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The Thriller That Predicted the Russia Scandal

David Pepper’s 2016 novel is eerily similar to recent real-world political events. But wait until you read the sequel.<p>David Pepper recently had to block someone on Twitter for the first time in his life, because he was tired of being accused, repeatedly, of hiding his real identity as a Russian spy.<p>…

Government

WATCH: SNL’s Trump calls in to ‘Fox and Friends’ to praise ‘his sweet little house elf’ Nunes

This week’s “Saturday Night Live” mocked the president’s favorite morning program, “Fox and Friends,” with the show’s cast lavishing effusive praise …

Donald Trump

Humpback whale ‘saves’ marine biologist from tiger shark

Marine biologist, Nan Hauser, says a humpback whale protected her from a 15-foot tiger shark during a recent dive in the Cook Islands.

How to Talk to Someone Who Refuses to Accept Reality, According to Behavioral Science

How to have a productive conversation with your local alternative facts fan.<p>Holiday family gatherings are right around the corner, which means you may soon find yourself face to face with that one kooky relative who believes that Obama is a Muslim, 9/11 was an inside job, or NASA staged the moon …

Fingerprint sensors under the display are going to be a real thing in 2018

Synaptics announces mass production of optical in-display fingerprint sensors<p>Synaptics, the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens, has announced this week that it’s entered mass production with its first optical in-display …

Samsung

5 amazing books I read this year

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

Blockchain Expert Explains the Concept to Five People of Varying Ages and Levels of Understanding

Bettina Warburg of Animal Ventures partnered with Wired to sit down to explain/discuss the concept of blockchain, the primary technology behind …

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Books

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Venture Capital
Corruption

Is the American republic built to withstand a malevolent president?

The principle of common good underpins the constitution. Donald Trump is gleefully shredding that ideal<p>The Trump administration, having passed the six-month milestone in office, kicked off the next phase of his presidency with an explosion of crazy, spread over the past seven days. Like sweeps week …

Donald Trump

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Now, Without Further AHCAdo

Senate Republicans are expected to unveil their health-care proposal on Thursday.<p>Today in 5 Lines<p>President Trump celebrated Republican candidate Karen Handel's win in Georgia's special election on Twitter. During his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, former Homeland Security …

Karen Handel

The Difference Between Obama's And Trump’s Father’s Day Messages Says It All

NC Prison Officials Let Girl Be Victimized By Perv Cop (VIDEO)<p>Published<p>3 days ago<p>on<p>Dec 18, 2017<p>The CDC Is Told Seven Words Are Banned From Its 2018 …

How to Keep Your Mac and Its Apps Updated Using the Mac App Store

New Mac owners moving over from Windows are likely well-versed as to how to update Windows apps and the operating system itself. However, they may …

White House Continues To Deal With Fallout From Russia Investigation

With Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying on Capitol Hill, the White House is still grappling with fallout from the Russia investigation and the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Questions have swirled around Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his …

£120 high street device can unlock an iPhone within hours

Apple's iPhones can be unlocked using a £120 code breaker, in the wake of an FBI lawsuit demanding the Californian company create a backdoor into its phones to aid an investigation.<p>The device, called an IP Box, can be easily purchased online and from a shop in Sheffield, and managed to crack the …

Privacy

Naim Mu-so Qb Offers Square Deal To Audiophiles Looking For The Best Wireless Speaker Money Can Buy

Last year Naim, one of the grand old names of British audio, launched its Mu-so wireless speaker, a positive behemoth that pumps out so much power and controlled sound that it soon became the must-have streaming product for many hi-fi enthusiasts. You can read a bit more about the background of …

Audiophile

GitHub’s Atom text editor hits 1 million monthly active users

GitHub today announced that its Atom text editor last month had more than 1 million active users. Usage is three times what it was when all of Atom become available under an open source MIT license and the software hit version 1.0, GitHub Atom community manager Lee Dohm wrote in a blog post.<p>The …

GitHub
Republicans
Amnesty International

Vi Milstead Warren blazed a trail for other female aviators

In the spring of 1944, when the Allied forces were preparing for the invasion of Normandy, the job of transporting aircraft to strategic spots along the south coast of England fell to members of a little-known civilian group called the Air Transport Auxiliary. Many of the planes, which would …

GoPro turns focus to drones, virtual reality

Adventure camera maker plans to produce quadcopter and camera capable of capturing 360-degree virtual reality content.<p>GoPro plans to take extreme videos to new extremes with two new future products that will introduce the company into the drone and virtual reality markets.<p>The camera-maker for …

Bitfinder’s Awair Air Monitor Is Now Available For Pre-Order

Bitfinder, launched out of the R/GA accelerator in February, has opened up pre-order availability for the Awair air-monitoring system.<p>The Awair sits in the home, office or other indoor space to monitor the quality of the air in that environment, with sensors to detect temperature, humidity, carbon …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

Buddy Holly

This beautiful speaker does wireless three ways

If you're looking at a wireless speaker to use in your home, chances are you're making a choice between Bluetooth or AirPlay. Wren's new V5US doesn't force you to make that choice: it supports AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Play-Fi, so you can connect iOS devices, Android devices, or any smartphone with …

Never See An Ad Again With This Hacked Oculus

We see hundreds, maybe even thousands of advertisements every day. Amid this sea of marketing, we may forget that branded products are advertisements in and of themselves. The more times we see a brand, the more familiar and comforting it becomes to us, and the more likely we are to buy it over …

Ted Cruz & the new McCarthyism: Inside a dangerous response to the atrocity in Paris

For many politicians and pundits, the Charlie Hebdo tragedy is cause to stoke the fires of terror — and worse<p>Here are a few sentences I should not have to write but apparently must, all the same: Taking the life of another human being is an absolutely terrible thing for a person to do. By …

Charlie Hebdo

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …