August 22, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus evaluation: must you spend for the stylus?

How much would you pay to have a stylus in your phone? That’s the essential question for the Note 10 Plus. It wasn’t always this way: the Note line has meant a few different things over its eight-year history. It was the first phone that convinced us that big screens were great, the phone that proved there was a market for a super powerful Android phone, and (of course) the phone that had to be recalled because its battery lit on fire.
August 22, 2019

A former Mass. State Police union president and a lobbyist have been charged with fraud. Here’s what we all know.

Federal authorities arrested the former president of the Massachusetts State Police union Wednesday, alleging that he pocketed tens of thousands of dollars through embezzling cash and accepting kickback payments from a lobbyist since 2012.
August 22, 2019

Business Roundtable Statement Doesn’t Mean Corporations Will Dramatically Change Operations: ‘Only Time Will Tell’

Over 180 major CEOs said Monday that they were redefining the social purpose of corporations to endorse more social responsibility, prompting a flurry of analyses touting the renewed social mission of large businesses. But the statement, if realized, is just the beginning of a longer process to restructure how corporations operate, experts in business administration, management and social corporate responsibility told Newsweek.
August 22, 2019

Russia Says It ‘Will Always Stand’ with Venezuela Against U.S. As Secret Talks Emerge

Russia has reaffirmed its commitment to backing Venezuela as the Latin American state faced U.S.-led attempts to oust its government. Venezuela's government also recently revealed secret talks with Washington.
August 20, 2019

Sony acquires Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games

Sony has announced that it’ll be acquiring Insomniac Games, the game development studio behind the Ratchet & Clank series and, most recently, Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PS4.
August 20, 2019

Westworld Awakening is a VR sport that places you within the footwear of a newly self-aware android

Westworld Awakening, a new video game developed by HBO and Sprint Vector studio Survios, was the first time in a long time I’ve felt actual fear while in virtual reality. I was embodying Kate, a recently self-aware android in the universe of the hit HBO show about artificial intelligence, and I was instructed by my human companion over voice com to start sprinting. If I didn’t, a murderous, deluded android — unaware that he was no longer tasked with playing his scripted part — would cut me down with a Bowie knife. So I started swinging my arms furiously.
August 20, 2019

Radius’ science-fantasy premise is unbeatably tense

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review was first posted out of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. It is being republished to coincide with the film’s release on Amazon Prime Video.
August 18, 2019

Jarrett Stidham rallies Patriots to 22-17 victory over Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Damoun Patterson with 4:12 left, rallying the New England Patriots to a 22-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night.
August 18, 2019

5 takeaways from the Patriots’ preseason win over the Tennessee Titans

COMMENTARY Five rookie-centric takeaways from the Patriots’ come-from-behind, 22-17 preseason win over the Titans, as New England’s depth shone for a second straight triumph without Tom Brady and most of his fellow starters…
August 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders Says ‘We Will Go to War Against White Nationalism and Racism’

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told a group of people Saturday that if elected president in 2020, he will "go to war" with white nationalism and racism. Sanders said he would use every tool at his disposal, including executive orders.