‘Roseanne’ reboot premiere scores 18.2 million viewers for ABC

A Trump-loving “Roseanne” is making the Nielsen ratings great again for ABC. The reboot of the sitcom starring Roseanne Barr premiered in the Tuesday 8 p.m. hour to an audience of 18.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen data. The series was one of prime time’s biggest hits during its run from 1988 to 1997. On Tuesday,… Continue reading “‘Roseanne’ reboot premiere scores 18.2 million viewers for ABC”

Howard Stern to Donald Trump: ‘Get The F**k Out’

Howard Stern has some advice for his good pal President Donald Trump: “Get the fuck out of there!” And by there, Stern meant the White House. The radio host made the remarks on Tuesday’s episode of his SiriusXM radio show. He was chatting with co-host Robin Quivers about Trump’s alleged affair with adult film star Stormy… Continue reading “Howard Stern to Donald Trump: ‘Get The F**k Out’”

Recall alert: More than 500,000 car seats pose injury risk

More than 500,000 children’s car seats made by a Seattle-based company have been recalled due to a risk that they will not properly protect children in the event of a crash, MLive reported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in documents posted Oct. 6 that 519,052 car seats manufactured by a company called Diono are… Continue reading “Recall alert: More than 500,000 car seats pose injury risk”

Parents Of Missing Texas Toddler Refuse To Cooperate With Police

As police continue to search for missing Texas toddler Sherin Mathews, authorities said her parents are no longer cooperating with the investigation. The 3-year-old’s father was arrested on charges of child endangerment after he told police he left her outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk but was released… Continue reading “Parents Of Missing Texas Toddler Refuse To Cooperate With Police”

Kid Rock goes off on a rap-heavy political rant

Kid Rock Kid Rock has never been known to remain silent on issues he feels passionately about, and he shared his views on the state of the country, healthcare, the NFL and other topics during his annual Kid Rock’s Fish Fry, held Oct. 6-7 in Nashville at the Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel. He opened his Oct.… Continue reading “Kid Rock goes off on a rap-heavy political rant”

Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes

Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision. Colliding neutron stars This artist’s rendering shows what two neutron stars might look like as they merge, ejecting matter and shooting out gamma rays. NSF / LIGO / Sonoma State University / A. Simonnet For the first time ever, humans have observed light and gravitational… Continue reading “Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes”

How This “Living” Chandelier Uses Algae to Purify the Air of CO2

This green-tinted chandelier is not just a gorgeous lighting fixture – it also purifies the air around it. The Exhale chandelier is the world’s first “living” bionic chandelier that uses algae to convert surrounding carbon dioxide emissions into clean oxygen. The microalgae, which are nourished by a special life-support system, are contained in the 70 glass… Continue reading “How This “Living” Chandelier Uses Algae to Purify the Air of CO2″

Jimmy Kimmel says ‘riddance’ to Republican viewers: Wouldn’t want ‘a conversation with them anyway’

Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t appear too shaken up that his Republican viewership has taken a plunge since he waded into politics on his late-night ABC talk show. Appearing on “CBS Sunday Morning,” the comedian said he wouldn’t change a thing about his approach to President Trump or heated topics such as health care and gun control. “I… Continue reading “Jimmy Kimmel says ‘riddance’ to Republican viewers: Wouldn’t want ‘a conversation with them anyway’”

Vikings QB Bridgewater cleared to practice

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who has not played or practiced since suffering a dislocated left knee and torn ACL more than 13 months ago, was cleared to return to practice, according to multiple reports Monday. Bridgewater was cleared by the doctor who performed the surgery last year, a source with direct knowledge of the exam… Continue reading “Vikings QB Bridgewater cleared to practice”

US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted

All entries submitted to the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, between October 3 and 10 have been lost due to a technical glitch. Individuals who submitted applications during these dates are directed to reapply. “Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system;… Continue reading “US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted”

Judge rejects Menendez request to toss bribery charges

NEWARK — A federal judge on Monday refused to throw out any of the 18 criminal counts against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, clearing the way for the pair’s bribery trial to enter the defense phase. Defense attorneys had argued a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the conviction of former Virginia governor… Continue reading “Judge rejects Menendez request to toss bribery charges”

Ashley puts Newcastle up for sale

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is ready to end his controversial reign after putting the Premier League club up for sale on Monday. Ashley has been a polarising figure at Newcastle since taking over at St James’ Park in 2007 and the sports retail tycoon has decided now is the time to step down. Newcastle have… Continue reading “Ashley puts Newcastle up for sale”

Comey Drafted Clinton Statement, FBI Confirms

In documents it released on Monday, the FBI confirmed that former FBI Director James Comey drafted a statement about the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton email investigation months before interviewing Clinton. The records show that on May 2, 2016, Comey emailed Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, general counsel James Baker and chief of staff and senior counselor… Continue reading “Comey Drafted Clinton Statement, FBI Confirms”

Chinese female peacekeeper wins UN award in S. Sudan

Zhang Qin is on duty. [Photo/Western China City Daily] Zhang Qin, a female soldier of Chinese peacekeeping force in Juba, capital of South Sudan, was awarded honorable medal of peace, along with her comrades in arms, by the UN officials on Oct 4. Schumacher, deputy special representative of UN Mission in South Sudan, highly appreciated China’s… Continue reading “Chinese female peacekeeper wins UN award in S. Sudan”

Israel destroys anti-aircraft battery in Syria after it fires at IDF jets

Israeli Air Force jets attacked an anti-aircraft battery well inside Syria on Monday morning, after the surface-to-air system launched a missile at a different plane over the skies of Lebanon, the army said. A military spokesperson said that “a number” of Israeli planes were flying over Lebanon as part of a “routine reconnaissance mission” on early… Continue reading “Israel destroys anti-aircraft battery in Syria after it fires at IDF jets”

Double standards: ‘Why aren’t we all with Somalia?’

Almost 300 people were killed when a powerful bomb blast ripped through Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, on Saturday. The attack marked the deadliest assault the country has ever witnessed. Somalia has entered a three-day national mourning period for the victims, with around 300 more people also injured in the blast. Dozens are missing, hospitals are running out… Continue reading “Double standards: ‘Why aren’t we all with Somalia?’”

Watch Overjoyed 11-Year-Old Jump Into Woman’s Arms After Learning She’ll Be Adopted

Tannah Butterfield’s foster parents have been trying to adopt her and her two siblings for years. Then, a security camera captured the moment earlier this week when the 11-year-old girl was told that they were finally being adopted. The 11-year-old from South Jordan, Utah was in class when the school’s office manager Jackie Alexander got the… Continue reading “Watch Overjoyed 11-Year-Old Jump Into Woman’s Arms After Learning She’ll Be Adopted”

Trump and the dismantling of Obama’s legacy

Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama. Climate, free trade, health care, immigration, foreign policy — the 45th US president has set about undoing just about everything done by the 44th. All new presidents,… Continue reading “Trump and the dismantling of Obama’s legacy”

Colin Kaepernick is now taking legal action against the NFL

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still without an NFL job despite the fact that several players have come out and said there’s no way that there are 64 players — starters and backups included — that are better than him at QB. Now he’s decided that he is going to take action against the owners… Continue reading “Colin Kaepernick is now taking legal action against the NFL”

Better weather helps fight against California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Helped by light winds and lower temperatures, firefighters made significant progress overnight and early Sunday morning on two of the biggest wildfires raging across Northern California, but officials cautioned that they still face major challenges. The winds that bedeviled firefighters Saturday were expected to remain mostly calm Sunday, allowing them to go… Continue reading “Better weather helps fight against California wildfires”

YoCam is a tiny waterproof camera for livestreaming your adventures

It’s also perfect for selfies or home security, now 50 percent off. Weighing just 1.9 ounces, YoCam is one of the smallest HD cameras available. The wide-angle 140° lens takes crystal-clear 1080p footage at 30 frames per second and beautiful 8MP photos. Stack Commerce Great moments are best shared with the people you love. Of course,… Continue reading “YoCam is a tiny waterproof camera for livestreaming your adventures”

Surfing Robots Are Now Patrolling the Great Barrier Ree

Robots can do many things, including surfing. Computer World Australia reports that the Wave Glider, as the machine is called, just finished a week-long, 200-mile journey to check on the reef and report back to the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).The Great Barrier Reef’s enormous size makes it difficult for scientists to collect important data.… Continue reading “Surfing Robots Are Now Patrolling the Great Barrier Ree”

Teens Prefer Snapchat, Apple And Amazon

Instagram may have more people using its Stories feature than Snapchat, but teens still prefer the latter, according to new data from investment firm Piper Jaffray. Instagram announced over the summer it had 250 million daily active users on its Stories feature, much more than Snapchat, which reported 166 million daily active users in May. The… Continue reading “Teens Prefer Snapchat, Apple And Amazon”

13 spooky science stories

Tis the season, after all. It’s Friday. It’s also Friday the 13th. And it’s also October, A.K.A. Halloweentember. You know what that means: it’s time for some spoOooOooOooky science stories. Here are 13 of the most shudder-inducing tales we could find in the Popular Science vaults. A mysterious submarine death CSS H.L. Hunley U.S. Navy History… Continue reading “13 spooky science stories”

Mystery Hacker Steals Australian Defense Data

A mystery hacker who was given the alias of a TV soap opera character has stolen sensitive information about Australia’s multi-billion dollar warplane and navy projects. Intelligence officials say the break was significant, although the Australian government insists that only low-level data was taken. The identity of the cyber criminal is not known. The virtual break-in… Continue reading “Mystery Hacker Steals Australian Defense Data”

Facebook Phishing Attack Abuses Trusted Contacts Feature

A new phishing campaign is being carried out against users of Facebook. The scheme targets individuals and relies on abusing the platform’s Trusted Contacts feature in order to trick victims into surrendering personal information. The attack was first identified by Access Now, a non-profit advocacy group that organizes around the cause of a free and open… Continue reading “Facebook Phishing Attack Abuses Trusted Contacts Feature”

Five signs your laptop is in trouble—and how to fix them

Keep an eye out for these red flags. Catch laptop trouble as early as you can. Glenn Carstens-Peters/Unsplash When something goes seriously wrong with your laptop, you usually receive an advance warning. A virus might alter your security settings, for example, or a failing hard drive might start making funny noises. If you catch these signals… Continue reading “Five signs your laptop is in trouble—and how to fix them”

Drone hit Canadian airliner: minister

A Canadian passenger plane landed safely after it was hit by a drone in the first case of its kind in the country, a cabinet minister said Sunday. With increasing numbers of unmanned aerial devices in the skies, collisions are still rare, but authorities around the world are looking at ways to keep jetliners out of… Continue reading “Drone hit Canadian airliner: minister”

Asterix illustration sells for record 1.4 million euros

An original illustration for the cover of one of the early Asterix comic books sold for a record 1.4 million euros (1.7 million dollars) at auction on Friday, more than seven times its expected price, an auction house announced. The drawing for “Asterix and the Banquet” (“Le Tour de Gaule” in French), signed by the creators… Continue reading “Asterix illustration sells for record 1.4 million euros”

“Jeopardy!” champion tells Jimmy Fallon why he believes Alex Trebek is actually a hologram

Austin Rogers Jimmy Fallon After his 12-game winning streak on “Jeopardy!” came to an end, New York City bartender Austin Rogers collected his $411,000 winnings and stopped by “The Tonight Show” to tell host Jimmy Fallon why he thinks Alex Trebek is actually a hologram. “We got along fairly well. I still have a theory he’s… Continue reading ““Jeopardy!” champion tells Jimmy Fallon why he believes Alex Trebek is actually a hologram”

Hospice Patient Cheered by ‘Sexy’ Shout Out From Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Beloved Hollywood hunk Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson doesn’t just look good – he can also make time to send love and support to his fans. Johnson received an email from a woman earlier this week asking the former WWE star to say some nice things about her 76-year-old grandmother Judy Rosenberg. Judy, who is a mother… Continue reading “Hospice Patient Cheered by ‘Sexy’ Shout Out From Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson”

Is ‘Outlander’ New Tonight?

“Outlander” is on tonight, but it isn’t a new episode. Starz is apparently keeping audiences waiting in anticipation for Jamie and Claire’s big reunion. The network hasn’t replaced “Outlander” with another program on Oct. 15. Instead, they’re giving viewers a chance to catch up. At 5 p.m. EDT, “Outlander” Season 3, episode 1 will air, kicking… Continue reading “Is ‘Outlander’ New Tonight?”

Twitter Reacts To Mayim Bialik’s Controversial Sexual Harassment Op-Ed

Mayim Bialik made a statement about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment controversy, but many opposed to her idea. “The Big Bang Theory” star wrote a piece titled “Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World” for The New York Times. In her article, Bialik seemed to suggest that a woman’s appearance and clothing are big factors in her… Continue reading “Twitter Reacts To Mayim Bialik’s Controversial Sexual Harassment Op-Ed”

Joy Villa Has Harsh Words for Eminem, the Anti-Trumper

Eminem made quite a splash at this year’s BET Awards when he debuted a freestyle rap aimed at President Donald Trump and his supporters. The Detroit musician called the president “Donald the b****” and “racist grandpa” before dropping the line that most upset his fans: “And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m… Continue reading “Joy Villa Has Harsh Words for Eminem, the Anti-Trumper”

Harvey Weinstein expelled from motion picture academy

LOS ANGELES—Beleaguered film mogul Harvey Weinstein — a once-dominant force in the Academy Awards who rewrote the rules of Oscar campaigning — has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in response to mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him. The film academy’s 54-member board of governors, which includes such… Continue reading “Harvey Weinstein expelled from motion picture academy”

Robert De Niro went after Donald Trump again in an extremely vulgar charity event rant

trump Part-time Donald Trump critic and actor Robert De Niro went off on the president again on Thursday during a speech at a charity function, the New York Daily News reported. RELATED: Robert De Niro used his commencement speech as another opportunity to rip President Trump De Niro, who has, in the past, said Trump has… Continue reading “Robert De Niro went after Donald Trump again in an extremely vulgar charity event rant”

Kellyanne Conway channelling her inner Pennywise in new “SNL” sketch has us LOLing

Saturday Night Live/YouTube/Screenshot The latest edition of “Saturday Night Live” featured a hilarious parody of clown-based horror movie “IT.” The sketch starred CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper (played by Alex Moffat), who was being tormented by a horrifying, sewer-dwelling clown version of Kellyanne Conway (played by Kate McKinnon). Moffat’s Cooper took on the role of Georgie,… Continue reading “Kellyanne Conway channelling her inner Pennywise in new “SNL” sketch has us LOLing”

CarGurus (CARG) IPO up 72 percent, as rich get richer

WASHINGTON, October 15, 2017 – We’re a little late following up on our attempt to grab some shares in CarGurus, this week’s most exciting IPO. Or, we should say, “failed attempt.” We didn’t get any shares at all, something we anticipated in our previous discussion of this issue: “Currently expected to price tonight between $13-15, the… Continue reading “CarGurus (CARG) IPO up 72 percent, as rich get richer”

Houston’s flood-damaged homes are selling like a hot cake flash sale and real estate investors can’t resist

Harvey The recent hemorrhage of hurricanes have rocked the real estate market so much that investors are scooping up flood-damaged homes for as low as 40 cents on the dollar in states like Texas, according to a new report. Some major Wall Street venture capital firms are getting behind the idea of buying flood-ravaged property, refurbishing… Continue reading “Houston’s flood-damaged homes are selling like a hot cake flash sale and real estate investors can’t resist”

‘Most’ Fed members see rising inflation in 2018: Yellen

The majority of policymakers at the US central bank believe US price pressures will rise in 2018 despite recent weakness, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Sunday. Sharp divisions among Fed members have persisted since last year over the causes of persistently weak inflation, which has failed to rise in the face of falling unemployment and… Continue reading “‘Most’ Fed members see rising inflation in 2018: Yellen”

Your Favorite TV Channels Could Soon Be Gone

Imagine turning on your TV and realizing that dozens of your favorite channels had suddenly disappeared. You keep flicking the remote, and all you see as you switch the channels is a dark screen; no MTV, no BET, no Comedy Central or VH1. They were just there yesterday, but now they appear to no longer exist.… Continue reading “Your Favorite TV Channels Could Soon Be Gone”

Weak earnings leave Wells Fargo in US banking doghouse

Slumping US financial giant Wells Fargo badly missed earnings estimates Friday due to $1 billion in new legal costs and higher overall expenses, raising fresh questions about the scandal-plagued bank. Wells Fargo reported flat or lower revenues in many key consumer banking segments in the aftermath of a fake accounts scandal that led to a shakeup… Continue reading “Weak earnings leave Wells Fargo in US banking doghouse”

US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge: report

Japan’s SoftBank has reached a broad accord to merge its US subsidiary Sprint with T-Mobile to create a rival to America’s top two wireless carriers, a newspaper said Saturday. SoftBank and German group Deutsche Telekom, which holds 64 percent of T-Mobile, are considering a stock swap for the deal, which could be announced as early as… Continue reading “US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge: report”

Mexico expects ‘win-win’ in NAFTA negotiations: central bank

Mexico expects the renegotiation of the North American trade pact to produce benefits for itself, the United States and Canada, Mexican central bank Governor Agustin Carstens said Saturday. “NAFTA has been tremendously important for the Mexican economy and … there is plenty of room to modernize NAFTA, to make it fair and productive for the three… Continue reading “Mexico expects ‘win-win’ in NAFTA negotiations: central bank”

Ivanka Trump touts launch of World Bank businesswomen’s fund

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter and a White House advisor, on Saturday touted the creation of a new World Bank initiative to foster entrepreneurship among women. The initiative launched this week, the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative or We-Fi, aims to boost access to capital for businesswomen in the developing world. “Fully unleashing the power of… Continue reading “Ivanka Trump touts launch of World Bank businesswomen’s fund”

Digital fiat currency will be deployed in developing countries first: Expert

While Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) have been banned by Chinese authorities since Sept 4, experts, scholars, and companies from more than 40 countries gathered at a workshop in Beijing, the country’s capital city, from Thursday to Friday, to chart a course for digital fiat currency issued by central banks. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s… Continue reading “Digital fiat currency will be deployed in developing countries first: Expert”

Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed ‘the future’

A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as “the future” Sunday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up. The innovative bi-annual contest, first run in 1987, began in Darwin a week ago with 41 vehicles setting off on a 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile)… Continue reading “Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed ‘the future’”

Jessica Graf, Cody Nickson Cast In ‘The Amazing Race’ Season 30

“Big Brother” Season 19 showmance Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson may not have won $500,000, but they now have a chance to compete for $1 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the real-life couple will be participating in “The Amazing Race” Season 30. The live event will kick off at the Washington Square Park in New… Continue reading “Jessica Graf, Cody Nickson Cast In ‘The Amazing Race’ Season 30”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on his wife’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Dale Earnhardt Jr Amy Earnhardt As the wife of a NASCAR superstar in the midst of his last season before retirement, Amy Earnhardt gets a number of cool opportunities to do some really cool things. But this cool thing — well, it just might be the most exciting yet. “I just found out that I get… Continue reading “Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on his wife’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”

California school employees won’t be allowed to bring concealed weapons to work anymore

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Saturday that will remove the rights of school administrators to decide whether employees with concealed weapon permits can bring guns on campus. State law already prohibited civilians who are not school workers from bringing firearms onto campuses, but a change in the law last year gave school district… Continue reading “California school employees won’t be allowed to bring concealed weapons to work anymore”

Winemaker Vows to Rebuild After Losing Battle With Wildfire

Throughout Northern California, where wildfires have raged for almost a week, killing at least 36 people and destroying about 6,000 buildings, residents are taking stock of what they have and what they have lost. Many are feeling lucky to have survived with their lives. The fire’s path of destruction lacked rhyme or reason, destroying an entire… Continue reading “Winemaker Vows to Rebuild After Losing Battle With Wildfire”

Alex Jones claims Hollywood producers grabbed him by the genitals

Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Friday alleged being sexually assaulted by several Hollywood producers amid an onslaught of accusations surfacing against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. “I’ve had Hollywood producers grab me by the genitals, twice, and I’ve had them pat me on the butt many other times, and that’s why, one reason, I don’t… Continue reading “Alex Jones claims Hollywood producers grabbed him by the genitals”

MONEY MYTHS | The truth behind 13 money myths that could derail your finances

Unless you live, well, under a tree, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” What you probably haven’t heard is that financial experts say expressions like this one — even when intended to motivate people to work hard — can actually have a negative impact on how people view money. Here’s why: Money… Continue reading “MONEY MYTHS | The truth behind 13 money myths that could derail your finances”

Chaos strikes college football as No. 2 Clemson falls on Friday night

This could prove to be one of the biggest results this season in college football. No. 2 Clemson fell on the road on Friday night, as the Tigers were upset at Syracuse by a 27-24 score. Clemson had the ball late with a chance to tie or take the lead, and a questionable decision will come… Continue reading “Chaos strikes college football as No. 2 Clemson falls on Friday night”

People With High IQ Might Have Greater Risk Of Mental Disorders

A new study suggests that highly intelligent people have a significantly increased risk of suffering from a variety of mental disorders. The study titled “High intelligence: A risk factor for psychological and physiological over-excitabilities” published in the journal Science Direct last week says that “those with high intelligence are at significantly greater risk for the examined… Continue reading “People With High IQ Might Have Greater Risk Of Mental Disorders”

Tesla fires hundreds after performance reviews

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Tesla fired hundreds of workers this past week, including engineers, managers and factory workers, even as the company struggles to expand its manufacturing and product line. The dismissals come at a crucial point for the company, which is pushing to increase vehicle production fivefold and reach a broader market with its new… Continue reading “Tesla fires hundreds after performance reviews”

Totally driverless cars could be on California roads by June 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Driverless cars — with nobody behind the wheel — could be on California roads and highways by June 2018. That doesn’t mean you’ll be able to buy a completely driverless car next year, or even hail a ride in one. The technology is still being developed. The driverless cars that may begin appearing… Continue reading “Totally driverless cars could be on California roads by June 2018”

California to allow autonomous cars without driver

California officials Wednesday unveiled new regulations that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on state roads in test projects without a human operator. A revised regulation which could take effect in 2018 would eliminate a provision in an earlier draft that required “physical control by a natural person sitting in the vehicle’s driver’s seat” in any… Continue reading “California to allow autonomous cars without driver”

Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday unveiled a new Oculus virtual reality headset untethered from computers as part of a vision to bring the new technology to the masses. Oculus Go headsets will be priced at $199 when they begin shipping early next year, Zuckerberg said during a keynote presentation at an annual developers conference in… Continue reading “Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset”

Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia

Dominant Dutch team “Nuon” Thursday won an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across Australia’s outback for the third-straight year in an innovative contest showcasing new vehicle technology. The World Solar Challenge, first run in 1987 and last held in 2015, began in the northern city of Darwin on Sunday morning with 41 competing cars, with… Continue reading “Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia”

Overcoming roadblocks, bitcoin takes flight again

Bitcoin may be in for a sustained record run as it overcomes key obstacles, experts said Thursday after the cryptocurrency set a new record high. Even bitcoin fans were plagued by doubts over the summer when Chinese regulators cracked down on exchanges trading the virtual currency and a dispute among developers gave birth to a new… Continue reading “Overcoming roadblocks, bitcoin takes flight again”

SpaceX launches, lands recycled rocket

SpaceX on Wednesday launched a rocket that had already flown to space and landed it successfully on an ocean platform, as part of its ongoing effort to recycle costly rocket components. On a clear autumn evening at 6:53 pm (2253 GMT), the tall, white Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying the Echostar… Continue reading “SpaceX launches, lands recycled rocket”

Equifax Data Breach: Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again

Already in the midst of the worst year ever for a credit-reporting agency, Equifax said Thursday that it was the victim of another cyberattack, this time involving a fake Flash downloader that greeted some people on its website. The new data breach was first reported by the tech site Ars Technica, tipped off by an independent… Continue reading “Equifax Data Breach: Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again”

We ate the world’s spiciest chip, cried for 45 minutes, then wrote this article about it

Here’s why humans love pain. Once upon a time, Tabasco sauce was considered spicy and a jalapeno hit the upper threshold of heat for the American palate. But that was before 2007, when the Bhut jolokia—an Indian chili better known as the ghost pepper—became the first to top a million Scolville Heat Units (SHU), the measure… Continue reading “We ate the world’s spiciest chip, cried for 45 minutes, then wrote this article about it”

World Food Day 2017 – Invest in Food Security and Rural Development [press release]

The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security will, in the context of celebrations marking World Food Day 2017, organise a series of activities on the theme chosen by the Food and Agricultural Organization “Change the Future of Migration: Invest in food security and rural development”. The activities comprise a national exhibition/agricultural fair which will include sale… Continue reading “World Food Day 2017 – Invest in Food Security and Rural Development [press release]”

‘EU knows we mean business’ – UK Finance Minister

British finance minister Philip Hammond has rejected calls to start spending on plans for a “no deal” Brexit as a way to put pressure on the rest of the European Union. He also stressed the need progress in talks, which have stalled on issues like the Brexit bill and the Northern Ireland border “Some are urging… Continue reading “‘EU knows we mean business’ – UK Finance Minister”

Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024

Paris city authorities said Thursday they aimed to phase out the use of diesel cars by the time the French capital hosts the Olympics in 2024, and petrol cars by 2030. Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s office said the goals — which are more ambitious time-wise than a government plan to end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles… Continue reading “Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024”

Samsung Electronics expects record $12.8bn Q3 operating profit

Samsung Electronics said Friday it expected profits to hit an all-time high in the third quarter, as booming semiconductor sales boost the South Korean IT giant. The company estimated operating profits of 14.5 trillion won ($12.8 billion) in the July-September period, a record for quarterly profit and nearly three times the 5.2 trillion won earned a… Continue reading “Samsung Electronics expects record $12.8bn Q3 operating profit”

ECB reveals billions of profits from Greek debt

The European Central Bank earned 7.8 billion euros ($9.2 billion) of interest in 2012-16 on Greek debt it bought to shore up the fragile nation, a figure promising renewed tensions with eurozone partners. Some of the funds are still in limbo, despite the fact that any profits from bonds owned by the ECB and its 19… Continue reading “ECB reveals billions of profits from Greek debt”

Branson’s Virgin Group joins Hyperloop One project

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group announced Thursday it is investing in Hyperloop One in a strategic partnership aimed at establishing new passenger and cargo transport services for the superfast rail concept. As part of the deal, Branson will join the board of the California startup, which will be renamed Virgin Hyperloop One in the coming months, according… Continue reading “Branson’s Virgin Group joins Hyperloop One project”

Five principles to leverage period of opportunity

Many Chinese aphorisms urge people to work hard. Few urge them to work smarter, but that, as the country’s leadership has made clear, is what is needed now. Although it is its hard work that has propelled the country’s rapid economic growth since the launch of reform and opening-up, and which has seen it become the… Continue reading “Five principles to leverage period of opportunity”

Digital payments forecast: 726 billion transactions a year by 2020, study says

As technology continues to seep into almost every aspect of our lives, the use of digital payments is set to grow exponentially in the next few years, new research shows. The findings indicate that there’s no stopping the non-cash payment movement as consumers adopt new technology. Emerging markets will lead the growth of digital transactions, according… Continue reading “Digital payments forecast: 726 billion transactions a year by 2020, study says”

Japan steel scandal grows as more carmakers hit: report

Six of Japan’s best-known carmakers including Nissan and Honda used products from Kobe Steel, a report said Wednesday, after the firm admitted to falsifying quality data in a growing scandal. Business daily Nikkei said Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru and Mazda had also used products from Kobe Steel in their vehicles. Auto giant Toyota has already said that… Continue reading “Japan steel scandal grows as more carmakers hit: report”

Uber’s Indian Rival Raises $1.1 Billion Funding From Tencent, SoftBank

Uber has many rivals in different countries worldwide, but the two biggest ones are Didi Chuxing from China and Ola from India, and they are steadily gaining ground. In the latest development, Ola has secured $1.1 billion in funding from Chinese investment company Tencent and Japanese finance giant SoftBank. The ride-hailing service, Ola, revealed to CNBC… Continue reading “Uber’s Indian Rival Raises $1.1 Billion Funding From Tencent, SoftBank”

What is Harvey Weinstein’s Net Worth?

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has nothing to worry about — at least financially. The Hollywood super-producer — whose movies for Miramax and The Weinstein Company have made billions over the last three decades — will continue to reap millions in profits for himself, despite being fired from his own company after years of sexual assault… Continue reading “What is Harvey Weinstein’s Net Worth?”

Winter Forecast: Households Will Pay More For Heat

Millions of Americans will suffer double-digit increases in home heating costs this winter, thanks mostly to a perfect storm of colder weather and higher energy costs, a new report shows. The main problem is the cold — with temps that are predicted to drop an average of 13 percent nationwide compared to last winter. The south… Continue reading “Winter Forecast: Households Will Pay More For Heat”

Could Selling Data Spell Legal Trouble on Wall Street?

The investment landscape is changing rapidly and asset managers are finding themselves in an arms race for new forms of alternative data. Everything from mobile phone location data to internet of things (IoT) data about crop yields, are being scraped, sanitized, packaged and sold on to investment managers looking for an edge when making decisions. But… Continue reading “Could Selling Data Spell Legal Trouble on Wall Street?”

Smart technology will be a crucial trend

Jim Umpleby is CEO of Caterpillar Inc, a global corporation which manufactures construction equipment such as excavators. What factors will boost growth this year and in 2018, and what are the challenges facing China’s economy? With connections along the route, western China has a role to play in the success of the Belt and Road Initiative.… Continue reading “Smart technology will be a crucial trend”

Sears closing stores in Canada

Sears said Tuesday it will seek court approval to liquidate all of its remaining Canadian stores, marking the end of an iconic department store. The company said in a statement that it would make the application to the Ontario Superior Court on Friday. Like other major department stores, Sears Canada was the victim of changing consumer… Continue reading “Sears closing stores in Canada”

Spain PM gives Catalan leader 5 days to clarify independence stance

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave Catalonia’s separatist leader five days to clarify his position on whether or not he was declaring independence. Speaking in parliament Rajoy said Carles Puigdemont has until Monday at 10 am (1200 GMT) “to say if he declared independence” before suspending Catalan autonomy. “It is very important that Mr… Continue reading “Spain PM gives Catalan leader 5 days to clarify independence stance”

China set to gain lead in flat-panel production

China is expected to replace South Korea as the world’s largest flat-panel display producer in 2019, an industry report said. The nation has invested 800 billion yuan ($120.6 billion) in flat-panel display production lines, with investment in liquid crystal display (LCD) panel production exceeding 500 billion yuan, according to the China Video Industry Association and China… Continue reading “China set to gain lead in flat-panel production”

Japan’s Kobe Steel CEO warns of deepening quality scandal

The head of Japan’s Kobe Steel warned Thursday that a quality control scandal engulfing his firm was likely to widen at home and abroad, as he acknowledged that trust in the steelmaker has “fallen to zero”. The comments came as a growing list of customers, including major automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda, scramble to assess the… Continue reading “Japan’s Kobe Steel CEO warns of deepening quality scandal”

IMF sounds alert over debt in largest economies

For the first time in years the International Monetary Fund is optimistic about global economic growth. But it sees a new problem: mounting debt in the world’s largest countries. “Debt levels are increasing in G20 economies,” Tobias Adrian, who heads the IMF’s monetary and capital markets division, said Wednesday. Among private businesses in those countries, leverage… Continue reading “IMF sounds alert over debt in largest economies”

IMF chief urges more support for global trade

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde urged global leaders Wednesday not to reject international trade as policy shifts by Washington and London force resets on major global commercial treaties. Lagarde admitted that the rapid lowering of trade barriers in recent decades had caused significant dislocation, including job losses, downward pressure on wages and higher inequality in both… Continue reading “IMF chief urges more support for global trade”

Hurricane Ophelia is one extremely weird storm

It’s rare for hurricanes to tread these waters. The National Hurricane Center’s forecast track for Hurricane Ophelia on October 12, 2017. Dennis Mersereau Hurricane Ophelia is an odd storm. It’s a picture-perfect hurricane with winds around 90 MPH, but that’s not the odd part, of course. What makes this storm weird is its location. It’s way… Continue reading “Hurricane Ophelia is one extremely weird storm”

Eminem sears ‘racist’ Trump at award show

Eminem savaged Donald Trump as a racist and warned fans not to support the US president as the rap superstar appeared at the BET Hip Hop Awards broadcast Tuesday. Eminem, the top-selling rapper of all time, made a rare and unexpected appearance in a recorded video aired during hip-hop’s premier awards show. With a hoodie over… Continue reading “Eminem sears ‘racist’ Trump at award show”

Red Wings: Man not banned for hurling octopus in Little Caesars Arena

A Detroit Red Wings spokesman said Wednesday that no lifetime bans were issued as a result of anyone tossing an octopus on the ice during the first hockey game at Little Caesars Arena on Oct. 5. Multiple news outlets have reported that the Wings gave a lifetime ban to a Windsor man for tossing the first… Continue reading “Red Wings: Man not banned for hurling octopus in Little Caesars Arena”

Cara Delevingne accuses Weinstein of sexual harassment

Model and actress Cara Delevingne on Wednesday accused disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of propositioning her and attempting to kiss her after a meeting about an upcoming film. In a statement released via her publicist, the 25-year-old alleged she had initially received an “uncomfortable call” from the producer, during which he questioned her about her sexuality.… Continue reading “Cara Delevingne accuses Weinstein of sexual harassment”

Michael Wilbon compares Jerry Jones to a slave owner

On the same day that Jemele Hill was suspended from ESPN for tweeting about politics, another network personality, Michael Wilbon, compared Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slave owner. Mr. Wilbon, co-host of “Pardon the Interruption,” took issue with Mr. Jones’ stance that players who do not stand for the national anthem before football games… Continue reading “Michael Wilbon compares Jerry Jones to a slave owner”

Roger Goodell says players should stand during anthem

President Trump ramped up Tuesday his criticism of the NFL by calling for eliminating the league’s “massive tax breaks” as team owners scramble to stop players from protesting during the national anthem. “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country?” said Mr. Trump in an… Continue reading “Roger Goodell says players should stand during anthem”

Martin Scorsese Slams Rotten Tomatoes

It’s no secret that Hollywood hates the film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. Studio heads went so far as to claim it was responsible for a weak summer box office, according to a recent New York Times story. And now Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese is adding his voice to the criticism in a guest column… Continue reading “Martin Scorsese Slams Rotten Tomatoes”

Mike Ditka: ‘No oppression in last 100 years’

CHICAGO — Former Chicago Bears star and coach Mike Ditka, an adamant critic of National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial discrimination, said Monday in a national radio interview that this country has been free of oppression for at least a century. “All of a sudden, it’s become a big deal… Continue reading “Mike Ditka: ‘No oppression in last 100 years’”

Richard Thaler of US wins Nobel Economics Prize

US economist Richard Thaler on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for his pioneering work bridging the gap between economics and psychology, the jury said. “By exploring the consequences of limited rationality, social preferences, and lack of self-control, he has shown how these human traits systematically affect individual decisions as well as market outcomes,” the Nobel… Continue reading “Richard Thaler of US wins Nobel Economics Prize”

Stock market ignores Donald Trump distractions, rallies on strong economy

The stock market has rallied and roared since Americans for the first time sent a billionaire businessman to the White House, with the Dow Jones industrial average setting 62 record-high closings since the Nov. 8 presidential election. Nothing has seriously discouraged investors – not the most deadly shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, not a series… Continue reading “Stock market ignores Donald Trump distractions, rallies on strong economy”

Google balloons to help restore Puerto Rico’s cell networks

Google’s parent company is set to launch balloons into the Caribbean skies in an attempt to restore telephone networks in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Alphabet Inc., which controls Google, obtained authorization from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy the devices — developed from 2013 as part of a project known as “Loon.” It aims to… Continue reading “Google balloons to help restore Puerto Rico’s cell networks”

UN slaps global port ban on ships for N. Korea sanctions violations

The UN has slapped a global port ban on four vessels found violating sanctions against North Korea, the head of an expert panel said Monday in what he described as an unprecedented move. “There are four vessels that have been designated by the committee. The designation doesn’t mean an assets freeze or travel ban. But it’s… Continue reading “UN slaps global port ban on ships for N. Korea sanctions violations”

Jana Kramer shows off the sweet west coast nest she and husband Mike made for baby Jolie

Screenshot – Jana Kramer Some folks would love having two different homes in two different places. Twice the fun of decorating! Others shudder at the thought of that daunting task. We aren’t sure if Jana Kramer falls into the first or second category, but what we are sure of is that she and husband Mike Caussin… Continue reading “Jana Kramer shows off the sweet west coast nest she and husband Mike made for baby Jolie”

Costco is taking on Amazon with big changes to its delivery service

After e-commerce giant Amazon purchased Whole Foods Market and promised to lower prices, Costco Wholesale is making moves to strengthen its own grocery business, specifically with delivery. The membership-only warehouse club has rolled out two grocery delivery services to compete with Amazon and Walmart. RELATED: 9 items that will pay for your Costco membership Costco adds… Continue reading “Costco is taking on Amazon with big changes to its delivery service”

Red Wings open new arena with 4-2 win over Wild

DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg whipped a wrist shot through the pads of Devan Dubynk midway through the third period, snapping a 2-2 tie and rallying the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night in the opening game at Little Caesars Arena. The Detroit captain gathered up a loose puck… Continue reading “Red Wings open new arena with 4-2 win over Wild”

These creatures are smart, playful, and incredibly alien

Tamed and Untamed. A scholar of the seas. Deposit Photos The following excerpt is from Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’ book Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind. Everyone wanted to pet Octavia. And no wonder. She was beautiful, graceful, and affectionate. The fact that she was boneless, slimy, and living in painfully… Continue reading “These creatures are smart, playful, and incredibly alien”