The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work

The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work

The rapidly spreading novel coronavirus is supercharging a debate about the treatment of gig workers. The relief bill signed Friday by President Trump will provide a short-term lifeline. But some workers for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Instacart, and Amazon worry the help won’t come soon enough.Today, many gig workers are considered independent contractors,…

Today’s Cartoon: Watercooler Talk

Today’s Cartoon: Watercooler Talk

Monday, March 30, 2020. By Mick Stevens, with cartooncollections.com. These days Zoom is the new watercooler. Follow WIRED’s tips and become a videoconferencing power user. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and technology. Check back here for more laughs throughout the week. And if that’s still not enough, you…

Pokemon Go Will Soon Let You Do Raids From Home

Pokemon Go Will Soon Let You Do Raids From Home

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forcing many parts of the country into lockdown, Pokemon Go developer Niantic has been tweaking the hit AR mobile game to make it easier to play while social distancing. As part of the changes, the studio has recently begun offering 1 PokeCoin bundles in the in-game store and removed the…