Microsoft’s Xbox Series X Mini Fridge Will Be Sold for the Holidays

Microsoft’s E3 2021 showcase ended over the weekend with the news that the Xbox Series X-shaped mini fridge will be available for retail, according to Gizmodo. Executives at Microsoft said they would release the fridge after it beat Skittles on Twitter’s #BestOfTweets Brand Bracket poll, according to The Verge. To try to encourage voters, Aaron …

EA Hit by Massive Data Breach

Gaming behemoth Electronic Arts, the publisher of Battlefield, FIFA, and The Sims, is one of the latest victims of hackers who have stolen a wealth of information, including the source code to FIFA 21 and the Frostbite engine, according to Vice. The hackers are now reportedly advertising the stolen data on hacking forums in an attempt …

Bernie Mac Biopic in the Works from John Legend’s Production Company

The estate of the late comedian Bernie Mac is collaborating with John Legend and his production company, Get Lifted, to make a feature film biopic about Mac, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Legend’s producing partner Mike Jackson broke the news during a panel discussion at the 2021 Tribeca Festival. “We just partnered with Bernie Mac’s …

Manatees in Florida Dying at Shocking Rates This Year

Wildlife officials are alarmed at the number of manatees that have died in Florida just in the first few months of this year. According to The New York Times, it’s more than 10 percent of manatees compared to the number of deaths in all of last year. There were at least 761 manatee deaths between …

NBCU Plans 7,000 Hours of Tokyo Olympics Coverage

With some expressing reservations about the upcoming Tokyo Olympics this year due to regulations, NBC Universal says it is all in and plans to broadcast 7,000 hours of Olympics coverage, according to Variety. The Olympics will be broadcast on NBC, USA, CNBC, NBCSN, and Peacock, as well as other media. “We are going to deliver …

Snoop Dogg Takes on Executive Consultant Role at Def Jam Records

Rapper Snoop Dogg is joining Def Jam Recordings as an executive creative and a senior strategic advisor, according to Variety. He will be concentrating on creative development and A&R. “Now, you may wonder why, so late in my career, would I wanna work for Def Jam Records,” Snoops said in a video. “Well lemme tell …

Worldwide Home Prices are Skyrocketing

Global housing prices are increasing at the fastest rate since before the financial crisis 15 years ago, according to Bloomberg. Median prices went up 7.3 percent in the year leading up to March – the quickest increase since the fourth quarter of 2006, according to Knight Frank’s global house price index report. Turkey was number …

Etsy Set to Buy Depop For $1.6 Billion

Etsy Inc. is poised to purchase Depop, the second-hand clothing app popular among Gen-Z, for $1.63 billion, according to Reuters. “[Gen-Z] is an enormous demographic, and it’s the trendsetter demographic,” Etsy CEO Josh Silverman told analysts on a call to discuss the deal. He also hopes to be able to attract customers who would, otherwise, …

Naomi Osaka Backs Out of the French Open

Naomi Osaka has decided to bow out of the French Open, according to NBC News. She withdrew from the tournament yesterday after being threatened with suspension and fined $15,000 for not agreeing to talk to the media. The 23-year-old said her decision came due to her mental health being threatened. She has suffered from depression …