11,000 Scientists Give a Grim Warning on the Climate Emergency

Eleven thousand scientists from 150 countries just issued a warning of “untold suffering” resulting from climate change if humanity doesn’t act. This follows a similar letter, with a similar warning, issued by the scientific community in 2017. In the new letter, scientists say that despite 40 years of warnings, humanity has not made the significant […]

Bill Gates Challenges Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax

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Many have attacked Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare-for-All plan for being too expensive, claiming the program would add trillions to the national debt. Warren’s answer is a wealth tax of 6% on fortunes above 1$ billion. Advocates of all universal healthcare proposals make the point that a country as wealthy as the US should be able to […]

Amazon’s Alexa Might Have Witnessed a Murder

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A woman died with a spear through her chest at a beach condo. Her boyfriend has been charged with her murder and has pleaded not guilty, claims the death was an accident. Luckily, Hallandale Beach officials say that an Amazon Echo, or similar device, was in the room. So, as it stands, a voice assistant […]

Millennials Earn 20% Less than Baby Boomers Did

A study by non partisan, non profit research group called New America shows the median income is lower today than it was in the 1980’s for 18 to 34 year olds, in spite of higher levels of education. The rise in contract and freelance positions is contributing factor in these results. It helps to explain […]

Streaming Services Using Phone Companies for Marketing Boost

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As smartphone manufacturer subsidies are vanishing, carriers are stepping up. AT&T’s new HBO Max streaming service is being offered free for mobile phones and $15 for everyone else. This offer follows a pattern of streaming services being used as ‘free’ marketing ploys. Last week Disney and Verizon started offering an unlimited plan that includes a […]

McDonald’s CEO Fired for Relationship with Employee

McDonald’s confirmed today that CEO Steve Easterbrook was fired for a consensual relationship with an employee. McDonald’s is replacing him with McDonald’s USA President, Chris Kempczinski. Easterbrook has been CEO since 2015. Before then he was chief Brand Officer for McDonald’s and formerly head of the UK-Northern Europe division. He will receive 26 weeks of […]

Bernie Sanders Releases Marijuana Legalization Plan

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Bernie Sanders revealed a plan to legalize marijuana on the federal level through executive action in 100 days. The plan also has mechanisms for limiting the industry by labeling marijuana a controlled substance so it can be regulated for safety and ban targeting young people. The plan also seeks to alleviate the racial injustices caused […]

Universal Brings Scary Movies to Life for ‘Halloween Horror ‘

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood this year are inspired by cult classics and horror films produced during the 1980s.  Executive producer of the event, John Murdy, reflected fondly on his own experience, “When I grew up in the ’80s, it was the ’50s that were cool. We looked to like ‘Happy Days,’ ‘American […]

Apple Changes its Search Engine

Apple Store’s search engine has come under scrutiny recently for favoring Apple’s company created apps in its results.  Scrutiny by regulators in Europe and the United States forced Apple to change its search algorithm in July. The New York Times had analyzed the search results for six years and found that Apple’s own apps ranked […]

Netflix Brings Back Weekly Release Schedule

The way people watch TV and movies has shifted dramatically away from following scheduled releases to on-demand and streaming and binge watching. Waiting for a week until the next episode of your favorite show airs is largely of the past. However, Netflix, the folks that brought us binge watching, recently showed some sympathy for the […]