T-Mobile will pay $200 million to settle FCC investigation into misuse of phone subsidies

T-Mobile expands its faster midband 5G network, nearly doubling its coverage

T-Mobile will pay $200 million to end an investigation by the Federal Communications Commission into misuse of funds from its low-income phone and internet subsidy program. The commission says the payment represents the “largest fixed-amount settlement” it’s ever secured to resolve an investigation. The subsidy issues stem from Sprint before the company was acquired by … Read more

Little Hope commits the cardinal sin of horror games

Little Hope commits the cardinal sin of horror games

The Dark Pictures Anthology, from the creators of Until Dawn, is an ongoing series of interactive horror games, packed full of chills and thrills. The first title, Man of Medan, was ambitious and promising. But the follow-up Little Hope utterly fails, thanks to a last-minute ending that sours the rest of the four-hour narrative. Little … Read more

Coronavirus: how to live in a pandemic world

Coronavirus: how to live in a pandemic world

It’s been more than 300 days since Chinese officials first told the World Health Organization that people were sick with an unknown virus in Wuhan. Scientists quickly learned what the virus was (a coronavirus) and what it did (make people sick with a disease called COVID-19), and it spread like wildfire around the globe. Over … Read more

Twitter and Facebook label baseless Trump post suggesting Democrats manipulated ballot counts

Twitter and Facebook label baseless Trump post suggesting Democrats manipulated ballot counts

Twitter and Facebook have continued to restrict and label posts from President Donald Trump after yesterday’s presidential election, this time addressing a baseless claim that Democratic officials were manipulating vote counts in key states. Twitter flagged the tweet and restricted its reach, saying it was “disputed and might be misleading.” Facebook added a general warning … Read more

NBA 2K21’s Neighborhood sprawls into ‘The City’ on PS5 and Xbox Series X

NBA 2K21’s Neighborhood sprawls into ‘The City’ on PS5 and Xbox Series X

NBA 2K21’s hub world, “The Neighborhood” will expand into “The City” on its PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, adding driveway basketball, quest-giving NPCs, and four factions to its slate of lifestyle and off-the-court features. NBA 2K developer Visual Concepts outlined the enhancements and upgrades in a blog post Wednesday morning, noting that the series’ … Read more

T-Mobile will pay $200 million to settle Sprint’s alleged Lifeline abuse

T-Mobile will pay $200 million to settle Sprint's alleged Lifeline abuse

We’ve asked T-Mobile for comment. Sprint previously denied any deliberate abuse. It contended that it made an “error” in 2017 when implementing FCC-related changes. The company said it actively investigated issues and raised them with the FCC, and was “committed” to compensating federal and state governments. The settlement is ultimately small and won’t significantly affect … Read more

Watch the great people of Philadelphia count ballots live

Watch the great people of Philadelphia count ballots live

As President Trump falsely claims victory in the 2020 election, ballots are still being counted across the country — and they will continue to be counted in the days and weeks ahead. (Some deadlines, like for military and absentee voters, have not even passed yet.) We’re headed for record turnout. Despite what the president wants … Read more