Marc Wilson

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What you need to know about the GOP tax plan

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are releasing the framework of a tax plan that substantially lowers most individual and …

If your home wifi router is on this list, it might be vulnerable to CIA hacking tools

For the past four months, WikiLeaks has been slowly publishing a series of documents that describe a plethora of hacking tools, which the anti-secrecy organization says belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency. The latest release, published June 15, is a batch of documents describing tools that …

Wi-Fi

America’s liberal cities are readying to battle Donald Trump on almost every front

As a candidate and now as US president, Donald Trump has seemed hellbent on alienating urban voters.<p>During the campaign, the New Yorker repeatedly and, some would argue, offensively spoke of America’s “inner cities” as “war zones” where life was “hell” for African-Americans. City voters returned …

Bill de Blasio

Here's how SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket compares to the Apollo moon rocket

It's an Epic Rocket Battle! Or a Clash of the Titans, if you will. Except that in this case, the titans are the two of the heaviest rockets the world has ever seen. And the contenders couldn't be better matched. On one side, we have the heaviest rocket to come out of the US during the space race, …

The Success of NYC’s High Line Spawns Plan for an Underground Counterpart

Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City’s High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban …

Hear Jennifer Lawrence sing 'The Hanging Tree' in 'Mockingjay'

Jennifer Lawrence is bringing her vocals to <i>The Hunger Games</i> film series once more, whether she likes it or not.<p>In <i>The Hunger Games</i>, Katniss sings …

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

9 out of 10 problem drinkers in the U.S. aren't alcoholics, study says

You might think that people who throw back five or more drinks in a single outing or who down 15 or more drinks in a week are likely to be alcoholics. But a new study finds that the overwhelming majority of them are not.<p>Only one out of 10 Americans who drank enough to qualify as a binge drinker or …

European Parliament to call for breakup of Google, report says

The European Parliament is getting ready to call for a breakup of Google, according to a report (subscription) Friday by the Financial Times.<p>A draft motion cited by the FT suggests the separation, or "unbundling," of the Internet giant's search engine from its other services, as one way to …

Europe

Homemade Trader Joe's Cookie Butter

<b>Ingredients</b><p>8 ounces cookies, sealed in a sturdy zip-top bag<br>• 1/2 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1/4 cup of water<br>• 1/2 cup powdered (confectioner’s) sugar<p><b>Preparation</b><p>TODAY<p>Crush the cookies into coarse granules (it’s okay if there are some larger pieces), then transfer to a food processor (or blender) and pulse until …

Dessert

The Snapshotr Shot Glass Will Eliminate Your 'Alcohol Is Disgusting' Face Forever

If we were honest about drinking alcohol on a Friday night, we'd all probably admit that a) we don't like discussing craft beer as much as we pretend to and b) taking shots is the absolute worst.<p>But now, we've discovered a way for you to avoid those awkward facial contortions brought on by those …

Pusha T drops Kanye West-produced 'Lunch Money'

It’s a testament to Pusha T’s magnetism that he can rap about exactly one topic and still get people going crazy every time he drops a track. He just …

At 'Mockingjay' premiere, glitz and glamour among the ruins

You wouldn't think a movie about dystopian rebellion would inspire a lavish Hollywood premiere. But leave it to Lionsgate to turn a society's downfall into a party theme.<p>While most studios have pulled back on extravagant movie celebrations, Lionsgate has always gone all out to honor its robust …

Woman accuses Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her decades ago

A woman told CNN on Monday that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her 45 years ago, when she was a teenager.<p>Joan Tarshis, a journalist and publicist, said she met Cosby in 1969 in Los Angeles when she was invited to have lunch by some friends of his. They saw each other again and she visited him on the …

Police Confirm Dwight Howard Child Abuse Investigation

Police in Cobb County, Ga., confirmed to SI.com on Tuesday that there is an active child abuse investigation involving Houston Rockets center Dwight …

Crime

Facebook Takes A Step Towards Its Own Original Content With A New Breaking Tech-News Wire Feed

According to a blog post announcing the feed, FB Techwire, will "act as a resource for journalists to discover original content on Facebook."<p>That includes highlighting breaking news, first-person photos and videos, and noteworthy Facebook posts by tech influencers and news organizations.<p>Facebook …

The 15 Best Beers to Drink This Winter

By: Zach Mack<p>It's hardly been 10 minutes since you finished your last pumpkin beer of the season and already people are busting out the tinsel and lawn decorations. As you slide from the dark, spicy beers of fall into the... even <i>darker, spicier</i> beers of winter, I have a few recommendations you …

Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, more to perform at American Music Awards

Lorde, Fergie, and One Direction are already set to perform at this year’s American Music Awards—and the roster just got bigger: Ariana Grande, Nicki …

Watch the invisible patterns of air travel over some of the busiest skies in the world

The air traffic control system over the United Kingdom keeps the nation’s airspace safe—and beautiful. In the video above, National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the association of air traffic controllers for 16 of the UK’s airports, offers a guided tour of how flight paths are managed by their …

Aviation

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The World

There's nothing we love more than an all-inclusive resort. The boundless beverages, the boundless beaches, the boundless beauty... and the boundless food (because let's be honest, that's the whole reason we're on vacation in the first place).<p>And thanks to TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice …

Lamb Meatballs, Ready in Minutes

Personally, I love the taste of lamb. Actually, I love any foods with Middle Eastern flavors. Give me my Syrian Salad and a little rice pilaf, and I'm one happy camper.<p>Having a craving, I invented this lamb recipe based on a feeling. On love. I would have preferred a lamb kabob (<i>shish taouk</i> at my …

These 7-Layer S'mores Desserts Might Be The Best Thing That's Happened To Mason Jars

Campfire season may be over, but that doesn't mean you must forgo the taste of s'mores until next summer. One company called Vivéltre has taken s'mores off the stick and put them into a jar, making it possible to eat the sugary sweet all year round.<p>Each mason jar is composed of seven layers that …

Go Back To The Future with the world's first hoverboard

Watch: professional skateboarder Tony Hawk showcases the world's first real hoverboard<p>Fans of <b>Back to the Future</b> Part II need to take a deep breath – the hoverboard has officially arrived and here's the video to prove it.<p>As professional skateboarder Tony Hawk demonstrates, the hoverboard, which has …

Navy Veteran Points Out Unnerving Government Presence Not Far From Ferguson — and Now He’s Looking for Another Job

Mark Paffrath was leaving work from the Drury Plaza Hotel in Chesterfield, Missouri, Thursday when he noticed something unnerving — about 100 Department of Homeland Security vehicles in the parking garage, Argus Streaming News reported.<p>Paffrath snapped a couple of photos and took a short video that …

Come On, Put This Google-Owned Surveillance Device in Your House. It'll Be Great!

Google's Nest is running its first TV ads. They're good, in a self-conscious, winking way.<p>How do you convince regular people to buy Google-owned monitoring gadgets and install them in their homes?<p>First, don’t mention Google in your nationally televised ads.<p>Next, make those ads pretty funny.<p>That’s …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Why Doesn't New York City's Subway Have Protective Barriers?

Around 50 people die in the New York City subway system each year, but city officials won't invest in physical safeguards.<p>Early Sunday morning in the Bronx, 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok and his wife entered the 167 St. subway station in order to head to Manhattan's Chinatown for breakfast. They never …

Why Did Google Decide To Split Inbox From Gmail?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Marat Ryndin is a UX/visual designer, writer and app/tech/soccer/music junkie. He worked for Google and various startups and climbed to Everest base camp.</i><p>A couple of years ago, right around the time Google’s Gmail team decided to start working on a standalone email app — the recently …