Enthusiast Gaming goes public in Canada to build game fan network

Enthusiast Gaming Holdings, an esports event and online community startup, has gone public through a reverse merger transaction on the TSX Venture Exchange. That allows the company to allow itself to be acquired by a shell company, in this case Tova Ventures, and then rename that shell company as Enthusiast …

Firms and employees need to do more to address climate change

A new report claims to have found a lack of commitment amongst UK businesses to address their impact on the environment and contribution to climate change, with only 10 percent having set a carbon reduction target, while just under half of companies (49 percent) use even the most basic sustainability …

What Richard Dawkins can teach us about ergonomics and the value of pain

In his book The Greatest Show on Earth, the evolutionary biologist Professor Richard Dawkins devotes a section to the biological rationale for pain. Although this is an ethical issue as far as humans are concerned, and most of us might think it’s one thing we could easily do without thank …

London pledge to make all new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030

London has joined 18 other cities around the world, including Paris, New York and Tokyo, in a landmark commitment to make all new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030. Regulations and planning policy will also target existing buildings to make them net-zero carbon by 2050. Net zero carbon …

Pre-Black Friday deals and gift ideas for the DIY tinkerer in your life

If you’re a DIY-type who likes to tinker with computers and electronics — or that sounds like someone you’ll be shopping for this holiday season — you should check out these two e-book bundle deals, available at amazing pre-Black Friday discounts.  The Ultimate Raspberry Pi e-book bundle — 83% off …

Facebook sues four Chinese companies over trademark infringement

Facebook is taking legal action against a cluster of Chinese websites that sell fake accounts, likes and followers both on Facebook itself and on Instagram. The company announced the legal action in a short blog post late Friday afternoon (a move unusual enough to pique our curiosity a little). Of …

Fortnite’s Android gambit could reform mobile’s walled gardens

GUEST: Epic Games’ decision to release Fortnite on Android outside of Google Play is one of the biggest stories in the mobile games industry in years. The company’s decision to bypass Google’s app store and force Android players into side-loading a separate APK (Android PacKage) to access the game to …

Firefox Monitor taps Have I Been Pwned? to inform you of data breaches

Today marks the official launch of Firefox Monitor, a web-based tool that tells you if your email address has been subject to an online data breach. Mozilla first announced Firefox Monitor back in June, and in the intervening months the search giant has been testing and refining various designs. For the new …

Entrepreneur First eyes further Asia growth to build its global network of founders

British startup venture builder Entrepreneur First is eying additional expansion in Asia, where its operation is now as large as it is in Europe, as it expands its reach in 2019. But, despite serving a varied mixture of markets, the company said its founders are a fairly unified breed. The …

Royal wedding takes turn for the NSFW with BBC subtitle error

British royal weddings are usually posh affairs, steeped in tradition, and not really the place to make mention of, uuuh, people’s private parts.  That is nonetheless what happened when BBC News subtitled its coverage of Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank.  SEE ALSO: Cara Delevingne rocks up to royal wedding …

BioWare’s ambitious Anthem is off to a rough start as players bring servers to their knees

The gaming world is excited to play Anthem, BioWare’s answer to Destiny and other big-budget online shooters — but an exclusive preview weekend for the mech-flying game has struggled to get off the ground. Of course, it wouldn’t be a game launch these days without a few hiccups to spice things …

Introducing GoDaddy GoCentral: Bringing your brand or bright idea online just got easier

This article was originally published on Jan. 25, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 18, 2018. Even the best ideas fall flat if they fail to gain traction online. As the champion of a great idea — whether it’s a business, a hobby, or a social movement — you’re the …