Doom Eternal gameplay reveals grappling hook action and more

QuakeCon is happening in Texas this weekend, and Bethesda kicked off the fan gathering by letting developer id Software show off its upcoming shooter Doom Eternal. This is the followup to 2016’s Doom reboot, and it continues that story by bringing the hell demons to Earth. Doom Eternal first debuted at the Electronic Entertainment Expo […]

Andreesson Horowitz leads $20 million investment in Wonderschool to expand marketplace for in-home preschools

Wonderschool, an education technology (edtech) startup that enables any qualified person to launch their own in-home childcare services, has closed a $ 20 million series A round of funding led by Andreesson Horowitz, with participation from Omidyar Network, First Round, Gary Community Investments, Cross Culture Ventures, Uncork Capital, Rethink Educ…Read More

Is China losing the trade war against America?

WHEN Donald Trump tweeted on August 5th that tariffs were working “big time”, American media sprang into action to test the claim (see article). In China, editors were more circumspect. No major Chinese-language newspaper reported his tweets. One of his claims—that China’s stockmarket has fallen 27% in the past four months—was an exaggeration. But why […]

Path of Exile’s next Challenge League is Delve, an infinite dungeon launching August 31

PREVIEW: Path of Exile‘s upcoming Challenge League is about to supersize the megadungeon. Delve launches on PC August 31 in an infinite dungeon, an adventuring complex without end. You roll up a new character and head into the Azurite Mine, and as you explore, you find that the darkness is full of dangers. But if […]

Missouri’s Labor Victory Won’t Reverse the Decline of Unions

On Tuesday night, as it became clear that voters in Missouri had—by a two-to-one margin—rejected a state law meant to reduce unions’ power, the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, declared, “The defeat of this poisonous anti-worker legislation is a victory for all workers across the country.” He added, “Tonight is the latest act of […]

A drone enthusiast built an incredible giant LEGO helicopter — and it really flies

YouTube / Adam Woodworth Adam Woodworth is a fan of building faux-LEGO models that actually fly. His latest creation is a giant model of a LEGO helicopter, using foam rather than LEGO to allow it to fly. He also makes smaller flying models, like the classic podracers from Star Wars.   Adam Woodworth has a […]

$160 million corruption scandal in Argentina roils its financial markets

Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi/Clarin via AP More than a dozen former Argentine government officials and business executives have been arrested in a large scale corruption scandal. The investigation is throwing Argentina upside down just as it gears up for economic recovery.  Watch the Argentine peso trade in real time here. Just as Argentina looked poised for […]