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With new apps and services, IT connects deskless workers to biz

Office-based employees have a wealth of software tools available to keep them connected with colleagues and the wider business. Even those working remotely can easily stay in touch with their team through email, enterprise social networks and group messaging tools such as Slack. That’s not always the case for deskless workers – the vast, yet underserved chunk of the workforce that tends to fall outside the scope of IT, according to Stephani...
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Release: Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy

Mummy issues. Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com, with a 34% discount until November 17, 1PM UTC.This action/adventure starring the intrepid Egyptian hero comes to the PC for the first time, sporting high-resolution support, HD textures, a proper mouse + keyboard control scheme, and certain visual improvements. Bring your wits, your reflexes, and your sidekick The Mummy along, as you journey to ancient Egypt f...
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ESPN’s new streaming service will launch in the spring and be called “ESPN Plus”

Today on Disney’s Q3 earnings call CEO Bob Iger gave a preview of ESPN’s upcoming direct to consumer streaming service. The announcement comes after another disappointing quarter for ESPN, with decreased ad revenue and higher programing costs compared to the prior year. The service will be called ESPN Plus, and live inside a new app that will be launched by the sports broadcasting network in spring 2018 – much earlier than  Disney’s more ge...
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Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce

My father is very opinionated, especially about food. This recipe received his almost unreachable stamp of approval. I have yet to hear a disagreement from anyone who has tried it! —Melissa Taylor, Higley, Arizona Original link
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Amazon faces fines following the death of a second warehouse worker in as many months

Amazon could face $28,000 in potential fines after an inspection by the state of Indiana found potential workplace safety violations at a warehouse where a 59-year-old worker was killed in late September. The Associated Press reported that the victim, Phillip Terry of Indianapolis, “was fatally crushed when a forklift's lift fell on him while he was doing maintenance work on it.” Terry was killed on Sept. 24, at an Amazon facility in the In...
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Twitch alert: Watch DarkSaber2k play SPAZ 1 and 2

Three hours full of pirates, zombies, and neon-lit spaceships.Hey there, planet-plunderers! Have your tried Space Pirates and Zombies 2 yet?By all accounts, it's a more than worthy successor to the addictively entertaining SPAZ . Developers MinMax Games expanded upon the things that made the original so popular while also taking quite a few risks in order to offer an experience that feels both refreshingly different and comfortably familiar...
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Destiny 2 Getting Xbox One X And PS4 Pro Enhancements, Plus Double XP

In a blog post today, Bungie shared a host of news about Destiny 2, including news about console enhancements and a double XP weekend coming in mid-November. Both consoles are getting HDR lighting support in their higher fidelity patches. For the PlayStation 4 Pro version, Destiny 2 will run in adaptive 4K, while the Xbox One X version runs in a more consistent 4K. There's no word on framerate changes for the higher spec console versions, b...
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New Star Wars film trilogy coming from Rian Johnson - CNET

Get ready to fly to a different galaxy far, far away with a new slate of Star Wars films from "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson. According to Disney chief Bob Iger, who revealed the plan Thursday during the company's earnings call, Johnson will create brand new stories with characters from an entirely different galaxy. Johnson will also be teaming up with his longtime collaborator, "Last Jedi" and " Looper " producer Ram Bergman, on the...
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Algorithmic Videos Are Making YouTube Unsuitable For Young Children, And Google's 'Revenue Architecture' Is To Blame

There's an interesting article on Medium by James Bridle that's generating plenty of discussion at the moment. It has the title " Something is wrong on the internet ", which is certainly true. Specifically, what the article is concerned about is the following: Someone or something or some combination of people and things is using YouTube to systematically frighten, traumatise, and abuse children, automatically and at scale, and it forces me...
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Preorder and Save On Luminoodle's New Flexible (and Also Bendable) Task Lights

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here for more. Luminoodle Task Luminoodle’s big, bright string lights are getting bigger and brighter, and you can save on your favorite size by preordering today . For starters, the $44 Luminoodle Task USB is 2' long, flexible, magnetic, weatherproof, and puts out 1000 lumens, which is shocki...
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