Sport

Report: Hawks offered John Collins more than $90M on contract extension

John Collins wanted a max contract extension – projected to be worth $125,903,904 if for four years – before last month’s deadline. The Hawks apparently came fairly close. Chris Kirschner and Sam Amick of The Athletic: sources say he left a deal worth more than $90 million on the table That’s a large extension to […]

Lifestyle

Aggressive video games: Effects on mental health and behaviors in young people

Aggressive video games are not a risk factor for mental health problems, according to a new study of more than 3,000 youth. This study is part of a special issue on the effects of violent video games published in the peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., Stetson University, and C.K. John […]

Business

French government hardens stance against Carrefour takeover

France on Thursday took a tough line against any takeover of retailer Carrefour by a foreign company, dealing a major blow to a near $20 billion bid approach by Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told Reuters that the government wanted to preserve the country’s food security and sovereignty. “Having Carrefour being […]

Technology

Qualcomm is using a larger and faster sensor in 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint reader

Among the usual upgrades that accompany smartphones each year, buyers of upcoming smartphones like the Galaxy S21 can expect a faster, more accurate biometric experience enabled by Qualcomm’s latest fingerprint sensor. The company has said that the tech will make its way to mobile devices in early 2021, so there’s a good chance of it […]

News

Capitol riot suspect plotted to sell stolen Pelosi laptop to Russian intelligence, authorities say

A Pennsylvania woman accused of being one of the Capitol rioters told a former “romantic partner” that she planned to steal a laptop computer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and sell it to Russian intelligence, court documents revealed Monday. Riley June Williams, 22, was charged with disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds with the intent […]

Sport

James Harden on Rockets exit: ‘I wasn’t disrespectful to anyone’

James Harden asked the Rockets to trade him to the Nets. The Rockets traded him to the Nets. Between, Harden flaunted the NBA’s coronavirus protocols to party, arrived late to training camp, got into it with teammates during practice and publicly declared the Rockets to be broken beyond repair. Harden in his introductory press conference […]

Lifestyle

Approximately half of AD dementia cases are mild, one-fifth are severe

What percent of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) currently have severe dementia? Do more people have mild disease? Or are the majority suffering with moderate dementia? A new study using data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) sheds light on these trends. Boston University School of Medicine researchers have found that slightly more than half […]

Business

French Finance Minister met Couche-Tard founder over Carrefour offer

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has met on Friday Alimentation Couche-Tard’s founder and executive chairman Alain Bouchard, a spokesman for the minister said. Le Maire expressed France’s stiff opposition to a possible near-$20 billion takeover of Carrefour by Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard.

Technology

Facebook tells WhatsApp users its data collection isn’t so bad

The pop-up notifications that Facebook used to inform users of the policy changes sounded like what many are calling “an ultimatum.” “By tapping Agree, you accept the new terms and privacy policy, which take effect on February 8, 2021,” the notice reads. “After this date, you’ll need to accept these updates to continue using WhatsApp. […]

News

New Jersey reservist, with Navy base clearance, charged in connection to deadly Capitol riot

An Army reservist, who has “secret” clearance to a cache of military supplies, was criminally charged for his role in this month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, officials said. The charges filed against Timothy Louis Hale-Cusanelli, of Colts Neck, New Jersey, come as the FBI, fearing insider threats, seeks to vet service members who […]