Year: 2019

CBS and Viacom have different streaming strategies. Can they combine to win the streaming wars?

The $30 billion merger of CBS and Viacom means viewers will soon be able to choose from an even larger number of streaming video options. As new entrants into the fray, ViacomCBS will go up against behemoths Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, in addition to upcoming competitors Apple, Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal. But as one of […]

No, Square Enix is not thinking about a Final Fantasy 14 sequel just yet

Final Fantasy 14 producer/director Naoki Yoshida has confirmed there are no plans to develop a sequel to the fan-favourite MMO any time soon. In an interview alongside main story writer Banri Oda, both developers told German website Spieletipps (thanks, Digital Trends) that as Square Enix remains committed to the current game and the team still […]

Starbucks unveils pumpkin spice cold brew

Fall is coming early this year for Starbucks fans, and with a new addition to the menu. Starbucks announced they’ll now be serving the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, an iced drink available Tuesday to drink when you want fall but summer is still in full swing. Starbucks’ announcement that they’ll start serving their fall menu […]

Huawei was poised to fight Apple in the US. Now its fate is uncertain

Huawei once had big ambitions to grow its presence in the United States. The United States makes up a tiny fraction of Huawei’s business, but the world’s largest telecom provider and second-largest smartphone seller wanted to have a much bigger presence in the country. It saw the US market as a growth opportunity for its […]

Pluto is a planet, Nasa chief says

Pluto’s status as a planet has once again been called into question after the head of Nasa said he believed the celestial body to be a planet. Speaking at the FIRST Robotics event in Oklahoma, Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine went against convention by placing himself firmly on one side of the Pluto debate. “Just so […]

Mormon church: No guns in church

Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints already knew they were discouraged from taking their guns to church on Sunday, but the church is making sure that message is crystal clear by tweaking the policy to prohibit all lethal weapons. The previous policy called it inappropriate to have weapons on church […]

First Death Linked To Vaping Comes After Slew Of Mysterious Lung Disease Cases

Health officials in the State of Illinois are investigating the death of an individual who used a vape and was later hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. It comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched an investigation earlier this month following reports of a mysterious lung disease affecting almost 100 people this […]

India’s biggest hotel chain is moving into Las Vegas. First stop: Hooters

India’s biggest hotel chain is on a global expansion spree. Its latest stop: Las Vegas. OYO has signed a deal to buy the Hooters Casino Hotel in the Nevada gambling and entertainment hub, it announced Friday. The 657-room property will be rebranded the OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, with a makeover expected to be […]

States sue over rollback of child immigrant protections

Nineteen states sued on Monday over the Trump administration’s effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. “We wish to protect children from irreparable harm,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said as he announced the lawsuit he is co-leading with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Both […]

Patriots’ David Andrews hospitalized, could miss season

Patriots center David Andrews is dealing with a major health scare. Andrews has been hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs his season is in jeopardy, according to Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com. That would be a serious loss. Andrews is a team captain who started all 19 games, up to and including the Super Bowl, […]