After lawsuit filed, Gearbox CEO confirms he left USB stick of porn at Medieval Times

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, recreated in a photo illustration of the game Borderlands‘s cover art. (credit: Photo illustration by Aurich Lawson) A pair of lawsuits filed in Dallas County District Court late last year came to light on Friday, each revolving around an apparently nasty dispute between the former general counsel of Gearbox Studios (makers […]

Trump’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss the New York lawsuit against his charity, but the attorney general says they’re not backing down

Mark Wilson/Getty Images The attorney representing President Donald Trump, his children, and the Trump Foundation filed a motion to dismiss the New York attorney general’s lawsuit against his clients. The attorney, Alan Futerfas, said the lawsuit is politically motivated. Acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office said in a statement it wouldn’t back down. […]

The parent company of Fallas discount stores has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close 74 stores

Facebook.com/FallasStores National Stores, parent company of discount-store chains Fallas, Conway’s, and Factory 2-U, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday.  It plans to close 74 of its 344 stores. Its stores currently employ more than 9,800 people in 22 US states and Puerto Rico.  Store closing sales will begin on Thursday. National Stores Inc, which […]

The NYPD has filed formal departmental charges against the officer who fatally choked Eric Garner in 2014

via Twitter The NYPD filed departmental charges against officer Daniel Pantaleo, local media outlets reported Saturday. A case against his supervising NYPD sergeant, Sgt Kizzy Adonis, is still pending. The charges come four years after 43-year-old Garner’s July 2014 death, which sparked protests about police treatment of black people. The New York Police Department reportedly […]

Facebook accused of massive fraud in new lawsuit filed by Cook County

Enlarge / Signs for Cambridge Analytica in the lobby of the building in which the firm is based on March 21, 2018 in London. (credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Cook County, Illinois, has joined the parade of lawsuits filed against Facebook in the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandal—the county is believed to be the […]

Cambridge Analytica breach results in lawsuits filed by angry Facebook users

Enlarge (credit: Sergei Konkov / TASS / Getty Images) In the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook has now been sued in federal court in San Francisco and San Jose. These new cases claim violations of federal securities laws, unfair competition, and negligence, among other allegations. The pair of cases stem from recent […]

Apple filed a patent for a keyboard that isn’t ruined by dust

When Apple unveiled its 2015 MacBook, reviewers quickly discovered its keys were flatter than ever, with single-digit millimeters of travel between their pressed and unpressed states. At first, we heralded this as a miraculous accomplishment in ever-thinner laptop computing, which carried over virtually unchanged into the next years’ models. But all was not well. The […]

32 lawsuits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws

Enlarge / This may become the new default imagery for Spectre and Meltdown around Intel. (credit: Brian Turner / Flickr) In its annual SEC filing, Intel has revealed that it’s facing 32 lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on its processors. While the Spectre problem is a near-universal issue faced by modern processors, the […]

Charges filed, details emerge for arrest of Counter-Strike’s co-creator

Enlarge / Jess Cliffe in 2017, talking about the development of the original version of the video game Counter-Strike. (credit: Valve Software) Following an arrest in Seattle last week, the co-creator of the video game series Counter-Strike has now been formally charged with the crime of commercial sexual abuse of a minor. The King County […]