Hannah Headlines- 9/18/2018

Eight More Alexa Powered Devices Are Coming Soon - The battle of the digital assistants is heating up and we are the winners.

CNBC got their hands on Amazon internal info that shows Alexa will be paired with an in-car gadget, a receiver, subwoofer, and even a microwave by the end of the year. There are four more items on the list and all of the devices will be Alexa-enabled. Some will also have the digital assistant built in.

Amazon isn’t the only company competing for your home space to be filled with assistant devices, JBL has put out a few smart displays with Google Assistant. And of course, there’s Siri which is now part of a Home Pod smart speaker now.

We can’t wait what is released for the holiday shopping season! Source: Mashable


Mac And Cheese Candy Canes Are A Thing

Back in the day, candy canes used to come in one flavor - mint. Sure, sometimes you’d get one of those multi-colored fruity-flavored ones, but mostly just the red and white old school mint. But now, candy canes come in all kinds of varieties, for better or worse. And one of the newest flavors we’ve heard about is definitely one of the strangest: mac and cheese.

The yellow and white-striped canes are available at Archie McPhee, a store in Seattle that’s “been bringing strange and amazing things to the world” for more than 30 years, according to its website. And mac and cheese candy canes fit right in there. You can pick up six of them for just $4.95, if you dare. But if that flavor doesn’t call out to you, maybe you’d like to try some of the store’s other bizarre candy cane options: pickle, bacon, rotisserie chicken, and gravy. We wish we were kidding. Oh, and we can’t forget "Clamdy Canes," which are clam-flavored candy canes. Seriously. But maybe save those for the folks on your naughty list this year.

Source: Delish


NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY – NATIONAL IT PROFESSIONALS DAY – AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY – NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY


Would You Be Proud or Embarrassed If You Were Asked To Leave an All You Can Eat Restaurant?

A German triathlete has been banned from an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant after he reportedly wolfed down nearly 100 dishes. Jaroslav Bobrowski, 30, an Ironman competitor, went to Running Sushi in Landshut, Bavaria, last weekend and paid his €15.90 ($19) for as much of the Japanese food as he could eat. The former bodybuilder sat down at his table and started eating, allegedly managing to put away almost 100 servings – the equivalent of five people. Each plate is believed to have two or three pieces of sushi on it. The restaurant owner Tan Le said: “He eats for five people. That is not normal.”

  • Have you ever been banned from an all you can eat restaurant for eating too much?

Link: https://nypost.com/2018/09/17/triathlete-banned-


Study says robots will perform 52% of jobs by 2025

A new study from the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts for us a Jetsons-type future close at hand, with 52% of current jobs being performed by robots by 2025.

This technological advancement would displace nearly 75 million people from those jobs -- especially in industries like accounting, industrial manufacturing, secretarial, postal jobs, and client management.

But all isn't lost for humankind: according to the WEF's "Future of Jobs 2018" report, the tech boom will create 133 million new jobs between now and 2022 -- and not just button pushers like George Jetson. Instead, marketing, e-commerce, social media, and sales fields will see boosts in employment, the study says. 

Also, with all the high-tech help, we humans will need to undergo training to keep up, particularly in areas like "creativity, critical thinking and persuasion."


Man Turns Himself In After Stealing A Dollar: A man from Gangdong, South Korea, has turned himself in to police for stealing a dollar from a convenience store. The story goes he went to the local store and threatened the cashier with a weapon demanding just one dollar. After he got it, he went straight to the police to tell them he had robbed the place while armed and was arrested. That’s when he revealed that he turned himself in because he actually hoped to go back to prison. Turns out, he was having trouble finding a job and paying the bills after already serving time behind bars for many years.

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