Some Staples stores in Boston are getting podcast studios

Even Staples, the office supply store, can’t resist the lure of podcasts. The retailer is teaming up with iHeartRadio to build podcast studios at six of its stores in the Boston area. The studios will be soundproof, have enough space for four people to record, and will sync with another company called Spreaker’s technology so […]

Asian American teen in L.A. assaulted over coronavirus

A Los Angeles County middle school student was allegedly assaulted last week amid fears over the new coronavirus. The teen was reportedly bullied and assaulted because he is of Asian descent, L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis said at a press conference last Thursday. “I am concerned because as someone who is also of immigrant background, […]

Barcelona sign Martin Braithwaite

Barcelona says it has signed Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite to help fill its injury-depleted attack. Barcelona said on Thursday it agreed to pay the 18 million euros ($19.4 million) buyout clause in Braithwaite’s contract with Spanish league rival Leganes. Barcelona was granted permission to sign a Spanish league player after it was left without Luis […]

Wheelchair user creates ramps out of Lego to make places more accessible

Rita Ebel has used a wheelchair for more than 20 years after she was injured in a car accident. Struggling with accessibility in her home town of Hanau, Germany, Rita decided to create her own ramps using Lego bricks. She was inspired by another wheelchair user called Corina Huber, who had created a plan for […]

Lofty stocks, hefty debt sow seeds of worry for some at Fed

Rock-bottom corporate bond yields, high levels of business debt and one of the fastest expansions of stock market valuations on record are worrying some Federal Reserve officials who fret such financial imbalances could aggravate any negative shocks to the U.S. economy. While agreeing that overall financial vulnerabilities were modest, minutes of the Fed’s latest policy […]

You can now set Sonos speakers as the default playback option for Google Assistant

Sonos only added Google Assistant as a voice playback option for its smart speakers last year, and the two companies are still working toward adding new features and building out a more robust software relationship. (Strangely, this relationship seems unaffected by the ongoing patent infringement lawsuit between the two companies.) The newest feature, added through […]

Pervert spared jail for grooming girl, 12, because of ‘appalling’ police delays

A man who groomed a young girl has walked free because of police delays that led to the case not coming to court for nearly four years. Mark Davison, 30, got his victim, 12, to send indecent pictures of herself to him on Snapchat as part of a fantasy relationship. He admitted to police what […]

Werner to Liverpool? Leipzig star keen on Premier League transfer

Timo Werner ripped Tottenham apart in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday and the RB Leipzig striker was immediately asked about a possible Premier League transfer amid reported interest from Liverpool. It’s safe to say that Werner is keen on a move to the reigning European and World champs as multiple reports have linked the […]

S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record closing highs, lifted by China stimulus hopes

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose to record closing highs on Wednesday as optimism that China would take more measures to prop up its economy eased concerns about the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic. Stocks held gains following the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting, which showed policymakers were […]

Nissan launches a subscription service starting at $699 a month

Car subscriptions: they’re totally a thing! The latest automaker to test the waters on subscriptions is Nissan, which just launched a new, two-tier service in Houston, Texas. It’s called “Nissan Switch,” and it will feature a variety of models, including the all-electric Nissan Leaf Plus, the Titan pickup, and the GT-R sports car. Nissan Switch […]