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Andy Meek

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Since 2015
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Andy Meek is a reporter who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming. Over the years, he’s interviewed legendary figures in entertainment and tech that range from Stan Lee to John McAfee, Peter Thiel, and Reed Hastings.

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Starbucks open Labor Day 2021: Here’s what you need to know

September 6th, 2021

First things first, let’s answer the question on the minds of many Starbucks uber-fans like myself. You don’t have to wonder whether the coffee chain’s doors will be shuttered on September 6 this year — because, yes, most Starbucks locations are indeed open on Labor Day. So, no need to worry about whether you will …

Turning Point

Netflix’s hard-hitting new docuseries is leaving viewers in tears

September 4th, 2021

In the opening moments of the newly released Netflix documentary series Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror, there’s a recording of flight attendant Betty Ong speaking by phone with an unnamed reservation agent. “Number three in the back — the cockpit’s not answering,” Ong, a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11, can …

SAS Rise of the Black Swan

This brand new high-octane thriller on Netflix has everyone buzzing

September 3rd, 2021

Judging by the trailer, the new action thriller on Netflix that’s landed on the streamer’s Top 10 chart looks like a paint-by-numbers affair that leans heavily on special effects, explosions, and the like, but ultimately leaves you feeling bereft if it’s a good story you’re after. I wouldn’t have guessed that enough Netflix subscribers would …

california stimulus check update

If you live in this state, a fourth stimulus check is coming right now

September 3rd, 2021

In the country’s most populous state, two major stories that are somewhat linked are happening at the same time right now. There’s a new California stimulus check update, now that those payments have started going out to thousands of Golden State residents and will give them a few hundred extra dollars. And the state’s governor, …

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More than 565,000 Walmart workers are getting a wage raise

September 3rd, 2021

More than half a million workers at one US employer are getting a pay raise later this month. The plan from Walmart to raise wages for more than 565,000 workers — out of more than 1.6 million that it employs in the US — will start on September 25. That’s according to Walmart’s US CEO …