Sport

Kendrick Bourne: Mac Jones “more ready than anybody really knows”

The Patriots made their quarterback call this week when they released Cam Newton and put rookie Mac Jones on track to start against the Dolphins in Week One of the 2021 season. While the team regularly referred to Newton as the starter this offseason, it wasn’t a totally unexpected outcome. Jones was drafted in the […]

Lifestyle

Virtual specialists have real impact on rural stroke patients

Every minute counts when a person has a suspected stroke and nowhere is time more crucial than in regional areas of New South Wales. Having to travel long distances and a lack of dedicated specialists on the ground can make it hours before a patient receives life-saving treatment. But an initiative overseen by UNSW Sydney […]

Business

Renaissance executives agree to pay around $7 bln to settle tax dispute with IRS

Executives of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies LLC could pay as much as $7 billion to U.S. tax authorities after agreeing to settle a dispute over whether they improperly reduced their tax liability from trading profits, according to a letter reviewed by Reuters and a source familiar with the matter. James Simons, the founder of one […]

Technology

HBO Max now has a dedicated app on Vizio SmartCast TVs

HBO Max is now available on Vizio SmartCast TVs, meaning users will no longer have to use casting workarounds to access the streaming service. Prior to today’s announcement, Vizio TVs lacked a native app within SmartCast, Vizio’s smart TV interface. Instead, they’d have to cast its content to their televisions using Apple AirPlay or by […]

News

Burst pipe leads to discovery of ring lost 25 years earlier

A burst pipe in the mechanical room of an Alberta, Canada, couple’s home led to the discovery of a ring lost by a previous resident about 25 years earlier. Rob and Shannon Pape, who moved into their home in the Southeast Hill neighborhood of Medicine Hat about a year ago, said they were giving a […]

Sport

Raiders restructure Yannick Ngakoue’s contract

Yannick Ngakoue signed a two-year deal with the Raiders in March and he’s restructured it before his first game with the team. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Raiders have converted $12 million of the edge rusher’s salary for this season and converted it into a signing bonus. They also added three void years […]

Lifestyle

Surroundings affect rhythm of an individual’s walk, according to new study

Stepping patterns become slower and more variable if a person is uncomfortable with their surroundings, researchers have found. Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered that people who felt more at ease in urban environments had as regular stepping patterns as folk who felt relaxed walking in nature. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, […]

Business

Analysis: Apple’s App Store concessions fail to address top concerns of regulators, lawmakers

In the space of a week, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) made two sets of changes to its App Store rules, which are the subject of lawsuits, regulatory probes and legislation around the world, but the tweaks do not address the biggest concerns raised. Lawmakers and regulators are considering dismantling the App Store business model, an outcome […]

Technology

CD Projekt Red is targeting late-2021 release dates for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3’s next-gen upgrades

CD Projekt Red announced that the free next-gen upgrades for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, meant for the PS5 and Xbox Series X, have target release dates for late 2021 (PDF). The company has been promising that the updates were on their way, but now we have a somewhat more specific window […]

News

Man reels in invasive fanged fish from Massachusetts lake

A man reeled in an unusual fanged fish from a Massachusetts lake that was identified by experts as an invasive species that isn’t native to North America. Mike Powell of Canton said he was fishing in the Canton Reservoir when he reeled in a nearly 6-pound fish with a mouth full of sharp fangs. “Let’s […]