The Queen’s Gambit Funko Pops immortalize the show in plastic

The Queen’s Gambit Funko Pops immortalize the show in plastic

In what will hopefully be the last surprise of 2020, Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit is getting its own set of Pop! Vinyl figurines from Funko. The three figurines will feature Anya Taylor-Joy’s main character, Beth Harmon, in a variety of outfits from the show, none of which are chess-related, but all of which are stylish. … Read more

Nuro can now charge for robot deliveries in California

Nuro can now charge for robot deliveries in California

Nuro is now the first company in California that’s allowed to operate autonomous cars commercially (via TechCrunch). The company received a permit that allowed it to test its robots earlier this year, but this permit will allow the firm to actually charge people for the service. According to a Medium post by Nuro’s chief legal … Read more

Trump vetoes $740 billion defense bill after Section 230 complaints

Trump vetoes $740 billion defense bill after Section 230 complaints

President Donald Trump has vetoed an annual defense bill authorizing billions of dollars in military spending after complaints that the bill did not include changes to Section 230, the provision that gives social media companies legal immunity over much of the content posted by their users. Earlier this month, Trump threatened to veto the $740 … Read more

Google reportedly asked employees to ‘strike a positive tone’ in research paper

Google reportedly asked employees to ‘strike a positive tone’ in research paper

Google has added a layer of scrutiny for research papers on sensitive topics including gender, race, and political ideology. A senior manager also instructed researchers to “strike a positive tone” in a paper this summer. The news was first reported by Reuters. “Advances in technology and the growing complexity of our external environment are increasingly … Read more

Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City

Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has filed paperwork to run for mayor of New York. NBC 4 New York first reported the news, citing confirmation from the city’s Campaign Finance Board. Yang will be running to replace current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is term-limited. A longtime New York resident, Yang first … Read more