideshare drivers, freelancers, and exotic dancers have in common? They’re all contract workers, which means they could all be impacted by AB 5, a groundbreaking labor bill that’s making its way through the state Senate. Passed by the Assembly last week, the measure would redefine…
A Game Developer Talks About Representation In The Industry Souha Al-Samkari In middle school, Souha Al-Samkari really wanted her own video game console. Up until that point, she’d basically done the beg, borrow, steal thing to get time at friends’ houses or posted up at demos in stores. So when lobbying and begging didn’t work…
Altered Nancy Pelosi Videos Are All Over Social Media—and No One Seems to Care That They're FakedPolitical social media just got even scummier. An altered video of a speech Nancy Pelosi gave Wednesday makes the House Speaker appear to be drunkenly slurring her words and generally unsteady—and one version has already been viewed over 1.4…
Fortnite Player Tfue Is Taking FaZe Clan to Court Over a Bad ContractOver the past 30 days, users of the online streaming platform Twitch have have spent over 10,000,000 hours watching Turner “Tfue” Tenny play video games. One of the most well-known e-sports “athletes” in the world, the 21-year-old makes his living playing Fortnite, raking…
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