Starbucks workers go on strike on Red Cup Day over union bargaining

Starbucks workers around the country are ringing in the holiday season with a strike. More than 2,000 workers at over 100 Starbucks stores nationwide took part in their largest union…

Super-hot salt could be coming to a battery near you

Ambri is a Boston-area startup that’s building molten-salt batteries from calcium and antimony. The company recently announced a demonstration project deploying energy storage for Microsoft data centers, and last year…

Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX, and the future of crypto regulation

Right now, we have far more questions than answers about what went down with FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange that collapsed last week. Will account holders get their money back? Will…

The Director of ‘Pentiment’ Wants You to Know How His Characters Ate

Obsidian Entertainment’s latest game, Pentiment, takes its title from the term pentimento, a change made by an artist while painting. Its origin is the Italian word pentirsi, which means to…

The Download: cattle’s deadly tick-borne disease, and molten salt batteries

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. A new tick-borne disease is killing cattle in…

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Layoffs at Amazon, Meta, and Twitter signal a major shift in Silicon Valley

A wave of significant layoffs is crashing across Silicon Valley. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg cut 11,000 employees, or 13 percent of Facebook. Amazon has confirmed plans to slash as many…

Picture Limitless Creativity at Your Fingertips

Picture Lee Unkrich, one of Pixar’s most distinguished animators, as a seventh grader. He’s staring at an image of a train locomotive on the screen of his school’s first computer.…

Inside the billion-dollar meeting for the mega-rich who want to live forever

We don’t know exactly what these supplements are doing. None have been through rigorous clinical trials. “You don’t know how they are interacting with each other … I’m worried that…

Interview: Fallen crypto CEO Sam Bankman-Fried opens up about FTX, Alameda Research, and his regrets

Last night, Sam Bankman-Fried DMed me on Twitter. That was surprising. I’d spoken to Bankman-Fried via Zoom earlier in the summer when I was working on a profile of him,…