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Google’s Smart Assistant Can Make Phone Calls

Google’s Smart Assistant Can Make Phone Calls

Joshua B., Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Big News

In Google’s 2018 I/O event, the company displayed their newest piece of artificial intelligence: making phone calls on your behalf. This new feature is intended to help users create reservations or schedule appointments. For example, a user could ask Google to “make [them] a haircut appointment on...

Three North Korean Captives Are Released

Three North Korean Captives Are Released

Joshua B., Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Big News

The remaining three U.S. captives in North Korea returned home on Thursday, May 10th, 2018. President Donald Trump was surprised that the North Korean dictator would release the detainees prior to their meeting on June 12th. The captives were sent to the Walter Reed Medical Center for a medical evaluation...

Apple Will Create A New Apple Pay Credit Card

Apple Will Create A New Apple Pay Credit Card

Joshua B., Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Big News

With the help of Goldman Sachs, Apple will create an Apple Pay credit card. The new credit card will likely launch in early 2019, and with over 100 million active Apple Pay users, the new credit card will likely be widely used. The credit card industry is currently worth about one trillion, so it appea...

Ford Develops A Way For The Blind To ‘Feel The View’

Ford Develops A Way For The Blind To ‘Feel The View’

Joshua B., Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Big News

Ford recently developed a car window that would allow a blind individual to ‘feel the view.’ The window utilizes a camera that takes photos of the outside surroundings. The image is then projected onto the window, and the window will vibrate when touched. A blind person could recreate the view using v...

Hawaiian Volcanic Eruption Causes Evacuations

Hawaiian Volcanic Eruption Causes Evacuations

Joshua B., Writer

May 4, 2018


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The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018. The volcano released lava into a residential area, causing mandatory evacuations. About 1,700 individuals were affected by this evacuation. The volcano erupted after numerous earthquakes shook the island. "I urge residents in Leilani Estates and the...

T-Mobile And Sprint Decide To Merge

T-Mobile And Sprint Decide To Merge

Joshua B., Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Big News

Recently, the third and fourth largest wireless carriers, T-Mobile and Sprint, agreed to merge. They previously attempted to merge back in 2014, but were rejected by the Department of Justice. Under the business-friendly Trump Administration, T-Mobile and Sprint hope they will be accepted. "The probl...

Subway Will Close 500 Stores In The U.S.

Subway Will Close 500 Stores In The U.S.

Joshua B., Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Big News

Subway will close 500 stores in the U.S. in order to expand their international presence. Globally, Subway has the most stores at 26,000—12,000 more than McDonald’s. However, they need to close 500 stores in the U.S. in order to fund the expansion of their “restaurant empire.” These closings...

Amazon Raised Price For Amazon Prime By 20 Dollars

Amazon Raised Price For Amazon Prime By 20 Dollars

Joshua B., Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Big News

On May 11th, 2018, Amazon will raise the price for its Prime service from 99 dollars to 119 dollars annually. Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon prime has more than 100 million members worldwide. The price change is due to the drastic increase of items that are eligible for two day shipping. In 2014, ...

Amazon Can Now Deliver To Your Car’s Trunk

Amazon Can Now Deliver To Your Car’s Trunk

Joshua B., Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Big News

Only a couple months ago, Amazon started Amazon Key. This would allow Amazon delivery workers to enter your house to deliver your package. Now, Amazon has created a new program that would allow Amazon to deliver to the trunk of your car. Amazon created this program to allow anyone who lives in an un...

First Electric Ferrari Beats Original In Race

First Electric Ferrari Beats Original In Race

Joshua B., Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Big News

Californian Eric Hutchinson converted a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS into an electric sports car. A professional driver raced both a stock GTS and the electric version on a timed course. After both cars were driven, the electric car finished ten seconds faster. Ferrari CEO previously announced that they would move ...

Barbara Bush Dies At Age 92

Barbara Bush Dies At Age 92

Joshua B., Writer

April 20, 2018


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Barbara Bush, the first lady of President George H. W. Bush, died on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. She was the second woman in history to be both a first lady and the mother of a future president. The funeral service is to be held on Friday, April 20th, 2018, at St. Martin’s Church in Houston. "My dear ...

C.I.A. Director Met With Kim Jong-Un In North Korea

C.I.A. Director Met With Kim Jong-Un In North Korea

Joshua B., Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Big News

The director of the C.I.A., Mike Pompeo, met with Kim Jong-un in North Korea over Easter weekend. The visit was kept secret from the public and was only recently confirmed by President Donald Trump. The meeting intended to set the foundation for Trump’s planned visit to North Korea later this year....

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