Apple outage is causing iCloud, App Store, Music and TV+ problems

If you’re getting error messages instead of media across your Apple devices and services then you’re not alone. The company’s status page notes an outage that’s affecting many of its connected services that bring music, video and pictures to you. Apple TV+, Apple Music, Photos and more are either running slowly or not at all…

‘Pokémon Go’ will roll back some of its COVID-19-related changes

Starting Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), we’ll be making some changes to temporary bonuses. Read more: https://t.co/t02oV3SMKr pic.twitter.com/kon8jTvk1O — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 29, 2020 The game’s makers have pushed it as a way to encourage activity and movement, and with restrictions loosened in many areas around the world, they’re…

The Apple Watch Is Having Its Very Own Quibi Moment

Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Earlier this year, medical device maker Masimo filed a complaint against Apple alleging that the tech giant had stolen information and trade secrets for sensor technologies that have become features of its Apple Watches. Now, Masimo is claiming that Apple’s attempts to stay the case are merely thinly veiled attempts to sell…

Atari VCS backers should get their consoles ‘very soon’

More than two years and multiple delays after its original announcement, the Atari VCS is finally making its way to people who helped crowdfund the console. In an update over on Medium, Atari says it’s putting the “finishing touches” on the first batch of production VCS units. The company is in the process of sending…

Sonos Smacks Google With Yet Another Lawsuit Over Its Speaker Tech

Photo: Adam Clark Estes/Gizmodo Thanks to an accidental leak from Walmart, we’re pretty sure a new Google Nest speaker is on the docket for tomorrow’s Launch Night In event. You know who’s not too happy about that? Sonos. Advertisement Earlier today, Sonos filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Texas alleging that Google had…

Leaked Amazon data shows automated warehouses have higher injury rates

What makes injuries more likely to occur at Amazon’s automated warehouses is that the company has unrealistic expectations of the human employees that work there. Where workers called pickers previously had to scan about 100 items every hour, Amazon now expects them to scan up to 400 products in the same amount of time. Those…

Even This Tiny Proposal to Limit Section 230 Looks Like an Huge Mess

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Maybe more so than any other piece of tech legislation, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has really been taking a beating by members of Congress as of late whether by democrats who want to see it reformed, or republicans who seem intent to repeal it entirely. Advertisement A…

Batman Gets an RPG and Hasbro Revives HeroQuest in the Latest Gaming News

Clockwise from left: Camp Pinetop, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare—The Unexpected Shepherd, HeroQuest, and Crash Octopus.Image: Talon Strikes Studios, Modiphius Entertainment, Hasbro, Itten Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9’s column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This time around, we’ve got a solo mission for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, a new roleplaying game for Batman, and…

Lockheed Martin Is Getting Sued for Creating an ‘Environmental Nightmare’ in Florida

The Lockheed Martin logo is seen during the the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress in Washington, DC on October 22, 2019.Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP (Getty Images) On Monday, lawyers filed two suits against Lockheed Martin. They allege that the weapons manufacturer spawned an “environmental nightmare” by exposing people to toxic chemicals in Orlando. Just in case…