The Big Tech layoffs you won't hear about: How the shift to remote work is leaving Meta janitors and bus drivers jobless

Oct 22, 2022

More than 100 shuttle-bus staff contracted by Meta (formerly Facebook) are being let go, records show. Meta said it's adjusting transportation services "to better reflect the needs" of its hybrid workforce. The shift to remote work has caused Silicon Valley service workers to lose their in-person jobs.  Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. Bus drivers who shuttle Meta employees to and ...read more

Dicebreaker Recommends: Detective Club, the most creative lying experience you'll ever have

Oct 22, 2022

Dicebreaker Recommends is a series of monthly board game, RPG and other tabletop recommendations from our friends at our sibling site, Dicebreaker. If you enjoy these articles, maybe consider supporting them through their new memberships programme! Over a decade ago, a little card game called Dixit was released. Featuring a deck of incredibly weird and beautifully illustrated cards, Dixit kind of revolutionised the tabletop industry – offering players a game where the ultimate ...read more

My mom taught me to spend money on joy even when you can't technically afford it, and that lesson has been a lifeline

Oct 22, 2022

Insider's experts choose the best products and services to help make smart decisions with your money (here’s how). In some cases, we receive a commission from our our partners, however, our opinions are our own. Terms apply to offers listed on this page. Even though money was tight, my mom always budgeted for joyful nonessentials. We experienced so much stress related to my father, that happy spending was a lifeline. As an adult, I still budget for joy — it saved me when COVID-19 hit and ...read more

How You Can Turn Your Bicycle Into An E-Bike

Oct 22, 2022

Eshma/Shutterstock We may receive a commission on purchases made from links. While the electric motorcycle market is still in a somewhat odd position with many of the best options not quite having what it takes to seriously compete with gasoline contemporaries, the electric bicycle scene is booming. eBicycles reported that the market is expected to see around 50% growth from 2022 to 2023. Dominant manufacturers have joined the fray. The only problem is price — even low ...read more

Streaming services are getting expensive. Here are the ones that get you the most bang for your buck.

Oct 22, 2022

US Markets Loading... H M S Amazon's "The Boys." Amazon Streaming services have been raising prices lately, from Netflix to Disney+. We looked at data to help consumers figure out how much content they get per dollar. Prime Video and Discovery+ give you the most bang for your buck, according to streaming search platform Reelgood. It can be difficult to know which streaming services to subscribe to. For those looking for a robust collection of ...read more

Here are the New Google Messages, Phone, and Contacts Icons

Oct 22, 2022

We’re suckers for fresh icons and Google has given us three new ones to share with you today. Google is planning to update the aging icons of Messages, as well as their Phone and Contacts apps. The new icons can be seen here and are changing to “share the same look as many of Google’s other products,” they announced. The new Messages icon is supposed to show that conversations have more than one side, while the Phone and Contacts icons will change to “signal their shared purpose.” A ...read more

Gov. Gavin Newsom is threatening to cancel a San Francisco toilet that could cost $1.7 million and take more than two years to build

Oct 22, 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom is threatening to halt plans for a $1.7 million toilet in San Francisco. The toilet received backlash, and demands to explain the cost and two-year construction timeline. The city's Rec and Park department said the costs included planning, drawing, permits, and reviews. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is threatening to halt pl ...read more

Verizon Updates Prepaid Plans by Lowering Prices

Oct 22, 2022

Kellen October 20, 2022 We may earn a commission when you click links to retailers and purchase goods. More info. Rarely do we see a US wireless carrier lower costs on a set of plans while adding features, but Verizon has done that today with their prepaid line-up. Starting today, Verizon has trimmed its prepaid plan selection down to just three options, all of which have lower starting prices than they previously did. Verizon now sells a 15GB prepaid plan that starts at $45/m ...read more

Insider asked 38 Republicans whether they're concerned about growing anti-Semitic sentiments in their party. Their responses included silence, deflection, and rehashing old statements.

Oct 22, 2022

Republican leaders have seemingly adopted a wait-and-see approach to antisemitism. Frustrated supporters say the party should automatically condemn "any divisive and hateful commentary." "A lot of these people vote," Donald Trump once said when advised to keep bigots at bay. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. Insider contacted more than three dozen Republicans, both in and out of Cong ...read more

Blizzard's Diablo testers win right to unionise

Oct 22, 2022

Activision believes "direct dialogue between company and employees" still "most productive route". Blizzard's Albany-based band of Diablo testers have won the right to form a union. Their petition to the US National Labor Relations Board has now been accepted, setting the stage for a vote by employees to formalise the process. Ballots will be sent out as soon as next week, Kotaku reported, with a result due on 18th November. Activision Blizzard had previously argued against ...read more