Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Renault latest automaker fighting emissions scandal

Renault latest automaker fighting emissions scandal

For the past two years, automotive industry headlines have been dominated by the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. Turns out, they were not the only kid trying to get a peek at the test answers.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Protesters leverage NFL to fight pipeline

Protesters leverage NFL to fight pipeline


Nearly every televised home game this season, the color commentators for Minnesota Vikings games have commented on the palatial new stadium the Vikings enjoyed this year. The stadium is a true conversation piece, but that’s not what had people talking at a recent game.

Protestors trying to drum up support for action against the Dakota Access oil pipeline ascended a truss connected to the roof of US Bank Stadium during the week 17 match against the Chicago Bears.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Apple cashing in on most popular game

Apple cashing in on most popular game

This was supposed to be the season of Nintendo. With the release of the NES Classic edition along with new games and updates to the Wii gaming system, Nintendo was supposed to be the big video game splash at the end of 2016. But poor planning, low inventory, and online price gougers have Nintendo fans aggravated.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rogue One expands on timeless galaxy far far away

Rogue One expands on timeless galaxy far far away

It’s a sequel to the prequels to the originals … and some are saying it’s the best Star Wars movie since The Empire Strikes Back.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ikea’s “creative” names baffle consumers

Ikea’s “creative” names baffle consumers

It’s a cinch that Ikea furniture and furnishings are a hit with Americans, especially Millennials, who prefer to save a little and assemble their Hemnes themselves. But that doesn’t mean the Swedish import hasn’t been subject to some good-natured ribbing over their easy to pronounce but otherwise incomprehensible -- at least to Americans -- names. Knowing how these things work, Ikea is using this quirk in their favor.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Starbucks CEO resigns

Starbucks CEO resigns

Typically, at least for the past few years, if Starbucks is in the news in December it’s because of a “much ado about nothing” uproar related to “holiday cups.” Even though the company debuted the holiday-themed beverage holders way back in 1997, it wasn’t until a few years back that the cups became a source of so much faux outrage, mostly online.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

RIP Carol Brady, the archetype of the sitcom mom

 RIP Carol Brady, the archetype of the sitcom mom

Celebrities die every year, and every year people bemoan the passing of an era. But 2016 seems to have delivered a string of “big ones” … stars that not only embodied characters or messages but entire industries or cultural totems. Florence Henderson is no exception.