Day: May 21, 2020

Blocked by Big Ben on Twitter? You’re hardly alone

The recent video of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisbeger throwing passes and ultimately getting his Yukon Cornelius beard removed was posted to his Twitter page. Which, for plenty of Twitter users, made it impossible to watch. It was impossible to watch because the official Ben Roethlisberger Twitter account has blocked, indiscriminately and perhaps randomly, hundred if […]

Found: Brain structure that controls our behavior

For our social life and our profession we must be able to deal with our environment and other people. Executive functions, meaning the basic intellectual abilities that control human thought and action, help us to do this. These include selective attention, otherwise known as the ability to concentrate on one stimulus and suppress others, or […]

SoftBank’s Son hopes ‘winged unicorns’ can save crumbling tech empire

SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) CEO Masayoshi Son on Monday pinned his hopes on a small group of “winged unicorns” to save the performance of his $100 billion Vision Fund – although he gave few clues on which ones they would be. Announcing a record annual loss for his tech conglomerate, and an $18 billion shortfall […]

Apple supplier TSMC confirms it’s building an Arizona chip plant

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), which makes Apple’s A-series chips, plans to build an advanced chip factory in Arizona. The news was first reported yesterday by The Wall Street Journal and confirmed by TSMC today. The plant will make 5-nanometer transistor chips for TSMC, which the company has reportedly been testing with customers in Taiwan […]

Woman bravely displays ‘war wounds’ after being scarred for life by violent ex

A woman who was scarred for life when her jealous boyfriend ‘just went boom’ and tried to kill her has bravely shown off her ‘war wounds’ as a domestic violence survivor. Jade Herbert, 25, spoke out about her ordeal after her would-be murderer Fidel Robinson, 23, was jailed for 15 years after launching a frenzied […]