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Orioles give second-largest crowd of the season reason to roar, beating Pirates, 6-3, for fifth straight win

The wave that rolled around Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the seventh inning Saturday night had real force to it. There were no gaps in the flow like there so often has been during Orioles games in recent years, only the rise and fall of one of the best crowds in Baltimore this season …

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The iRobot Deal Would Give Amazon Maps Inside Millions of Homes

After decades of creating war machines and home cleaning appliances, iRobot agreed to be acquired by Amazon for $1.7 billion, according to a joint statement by the two companies. If the deal goes through, it would give Amazon access to yet another wellspring of personal data: interior maps of Roomba owners’ homes. iRobot got its …

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Big US job gains give Fed ‘a lot more work to do’ on taming inflation

The Federal Reserve will face more urgency in its fight to cool down the US economy with steep interest rate increases after the latest batch of labour market data showed an unexpected acceleration in jobs gains and strong wage growth. The figures released on Friday eased concerns that the American economy was sharply slowing down …

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Tim Benz: Steelers, Diontae Johnson had to give up a lot to settle on contract

The Steelers’ new contract with wide receiver Diontae Johnson sums up that old adage from business negotiations. A fair deal for both sides probably means that neither side is completely happy with the contract that has been signed. I don’t think that always has to be true. Look at Sidney Crosby’s 12-year, $104 million deal …

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Coinbase forges deal to give BlackRock clients access to crypto

Coinbase has announced a deal with BlackRock to give the asset manager’s clients more seamless access to digital asset markets, in the latest sign of how a rising number of traditional investors are dabbling in crypto. San Francisco-based Coinbase said on Thursday that it would connect to Aladdin, BlackRock’s investment technology platform. The system, which …

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Smart sleep masks claim to help us sleep by enlisting the support of other senses 60 per cent of people reported an increase in sleep problems post pandemic. The Musicozy mask plays tunes through speakers hidden in soft fleece

They sing you lullabies, give heat massages and use cutting edge Nasa technology

Many of us wear an eye mask to block out light when we sleep, but what if your mask could also sing lullabies, give massages and harnessed the latest NASA technology?  Enter the new wave of high-tech eye tech which promises to do just that. These ‘smart’ masks claim to help us nod off by …

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Satellite images + lucky boat trip give new info on glowing “milky seas”

Enlarge / The boat trip went through an area of milky sea south of the lights of an island. On some moonless nights, enormous patches of the Northwest Indian Ocean and seas around Indonesia begin to glow. This event has been witnessed by hundreds of sailors, but only one research vessel has ever, by pure …

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Is the U.S. in a recession? GDP report will give us clues

Workers at a construction site. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images Workers at a construction site. Joe Raedle/Getty Images On Thursday, we’ll get an important report card on the U.S. economy. GDP, or gross domestic product, tells us how much the economy grew or shrank in the previous quarter. In the …

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