Amazon plans to spend $4 billion on COVID-related expenses

And it won’t stop there. CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement that the company will spend $4 billion of its profits in this coming Q2 on COVID-related expenses. “Under normal circumstances, in this coming Q2, we’d expect to make some $4 billion or more in operating profit,” he said. “But these aren’t normal circumstances….

Meteorologists Describe ‘Gargantuan Hail’ From Epic Storm in Argentina

A “gargantuan” hailstone that fell in Argentina in 2018.Image: Victoria Druetta Two years ago, a severe storm in Argentina produced hailstones reaching 9 inches wide, prompting meteorologists to propose an entirely new term: “gargantuan hail.” Scientists don’t fully understand how such enormous balls of ice can take shape, but the 2018 storm is providing some…

Razer Opus is a set of noise-cancelling headphones with THX audio

Much like its cute Pikachu earbuds, Razer once again proves that it can make cool headphones without slapping three snakes and RGB onto them. According to Engadget Chinese, the latest product to benefit from this cleaner design cue is the Razer Opus, which are a pair of active noise-cancelling wireless headphones certified by the company’s…

The Seafloor Is Absolutely Littered in Microplastic

Photo: Getty Plastic garbage floating on the ocean may draw the most outrage, but it accounts for just 1 percent of the 10 million tons of plastic that get into the world’s oceans every year. The rest of it ends up in the deep ocean, and new research has revealed where it’s accumulating. Advertisement Microplastic…

‘Doom Eternal’ isn’t the ‘Doom’ sequel I wanted — but I still loved it

Less successful are the things on the periphery of Eternal‘s shooting mechanics. Tonally, it’s a different beast from its predecessor. Doom 2016 had its goofy moments, but Eternal embraces that side of its predecessor and runs away with it. At one point during the game, one of the characters tells Doomguy, “You can’t just shoot…

Whole Foods Workers Are Starting a Strike Fund

Illustration: Whole Worker As the coronavirus pandemic continues to highlight the struggles of essential workers, those same workers—who are performing considerably more dangerous jobs than they signed up for—are getting more organized and more sophisticated in their organizing tactics. Case in point: Whole Worker. Advertisement The grassroots group for Whole Foods employees, Whole Worker was…

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ remaster hits Xbox One and PC

If you’ve been patiently waiting to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered on your PC or Xbox One, the wait is over. The game is now available on those two platforms after a month of PlayStation 4 exclusivity. You can buy it for $20 through the Microsoft Store and Battle.net. As with…

Hey Wait a Minute, I Think I’ve Seen This Movie Before

Photo: Evan Vucci (AP) Today in déjà vu: senior Trump administration officials have been pressing U.S. spy agencies to come up with evidence supporting unsubstantiated accusations that the novel coronavirus responsible for the ongoing global pandemic originated in a Chinese lab, according to the New York Times. Advertisement The pressure is reportedly coming from several…