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Legal experts said President Trump’s promise of intervention had little precedent, and could force a clash between the sitting president and his Justice Department.

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Categories: trump, donald j, mueller, robert s iii, russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, united states politics and government, federal bureau of investigation











John Barnes, a veteran of big-city policing, had been at work in the Santa Fe, Tex., school district for four months when he was shot while confronting a gunman.

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Categories: school shootings and armed attacks, santa fe, tex, shooting (2018), barnes, john, police, santa fe (tex)

Google’s recent revamp of its mail service has moved a few old features to new places, but you don’t have to look far.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: computers and the internet, e-mail, google inc, web browsers

Tesla's Model 3 may be slow out of the factory, but the top model will be quick on the road.  That's according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted some performance figures for the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive, performance version of the Model 3, and they're pretty darn impressive.  SEE ALSO: Behold, the Tesla iPhone X complete with solar panel charging That particular variant of the car will go from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, with a 155mph top speed and a 310 mile range.  Tesla dual motor,...

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Categories: tesla, elon musk, tesla model 3, tech, big tech companies

At Google’s weekly TGIF staff meeting on Thursday, executives gave employees their first full Duplex demo and told them the bot would identify itself as the Google assistant.

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Once the domain for dead musicians, or those who couldn't be bothered touring anymore, the hologram is becoming a handy tool for politicians. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared as a hologram at the annual Techweek innovation festival in Auckland on Monday, after she couldn't appear in person. SEE ALSO: ABBA reunites for two new songs, plus some holograms "I was disappointed I couldn't make it to Techweek in person, so this morning, I come as to you as a hologram instead," an...

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Categories: tech, new zealand, hologram, jacinda ardern, culture

Most of the victims were students. One was looking forward to his 17th birthday party. Another, an exchange student from Pakistan, was preparing to go home.

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Categories: school shootings and armed attacks, santa fe, tex, shooting (2018)

Security shouldn’t be something you pay extra for; it should be something you can access, easily, at any time.

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There are no shortcuts to greatness and no smartphone maker knows this more than Chinese startup OnePlus.To fully understand and appreciate the company's new OnePlus 6 Android smartphone, we need to take a brief trip back a couple of years.In 2014, the company nobody had heard of had, against all odds, successfully launched its first phone, the OnePlus One.The sales pitch was remarkably simple: The best Android hardware paired with virtually unmodified (aka "stock") Android software with...

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Categories: mobile, gadgets, android, smartphones, reviews

Parents have been using a monitoring service called TeenSafe to ensure their kids are protected, but the app reportedly has some security issues of its own. As first reported by ZDNet, two of the company's servers, which are hosted on Amazon's cloud service, were left unprotected without a password, meaning the accounts of thousands of parents and their children were left exposed. SEE ALSO: 7 mind-soothing apps that will help you sleep better TeenSafe allows parents to monitor their children's...

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Categories: apps, apps and software, teensafe, monitoring, tech

President Trump was surprised and angered by a statement issued by the North’s chief nuclear negotiator, who declared that the country would not swap its nuclear weapons capability for economic aid.

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Categories: trump, donald j, kim jong-un, united states international relations, nuclear weapons, bolton, john r, moon jae-in, arms control and limitation and disarmament, south korea, north korea

Mr. Giuliani sought to make the case that a longer timeline for that aspect of the Russia investigation would hurt Republicans in the midterm elections.

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Categories: united states politics and government, russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, midterm elections (2018), special prosecutors (independent counsel), justice department, republican party, comey, james b, giuliani, rudolph w, mueller, robert s iii, trump, donald j

Activism after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., led to the most successful push for gun control in decades in the state. Few expect the same in Texas.

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Categories: school shootings and armed attacks, santa fe, tex, shooting (2018), gun control, parkland, fla, shooting (2018), marjory stoneman douglas high school (parkland, fla), texas, abbott, gregory w (1957- ), santa fe (tex), politics and government, sutherland springs (tex), second amendment (us constitution), republican party, patrick, dan (1950- ), parkland (fla), florida

Widely available services offer a range of spying abilities, including tracking people’s phones and harvesting their texts. As survivors seek help, the legal and technical hurdles are many.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: mobile applications, cheating, adultery, stalking (crime), domestic violence, dating and relationships, android (operating system), apple inc, wiretapping and other eavesdropping devices and methods, united states

One bright spot in this year's black hole of bad news concerning internet privacy and data security: VPNs are thriving. It seems like you can throw a rock while blindfolded and hit a crypto-technology company, many of which are just variations on the same theme. SEE ALSO: Best VPNs for watching Netflix If you’re having a tough time figuring out which VPN to commit to for the rest of your web surfing days — or at least for the duration of a 90-day trial — one worth checking out is CyberGhost...

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Categories: vpn, mashable shopping, shopping stackcommerce, shopping solo, tech

The city’s housing system can be complicated to navigate. Here’s a quick primer on what your rights are and how to exercise them.

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Categories: rent control and stabilization, renting and leasing (real estate), landlords, new york city, affordable housing, suits and litigation (civil)

23 hours ago
Aaron Traywick envisioned a future in which self-taught scientists would cure diseases and bend the human body to their will.

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Categories: genetic engineering, traywick, aaron, ascendance biomedical, drugs (pharmaceuticals)

We’re willing to bet that many people who purchased the Echo Dot — Amazon’s adorable hockey puck of a personal assistant — did so under the assumption that they’d be able to take it anywhere. It’s so small, so why not move it around the house or put it in your pocket and bring it outside, right?  Surprisingly, the Echo Dot doesn’t run on battery power, so it must be shackled to a wall socket in order to work. But all is not lost, Dot devotees.  The Amazon Echo Dot Smart Battery Case lets you...

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Categories: amazon alexa, echo dot, mashable shopping, shopping stackcommerce, shopping solo


To be evil or not to be evil — that is the question, Google. It seems after years of the tech company's commitment to its low-key creepy-sounding mantra, "Don't Be Evil," Google has removed the phrase from its Code of Conduct. So I guess that means evil is totally chill now?? Cool. Very cool and not at all concerning, right? SEE ALSO: We tested Google Lens at a Corgi meetup and it failed On Friday, Gizmodo noted that "Don't Be Evil," which has been part of Google's Code of Conduct since 2000,...

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Categories: tech, google, wayback machine, big tech companies, code of conduct

The Trump Tower meeting and follow-ups are the first indication that countries beyond Russia may have offered help to the Trump campaign.

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Categories: presidential election of 2016, russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, trump, donald j, united states politics and government, special prosecutors (independent counsel), mueller, robert s iii, trump tower (manhattan, ny), nader, george a (1959- ), zamel, joel, prince, erik d, trump, donald j jr, united arab emirates, mohammed bin salman (1985- ), saudi arabia

Look out world, Coca-Cola is introducing beverages to Bluetooth. On Friday, the company announced its brand new soda machine, the Coca-Cola Freestyle 9100, which will utilize Bluetooth connectivity to allow users connect via the Freestyle mobile app. SEE ALSO: Yes, Coca-Cola slushies in a pouch are a thing Remember how Coca-Cola Freestyle brought its innovative touch screen soda machines — stocked with close to 200 drink options — to eateries, college campuses, and other beverage-loving...

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Categories: tech, gadgets, culture, food and drink, innovations

A country taps its past as it leads the way on one of the most pressing issues facing modern democracies: how to regulate the world’s biggest social network.

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Categories: germany, facebook inc, data-mining and database marketing, cyberharassment, politics and government, refugees and displaced persons, social media, privacy, regulation and deregulation of industry, billen, gerd, jourova, vera, discrimination, fringe groups and movements


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Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter’s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition.

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Categories: text messaging, smartphones, addiction (psychology), anxiety and stress, tendinosis, acupuncture

People with data science bona fides are among the most sought-after professionals in business, with some data science Ph.Ds commanding as much as $300,000 or more from consulting firms.

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Google's Duplex, which calls businesses on your behalf and imitates a real human, ums and ahs included, has sparked a bit of controversy among privacy advocates. Doesn't Google recording a person's voice and sending it to a datacenter for analysis violate two-party consent law, which requires everyone in a conversation to agree to being recorded? The answer isn't immediately clear, and Google's silence isn't helping.

Source Feed: Mobile – TechCrunch
Categories: artificial intelligence, government, mobile, privacy, tc, california, google, google duplex, voice recognition

The Arevo bicycle looks and feels like a high-end commuter bike, but it was made using 3D-printing technology and software. It's being hailed as the first truly 3D-printed bicycle. The Bay Area-based "additive manufacturing" company (that's what engineering-level 3D printing is called these days) made the fully functional bicycle as a proof-of-concept to show that the thermoplastic material, laser-heating, and robotic 3D-printing process can be used to replace metal parts for defense...

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Categories: 3d printing, bicycle, arevo, tech, consumer tech

Holywell, a town in Wales with dozens of local retailers, has struggled with the impacts of online shopping. It is applying technology to try and keep its shops open.

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Categories: holywell (wales), shopping and retail, wireless communications, e-commerce, relocation of business, mobile commerce and payments, small business, square inc

Thinking about a cloud architect career? This job will be in high demand as organizations bring a digital transformation strategy to life, Gartner says.

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When you hear about beer vending machine BeerBox, you might wonder: Why don’t we have machines like this already? Founder Robert Gaafar explained that there are actually several reasons why beer vending machines haven’t made sense in the past. For one thing, there’s the obvious legal necessity of ensuring that people are 21 years or […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: gadgets, hardware, anheuser-busch, beer, beerbox, zx ventures

The complexity and cost of packing an array of sensors and power inside a small amount of space has opened the door to a wider and wider variety of use cases for internet-connected devices beyond just smart thermostats or cameras — and also exposed a hole for getting those ideas into an actual piece of […]

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Categories: gadgets, mobile, startups, cerebras systems, intel, mythic

At the National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS emphasizes native innovations in math, science and engineering.

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Categories: native americans, museums, national museum of the american indian, smithsonian institution, imaginations activity center, inventions and patents



In my endless quest to get geeks interested in watches I present to you the Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H, a new GMT watch from one of my favorite manufacturers that is a great departure from the company’s traditional designs. The watch is a 41mm round GMT, which means it has three hands […]

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Categories: gadgets, tc, wearables, bell & ross, clothing, fashion, online sales, rubber, watches

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