Ubisoft’s Canadian studios are raising wages to retain employees

Ubisoft’s Canadian studios are raising wages to retain employees

To preserve developer talent within its walls, Ubisoft’s Canadian studios will be offering pay raises of up to 20 percent to its employees, but the biggest ones are reserved for senior staff. As expected, this is generating controversy, with some claiming that raising the wages of higher-paid employees only results in more inequality. Ubisoft told…

Teen stumbles on diner frozen in 1950s but people convinced ‘weird stuff is going on’

Teen stumbles on diner frozen in 1950s but people convinced ‘weird stuff is going on’

Rylee rushed to TikTok after coming across an abandoned diner in the “middle of nowhere” which was immaculately preserved but users are convinced that ‘something weird is going on’ A teen has stumbled over an old abandoned diner that looks to have been stuck in the 1950s. 15-year-old Rylee, from Orlando, Florida, USA, was vacationing…

England players to bank £70,000 each for winning all three autumn Tests

England players to bank £70,000 each for winning all three autumn Tests

England players have struck a new pay deal with the Rugby Football Union that will see Eddie Jones’s squad earn around £70,000 each if they win all three of their autumn internationals. Victory over Tonga this weekend will give the players at least £23,000 in match fees while, in contrast, the Pacific Islanders earn just…

Virtual exercise effective for people with arthritis and helps them stay socially connected too

Virtual exercise effective for people with arthritis and helps them stay socially connected too

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, found that a virtual exercise program can be safe for people with musculoskeletal conditions, improved their health outcomes, and helped them feel more socially connected, an important benefit during the pandemic when many people have chosen to avoid in-person exercise…

Tesla’s Elon Musk bemoans German red tape, again

Tesla’s Elon Musk bemoans German red tape, again

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter to bemoan a consultation process launched on Tuesday for local citizens to express objections to a huge factory he is building near Berlin. The process, being repeated over concerns the first time around did not comply with regulations, is a snag in Tesla’s plans to…

Post-launch update for Forza Horizon 5 will add sign language interpreters

Post-launch update for Forza Horizon 5 will add sign language interpreters

Video game companies have spent a lot more time adding accessibility features to their titles recently. As the industry has expanded demographically, the need to make games playable for those with various impairments has become apparent. Forza Horizons 5 will soon be the first game to offer ASL and BSL interpretation. Last week, Studio Playground…

I swapped my wife’s cat for an identical one – it’s been six years and she has no clue’

I swapped my wife’s cat for an identical one – it’s been six years and she has no clue’

A man on Reddit has confessed to secretly ditching his wife’s cat for a lookalike that was better behaved while she was away, as her moggie kept scratching at guests If you’ve ever had a partner who has a pet you don’t get along with, you might have joked about getting rid of or replacing…

Study finds cycling JAK inhibitors to be an effective option for patients with difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis

Study finds cycling JAK inhibitors to be an effective option for patients with difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows that people with difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis who do not have success with one Janus kinase inhibitor (JAK inhibitor) can achieve success either cycling to other JAKi medications or switching to a biologic drug. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most…

Prudential Financial profit beats estimates on life, annuity strength

Prudential Financial profit beats estimates on life, annuity strength

Prudential Financial Inc (PRU.N) beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly adjusted profit on Tuesday, as a strong performance at the U.S. insurer’s life and annuity units offset weakness in its investment business. PGIM, Prudential’s asset management arm, reported a nearly 12% fall in adjusted operating income to $327 million, the company said, while assets under…