Still waiting for a video game developer to win a Genius Grant

Every year since 1981, the MacArthur Foundation has handed out the “Genius Grant,” awarding a handful of individuals $ 625,000 each in recognition of their creative skills and success in their chosen field. The money is no-strings-attached, designed to act as an open investment in that person and their work. The chosen Fellows come from […]

The fate of Italy’s banks is still tied to public debt

IN ITALY’S BUDGET drama, the action is shifting away from Rome. Last month its populist government said it would run a fiscal deficit of 2.4% of GDP in 2019—wider than euro-zone rules permit, and than markets had expected. Cue a sharp rise in borrowing costs, to more than three percentage points above those in Germany […]

‘The Conners’ premiere fell well short of ‘Roseanne’ in ratings, but it’s still a hit for ABC

ABC ABC’s “Roseanne” spin-off, “The Conners,” debuted on Tuesday to 10.5 million viewers. That’s not as high as the “Roseanne” premiere earlier this year, but on par with industry predictions. “If we can capture even half of ‘Roseanne’s’ audience from last year, we’ll be the number one new show for the season,” ABC exec Andy […]

The Saudis still haven’t locked in the massive arms deals Trump touted, and they’re still talking to Russia about its advanced S-400 air defense system

The Saudis still haven’t locked in the massive arms deals Trump touted, and they’re still talking to Russia about its advanced S-400 air defense system NOW WATCH: Why the Saudi crown prince met with Trump, Oprah, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos See Also: The Saudis still haven’t locked in the massive arms deals Trump touted, […]

Feds to judge: We still think we can put GPS trackers on cars entering US

Enlarge / Aerial view of vehicles lining up to cross to the United States at San Ysidro Port of Entry as seen from Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on August 10, 2018. (credit: GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP / Getty Images) A top Homeland Security Investigations official has told a federal court that it remains the […]

iFixit confirms you can still repair your own iMac Pro or MacBook Pro

Yesterday MacRumors and Motherboard reported on Apple service documents that indicated anyone replacing key parts on computers equipped with its custom T2 chip would require special diagnostic software to finish the job. While Apple has not commented on the leaks itself, the DIY repair folks at iFixit tested out the possibility by buying a brand-new […]

Costco exec says the company still pays better than any rival following Amazon’s decision to raise wages to $15 per hour (COST)

Tim Boyle / Getty Images Costco is unconcerned about losing potential employees to Amazon despite the e-commerce giant’s higher minimum wage. CFO Richard Galanti said that Costco’s average pay still “dwarfs any other retail or retail-type entity out there” in a call with investors on Thursday.  According to Galanti, Costco workers make an average of […]