Amazon.com Inc.’s advertising rates jumped more than 50% in May from a year earlier, signaling the online retailer’s rising profitability should continue through busy periods like its upcoming summer sale Prime Day and the holiday shopping season.
The rise in ad rates, reported by industry researcher Marketplace Pulse, may give lawmakers ...Read more
As voices of protest rang out during the pandemic year, Jorge Rios had a front row.
The former high school teacher from Mexico wasn't just watching crowds massing in the U.S. and elsewhere over George Floyd's murder, Black Lives Matter, anti-government sentiment and other issues. Rios was monitoring rows of computer equipment and hearing his ...Read more
Alex Kane traces the origin of his Big Idea to revolutionize sports betting to his junior year at Drexel University, when he and his father placed a wager on an obscure Thai golfer to win the 2016 Masters Tournament.
Kane’s golfer, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, performed surprisingly well through the first half of the four-day tournament and was only...Read more
Last month, Robert Reeve, a digital tech worker from Washington, D.C., went to visit his mom in Michigan for a week. Shortly after, ads for a brand of toothpaste his mom uses—and that he also used during his stay at her house—popped up in his Twitter feed.
Outraged, Reeve posted a Twitter thread explaining how tech companies can determine ...Read more
Q: When I had Windows 7, photos from my camera would be downloaded to my PC. But Windows 10 wants to put my camera photos on OneDrive, Microsoft's online storage service. How can I get Windows 10 to just put the photos on my PC instead of on OneDrive?
Glenn Correnti, Metairie, La.
A: You can avoid using OneDrive simply by changing your ...Read more
For decades, scientists who study Earth’s neighbor Venus have watched with dismay as NASA sends mission after mission to Mars.
The last time the United States visited Venus was in 1989, when it sent the spacecraft Magellan to map the topography of the “hellish” planet. Although Venus is roughly the size of Earth, the planet is ...Read more
Confiscated by federal authorities, The Income Store’s more than 3,300 websites are set to be auctioned Thursday in a bid to recover at least some of the more than $77 million that investors lost in an alleged Ponzi scheme.
The court-ordered online auction includes 200 operating websites and thousands of dormant domain names, ranging from ...Read more
A major cryptocurrency exchange is joining the move-to-Miami moment.
Blockchain.com, whose digital platform lets users buy, sell, and trade Bitcoin and other forms of digital payment, said it would be moving its U.S. headquarters from New York to the Magic City. In doing so, it said it hoped to create as many as 300 jobs over the next 18 months...Read more
CHICAGO — There may come a day on the Illinois River when a fish swims up a chute, slides through a scanner, and, after being recognized as a feared silver carp, is sorted and removed, eventually ending up in a carp burger on your dinner plate.
Keeping invasive carp out of the Great Lakes has involved a series of less-than-silver bullets — ...Read more
This week a reader emailed to ask, “Do you have step-by-step instructions for wiping an iPhone 5s prior to donating it or recycling it? My husband and I each purchased a new iPhone SE and it was a wonderful upgrade! Now we have our two old iPhone 5s and want to be sure we accomplish this properly.”
This is a good question and I found ...Read more
You don’t just play "Resident Evil Village." You experience it.
The latest go-round in Capcom’s blockbuster franchise completes a stunning transformation for an iconic series. Yes, "Resident Evil" has always had survival horror touches. But it’s never been this serious, and it’s never been this immersive. At times, it doesn’t link ...Read more
Father's Day in the U.S. is Sunday, June 20. That may seem like a little way off, but it's always good to get on the ball early so you can avoid that panicked last-minute rush to find a gift. Wherever you buy, we've assembled some great gift ideas here in the $51 to $100 range, all of which have been fully reviewed or anecdotally tested by ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS — It's not surprising that sales of e-bikes are taking off.
The bikes, which are equipped with electric motors that make pedaling easier or even unnecessary, have become a convenient, easy-to-use, environmentally friendly transportation alternative to cars or even conventional bikes.
But are they cool? Would you ever think of ...Read more
The first thing you’ll notice about the Tula Mic is it’s a cool-looking device, a look that can be considered retro. But once you use it, there’s nothing retro about it.
The pocket-sized microphone is packed with features beyond just being a recording device. It connects to a computer with a USB-C connection but also works as a stand-...Read more
The apps for oversharing are now enabling people to be more discreet.
Instagram and Facebook are enabling users to hide public like counts so as to “decide what works for them,” according to a company blog post last week, which offered detailed instructions to use the feature.
“We tested hiding like counts to see if it might ...Read more
ST. LOUIS — Washington University researchers have developed a filter that treats wastewater and also generates electricity — an advance that could reshape energy use at treatment plants.
The new system uses bacteria as a "bio-catalyst" to produce an electric charge while breaking down organic material otherwise seen as waste. The findings ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. — New NASA Administrator Bill Nelson gave his first State of NASA address on Wednesday plotting out the agency’s plans to continue the Artemis program to return humans to the moon as well as new Earth-centric missions as part of the largest science budget ask ever for the agency.
At the end of the 45-minute presentation, ...Read more
A giant skull with something akin to tweezers for a mouth washed ashore in New Jersey, igniting a social media debate over what it might be — and more importantly — what killed it.
The skull — picked clean of all flesh — was found Monday at Island Beach State Park, according to a Facebook post from park officials. The 10-mile-long park ...Read more
Miami is about to play host to what may be the largest cryptocurrency conference the world has ever seen.
Thanks to a confluence of calendar, COVID and Miami's soaring reputation as a tech hub, organizers are expecting as many as 50,000 to descend on the county for Bitcoin 2021. Headliners include Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, legendary pro skater ...Read more
A San Francisco furniture startup called Oliver Space has set up warehouses in a handful of cities full of elegant couches, dining tables and other trendy furnishings.
The company has modernized the process of buying — and renting — furniture, promising delivery in as little as three days. The quality (and price) of the furniture is in line...Read more
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