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Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.

In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organization called to tell me how rich Donald J. Trump was. I was reporting for the Forbes 400, the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, we’d valued Trump’s holdings at $200 million, only …

Donald Trump

Microsoft launches Windows Admin Center out of beta

Microsoft launched a new management tool for Windows Server and Windows 10 management out of beta as part of a push to simplify work for IT administrators. The Windows Admin Center brings several key management consoles together into a single environment, so admins can use a single piece of …

Software

Sharpening in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom

For years Blake Rudis has received emails about the proper way to sharpen and reduce the noise in your photos. Some people say sharpen at the end and …

Kansas City

This VPN will never log your activity — lifetime access for only $39.99

If you’re worried about your internet security, you must be a very smart person. With all the cyber criminals out there, you should be worried. …

VPNs

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Apps

Mobile Operator Mint Offers Cheapest Nationwide Wireless Service, From $15/Month: Report

If one of your New Year resolutions is to find the best mobile plan money can buy and save hundreds of dollars on your wireless bill, then you’re in luck. We’ve done the work for you!<p>Our research found that Mint, a low-cost mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), offers the best value cellular …

T-Mobile

Drone collides with US Army helicopter, puts 1.5” dent in rotor | Ars Technica

Collision at 300 feet reveals limits of "trusting the app."<p>On September 21, 2017, just as dusk fell, Vyacheslav Tantashov launched his DJI Phantom 4 …

New Jersey

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As canine psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the '90s, there's adaptive …

Pets

Classic Rock's Second Best Albums

Second place is often thought of as the top-finishing loser. But that overlooks the quality, effort and consistency of these next-best …

Allman Brothers Band

The 30 Best Tom Waits Songs

Few musicians have captured the emotional complexity of being an American in the 20th and 21st centuries with as much elegance and nuance as Tom …

Heart Attacks

Is there an easy way to delete masses of emails in Gmail?

Is there an easy way of doing mass deletes in Gmail? I’ve rather let the inbox grow, and I would like to trim it. Manual deletion would take forever. Yes, I know I should have archived important, useful emails. Slapped wrists! <b>Alan</b><p>You may be surprised at how easy it is to delete thousands of Gmail …

Apps

Trump signs bill reinstating required drone registration

The FAA rules had been struck down by an appeals court earlier this year.<p>Drone operators will once again be required to register their aircraft with the federal government under a sweeping defense policy bill signed into law Tuesday.<p>The requirement that recreational drone operators register their …

Drones

Inno3D P104-100 Bitcoin Mining Accelerator Card Unveiled

If you are researching bitcoin mining or need to upgrade your crypto currency mining rig you may be interested in a new mining accelerator card …

The Photographer's Ultimate Portrait Lens Guide For 2017

<b>It’s here, the Ultimate Portrait Lens Guide of 2017!</b><p>It’s time to get our ultimate guides out of budget lens territory and back into the ultimate …

Gadget rental startup Lumoid shuts down, torpedoing Best Buy partnership plan

There’s disappointing news for anyone who likes to like rent gadgets and gear before deciding whether to hand over the cash to make it their …

Best Buy

Hackers Linked to Russians Target Banks From Moscow to Utah

A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according …

Cybersecurity

17 Books Every Music Lover Should Read - This Is Grime

<b>Author:</b> Hattie Collins/Olivia Rose<p>Long before the Drake collaborations, grime existed on the periphery, under the radar and for a long time, …

Books

Enough Photography Links to Make You Happy for a Week!

It's been a wonderful week in the wide world of photography with artists and content creators sharing great shots and articles in all corners of the …

Photography

Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work

CHICAGO (AP) — One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals, he could simply "edit that out."<p>Another woman worked at an Atlanta restaurant and says her boss …

Sexual Harassment

Fstoppers Reviews the DJI Spark, the Company's Cheapest Drone

This year has seen the number of people owning a drone grow like never before. That’s probably due to the units becoming more affordable and more …

Drones

Josh Homme Kicked A Photographer In The Head At KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

Disturbing footage has emerged from Saturday’s KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas festivities in Inglewood. The crowd-shot video features Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme kicking a photographer in the face mid-performance.<p>The Instagram video of the incident doesn’t arrive with any clear …

Chrome Remote Desktop moves to the web browser and gets a facelift

We’ve all been in the situation where we’re trying to give tech support to a friend or family member over the phone. Whether it is a tablet, phone, or a computer, it’s always harder to explain a fix, rather than just do it yourself. There are tools out there like TeamViewer that let you remote into …

NASA and Amiga history meet in an eBay listing | Ars Technica

The holidays are coming, so if you want to gift anything to the Ars Orbital HQ...<p>If our 11-part series on the history of the Amiga and our …

An Expert's Guide to Navigating the World of Bitcoin

A Q&A between Julie Verhage and Elaine Ou on crypto-assets and the resources involved in bitcoin mining.<p><i>Elaine Ou, a blockchain engineer and Bloomberg View columnist, answered questions about cryptocurrencies from Bloomberg Terminal customers in a TOPLive chat on Tuesday</i> <i>with Julie Verhage, who</i> …

Bitcoin

'Well, there's no limit on it': Ohio student makes a fortune buying Canadian-invented ether cryptocurrency

Eddy Zillan, 18, has made over $500K betting on the virtual currency<p>Eddy Zillan is an 18-year-old high school senior in Cleveland. He loves going to …

Landscape Photographers! These 10 Lenses Will Do You Well For Under $600

<b>Mountain near, Mountain far… You’re gonna need a lens for that.</b><p>Calling all landscape photographers! Are you interested in expanding your kits but …

Landscape Photography

Mickey Hart On His Experimental New Solo Album And Why It’s Impossible For Him To Leave The Grateful Dead

For 50 years — save for a brief spell in the early ’70s — Mickey Hart has been a drummer in the Grateful Dead, one of the most popular and longest-running American rock bands ever. He has also had an esoteric solo career, releasing more than a dozen albums that explore various world-music styles …

Google Assistant commands: You can now match your voice to an individual Netflix profile

We've rounded up the best Google Assistant commands, allowing you to make the most of your device<p><i>Update:</i> Google Assistant has had support for Netflix …

Robert Scoble leaves his AR firm amid sexual harassment claims

The tech evangelist resigns after three women accused him of actions that include groping and verbal harassment.<p>Tech evangelist Robert Scoble has resigned from Transformation Group, the "mixed reality" consulting firm he cofounded earlier this year, amid several allegations of sexual …

Robert Scoble

Pixel 2 has OIS and Google's magic EIS, and that's a huge deal

A lot has been said about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL's cameras. You'll be hearing a lot more, too, because it really does live up to the hype. While …

Mobile Photography