Unless you’ve got the world’s most powerful ad blocker, you’re probably painfully aware that it’s Prime Day, a holiday that Amazon made up because it could. Deals parade naked in the streets and the company hosts glitzy concerts, all to encourage Amazon Prime subscribers to stick around. For the second year in a row, however, some Amazon warehouse workers are striking in the midst of all this; workers in Germany are striking over unfair pay, whereas workers in Minnesota are striking over unsafe working conditions. Amazon owns Twitch, and some streamers are boycotting the streaming platform for the next two days as a show of solidarity. For other streamers, though, the situation isn’t so black and white. … [Read more...] about Some Streamers Are Boycotting Twitch In Support Of The Amazon Prime Day Strike
Maybe it’s the high rate of injury at some of the company’s warehouses, especially during the busy holiday shipping season, that prompted a 600-worker petition for more breaks during shifts. Or the reports of grueling fulfillment quotas that contribute to employee injuries at a far higher rate than at other warehouses. Or Prime Day strikes by fulfillment center workers demanding better working conditions. Or the company’s plans to draft facial recognition policy to pitch to lawmakers. … [Read more...] about How to Do Your Holiday Shopping Without Amazon
I was Googling everything I possibly could find that was even remotely related to my problem. I was reading about coolant, and smoke, and head gaskets, and Ferraris. I even Googled the previous owner, to find out if he had been featured in any of those CNBC shows about financial fraud where some guy in Florida with a Hawaiian shirt and a Hummer H2 convinces a bunch of old people that the secret to major wealth lies in the Guatemalan cucumber trade. I clicked on every single Yahoo Answers link about head gaskets, and smoke, and engines, including one from a guy with an ’89 Buick LeSabre asking if he needed a new engine because a family of warblers had been living in his number four cylinder for the past year and a half. … [Read more...] about The Time Smoke Came Pouring Out Of My Brand New Ferrari
Once your hard drive is formatted, you won't have anything on it. This means you need to reinstall an operating system before you sell it. The process is easy provided you still have your operating system discs. Reboot the system, and boot from the OS disc itself. Windows should automatically boot from the disc, but if not you can change the settings in your BIOS to make it work. For Mac, hold down the Option key after you hear the startup chime and select your boot disc (the USB or DVD you made yourself in step two). … [Read more...] about What Should I Do to My Computer Before I Sell It?
Titanium Backup Titanium Backup remains the best app for backing up other apps on any Android device. There is no exception for tablets. The UI isn’t especially tailored to giant slates any more than it is to tiny phones, but backups don’t necessarily need to be pretty if they’re functional. Other areas may be worth exploring alternatives, but when it comes to making sure your data is secure, stick with the tried and true. … [Read more...] about Lifehacker Pack for Android Tablets: Our List of the Essential Apps
A while ago, we explained how to use Springpad to organize your life, and some of the features we highlighted back then have persisted through the app's latest redesign. For one, Springpad aims to save everything you clip to it in as native a format as possible. Clip an eBook at Amazon and it's saved as an book, not just a webpage. The service does the same with movies, albums, musicians, and TV shows, to name a few, and will try to automatically fill in useful information for any category—like the premiere date for a movie you clipped and links to buy tickets. … [Read more...] about Should I Use Springpad or Evernote?