Michael McLaughlin

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How a fight between 3 gay men at Dallas BBQ exposed our racist double standards

Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin walked into court, escorted by two police officers, from a holding cell in Manhattan’s criminal court building last week …

The Clinton Foundation You’ve Never Heard Of

The little-known Clinton Family Foundation has spent more than $20 million on smaller goals: supporting their local firehouse, the Arkansas Ballet, …

Government

12 Things College Students Need to Know About the Business World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Congratulations, graduate. You've been working a full-time job for a few months now, and it's safe to say that between the early-morning alarms, complete exhaustion before sundown and heavy-addict level caffeine consumption, the business …

Save Your Sympathy. You Are The Problem.

In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox attended a vigil for the victims and gave a speech, which soon went viral, in which he apologized for his past homophobic behavior and thanked the LGBTQ community for being patient with him while he evolved. He later …

8 Incredibly Useful Product Photography Tools and Resources for Online Stores

We edit millions of product images at Pixelz, and I get lots of questions about how to improve product photography and image editing. Often the …

5 tweetable tips to help you use Twitter like a boss

Twitter isn't just a place where people post Throwback Thursday photos. With over 170 million active users, it has become a major source for news and real-time updates around the world. In 140 characters or less, Twitter users can spread ideas and trends like wildfire.<p>While some aspects of your …

How GoPro Is Building Its Future Drone Platform Foundations

Patrice Lelaisant Contributor<p>Patrice Lelaisant is a co-founder of Inventuav.<p>GoPro started working on drones a few months ago in order to stake a claim in this multibillion-dollar market. This is a natural for them, as they will be able to offer the best flying immersive camera on the market — …

The DeanBeat: 10 predictions for the game industry in 2016

The video game business is unpredictable. But if you can predict the trends with a reasonable degree of accuracy, your company can gain a big advantage. And sometimes, the process of making predictions can sharpen your thinking.<p>That’s why I am trying once again to predict what will happen in games …

UPDATE: Brazilian Judge Shuts Down WhatsApp And Brazil’s Congress Wants To Shut Down The Social Web Next

UPDATE: WhatsApp came back online 12 hours into a court-ordered 48-hour blackout across Brazil for refusing to turn over data in an investigation, after a second judge ruled that “it does not seem reasonable that millions of users are affected” and suggested a financial penalty instead.<p>Overnight, …

Gadgets – Page 17 – TechCrunch

Dec 04, 2017 Devin Coldewey<p>Solar power could transform small communities around the world, but remote villages can't always scrape together the thousands of dollars required to install the cells. The Sun Exchange wants to chang<p>Dec 04, 2017 Devin Coldewey<p>Cars these days are basically computers with …

Is there anyplace left for Christians to shop?

Well, it’s that time again – time to get out the Christmas list and start hitting the stores.<p>The problem is – what stores? For any Christian who …

Games Like Uncharted, Heavy Rain Don't Make Most of Medium, Deus Ex Creator Says

As part of his keynote address at PAX Australia this past weekend, Deus Ex and Epic Mickey designer Warren Spector--known for being outspoken--said games like Uncharted, Heavy Rain, and Telltale's The Walking Dead do not make the most of games as a medium. As reported by PowerUpGaming, Spector said …

The Walking Dead

Drones Can Be Used To Enforce Property Rights

When most people imagine what a drone expert looks like, more than likely they see a scene from TV or a film of a drone strike: a man in front of a …

The 20 fears keeping you from getting rich

Let's rephrase the question. Are you the kind of person who trips themselves up routinely? Or loves to blame the economy? Or tracks Powerball numbers the way Warren Buffett tracks the stock market?<p>Your fears, ignorance or stuck behavior might stand in the way between you and wealth. You don't see …

This Ridiculously Cute Puppy Looks Like A Dog–Teddy Bear Hybrid

Get ready to fall in love.<p>The two run a home-building company called SWISH Developments.<p>"It wasn't until Tonkey's litter was born that Dave and I learned what a bear coat was!" Park said. "We were thrilled to discover the existence of 'fluffy' shar-peis, and it was an easy decision for us."<p>View …

Cute Animals

Southern California wildfires: Why drones are a problem

Five drones flying over a wildfire in Southern California prompted fire officials to delay initial efforts to use aircraft to suppress the fire …

Southern California

As commercial drone use soars, 'drone services' take flight

In late June, Massachusetts-based startup Fly4Me opened for business, joining more than 500 (and counting) businesses in the U.S. that are now …

Court: New health law doesn't infringe on religious freedom

DENVER (AP) — The federal health care law doesn't infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering …

Health Care

Deluded and dysfunctional, the Republicans have lost the plot

Recently, in an effort to embarrass Republicans pandering to their scientifically challenged base, Senate Democrats proposed a series of votes on climate change. While most Americans and the overwhelming majority of scientists believe climate change is real and people are the primary cause of it, …

Immigration Reform

Dems, GOP make middle-class pitch

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two years ago, Republicans were accusing President Barack Obama of waging class warfare. Now, they're all talking about income inequality.<p>Neurosurgeon and conservative favorite Ben Carson was the latest to touch on the issue, raising it during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" …

Income Inequality

Standoff continues on Homeland Security; Ted Cruz denies he's to blame

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) rejected blame for an impasse in Congress that threatens to cut off funds for the Department of Homeland Security at month's end, saying it was up to House and Senate leaders to chart a path forward.<p>"This was not my plan. This was leadership's plan," Cruz said on ABC's "This …

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …

Augmented Reality

8 surprising ways poverty is absurdly expensive

<b>(ventdusud via Shutterstock)</b><p>The poor are spending more on basic necessities like shelter, transportation and clothing — with a smaller paycheck<p>Dave Johnson<p>February 3, 2014 1:00am (UTC)<p>It takes money to make money, they say, but if you don’t have money you lose money. Those with the money have been …

It’s official: Apple sells more computers than all Windows PCs combined

Apple’s Mac desktops and laptops may still count for a fraction of the global market for PCs, but when you tally up all the computers (iPhones, iPads, etc.) on which people actually get things done, the number of computers sold by Apple exceeds the number of Windows-based PCs shipped worldwide in …

Windows Phone

Democrats Tackle Politics Of Income Inequality

President Obama and fellow Democrats, just back from a long holiday break, are immediately embracing a legislative agenda that would increase the minimum wage and extend unemployment insurance benefits to an estimated 1.3 million long-term jobless in America.<p>And the push — outlined by the president …

Inside Gaming SUCKS! Bloopers!

Ho Ho No! Amazon Apologizes After Customers Lose Access to Christmas Content.

If you buy a digital song, book or movie, do you really <i>own</i> that song, book or movie?Or are you just renting a collection of bits, which are never …

Customer Service

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …