AT&T to offer customers a $5 credit after phone service outage. Here’s how to get it.

AT&T reimbursing customers after widespread network outage AT&T reimbursing customers after widespread network outage 00:28 AT&T said it will provide a $5 credit to customers who were “potentially impacted” by Thursday’s widespread network outage, when tens of thousands of customers reported losing cellphone service for much of the day. In a letter sent Sunday to AT&T employees, CEO John Stankey said the $5 credit is the cost of “essentially a full day of service.” The carrier apologized to customers for the disruption, which the company said was “due to the application…

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Freddie Mercury looks set to follow Elvis and ABBA with AI hologram show | Music | Entertainment

According to The Sun, legal papers show Freddie Mercury’s name has been reserved for “immersive 3D virtual, augmented and mixed reality experiences” and for “virtual environments”. Mercury Song Limited’s trademark will also cover video games. Express.co.uk reached out to Queen’s reps for comment and the response was “Nothing to say”.  Nevertheless, Sir Brian May spoke out on the possibility of a Freddie hologram last year and he’s very open to the whole band eventually being recreated in a show like ABBA Voyage. According to the outlet, Sir Brian said: “We’ve…

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Listen Live: Supreme Court hears social media cases that could reshape how Americans interact online

Washington — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in a pair of social media cases that could transform online speech. The two cases concern disputes over Republican-backed laws in Florida and Texas that aim to restrict social media companies from moderating content, which tech groups representing platforms like Facebook and X see as a violation of their First Amendment rights.  The laws, both passed in 2021, came in response to what their backers saw as discrimination by social media platforms. The controversy followed social media companies’ decisions to ban former…

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Andrea Bocelli – 30th anniversary of his spectacular first TV performance | Music | Entertainment

Back in February 1994, Andrea Bocelli entered the Sanremo Festival with a rendition of Il mare calmo della sera. The rising star had won the preliminary competition the year before with the highest marks ever recorded for a newcomer after performing Miserere. It was 30 years ago today that he won the main festival, once again with a record score. After which, the young tenor would go on to release his debut album of the same name that April, entering the Italian Top 10 and being certified platinum within weeks –…

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‘Taylor Swift is spreading demonic rituals’ Boyzone star blasts ‘Satanic’ Eras Tour | Music | Entertainment

OK, so Sam Smith wasn’t exactly subtle on his last tour with his giant red horns and glittery King of Hell trident. The red and black colour scheme left no doubt. But isn’t it all just dressing up for shock value, especially when paired with corsets and fishnets? Apparently not, as one star warns that concert-goers and especially innocent children are increasingly at risk from thinly-veiled demonic rituals being carried out in front of them onstage during superstar tours, like Taylor Swift’s current record-breaking Eras extravaganza. Boyzone’s Keith Duffy has…

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Warren Buffett’s annual investor letter is out. Here are the biggest takeaways.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is cautioning investors in his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate not to expect the “eye-popping performance” of its past, due to a dearth of deals at attractive valuations.  The handful of U.S. companies capable of truly moving the needle at Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire have already been picked over, and there are no meaningful acquisition targets outside the U.S., Buffett noted in his company annual shareholder letter, released on Saturday.  But Berkshire is prepared to pounce should a large-scale opportunity arise, with its cash reserves rising to a record $167.6…

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Gladiator 2’s whopping budget makes it one of the most expensive movies ever | Films | Entertainment

A quarter of a century on from when the original film stormed the Oscars and Gladiator 2 is currently in post-production.  Rising star and Academy Award nominee Paul Mescal plays a grown-up Lucius in the highly anticipated historical epic. Early reports claim studio executives were “blown away” by the footage, but the upcoming blockbuster has not been short of problems. Back in June, a stunt went wrong with four crewmembers being rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening burns. A month later, PETA sent an open letter to director Sir Ridley Scott…

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Americans are paying the biggest share of their income on food in 3 decades

Between groceries and restaurants, Americans are spending more of their income on food than they have in 30 years. That’s according to the latest data from the USDA, which shows that U.S. consumers spent more than 11% of their disposable income on eating — whether at home or at a restaurant — in 2022, the highest percentage since 1991.  “This is really a metric that’s about the share of our disposable personal income which the USDA tracks, and which recently was at essentially a 31-year high,” Jesse Newman, food reporter…

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Tipped-over Odysseus moon lander, spotted by lunar orbiter, sends back pictures

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted the tipped-over Odysseus lander on the surface of the moon, officials said Monday, confirming it touched down less than a mile from its planned landing site near the moon’s south pole. Odysseus builder Intuitive Machines of Houston posted a picture captured by the lander during its final descent, along with a blurry shot apparently taken after touchdown, showing the rock-strewn surface immediately around the landing site. “Odysseus continues to communicate with flight controllers in Nova Control from the lunar surface,” Intuitive Machines said on…

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