A workers’ union skewered Amazon’s labour practices with a whack-a-mole game about working at a warehouse over Christmas

GMB A British union has highlighted working conditions at Amazon warehouses over Christmas with a satirical whack-a-mole-style game. The game was created by the GMB union, one of the biggest workers’ unions in the UK. The game makes the player furiously click on packages while showing pop-up messages which refer to damning media and GMB […]

Apple warranty repair practices questioned by BBC as FTC warning looms

In a report that will air tonight in the United Kingdom, the BBC will spotlight a seemingly illegal Apple repair practice that has denied customers battery repairs based on unrelated and sometimes trivial damage elsewhere in their devices. The BBC’s report comes only days after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission warned consumer electronics ven…Read More

Fortnite studio called out by Gears of War director over hiring practices

Enlarge / Former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski speaks onstage at Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards at Sony Studios on December 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Getty Images / Jeff Kravitz) Former Epic Games developer and director Cliff “CliffyB” Bleszinski took public shots at his former employer on Friday in what […]

5 best practices for implementing voice marketing in 2018

GUEST: Hey Alexa, play some music. Ok, Google, turn on the lights. Five years ago, these commands would have made no sense. But for the past two and a half years, voice-enabled speakers have steadily gained traction, introducing the world to voice-activated technologies. As we approach 2018, there’s no sign of slowing down the smart […]

Maryland is investigating Kushner Companies’ real estate practices

Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is investigating the management practices at apartment complexes owned and operated by Kushner Companies. The company brought hundreds of cases against current and former tenants in local courts. The family company of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, said it has been cooperating with the investigation. The […]

3 best practices for integrating AI in health care

GUEST: Bots are breaking into the most human industry on earth: healthcare. Just look at Microsoft — it recently launched a new division to address the healthcare-AI intersection. That’s not to say AI will be replacing doctors anytime soon, but the integration of AI into regular healthcare tasks is upon us. From surgical assistance to patient education to imaging analysis, robots are […]

Thousands of DIY foodies sickened in outbreak from poor agricultural practices

(credit: PROUnknownNet Photography) As the trend of backyard flock tending skyrocketed in recent years, so has deadly infections, the Associated Press reports. Since 2015, the number of Salmonella infections from contact with backyard poultry has quadrupled across the nation. This year, nearly every state has been pecked by outbreak strains; only Alaska and Delaware can crow […]

CFL eliminates contact practices, lengthens schedule in name of safety

The CFL is eliminating full-contact padded practices during the season and extending its schedule to 21 weeks to help reduce the risk of injury. The league and CFL Players Association made the joint announcement Wednesday. The change is effective immediately. Teams were previously allowed to hold a total of 17 padded practices following training camp. […]