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Sonic Forces Review: Great Visuals, but Is It a Good Game?

HIGHLIGHTS Sonic Forces is the second Sonic game released in 2017 The goal is to defeat the evil Dr. Eggman, who’s destroying the world You can design your own character and play too After the release of Sonic Mania in 2017, it was quite surprising to see Sega release another game — Sonic Forces — featuring the same protagonist in the same year. Sonic ... Read More »

Kept in the Dark About Doctors, but Having to Pick a Health Plan

It’s open enrollment season, for Affordable Care Act marketplace plans, Medicare Advantage plans and many employer-sponsored plans as well. Lots of evidence suggests you should shop around, and shop carefully, though this is harder than it sounds. When you select a health care plan, you probably consider premiums, and maybe you check deductibles and other cost sharing. But you can’t easily scrutinize ... Read More »

Google Home hands-free calling is here, but doesn’t yet have caller ID

OK Google, phone Home. First announced at I/O in May, Google is ready to launch hands-free calling via its voice-activated Home speaker, letting you get in touch with anyone in the U.S. or Canada without lifting a finger—and for free. Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to use your Home speaker to place a call to virtually any person in your contacts or ... Read More »

Trump’s Health-Care Threats Are Nothing but Spite and Fury

Other than sating his desire for vengeance, it’s hard to see what President Trump would get out of committing to this confrontation. Photograph by Jim Watson / AFP / Getty In the past few days, senior Senate Republicans have made it clear that they want to move on from Obamacare repeal. “We’ve had our vote, and we’re moving on to tax ... Read More »

Cord cutting is easier and better than ever, but it’s not the right choice for every TV fan

With the prices of cable and satellite TV subscriptions rising, while customer satisfaction rates hit all-time lows, it’s no surprise that streaming services and other cable-cutting options have become more popular than ever. The average cable subscription in 2016 costs more than $100 per month, compared to $10 per month for a basic Netflix subscription. For consumers who want a more television-like ... Read More »

Apple is hiring a barista, but here’s why it’s not going to be an easy job

“Only” a Barista, you must be wondering? Well, think again, this Apple Inc job is definitely not a cake walk! Apple is hiring a Barista Apple Inc is looking to hire a barista for the Visitor Centre of its Bay Area office in Santa Clara Valley, California. The job will entail preparing a high quality or “stellar” espresso that can ... Read More »

Facebook Hate Speech Rules Protect ‘White Men’ but Not ‘Black Children’: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is reported to be censoring posts in favour of ‘White men’ But it allowed hate postings against ‘Black kids’ on its platform Facebook recently pledged to nearly double its army of censors to 7,000 Facebook’s censorship rules that are meant to prevent hate speech and fake news might be protecting ‘White men’ over ‘Black children’, a media report said. Facebook ... Read More »

Inclusive Finance: China Opens Up Credit To More People — But Risks Must Be Controlled

China has been promoting inclusive finance in recent years, striving to reach less affluent individuals and small companies. This is because people in rural areas, smaller and medium sized companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals without a credit history are often unable to obtain financing and are forced to turn to the curb market for often very high interest loans. Last week, ... Read More »

The PC Gaming Show returns to E3, but without AMD

Credit: PC Gaming Show Third time’s the charm, hopefully. After a marathon three-hour debut at E3 2015 and then being bullied out of its time slot by Ubisoft for E3 2016, PC Gamer‘s PC Gaming Show is back for a hopefully drama-free E3 2017—though a change in sponsors adds a juicy bit of intrigue of its own. This year’s iteration of ... Read More »

Teenagers are taking breaks from social media but are you

We’ve been led to believe that teens are always on their phones or glued to some sort of screen. But a study out Thursday shows that teenagers are better at monitoring their online lives than we thought. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey looked at how often and why teens step away from social media sites and ... Read More »