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15h ago

Morehouse College class will teach Black history in the metaverse

Students have toured the Underground Railroad, a slave ship and other artifacts using virtual reality technology.
A virtual slave ship used in a Morehouse College class.
A virtual slave ship used in a Morehouse College class.
2d ago

Another tech bubble bursts: 2022 has been brutal for Silicon Valley workers

The breadth of the layoffs this year is breathtaking, affecting every part of the tech sector from farming robots and cryptocurrency to social media and semi-autonomous vehicles.
San francisco city skyline with Golden Gate Bridge on foreground
San francisco city skyline with Golden Gate Bridge on foreground
3d ago

Jennifer Lopez announces new album ‘This Is Me ... Now’

While Lopez has released numerous singles and the “Marry Me” soundtrack earlier this year, this is her first album in eight years, since 2014’s “A.K.A.”
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

Elon Musk says he will support Florida's DeSantis if he runs for president

“My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist,” Musk said on Twitter.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk pauses while speaking before unveiling the Model Y at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., on March 14, 2019.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk pauses while speaking before unveiling the Model Y at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., on March 14, 2019.

New virtual reality apps focus on mental health, but their effectiveness isn't known

A VR app called Innerworld enables users to access peer-led mental health support as anonymous avatars.
Donkan Martinez wears a virtual reality headset.
Donkan Martinez wears a virtual reality headset.
4d ago

Twitter slipped on removing hate speech even before Elon Musk takeover, E.U. says

European regulators released data Thursday showing that Twitter and some other social media platforms did worse this year than in 2021 in removing posts that are illegal there.
Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on Oct. 28, 2022.
Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on Oct. 28, 2022.

Creator Caleb Simpson calls himself this generation's 'MTV Cribs.'

Simpson, known for his apartment series videos, has amassed 8.4 million followers across TikTok, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram combined.
Photo Illustration: TikTok and YouTube creator Caleb Simpson emerges from a pink doorway with a flood of apartment rents numbers behind him
Photo Illustration: TikTok and YouTube creator Caleb Simpson emerges from a pink doorway with a flood of apartment rents numbers behind him

Some adult content creators are worried about losing their community if Twitter dies

Few social media platforms are as tolerant of explicit content as Twitter, which has become a centralized network for sex workers to share resources and support each other.
Stephanie Michelle, left, and BotticelliBimbo.
Stephanie Michelle, left, and BotticelliBimbo.
6d ago

New York governor signs novel law that limits cryptomining, for now

New York’s measure, which passed the state Legislature in June, is specifically concerned with the environmental aspects of crypto.
A worker installs a new row of Bitcoin mining machines at the Whinstone US Bitcoin mining facility
A worker installs a new row of Bitcoin mining machines at the Whinstone US Bitcoin mining facility

Right-wing influencers and media double down on anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in the wake of the Colorado shooting

Tucker Carlson was among the conservative media figures who continued attacking LGBTQ people in the wake of the Club Q shooting.
Photos of victims of the shootings at a memorial near Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Nov. 21, 2022.
Photos of victims of the shootings at a memorial near Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Nov. 21, 2022.
6d ago

FTX spent $300M on Bahamas real estate, 'substantial' assets missing, lawyers say

An attorney said the $300 million spent on real estate was largely homes and vacation properties for senior staff.
Sam Bankman-Fried.
Sam Bankman-Fried.