The U.S. Economy Is Growing a Little Slower than Initially Believed

The U.S. Economy Is Growing a Little Slower than Initially Believed

It’s official: The U.S. economy grew in the first quarter of the year, but slightly less than initially believed. The gross domestic product, or GDP, rose at a 2.2% annual rate during the first three months of the year, slower than the 2.3% initially reported, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. The drop can be […]

Google Chrome 67 Will Allow Password-Free Sign-Ins for Most Websites

Google Chrome 67 Will Allow Password-Free Sign-Ins for Most Websites

Google is making it easier to sign into websites without the hassle of entering passwords. The tech giant this week said it would release an updated desktop version of it browser, Chrome, that will allow users to log into online services using biometrics like fingerprints and through authenticators like a security key or mobile phone […]

Harvey Weinstein Indicted by Grand Jury on Rape and Sex Act Charges

Harvey Weinstein Indicted by Grand Jury on Rape and Sex Act Charges

A grand jury has voted to indict Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on charges of rape and criminal sexual act, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Weinstein, 66, was charged Friday with first-degree and third-degree rape for an incident that occurred with an unnamed woman in 2013, and first-degree criminal sexual act for an incident that occurred with Lucia […]

This Year’s NBA Finals Are Once Again a Battle of Entrepreneurs

This Year’s NBA Finals Are Once Again a Battle of Entrepreneurs

For the fourth consecutive year, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the NBA Finals in what promises to be a battle of skill, grit and, yes, entrepreneurship. Of course, each team’s owner and general manager possesses a level of business acumen to make it this far, but let’s narrow our focus […]

AI Is Better at Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Your Doctor, Study Finds

AI Is Better at Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Your Doctor, Study Finds

A new study has found that artificial intelligence is better than humans at detecting skin cancer. The study, published in the journal Annals of Oncology, put dermatologists against a computer that had been trained to tell the difference between cancerous skin lesions and benign ones. In the end, the dermatologists were only 86.6% accurate at […]

New 4K scan of Treat Williams-starring monster movie Deep Rising sailing to Blu-ray

New 4K scan of Treat Williams-starring monster movie Deep Rising sailing to Blu-ray

“I’ve got a really bad feeling about this…” Your writer recently revisited, with some trepidation, the 1998 horror movie Deep Rising two decades after having a blast seeing it on the big screen. Heavily reliant on a computer-generated sea monster, but made at a time when CG was still in its infancy, it seemed unlikely […]

Summer 2018 book preview: 7 thrillers you need to read this summer

Summer 2018 book preview: 7 thrillers you need to read this summer

This book is what you get when you combine an esteemed East Coast prep school, a secretive student society looking to sow chaos on campus, a high-stakes initiation process, and the still-unsolved disappearance of the beautiful wife of a real-estate mogul. The mysterious disappearance is that of Grace Fairchild, mother of protagonist Charlie Calloway. She […]

Escape From New York actor Frank Doubleday dies at 73

Escape From New York actor Frank Doubleday dies at 73

Actor Frank Doubleday has died at the age of 73. Doubleday’s credits included 1987’s Broadcast News and 1991’s Dollman. To genre fans, however, the actor will always be associated with director John Carpenter who cast him in two classic films: 1976’s siege-thriller Assault on Precinct 13 and 1981’s dystopian Escape From New York, in which […]

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