What you need to know about WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg

It’s new, slick and controversial, and it’s here — the Gutenberg editor in WordPress. Never has an update to WordPress generated so much controversy, but controversy or not, WordPress 5.0 has rolled out with Gutenberg as the default editor for creating articles and pages. If you haven’t learned about it …

A further £18M funding lands on Gousto’s plate

Gousto, the U.K. cook-at-home meal kit service that competes most directly with HelloFresh, has raised a further £18 million in funding. The round is backed by Instagram “health influencer” Joe Wicks, along with existing investors Unilever Ventures, Hargreave Hale, BGF Ventures, MMC Ventures, and Angel CoFund. The new funding brings …

The best UK deals for Wednesday: Rimmel cosmetics, Logitech speakers, Alex Perry jewellery, and more

Making a gift for someone you care about is a sure-fire winner. Even if it’s a little aesthetically challenged, the fact that you put the time and effort into making something from scratch is guaranteed to impress. Some things you just can’t make, however. A scrapbook, painting, or tasty bake …

FedEx Is So Desperate for Pilots This Holiday Season It’s Paying Them Up to $110,000 to Delay Retirement

FedEx is offering retirement-age pilots bonuses from $40,000 to $110,000 to stick around through the holiday shipping season, Reuters reports. FedEx pilots with 30 years’ experience already make around $300,000. The bonuses are the latest salvo in a global campaign waged by airlines, militaries, and flight schools to recruit and …

Half the UK workforce believes their employer does not understand them

Fifty percent of UK employees feel their employers don’t understand them or their potential – higher than the European average of 46 percent according to a study of over 2,000 workers across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands from ADP. The research found that 40 percent of UK …

Using Twitter for restaurants — 4 tips to reach more customers

Using Twitter as an outreach tool for restaurants is a time-saving and cost-effective way to attract new customers and build relationships with existing customers. Why? Because consumers are on Twitter, and they are there to have conversations. In fact, there are 336 million monthly active users on Twitter. And, 85 percent of …

Yale announces Assure Locks with app and voice control

In the market for connected deadbolts? You’re in luck — particularly if you’re partial to Yale. The Berlin, Connecticut-based company today announced the launch of new Assure Locks that, thanks to August’s eponymous Connected by August technology, can be controlled and monitored from anywhere through a mobile app. The August…Read …

Security flaw in EA’s Origin client exposed gamers to hackers

Electronic Arts has fixed a vulnerability in its online gaming platform Origin after security researchers found they could trick an unsuspecting gamer into remotely running malicious code on their computer. The bug affected Windows users with the Origin app installed. Tens of millions of gamers use the Origin app to …

Elon Musk’s Boring Company lands $48.7M contract for underground “people mover” in Las Vegas

The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup, has landed a $48.7 million project to shuttle people in an underground Loop system around the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the company’s first commercial contract. The initial design for the project, dubbed Campus Wide People Mover or CWPM, will …

More than half of UK ethnic minority citizens believe Brexit will stifle their career

Over half (52 percent) of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnics (BAME) believe that Brexit will negatively impact their career progression compared to only 16 percent of non-BAME. This is according to a new survey commissioned by the Equality Group, an organisation that helps companies attract, retain and develop diverse talent …

AWS Transit Gateway helps customers understand their entire network

Tonight at AWS re:Invent, the company announced a new tool called AWS Transit Gateway designed to help build a network topology inside of AWS that lets you share resources across accounts and bring together on premises and cloud resources in a single network topology. Amazon already has a popular product …

Electric car startup Byton loses co-founder and former CEO, reported $500M Series C to close this summer

The race is on for building and shipping more cost-effective electric cars, but today one of more ambitious startups in the field announced some significant changes that underscore some of the challenges in making that a reality. Byton, the Chinese electric car startup, today announced that Carsten Breitfeld, the former …

Lack of skills investment means businesses miss out on benefits of automation

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute claims that, in the majority of companies (58 percent), automation is not yet meeting executives’ desired goals of increased productivity. The study, Upskilling your workforce for the age of the machine: Why a workforce upskilling strategy is key to unleashing automation’s productivity …

Coinbase launches in 11 countries with crypto-to-crypto conversions only

Coinbase has been available in 42 countries around the world before today — mostly in North America, Europe, Australia and Singapore. Today, the company is aggressively expanding by opening 11 countries at once in Latin America and South East Asia. But there’s a trick — there’s no crypto-to-fiat conversions. Coinbase competitor …

Boosting low carbon building renovation across Europe

Today, the World Green Building Council’s European network in collaboration with eight cities and partners announced the launch of Build Upon, the next phase of the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation. With cities across the world declaring climate emergencies and climate action high up on the agenda for the …