Month: January 2019

Lime, Bird, and other scooter companies just proved they can help take cars off the road

After a four-month trial, Portland’s Department of Transportation has proof that e-scooters are taking cars off the streets. That’s welcome news for the scooter companies, which pitch a solution to congestion and pollution through their vehicles.  But there are still problems in low-income neighborhoods and with rules of the road, the results show.  The report […]

A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood to defeat aging now claims to be up and running in 5 cities across the US

A startup called Ambrosia Medical that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with the blood of young people is now accepting PayPal payments for the procedure online. Stanford graduate and Ambrosia founder Jesse Karmazin told Business Insider this week that the company was up and running in 5 cities across the US. Ambrosia recently completed […]

‘Fortnite’ and other free games raked in more than $87 billion last year, and the rest of the gaming industry is starting to take note

Free-to-play video games generated $87.7 billion in revenue during 2018, according to a new report from research firm SuperData. Asian players account for 62% of spending on free games, and seven of the top 10 grossing free-to-play games belong to Asian publishers. “Fortnite” was the top grossing game of 2018, free or otherwise, with an […]

A googly-eyed robot is coming to 172 grocery stores across America

Giant Food Stores announced on Monday it will be introducing a robot called Marty to its 172 stores in the United States. Marty is a googly-eyed robot that alerts store staff of potential hazards, like spills. It’s the largest rollout of robots in a fleet of retail stores to happen so far. Soon, “cleanup on […]