After glitch grants access, Bethesda says locked Fallout 76 vault will open

Enlarge / You can’t legitimately access this Fallout 76 vault yet, but you can take a peek inside. (credit: McStaken / Reddit) Bethesda has confirmed that a locked vault in Fallout 76 will eventually open, but the admission came only after a player was briefly trapped in the locked area due to an in-game glitch. […]

China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales

A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several devices, including iPhone X, violated two Qualcomm patents related to resizing photos and managing apps. The injunction reportedly affects iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus […]

Trump grants Alice Johnson clemency following meeting with Kim Kardashian

It seems Kim Kardashian West successfully convinced President Donald Trump to commute the life sentence of Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother serving a life sentence for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. The White House confirmed on Wednesday that the president signed a commutation for Johnson, who has served over 20 years in prison since she […]

Mozilla awards final grants from its $1.2 million Community Gigabit Fund

EXCLUSIVE: As part of a six-year effort to highlight the benefits of gigabit networks, the Mozilla Foundation today announced today that it has awarded the final 14 prizes from its $ 1.2 million Gigabit Community Fund. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, the Gigabit Community Fund launched in 2012 to provide grants to educational […]

Elderly to receive 'MoT' grants to improve homes in bid to save NHS money

Cold housing can lead to chronic conditions, like lung and heart diseases and poor mental health, as well as heart attacks, strokes and falls. As part of the NHS’s Integrated Care System, residents who qualify will be offered stair lifts, boilers, insulation, heating and grants. Among the local authorities in England taking part in the […]

EPA runs all grants past a political appointee in its PR office

Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons) While the EPA is often portrayed as a massive bureaucracy, about half of its budget goes directly to other organizations through grants. While many of these are focused on cleanups and reducing environmental risks, the agency also funds scientific research into various health and environmental risks. The money for these research […]

San Francisco takes DOJ to court in showdown over federal grants

San Francisco, a “sanctuary city,” stands to lose $ 1.5 million in police-related federal funding, but now the city and California are suing the US Department of Justice over this rule. Some $ 500,000 of the funding is distributed by the federal government. On Monday, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera slapped the US Department […]