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Why This Priest Wants to Stop Using the Word “Christmas” and Replace It with Another

If you think Christmas has become largely about stressful gift-giving and a nearly two-month-long Christmas sales season, with little of Christ and his message, you are not alone. A Catholic priest from Ireland called on Christians to accept that they have “lost Christmas,” urging them to abandon the word completely. Why? Father Desmond O’Donnell believes that the word has lost ... Read More »

When It Comes To Race And Sports, Who Owns An Athlete’s Opinions?

The NFL’s players are 70 percent black; its fans are 83 percent white and 64 percent male, according to online sports site The Real GM. And when it comes to the current controversy over the national anthem and players taking a knee, that statistic is playing a huge role. It leads to the idea, says Amira Rose Davis of Penn State ... Read More »

One in four smartphone owners spends more than 7 hours a day on it

Counterpoint published some interesting numbers about daily smartphone usage and mobile technology attitude. According to the researchers, half of smartphone users spend more than 5 hours a day on their mobile devices, with 26% of all owners spending more than 7 hours. The annual spending on smartphone hardware across the globe exceeds $370 billion. Counterpoint also published a detailed analysis ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 XL pops up on FCC, LG will be making it

Earlier today we told you about a billboard, revealing the launch date of the new Pixel phones by Google. Two devices are expected to arrive – the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL and the latter just popped up on FCC. The Pixel 2 XL will be built by LG and come with a 6” FullVision screen like the one in the LG V30. ... Read More »

Apple’s iPhone X livestream starts 5PM GMT, here’s how to watch it

The inaugural event at the Steve Jobs Theater will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone – the gadget that changed the smartphone field. We know what to expect beyond the iPhone X (get it, like Mac OS X, it is the 10th version), but watching Tim Cook & co unveil the things live is still going to be a lot of ... Read More »

‘Stop having sex at Christmas’: Exhausted midwife begs couples to refrain during the festive season – because it leads to a surge in September births

It seems a little early for a Christmas appeal. But one midwife has asked people to refrain from having sex during the season of goodwill after a spike in babies born this month. September is traditionally a busy time for maternity units, coming nine months after the frivolities. London-based midwife Mhairi Maharry, 33, took to social media to jokingly ask ... Read More »

Technology Is Already Eliminating Driver Jobs — Here’s How To Trade It

Shutterstock Everyone is worried about robots. Elon Musk fears they will kill us all if we give them both deadly weapons and autonomy. He certainly has a point, but the non-lethal scenarios are no picnic either. Robots are already taking over human jobs at a rapid pace. Robots are already taking over human jobs at a rapid pace. Worse, artificial intelligence (AI) systems ... Read More »

What is Purchase Order Financing and is It Right for Your Business?

You just got a big order but your inventory of supplies is down. No need to worry about losing the business. Purchase order financing can set you up with the supplies and inventory you’ll need to start that new job.  Small Business Trends interviewed Taylor Haddix, Funding Specialist at Segway Financial, LLC, to learn more about this financial tool. “Purchase order ... Read More »

A people-owned internet exists. Here is what it looks like

‘Whatever happens in Washington, we can start building an internet that respects our rights on the local level.’ Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images Like many Americans, I don’t have a choice about my internet service provider. I live in a subsidized housing development where there’s only one option, and it happens to be, by some accounts, the most hated company in the ... Read More »

Microsoft will save Microsoft Paint, making it a downloadable app

Microsoft signaled an about-face in a blog post Monday night by Megan Saunders, a general manager within the Windows Experiences group. Instead of deprecating Paint in Windows 10 (which seemed to many to be the first step toward oblivion), Saunders said Microsoft would release MS Paint in the Windows Store as a free app. “MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have ... Read More »