• HOME & GARDEN
    Birmingham Home & Garden Magazine Picks Its “Inspiration Home”

    HOOVER, AL – Each year for the last seven years, Birmingham Home & Garden magazine features an Inspiration Home, showcasing some of Birmingham’s most impressive new homes built and designed locally. The 2017 Birmingham Home & Garden Inspiration Home is located in the upscale Glasscott division of the Ross Bridge resort community in Hoover. “We […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Uber Needs a Tim Cook. Can Its New CEO Deliver?

    Some Uber observers were sarcastically relieved that new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s first meeting with employees on Wednesday went without a single sexist gaffe. That part of Uber’s history is probably behind it, given Khosrowshahi’s reputation for low-key levelheadedness and the stellar record of his former company, Expedia, in hiring women (they make up 52 percent of its staff and a quarter […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Microsoft releases KB 4039396, its fourth Win10 1607 update this month

    If you’ve ever wondered why I recommend folks hold off on Windows monthly updates, permit me to introduce the latest hiccup in a whooping-cough-sized patching process. Yesterday, Microsoft released KB 4039396, an out-of-band patch for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607. The patch brings version 1607 up to build 14393.1670. It isn’t being pushed out through […]

  • COUPONS
    Like using that drug coupon? Its days may be numbered

    Co-pay coupons offered by drug makers are controversial. Where patients see a way to reduce or eliminate the out-of-pocket cost of their medications, health plans see a menace that pushes patients to take more expensive drugs. The issue has prompted U.S. government scrutiny, led federal health programs to bar those they insure from using the […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Cyberattack Forces West Virginia Hospital to Scrap Its Computer Systems

    Princeton Community Hospital in rural West Virginia will scrap and replace its entire computer network after being struck by the cyberattack paralyzing computers globally. The cyberattack, known as Petya, froze the hospital’s electronic medical record system early Tuesday, leaving doctors unable to review patients’ medical history or transmit laboratory and pharmacy orders, said Rose Morgan, […]

  • COMPUTERS
    ASUS unveils its premium ZenBook UX330 ultrabook in India

    Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS on Tuesday launched ZenBook UX330 premium ultrabook with a full body aluminium design inspired by the Swiss watch and a Japanese Zen garden. The notebooks are available across all online retailers at a starting price of Rs 76,990 in two exclusive colours — rose gold and quartz gray. Weighing only 1.2 […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    LG Plans its Own Digital Payment Platform, LG Pay

    Cash may be king, but having to deal with it is one of the biggest inconveniences for a small business. It is labor intensive and carries with it a lot of security risks. So the addition of one more smartphone manufacturer – LG – entering the mobile payment segment will be welcomed by businesses and […]