Most Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Don’t Work Well

Image: Toyota In-vehicle driver safety assistance systems are so normalized now that even the most basic vehicles come with some sort of feature, frto lane departure warning to lane keep assist. But you might not want to be so quick to entrust your life with some of these features, as they don’tt always work as … Read more

Google to shut gaming service Stadia in latest cost-cutting effort

Google is shuttering its digital gaming service Stadia, the latest ambitious project to get cut as the company looks to shed costs. The gaming service, which launched in 2019 and runs on phones and the Chrome browser, “hasn’t gained the traction with users that we expected,” wrote Phil Harrison, a Google vice president, in a … Read more

BMW’s Next-Gen In-Car Assistant Will Be Powered by Amazon’s Alexa

This image is almost as exciting as BMW’s news about its coming Alexa integration.Photo: BMW A ton of new cars are coming equipped from the factory with Amazon Alexa integration because, presumably, some people are into that for some reason. Now, according to an announcement made on Wednesday, BMW is going a step further. Specifically, … Read more

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott files for divorce from her second husband

Second time was not the charm. MacKenzie Scott filed for divorce from her second husband, Dan Jewett, on Monday after less than two years of marriage. According to documents obtained by the New York Times, Jewett did not contest the divorce and the division of property has already been determined in a prenuptial agreement. The … Read more

Amazon hikes pay for warehouse and delivery workers

A worker sorts out parcels in the outbound dock at Amazon fulfillment center in Eastvale, California on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Watchara Phomicinda | MediaNews Group | The Riverside Press-Enterprise via Getty Images Amazon is raising its hourly wages for its warehouse and delivery workers, the company announced Wednesday. Beginning in October, Amazon’s average starting … Read more

Hackers hijack Fast Company, send obscene push alert through Apple News

Many Apple News users received a push notification Tuesday containing racist and obscene language, the result of a hack. The offensive message came in a push alert around 8:18 pm Eastern from the account of business news magazine Fast Company, adding that “Thrax was here.” It was unclear exactly who Thrax was, or how many … Read more

Gotham Knights PC Port Trailer Looks Better Than 2015’s Misfire

poison: Warner Bros. / Kotaku Warner Bros. just released a new trailer to tell you how beautiful Gotham Knights will be on your PC, as if to reassure everyone that this time, it’s getting the PC version right. Back in 2015, the publisher’s PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight was so famously bad that it … Read more

Scientists Looked at Nine Cyclones Swirling at Jupiter’s North Pole

This image from the Juno spacecraft shows the nine cyclones at Jupiter’s north pole in infrared.Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM some odd storms on Jupiter discovered back in 2017 by a NASA spacecraft are particularly intriguing to scientists. New research attempted to figure out how the nine cyclones spinning at Jupiter’s north pole remain so organized. Jupiter’s iconic … Read more

This Deluxe Steam Deck Kickstand Makes A Huge Difference

Photo: Kotaku while the Steam Deck, Valve’s souped-up mini PC, offers a wealth of gaming experiences in a portable format, the lack of a kickstand has been a sore spot. Enter the deckmate: A simple, plastic bracket that lets you attach not just a very handy kickstand, but also several other specialized mounting solutions to … Read more

Look at Jupiter With Binoculars Tonight

Jupiter will appear larger and brighter than usual Monday night, as it makes its closest approach to Earth since 1963. Jupiter—a massive, milky-orange gas giant—is the largest planet in our solar system. The strips of color on the planet are swirling gases that churn in huge storm systems. Some of those systems, like Jupiter’s Great … Read more