AT&T Leaves New Orleans Unable to Contact 911 During Hurricane Ida

Photo: Brandon Bell (Getty Images) Amid the human carnage that was wrought by Hurricane Ida this past weekend, the brutal rain and wind conditions that slammed the Louisiana coasts have left some awful infrastructural damage in their wake. Power grids were shattered. Buildings collapsed. And in the middle of it all, countless 911 calls failed…

Alligator Attack in Ida Floodwaters Leaves Man Missing and Presumed Dead

Photo: Gerald Herbert (AP) A 71-year-old Louisiana man is presumed dead after an alligator lurking in Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters attacked him on Monday. Advertisement Hurricane Ida has been an unthinkable climate horror, killing at least five people, leaving the entire city of New Orleans without power, destroying homes, and flooding communities. But those picking up…

LinkedIn is shutting down its Stories feature after a year

LinkedIn is ditching Stories. The company will shut down the feature by the end of September, a year after rolling it out. As it turns out, ephemeral posts aren’t a perfect fit for every social network. Perhaps with ROI and KPIs in mind, LinkedIn says its users want videos that stay on their profiles permanently,…

Samsung adds Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 features to older foldable phones

You won’t have to buy a Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Flip 3 to get their software upgrades. Samsung is rolling out a One UI 3.1.1 update that brings many of those phones’ multitasking and app resizing features to the original Fold, Fold 2, Flip and Flip 5G. The Fold line unsurprisingly benefits the most…

Punishing platformer ‘Ghostrunner’ adds accessibility mode

Ghostrunner was one of the best surprises of 2020. It’s a stylish first-person platformer that takes the best elements of Titanfall’s parkour mechanics and adds a cyberpunk twist to the proceedings. It’s also a challenging game that demands precision and purpose from the player. Make a single mistake, and you’ll need to replay a section…

Marvel’s Shang-Chi Gets 2 Kickass Hot Toys Figures

Image: Marvel/Hot Toys Here’s the one weird thing about Hot Toys toys: While the face sculpts are so accurate that people (mostly me) have speculated that dark magic is involved, they’re sculpted with completely neutral expressions. That’s fine most of the time because they’re made as collector’s items, not toys to be played with. But…

EA dips back into college football with Campus Legends event in Madden NFL 22

Electronic Arts is dipping back into college football with a limited-time mode in Madden NFL 22. The Campus Legends mode features ten school teams, including rosters filled with college football icons, as well as current and former NFL stars who are alumni of those squads. The event is available through the Superstar KO multiplayer mode….

You can now shop for e-bikes and electric scooters at Best Buy

Best Buy is jumping on the e-bike bandwagon. Starting today, you can visit the retailer’s website to purchase powered bicycles, as well as electric scooters and mopeds from brands like Unagi, Bird, Segway and SWFT. In October, Best Buy will begin stocking those same EVs in select stores across the US, including Los Angeles, New…