The Economics Of Subscription Prices

Jumping from the traditional $10 bucks a month, the regular Canadian consumer will have to pay $13 for the same service and an additional three if they want the upgraded version. The price hikes are still substantial to most people, but it’s still the cheapest on the market. The other competitor in Canada is Bell Aliant which charges $20 a month for their video streaming service. Other competitors are joining…

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AI will soon decide what we eat

Machine learning is disrupting the food industry. From how farmers determine which seeds to plant, to what toppings your local mom and pop pizza-joint serves, there’s an AI-powered solution at work that’s revolutionizing what and how we eat. After about 200,000 years of managing our own basic nutritional needs — poorly, in most cases — the grown-ups are finally putting machines in charge. IBM recently unveiled its “5 in 5”…

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From Chromebooks to MacBooks, here are the best laptop deals for February 2019

Shopping for a new computer can be fun, but it can also be a headache given the wide range of options available today. The addition of newer touchscreen and 2-in-1 laptops doesn’t make it any simpler to find the right laptop for you. It’s not hard to get choice paralysis when shopping for a PC, even if you already have a fixed budget in mind, but our research can make…

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Whole Foods is raising prices less than two years after Amazon’s acquisition

Depending on who you ask, Whole Foods is continuing to live up to the unfortunate nickname — “Whole Paycheck” — that cost-conscious shoppers bestowed on it. We’re referring in this case to a leaked email obtained by The Wall Street Journal, which showed that even with Amazon’s deep pockets, Whole Foods is apparently quietly rising prices on many items. The reason being — well, even Whole Foods is not immune…

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How to use Netflix’s secret category codes

With an ever-growing library of content, there’s plenty to watch on Netflix — as long as you can find something that interests you. The streaming service conveniently allows users to search by general categories, but if you want to get even more specific, there’s a trick to help you out. As it turns out, the streamer has assigned codes to each genre and subgenre, and you can access the full…

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A new chemical process could turn a quarter of our plastic waste into clean fuel

Grocery bags and other trash could be melted down to yield useful products like oil and gas. The problem: The world’s landfill sites and oceans are being flooded with plastic. A mere 9% of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic produced over the last 65 years has been recycled, according to the United Nations. Over eight million tons of plastic flow into our oceans every year, harming wildlife. How it works: The…

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Bacon freebie! Wendy’s giving away free Baconator Fries through Feb. 17 with app

Wendy’s is giving away more free bacon. And this time, it’s not a one-time deal. Through Sunday, Feb. 17, with any Wendy’s purchase and the fast-food chain’s app, get a free order of Baconator Fries at participating U.S. locations. The app is available for Apple and Android devices. The in-restaurant offer will reset daily, but can only be redeemed one per day, per mobile app account. Registration in the app also is required. This is…

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US Announces New Rule For Filing H-1B Visas

WASHINGTON: As part of its effort to give greater chance to foreign workers who have received higher education from the US, the Donald Trump administration on Wednesday formally announced a new rule related to the filing of H-1B visas, asserting that it is more efficient, effective and helps in attracting best talent in the US. The final rule reverses the order by which US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects…

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7 Best Credit Cards for College Students – Reviews & Comparison

Most college students have limited experience with credit cards and other forms of credit. Accordingly, their credit histories are often thin or nonexistent. Therefore, the single most important reason for students to apply for credit cards is to build a positive credit history. Students keen on building credit quickly need to look for cards that report timely payments to one or more (ideally all three) consumer credit reporting bureaus – and then…

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Grammy Awards 2019: The winners list

Who won big at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, honoring the best music of 2018? Check out the list of 2019 Grammys winners (in bold) and nominees: Album of the year “Invasion of Privacy” — Cardi B “By the Way, I Forgive You” — Brandi Carlile “Scorpion” — Drake “H.E.R.” — H.E.R. “Beerbongs & Bentleys” — Post Malone “Dirty Computer” — Janelle Monae WINNER: “Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves “Black Panther: The Album,…

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A clever Netflix feature that was exclusive to Android is finally coming to iPhone

It’s not that often that we see non-Google apps get exclusive features on Android, but it does happen, and Netflix proved as much back in July when it released a clever trick for its Android app. At the time, however, the company said that iOS would also get the feature by the end of 2018. Netflix missed that deadline, but the company on Thursday announced that the Smart Downloads feature…

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Spotify says it’ll suspend or ban your account if you use an ad blocker

Spotify’s web player is one of its best features, but it also opens the door to a significant problem: Ad blockers. If you have a free account on Spotify, you can circumvent the banner ads and commercial breaks by installing an ad blocker on your browser, cutting off the service’s only means of making money off of you. Spotify has been putting up with this activity for years, but the…

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