The Gap in State Gun Laws, Apple Card Is Sorta Here, and More News

A report outlines the link between gun laws and mass shootings, Apple's new credit card has arrived for a select group of users, and WIRED has some pocket camera suggestions for you. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today's Headlines The looser a state's gun laws, the more mass shootings it has A report in BMJ compared the strictness of state-level gun laws to the annual rate of mass shootings, and the results are sobering: States were scored from 0 (very restrictive) to 100 (very permissive) based on 13 factors surrounding their gun laws. And for every 10-point relaxation in …

Call of Duty Is Here, Apple Updates Are Coming, and More News

Call of Duty is back, Apple's ready to unveil some new software, and New York is prepared to say goodbye to the MetroCard. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Today's Headlines A new Call of Duty game is out, and it has a confusing name If you're a big fan, you remember the legendary Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Just to make things confusing, the franchise is dropping a new installment with a funny name. It's called—wait for it—Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It's grim, morally ambiguous, and comes out on October 25. New York is ready to ditch the MetroCard Starting today, New York enters the 21st century of transportation and allows …

So Long to Grumpy Cat, Amazons Special Warehouses, and More News

We're pouring one out for Grumpy Cat, Amazon is doing damage control after some bear-spray incidents, and ocean plastics are choking us out. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Today's Headlines Grumpy Cat is headed to cat heaven The viral sensation Grumpy Cat passed away at 7 years old today, and with her a time where the internet was a joyful and united place. Let us all honor her memory by remembering the time when our memes were all as pure and fluffy as she was. Plastics aren't just strangling animals, but us too Scientists have revealed that the toxins from plastics in the ocean can leach into seawater and inhibit the growth and …

Tesla’s Robotaxi Pledge, a Browser That Pays You, and More News

You can finally make money surfing the web, and Elon Musk says you could be picked up by a self-driving Tesla taxi as soon as next year. What a time to be alive! Here's the news you need to know in two minutes or less. Elon Musk delivers more promises ahead of earnings report Tesla CEO Elon Musk has predicted there will be 1 million self-driving Tesla "robotaxis" on the road by next year, a number that seemed pretty stunning to most experts. While there are currently 0 such taxis on the road today, he says Teslas already have all the hardware they would need to do it. He also added, “It’s financially insane to buy anything but a Tesla,” …

5Gs Potential Health Hazard, Zucks Deleted Posts, and More News

Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less: 5G: Cool for your cellphone, terrible for your health? 5G, the cell phone network that promises to exponentially increase data speeds for all, might help load a web page faster but could also hurt your health. It turns out your sweat glands act kind of like antennas in response to the high frequency waves planned to be used in the service, and funding for research on the health effects is relatively slim. 5G is still in its infancy in the US though, so here's to hoping research about its potential health hazards catch up with the technology itself. Facebook had a hell of a weekend Over the weekend, Facebook poked …