When Hurricane Florence struck the U.S. East Coast at 7:15AM ET this morning, it popped a squat near Wilmington, North Carolina. The hurricane — now downgraded to a tropical storm — is hovering over the area, unleashing torrential rainfall, and creeping towards the west at a glacial three miles...
With cash seeing a crunch, it’s been a time when plastic has got all the credit. Rewinding to those episodes when big bills had precious little to do with big buys: $170.4 million and the colour of money When Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian swiped his American Express credit card to buy Amedeo...
One of the only ways to get really good at doing something extreme is to find, and become comfortable with, the limits of that action. To become a world-class snowboarder who hucks corkscrew 1080s 20 feet above a half-pipe made of ice, for example, you’ll inevitably slam into some...
It’s no secret that Disney CEO Bob Iger sees the company’s upcoming streaming service as a crucial part of the company’s larger strategy. A new report from Variety rounds up some essential details about the service, and its place in the larger entertainment landscape. Currently slated to launch in late...
Ahead of October’s Made by Google event, FCC documents have surfaced that suggest that Google may release a product called the Home Hub, as spotted by 9to5Google. According to the documents, and is listed as an “Interactive Video Streaming Device,” which would be a first for Google’s Home devices. The...
Puppy poop gave 118 people diarrhea in a recent outbreak caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Nobody died, but 26 people were hospitalized. And if the pet industry doesn’t change its puppy-peddling ways, these outbreaks could continue. The CDC was first clued into the...
  In its now second annual hardware event, Amazon today announced Echo Auto, an in-car accessory that allows you to integrate Alexa into your car. There are a couple of ways customers can already access Alexa in the car — you could download an Alexa app, buy accessories or even a...
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the Abu Dhabi ruling family has spent more than £1.3bn directly investing into Manchester City since he took over in 2008, the club’s latest accounts have stated. That fortune has been in addition to the £150m Mansour is understood to have paid City’s then owner, Thaksin...
Facebook Dating is now a reality. Four months after announcing that it would add dating features, the social network said today that it has begun testing its new dating product in Colombia. At first glance, Facebook Dating closely resembles competitor Hinge. Both depart from the swiping model popularized by...
Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, it’s gone all out to revitalize the science fiction franchise. But after Solo’s box office numbers came in well under its astronomical expectations, it seems that Disney is going to ease up a bit on the franchise. Disney CEO Bob Iger told The...