I almost lost my business in March. More stimulus will prevent me from losing it for good

Catering used to be 15% to 25% of our overall business. This year it is less than 8%. Our industry has done a great job of telling our story and asking our dedicated customers to invest in us by buying gift cards. But our annual gift card sale we host each November netted 23% less […]

ICYMI: Stories to put a smile on your face

Innovators in Japan turn to dirty diapers to power lightbulbs Japanese companies want to use the country’s large adult diaper business to produce energy. The technology, which has already been invented, puts soiled diapers through intense shredding, fermentation, drying and a heating process that kills all bacteria, sending pellets to biomass boilers for heating up water or generating electricity.

Dish-Nexstar blackout: How to watch ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox while the companies duke it out

More than five million subscribers to Dish Network satellite TV service woke up on Thursday to find broadcast networks owned by Nexstar Media Group had gone dark in what Dish referred to as the “largest broadcast affiliate station blackout in TV history.” Nexstar says the blackout affects 164 local stations, including affiliates of ABC, NBC, […]

The Google Home Hub doesn’t have a camera. Here’s why that’s a good thing

I can see why people feel creeped out, though. There are many examples of things going wrong with cameras in homes, like baby monitors and security cameras being hacked. Studies like this one show that as many as 50 percent of smart speaker users are worried about privacy. And this study focused on the people […]

Sonos releases microphone-free Arc SL Shadow Edition soundbar for $750

Sonos is now selling a version of its Dolby Atmos-equipped Arc soundbar called the Arc SL Shadow Edition. Recently spotted by a savvy Reddit user at their local Costco, it’s $50 cheaper than the regular $800 Arc, and it ships without the built-in microphones that give the Arc its smart speaker capabilities.

Petal, the frozen trash can, has canceled its January debut. Here’s why

Just two months ago, Petal announced a partnership with appliance-maker Danby as its sole authorized manufacturer. That was a lifetime ago: In the interim, we elected a new president, pharmaceutical companies declared successful trial results for subzero vaccines, and two weeks ago, Danby announced a new line of four ultra low-temperature freezers.

‘The Mandalorian’ Recap: The Bounty Hunter Strikes Back

For more than 40 years, Star Wars and the fandom have been printing the legend when it comes to Boba Fett. Based solely on what he does in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Boba should at best be a minor figure, ranking slightly above Greedo or Lobot in importance, but below […]

Woman who slit seven-year-old girl’s throat in park on Mother’s Day found not guilty of murder

Today, at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court the Manchester Evening News reports prosecution barrister Michael Brady QC told the jury the CPW was no longer pursuing a murder charge.

Best GoPro camera 2020: which is the best action camera for you?

Incremental though the upgrades might be, there’s no disputing that the Hero 8 Black is the best GoPro you can buy. More streamlined than the Hero 7 Black, the latest 4K flagship is twice as shockproof and ships with a new wind-resistant microphone and in-built foldable mount. HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization is stunningly effective, while a […]

How one court could prolong global COVID misery

The European Union on the other hand, despite having a larger population than the U.S., has only secured less than half as many orders for vaccine doses. How could it be that the EU — perpetually hailed by public health experts as the model for government pandemic response planning — is so far behind obtaining […]