‘I don’t pick up from airports’ — how Uber and Lyft drivers are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak

Tewodros Amare, a full-time Uber driver in Oakland, California, isn’t taking any chances when it comes to the coronavirus. Amare gives an average of 100 rides per week around the San Francisco Bay Area and relies on his gig economy job to help pay his bills. Staying home isn’t an option, so instead he’s making […]

Pistons to claim Jordan McRae off waivers

Jordan McRae was not in the plans in Denver. Acquired at the trade deadline from Washington in the Shabazz Napier trade, McRae played 32 minutes over four games before the Nuggets decided to move on and waived him. The Pistons have stepped in and are claiming McRae off waivers. The logic for the Pistons is […]

Eating saffron could help you get to sleep

Having trouble sleeping? A dose of saffron – yes, that fancy spice you find in Moroccan and Indian cooking – might help. Consuming saffron can enhance the quality of sleep in adults who have been struggling to get a decent night’s rest, suggests new research from Murdoch University. But before you start piling up on […]

Campbell Soup boosts guidance as profit beats forecasts; shares jump

Campbell Soup Co (CPB.N) on Wednesday raised its fiscal full-year earnings forecast and posted better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales due to strong demand for soups and snacks, and its shares rose 5% in early trade. The 150-year-old company has sought to revitalize its canned soup business, rolling out new recipes, eliminating preservatives and amping up […]

Military officials say 5G is crucial to Space Force operations

As more systems become interconnected to the Internet of Things (IoT), more wireless bandwidth is vital to keeping the data flowing smoothly. Being the frontrunner in building the 5G infrastructure is equally essential. Although 5G technology is still quite far from being broadly implemented, the US military says, “Space-based communications will play a key role […]

FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

Federal officials on Wednesday banned electrical shock devices used to discourage aggressive, self-harming behavior in patients with mental disabilities. The announcement from the Food and Drug Administration follows years of pressure from patient groups and mental health experts who have called the treatment outdated, ineffective and unethical. The agency first announced its intent ban the […]

Charles Oakley on James Dolan’s Knicks: ‘It’s a plantation’

Spike Lee supported Charles Oakley in Oakley’s feud with James Dolan and the Knicks. Now, Oakley is supporting Lee in Lee’s feud with Dolan and the Knicks. Oakley, via ESPN: “It’s a plantation over there. It’s bad,” Oakley told Golic and Wingo. “People don’t want to talk about it. It’s real bad over there. “What […]

Animal shelter puts flyers on pizza boxes to help dogs who can’t find a home

If we could adopt every single one of the glorious cats and dogs we write about, we would. For reasons we don’t understand, these precious dogs and kitties are without forever homes and animal shelters have to get creative to help them out. One shelter in the US has been trying out a quirky method […]

Family clan members back Volkswagen CEO’s electric strategy: Bild

Wolfgang Porsche and Hans-Michel Piech, members of the family which controls German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE), fully support the shift towards electric cars being driven by Chief Executive Herbert Diess, they told the Bild newspaper. Porsche and Piech both sit on the supervisory board of Volkswagen. “There is no alternative today to the path that he […]

Apple is making a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro to complement 16-inch redesign

While Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro is an impressive piece of kit, there are many who wish a more compact, 14-inch version existed. Industry watchers have confirmed that Apple is making one that also ditches the dreaded butterfly keyboard. Last November, Apple released a 16-inch MacBook Pro that keeps the same footprint of the 15-inch […]