Author Archives: Ed Craig

The Upside – Trailer

Director Neil Burger’s heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston).

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SpaceX to lay off more than 6,000 employees due to ‘difficult challenges’

Private rocket company SpaceX said Friday that it will let more than 6,000 employees go citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead.” “To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company. Either of these developments, even when attempted separately, have bankrupted other organizations”, a spokesman said in ...

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This Nuclear Missile Bunker Takes Visitors

The rickety elevator atop former Air Force Missile Site 8 slowly teeters its way 35 feet underground, opening up to a nuclear missile bunker filled with Cold War-era technology, fixtures and decor. It makes you feel like you’ve stepped into an old sci-fi movie — or perhaps the hatch from the show “Lost.” Except the nuclear warhead on the other ...

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Consumer Research Shows There’s Still Life Left For Sedans

Study Finds Sedans Are a Top Choice for Some Millennial and Generation Z Drivers A report out today announced consumer research findings around the perception of sedan popularity and sentiment that show, while SUVs and crossovers remain increasingly popular, sedan interest does not lag that far behind. The research, by  CarGurus, uncovered that SUVs (26 percent) and sedans (25 percent) were ...

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Border Patrol Agents Assaulted by Illegal Aliens

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were assaulted during two separate incidents west of Tucson Tuesday. The first assault occurred when agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt south of Three Points. While attempting to arrest four male suspects, one of the men became combative. The 25-year-old Guatemalan national resisted arrest by throwing dirt at an agent’s face, and by ...

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Ultimate Drop Test Proves Which Smartphones are Toughest and Which Aren’t

Who makes the toughest smartphone? Tom’s Guide dropped 12 of the leading handsets as part of its first annual Drop Everything special report, and the Motorola Moto Z2 Force emerged as the world’s toughest phone. Thanks to its shatterproof display, it survived multiple drops on wood and concrete from 4 and 6 feet — as well as a plunge into a ...

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A Coalition Of Energy Trade Groups Wants The DOE To Let Nuclear Die

  by Tim Pearce A coalition of energy industry trade groups is pushing back against a utility’s pleas to the Department of Energy to use executive authority to save struggling nuclear and coal plants. The coalition, representing the natural gas, power, renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, conducted a legal analysis of the FirstEnergy’s plea to the DOE and concluded the utility’s ...

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Google’s CEO announces robot assistants that can do everything for you

Google announced several exciting technologies that they’re working on and expect to release in coming weeks during the I/O’18 conference Tuesday. CEO Sundar Pichai delivered the keynote address Tuesday during which he talked about their artificial intelligence, voice technology, image enhancement, chip technology improvements and more. Wait until you see the part on Google ‘Duplex’ where the google assistant will ...

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Chinese Scientist Sentenced to Prison in Theft of Engineered Rice

A Chinese scientist was sentenced to 121 months in a federal prison for conspiring to steal samples of a variety of rice seeds from a Kansas biopharmaceutical research facility. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and U.S. Attorney Stephen R. ...

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Orbitz says 880,000 accounts compromised in data breach

Orbitz announced today that it has identified and remediated a data security incident affecting a legacy travel booking platform. “While conducting an investigation of a legacy Orbitz platform, we determined on March 1, 2018, that there was evidence suggesting that, between October 1, 2017, and December 22, 2017, an attacker may have accessed personal information stored on this consumer and business partner platform,” the company ...

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Poll: Most Believe U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable to Enemy Attack

75 percent believe federal government coordination, funding needed Only eight percent of Americans believe the U.S. government is doing all it should to protect the electric grid from a potential attack.  According to a new Protect Our Power poll, 62 percent of Americans believe the nation’s electric power transmission grid is vulnerable to cyber or physical attacks from foreign enemies. ...

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Media says McMaster is leaving; White House says nope

The Washington Post reported Thursday that President Donald Trump has decided to replace H.R. McMaster as national security advisor, something the White House denies. Trump is now comfortable with ousting McMaster, with whom he never personally gelled, but is willing to take time executing the move because he wants to ensure both that the three-star Army general is not humiliated ...

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Trump administration issues new sanctions against Russians over election meddling, cyber attacks

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five entities and 19 individuals under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) as well as Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended, and codified pursuant to CAATSA. “The Administration is confronting and countering ...

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