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Trump responds to Obama’s ‘compliment’

Donald Trump isn’t offended that President Barack Obama thinks the American people are too good to elect him president. He’s flattered.<p>Trump’s response came shortly after Obama dismissed the mogul’s seriousness at a news conference in California. “I continue to believe that Mr. Trump will not be …

Ronald Reagan Once Urged Senate To Act On Lame-Duck Supreme Court Nomination Of Anthony Kennedy

The Gipper called for "prompt hearings conducted in the spirit of cooperation and bipartisanship."<p>Ronald Reagan almost appears to be speaking from beyond the grave to Republicans vowing to block any Supreme Court nominee submitted by President Barack Obama.<p>In this clip from C-SPAN, the Gipper urges …

Obama: Americans Understand Presidency 'Is Not a Reality Show'

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 International Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every Sunday!<p>A big congratulations to last week’s winners of the Nexus 6P Giveaway: Luke B. (St. Louis, USA). Enjoy your new Nexus 6P Luke!<p><b>This week we are giving away (1) Samsung Galaxy Note 5</b> …

George W. Bush: President shouldn't be someone 'who mirrors and inflames our frustration'

<b>North Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> George W. Bush told voters here Monday that "we do not need someone in the Oval Office who mirrors and inflames our frustration" -- a clear swipe at Donald Trump during a campaign rally for his brother, Jeb Bush.<p>2016 Candidate Matchmaker<p>In his most political …

Government

AT&T matches Verizon's $650 offer to swap carriers

AT&T has announced that it'll hand you up to $650 in credit should you choose to switch from another mobile carrier. If you're prepared to jump through the various hurdles, you'll be entitled to a pre-paid gift card equal to the value of your ETF or device balance. In addition, the network is …

Obama's Election Year Supreme Court Choice is Not Unprecedented

At the center of Republicans' opposition to President Obama's plans to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is the argument that the move has no historical precedent.<p>That's not entirely true — but the scenario is pretty rare.<p>The current situation — an opening on the high …

Apple Issues Recall On Some MacBook USB-C Cables

If you’re a MacBook owner, you will want to listen up.<p>Apple has issued a recall on some charge cables bundled with the company’s MacBook. Dubbed the …

Ford Made a Bizarro Fitbit To Reduce Factory Workers' Step Count

Quality assurance on the fly.<p>The <i>Pequod</i> of literary legend sailed for three years in search of Moby Dick. Ford's new "Portable Quality Assurance Device"—which, we're predicting, will take the acronym PQAD—has a much shorter time horizon. It's an Android smartphone with a special app designed to …

Mexico warden, 2 other prison officers charged over riot

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot in northern Mexico that …

Five Palestinians killed 'after attacking Israelis'

<b>Five Palestinians, three of them teenagers, have been shot dead after trying to attack Israeli security forces, Israeli officials say.</b><p>Another Palestinian, a teenage girl, was critically wounded in another attempted assault, police said.<p>No Israelis were hurt in any of the incidents.<p>They were the …

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge bite into Android Marshmallow

If you're a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge owner disgruntled that your expensive phone's software is a generation behind rivals, you'll be glad to hear the latest version of Google's Android is arriving.<p>Samsung said Monday it will update the two top-end phones to Android 6.0 Marshmallow software …

A Brief History of White House China

Yup, we totally care about the plates that the President eats on.<p>If Barack and Michelle went on a date to a restaurant, the public wants to know how they chose the place, what they ordered, and what the reactions of other diners around them were. If they are hosting a State Dinner, we want to know …

Watch an iPhone try to survive a hot melted-crayon bath

Apple's iPhones have been subjected to some of the worst torture tests imaginable, from drowning to dropping from space. YouTube user TechRax decided to go off the deep end of strange with a new torture test devised to challenge the very being of an iPhone 6S. It involves blue crayons.<p>Crayons in …

Crayons

Strikes on schools and hospitals in Syria 'war crimes'

France and Turkey have called the bombing of two schools and five hospitals in Syria "war crimes", while hopes for a ceasefire faded as President Bashar al-Assad played down prospects of a truce.<p>Up to 50 civilians, including children, died when missiles hit at least five medical buildings and two …

Middle East

'Grim Sleeper' trial: Prosecution opens its case, notes pattern in slayings

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Thirty years after the first of the Grim Sleeper serial killer victims was found fatally shot and discarded in a South Los Angeles alley, Lonnie David Franklin Jr. is facing a jury in a downtown courtroom.<p>Franklin, a former garbage collector and police garage attendant, is …

Crime

Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Android Phones

Microsoft Lumia 650 review: Good looks at the right price, but Windows phone buyers beware - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Lumia 650 has a great design and a price that can't be beat.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's missing some key new Windows phone features, like Continuum and Windows Hello.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> As budget phones go, the Lumia 650 ticks most of the right boxes, but with Microsoft's phone future looking dim, you …

Windows Phone

US stealth jets fly over S. Korea amid N. Korea standoff

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — Four U.S. F-22 stealth fighters flew low over South Korea on Wednesday in a clear show of force against North …

Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: everything we know so far

Samsung is building on last year's fantastic redesign<p>In just under a week, Samsung is expected to unveil two new smartphones: the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Based on the rumors, leaked images, and purported specs that we've seen, the company will build on the total design rewrite that the Galaxy …

Kanye West: 'My album will never never never be on Apple'

It appears that Kanye West's new album won't be hitting iTunes anytime soon.<p>In a stream of consciousness Twitter rant, West said that his latest album, "The Life of Pablo," would never be on Apple.<p>"My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale," West tweeted Monday …

LG's Stylus 2 promises a 'nano-coated' pen for smartphone doodling

Mobile World Congress is less than a week away, but LG can't wait to show off its newest phones. Shortly after detailing its mid-range LG X cam and X screen smartphones yesterday, the Korean company has announced the LG Stylus 2, a "much anticipated sequel" to the G4 Stylus — or the G4 Stylo, as it …

Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us, study finds

Homo floresiensis 'were not Homo sapiens' according to researchers<p>Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.<p>Fossils of Homo …

Apple Pay Expanding to China, Possibly France and Canada's Big Banks

Apple Pay has launched in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia to date, and the mobile payments service could expand to a fifth country this week: China. A customer service representative for China's Guangfa Bank, using the bank's public WeChat account, appears to have confirmed that Apple Pay …

LG G5 To Feature Secondary Display, Dual Camera

We recently heard some of the specifications on the new LG G5 smartphone, the specs were revealed in some benchmarks and now we have some more …

Pre-release LG G5 shows up in the flesh on Dubai selling site, corroborates dual-camera, removable battery rumors

With all the hype and abundance of leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S7, it’s easy to forget that the other big Korean tech company is due to launch a brand new flagship smartphone soon. LG will unveil the G5 at an event in Barcelona on Sunday, Feb. 21 and is expected to depart from its usual …

IBM's New Cyberframe Is The World's Most Secure Server For Data Centers, Cloud And Mobile

Today IBM Corp. officially announced its z13s mainframe with speedy encryption, cyber analytics, and other security innovations which are baked into the new machine. Call it a cyberframe and watch the CIOs come running.<p>Big Blue spent 5 years and one billion dollars developing the z13 mainframe …

Searching for Honesty in Ukraine’s Murky War - Photographs and text by Maks Levin | LensCulture

<i>The war reporter: a cynical, macabre creature, coldly watching the world through his camera; the rantings and ravings of human violence frozen in a frame. For what? In order to calm the news-consumers’ appetite for blood and drama?</i><p><i>In the informational combat waged between the reporter, the soldier</i> …

War

'Regime collapse' awaits North Korea, says South's leader in nuclear warning

President Park Geun-hye issues tough warning and again accuses Kim Jong-un’s government of using cross-border funding to further weapons programme<p>South Korea’s president has warned that North Korea faces “regime collapse” if it does not abandon its nuclear programme.<p>Park Geun-hye made the remarks …

North Korea

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact prices drop by $60

It seems it was only last week the Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact were launched in the USA, and they are already getting a price cut. Wait… it was last week!<p>What is going on here? We can’t say for sure, but we can tell you there are some reasons why people may not want to buy an Xperia Z5 or Z5 …