The Bartesian machine has been around for a while. Maybe it's marketing, the COVID-19 pandemic, or perhaps it just caught my attention.
Regardless, the home Bartesian cocktail maker, for those of legal drinking age, lets you experience the same ease of cocktails as pod coffee makers; the press of a button gets a bartender-quality drink mixed ...Read more
Graduation season is here again, and that means it's time to start shopping for the grad in your life. Whether they're graduating from high school or college, graduation is a huge milestone. You'll naturally want to celebrate their success with a thoughtful gift that will help usher them into their new journey.
A recent high school grad might...Read more
Grubhub’s attempts to drum up buzz for its food-delivery service by offering “free” lunch in New York didn’t exactly generate the kind of publicity the company was hoping for.
On Tuesday, the company offered New Yorkers a “free” lunch, excluding tips and fees, up to the value of $15 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The promotion was ...Read more
WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden went to Capitol Hill in October to arm-twist for his signature environmental and economic legislation, many Democrats remained hopeful the bill’s climate provisions would survive.
But Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., was worried. If the bill failed, Congress might not get another shot for years.
In public, Elon Musk’s erratic tweets have sent Twitter Inc.’s shares flailing, as traders bet that the billionaire is preparing to walk away from or re-negotiate his $44 billion takeover of the social-media company. Behind the scenes, it’s more like business as usual, as advisers on both sides plug away at the day-to-day work of closing a...Read more
Tesla Inc. customers might love the carmakers’ nifty keyless entry system, but one cybersecurity researcher has demonstrated how the same technology could allow thieves to drive off with certain models of the electric vehicles.
A hack effective on the Tesla Model 3 and Y cars would allow a thief to unlock a vehicle, start it and speed away, ...Read more
A group of Democratic senators has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether identity verification company ID.me illegally misled consumers and government agencies over its use of controversial facial recognition software.
ID.me, which uses a mixture of selfies, document scans, and other methods to verify people’s identities ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Patrick Murphy saw the flashing lights come on behind him on State Route 115, and he immediately knew what it was about. He was on his way to get an estimate to fix a broken headlight, but it was the day before Thanksgiving, typically a big day for traffic enforcement. Of all the bad luck, a Pennsylvania state trooper had spotted...Read more
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a new era, with a new Captain America in Anthony Mackie’s Falcon. And that’s sparked the idea for one of the most intriguing Xbox controllers you can get.
Meet the Limited Edition Captain America controller for your Xbox console, the latest unique controller from Razer. The gaming PC company has teamed ...Read more
“Suikoden” is one of those cult Japanese role-playing game franchises that has a rabid fanbase, though it never reached the popularity of a “Final Fantasy” or “Dragon Quest.” The first three games with creator Yoshitaka Murayama at the helm were notable because of their deep world-building and a feature that lets players transfer ...Read more
Recently I helped a friend with an issue where her Windows PC “converted all of her PDFs into Google Chrome files.”
That’s how she worded the problem.
PDFs on her PC that previously had an Adobe Acrobat icon now showed Google Chrome icons, and double-clicking on them opened the files in Chrome.
I’ve seen this exact issue before, so ...Read more
WASHINGTON — An effort to add bipartisan tax incentives for U.S. semiconductor manufacturing to a larger economic competitiveness package is running into divisions among House Republicans.
The top-ranking GOP member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, is among those who believe giving tax breaks to ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — When Christopher Tubbs joined an ambitious multinational effort to save California condors from the brink of extinction, he knew the odds of success were long.
There were wind turbines that could strike the giant birds and lead bullet fragments in hunted animals that could sicken and kill.
But Tubbs, who studies hormone-...Read more
Elon Musk declared he won’t proceed with his $44 billion takeover of Twitter Inc. unless the social media giant can prove bots make up fewer than 5% of its users, casting yet more uncertainty over the deal.
The billionaire tweeted “this deal cannot move forward” unless Twitter provides proof of its claims, reiterating his own view that ...Read more
WASHINGTON — The spectacular plunge and trading halts of the algorithmic stablecoin TerraUSD are touching off a debate among lawmakers over whether, and how much, the government should get involved.
As Terra crashed last week, prominent Republicans said the asset class shouldn’t be regulated at all because of its limited reach into ...Read more
The Buffalo, New York, mass shooting that claimed 10 lives Saturday was an event shaped by, and for, internet platforms, including message boards and streaming and social media sites.
Now, as the predominantly Black neighborhood that suspected killer Payton Gendron targeted is left reeling, whether those platforms allow their users to ...Read more
SAN DIEGO — Meet Freeway. He's a teenage mischief maker, a land-loving sea lion fishing for freedom.
And now the pinniped, who earned notoriety in January when he shut down a busy San Diego freeway a couple miles from the ocean, is back.
Last month, someone spotted him wandering up a storm drain in Logan Heights, about a half-mile from where...Read more
Elon Musk stoked speculation that he could seek to renegotiate his takeover of Twitter Inc., saying a viable deal at a lower price wouldn’t be “out of the question.”
Twitter shares fell 8.2% at the close of trading in New York. The stock has been dropping on speculation that Musk could walk away from the $44 billion acquisition. That ...Read more
MIAMI — When Hurricane Michael tore through North Florida in 2018 as a Category 5 storm, it left more than 3 million acres of felled trees in its wake.
Those largely untouched trees were the perfect fuel for three simultaneous wildfires that raged through the region in March. The Chipola Complex fires turned the skies smoky and blood red, ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A bout with flesh-eating bacteria can start out with a day at the beach, a hardly worrisome cut and then, in less than 24 hours, a raging infection fought with heavy antibiotics and gruesome scalpel work.
It would be reassuring to know where and when Florida’s coastal waters are ripe with “one of the fastest growing ...Read more
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