Monthly Archives: April 2018

Kid has the most dramatic ‘run’ to home base during little league game

This kid has a future in acting.  During a very intense name of little league baseball, the coach told @TabbyRodriguez’s younger cousin Lenn to “run home as fast as he can.” The little boy did not disappoint, running from third base to home in glorious slow motion. How could you not hear the Chariots of Fire theme song while watching Lenn run? [embedded content] And he stayed committed to the craft — when an adult tried to nudge him forward about halfway through the run, Lenn shoved […]

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Here’s what happened when Trump asked Bill Gates to be his science advisor

Bill Gates speaking at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. in 2015. Image: Alex Wong/Getty Images By Mark Kaufman2018-04-30 22:59:57 UTC In a March meeting with Bill Gates, President Trump reportedly asked the billionaire philanthropist if he wanted the prestigious job of White House science advisor, a role that’s been left unfilled up to this point.  Apparently, without hesitation, Gates declined the proposition, according to Stat News, which recently sat down with Gates to discuss the rather unsettling possibility of another virulent global flu pandemic. (In 1918-1919, […]

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WhatsApp boss and co-founder Jan Koum to quit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jan Koum co-founded WhatsApp in 2009 WhatsApp chief executive Jan Koum is to quit the popular messaging service he co-founded. In post on Facebook, he said he was “taking some time off to do things I enjoy outside of technology”. However, according to a Washington Post report earlier on Monday, Mr Koum had clashed with parent company Facebook over Whatsapp’s strategy. He also objected to Facebook attempts to use Whatsapp’s personal data and weaken its encryption standards. In his statement Mr […]

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Facebook F8 2018: How to Watch Live

Michael Short/Bloomberg/Getty Images Facebook’s F8 event takes place this Tuesday and Wednesday. Did your invitation get lost in the mail? That’s OK. You can watch the whole thing online. F8 is Facebook’s developer conference, but it’s also an annual occasion to show off all the cool things Facebook has been working on. This year, we’re expecting AR and VR news, updates to News Feed, and a peek into Facebook’s secretive innovation lab, Building 8. It’ll also be Mark Zuckerberg’s chance to win back the public after a […]

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Facebook F8 2018: How to Watch Live

Michael Short/Bloomberg/Getty Images Facebook’s F8 event takes place this Tuesday and Wednesday. Did your invitation get lost in the mail? That’s OK. You can watch the whole thing online. F8 is Facebook’s developer conference, but it’s also an annual occasion to show off all the cool things Facebook has been working on. This year, we’re expecting AR and VR news, updates to News Feed, and a peek into Facebook’s secretive innovation lab, Building 8. It’ll also be Mark Zuckerberg’s chance to win back the public after a […]

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How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update right now

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update officially released today, bringing helpful new features like an interactive Timeline that lets you pick up where you left off in apps, and wireless file sharing with nearby PCs. Well, at least in theory. In reality, milestone Windows 10 feature updates can take weeks or even months to roll out in waves. But you can get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update immediately if you know where to look and what to do. The best Windows backup software There are three […]

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How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update right now

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update officially released today, bringing helpful new features like an interactive Timeline that lets you pick up where you left off in apps, and wireless file sharing with nearby PCs. Well, at least in theory. In reality, milestone Windows 10 feature updates can take weeks or even months to roll out in waves. But you can get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update immediately if you know where to look and what to do. The best Windows backup software There are three […]

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Giant duck balloon makes a daring escape and rolls through Iowa

Drivers have to anticipate a lot of things on the road, but a gigantic duck isn’t usually one of them. But unfortunately, commuters in the great plains had to contend with Quacky last week.  Twitter user Marc R. Wallace captured video of an enormous inflatable duck that rolled down the streets of Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday. Its name was Quacky. It wore some pretty sweet sunglasses. Apparently, it was supposed to be a part of the 11th Annual Duck Derby fundraiser hosted by the Youth Emergency […]

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What a combined T-Mobile and Sprint would look like

After two earlier attempts failed to materialize, T-Mobile and Sprint announced on Sunday that they’ve reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement. If approved, it would combine the third and fourth largest carriers in the United States. The new business would instantly become a much more formidable rival to Verizon and AT&T. Both companies claim that a successful merger would make the United States a leader in the formative early years of 5G mobile networks. But there are very legitimate concerns that shrinking the field of wireless competitors […]

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