Monthly Archives: December 2019

Amazon will make Alexa work with small appliances

Nancy Cohen of Tech Xplore – Amazon has something big to say about Alexa: Hardware manufacturers will be especially gratified to know that they can have Alexa built into their little products with low-powered chips and 1MB of RAM. “With … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Technology

Trump has turned the suburbs into a GOP disaster zone. Does that doom his reelection?

 Mark Z. Barabak of the Los Angeles Times – For decades, there was an unvaried rhythm to life in America’s suburbs: Carpool in the morning, watch sports on weekends, barbecue in the summer, vote Republican in November. Then came President … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Donald Trump, Women

Climate crisis pushing Earth to a 'global tipping point,' researchers say

Helen Regan of CNN – The Earth is heading toward a “global tipping point” if the climate crisis continues on its current path, scientists have warned, as they called for urgent action to avoid “an existential threat to civilization.” Such … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Global warming

How Kamala Harris’s Campaign Unraveled

Jonathan Martin, Astead W. Herndon and Alexander Burns of the New York Times – The 2020 Democratic field has been defined by its turbulence, with some contenders rising, others dropping out and two more jumping in just this month. Yet … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Candidates, Democrats

Is This the Proof that Trump’s “No Quid Pro Quo” Call Never Happened?

Susan Simpson in Just Security – At the heart of the impeachment inquiry, members of Congress may have been mistakenly led to believe that there were two phone calls between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland in early September—with … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Impeachment, Ukraine