Police VR Training: Empathy Machine or Expensive Distraction?

Screenshot: Axon “I just wish I could save them all,” my virtual reality police officer avatar says as he gazes upon a young woman’s abandoned corpse lying beside a back-alley dumpster. My VR cop partner offers a limp gesture of condolence but doesn’t sugarcoat the reality: My decision got this woman killed. Featured Videos I…

Republican Ghouls Send Identical Tweets After 19 Kids Killed in School Shooting

Sen. Ted Cruz, professional ghoul, in the U.S. Capitol on May 4, 2022.Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call (AP) A mass shooter killed 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. And Republican politicians took to Twitter in the wake of this tragedy to express their condolences. But if you…

Lyft joins Uber in cutting back on new hiring

After Uber announced that it was cutting back on hiring and other expenses due to the economic slowdown, rival Lyft is doing the same, according to The Wall Street Journal. “Given the slower than expected recovery and need to accelerate leverage in the business, we’ve made the difficult but important decision to significantly slow hiring…

Watch Iron Man Announce Disneyland Paris’ Avengers Campus Opening Date

Image: Disney Parks Disneyland Paris is celebrating 30 years in a big way, announcing the opening of its own Avengers Campus this summer. The Marvel Studios-themed land in France joins its West Coast counterpart on July 20, expanding the theme park cinematic universe. Check out the announcement below delivered by Iron Man, who’ll be featured…

Harley-Davidson made an electric mountain bike without front or rear suspension

Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 brand unveiled its latest ebike model on Tuesday, and it’s something of a head-scratcher. The company describes the Bash/Mtn as a mountain bike, but unless you have the technical skills to go under-biking, you probably don’t want to take its newest ebike on anything but the most forgiving single-track. That’s because the…

Activision Blizzard employees form a committee to fight workplace discrimination

A dozen current and former Activision Blizzard employees have formed a committee aimed at protecting workers from discriminatory practices at the studio, outlining a list of demands for CEO Bobby Kotick, newly appointed diversity officer Kristen Hines and chief human resources officer Julie Hodges.  As detailed by The Washington Post, the group’s demands include ending…

Here’s the Last Selfie From the Fading InSight Mars Lander

NASA has shared the final self-portrait that will be taken by the InSight Mars lander, showing dust-caked solar panels that blend into the surrounding regolith. The InSight mission is expected to end this year, and the lander will need all of its remaining power to gather as much scientific data as possible. Featured Videos In…