Union bosses, progressive activists enjoy ‘positive’ meeting with Obama

Union bosses, progressive activists enjoy ‘positive’ meeting with Obama

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL RT @owillis: moveon just issued stmt saying they met w obama about the fiscal cliff today. — RBe (@RBPundit) November 13, 2012 Tomorrow, a few days before he ducks out of the country for a quick trip to Burma, President Obama is scheduled to meet with CEOs of several major corporations to discuss that […]

GM Deal Buoys Lyft

General Motors has agreed to invest $500 million in Lyft, and the companies will work together to develop an integrated network of autonomous vehicles, they said in a joint announcement on Monday. As part of the agreement, GM will become a preferred provider of short-term vehicles to Lyft customers, and it will provide them with […]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I think we may have been visited already. We don’t know for sure.” — Hillary Clinton, quoted by the Conway Daily Sun, on whether extraterrestrial life could exist. Read more from the original source…

Trump Uses Footage from Morocco to Show Mexico Border

“Donald Trump’s new TV ad is not quite what it seems. Footage that is implied to be from the U.S. border with Mexico is actually from more than 5,000 miles away, in Morocco,” the New York Times reports. PolitiFact gave the footage a “pants on fire” rating. Read more from the original source…

Gadget Ogling: A Smart Home Hub, a Tiny Drone, and a Whispering Camera

LG’s SmartThinq Hub seeks to bring together all of your connected appliances and smart sensors under one roof. As extras, it sprinkles on top music streaming, through radio stations or whatever you happen to play on your smartphone — and reminders, through its 3.5-inch display. The hub can monitor and control robot vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, […]

Windows 10 Adoption Surges, but Many Users Cling to Windows 7

Microsoft on Monday announced that its Windows 10 operating system is now active on more than 200 million devices. Windows 10 adoption accelerated at the end of 2015, with more than 40 percent of new devices activated since Black Friday, said Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of the online audience business group at Microsoft. However, […]

Feds Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions-Cheating Software

(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities are suing Volkswagen over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States. The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday filed a civil complaint against the German automaker in U.S. District Court in Detroit. The lawsuit alleges the company illegally installed software designed to make […]

Hats Off to Chapeau Linux’s Better Fedora Concept

The Chapeau project’s latest version arrived last month and is a good choice for enterprise users who want something a step above the traditional Fedora distro. An iconic Linux distro, Fedora is a very popular choice in enterprise shops, but it’s less than ideal for home and SMB use without an IT staff to make […]

Heh: Rick Leventhal hacked by daughter; Gets awesome dad revenge!

Heh: Rick Leventhal hacked by daughter; Gets awesome dad revenge!

Fun fact about Rick: just found mayo in his fridge that expired 3 years ago, and I think he recently ate some of it. #hackedbyeldestchild — RickLeventhalFoxNews (@RickLeventhal) October 7, 2013 Ha! Fox News’ Rick Leventhal was hacked with awesome hashtag. Double win. As for the “fun fact” revealed by his child? @RickLeventhal Really? You […]

Why Oil Prices Should Stay Low Despite Saudi-Iranian Tensions

There are many surprising (and disturbing) things happening in the markets right now, from the Chinese stock market plunge to the disappointing U.S. manufacturing numbers. But perhaps the most unusual thing is that, despite a major sectarian conflict between the Middle East powers of Saudi Arabia and Iran, oil prices have barely budged from their […]

Why General Motors Is Investing $500 Million in Lyft

General Motors is investing $500 million in Uber competitor Lyft, the automaker announced Monday. The money makes up half of a $1 billion funding round that leaves Lyft valued at $5.5 billion. Why is GM, one of America’s Big Three automakers, investing in an on-demand ride-hailing company? After all, the more people use services like […]