Heineken is betting on a brew made with marijuana instead of alcohol, and it could give a boost to the struggling beer industry

Erin Brodwin / Business Insider Heineken’s new brew, from California beer brand Lagunitas, is made with marijuana instead of alcohol. Hi-Fi Hops is currently only available in a select number of dispensaries in California, where cannabis is legal. It’s part of a growing trend of established companies diving into the marijuana industry. Lagunitas, Heineken’s fast-growing […]

Neural network implemented with light instead of electrons

Enlarge / Each of these layers shapes the light that reaches the one behind it, performing calculations in the process. (credit: Ozcan Lab, UCLA) Neural networks have a reputation for being computationally expensive. But only the training portion of things really stresses most computer hardware, since it involves regular evaluations of performance and constant trips […]

Sony tries to upload movie trailer to YouTube, posts entire movie instead

Enlarge / Khali the Killer from Sony Pictures Entertainment. (credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment) Sony Pictures Entertainment endeavored to post a trailer for its limited-release film Khali the Killer on YouTube to encourage viewers to watch the movie on Blu-ray, on streaming platforms, and in select theaters. Instead, the company uploaded the film in its entirety—apparently by […]

AT&T promised lower prices after Time Warner merger—it’s raising them instead

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) AT&T is raising the base price of its DirecTV Now streaming service by $ 5 per month, despite promising in court that its acquisition of Time Warner Inc. would lower TV prices. AT&T confirmed the price increase to Ars and said it began informing customers of the increase this past weekend. […]

Screw Brooklyn Barbecue — Go Here Instead

This spring, the Vice food site Munchies asked a seemingly innocuous question. The response nearly broke the internet. Why is Brooklyn barbecue taking over the world? https://t.co/aiemJpWxZwpic.twitter.com/dGPyQ7X912 — MUNCHIES (@munchies) March 4, 2018 It was the sad meat stack that launched a thousand tweets — the latest in the war over barbecue that is much […]

Don’t Like the AA Economy Bathrooms? Use the First Class Lav Instead

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Hotels to remove free toiletries in the room – and replace them with this instead

Hotel toiletries are one of the few things in the room that are free to take. Over half of guests have previously admitted that they have taken something from the hotel. Bottles of shampoo and body wash can’t be re-used so hotels often are okay with guests taken them home with them as a memento. […]

The White House brushes off a major ‘typo’ in its statement on Iran’s nuclear weapons program, blames Obama instead

AP Photo/Evan Vucci The White House brushed off a major “typo” in the statement it issued on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The White House put out a now-amended statement, which read that Iran “has” a secret nuclear weapons program. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later took a jab at the Obama administration for signing the […]

One of Taiwan’s largest diplomatic partners just cut them off — and chose China instead

One of Taiwan’s largest diplomatic allies, the Dominican Republic, cut ties on Tuesday in order to establish relations with China. China refuses to have diplomatic relations with any country that recognizes Taiwan, leaving the self-ruled island with just 19 allies. Taiwan said it was “deeply upset” about the end of its 77-year long relationship with […]