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Settlement approved in discrimination suit…

A judge has given final approval to a $10 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit that alleged Motel 6 employees in Phoenix shared private information of guests with immigration authorities

Can Face Masks Protect You From The Coronavirus?

Since the coronavirus hit the headlines many people wonder what preventative measures they should be taking and whether a face mask can protect them against the virus.

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based…

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service The two companies have come together for the new partnership to create a "premium" streaming experience for gamers. David S. Park, head of Samsung's U.S. marketing team, revealed the news at the launch event for Microsoft's 'Forza Street' game on the Galaxy smartphones. David S. Park, via statment Though nothing has been revealed yet, it has been suggested the partnership could see xCloud come to Samsung's phones. Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft's Project xCloud boss, teased the possibility in a statement to The Verge. Kareem Choudhry, to The Verge

Boeing asks lawmakers to suspend preferential tax…

Washington state lawmakers have introduced bills, at The Boeing Co.’s request, to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate unless the U.S. and European Union reach an agreement on their long-running international trade dispute that would allow the lower tax rate

How Parents’ Love Shapes Their Children's Lives

A new study, published in the journal Demography, reveals that when spouses love each other, children stay in school longer and marry later in life.

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Ubisoft Says PS5 Will Support Backward…

Ubisoft Says PS5 Will Support Backward Compatibility Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has promised gamers that the next-gen consoles "will be running almost all the back catalog of the previous consoles." Yves Guillemot, via financial call Yves Guillemot, via financial call Sony's Mark Cerny previously confirmed that PS4 games would "definitely" run on the PS5.

Police ID suspect in stabbing of girl at Texas…

Police are releasing the name of a 25-year-old arrested after he allegedly stabbed a child while she was in the play area at a McDonald's restaurant in El Paso, Texas

What To Eat For A Sharper Memory

While there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, there are brain foods nutritionists suggest that can ensure a sharp brain as you age.

WhatsApp Reaches 2 Billion Users

WhatsApp Reaches 2 Billion Users Just two years ago, the free messaging service reported 1.5 billion users. It was initially founded back in early 2009. The new milestone is thanks to WhatsApp's increasing popularity in developing countries like India. WhatsApp also used the accomplishment to reiterate its stance on providing end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp, via blog post The ad-free application was purchased by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion. WhatsApp is the second app owned by the social media giant to hit two billion users.

Judge rips PG&E for poor safety record leading to…

A federal judge says executives for a California utility blamed for huge wildfires in recent years have put greed before safety

The Essential Guide To Healthy Grocery Shopping

One of the key steps to eating healthier is to stock your kitchen and pantry with nutritious and healthy foods. Here are some tips that will make grocery shopping a breeze.

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Netflix Will Now Let Users Disable Autoplay…

Netflix Will Now Let Users Disable Autoplay Feature The company announced subscribers can finally stop previews from autoplaying on the homepage. The change comes after years of complaints from users. ‘Knives Out’ director Rian Johnson even tweeted, “current favorite console game: navigating Netflix without triggering autoplay promos.” One user was so frustrated that they created a Twitter account for the sole purpose of asking Netflix to remove the previews. Netflix already rolled out disabling autoplay with series episodes back in 2014.

IRS to pay visits to high-income taxpayers who…

If you earn six figures and haven't been filing your taxes, the IRS may come knocking

Facial Expressions May Not Be Reliable Indicators

For centuries, we've believed that facial expressions mirror the deepest emotions, but recent research shows that may not be the case.

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Twitter Reaches 152 Million Daily Users

Twitter Reaches 152 Million Daily Users The social media giant posted its first $1 billion revenue quarter on Thursday. Twitter CFO Ned Segal, via statment The new numbers show a jump of 21 percent from last year’s 126 million daily users. Twitter announced late last year that it would no longer accept paid political advertisements, unlike Facebook. CEO Jack Dorsey said that misleading information is the biggest obstacle in the industry and will be “a key focus" as Twitter scales up its services. Dorsey also mentioned Twitter’s need to expand management beyond San Francisco to “get more perspective on world markets.”

France steps up investigation around Ghosn, Omani…

French prosecutors are turning up the heat on disgraced car industry executive Carlos Ghosn

Can Cleanliness Increase The Risk Of Asthma?

A recent study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, suggests children have a 37% higher risk of becoming ill in an 'extra clean' homes.

Google Maps Is Getting a Makeover

Google Maps Is Getting a Makeover The popular app is undergoing a redesign for its 15th birthday. The biggest update will be the addition of three new tabs: “Saved," “Contribute” and “Updates.” The new features will allow users to more easily bookmark and review businesses and locations as well as discover new places. Crowd-sourced transit information will also be added to let users know how crowded public transportation is at any given time. The new features will begin rolling out Feb. 6 to iOS and Android users.

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Finally let off cruise, passengers desperate for…

Cruise passengers who thought their travel nightmare had ended when they were finally allowed to disembark in Cambodia are finding themselves in a new state of limbo

What Happens to Your Brain When You're In Love

When people fall in love, a whole host of changes are take place in the brain and body to create passion and euphoria. Here are a few things love does to the brain.