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Microsoft Pledges $500M for Affordable Housing in Seattle

The pledge is intended to help tackle the low and middle-income housing crisis in Seattle, but also to encourage policy change, new investment by the state, and to support organizations that help the homeless.

We're Getting a Full-Size Commodore 64 in 2019

It will include a working keyboard and, hopefully, fix all the problems the C64 Mini had.

Amazon Blames Human Error for Sharing 1,700 Alexa Audio Files

One Alexa user's audio recordings were sent to another Alexa user by mistake.

Ford Created a Noise-Canceling Doghouse

Ford took the noise-canceling technology used in its Edge SUV and repurposed it for use in a doghouse.

Tokyo 7-Eleven Lets You Pay With Your Face

Paying for items could be as easy as looking at a camera every time you shop.

Police Catch Tesla Autopilot Driving Home Sleeping Drunk

It took the police officers in two vehicles seven minutes to outsmart Tesla's Autopilot system.

Starbucks to Block Public Wi-Fi Porn in 2019

The coffee company promised to look into content filtering for its US locations back in 2016, but nothing has happened yet. Now a petition with over 26,000 signatures seems to have spurred Starbucks into action.

Most YouTube Originals Will Be Free to Watch in 2019

Google decides to ditch the requirement of a YouTube Premium subscription in order to watch YouTube Originals. Instead, in all but a few cases they will be free for everyone to view and supported by ads.

Jeff Bezos: 'I Predict One Day Amazon Will Fail'

When asked about Sears recently going bankrupt, Jeff Bezos surprised everyone by predicting Amazon will most likely also fail and go bankrupt.

Elon Musk Walks Full Length of His Boring L.A. Tunnel

According to Musk, it's 'disturbingly long,' but things look on track for it to open on Dec. 10. In reality, we're getting 2 miles of tunnel and hopefully a good idea of whether this can really work as an alternative method of transportation.

Amazon Boosts Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

All of Amazon's U.S. workers will benefit from the minimum wage increase, which means more than 350,000 staff spread across all of Amazon's business ventures (including Whole Foods) should be better off beginning in November.

Amazon Opens 4-Star Store in New York City

In case the name isn't a big enough giveaway, the only products you'll find in this brick-and-mortar store have a four star or higher rating on Amazon. It's a clever way to fill shoppers with confidence that everything they buy won't disappoint.

Xbox Controller Support Added to Elon Musk's Boring Company Machines

Those tunnels being dug in L.A., Washington, D.C., and Chicago may well be completed using Xbox controllers. Is it a genius move or a case of what has Elon Musk been smoking?

Teenager Pleads Guilty to Hacking Apple Multiple Times

Over the course of a year he repeatedly hacked into Apple's servers and stole around 90GB of data because he admired the company. Apple states no customers were affected by the breaches of its security.

Google Reportedly Working on Censored Search for China

It looks as though Google's desire to access the hundreds of millions of internet users in China has won and it is willing to accept government censorship to operate there. How is Google going to explain its thinking if (when?) it does launch?