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Elizabeth Holmes hired a bunch of experts so she could ignore them

Elizabeth Holmes hired a bunch of experts so she could ignore them

Here’s the thing about prostate-specific antigen: you do not expect to find it in blood test results for most women, because most women don’t have prostates. So when Theranos’ former lab director, Kingshuk Das, found that Theranos’ devices kept reporting that women had detectable PSA levels, he assumed that meant there was something wrong with …

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Netflix’s Arcane is a slick and exciting intro to League of Legends

Netflix’s Arcane is a slick and exciting intro to League of Legends

For years, fans have been wondering just when the heck League of Legends developer Riot would make an animated series. It seemed inevitable. The studio previously created stunning animated shorts to promote everything from new characters to esports tournaments. And with an increasing focus on expanding League’s storytelling — something that’s tough to do within …

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Nintendo says its next ‘gaming system’ will release in the year 20XX

Nintendo says its next ‘gaming system’ will release in the year 20XX

The Nintendo Switch with an OLED screen isn’t even a month old, but the company is already talking about some kind of successor to its wildly popular console / handheld hybrid — although vaguely. In a presentation to investors, Nintendo hints toward some of its plans in an extremely unspecific way. The company plans to …

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US government offers $10 million bounty for information on Colonial Pipeline hackers

US government offers $10 million bounty for information on Colonial Pipeline hackers

In May, a ransomware attack shut down a pipeline carrying 45 percent of the fuel used on the US East Coast. The Colonial Pipeline incident led to panic buying and heightened fears about the threat posed by simple hacks to national infrastructure. Now, the US State Department is offering a bounty of up to $10 …

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Happy Halloween! Theranos showed up in a Pfizer costume

Happy Halloween! Theranos showed up in a Pfizer costume

Today we learned more about Theranos’ kink for corporate cosplay. The company liked to dress up its own reports in pharmaceutical companies’ logos, to use the present tense when the future tense would be more appropriate, and to reiterate its favorite buzzwords in PowerPoint slide after PowerPoint slide. Elizabeth Holmes’ lawyers, in defending her against …

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A decade of The Verge

A decade of The Verge

16 – The unexpected health impacts of wearable tech When Tim Cook announced the first Apple Watch in 2014, he described it as a “comprehensive health and fitness device” — and we weren’t quite sure whether his claims would hold up. Now, almost a decade later, smartwatches have changed medicine in ways that aren’t entirely …

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