Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Feature Behind Annual Subscription
Business

Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Feature Behind Annual Subscription

Mercedes is the latest car maker to fully embrace the trend of locking car features behind subscriptions, now including a forced handicap on the car’s acceleration capabilities that can be “unlocked” for $1200 a year.
Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $45 Million in Defamation Trial
Money

Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $45 Million in Defamation Trial

The Infowars host has been ordered to pay $45.2 million to the families of the children affected during the Sandy Hook school shooting. Jones has since filed for bankruptcy despite allegedly hiding millions.
Google is ending yet another one of its messaging apps
Technology

Google is ending yet another one of its messaging apps

In typical Google fashion, the tech giant is discontinuing another messaging app from their collection, though users shouldn’t have to worry about losing anything.
A Big Shift to Electric Vehicles Can Save Thousands of Lives in the US
Money

A Big Shift to Electric Vehicles Can Save Thousands of Lives in the US

A report by the American Lung Association suggests that a switch to EVs could help avert up to 2.78 million asthma attacks, prevent nearly 110,000 premature deaths by 2050, as well as save over $1.2 trillion in public health costs.
Lumber Prices Have Fallen 22% as Mortgage Rates Increase
Money

Lumber Prices Have Fallen 22% as Mortgage Rates Increase

The plunge has largely been caused by slowing demand in the housing market as high mortgage rates put a cloud of doubt on future financing.
The Unvaccinated and Elderly Are the Most Affected from Omicron
Home & Garden

The Unvaccinated and Elderly Are the Most Affected from Omicron

The variant has killed many above 75 and continues to take a toll on the unvaccinated and the medically vulnerable.

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