Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

June 21, 2018

AT&T launches a low-cost live TV streaming service, WatchTV

Tech -- TechCrunch - AT&T this morning announced the launch of a second TV streaming service, called WatchTV, days after its merger with Time Warner....

June 21, 2018 07:08 PM

Uber drivers made more than $600 million in tips in one year

Tech -- TechCrunch - Since finally launching in-app tipping for drivers last year, Uber has facilitated more than $600 million worth of payments in...

June 21, 2018 07:03 PM

Easily transform your boring bike into an ebike with the GeoOrbital Wheel

Tech -- Digital Trends - Transform your regular bicycle into a fully powered electric bicycle in under 60 seconds with the GeoOrbital wheel. The fully...

June 21, 2018 06:52 PM

Lyft makes it easier to track business travel expenses

Tech -- TechCrunch - Lyft announced today that taking a business trip and then actually turning in your travel receipts just got a whole lot easier....

June 21, 2018 06:50 PM

Robots and delivery services take over a kitchen-free future, reports says

Tech -- Digital Trends - UBS analysts suggest that the traditional home kitchen might be permanently altered by meal-delivery services, envisioning a...

June 21, 2018 06:43 PM

AMC is launching a MoviePass-like subscription service

Tech -- The Verge - The largest theater chain in America has announced that it will now offer a subscription service that allows patrons to watch up...

June 21, 2018 05:06 PM

How to use Google Assistant, and all the 'OK, Google' commands you need to know

Tech -- Digital Trends - You may not be aware of all the things that you can do by simply speaking with Google Assistant. We've put together a comprehensive...

June 21, 2018 04:46 PM

Amazon Prime Wardrobe officially launches to all U.S. Prime members

Tech -- TechCrunch - Prime Wardrobe, Amazon's "try before you buy" shopping service first announced last summer, is officially out of beta and open to...

June 21, 2018 04:45 PM

June 20, 2018

The best guitar tuner apps

Tech -- Digital Trends - Don't embarrass yourself by playing Wonderwall on an out of tune guitar. We've tested some of the best guitar tuner apps, so...

June 20, 2018 05:27 PM

Personal finance startup SmartAsset raises $28M

Tech -- TechCrunch - I first wrote about SmartAsset nearly six years ago, when it launched its first product, a tool allowing prospective homebuyers...

June 20, 2018 05:25 PM

Star Trek: Discovery showrunner's new five-year deal could bring Patrick Stewart back to the franchise

Tech -- The Verge - After several years of tumult, Star Trek: Discovery - and the greater Star Trek TV empire - may finally be getting some stability:...

June 20, 2018 05:25 PM

Starz launches 14 channels on YouTube TV

Tech -- TechCrunch - YouTube's live TV streaming service is getting a big addition, starting today. Starz is rolling out its 14 channels, including Starz,...

June 20, 2018 05:24 PM

Throw some shade at your living space with voice-controlled, self-tinting glass

Tech -- Digital Trends - Sage Electrochromics unveiled a prototype of its dynamic glass called SageGlass back in 2015, and its latest innovation comes...

June 20, 2018 05:23 PM

AT&T gives wireless customers free streaming TV, fueled by Time Warner purchase

Tech -- Digital Trends - On the heels of purchasing Time Warner for $85.4 billion, AT&T announced the launch of AT&T Watch TV. Described as a "very,...

June 20, 2018 05:07 PM

Here's Ford's plan for Detroit

Tech -- TechCrunch - Ford will spend the next four years transforming at least 1.2 million square feet of space in Corktown-Detroit's oldest neighborhood-into...

June 20, 2018 05:06 PM

June 19, 2018

How to Save Money on Groceries

Life -- Lifehacker - Food is the average American household's largest expenditure after housing and transportation, according to the Bureau of Labor...

June 19, 2018 07:20 PM

A pack of wolves is about to save this national park

Popular Science -- With any luck, a boatload of predators is headed to Isle Royale.

After years of debate, the National Park Service announced...

June 19, 2018 06:38 PM

How to improve your posture

Popular Science -- Start by tossing out the idea that you need to sit perfectly straight.

Posture is a common boogeyman in modern medicine. It may...

June 19, 2018 06:38 PM

G7 Women Need Safety to Make Gender Inequality History

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Gallup data suggest that a lot of work remains to "make gender inequality history" in regard to women's safety -- even among...

June 19, 2018 06:13 PM

RFK's assassination: A medical analysis of his injuries and neurosurgical care

Life -- EurekAlert - Covers the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The authors 'review the eyewitness reports of the mechanism of injury, the care rendered...

June 19, 2018 06:12 PM

An Active Prominence on the Sun

Life -- Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sometimes the Sun's surface becomes a whirlwind of activity.

June 19, 2018 06:11 PM

How the Brain Plays a Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Life -- Neuroscience News - Peripheral inflammation is associated with brain connectivity and structure in those with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study...

June 19, 2018 06:10 PM

Another Day at the Office

Life -- NASA Image of the day - "Space was our office yesterday. #EVA51," said International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold on Friday.

June 19, 2018 06:03 PM

Trump Job Approval at 45%, Tying Personal Best

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Donald Trump's job approval rating averaged 45% the week of June 11-17, tying his personal high.

June 19, 2018 06:03 PM

Daily fasting works for weight loss

Life -- EurekAlert - A new study shows that daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure. The study is the first to examine...

June 19, 2018 06:00 PM

'Slow earthquakes' on San Andreas Fault increase risk of large quakes, say ASU scientists

Life -- EurekAlert - A detailed study of the California fault has discovered a new kind of movement that isn't accounted for in earthquake forecasting.

June 19, 2018 06:00 PM

Amazon made a special version of Alexa for hotels with Echo speakers in their rooms

Tech -- The Verge - Amazon is today introducing Alexa for Hospitality, a special version of the company's voice assistant that will be distributed on...

June 19, 2018 04:13 PM

The 2019 Mercedes G-Wagen is where past and present meet under the hood

Tech -- The Verge - Steep hills, narrow roads, and even some two-wheeled action in the German automaker's new spin on a classic

June 19, 2018 03:53 PM

James Hinchcliffe opens up about crash that nearly killed him

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports -- In 2015, Indy car driver James Hinchcliffe crashed while practicing for the Indianapolis 500, suffering major injuries that...

June 19, 2018 03:48 PM

June 18, 2018

How Much Cash Should Retirees Hold?

Kiplinger.com -- If you're thinking about three months' worth of expenses, you might want to think again. Three years' worth might be more like it for many people.

June 18, 2018 05:12 PM

Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Reaches 12-Year High

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the country has reached a 12-year high of 38%, one point above last...

June 18, 2018 04:33 PM

Diabetes may be an early manifestation of pancreatic cancer

Life -- EurekAlert - A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression...

June 18, 2018 04:33 PM

One in 5 parents did not talk to kids about what to do if they got lost at an amusement park

Life -- EurekAlert - New report indicates several opportunities to reduce safety risks for children in the amusement park environment.

June 18, 2018 04:32 PM

One galaxy, three supernovae

Life -- ESA-Hubble POW - In astronomy, the devil is in the details - as this image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for...

June 18, 2018 04:31 PM

Mars Engulfed

Life -- Astronomy Picture of the Day - What's happened to Mars?

June 18, 2018 04:31 PM

How to Create Your Own Custom Alexa Skills

Life -- Lifehacker - Your Amazon Echo device is already pretty customizable in terms of what skills you add to it. What you may not realize is if you...

June 18, 2018 04:29 PM

Workday is a great place to work, and it wants to stay that way

Enterprise -- Computerworld - It's not much of a secret that Workday is a great place to work. In addition to being ranked by Computerworld as the No. 4 large...

June 18, 2018 03:50 PM

10 TED talks to sharpen your communication skills

Enterprise -- The Enterprisers Project - Do you feel like when you talk, no one listens? Or do you struggle to remember what you hear? Improve your speaking...

June 18, 2018 03:48 PM

iOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone location during 911 calls

Tech -- The Verge - Apple has just announced a new iOS 12 feature for the US this fall: automatic location sharing with first responders when you dial...

June 18, 2018 03:45 PM

Retirees planning to downsize should brace for sticker shock

CNBC-Top Business -- Many retirees are surprised that their long-assumed plan to downsize will cost more than they thought.

June 18, 2018 03:13 AM

3 key considerations for retirees taking on part-time work

CNBC-Top Business -- If you return to work in retirement, be aware of how extra income will affect other areas of your financial life.

June 18, 2018 03:13 AM

Here are some overlooked ways to make your money last in retirement

CNBC-Top Business -- You've worked for years to accumulate a nest egg for your retirement. Here's how to make it last.

June 18, 2018 03:12 AM

Warren Buffett and Mark Cuban met for lunch at Dairy Queen

CNBC-Top Business -- Cuban had a chili cheese dog.

June 18, 2018 03:12 AM

4 easy ways to increase your retirement income

CNBC-Top Business -- Careful retirement planning is important. Here are four things you can do on your own to tip the scales in your favor.

June 18, 2018 03:12 AM

10 documentaries that will make you a lot smarter about money

Think -- Big Think - There's no escaping its vast power and utility for the human enterprise. Stories, great tales, and songs have all been written about...

June 18, 2018 03:05 AM

A Home Away From Home for People With Dementia, Alzheimer's

U.S. News -- As her disease worsened, Kristin Prieur's mother, who suffers from dementia, spent her days socializing at Circles of Caring, an adult day health...

June 18, 2018 02:57 AM

How Much Should You Save to Fund Major Expenses?

U.S. News -- Here's how much to save for a new home, a child's education, a new car and your retirement.

June 18, 2018 02:56 AM

How a Bond Tent Protects Your Nest Egg

U.S. News -- Instead of campers, this tent offers shelter for investors nearing retirement.

June 18, 2018 02:55 AM

10 Tips for Managing Time in Retirement

U.S. News -- Here's how to find a balance between an over-scheduled retirement and boredom.

June 18, 2018 02:53 AM