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LA Comic Con triumphs with tributes to Stan Leevideo

2019 LA Comic Con Recap: ‘Hellboy’ reunion and Stan Lee tributes dominate one nerdy...

Though it doesn’t quite attract the attention of the more famous Comic-Con to the south, the L.A. Comic Con still brings in an impressive array of talent and crowds to establish...
Google NYC Campus becomes reality, without the social media frenzy

Google employees aren’t happy after company bans Hong Kong protest video game app

Over the past week, countless Google employees have begun spamming a wave of posts supporting the Hong Kong protests across the company’s internal message boards. From comments and hashtags that encourage protesters...
Walmart's new InHome service delivers groceries directly to customers' fridges.

Walmart now delivers groceries directly to customers’ fridges

Updated October 16 to include further details about the smart lock system.  Home grocery delivery is quickly becoming more and more popular. Last week, The Burn-In reported that Uber has acquired Cornershop,...
Real Estate in the technological age.

How the 21st century is changing the real estate industry

Real estate is one of the oldest industries out there—from the time of feudal lords who would allow peasants to live on their land in exchange for farming, to the modern...
Facebook's Libra is in big trouble after losing its payment processing partners.

Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal leave Facebook’s Libra Association

Earlier this month, The Burn-In reported that Visa and MasterCard had doubts about being part of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project. Last Friday, The Verge reported that the two financial sector giants...
A team of scientists brewed vodka using grain from Chernobyl.

Chernobyl’s control room is now open to tourists

More than three decades ago, Ukraine’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was the epicenter of one of the worst crises that humanity has ever witnessed. A critical failure allowed lethal amounts of...
Co-Star gives millennials daily astrological readings and horoscopes through their smartphone.

Astrology apps like Co-Star provide millennials with personalized horoscopes

Anyone shopping for a millennial starter pack would probably find White Claw, some type of plant-based meat, memes, and astrology. Only the essentials. However, that last one might be surprising. In...
Uber just acquired a grocery delivery startup called Cornershop to help expand its business.

Uber acquires Cornershop, will launch grocery delivery service

Previously, The Burn-In reported that Uber is working hard to launch an air taxi division within the next few years. That move comes at the same time that the company is...
Uber Pet is launching on October 16 and allows riders to take their pets along for a fee.

Uber launches pet rideshare program to let furry friends come along

Taking your dog or cat with you on an Uber ride has, until now, been precarious at best. Oftentimes, drivers would cancel a ride if they saw a pet waiting with...
Zuckerberg is getting serious about Facebook's privacy policy, or is he?

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t think there should be billionaires

The last decade has seen the disillusionment of the masses when it comes to the super-rich. Billionaires and multi-millionaires, however, with a few exceptions, have never really endeared themselves to the...