Getty Images Andrew BrookesStarting June 1, Comcast customers who face data caps will not be able to rack up more than $200 worth of overage charges in a month.Customers who are signed up for unlimited data will pay the extra $50 each month even if they don't go over the cap.With the latest changes, the data caps have become more uniform across the trial markets.Comcast says it made the most recent changes because it has "listened to customer feedback about wanting a carefree online experience that doesn't require them to think about their data usage plan."While Comcast offers Internet service in 39 states and Washington, DC, the data caps are currently implemented in the following areas: Huntsville, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Tucson, Arizona; Little Rock, Arkansas; Fort Lauderdale, the Keys, and Miami, Florida; Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah, Georgia; Central Kentucky; Houma, LaPlace, and Shreveport, Louisiana; Maine; Jackson and Tupelo, Mississippi; Chattanooga, Greeneville, Johnson City/Gray, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee; Charleston, South Carolina; and Galax, Virginia.But more recently, a Comcast engineering executive acknowledged that the cap is a "business policy" and not a technical necessity.
These terms describe the utter horror you encounter when your Roomba, the robotic vacuum, accidentally encounters pet excrement and proceeds to use its smart technology to drag the the filthy mess everywhere.One Roomba owner, Jesse Newton, described the event in excruciating and disgusting detail on his Facebook page, complete with a hand-drawn diagram.Newton, who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, set up his Roomba to run while his family was sleeping.He thought, as many do, this would be convenient as the machine wouldn t get in the way of daily activities and who doesn t like to wake up to things cleaner than they were when you went to sleep?His new puppy had other plans and had an accident on the rug.Being the vigilant cleaner it was, the Roomba didn t miss the spot and promptly ran it over and the spreading began.
Which brick-and-mortar retailer has the most overlap with Amazon.com Inc.?The surprising answer is Dillard s Inc., the department-store chain based in Little Rock, Arkansas.Almost two-thirds of Dillard s customers are also members of Prime, the service that offers discount shipping and other perks to Amazon customers.The reason could be that both Amazon Prime users and Dillard s shoppers skew young, Cowen says.Prime members have a median age of 37, while Dillard s customers have a median of 35.
GIF Old bridges never die, they just cross over to the other side.After almost a century of service, the Broadway Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas, was deemed structurally deficient and condemned to death by explosion on Tuesday.As the video below demonstrates, however, the bridge itself clearly had other ideas:According to CBS News, it took transportation crews pulling cables, not using explosives five hours to finally take the bridge down.Rest in peace, stubborn-ass bridge, you were truly one of the greats.
Cossio/YouTube When the city of Little Rock, Arkansas deemed a 93-year-old bridge "structurally deficient" due to its age, the city council ordered its demolition.But when workers tried to destroy it, theEarlier this week, a demolition team placed explosives along the 2,783-foot-long Broadway Bridge,
This year s DEN Bootcamp is modeled off of The Venture Center s 12-week Pre-Accelerator Program, which puts early-stage entrepreneurs through intensive curriculum aimed at developing a minimum viable product MVP , building out a scalable business model, and gaining real traction and revenue.We created the Delta Entrepreneurship Network to support the hard work, innovation, and drive that are at the heart of the Delta region, says Delta Regional Authority DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill.Our continued partnership with The Venture Center takes that investment to the next level, providing an accelerated bootcamp to guide and develop successful entrepreneurs, says Masingill.One of the exciting things we were able to do was to custom-design a bootcamp for the DRA that s adapted from our Pre-Accelerator Program.The DEN Bootcamp marks the first time the DRA has contracted with an entrepreneurial support organization to provide this level of technical assistance and training for their entrepreneurs, says Watson.20 Entrepreneurs with an Eye on Success
Money can be tight around the holidays with so many gifts to buy, and sometimes a careful budget is the only thing standing between you and a late rent payment.One mom in Little Rock, Arkansas, found out that even something as secure as Touch ID can t protect a Christmas budget from a crafty six-year-old.Bethany Howell was reportedly catching a quick nap on her couch when her daughter, Ashlynd, took her smartphone and used her mom s thumb to gain access.The six-year-old proceeded to go on a shopping spree inside the Amazon app, racking up a $250 bill with orders for various Pokemon-themed items.Howell assumed her account had been hacked after noticing the 13 different order confirmations, but eventually realized her daughter was the culprit.Howell says that Ashlynd was really proud of herself, and that she promised her mom that all the items were coming straight to the house.
There’s nothing more annoying than unsolicited phone calls from companies, nonprofits, and folks you’ve never heard of.But thanks to the ubiquity of robocalling, or tech that dials numbers automatically, they’re an increasingly common occurrence.The U.S. Federal Trade Commission received 5.2 million complaints about robocalls in 2016, a 30 percent increase from the same period a year earlier.But Little Rock, Arkansas-based First Orion, an enterprise company that provides data and phone call solutions to mobile carriers, has a fix for this growing problem: First Orion Network Enterprise Solutions (FONES).That’s a mouthful, but FONES, at its core, makes it easier for carriers to protect subscribers from malicious callers.On the consumer side of the equation, it lets the subscribers of those carriers block any number from any device.
Do you live for Snapchat?Or did you download the app months ago, send a wonky selfie captioned “How does this work??!!” to a clueless friend and promptly forget all about it?But the recent announcement by parent company Snap that top creators will be paid for content could be a game-changer.Take 28-year-old Cyrene Quiamco, from Little Rock, Arkansas, who left her job as a web designer two years ago to concentrate on Snapchat full-time, where she has 200,000 followers.“I have the option to chat privately, to ‘tweet’ and post pictures constantly, to consume news like Facebook and to follow influencers like on YouTube.
When fully operational, these sewing robots will churn them out at a dizzying rate of one every 22 seconds.Early attempts to automate sewing included treating pieces of cloth with starch to temporarily make them stiff, allowing a robot to manipulate them as if they were steel sheets.Now a Georgia Tech spin-off, SoftWear Automation, in Atlanta, claims to have built a practical sewing robot.“Around the world, even the cheapest labor market can’t compete with us,” Tang Xinhong, chairman of Tianyuan, told China Daily last year, referring to the cost of producing each T-shirt, which he expected to be only 33 U.S. cents.The fact that a Chinese company will use robots to make T-shirts in the United States appears to be a watershed moment for the clothing industry.Satyandra K. Gupta, director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, says sewing robots will ultimately allow factories to produce clothing not only faster and cheaper but with greater customization.
Facebook is trying to help people find more local news.The social network said Wednesday it's testing a new section of its app dedicated to events and news stories from local publishers and organizations.The new section is called "Today In," and it's being tested in just five cities right now: New Orleans; Little Rock, Arkansas; Billings, Montana; Peoria, Illinois; Olympia, Washington; and Binghamton, New York.The "Today In" section will exist alongside the local news that already appears in people's news feeds and on publisher pages.Recode reported the news about "Today In" earlier Wednesday.The section will be powered by a mix of machine learning software and human workers used to surface the local content.
In an effort to up its signal to noise ratio, Facebook may go local.The company is testing a new area of its app called “Today In,” a mix of city-specific events, announcements and local news.For its new local hub, Facebook is starting with a small batch of test markets.Those initial cities are New Orleans, Louisiana; Olympia, Washington; Billings, Montana; Binghamton, New York; Peoria, Illinois and Little Rock, Arkansas.Users in test markets will be able to access the feature through the bottom-right menu button (the three horizontal lines) in the core Facebook app.Facebook’s News Partnerships team is spearheading the experiment, employing both human curators and machine learning to populate the content in the new sections.
The Facebook journalism project that was sparked by interference in the U.S. election could soon bring another feature to the social network.The Facebook local news section, dubbed “Today In,” is currently being tested in six cities.The section lists local news from publishers that have been vetted by Facebook in an attempt to weed out fake news.According to Recode, the new section houses events, announcements, and emergency alerts as well as local news.The section is tailored to each user’s current hometown, so long as the geographic information was provided in the profile information.Currently, the feature is just a test and only accessible to users living in a handful of U.S. cities, including Olympia, Washington; Binghamton, New York; Peoria, Illinois; Billings, Montana; Little Rock, Arkansas; and New Orleans.
A mass shooting in Little Rock, Ark., last July led Facebook to activate its Safety Check feature—a crisis-response system that is gaining new recognition in the aftermath of terror.The social media tool invites users to mark themselves as safe and send requests to others in the region—those listed as “not marked as safe yet.”Law-enforcement teams have actively encouraged people to log on in times of crisis.Critics say that Safety Check encourages panic and promotes an individualistic attitude to global crises.And this rapid urbanization has created “hotbeds of unrest,” as the World Economic Forum warns.Social unrest and hidden violence
He doesn’t represent tech industry issues.Sometime last year, he was tagged in a tweet with someone going by the handle of @Pinboard, who was telling Spencer that he could raise money for him.Spencer was being invited to be a beneficiary of the Great Slate, a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random congressional candidates from across the country.The candidates they’ve chosen are often thousands of miles away, and most don’t even discuss issues specific to the tech industry.Maciej Ceglowski, who runs a grassroots organization called Tech Solidarity that aims to connect tech workers with their communities, cobbled together the Great Slate after meeting Jess King, a candidate running for office in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.Ceglowski was struck by King’s approach: a fieldwork-focused, populist campaign that goes door-to-door and aims at voter expansion.
Gordon is meandering in the southern U.S. and satellites pinpointed its center over Arkansas on Friday, Sept. 7.Gordon continues to soak the southern U.S. and NASA's Aqua satellite located the strongest storms associated with the depression.NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at clouds associated with Gordon and found its center over Arkansas.At 4:35 a.m. EDT (0835 UTC) on Sept. 7, the MODIS or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Tropical Depression Gordon in infrared light.AIRS found coldest cloud tops had temperatures near minus 63 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 53 degrees Celsius) around the center over southern Arkansas.On Sept. 7, the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center noted that at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC), Tropical Depression Gordon was located just 30 miles (45 km) south of Little Rock, Arkansas near latitude 34.5 degrees north and longitude 92.2 degrees west.
They're part of a solution to a critical problem facing the US -- delivering broadband services to millions of rural Americans who don't have access in their homes, farms and businesses.With broadband having become as essential as running water and electricity to improving people's daily lives and providing a standard of living equal to that of urban and suburban parts of the country, policy makers are working together to close the connectivity gap.Pai, who has traveled to 41 states since taking office in January 2017, said federal and state authorities need to have the same sense of mission they had back when they made a priority of providing electricity to every American."I see it is as an echo of the rural electrification efforts we saw in the 1930s, almost 100 years ago," he said.Roughly 39 percent of rural Americans lack access to high-speed broadband, compared with just 4 percent of urban Americans, according to a report from the FCC using 2016 figures.Big broadband providers will focus on the more densely populated and profitable areas of the country, delivering gigabit speed broadband -- often from not just one provider but from multiple companies.
The feature includes previews that link out to news sites about top headlines, current discussions, school announcements and more.“We have a number of misinformation filters in place to ensure that fake news and clickbait does not surface on Today In.Facebook is also now testing Local Alerts with 100 local government and first responder Pages that can be issued to inform citizens about urgent issues or emergencies, such as where to take shelter from a hurricane.Again, while Facebook may be vetting which Pages get access to the Local Alerts feature, it must closely monitor to make sure they’re using it to provide vital info to their communities rather than just grab traffic at sensitive moments.The feature could give local outlets a referral traffic boost that could help offset the fact that Facebook has drained ad dollars from journalism into its own News Feed ads.But the launch also opens up a new vector for policy issues, and it’s curious that Facebook would push forward on this given all its policy troubles as of late.
Are you having trouble finding an affordable dentist?According to the American Dental Association, cost of care is one of the two primary reasons American adults - regardless of income or age - tend to forgo dental treatment.People have a hard time finding affordable dental care from professionals who are trusted, experienced, and conveniently-located.If you happen to be one of the millions of Americans who are skipping out on regular dental checkups because you just can’t seem to find trustworthy, affordable dentist, visit Higginbotham Family Dental, it’s an right place for affordable dental care.Higginbotham Family Dental is an affordable dentist in Little Rock Arkansas who provides quality dental services with flexible payment options.Our goal is to have everyone Experience HFD, and we know this is one of the primary reasons more than 80% of our new patients come from referrals.Excellent clinical care is the heart of HFD.
A woman was rescued after being stuck for three days in the private elevator of a New York townhouse owned by her billionaire employer, US police said.A police spokesman said 53-year-old Marites Fortaliza was in stable condition at a hospital.The luxury townhouse is owned by Warren Stephens and his wife, Harriet.The Stephens’ family issued a statement, calling Fortaliza “a valued member of the Stephens extended family for 18 years.”They said they were “relieved and thankful that [she] was doing well” at a New York hospital, where she arrived suffering from dehydration.Stephens is the chairman, president and CEO of Stephens Inc., an investment bank based in Little Rock, Arkansas.