• COMPUTERS
    When Video Game Consoles Wanted (and Failed) to Be Computers

    Image: Scan of Intelivision owner manual. A lot of early video game consoles secretly wanted to be home computers, too. Their makers either sold keyboard add-ons or failed miserably in the process. A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Of all […]

  • CLOTHING
    USED CLOTHING STORE GETS SURPRISE DONATION OF MARIJUANA

    A consignment shop in Minnesota found bags with 111 grams of marijuana in a pile of donated clothes in May 2017. (Photo: Maplewood Police Department) If you accidentally donated 111 grams of marijuana along with your clothing earlier to a local store please come to the PD so we can reunite you! We know you […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Donald Trump eyes mother of all deals in Middle East

    Donald Trump is seeking to secure the elusive diplomatic ‘Holy Grail’ Donald Trump thinks he knows real estate but when he arrives in Jerusalem he will be stepping onto one of the most contested and difficult to price – in terms of peace at least – chunks of land in the world. The US leader […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Sinclair programming the Trumpiest of all deals

    (The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Jeffrey Goldfarb NEW YORK, May 15 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Sinclair Broadcast may be pulling off the defining deal of the nascent Trump era. The Baltimore-based owner of 173 television stations unveiled a plan last week to buy Chicago rival Tribune Media […]

  • Left on clothing tags lead Barrie police to alleged shoplifter

    BARRIE, Ont. — Police in Barrie, Ont., say tags still hanging from a man’s clothes led to his arrest on theft-related charges. They say a store security guard noticed a man allegedly putting on socks and then slipping his feet back into his shoes on Tuesday afternoon. After making the man remove the socks and […]

  • NEWS
    Global stock markets fall as Trump turmoil intensifies

    Big falls on US stock markets have dragged down Asian shares over fears the political controversy surrounding President Trump will blunt his ability to deliver tax and regulatory reform. Wall Street’s three main indexes shed more than 1.7%, and the dollar erased most gains made since his election. Asia’s main stock markets opened lower following […]

  • Home and Garden events

    Boerner Botanical Gardens: Mother’s Day Family Event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14. Kids craft activities with make-and-take gifts for mothers and grandmothers. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Information: (414) 525-5653; www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org Garden Walks, depart from gift shop rain or shine, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. $5. Tulips. May 17. Spring Flowering Trees. May 24. Peonies. May […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Dickson ‘treasure’ Oraha a vintage electronics virtuoso

    Jahn Oraha’s movements alternate between quick and slow, but always precise. Tools and parts are snatched rapidly. The electronic device he’s repairing is handled like a newborn. Jahn Oraha, an Iraq native and Little Rock, Ark. resident for 30 years, moved to Dickson a few years ago and opened Sound Stage Electronics. Oraha has quickly […]

  • COUPONS
    7 Ways to Use Digital Coupons to Grow Your Retail Sales

    Do you use coupons to attract customers to your retail store? Today’s deal-hungry consumers have come to expect coupons as a part of doing business, and if you want to keep up with your competitors, you’d better be offering deals on a regular basis. Digital coupons are becoming a popular marketing tactic—especially for smaller stores. […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ hits at workweek’s start

    TOKYO — The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack spread to thousands of more computers on Monday as people logged in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life, though no new large-scale breakdowns were reported. In Britain, whose health service was among the first high-profile targets of the attack on Friday, some hospitals and doctors’ offices […]

  • The Shattering Truth of 3D-Printed Clothing

    threeASFOUR’s Harmonograph Dress, part of the fall 2016 show collection, BIOMIMICRY. Designed in collaboration with Travis Fitch and 3D printed by Stratasys. (Photo: Schohaja) When the fashion trio threeASFOUR debuted its first collection of 3D-printed clothing, a parade of auburn-haired models marched down a runway at the Jewish Museum in New York City. Their gowns […]

  • ALL DEALS
    New deals for All Blacks Lienert-Brown and Harris

    All Blacks duo Anton Lienert-Brown and Nathan Harris have signed new contracts with the Chiefs and New Zealand Rugby. Centre Lienert-Brown made nine appearances for the All Blacks in his debut international season last year and has renewed until 2020. Four-times-capped Harris, meanwhile, has agreed a deal until 2019, having returned to action last week […]