Lucifer’s DB Woodside Weighs In on How Season 4 Quietly, and Then Quite Clearly, Tackled Issues of Race

The following contains major spoilers from Season 4, Episode 6 of Lucifer (now on Netflix), plus thematic spoilers from Episode 8. Not long into Lucifer Season 4, Amenadiel is one beaming dad-to-be, upon learning that Linda, a human, is pregnant with their child. But no sooner have the two generously bubble-wrapped Linda’s home than Amenadiel […]

Congress just quietly passed a law that could spark a boom for the $1 billion marijuana-linked CBD industry

Shutterstock The US Farm Bill passed on Wednesday legalizes hemp, a plant that’s roughly identical to marijuana and is a key source of highly touted wellness ingredient CBD. The bill defines hemp as an agricultural product for the first time and amends a major drug law that hadn’t been altered in 50 years. Experts said the […]

YouTube quietly offers free, ad-supported movies

YouTube is borrowing a page from Vudu’s playbook, in a manner of speaking. AdAge has confirmed that the Google video service quietly started adding free, ad-supported movies to its “Movies & Shows” section in October. The roughly 100-title collection largely revolves around old or unspectacular movies that are long past their money-making prime, such as […]

McDonald’s quietly killed its best deal as fast-food chains battle to win over budget shoppers (MCD)

Hollis Johnson McDonald’s cut the Happy Meal from its $ 1 $ 2 $ 3 menu.  Previously, the $ 3 Happy Meal was one of the best deals you could get at McDonald’s, representing a discount of up to 25%.  The change comes as McDonald’s and fast-food rivals grapple with how to best win over budget-conscious customers. […]

Amazon quietly ended its year-old program that was supposed to be like a better vending machine (AMZN)

Amazon Amazon announced Instant Pickup in August 2017, offering instant purchasing much like a vending machine. It started with five Pickup locations and announced plans to expand. Amazon has now quietly ended the program, a company spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.  Amazon is still keeping and expanding the Pickup locations, which now have the same functionality […]

Here Are Four Ways Republicans Have Quietly Kept a Distance From Trump

The elderly constituent in a white blouse would pose a thorny political problem for many Republicans nationwide. Not so for Rep. Brian Mast, who, talking at a senior center in his Palm Beach district, gamely takes on her question: Should semiautomatic weapons be outlawed? The Florida congressman starts by establishing his firearm bona fides, from […]

Instagram Lite quietly goes live on Google Play

Instagram has followed in its parent company’s footsteps and launched a lightweight version of its app on Google Play. Like its Facebook and Messenger counterparts, Instagram Lite was created for users in developing nations. Since it’s only 573 kilobytes instead of 32MB like the main app, even those with older phones or devices with small […]