Alphabet’s capital expenditures almost double in second quarter as Google chases Amazon in cloud

Alphabet’s capital expenditures almost double in second quarter as Google chases Amazon in cloud

Alphabet's capital expenditures in the latest quarter almost doubled, as Google continues to build out data centers for products like its cloud services. In the second quarter, those costs jumped to $5.48 billion from $2.48 billion a year earlier, Alphabet said in its earnings report after the close of trading on Monday. Analysts on average…
Google Translate is generating ominous religious prophecies for some reason

Google Translate is generating ominous religious prophecies for some reason

A frightening glitch dubbed TranslateGate on Reddit has yielded an unsettling amount of sinister messages.Image: mohinimurti/shutterstockBy Diamond Naga Siu2018-07-23 21:44:55 UTC Google Translate is, er, having some issues. For instance, if you open the tool, select Maori as the language you want Google to translate from, and type "dog" 16 times in the box for…
Mamma Mia! Here we go again with the memes.

Mamma Mia! Here we go again with the memes.

Life is short, the world is wide. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again fans want to make some memes. The sequel to the guilty pleasure movie/musical jam-packed with ABBA songs was released in theaters this past weekend and it truly delivered. It had romance, it had an abundance of perfect blonde beach waves, it had…
A Republican group is digging up dirt on business leaders who could take on Trump in 2020 White House race

A Republican group is digging up dirt on business leaders who could take on...

The midterm elections for 2018 are still months away. Yet a Trump-supporting super PAC is already digging up dirt on billionaire executives and Wall Street titans who could be potential opponents for President Donald Trump in the 2020 race for the White House Super PAC America Rising is gearing up for battle against potential candidates…
MoviePass shareholders approve 2 measures meant to keep the company from being kicked off its stock exchange (HMNY)

MoviePass shareholders approve 2 measures meant to keep the company from being kicked off...

MoviePass/Reuters Investors in Helios and Matheson — which own 92% of MoviePass — approved two measures on Monday designed to help the company avoid delisting. Shareholders approved the possibilities of issuing 4.5 billion new shares or of carrying out a reverse stock split, which can be exercised independently at management's discretion.  The stock has fallen…
‘The Lorax’ may have been inspired by a tree-loving African monkey

‘The Lorax’ may have been inspired by a tree-loving African monkey

In the early 1970s, Dr. Seuss was struggling.  Amid the growing environmentalist movement in the United States, punctuated by President Richard Nixon's creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the establishment of the now-beleaguered Endangered Species Act, Dr. Seuss — otherwise known as Theodore Geisel — wanted to write a conservation-themed book for children.  But…
Trump considers stripping security clearances of James Comey, Andrew McCabe and other ex-officials

Trump considers stripping security clearances of James Comey, Andrew McCabe and other ex-officials

Reuters A combination of file photos show U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. April 9, 2018 and former FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2017. President Donald Trump is considering pulling the national security clearances of top-level former intelligence officials for making what…
Alphabet is closing in on all-time highs ahead of earnings (GOOGL)

Alphabet is closing in on all-time highs ahead of earnings (GOOGL)

Beck Diefenbach/Reuters Alphabet shares are nearing record highs ahead of the company's second-quarter earnings. The results come less than a week after Alphabet was fined a record $5 billion by the European Union.  Watch Alphabet trade in real time here. Shares of Google-parent Alphabet are trading up 1% at $1,210 a share ahead of the…
Dude mods his car’s windshield washer fluid to squirt kombucha in his mouth

Dude mods his car’s windshield washer fluid to squirt kombucha in his mouth

Have you ever seen something that makes you truly question the fate of humanity? YouTuber Daniel Tillotson rigged up a juice dispenser through his car, so that instead of shooting washer fluid, it would send a stream of possibly toxic liquid straight into his mouth.  He starts by draining the wiper fluid from his car,…
This Instagram influencer started her own clothing line to promote body positivity

This Instagram influencer started her own clothing line to promote body positivity

Ciera Rogers translated her Instagram popularity into a successful online clothing business Babes and Felines. The label features clothing for women with curvier body types that are often overlooked in the fashion industry. Filmed at Cure Thrift Shop in New York.