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Look: Ariana Grande announces ‘Sweetener’ tour live album

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Ariana Grande is planning to release a live album from her Sweetener tour. The 26-year-old singer posted a teaser and tracklist for the forthcoming album Wednesday on Instagram. Grande shared a black-and-white teaser set to her song “goodnight n go.” The



NIH announces new plan to tackle chronic hepatitis B

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Chronic hepatitis B, continues to sicken hundreds of thousands of Americans — and millions globally — despite the availability of a highly effective vaccine. Now the U.S. National Institutes of Health has made research into its biology, as well as a

New Jersey student’s drone breaks speed record

Dec. 11 (UPI) — A New Jersey student broke a Guinness World Record when his quadcopter drone ascended from the ground to 328 feet in 2.732 seconds. Zechen Peter Wei, a senior at the Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, built the drone himself





Leidos nabs $6.5 billion contract to provide IT support for DoD

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Leidos Inc. won a $6.5 billion contract to provide support services to the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday. The Reston, Va.-based firm will provide day-to-day information technology support for the DoD, including operating the network, defending

Watch: Alaska man frees moose caught in Christmas lights

Dec. 11 (UPI) — An Alaska resident came to the rescue of a moose that got its face tangled in Christmas lights and the incident was caught on video by a doorbell camera. The Anchorage-area resident’s Ring camera was recording when the man came outside



How to Get a Free Google Home Mini From Spotify

If you weren’t able to pick up a Google Home Mini for someone on your holiday shopping list, don’t fret—Google and Spotify are giving them away for free to all Spotify subscribers. The deal is quite similar to last 2018’s free Google Home Mini giveaway

Best Buy Bucks the Trend That’s Crushing Other Retailers

Holiday season may be full of cheer, but it’s also a time of intense pressure for retailers, especially in electronics. More than 20 percent of annual sales for things such as televisions, phones, cameras, and games occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas. One likely beneficiary is

13 Awesome Gift Ideas for Board Game Lovers (2019)

We are living in the golden age of TV. (Have you seen The Mandalorian yet?) But we’re also living in the golden age of board and tabletop games. More people than ever before are flocking to local game shops to pick up obscure board games



Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security

Fox’s clear willingness to parry the wingnuttiest ideas in service of the president, long-term implications to the United States be damned, should worry all concerned about the state of the United States. The Ukraine myth is hardly the only example; for years, it has repeated

6 Best TV Streaming Devices You Can Buy (4K and HD)

If you just bought a “Smart TV,” you may be wondering: Why pay extra for a streaming stick or box? TV makers are better at manufacturing beautiful screens than they are at building good software. So unless that TV was a Roku TV, you should



Harry Potter and the Curse of Technology

More foreigners. Here! In fairest San Francisco. They’re nothing like us. They dress funny. They talk funny. They are, these fresh invaders, thoroughly technophobic. They are the witches and wizards of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, now playing at the Curran Theatre off Union

Toys “R” Us Is Back—Now With More Surveillance\!

Physical stores are increasingly turning to tools like Wi-Fi beacons and sophisticated cameras to bring the same data collection to the real world. The information can inform everything from marketing campaigns to store layouts, as well as help retailers compete with their online competitors. “Stores

Today’s Cartoon: Robot Workers

Wednesday, December 11, 2019. By Tom Chitty, with cartooncollections.com. Reports of robots stealing our jobs are greatly exaggerated—but they are changing them. Tuesday, December 10, 2019. By Shannon Wheeler, with cartooncollections.com. If you’re sick of seeing the same ad for those shoes you clicked on



The Gospel of Wealth According to Marc Benioff

He is regularly invited to spread the gospel of Benioff, as he did in April at NationSwell Summit West, a conference designed to “feature creative, cutting-edge solutions and the problem-solvers behind them.” From the back of a small hall, I watched him deliver a rollicking

1 dead, dozens injured in attack on Bagram Airfield

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Armed attackers targeted a hospital under construction near the United States’ largest military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring dozens more, officials said. The attack near the Bagram Airfield, which President Donald Trump had visited