A 40-year-old St. Louis woman isn’t dead, but she said she spent months trying to convince credit reporting agencies that she’s alive. Alexandria Goree is suing Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax over the glitch, contending that it was difficult to get loans or a new home, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her suit, filed last week in federal court, says Goree found a “deceased” notation on her credit files in the summer of 2013. Such a notice can appear when a creditor informs a reporting agency that one of its customers has died.
Drawing filed with Nintendo’s patent for Quality of Life
From the first narrative videogame to those that move games into 3D space, Nintendo has had a prescient, uncanny ability to understand our relationship with technology. Its most recent initiative is called Quality of Life, but no one has quite known what to expect. This week, Nintendo fans have unearthed a patent that the company filed for its newest device used to monitor sleep, according to Forbes.
There aren’t a lot of details about this Quality of Life initiative, but based on the information that has trickled out over the past year, it’s seems to be centered on humans and their sleep. “Fatigue and sleep are themes that are rather hard to visualize in more objective ways,” the company’s late president, Saturo Iwata, said at a press conference in October last year. “At Nintendo, we believe that if we could visualize them, there would be great potential for many people regardless of age, gender, language, or culture.”