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Baseball players in minors to lose minimum wage protection

Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season were stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under a provision in government spending legislation signed Friday. The "Save America's Pastime Act" is included on page 1,967 of the $1.3 trillion spending bill and appears to pre-empt a lawsuit filed four…

The power players at Microsoft who helped Satya Nadella pull off a startling turnaround
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The power players at Microsoft who helped Satya Nadella pull off a startling turnaround

And of course, there's Satya Nadella, who has been at Microsoft since 1992, when founder Bill Gates was still at the helm. Nadella joined after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and working at Sun Microsystems, and he later went on to get an MBA at the University at Chicago's Booth School of Business while…

How blind players succeed at sports video games they’ve never seen
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How blind players succeed at sports video games they’ve never seen

As you watch this video, close your eyes and imagine playing the game.SAN FRANCISCO—Blind people might not seem like a natural audience for most video games since they can’t experience the “video” part that’s a definitional piece of the experience. At a fascinating Game Developers Conference Presentation this week, though, EA Sports Accessibility Lead Karen…

Fortnite players are in open revolt over surprise change to items
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Fortnite players are in open revolt over surprise change to items

The players of Fortnite’s Save the World mode are currently revolting over an update to the game that re-rolled the stats on “Dragon Weapons,” a rare set of guns that can be unlocked by turning in Firecracker Tickets, the currency that can be earned during the game’s “Spring it On” event. “Basically what happened is…

Fortnite players are having a blast creating epic hoverboard  racetracks
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Fortnite players are having a blast creating epic hoverboard racetracks

Epic Games added hoverboards to Fortnite’s Save the World mode on Feb. 22, and the community immediately got to work creating racetracks using the game’s building options. What they’ve been able to accomplish in under two weeks is hard to believe. These racetracks are pretty spectacular, and further hint at the game’s potential to be…

Global oil players flock to Houston as OPEC, U.S shale tensions ease

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The oil industry’s biggest names gather this week at CERAWeek, the largest energy industry get-together in the Americas, at a time when U.S. shale production is booming, global demand is rising and crude prices are at a sweet spot for both big U.S. producers and OPEC. FILE PHOTO: An offshore oil platform…

H1Z1 struggling to keep players in the face competition
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H1Z1 struggling to keep players in the face competition

In September, we reported on how the battle royale-style game H1Z1 had managed to hold its own in an increasingly crowded space, which grew to include major hits like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. But, as analysts at data aggregator GitHyp point out in an article published this morning, the tide seems to have turned. According to GitHyp’s…