Are Food Delivery Services Actually Losing Money?

Food delivery services like Grubhub should be thriving, especially during the pandemic. But they’re not, The Markup reports: In August 2019, analysts from the investment firm Cowen estimated that Uber Eats was losing $3.36 on every order and would continue to lose money on every order for the next five years. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi acknowledged that Uber Eats is …

Protesting Mark Zuckerberg Comments About Fact-Checking, Fake News About Mark Zuckerberg Goes Viral

“I don’t think that Facebook or internet platforms in general should be arbiters of truth,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday. Since then, Vice reports, “Fake news about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being shared widely on the internet, including on his own social network…” Zuckerberg’s quote is particularly confusing because Facebook does fact-check some news posts, and uses a byzantine, …

82-Year-Old Ridley Scott Shares Some Secrets About ‘Alien’

Ridley Scott was the fifth choice to direct the 1979 film Alien, remembers the Los Angeles Times, “meaning that no one was expecting the film to become as important and influential as it now is.” This week they chronicled some more remembrances about the film from 82-year-old Ridley Scott: The central role of Ellen Ripley — also portrayed by Sigourney …

Dutch Restaurant Will Re-Open With Robot Waiters

When Dutch restaurants open tomorrow, one will be using two shiny white-and-red robot waiters, reports the Associated Press: “Hello and welcome,” the robots say — in a voice best described as pre-programmed. Their duties will include greeting customers, serving drinks and dishes and returning used glasses and crockery. It’s unclear whether diners will be expected to tip. One thing the …

Microsoft Edge To Save Edits Made To PDF Files Without Saving a Copy Each Time

techtsp quotes The Windows Club: In a major breakthrough, Microsoft Edge now supports Native File System API, which will take progressive web apps and their usage to a whole new level. An official roadmap entry points towards the new development, which only means one thing: Bridging the native app gap using modern web technologies… This is exactly where Microsoft Edge’s …

Zoom’s New, Stronger Encryption May Only Protect Paying Clients

“Zoom plans to strengthen the encryption of its service for paying customers,” reports Newsweek, “but the upgrade will not be available to users of its free service.” Zoom security consultant Alex Stamos later confirmed the details of the reported move in an interview with Reuters, which first reported the changes on Friday. But he also told the news outlet that …

Ask Slashdot: Why is Microsoft Blocking Its Own Server Pages?

Long-time Slashdot reader lpq writes: I followed a link that pointed at a Microsoft security advisory about “.lnk” files. The original link, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/technet/security/advisory/2286198.mspx, produced this message: Your request has been blocked. This may be due to several reasons. 1. You are using a proxy that is known to send automated requests to Microsoft. Check with your network administrator if there …

Watch NASA Astronauts on SpaceX Crew Dragon Docking with ISS

“We’re less than 10 meters away…” “@AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug are suited up, strapped in their seats and ready to be welcomed by the crew aboard the @Space_Station,” NASA tweeted an hour ago. They’re now just 135 meters away from the space station, and you can watch the docking live on YouTube. 1,024,406 people are already watching… “NASA astronauts Doug Hurley …

Waymo’s Self-Driving Minivans Return to Phoenix, Detroit, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area

Digital Trends reports: Waymo is planning to relaunch its fleet of self-driving minivans into Bay Area streets on June 8, according to an email acquired by The Verge. However, instead of transporting passengers, the vehicles will instead focus on delivering packages for non-profit organizations #DrawTogether, which gives art kits to children, and Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired… The …