Bruce Lawson

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9 Technology Mega Trends That Will Change The World In 2018

Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond.<p><b>Trend 1: The increasing datafication of our lives</b><p>From chatting to friends in a …

Artificial Intelligence

Reports: Serena Williams to marry Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans

Serena Williams will marry Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian this week, according to reports.<p>The couple will wed in New Orleans, <i>People</i> reported, with guests arriving as early as Wednesday. The <i>Daily Mail</i> first reported details of the upcoming wedding, which reports say will take place Thursday at the …

Alabama Is Next Up on the Political Calendar

First <i>Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Move over Virginia and New Jersey, and say hello to Alabama, where the special U.S. Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug …

In the shadow of Red October

By Steve Rosenberg<br>Moscow correspondent<p>A century ago, the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia and created the world’s first Marxist state.<p>The dramatic events of 1917 still reverberate.<p>But what legacy of the revolution can be seen in four cities in Vladimir Putin's Russia?<p>The portrait with the …

Russia

NASA’s Operation IceBridge in Antarctica: Pictures

The best smartphones you can buy right now

Smartphones get better every year, but 2017 has seen a string of particularly impressive devices. The benefits are obvious -- there's never been a better year to be in the market for a new phone -- but that also means that making a decision is harder than ever. Since we've tested all of 2017's …

The World’s Tiniest Wonders, Revealed Through Photomicrography

Under a microscope, even a toothbrush can be a work of art.<p>Since 1975, Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition has attracted photographers …

These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Sony Pictures

The Silicon Valley Diet

Tech’s body obsession<p>Not very long ago, while en route to lunch in downtown <b>Palo Alto</b>, I bumped into my dour pal, Arthur. He’d lost so much weight I hardly recognized him. He looked like a walking snake or eel. His eyeballs, which protruded slightly, were the only round things on him. My first …

Silicon Valley

The Noise

O ne thing that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, especially today on Veterans Day, is what it means to have a platform.<p>I guess it’s tempting, …

22 Veterans Commit Suicide Every Day. He Was Almost One of Them. Here's What He's Doing Now to Help Others

After coming home from two tours in Iraq, infantryman Justin Miller almost committed suicide. With Objective Zero, he's hoping to help other traumatized veterans.<p>Justin Miller's 4-year-old daughter, Lydia, fell from a tree one summer afternoon in Georgia. But as she lay on the ground crying, …

Veterans Day in Pictures

Buzz Aldrin

What Golden State Warriors Need from Klay Thompson to Win 2015 NBA Finals

Klay Thompson was the only Golden State Warriors starter who didn't score at least 10 points in Thursday night's Game 4 win. But as tends to happen on a team with so many weapons, his pedestrian box score wasn't a huge problem. Thompson finished with nine points on nine shots, two assists and two …

Brothers Johnson’s Louis Johnson, Michael Jackson Bassist, Dead at 60

Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and “Don’t …

Beloved Omaha officer killed a day before start of maternity leave

<b>(CNN) —</b> New mom. Coach K at the local Boys and Girls Club. Girl Scout leader. Special Olympics volunteer. Omaha, Nebraska, police officer. Kerrie Orozco was all of those things and much more.<p>It was in the last role, as a member of her police department's gang unit, that Orozco lost her life.<p>On …

Willie Cauley-Stein Says Larry Bird Told Him He's a '$100 Million Player'

Willie Cauley-Stein is weeks away from hearing his name called in the 2015 NBA draft, but the former Kentucky star has clearly made an impression on Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird.<p>Per Candace Buckner of the <i>Indianapolis Star</i>, Cauley-Stein's meeting with Bird and the …

B.B. King through the years: A life in pictures

Portrait, circa 1948, of future blues legend as a young man in Memphis<p>King in the recording studio with his ''Lucille'' model Gibson hollowbody …

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B.B. King and The Thrill Is Gone: PIctures

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Revisit B.B. King's Best Performances

He was a indefatigable musician who played more than 300 shows a year—even into his 80s.<p>B.B. King—the blues great who passed away at 89 on Thursday …

The Legacy of Lucille: The Surprising Story Behind B.B. King’s Guitar

Eric Clapton had “Blackie” and “Brownie”; Willie Nelson has “Trigger”; Keith Richards, “Micawber.” But before all of them, B.B. King had …

Authorities find, confirm gun used in shooting of Mississippi police

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities have recovered a gun used in the shooting deaths of two police officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on May 9, said Mayor Johnny Dupree.<p>Two more suspects were also arrested in the case, said Mississippi public safety spokesman Warren Strain. They are 21-year-old Douglas McPhail …

Kelly: Why the UFC's Ronda Rousey is the most notable fighter on Earth

The most famous fighter in the world is going down her menu of bone-snapping options, ticking off the possibilities.<p>"Which arm bar would you like to see?" Ronda Rousey says. She's the best mixed-martial artist at work, and one of the most dangerous humans alive. The arm bar is her signature move. …

‘Dawg Fight’ Director Pulls No Punches With His Brutal New Film

With films like <i>Cocaine Cowboys</i>, <i>Limelight</i> and <i>The U</i>, director Billy Corben has documented the lives of cavalier drug smugglers, unrepentant nightclub …

Roger Goodell

Rising tennis hope Kokkinakis handed French Open wildcard

Rising Australian tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis’ run of good form has been rewarded with a wildcard entry to the French Open.<p>Kokkinakis gained the Roland Garros green light thanks to the reciprocal agreement between Tennis Australia and the French Tennis Federation, under which the countries …

B. B. King - The Thrill Is Gone (Live at Montreux 1993)