Bernie Madoff, Architect of Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Is Dead at 82

More than money was lost. At least two people, in despair over their losses, committed suicide. A major Madoff investor suffered a fatal heart attack after months of contentious litigation over his role in the scheme. Some investors lost their homes. Others lost the trust and friendship of relatives and friends they had inadvertently steered… Continue reading Bernie Madoff, Architect of Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Is Dead at 82

Paul Theroux’s New Novel Takes On Life’s Crashing Waves

UNDER THE WAVE AT WAIMEABy Paul Theroux “Talk of books, here especially, seemed irrelevant,” Paul Theroux writes in “Under the Wave at Waimea,” his latest novel. “What was the point of mentioning these inert objects while on the beach, facing the moonlit sea flickering with chop and now and then a wave bursting in blackness… Continue reading Paul Theroux’s New Novel Takes On Life’s Crashing Waves

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick Lite is on sale for $20 for Prime members | Engadget

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon’s most affordable streaming device just got cheaper for Prime members. The Fire TV Stick Lite is… Continue reading Amazon’s Fire TV Stick Lite is on sale for $20 for Prime members | Engadget

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Apple begins studying whether the Watch can predict COVID-19 | Engadget

Apple said in September that it would launch a study into the use of the Apple Watch as a predictor for COVID-19, and it’s now acting on that promise. AppleInsider and MacRumors report that Apple, the University of Washington and the Seattle Flu Study have begun accepting volunteers for a Seattle area study gauging whether… Continue reading Apple begins studying whether the Watch can predict COVID-19 | Engadget

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Plex’s latest funding will boost its own streaming catalog while supporting others | Engadget

From its roots as a DIY streamer for digital media collectors, Plex has expanded into ad-supported entertainment by striking content deals with Hollywood studios and TV networks. Today, it’s announcing a $50 million funding round that could fuel its transformation into a one-stop shop for all things streaming. Plex plans to put around 30 percent… Continue reading Plex’s latest funding will boost its own streaming catalog while supporting others | Engadget

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Amazon’s redesigned Echo Buds offer improved noise cancellation for $120 | Engadget

Amazon’s Echo Buds were successful in offering an AirPods alternative to people who prefer Alexa to Siri. Hands-free access to the assistant worked well, the earbuds were affordable at $130 and the company offered a decent amount of customization. However, the first-gen model didn’t sound great, battery life was short and Bose-powered Active Noise Reduction… Continue reading Amazon’s redesigned Echo Buds offer improved noise cancellation for $120 | Engadget

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Derek Chauvin Trial Latest Updates: Medical Witnesses for Chauvin’s Defense May Begin Testifying

The defense for the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is expected to call medical witnesses to the stand as soon as Wednesday, in the hopes of combating the claims of earlier witnesses who testified that George Floyd died from a deprivation of oxygen. For the first time in the trial, a witness testified on… Continue reading Derek Chauvin Trial Latest Updates: Medical Witnesses for Chauvin’s Defense May Begin Testifying

What to Know About Johnson & Johnson Vaccines in California

Good morning. The nation’s vaccination campaign has been rolling along and picking up steam. Some 22 percent of California’s roughly 40 million residents are fully vaccinated, and more are signing up for appointments. Covid-19 case rates in the state are at some of their lowest levels since the start of the pandemic. All of that… Continue reading What to Know About Johnson & Johnson Vaccines in California

Will Afghanistan Become a Terrorism Safe Haven Once Again?

“The terrorism threat from the Afghan region is not zero, but, at the moment, it’s less than it is in other parts of the world,” Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in an interview on Tuesday. “So the question is, can we continue to suppress… Continue reading Will Afghanistan Become a Terrorism Safe Haven Once Again?

Vizio’s rotating Elevate soundbar is $220 off at Wellbots | Engadget

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. As high-tech as some TVs can be, many still have lackluster sound. Adding a soundbar to your… Continue reading Vizio’s rotating Elevate soundbar is $220 off at Wellbots | Engadget

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Opinion | I’m in a Police Union That Holds Bad Cops Accountable

This week, a veteran officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., killed an unarmed man, claiming to have mistaken her gun for her Taser. The Ethical Society of Police, a St. Louis group consisting mostly of Black officers, was quick to comment on the shooting, calling out the negligence of the officer. What is it like for… Continue reading Opinion | I’m in a Police Union That Holds Bad Cops Accountable

Urbanista says its solar-powered headphones can basically play endlessly | Engadget

Audio brand Urbanista is looking to bring an end to the problem of wireless active noise cancellation (ANC) headphones running out of power. The company claims the Powerfoyle solar cell material used on the Urbanista Los Angeles headphones can charge the battery with any kind of light, not just solar. The idea is that you’ll… Continue reading Urbanista says its solar-powered headphones can basically play endlessly | Engadget

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Soapbox: Hurry Up And Release The Switch Pro Already, My Switch Is Dying

© Nintendo Life Getting a new piece of technology is a lot like getting a puppy on Christmas Day. The rest of the afternoon and evening are likely to be spent playing with your new present, marvelling at how perfect and new it is, and changing all the settings so it’s just the way you… Continue reading Soapbox: Hurry Up And Release The Switch Pro Already, My Switch Is Dying

Steve Urkel Actor Jaleel White Launching New Weed Brand On 4/20

Jaleel White, who played Steve Urkel on Family Matters, is following in the footsteps of Seth Rogen and launching his own weed brand. He has partnered with 710 Labs to create a new line of cannabis called ItsPurpl. White is planning to launch his new marijuana line on the stoner’s holiday, April 20. At launch,… Continue reading Steve Urkel Actor Jaleel White Launching New Weed Brand On 4/20

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