“Technology makes it all so easy. You just pull out your phone and bailing is as easy as canceling an Uber driver.”
“High-ranking officials here say [Finland] faces other, nonmilitary, threats from Russia: cyberattacks, information warfare and political and economic pressure, something referred to as ‘hybrid warfare.’”
“A lot of things will look familiar to a traditional Live broadcast for the streamer, but things like physically reaching out and grabbing a comment to show those watching are things only possible in VR.”
“Human brains tend to remember what’s novel, or new. If the story of your life doesn’t change much over time, you’ll be less likely to remember certain details. This is essentially why life flies by even if the days seem to last forever.”
“[Netflix’s] culture is meant to only attract ‘fully formed adults.’”
“Facebook’s chatty bots aren’t evidence of the singularity’s arrival. Not even close. But they do demonstrate how machines are redefining people’s understanding of so many realms once believed to be exclusively human—like language.”
“Americans spend more on shoes, jewelry, and watches ($100 billion) than on higher education.”
“Say goodbye to your last shred of dignity in the modern, open office.”
Among natural disasters, tsunamis may be the closest to being completely unsurvivable. The only likely way to outlive one is not to be there when it happens.
Amazon’s move tanked the stocks of grocery competitors as investors worried that Amazon could do to grocery the same as it did to booksellers. Kroger Co. shares fell 14%, Target Corp. shares fell 12%, Supervalu Inc. shares fell 19%, Costco Wholesale Corp. shares fell 6.2% and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shares dropped 5.8%.
Proving its reputation as the least-subtle paper on the planet, the Daily Mail went on to share close-up pics of the heels in question from the front, back, and sides as though they’re key evidence in a criminal trial. The writer whipped out the thesaurus, referring to the heels as ‘busted,’ ‘damaged,’ and ‘destroyed,’ and further elaborated the grave crimes of which the shoes are guilty: They apparently contain a ‘chunk of missing resin exposing the steel heel in the shoe.’ Excuse me while I clutch my pearls and shield the eyes of any young children nearby.
Digital is not contributing more reach to TV. What digital is doing is adding audiences that are already watching TV. It is not a different group of people, and I think there is a perception that the people that are using digital aren’t watching TV.
Well, I wanted to make sure that it went off and worked,” said a somewhat proud and nervous Jimmie Barstad. “So I really stuffed that thing with everything flammable I could find. I just didn’t think gasoline would explode like that. I thought it would work more like the lighter fluid on my Weber grill. So the explosion scared the heck out of everyone. We’re still picking up pieces of Dad all over Cascade Shores.