Facebook’s Being Sued Over Look-A-Like Logo And…Well…

Looks like Libra’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week isn’t over yet. In addition to major backers like PayPal, eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard dropping support for Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, now its logo has become the center of a legal battle over alleged trademark infringement. The logo for Calibra, a subsidiary Facebook formed to…

Improved ‘Apex Legends’ training zone better prepares you for combat

As much as Respawn has expanded Apex Legends‘ gameplay, its training area has remained… lackluster. You only get to play a single character and a sliver of the available gear, making it all too likely that you’ll have to learn about an ability or weapon in the middle of a real match. That won’t be…

Mobile banking firm sues Facebook over Calibra’s logo

As you can see in the image Current posted on Twitter, their logos do look very similar: this is what happens when you only have 1 crayon left pic.twitter.com/2JY5JfesQD — Current (@current) June 19, 2019 Now here’s where it gets a lot more interesting: both logos were reportedly designed by San Francisco branding firm Character,…

At Least One Dead After Hotel Partially Collapses in New Orleans

Portions of an under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed Saturday, killing at least one person and trapping several contractors inside according to local reports. Advertisement In footage of the collapse shared on Twitter, you can see vehicles swerving and people fleeing from falling debris as it rains down one of the city’s main…

Huh, Bill Gates Sure Hung Out With Jeffrey Epstein a Lot More Than He Admitted

Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates had a much closer relationship with late financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein than Gates has previously stated, the New York Times reported on Saturday, including multiple visits to Epstein’s now-infamous New York townhouse. Gates had previously admitted to a Wall Street Journal reporter that he had met with Epstein…

Google bans predatory payday loan apps from the Play Store

Apple doesn’t have a similar ban, but told the WSJ that it routinely reviews its App Store rules to “address new or emerging issues.” To no one’s surprise, affected lenders aren’t happy — this forces them to either offer lower rates or bow out entirely. Online Lenders Alliance CEO Mary Jackson repeatedly maintained that the…

Lyft sues NYC over limits on driver ‘cruising’

A spokeswoman told CNET that the TLC took a “rushed, arbitrary” approach and hadn’t made a “serious attempt” to reduce traffic. She reiterated Lyft’s position that “comprehensive congestion pricing” would be more effective. The Commission, unsurprisingly, intended to fight the lawsuit. It characterized Lyft’s move as an “attack” on congestion reduction efforts, and accused ridesharing…

Universal, Ford create in-car VR experience for ‘Bride of Frankenstein’

Holoride designed its technology to adapt to the movements of a vehicle to prevent motion sickness, which means the experience itself (even its sound effects!) will match every turn, stop and acceleration. When we tried the company’s Marvel VR experience in the backseat of an Audi at CES earlier this year, our virtual spaceship sped…

Advisory Board Members Axed by Trump’s EPA Are Preparing Their Own Pollution Report

Twenty experts who formerly served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASC)—and who were canned as part of the Donald Trump administration’s plan to stock its panels with industry shills—met this week to continue their work independently, NBC News reported. The EPA is required to review particulate pollution standards every five…