Kate Taylor, provided by Published 4:20 pm PDT, Monday, March 25, 2019 AP Photo/Richard Drew Michael Avenatti is facing charges of bank fraud and wire fraud. Federal agents allege that the attorney provided false information to get a loan from a Mississippi bank, and defrauded a legal client out of a portion of a $1.6 million settlement. Prosecutors link the alleged crimes to Avenatti's law firms and the coffee chain Tully's, which he acquired in 2013. In 2018, six former Tully's employees revealed to Business Insider what it was like to work at Tully's under Avenatti, including financial concerns and running out of coffee. Avenatti told Business Insider in October the he sold the coffee company for "nearly $28 million a long time ago"; federal prosecutors said in the complaint that this statement appears to be false. Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti is under fire, with two new criminal investigations coming to light on Monday. New York prosecutors accused Avenatti … [Read more...] about The US government is accusing Michael Avenatti of bank and wire fraud related to the failed coffee chain he purchased with TV actor Patrick Dempsey
Editorial By Daniel Eran Dilger Friday, March 22, 2019, 04:06 am PT (07:06 am ET) A decade ago, Google's Android platform targeted the stars: first swaggering into Apple's iPhone market, then aggressively following iPad into tablets, and more recently jumping into wearables well before Apple Watch was even announced. What has stopped Android from succeeding anywhere apart from replacing Symbian, Windows Mobile, or Java on lower-end phones? Google's "half-baked" wearables effort This week marks the fifth anniversary of Google's March 28, 2014 announcement of Android Wear, the specialized flavor of Android that Google hoped to use to enter and dominate the market for wearables. Yet rather than celebrating, Android Authority complained with the headline "Five years of Wear OS and it's still too messy to recommend." "After five years of development and refinement," wrote C. Scott Brown, "you'd think Wear OS would be a strong contender within the wearable industry and something a … [Read more...] about Editorial: Another F for Alphabet: Google’s Android Wear OS still ‘half baked’ after five years of trying
Hello, dear reader, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's look at all that's new and news in the world of pop culture, from casting news to TV show renewals. What’s on the docket today? The Walking Dead is getting (another) new season, Anya Taylor-Joy and Edgar Wright are teaming up, and Disney is going to keep the Deadpool movies R-rated. Deadpool Will Stay R-Rated As you may have heard, the Walt Disney Company is in the process of acquiring 21st Century Fox. Since Fox is the rights-holder for the X-Men characters, including Deadpool, many have wondered whether the Merc with a Mouth will get Mickey-fied. Fear not. During a conference call with investors on Tuesday, Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger promised that the Mouse House wouldn’t mess with the magic Deadpool formula. “We will continue in that business,” Iger said, noting the “popularity” of the R-rated flicks. He did add, however, that the movies will be carefully marketed so … [Read more...] about Disney Won’t Stop Deadpool From Dropping F-Bombs
Pick your power Light up the night The Ring Stick Up Cam is back and better than ever, with flexibility in both internet connectivity and power. It also sports a bigger camera sensor, a lower price, and a lower profile look that can blend in outside or inside your home. $180 at Amazon Pros Works indoors and outdoors Flexibility in power and internet sources Wider field of vision Built-in siren to ward off intruders Excellent Amazon Alexa, Echo integration Cons No built-in light source, just IR night vision No video recordings without subscription No 24/7 recording option Doesn't play well with Google anymore The Ring Spotlight Cam isn't nearly as flexible as the Ring Stick Up Cam, nor can it see quite as much with its smaller field of range. However, if Infrared night vision has failed your cameras before, this camera's built-in spotlight can greatly improve night video recordings. $200 at Amazon Pros Bright built-in Spotlight shines on would-be intruders Built-in siren … [Read more...] about Ring Stick Up Cam Wired vs. Ring Spotlight Cam Wired: What’s the difference and which should you buy?
Thanksgiving 2018 marks the 55 years since President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while making a visit to Dallas, Texas.On November 22, 1963, President Kennedy, his wife Jackie, Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife, Nellie, road in an open car down Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. At that point, Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed Kennedy from the Texas School Book Depository building.Relive the events of the Kennedy assassination in the timeline below.Timeline (all times are Central Standard Time unless otherwise noted):November 22, 1963: In the morning, Kennedy delivers a speech at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.11:37 am - Air Force One arrives at Dallas' Love Field with the president, Mrs. Kennedy and Governor and Mrs. John B. Connally Jr. of Texas aboard. Vice President Lyndon Johnson and his wife arrive aboard a separate plane. It is a campaign trip for the coming 1964 election, although not officially designated as such.During a 10-mile tour of Dallas, President and … [Read more...] about Thursday marks the 55th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy