Facebook Outage Shows Dependance

The six-hour outage at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was a headache for many casual users but far more serious for the millions of people worldwide who rely on the social media sites to run their businesses or communicate with relatives, fellow parents, teachers or neighbors. When all three services went dark Monday, it was a stark reminder of the power and reach of Facebook, which owns the photo-sharing and messaging apps.

Brother Can you Spare a $1 trillion coin?

Some politicians think they’ve found a silver bullet for the impasse over the debt limit, except the bullet is made of platinum: Mint a $1 trillion coin, token of all tokens, and use it to flood the treasury with cash and drive Republicans crazy.

Making Something Out of Nothing- Water Edition

The machine Ted Bowman helped design can make water out of the air, and in parched California, some homeowners are already buying the pricey devices. The air-to-water systems work like air conditioners by using coils to chill air, then collect water drops in a basin.

Spooky Spooky Skeleton, He’s not Really Green

It’s that time of year! No, not December yet and not Christmas time- it’s spooky time, also known as October with the major “holiday” Halloween. You know what’s spookier than Halloween? Things we have been tricked into believing are “green” or “low harm” that are actually not as "green" as they seem.

Ford Trucks Built Green Tough?

When Ford revealed plans to ramp up its commitment to the fledgling electric vehicle sector, the automaker chose to create thousands of jobs and pump billions in investments into two states where Republican leaders have vilified the push for green energy and defended fossil fuels.

Cybersecurity Recruiting

Austin Moody wanted to apply his cybersecurity skills in his home state of Michigan, teaming up with investigators for the State Police to analyze evidence and track down criminals. But the recent graduate set the idea aside after learning an unpaid internship was his only way into the Michigan agency.

He Just Took a DNA Test Turns Out He's 100% Related To That Suspect

They were all the rage when they first came out, but as time has gone on the allure has fizzled some. That's right- DNA tests. It's kind of fun to see where your roots lie and to discover new family members and many of the platforms have upgraded to show DNA health data as well. Really what that boils down to is metabolism or allergy related information in most cases. What is more interesting is the number of cold cases that have been closed due to voluntary DNA submissions.

WATA "Supporter" Sells Atari Games

A copy of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Sega Genesis has been sold for a record-breaking sale price of $430,500 USD. This isn't just a new record for this Sonic game, either - it also makes it an "all-time" record sale for any Genesis title. This graded game has been 'WATA Certified'. As you might recall, WATA is one of the grading companies that has been previously under fire for allegedly manipulating the retro video game market. Just recently, for example, the co-founder was accused of selling the company's games under a different alias on eBay.

Cupertino Gives Us More Toys

Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year’s editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers devouring the latest technology during the pandemic.

U N says N O to A I

The U.N. human rights chief is calling for a moratorium on the use of artificial intelligence technology that poses a serious risk to human rights, including face-scanning systems that track people in public spaces. Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, also said Wednesday that countries should expressly ban AI applications which don’t comply with international human rights law.