Attack on Catholic church kills six people in Burkina Faso

Attack on Catholic church kills six people in Burkina Faso

This was the third such attack to hit northern Burkina Faso in recent weeks. An attack on a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, potentially linked to extreme Islamist violence in the country, has killed six people. Al Jazeera reports that a group of between 20 and 30 armed attackers killed a priest and five worshippers on Sunday, in the northeastern town of Dablo. The assailants also burned down the church itself as well as several…

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Real estate site Redfin has been testing a feature for buyers to bid for homes online

Real estate site Redfin has been testing a feature for buyers to bid for homes online

Real estate company Redfin has been testing a feature that will allow home buyers to place a bid on a property via the company’s website, according to The New York Times. It’s a move that is part of a trend within the real estate industry that could upend the traditional marketplace. The program looks to be a relaunch of a feature that the company debuted over a decade ago: Redfin Direct, which it touted as…

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Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow admits tariffs hurt Americans

Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow admits tariffs hurt Americans

“Both sides will pay,” Kudlow said of new tariffs on Chinese goods. “Both sides will pay in these things.” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow signaled on Sunday that the tariff war with China could keep going for a while longer — and he argued Americans are not alone in paying the consequences of it. “I think the economic costs are de minimis,” Kudlow told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “The potential economic gains of a…

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Waze for iOS now lets you stream music from Pandora

Waze for iOS now lets you stream music from Pandora

Maybe you’re not about the subscription music life and still get your tunes from Pandora’s many streaming stations. If so, you can now play that music directly through Google’s Waze navigation app on iPhone. Last year, Waze added an audio player feature with integration from Spotify, NPR One, TuneIn Radio, and other services. Pandora says both its free and premium tiers are now supported on both the Android and iOS versions of Waze. “Better yet,…

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Fosse/Verdon’s latest episode is key to unlocking this fascinating, flawed miniseries

Fosse/Verdon’s latest episode is key to unlocking this fascinating, flawed miniseries

The FX bio-show traps Broadway legends in a beach house to ask why anybody would be drawn to Bob Fosse. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for May 5 through 11 is “Where Am I Going?”, the fifth episode of the FX miniseries Fosse/Verdon. Every episode of…

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Cory Booker and Kamala Harris address calls to break up Facebook

Cory Booker and Kamala Harris address calls to break up Facebook

Calls to break up Facebook are increasing, but Booker and Harris aren’t sure that’s the right approach. Two Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, faced questions about Facebook’s size and power Sunday following the publication of an op-ed by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who wrote Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been put into a position of “unprecedented and un-American” power. Hughes went on to explicitly call for the company to be broken…

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Google’s Digital Wellbeing software might be slowing down Pixel phones

Google’s Digital Wellbeing software might be slowing down Pixel phones

Google’s Digital Wellbeing software is meant to be a helpful, transparent tool for monitoring your smartphone usage habits and striking a healthier balance between tech and life. But over the last couple weeks, a number of Pixel owners have come to the conclusion that it has the unwanted side effect of slowing down their device. There’s a very active thread on Reddit right now that includes many reports of improved performance when Digital Wellbeing is…

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