How violence in video games changes with the times

Violence is the default mechanic in the video-game world. But as video-game graphics become more realistic and virtual reality headsets make games more immersive, developers are taking greater care with the way they portray murder and gore. The indep…

Shooting at San Francisco UPS facility leaves four injured, company says

UPS spokesman says he believes shooter ‘turned gun on himself’ as hospital spokesman says multiple victims admitted

Four people were injured in a shooting by an employee at a UPS facility in San Francisco on Wednesday morning, according to UPS.

A UPS spokesman told the Associated Press that he believed the shooter “turned the gun on himself”, but he did not have any more information.

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How to avert (even more) disaster at Uber

Uber is a classic example of that old adage about money not being enough to buy you class, especially in 2017. The startup, valued at around $70 billion, has been helped and hindered by the leadership of its controversial CEO, Travis Kalanick. After…

Flint water crisis: five officials charged with involuntary manslaughter

Attorney general says the charges are a turning point in the investigation into water contamination in Flint, after the death of 85-year-old Robert Skidmore

Five Michigan officials including the head of the state health department have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, related to the crisis over lead poisoning in drinking water in the city of Flint.

The charges are related to the death of 85-year-old Robert Skidmore, one of a dozen Flint residents who contracted Legionnaires’ disease and died after the city’s water source was changed to save money.

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