Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure is a silly, gentle way to shape up

Nintendo has a long history when it comes to exercise-driven games. I'm dating myself, but I can say I remember playing Track & Field on NES with the Power Pad. How far we've come! Ring Fit Adventure is a full-body workout for grown-ups, but fun, gentle, and ridiculous enough to forget it's exercise.

Twitter’s political ads ban is a distraction from the real pro…

Sometimes it feels as if Internet platforms are turning everything upside down, from politics to publishing, culture to commerce, and of course swapping truth for lies. This week’s bizarro reversal was the vista of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a tech CEO famed for being entirely behind the moral curve of understanding what his product is platforming […]

Amazon now sells movie tickets in India

Amazon has set its eye on the next business it wants to disrupt in India: online movie tickets. The e-commerce giant said Saturday it has partnered with online movie ticketing giant BookMyShow to offer booking option on its shopping site and app. The move comes months after the e-commerce giant began offering flight ticketing option […]

Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real e…

Software development companies tackling services for niche industries, like commercial real estate subcontracting, continue to find Los Angeles to be fertile ground for development. The latest company to raise funding from a clutch of investors is BuildOps, which raised $5.8 million in seed financing from some big names in the Los Angeles tech ecosystem. Led […]

This startup is making customized sexual harassment training t…

If you work for someone else, you know the drill: in comes that annual email reminding you that it’s time for unconscious bias or sexual harassment training, and if you could please finish up this mandatory module by this date, that would be terrific. The email — not to mention the programming itself — is […]

Reaction Engines’ Mach 5 engine is just the tip of the new aer…

Imagine a hypersonic passenger aircraft that would cut the journey time between London and New York to around two hours. At Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, the aircraft would complete a trip across the Atlantic in around 120 minutes. Mach 5 is more than twice as fast as the cruising speed of Concorde […]

Backed by Will Smith and FabFitFun, OurPlace brings cookware a…

The husband and wife co-founders behind the direct-to-consumer cookware and dinnerware startup retailer OurPlace are big believers in the notion that the doorway to inclusive communities opens through the kitchen.  Amir Tehrani, the company’s co-founder and chief executive spent, his life in the cookware and kitchen business, while his wife, Shiza Tehrani, is the co-founder of […]

Waymo’s UX challenge: getting people to enjoy the ride

Google has been working on autonomous vehicles — one of the biggest challenges in AI — for more than a decade, but it’s learning that the hardest part might just be getting people to enjoy the ride. “This is an experience that you can’t really learn from someone else,” Waymo’s Director of Product Saswat Panigrahi […]