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Snapchat introduces Memories: a searchable, shareable archive of your snaps

Chat history<p>At a time when its social networking rivals are racing to promote more real-time sharing, Snapchat is turning its attention to the past. The company today introduced Memories, a way of saving and sharing old snaps in a private archive inside the main app. It’s a living, social camera …

The next iPhone might start at 32GB of internal storage

iPhone rumor season is upon us, the latest tidbit has to do with internal storage. According to the WSJ, the next-generation iPhone will start at 32GB of internal storage opposed to the 16GB entry-level option.<p>If true, this is actually rather surprising. From a user perspective, 32GB at the entry …

Twitter launches its first livestream sports broadcast with Wimbledon

It’s a match made in second screen heaven: Twitter has just launched its first sports livestream broadcast with today’s Wimbledon games.<p>The screen looks a lot like what you might expect from most livestreaming services with commentary on the side (i.e. YouTube, Twitch). Tweets with the associated …

Livestreaming

Google nabs AI startup to help phones see better

French startup Moodstocks is the latest artificial intelligence company to be brought into the Google fold.<p>As computers around the world get smarter and more powerful, internet heavyweight Google is determined to stay ahead of the game.<p>The company said on Wednesday that it is buying a French …

Artificial Intelligence

WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails - Julian Assange

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has said his organisation is preparing to publish more emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while US secretary of state.<p>Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is under FBI investigation to determine whether she broke federal law by …

Government

Snowden calls for whistleblower shield after claims by new Pentagon source

Accusations that Pentagon retaliated against a whistleblower undermine argument that there were options for Snowden other than leaking to the media<p>Long read: how the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers Exclusive: Pentagon source goes on record against whistleblower program<p>Edward Snowden has called …

Surveillance

Pensions may be cut to 'virtually nothing' for 407,000 people

One of the biggest private pension funds in the country is almost out of money, and fresh out of options.<p>The Central States Pension Fund has no new plan to avoid insolvency, fund director Thomas Nyhan said this week. Without government funding, the fund will run out of money in 10 years, he said.<p>At …

Retirement

How did Prince die? Autopsy seeks answers

<b>(CNN) —</b> A day after Prince's death stunned his fans and fellow musicians, the work of finding out why the music icon died began in earnest Friday.<p>An autopsy was conducted Friday at the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey, Minnesota, but it could be days or weeks before results are complete, …

Comedians

Jeff Bezos: Amazon Prime is so good 'you'd be irresponsible' not to join

Jeff Bezos is making a big statement about Amazon Prime: You'd be silly not to join.<p>In his annual letter to shareholders, Bezos said Amazon wants people to believe that the $99 Prime membership is "such a good value, you'd be irresponsible not to be a member."<p>Prime started as Amazon's unlimited …

Cloud Computing

Can virtual reality relieve pain?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The next time you habitually search your bathroom cabinet for some pain medication, you may want to consider playing a video game first. Research has shown that psychology plays an important part in how we experience both acute and chronic pain -- and that painful sensations can be …

Virtual Reality

Google disables April fool joke amid user fury after prank backfires

Gmail Mic Drop caused more tears than laughter, thanks to users accidentally enabling the prank on serious emails – with some dire consequences<p>April Fools’ Day 2016: best jokes from around the world<p>Google’s April Fools’ Day prank has backfired, leaving the company looking the fool and a number of …

Pranks

California Is One Step Closer to the Nation's First Statewide $15 Minimum Wage

A plan to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 passed both houses of the state legislature on Thursday, putting the state on track …

Curry and Thompson’s blunder leaves Warriors Coach smiling

For the most part, the Warriors have been consistent in all they do this year. That includes everything from draining 3-pointers, to celebrations, to simply winning games. Friday, two of these things came back to bite Golden State and left Coach Steve Kerr chuckling on the sideline.<p>Warriors guard …

Klay Thompson

Apple's latest product event isn't causing a big stir

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It wouldn't be an Apple event without some hoopla. But the company's upcoming product announcement on Monday doesn't seem to be …

Apple

Megyn Kelly says Bill O'Reilly didn't have her back with Donald Trump

The longstanding tension between star Fox News personalities Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly has gone public.<p>In an interview, Kelly said O'Reilly should have done more to defend her against Donald Trump's attacks.<p>"I do wish that O'Reilly had defended me more in his interview with Trump," Kelly told …

Media Industry

Marijuana oil bill clears last hurdle in Virginia legislature

RICHMOND — A bill meant to pave the way for producing therapeutic marijuana oils in Virginia cleared its last legislative hurdle on Tuesday.<p>The Senate voted 39 to 0 in favor of the bill, with Sen. Bryce E. Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) not voting. Parents with severely epileptic children, who have …

Cannabis

North Korea again threatens nuke strikes on US, South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday issued its latest belligerent threat, warning of an indiscriminate "pre-emptive nuclear strike of …

North Korea

Clinton, Sanders talk over each other in debate clash

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders angrily clashed over auto industry bailouts, guns, political battles from the 1990s and ties to Wall Street on Sunday, as underlying tensions in the Democratic presidential race burst into the open at an impassioned CNN debate in Flint, Michigan.<p>5 …

Government

North Korea ship impounded in Philippines as part of fresh sanctions

<b>(CNN) —</b> While North Korea keeps firing literal and figurative salvos, the world has responded with harsher sanctions -- ones that the Philippines has put into effect by detaining a ship from the reclusive East Asian nation.<p>The Philippine government has impounded a North Korean freighter, the Jin …

North Korea

Soccer icon Brandi Chastain to donate brain for CTE research

<b>(CNN) —</b> U.S. soccer icon Brandi Chastain has promised to donate her brain to Boston University for research into Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE.<p>The degenerative brain disease can result in Alzheimer's-like symptoms such as memory loss, rage and mood swings. Scientists believe CTE occurs …

Concussion

Microsoft is ditching Android app ports for Windows Phone

Mobile app developers who wanted to easily port their apps from Android or iOS to Windows 10 devices were in luck when Microsoft announced it created …

U.S., China agree to draft resolution on North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and China have reached an agreement on a new United Nations Security Council draft resolution aimed at punishing North Korea in the wake of its recent nuclear test and for violating previous resolutions, a Security Council diplomat told CNN on Wednesday.<p>The resolution is …

North Korea

Uber driver suspected in shootings in Mich. that kill six

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Jason Brian Dalton had been driving for mobile ride company Uber for only a short time, according to his own account, but he was already alarming passengers. Late Saturday afternoon, he picked up a customer for a short ride; passenger Matthew Mellen said that Dalton’s reckless …

Crime

North Korea planning terror attack on South, spy agency says

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North Korea is currently planning a "terrorist attack" on South Korea according to the South's spy agency.<p>A lawmaker, briefed by the National Intelligence Service (NIS), says leader Kim Jong Un himself gave the order to make preparations.<p>"North Korea's terrorist attack could be in the …

North Korea

Obama designates new national monuments in the California desert

President Obama has set aside more of America’s lands and waters for conservation protection than any of his predecessors, and he is preparing to do even more before he leaves office next year. The result may be one of the most expansive environmental and historic-preservation legacies in …

Forests

Oregon standoff suspects denied bond

<b>Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon (CNN) —</b> A federal judge on Friday denied bond for Ammon Bundy and other members of a group that occupied a federal wildlife facility in Oregon.<p>So far 11 people have been arrested -- 10 in Oregon and one in Arizona -- and none has left jail.<p>Four members of …

Forests

Ammon Bundy urges protesters to leave refuge

BURNS, Ore. — Oregon militia leader Ammon Bundy is urging his followers at a wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., to leave, according to a statement released by his attorney.<p>Bundy's lawyer, Mike Arnold, read a statement by Bundy, arrested Tuesday, on the steps of a courthouse in Portland.<p>"Right now, I …

Forests

Puerto Rico's debt crisis just got worse

Puerto Rico's debt crisis keepsgetting uglier.<p>The island has even less money than everyone thought, according to the latest figures out Monday, and it's having to resort to "extraordinary measures" to pay its bills.<p>The cash crunch is so bad that Puerto Rico's prison system is no longer paying the …

Caribbean

Microsoft finally kills support for Windows 8. It's the end of an error

Windows 8 is officially toast.<p>Microsoft has pulled the plug on Windows 8's life support. It told customers they need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 -- or better yet, Windows 10 -- to continue receiving crucial updates and security patches.<p>Despite a free upgrade to the superior Windows 8.1 two years ago …

Windows 10