Monstrously huge black hole devours an Earth-size chunk of matter every second

An artist’s impression of a fast-expanding supermassive black hole from far away. (Image credit: Shutterstock) (opens in new tab) Astronomers have detected the brightest and fastest-growing black hole to have existed in the last 9 billion years. The enormous cosmic entity is 3 billion times more massive than the sun and swallows up an Earth-size …

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Here are three things the Fed’s done wrong, and what’s still not right

The exterior of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, DC, June 14, 2022. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters After years of being a beacon for financial markets, the Federal Reserve suddenly finds itself second-guessed as it tries to navigate the economy through a wicked bout of inflation and away from …

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WTF? Do I Have to Pay for Microsoft’s Defender Antivirus Now?

Microsoft has offered antivirus protection with its operating systems as far back as 1993’s Microsoft Anti-Virus for MS-DOS. The current Microsoft Defender Antivirus started life as Microsoft AntiSpyware in 2005. It was a bumpy ride, with the antivirus tool going through various names and sometimes earning below-zero scores in third-party testsbut with the release of …

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Russell Wilson quarterback coach Jake Heaps joins Broncos QB in Denver

PARKER, Colo. – On Thursday morning, Jake Heaps spent four hours on the radio airwaves in Seattle, wrapping up his final day as the co-host of a mid-day sports show. Less than 24 hours later, he found himself walking between fields among roughly 500 campers at Colorado’s Chaparral High School, in the market he’ll be …

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Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown: Eleven Didn’t Create Upside Down

SPOILER ALERT: This story discusses several major plot developments in Season 4, Vol. 1 of “Stranger Things,” currently streaming on Netflix. For Season 4 of “Stranger Things,” Millie Bobby Brown had the rare opportunity to revisit the role that she’s been playing since she was barely 11 years old, by guiding another girl to play …

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NJ Transit Shuts Down Train Service, Blaming Engineer Sickout

New Jersey Transit abruptly shut down all rail service on Friday evening amid what officials said was a coordinated effort by the system’s engineers’ union to call in sick. Engineers called in sick throughout the day at nearly three times the typical weekday rate, said Jim Smith, a spokesman for New Jersey Transit, in a …

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How to use Apple’s Contacts app hidden power to improve your iPhone

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may commission as an Amazon Associate and earn affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple’s Contacts app doesn’t sound like the most vital part of iOSbut behind the scenes it powers a huge amount of what makes iPhones …

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Prince William Is ‘In Mourning’ for His Relationship With Prince Harry, Report Claims

Prince William is “in mourning” for his relationship with his brother Prince Harry, alternating between sadness and anger “about what his brother has done,” according to a new report published Friday. According to an excerpt of an in-depth series of articles on Prince William to be published ahead of his 40th birthday next week, the …

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More leads coming; don’t forget Amed Rosario! Terry Pluto’s Guardians Scribbles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Scribbles in my Guardians notebook, including stuff from the minors: 1. Since coming to Cleveland in the Francisco Lindor deal, Amed Rosario has become one of my favorite players. He won me over late in the spring of 2021 when he was asked to play the outfield – leaving his familiar shortstop …

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The TikTok Disability Community Forgave Lizzo After She Used a Slur

Listeners of Lizzo’s new single “Grrrls” quickly criticized her use of an ableist slur. Within a few days, Lizzo had apologized and re-released the song with new lyrics. The disabled community on TikTok hopes celebrities take note of how Lizzo handled the situation. Loading Something is loading. When Lizzo released her new single “Grrrls” on …

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