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Former Trump Aides Charged as Prosecutors Reveal New Campaign Ties With Russia

WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, announced charges on Monday against three advisers to President Trump’s campaign and laid out the most explicit evidence to date that his campaign was eager to coordinate with the Russian government to damage his rival, Hillary Clinton.<p>The …

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Trump wrote Richard Branson a scathing letter in 2004, bashing him for his 'terrible business' and suggesting he would go 'down in flames' like Mark Cuban

Thirteen years before Richard Branson called President Donald Trump "an embarrassment for the world," Trump sent the Virgin Group founder a letter telling him that his new television show was destined to fail, and that he questioned the legitimacy of his billionaire status.<p>In Branson's new memoir, …

The Latest: Guest next to Vegas gunman's room 'shaken'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):<p>11:30 p.m.<p>An Australian man who says he had the room next to the gunman's says he's "shaken" by Sunday's attack.<p>Brian Hodge wasn't in the room when 64-year-old retired accountant Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor …

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Engine Explodes on an Air France Plane, Forcing an Emergency Landing

An Air France flight bound for Los Angeles from Paris made an emergency landing in Canada on Saturday after one of the jumbo jet’s four engines exploded in midair, passengers said.<p>Passengers aboard the double-decker Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner, described hearing a loud noise …

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Zuck regrets calling idea fake news changed election “crazy”

Mark Zuckerberg responded Wednesday to Trump's tweets that Facebook has always been "anti-Trump" by acknowledging he was wrong for saying the idea …

Fake News

Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their election systems were targeted by Russia-affiliated hackers in an attempt to influence the 2016 election. In most of the states targeted, the hackers were engaged in preliminary activities like …

The Electronic Frontier Foundation issues a warning to companies banning hate groups

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a message for the tech companies that have been banning hate groups — be very careful.<p>The EFF, a nonprofit …

Donald Trump's approval rating lowest since taking office, Marist Poll shows

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — President Trump’s approval rating is at its lowest since he took office with only 35% of Americans giving him a positive rating, according to a Marist Poll released Wednesday.<p>Although he is still popular among Republicans, his key constituency, his job performance rating has …

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Hiroshima marks nuclear attack anniversary

Japan has marked the 72nd anniversary of the US nuclear attack on the city of Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 in total by the end of 1945. Warnings …

Comma.ai launches an $88 universal car interface called Panda

George Hotz, aka geohot, is fidgeting in his living room, wearing dark shades and a giant comma on his t-shirt as he shows me his company’s latest product, an $88 universal car interface called Panda.<p>Hotz both lives and works in a residential San Francisco neighborhood with a team of 20-somethings …

Ticketmaster to kill long lines by checking event attendees in with smartphone audio data

Ticketmaster is launching a new ticketing system that can passively check attendees into events using audio data from smartphones to reduce entry wait time. Rather than manually scanning a QR code or a barcode from a paper ticket, a “smart tone” technology can receive attendee’s data over their …

Airbus Conquers Physics With a Funky Super-Fast Helicopter

Emergency workers and the obscenely rich love helicopters, and for good reason. Unlike airplanes, whirlybirds can take off and land almost anywhere, …

Aviation

Inside the GIF factory: How Giphy plans to build a real business by animating the internet

Plenty of tech startups dream of building a new consumer brand that's used and recognized by hundreds of millions of people every day.<p>Few of them get as close as Giphy, the four-year-old GIF search engine that's raised $150 million in funding to date at a $600 million valuation.<p>Giphy's mission is …

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30 terrifying before and after images of climate change

The first-ever March for Science happened Saturday in hundreds of cities across the country, rallying against what many see as an emerging disregard for the study of the natural world and the answers it provides.<p>The marches took place on Earth Day, no coincidence given the fact that President …

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AT&T will soon roll out NumberSync, a network-based 'handoff' feature

AT&T will soon launch NumberSync, a method for connecting all devices to a common phone number so you can take calls on a computer or tablet.<p>While Apple has been doing this for some time with its own hardware, NumberSync leans on AT&T’s network, meaning it’s potentially available to any AT&T …

Technology

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

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Turing Phone promises physical strength and secure communications like no other

Turing Robotic Industries recently took the wraps off a phone which — if it lives up to its promises — could be essentially indestructible and ridiculously secure. The Turing Phone is built from a “revolutionary liquid-metal” called Liquidmorphium which is stronger than steel and titanium. If that …

Puerto Rico facing historic default on its $72 billion debt

MIAMI — Puerto Rico is just days away from a historic economic collapse after the commonwealth's governor said the island cannot pay its $72 billion in debts.<p>Gov. Alejandro García Padilla, who took office two years ago, told Puerto Ricans during a televised address Monday that his government's …

Intel's PC on a stick is now available for pre-order

Like the idea of Intel's Compute Stick turning your TV into a full-fledged Linux or Windows PC? You can finally plunk down some cash to get one. Online stores (including Amazon and Newegg) have started taking pre-orders for the HDMI dongle, which is now expected to ship by late April rather than …

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As Sony hits 20 million PS4 sales, Phil Harrison quits Microsoft out of frustration

Sony has this week hit a major milestone by announcing it has sold over 20.2 million PS4 consoles as of March 1. Why is it a major milestone? Because …