General Motors Reviving Hummer As Electric Vehicle

General Motors Reviving Hummer As Electric Vehicle

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is bringing back the Hummer as an all-electric pickup truck under the overall GMC brand. According to news reports, the new Jeep-like Hummer will be available beginning in 2022. Specific details of... 
France Calls For Solution On Digital Tax Dispute

France Calls For Solution On Digital Tax Dispute

France and the United States have given themselves until the end of the month to settle a dispute over the taxation of digital companies. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire is due to meet U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and... 
Startup Develops Brain-training Headband For Sleep

Startup Develops Brain-training Headband For Sleep

A French health tech startup has devised a way for people to train their brains during the day in order to sleep better at night. The Urgonight, which is on display at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week, uses games to teach... 
Samsung Reports 6.7 Million 5G Smartphones Sold In 2019

Samsung Reports 6.7 Million 5G Smartphones Sold In 2019

Samsung sold 6.7 million 5G smartphones worldwide in 2019 between the Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, marking better than expected sales for the company. Samsung only expected to sell 4 million 5G devices total by... 
President Signs Anti-robocall Bill Into Law

President Signs Anti-robocall Bill Into Law

The Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bipartisan law is aimed at reducing the scourge of the millions of unwanted robocalls... 
Ancient Mayan Palace Uncovered Near Cancun

Ancient Mayan Palace Uncovered Near Cancun

The remains of a vast Mayan palace have been uncovered in Mexico about 100 miles west of Cancun. Archaeologists believe that the building is over 1,000 years old. Alfredo Barrera Rubio, one of the lead archaeologists at the site,... 
Military Issues Warning Against At-home DNA Tests

Military Issues Warning Against At-home DNA Tests

Military members are being warned against using consumer mail-in DNA tests. In a memo signed by Joseph Kernan, the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, and James Stewart, the assistant secretary of Defense for manpower,... 
Misleading Census Info Prohibited By Facebook

Misleading Census Info Prohibited By Facebook

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has rolled out a new census interference policy in a blog post that includes new guidelines for advertisers that are stiffer than its general political advertising policy. Beginning next month, Facebook... 
House Passes New North American Trade Deal

House Passes New North American Trade Deal

A new North American trade deal has been passed in the U.S. House of Representatives after more than a year of negotiations. The chamber has voted 385 to 41 to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Thirty-eight... 
Smartphone Night Modes May Be Designed Backwards

Smartphone Night Modes May Be Designed Backwards

Newly published research shows that your phone’s blue light might be less of a problem for disrupting sleep patterns than previously thought. A study conducted by University of Manchester scientists found that the impact on... 
Lyft Launching Car Rental Service

Lyft Launching Car Rental Service

Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) has announced that it is launching a car rental service that will be accessed through its app in the near future. In a blog post announcing the new initiative, Lyft said, “With Lyft Rentals, we’re... 
House Votes To Negotiate Drug Prices

House Votes To Negotiate Drug Prices

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to lower the rising cost of prescription drugs by allowing the federal government to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical manufacturers. The bill, known as H.R. 3, also... 
Google’s Deal For Fitbit Under Review

Google’s Deal For Fitbit Under Review

The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly planning to review plans by Alphabet-owned Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) to buy fitness tracker maker Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) over possible antitrust issues. The $2.1 billion deal, announced on... 
Kroger And Walgreens To Partner On Procurement

Kroger And Walgreens To Partner On Procurement

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) are forming a partnership, called the Retail Procurement Alliance, to cut costs by sourcing more merchandise together. Walgreens, the nation’s largest... 
Progress On Cancer Treatments Goes Unnoticed

Progress On Cancer Treatments Goes Unnoticed

A new survey has found that most people are unaware that major progress has been made when it comes to the treatment of cancer. The survey, commissioned by the Institute for Cancer Research in London, found that only 28 percent...