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Bombshell discovery in Dallas police shooting of man in wrong apartment leads to more questions

Questions surrounding the mysterious death of Botham Shem Jean, the 26-year-old man killed by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on Sept. 6 after she allegedly mistook Jean’s apartment for hers, continue to mount, adding additional confusion to an already mind-bending case.<p>Now, two different …

Police Shootings

US military builds barracks using "world's largest" 3D printer

3D-printed construction seems a good fit for the military. The emerging technology is relatively portable and inexpensive, and could potentially even …

U.S. Marines

A remarkable new ad from a Democrat shows how much health care has shifted

The fate of red-state Democratic senators is going to determine whether the Senate remains in Republican hands after November, or whether Democrats take over and potentially control all of Congress. What are those red-state Dems counting on to secure their victories?<p>Protecting Obamacare. And this …

Health Care

The GOP finds yet another way to suppress the vote

IT WAS 5 p.m. on a Friday, just as Labor Day weekend was starting, when, without warning, faxes arrived at North Carolina’s state board of elections and 44 county election boards. The faxes contained a demand so outlandish — and so blatantly in violation of state privacy laws — that several …

North Carolina

What to expect from the upcoming Apple Watch Series 4

Although Apple still refuses to release sales figures for the Apple Watch, it’s no secret that the device has become incredibly popular in recent …

Smartwatches

Donald Trump Caught On Tape Laughing About Military Raid In Niger That Left Four Americans Dead

The raid has been widely criticized for going outside the scope of U.S. military operations in Africa.<p>New audio from the White House shows Donald …

Donald Trump

Samsung's LTE tracker locates lost items wherever they are

It's available through AT&T on September 14th.<p>There are legions of Bluetooth item trackers that can help you find your keys or your bag. However, there's a common problem: without always-on data, you might not find them unless someone with a tracking app happens to wander nearby. Samsung might have …

Verizon

Republicans' bizarre attack on Obama: He made us elect a racist idiot

Several Republicans had an interesting response to former President Barack Obama’s re-entry into politics late last week: they essentially blamed him …

Barack Obama

Our Motion Through Space Isn't A Vortex, But Something Far More Interesting

There are a lot of moving parts to the Universe, as nothing exists in isolation. There are literally trillions of large masses in our Solar System, all orbiting around the galactic center on timescales of hundreds of millions of years. But there’s a viral video, parts 1 and 2, that claims that as …

Solar System

How to Wipe and Wash Your Butt for Optimal Cleanliness

Because apparently, lots of people don't know.<p>If you feel a little bit clueless as to how exactly to keep things clean between the cheeks from wipe to wash, you're not alone. According to Reddit users, plenty of people actually don't know how to keep their downstairs squeaky clean.<p>"The number of …

Cleaning

If you’re still using Yahoo email, it’s still spying on you

Yahoo’s email platform might have been picked up during the big Verizon buyout of 2017, but that doesn’t mean much has changed at the longstanding …

Wall Street

Gmail confidential mode on mobile: How – and why – you should use it

Google announced today that Gmail’s confidential mode has come to mobile devices. The feature launched on desktop earlier this year, and it allows …

Trump to Discontinue Obama-Era Practice of Using Lowercase Letters

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Charting a sharply different course from that of his predecessor in the White House, Donald J. Trump announced on Monday that he would discontinue the Obama-era practice of using lowercase letters.<p>In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump announced the ban on …

Leaders of ISIS and Al Qaeda Puzzled Why Trump Has Not Invited Them to White House

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The leaders of <i>ISIS</i> and Al Qaeda said on Friday that they were totally perplexed as to why Donald J. Trump had not yet invited them to the White House.<p>The terror chiefs said that, as sworn enemies of the United States, they had certainly attacked the country enough …

U.S. lifts ban on suppliers selling to China's ZTE

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday lifted a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE Corp, allowing China's second-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business.<p>The Commerce Department removed the ban shortly after ZTE deposited $400 million in a U.S. bank …

Affordable Satellite Communication By Bivystick

Bivy App have created a new affordable satellite communication system aptly named the Bivystick, designed to be easy-to-use and transform yourself …

How to use Google Assistant, plus all the ‘OK, Google’ commands you need to know

Alarms, Math, Travel, and More<p>Alarms<p>“Set an alarm for [<i>say time</i>].”<br>• “Set an alarm in [<i>say how many minutes, or hours</i>].”<br>• “Set a repeating alarm for [<i>say</i> …

Google Assistant

Corruption in the Trump Administration Is Spreading

While petty scandals like Scott Pruitt’s grab attention, there are more egregious and profitable conflicts of interest elsewhere in Washington.<p>You’ve got to at least give credit to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for finding the silver lining—or the gold one, as it were.<p>It was late October 2017, …

Google just slashed the price on its massive storage plans with Google One upgrade

Google's storage plans are getting cheaper.<p>The company has launched a new storage plan called Google One, which offers significantly better deals …

Google Drive

The hot new Android phone Trump’s White House doesn’t want you to have is now on Amazon

Thanks to pressure from Trump and the current White House administration, all wireless carriers in the United States have stopped selling Huawei …

Android Phones

Samsung's latest microSD card is beefy enough for your dash cam

The Pro Endurance can record over 43,000 hours of video.<p>Most microSD cards are perfectly fine for your smartphone. Your dash cam or home security camera, however? That's another story -- that non-stop video recording can be brutal on cards that aren't designed for continuous writing. Enter Samsung …

One way to get retirement income for the rest of your life

<i>I often hear people who want monthly payments in retirement refer to immediate annuities. Can you tell me what an immediate annuity is and how it works? -- Susan</i><p>Winston Churchill once described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Well, many people feel the same is true of …

Annuities

Stephen Hawking's final research paper has been published, and it's mind-bending

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephen Hawking may be among the stars now, but he has managed to gift the world one more research paper, published this week in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>True to Hawking's oeuvre, the paper tackles the same questions as any other bubbly beach read: Do we live in a multiverse? Did …

Stephen Hawking

Paul Ryan Warns If Republicans Lose House, Cover-ups for Trump Will End

House Speaker Paul Ryan.<p>Paul Ryan appeared at a financial conference to warn that, if Democrats win control of either the House or the Senate in the …

Here's 4 reasons why Donald Trump faking a doctor's note actually matters

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Harold Bornstein, Donald Trump's longtime personal physician, is a comic character. From his long hair to his odd personal manner and pronouncements, he is someone that is hard to take seriously.<p>So when Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday that Trump had personally dictated a 2015 …

Donald Trump

Gmail accounts appear to send out spam, and their owners are baffled

Something is not right in the land of Gmail.<p>Numerous account holders woke up Sunday morning to discover a raft of spam emails sitting in their sent …

Trump Flips Out on NBC's Chuck Todd for Exposing 'Art of the Deal' President as a Lousy Negotiator

President Donald Trump kicked off Sunday morning with a pair of tweets, including one attacking NBC News' "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd. The …

Kellyanne Conway Loses It on CNN’s Dana Bash for Asking About Husband’s Anti-Trump Tweets

Dana Bash said it was supposed to be a “somewhat lighthearted” question. Kellyanne Conway did not take it that way.<p>Toward the end of a long interview …

Donald Trump

The $1.3 billion Blue Cross Blue Shield windfall

Health Care Service Corp., the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers in five states, pulled in nearly $1.3 billion of profit in 2017 — …

Either Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Slavery Existed or He Doesn’t Think Black People Are Human Beings

It takes a real man to stand up and admit when he is wrong, so I’d like to take this opportunity and apologize for every time I’ve called Donald …