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Hot Air Balloon World Record in France: Pictures

World Records

The Coolest Features in iOS 11

With hundreds of new features, not everything can be a standout, but these caught our eye.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Augmented Reality

The Second Coming Of iPad

With new hardware and a next-generation operating system heavy on tablet-specific improvements, Apple is on a campaign to make the iPad your primary computing device.<p><b>Apple CEO Steve Jobs</b> had a favorite analogy for the post-PC era: Computers were trucks, and tablets were cars. He liked to compare …

IPad Pro

Inside Russia’s Social Media War on America

On March 2, a disturbing report hit the desks of U.S. counterintelligence officials in Washington. For months, American spy hunters had scrambled to …

Social Media

‘People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock’

On the president’s ill-timed world tour.<p><i>“Chaos.”</i><i><br>“Circus.”</i><i><br>“Laughingstock.”</i><p>Those were just a few of the comments I heard in Berlin this week from senior European officials trying to make sense of the meltdown in Washington at just the moment when a politically imploding President Trump embarks on …

Donald Trump

Simple things you can do to protect against ransomware attacks

In the wake of a worldwide cyber attack that has debilitated more than 200,000 organizations in over 150 countries, experts shared tips with ABC News …

Surf fan who loves pizza: anonymous hero who halted cyber-attack

Known on Twitter as Malware Tech, the 22-year-old is a self-taught computer expert who reveals little about his true identity<p>His online avatar is a cat in sunglasses, he drools over surf pictures from Cornwall and orders three takeaway pizzas for lunch. But unlike other home-based computer whizzes …

Cyber-attacks

Is Microsoft to blame for the largest ransomware attacks in internet history?

When software outruns hardware<p>Friday saw the largest global ransomware attack in internet history, and the world did not handle it well. We’re only beginning to calculate the damage inflicted by the WannaCry program — in both dollars and lives lost from hospital downtime — but at the same time, …

Software

Trump's dizzying day of interviews

Comments on Civil War, big banks and Kim Jong Un perplex aides, historians.<p>President Donald Trump questioned why the Civil War— which erupted 150 years ago over slavery — needed to happen. He said he would be "honored" to meet with Kim Jong-Un, the violent North Korean dictator who is developing …

Donald Trump

Friday 5: Awesome paid Mac App Store apps [Video]

On this week’s edition of Friday 5, we explore several additional paid Mac App Store apps that I use on a regular basis. Apps include titles like Bumpr, which lets you choose the browser that links are opened in, along with Affinity Designer, a remarkably deep vector illustration app that can be …

Trump’s Secret Weapon Against Obama’s Legacy

Using an obscure law called the Congressional Review Act, the president and his allies in Congress are quietly wiping out parts of his predecessor’s regulatory regime.<p>On February 28, President Donald Trump signed three bills into law. He held an Oval Office ceremony to spotlight two of them, H.R. …

Obama Administration

Apple also plans pro upgrades for MacBook Pro, iPad Pro

The Mac Pro isn’t the only device Apple is rethinking for professional users.<p>According to a new report, the company is also considering significant changes to the MacBook Pro and iPad Pro, one of which could see the fancy new Touch Bar biting the dust.<p>Apple clearly woke up and realized it isn’t …

IPad Pro

What if the next iPhone was also a throwback to the first iPhone?

We've seen plenty of renders and concept images of what the next-gen iPhone might look like, and we'll see plenty more before it's actually launched …

Mobile Technology

Will North Korea fire a missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland? Probably.

SEOUL — North Korea has made no secret of its desire to build an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, capable of reaching the continental United States.<p>In his New Year’s Day address, Kim Jong Un said that North Korea has “entered the final stage of preparation for a test-launch of an …

North Korea

Equal Pay Day: a wage gap fact check

How would someone go about finding the true wage gap numbers across gender and race groups in the US? Mona Chalabi investigates on Equal Pay Day<p>Hey there, hope your week is going well. I’m delivering this week’s fact check a bit early. Yesterday, I got an email from Daniel in Lancaster, California, …

Demographics

Trump's Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, descended into Baghdad on Monday, the highest-profile passenger aboard his military aircraft was neither a seasoned Iraq hand nor even someone who'd visited the country before.<p>It was Jared Kushner, the 36-year-old commercial …

Donald Trump

Amazon Wants to Dress You

The e-commerce giant knows how to sell you underwear, but can it fill the rest of your closet?<p>In 2012, on the first Monday in May, Jeff Bezos stepped onto the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the annual Costume Institute gala — the fashion world’s biggest, best, …

eCommerce

Photographing a Black Hole: Historic Campaign Now Underway

The campaign to capture the first-ever image of a black hole has begun.<p>From today (April 5) through April 14, astronomers will use a system of radio …

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Tested by Syria, North Korea Crises

President re-evaluating approach in the wake of apparent chemical-weapons attack and Pyongyang’s latest missile test<p>WASHINGTON—A confluence of crises in Syria and North Korea is forcing President Donald Trump to re-evaluate his fledgling foreign policy, deciding which advisers he will listen to and …

Foreign Policy

There's a Russian storm over Trump's struggling presidency

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The darkening storm over Russia is now looming over President Donald Trump's innermost circle.<p>The intrigue now threatening to swamp Washington politics deepened on Monday when Trump's son-in-law and trusted adviser, Jared Kushner, offered to testify to senators about meetings …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Peter Thiel

Can we know what animals are thinking? – The Economist

<i>For the first of our new series of Medium stories about the animal kingdom, we’ve chosen a 2015 essay about the minds of animals. Animals think,</i> …

Animals

Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts

The complicated collapse of middle-aged white Americans.<p>In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy countries and other segments of the US …

Middle Age

Read President Trump's Interview With TIME on Truth and Falsehoods

President Trump spoke with TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer on March 22 for a cover story about the way he has handled truth and …

Donald Trump

Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

From CNET Magazine: What if the next pill you took were tailored to your genetic makeup? That day is almost here.<p>This is the future of medicine. There is no turning back.<p>Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli<p>Once we understand how genes are being turned on and off, we'll be able to better predict which …

Personalized Medicine

Who is ‘Source D’? The man said to be behind the Trump-Russia dossier’s most salacious claim.

In June, a Belarusan American businessman who goes by the name Sergei Millian shared some tantalizing claims about Donald Trump.<p>Trump had a long-standing relationship with Russian officials, Millian told an associate, and those officials were now feeding Trump damaging information about his …

Donald Trump

Young Russians are fed up, and the Kremlin has taken notice

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> The thousands of Russians who took to the streets over the weekend may not have vented their fury directly at Vladimir Putin, but the President certainly took note of the message.<p>After the largest mass demonstrations in years, when crowds across the country took part in …

Russia

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise incapable of movement. A humanoid machine appears at your side, bowing to its task with ceremonial formality. With a brisk sequence of motions, the machine removes a large panel …

Peter Thiel

FBI Arrests Hacker Who Hacked No One

He built a piece of software. That tool was pirated and abused by hackers. Now the feds want him to pay for the computer crooks’ crimes.<p>Taylor …

We examined more than 1,300 journalist killings between 2002 and 2013. Here’s what we learned.

Reporting the news from a war zone is a risky business. But just how many members of the media are killed — and what does that tell us about the trajectory for how countries view human rights?<p>To look at these questions more closely, we collected data on killings of journalists and media personnel …

Human Rights