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Ripple Going Head-to-Head with Bitcoin. Could it Be the Next Crypto Craze?

XRP/USD is now trading at 2.90 levels at the time of writing . Earlier Ethereum was the second-most valued currency after bitcoin , but now ripple has outpaced it lately. If the last few months are anything to go by, then Ripple's value could well increase sharply - but, as with bitcoin, it could also tumble down again at a moment's notice. Read More »

Passenger's poop forces United Airlines flight to make unscheduled landing

The man tried to shove the shirt he was once wearing down one of the toilets, authorities said. The plane made its emergency landing in Anchorage just before 6:30 p.m . No charges were filed against the man, airport police told CBS affiliate KTVA , but he was taken to Providence Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Read More »

Germantown man discovers largest prime number known to man

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The GIMPS ( Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search ) worldwide research team then used four computers of other volunteers to confirm the result. Pace's number eclipsed a prime number that had been discovered in January 2016, GIMPS reported. That's nearly three miles longer than the previous record prime. However, it took four different software programmes running on four different hardware configurations to verify the discovery. Read More »

Fire erupts as two planes collide on Toronto airport tarmac

The collision between the two planes from Sunwing Airlines and Westjet Airlines resulted in a fire, which firefighters put out, Canadian broadcaster CP24 reported, citing a witness. Spokeswoman Lauren Stewart mentioned that WestJet passengers were evacuated by the emergency escape routes. See passenger video from inside a plane of the fire. Read More »

How to Get Your $29 iPhone Battery Replacement

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The more you check this app, the more history it keeps, so you can check to see as your iPhone battery capacity decreases over time. Inside the app, tap the options button on the top left - This Device - CPU - and check the CPU Actual Clock against the CPU Maximum Clock. Read More »

Man 'smearing feces' redirects flight to Alaska

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A Delta flight was previously forced to make an emergency landing in Montana in December to accommodate passengers who needed to go potty after the aircraft's bathroom failed to function. Passengers on the plane were put up in hotels, and the airline said it was working to get them to their final destination. The man was interviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and airport police after the incident, according to KTVA . Read More »

With cannabis investment, Constellation bets on a big unknown

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Several other research analysts have also weighed in on STZ . Senator Investment Group Lp sold 125,000 shares as Constellation Brands Inc (STZ)'s stock rose 13.40%. Company is above its testing Daily Moving Avg at 15.13%, suggesting the upbeat momentum could last, however for short term. Total shares held by institutions as of the most recent company filings are 146,625,596 with a reported 15,982,332 bought and 9,583,620 sold. Read More »

Taco Bell is adding fries to their menu

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Yes, the fast food chain is adding fries to its menu nationally on January 25. In what is arguably the best news of 2018 so far (it's only Day 3, but still), Taco Bell has officially announced the nationwide release of its "Nacho Fries". Read More »

China To "Deal Seriously" With Violators Of Oil Sanctions On North Korea

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South Korea's customs service concluded that the Lighthouse Winmore had loaded about 12,700 tonnes of Japanese refined petroleum products in South Korea on October 11, reportedly bound for Taiwan, the official said. Some visit Yeosu regularly to take on oil, though it was unclear on how many of those trips they met North Korean vessels at sea, the report said. Read More »

Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Shakes the Bay Area: USGS

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Knudsen said there was one aftershock recordered following Thursday morning's quake and there is a small probability it will be followed by a bigger natural disaster. But a video posted to Twitter showed products that had fallen from the shelves of a San Leandro Safeway store. "Anticipate minor delays at the start of light rail service as VTA conducts routine system checks as part of its standard safety precautions following an natural disaster recorded earlier this morning", San Jose ... Read More »

Investment to reduce further in last two quarters of FY18

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Businesses were hit by the nationwide rollout of the goods and services tax or GST, which also caused the manufactucturing sector to pause in third quarter amid a major exercise of destocking and restocking as the tax system witnessed a complete overhauld. Read More »

Gander Mountain stores replaced by Gander Outdoors in MI

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Camping World Holdings Inc., which was chosen as the winning bidder at a bankruptcy auction for Gander Mountain assets, announced the opening plans for several MI stores, including Flint Township, Saginaw, Kalamazoo, Coldwater, Port Huron, Marquette, Traverse City, and Utica. Read More »

United Kingdom auto sales see first drop for six years

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Demand for new vehicles fell by 5.7 per cent, with nine consecutive months of falling orders. The most popular vehicle choices were superminis, small family cars and SUVs with the latter the only segment to grow demand in 2017. Diesel vehicles are known to emit lower levels of Carbon dioxide than petrol vehicles, thus helping to reduce the impact of transport on climate change, and have therefore enjoyed favourable taxation rates compared to petrol cars. Read More »

Salina K Mart Survives Another Round of Closings

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It will close in early April, according to a statement from the company. Liquidation sales will begin as early as January 12, Sears officials said. The closure list includes two Michigan Kmart stores in Greenville and Richmond. JC Penny CEO Marvin Ellison is upfront about the retailer targeting fellow struggling department store chain Sears' appliance sales. Image: Sears to close down more than 100 stores in the US. Read More »

Travis Kalanick to offload 29% of his stakes in Uber

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SoftBank said in a statement that its overall investment would close in January 2018, noting it was confident in Uber's ability to "reinvent how people and goods are transported around the world". SoftBank is an investor Didi Chuxing, the majority owner of Uber's China operations, and has also backed Grab, a ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia, as well as India's Ola. Read More »

FCC chairman may be skipping CES due to death threats

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While the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not immediately respond to Recode , a spokesperson for the Consumer Technology Association, which hosts the event, declined to comment, and an FCC spokesman for Pai said the agency does "not comment on security measures or concerns". Read More »

Sears closing stores, none local

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Unclear is how the struggling retailer performed during the holiday season. The Kmart in Lemoore was not on the list of store closures. Sears Holdings , once the largest retailer in the United States, said at the end of October that it operated 1,104 stores, almost half the 2,019 stores it ran in 2012. Read More »