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Month: December 2018

Elizabeth Warren Announces She Is Running for President – The New York Times

shaping American politics with our newsletter.]“I’ve spent my career getting to the bottom of why America’s promise works for some families, but others, who work just as hard, slip through the cracks into disaster,” she said in the video. “And what I’ve found is terrifying: these aren’t cracks families are falling into, they’re traps. America’s…

Amazon has plans to open even more Whole Foods stores, and it shows the e-commerce giant has no intention to slow down its push into physical retail

Amazon reportedly plans to open even more Whole Foods stores. Business Insider/Mary Hanbury Amazon has plans to open even more Whole Foods stores to make its two-hour delivery service more accessible to customers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. A source familiar with the matter told The Journal that Whole Foods may be expanding…

Chargers Offer Initial Reaction on Facing Ravens – Chargers.com

It’s time for take two…and this time, it’s do or die.As the Chargers filed into the locker room, they knew they’d either be heading to Pittsburgh or Baltimore for Wild Card Weekend.They found out the answer to that question together as they watched the Ravens pick off Baker Mayfield, clinching the AFC North in the…

Microsoft totally changed how it interviews software developers to make sure

Under new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has tried to reform its corporate culture as it tries to get the whole company rowing in the same direction.To that end, Microsoft in 2016 started working on the “Alternative Interview Framework,” a new way of conducting developer interviews to reduce bias and do a better job of testing…

China testing creepy drones that look/fly like real birds to monitor citizens

REUTERS/Fred Dufour/Pool China is a pioneer in surveillance: it brought biometric surveillance to Beijing’s metro and smart glasses to its police force.The latest addition to its growing list of surveillance technologies is a “Dove” drone.The “Dove” drone is so bird-like, it can pass undetected by highly sophisticated radars. Considering that China already uses biometrics to…

Netflix says over 45 million accounts watched Bird Box — here’s what that means – The Verge

Netflix announced on December 28 that more than 45 million accounts watched its Netflix original horror movie, Bird Box, in seven days, making it a record breaking debut for the streaming service — but considering Netflix rarely specifies what its data means, it was difficult to gauge what that number meant. There are a lot…

There’s an easy way to make your worst habits seem less tempting

If you’re aiming for health and happiness in the new year, you’ll want to make your bad habits harder to do.James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits,” calls this adding “friction” to the behavior.For example, you might take the batteries out of your remote so you’re less inclined to mindlessly watch TV. The problem with bad…

I stayed at ‘the most luxurious hotel in the world,’ but the most luxurious thing about it isn’t the walls of gold or the Hermès soap

When someone tells you a place is “the most luxurious hotel in the world,” the natural response might be to ask incredulously, “What makes it so luxurious?” That’s how I felt before visiting the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, which was named the Best Hotel in the World by The Telegraph’s ULTRA Awards this year…

‘Aquaman’ has already made more money worldwide than ‘Justice League’ and ‘Suicide Squad’

“Aquaman.” Warner Bros. “Aquaman” won the domestic box office for a second-straight weekend with $51.5 million. The movie’s worldwide total of $748.8 million has surpassed the lifetime gross of “Justice League” and “Suicide Squad.” “Mary Poppins Returns” stays in second place with $28 million, and now has a domestic total of $98.9 million, which will…

Trump isn’t willing to budge for funding for border security, officials say – CNN

Washington (CNN)In the midst of a government shutdown caused by a budget battle over border security funding, President Donald Trump is telling officials and lawmakers he won’t sign a bill that comes to his desk with only $1.3 billion allotted for border security, according to sources involved in the negotiations.A White House official said Democratic…