'Can I Help? You Seem Stressed.’ Now Chatbots Are Getting Emotional

You’re just settling in for a night of Netflix and chill, glass of wine in hand, when the Wi-Fi goes out. You reset the router. Still nothing. Before throwing your modem out the window, you look for the provider’s customer service number, anticipating a full-on shouting match. But on its website, a chat bubble pops […]

Amazon is getting more than $2 billion for NYC and Virginia expansions

Enlarge / Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on September 13, 2018. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Over the last year, Amazon has dangled in front of cities the possibility that they could host the company’s “second headquarters”—a massive $ 5 billion facility that would provide 50,000 white-collar jobs. On Tuesday, Amazon confirmed what had been widely reported: nobody […]

Think Getting an Apartment in New York Is Tough? Try Hong Kong

Applying for low-income public housing is rarely a walk in the park, but in Hong Kong, a city already bursting at the seams thanks to limited usable land and soaring real estate prices, the process is better described as a crawl. Across the East China Sea, winners of Japan’s welfare housing lottery generally wait five […]

Hollywood Idol Rock Hudson Getting a Biopic from ‘Arrowverse’ Executive Producer Greg Berlanti

Right now, rock legend Freddie Mercury is making waves at the box office in the form of the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, telling the story about how his band Queen rose to fame and would make an impact on music for generations. More importantly, the film shines a light on Freddie Mercury’s sexuality, though the frontman […]

25 cities where a college degree makes all the difference in getting a good job, earning enough money, and becoming a homeowner

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images The cost of a bachelor’s degree is at an all-time high. But college degrees are still advantageous — especially in certain areas. MagnifyMoney recently determined the top cities where a bachelor’s degree is most valuable. Earnings and opportunities are highest in wealthy and highly educated cities like San Jose and Washington, […]

People are furiously speculating that Amazon could be getting more tax benefits by splitting its HQ2 between 2 cities — but it’s too early to say whether that will happen (AMZN)

Cliff Owen/AP Amazon is reportedly planning to split its second headquarters, HQ2, between two locations: Long Island City in New York and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, according to The New York Times. Some people are speculating as to whether Amazon will be able to double up on some of the proposed financial […]

Electronic Arts is getting in on the next big thing in video games with ‘Project Atlas,’ a cloud gaming service to take on Google and Microsoft (EA, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT)

EA DICE Electronic Arts, the largest video game developer in the world, is the latest company to reveal plans for a cloud gaming platform. EA’s Chief Technology Officer Ken Moss announced the new platform, Project Atlas, in a blog post on Medium. With a stable internet connection, Project Atlas will be able to stream full […]