Las Vegas takes a chance on having Elon Musk’s Boring Company build transit tunnel

An artist’s conception shows a vehicle carrying passengers through a loop tunnel in Las Vegas. (Boring Company / LVCVA Illustration) The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s board of directors today approved a recommendation to have the Boring Company build an underground express tunnel that could connect downtown Las Vegas, the city’s convention center and airport, and other points of interest. It’s the latest roll of the dice for the tunneling company founded by tech titan Elon Musk a little more than two years ago. The proposition hasn’t yet paid off: The LVCVA and the Boring Company still have to work out the specifics of the tunnel’s design, construction and… Read More

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Microsoft brings Halo to Steam, pigs fly

Microsoft today announced it’s bringing the Halo Master Chief Collection to the PC — and not just to its own store. Instead, it’s throwing all five games in the collection, along with Halo: Reach, over to Steam. In other news, we’ve just received word that Hell is starting to look a little frosty today. Validating long-time rumors that the collection would find its way onto Windows, Microsoft revealed the news via Inside Xbox. In addition to the main collection, which includes Halos 1–4 and Halo 3: ODST, the company also threw in Halo: Reach. So, you know… just the basics. The games will be released… This story continues at The… Read More

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Seattle becomes official stop on Tekken World Tour, elevating its status in the world of fighting games

Tekken 7. (Bandai Namco Image) Every April, fighting-game fans from all over the world come to Washington for the Northwest Majors tournament. Serious players of video games such as Street Fighter, Tekken, Mortal Kombat, and Marvel vs. Capcom show up to compete for prizes, fame, and the thrill of facing off against new and skilled opponents. This year’s NWM is scheduled to be held on April 27 and 28 at GameWorks in downtown Seattle. For the first time, this year’s Northwest Majors will also be an official stop on the Tekken World Tour. Players who take 1st- through 13th-place spots at this year’s Tekken 7 tournament at Northwest Majors will… Read More

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4 Facebook Ad tips for selling more e-commerce products overnight

When building an e-commerce brand, social media should play a vital role in helping you get the word out so you can reach new audiences and promote your products. Of course, as I’ve learned in my own e-commerce endeavors at Grit Daily and consulting elsewhere, not all Facebook Ad campaigns are created equal. You can have a great product that should appeal to a wide audience, but if your Ad content isn’t quite right or your targeting metrics are off, you’ll have a hard time generating new sales from Facebook. The good news is that implementing change doesn’t have to… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Numbers Geek: Peter Sagal, ‘Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me’ host and ‘Incomplete Book of Running’ author

Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” and author of “The Incomplete Book of Running.” (Peter Ringenberg Photo) Peter Sagal is best known as the host of NPR’s weekly quiz show, Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, which marked its 20th anniversary in October. But he’s also an avid runner, a columnist for Runner’s World magazine and the author of the new memoir, The Incomplete Book of Running. And he fashions himself an amateur Constitutional scholar, especially after hosting the PBS documentary series, Constitution USA. On this special episode of our Numbers Geek podcast, the multifaceted media personality talks with us about the role of numbers in his… Read More

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal grills T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Trump hotel stays

Rep. Pramila Jayapal. (Facebook Photo / RepJayapal) Two leaders from Washington state butted heads Tuesday in the other Washington over T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint. T-Mobile CEO John Legere testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the merger, where he faced tough questions from Rep. Pramila Jayapal. The Congresswoman represents most of Seattle and some surrounding suburbs, where many T-Mobile employees live. The company is based in nearby Bellevue, Wash. Jayapal raised questions about Legere and other T-Mobile executives who have made a habit of staying at President Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel since announcing the Sprint merger. Legere confirmed that T-Mobile executives spent $194,000 at Trump’s hotel since announcing… Read More

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