Best business ideas that will help you get rich

Aug 3, 2022

Everyone wants to start their own business. However, most of us also don’t have the time money and patience to wait for years to get a return on our investment. This often stops people from starting their own business. Hence to help you out here are some of the best low investment high profit business ideas that will surely help you get rich quick: Wedding Planner Weddings constitute a big industry, with the wedding industry growing at an annual rate of 7% in the last few years. Th ...read more

Prey understands what makes Predator interesting: the hunt

Aug 3, 2022

Since its debut in 1987, the Predator franchise has had a, let’s say, uneven history. The premise is brilliant in its simplicity: A race of aliens who live for nothing more than a good hunt travel to Earth in search of prey. It worked particularly well for the first two films, but over the course of more sequels, spinoffs, and forays into games and comics, that high-level idea has been diluted quite a bit — which is what makes Prey so refreshing. The latest mainline Predator movie jumps ...read more

Google files with FCC for mysterious ‘wireless’ device

Aug 3, 2022

Amazon also seems to have filed an updated version of its Echo Studio smart speaker FCC filings often indicate what companies might have in store when it comes to future products. As reported by The Verge, a recent Google FCC filing reveals a mysterious product described as a “Wireless device” that’s battery-powered and offers no AC connection, though it can be powered via USB. The available information isn’t enough to deduce what the product might be. However, 9to5Goog ...read more

Now TikTok can sell you tickets to see Demi Lovato or the WWE

Aug 3, 2022

Performers can reach some fans even more directly now that Ticketmaster is selling tickets inside the TikTok app. The partnership means Ticketmaster can take advantage of TikTok’s recommendation feed that helps get artists — and now their event tickets — in front of fans. Bringing Ticketmaster to TikTok makes sense, based solely on how big a role music plays on the app, but it could also indicate broader plans to delve into the industry. Last month, a report from Insider revealed that Tik ...read more

Go read this investigation into major methane leaks in Texas and New Mexico

Aug 3, 2022

Scientists and journalists are on the hunt for methane spewing out of oil and gas infrastructure in the US. The leaking methane is invisible to the naked eye, but a recent investigation by The Associated Press — with help from NASA and other researchers — helps expose the huge scale of the problem. In the Permian Basin, a major oil- and gas-producing area spread across Texas and New Mexico, they revealed hundreds of “super-emitting” sites gushing methane. Methane is the primary compone ...read more

Hindsight is an achingly beautiful reflection on family that hits close to home

Aug 3, 2022

I’ve always had a strained relationship with my father. Being primarily raised by my single mother, I often resented him for rarely being around, and for fighting with me whenever he was. There are few things a kid needs more than their parents’ love, and I felt like I was lacking half of that. As a result, there’s this perpetual feeling of pent-up emotions — things that I’ve just wanted him to understand — even though he’d never listen, and we’ve since been estranged for years ...read more

Google Meet meets Duo Meet, with Meet in Duo but Duo isn’t going into Meet

Aug 3, 2022

In June, Google announced that it’s bringing the features of Meet into the Duo app — and that transformation begins today. Google isn’t technically getting rid of either app; Duo’s getting rebranded as Meet with the features from both apps, and Meet’s staying Meet. Yes, it sounds pretty confusing, but by the end of this process, there will be just two apps: “Meet Original” (the standard Meet app that will eventually get phased out) and the new Meet that combines both Meet and Duo. ...read more

Jetpack Joyride 2 coming exclusively to Apple Arcade later this month

Aug 3, 2022

More than a decade later, Jetpack Joyride is getting a sequel. Launching on August 19th on Apple Arcade, Jetpack Joyride 2 will offer the same side-scrolling, endless runner action as its 2011 predecessor. This means you’ll be tapping the screen to rise and fall to avoid incoming obstacles and snag power-ups. In Jetpack Joyride 2, you can also ride new vehicles beyond the titular jetpack, including a UFO and a mech suit. Developer Halfbrick is also promising a “story-driven experience” ...read more

Alec Baldwin shouting ‘Patriot Act’ in The Departed: a close reading

Aug 3, 2022

Martin Scorsese’s vision of America plays out as a country of cops and robbers. Living in the US, you find yourself on one side or the other. Or, in the logic of his 2006 movie The Departed, “when you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?” The difference, in Scorsese’s self-consciously post-9/11 gangster flick, is the movie’s obsession with the surveillance state. The Departed cribs the ludicrous setup of the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs: the police have a ...read more

Fido, Koodo add $5/mo for 12 months discount to match Virgin Plus

Aug 3, 2022

Koodo and Fido have rolled out new bill credits to match a Virgin Plus offer launched over the weekend. As a quick refresher, on July 29th, the Big Three flanker brands launched new $60/mo 20GB plans in most provinces (Quebec, as usual, has better deals). The next day, the three providers quickly added $55/10GB plans. At the same time, Bell’s Virgin Plus added a $5/mo bill credit to the $60/20GB and $55/10GB plans. The bill credit runs for 12 months, giving customers a $60 total discoun ...read more