Inside the human cost of Better.com’s brutal layoffs

Digital mortgage lender Better.com continues to lay off staff, and seemingly in as callous a way as possible. Indeed, whereas most companies try to avoid repeated layoffs, the outfit — which gained notoriety by over Zoom on December 1, 2021 — has since been laying off smaller groups very systematically, say sources. The tactic accomplishes … Read more

Amazon’s first QLED Fire TVs offer better picture quality and an ambient mode

When Amazon introduced its , it mostly offered affordable sets oriented toward budget-conscious consumers. At its fall hardware event today, the company announced two new models with QLED panels. and for 65- and 75-inch 4K models, the feature “up to” 96 local dimming zones, support for Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10 Plus Adaptive. Those are … Read more

Amazon’s redesigned Echo Auto will better integrate with your vehicle

Building off of its success convincing the public to outfit their homes and offices with various Alexa-enabled Echo devices, . More than and four years later, the Echo Auto is getting an upgrade, Amazon announced Wednesday at its 2022 Device and Services event. The new unit will be slimmer than its predecessor and will include … Read more

I Drank This Special Cherry Juice to Sleep Better and Am Hooked

If you’re an all-around terrible, light sleeper like me, you’ve likely tried every trend on the market that promises to deliver solid, restful Z’s. From relaxing teas, to making sure your bedroom is just the right temperature, to taking , to reducing the amount of blue light you expose yourself to before bedtime, you’ve done … Read more

Why it might be better to wait and watch the new ‘Star Wars’ series ‘Andor’ in batches of episodes, not every week

“Andor” debuted its first three episodes last week. It reflects how the show’s narrative will be broken up in blocks of episodes. It’s tempting to wait to watch each block instead of watching one episode every week. Disney+’s new “Star Wars” series, “,” debuted its first three episodes last week, and there was something noticeably … Read more

Can Warriors’ second unit be better than 2022 championship team?

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. originally appeared on SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors officially added a new member to their bench Monday, one day before leaving for a two-game trip in Japan. In reality, the newest member is one who has played seven … Read more

‘It Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better’: Carl Icahn Uses These 2 Dividend Stocks to Protect His Portfolio

After a grisly 1H22 which represented the stock market’s worst performance since 1970, the second half is shaping up to be a bit of a disappointment too. After clawing back some of the losses, it’s been onto the slide again with the S&P 500 almost back to the mid-June lows. The bad news, according to … Read more

Major Audacity update makes it a much better audio production tool

Audacity is as a free app to do quick audio edits and record audio, but the latest update makes it more viable as a full on production tool, parent Muse Group has announced. Version 3.2 now supports non-destructive editing, real-time effects and enhanced VST3 support, along with user interface improvements and faster audio sharing via … Read more

Adam Borics: Patricio Freire is the best fighter in Bellator history, but I’m ‘better everywhere’

expects to shock the world at . Borics (18-1 MMA, 9-1 BMMA)  featherweight champion (33-5 MMA, 21-5 BMMA) in the main event on Oct. 1 at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif. As is usually the case for fighters who go up against “Pitbull”, the Hungary-born fighter is an underdog – but he doesn’t think … Read more