Ben Gilbert Senior Correspondent
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Ben Gilbert is a senior tech correspondent based in New York City. He writes about video games, consumer technology, food, and culture.

Focus Areas

  • Video Games
  • Consumer Technology
  • Food
  • Culture

410 Articles
6 months ago
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The story of Cookies: How a former Wendy's employee turned a popular weed strain with a controver...

Rapper and millionaire entrepreneur Berner built America's first legal $1 billion weed empire, and he has no intentio...

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6 months ago
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Popcorn supply 'will be tight' at theaters this summer, producers warn

As movie theaters prepare for summer blockbusters, critical snacks like popcorn are said to be in short supply.

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7 months ago
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The first legal marijuana farmers in New York are growing for opening season, but still don't kno...

The first legal weed sales in New York City are scheduled to open later this year, but there still aren't any retail ...

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7 months ago
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Conan O'Brien just sold his podcast network to SiriusXM for a reported $150 million, but his hit ...

Even though SiriusXM is acquiring the Team Coco network and its staff, "Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend" will stay on al...

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7 months ago
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I visited a newly licensed marijuana farm in New York, and was shocked by how far there is to go ...

An idyllic upstate New York farm owned by a Rockefeller is one of the first few dozen to be granted a recreational-ma...

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7 months ago
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One man in Japan accidentally received over $350,000 in COVID relief funds intended for his whole...

After the Japanese government accidentally gave a 24-year-old man his entire town's COVID relief funds, the man says ...

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7 months ago
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Netflix lays off 'around 150 employees' amid slowing growth and subscriber losses

In April, Netflix revealed that it had lost subscribers for the first time in over a decade. Now, the company is layi...

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7 months ago
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Coinbase slows hiring companywide as crypto market faces downturn

With bitcoin value crashing in recent weeks, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange is cancelling plans to scale...

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7 months ago
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The Buffalo shooting highlights disturbing connection between white-nationalist extremism and soc...

When an 18-year-old white gunman opened fire at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, he streamed it live on the gaming ...

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7 months ago
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After spending years mocking Apple for ditching the headphone jack in iPhones, Google is getting ...

When its next Pixel phone arrives this summer, Google will follow Apple's lead and drop the headphone port completely.

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7 months ago
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Elon Musk confirms he will reverse Twitter's ban of former President Trump, saying the decision w...

"Banning Trump from Twitter didn't end Trump's voice," Musk said in an interview Tuesday. "It amplified it among the ...

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7 months ago
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Instagram is adding NFT support 'for creators and people' as the once-hot market appears to be on...

Instagram is getting NFT support starting this week, Adam Mosseri, head of the social-media site, announced Monday mo...

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