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By Jay | Misc

Yes, you can improve your memory. Here's how.

Think like a memory athlete<p>Think back to grade school. Do you remember those standardized tests where you were given lists of meaningless words to memorize? Then, after taking a challenging math or reading section, you had to write down as many words from that list as you could remember? If you …

Pence lies about secret meeting with Koch brother

Mike Pence’s staff seems to believe that if you simply deny something enough, that means it never actually happened. Unfortunately for them, reality …

Donald Trump

A 12-Year-Old Came Out to Her Mormon Church. Then Her Mike Was Cut Off.

On the day in May that Savannah stood up to speak in front of her Mormon congregation, she did not get through everything she had wanted to say.<p>The 12-year-old was telling other members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that she is a lesbian. “No part of me is a mistake,” she said …

Religion

Argentina's former president Fernandez launches Senate bid

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's fiery former President Cristina Fernandez formally launched her bid on Saturday for a Senate seat in October's mid-term elections in a race that will determine whether President Mauricio Macri can deepen his free-market reforms.<p>Fernandez' run, confirmed by a …

Latin America

Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

BERLIN — In what the justice minister, Heiko Maas, called a “belated act of justice,” the German parliament has voted unanimously to void the convictions of roughly 50,000 men prosecuted for homosexual acts since World War II.<p>The measure, approved on Thursday, also awards compensation to about …

Germany

Goerges reaches first grasscourt final in Mallorca

(Reuters) - Germany's Julia Goerges took a while to learn to love grass but her patience is being rewarded after she reached her first final on the surface by beating American teenager CiCi Bellis in the semi-finals of the Mallorca Open on Saturday.<p>The 28-year-old, 10 years Bellis's senior, was …

Tennis

British Parliament targeted in cyber-attack attempt

Officials were unable to access emails but there is no indication that the attempted hack actually succeeded.

UK Parliament

German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is famous for the terse remark she made after learning her mobile phone had been tapped by the NSA. "Spying among …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Downgrade any 32-bit device with futurerestore + libipatcher

If you’ve ever wanted to downgrade your legacy devices but didn’t have the tools for the job, then this new tool may be for you. Tihmstar has …

Firmware

Trump's Carrier Deal, The Deal That Wasn't

Remember those 1000 jobs Trump touted that he'd save in Indianapolis, from a plant that had employed 1400? Well, starting next month about 600 of …

Donald Trump

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Biology

Colorado officer escorting Pence motorcade hurt in crash

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado Springs motorcycle officer has been injured in an accident while escorting Vice President Mike Pence's motorcade to the city's airport.<p>Police Lt. Howard Black told The Gazette (http://bit.ly/2s3LwGj) the accident happened at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Officer …

Colorado Springs

Judge: Ivanka Trump must answer questions in shoe design lawsuit

Ivanka Trump must give a deposition in a lawsuit by an Italian shoemaker claiming her fashion label copied its designs, a federal judge has ruled.<p>Aquazurra Italia filed the suit against Ivanka Trump and her company in June 2016. It claims the brand has produced cheaper knockoffs of Aquazurra's …

Donald Trump

Victoria

Behave, foreigners! Kyoto issues etiquette guides

(CNN) — Kyoto residents have had enough. A surge in tourism in recent years has brought with it an outbreak of dirty toilets and misbehaving travelers.<p>The city of Kyoto is battling the problem in what might be seen as a typically Japanese way -- issuing polite guidelines amplified by adorable …

Japan

Rubia S.

Hackers and governments can see you through your phone’s camera — here’s how to protect yourself

Most people know that computers can have malware, but did you know your cell phone is also vulnerable? Kevin Mitnick, notorious hacker and author of the book "The Art of Invisibility," explains two easy ways that someone might hack into your phone. Whether it's a jealous spouse, the CIA, or a …

Security

Will the Supreme Court erode LGBT rights?

A Supreme Court shaped by President Donald Trump, especially if and when Justice Anthony Kennedy retires, could not only block progress but actually …

Making America scared again won’t make us safer

<i>Sally Q. Yates served in the Justice Department from 1989 to 2017 as an assistant U.S. attorney, U.S. attorney, deputy attorney general and, briefly this year, as acting attorney general.</i><p>In today’s polarized world, there aren’t many issues on which Democrats and Republicans agree. So when they do, …

Prison

Jordan Spieth keeps Travelers lead, as he closes in on 10th PGA Tour win

Here is a recap of the third round of the Travelers Championship, played at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.:<p><b>LEADING:</b> It was a bit of a …

Golf

President Trump’s Twitter feed is a gold mine for foreign spies

Every time President Trump tweets, journalists and Twitter followers attempt to analyze what he means. Intelligence agencies around the world do, too: They’re trying to determine what vulnerabilities the president of the United States may have. And he’s giving them a lot to work with.<p>Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Virgin Media Router Hacking Compromises 800,000 Customers: Here's How To Stay Safe

With so many devices now reliant on the internet and people frequently accessing Wi-Fi, maintaining the security and privacy of mobile devices, smart …

The US government says you shouldn’t be forced to use special characters in your passwords

It might be getting easier to remember all of your passwords. The standards organization of the United States, NIST, has concluded that many common requirements for passwords, like forcing you to use special characters, are misguided.<p>Instead, NIST recommends the use of lengthy passwords, and …

Security

It turns out martial law in the Philippines isn’t quite so simple after all

<i>Manuel Quezon III is a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper and the host of the political affairs show “The Explainer” on the ABS-CBN TV news channel.</i><p>It has been almost a month since President Rodrigo Duterte responded to the outbreak of fighting in Marawi City, in the center of …

Philippines