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These two Alexa-enabled smart thermostats cost way less than Google’s Nest

Remember how exciting it was when the first Nest Learning Thermostat came out? Holy moly it can adjust your temperature automatically based on your …

Will Trump's promised wall become taxpayer-funded fence?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the signature promise of his campaign: Donald Trump vowed to build an impenetrable, concrete wall along the southern border. …

Donald Trump

Senate Republicans Open Fight Over Obama Health Law

WASHINGTON — Congress opened for battle over the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday as Republicans pushed immediately forward to repeal the health care law and President Obama made a rare trip to Capitol Hill to defend it.<p>The bitterness that has long marked the fight intensified as Republicans seized …

Why US travellers are being urged to renew their passports immediately

The State Department have warned that they expect a huge surge in applications and have urged travellers in need of US passport renewal to get their applications in early.<p>In 2007, millions of people applied for passports after a change in legislation meant that passports were mandatory for all …

Travelers

Team USA Continues to Win in Rio: Pictures

Sony’s latest beta update makes PS4 software feel more like a real operating system

Sony’s latest software update to the PlayStation 4 is now coming to beta users. Unlike the last major update, which added support for remote streaming to Macs and PCs, the 4.00 firmware beta (codenamed Shingen) is mostly focused on tweaking the PS4’s user interface. One of the biggest changes is …

Apple releases watchOS 3 beta 6 for Apple Watch to developers

Apple has just begun rolling out watchOS 3 beta 6 to developers today. Those looking to grab the new release can head over to the Watch app on their iPhones, select General and then Software Update. watchOS 3 beta 6 is available to download as a Configuration Profile from the Apple developer center …

Wayde van Niekerk: South African smashes 400-meter world record to take gold

<b>Rio de Janeiro (CNN) —</b> On a night when Usain Bolt stole the headlines, it was South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk who delivered one of the standout performances of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.<p>The 24-year-old smashed the 400-meter world record held by track and field legend Michael Johnson since 1999, …

What Your Number 2 Says About Your Health

Hot dogs, burgers, ice cream, guac, alcohol (followed by the drunk munchies)… summer BBQ food <i>really</i> does a number on your digestive system. It’s definitely not fun to be sitting poolside with a belly so bloated you could use it as your own personal flotation device (especially since that whole …

Some Delta systems haven't recovered fully from outage

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines said Tuesday that some computer systems are still working slowly more than a day after an outage crippled the airline and led to more than 1,500 canceled flights.<p>The system the airline uses to check in and board passengers as well as dispatch its planes is still slow, …

Flying

Scary Android vulnerability affects nearly 1 billion phones

Researchers have discovered a new form of Android malware, and it's pretty scary how many phones are vulnerable. If you have Google's Nexus 5X, Nexus …

Former nuclear missile officer: Trump can't be trusted with nukes

During the course of that conversation, Scarborough said the expert told him Trump had asked three times why the president couldn't use nuclear weapons.<p>In response to the uproar that followed Scarborough's comments, John Noonan, a former nuclear missile officer (and former adviser to Mitt Romney …

Donald Trump

How 'Suicide Squad' got that pricey, monster soundtrack

It's fairly uncommon these days for a movie soundtrack to generate massive excitement, let alone sales. With occasional exceptions like "Frozen" and "Guardians of the Galaxy," the days of platinum-selling soundtrack albums like "Saturday Night Fever," "Purple Rain" and "The Bodyguard" are largely a …

Comic Books

WikiLeaks walks back Assange claim on hacking Trump tax returns

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> WikiLeaks on Saturday walked back a claim made by its founder, Julian Assange, that it was "working on" obtaining Donald Trump's undisclosed tax returns.<p>Assange's remark came at the end of a contentious interview Friday with "Real Time" host Bill Maher, during which the two …

This robotic mop will clean your home, but not without plenty of help

Roomba's water-carrying cousin is cheap and capable, but much less autonomous<p>Robotic vacuums are becoming increasingly powerful and intelligent, but they can only clean up dry dust and debris. For the assorted gunk and goobers that can coat hardwood and tile floors, you still need a liquid clean, …

Robotics

Apple celebrates diversity in new iPhone ad to air during the Olympics

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Standoff? Commission defends debate schedule amid Trump complaints

Donald Trump's campaign is pushing to reschedule two of the presidential debates set for this fall, but the Commission on Presidential Debates, the nonpartisan group responsible for scheduling, is standing firm.<p>"Our position on the debates is we want as many people, as many voters, to be …

Top 5 Foods for Quick Weight Loss

Gaining weight has become common. Nowadays people are getting overweight as they are indulging more in high calorie food rather than eating healthy …

Trump draws ire after urging Russia to find 'missing' Clinton emails

MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of “missing” emails from Hillary Clinton’s time at the U.S. State Department, vexing intelligence experts and prompting Democrats to accuse him of urging foreigners to spy on …

Donald Trump

Pokémon GO and 10 More Apps That Make You Exercise

July 2016 might as well be renamed, "The Month of Pokémon GO." Released to iOS and Android on July 5th, within two weeks the nostalgic 90s game that …

Apps

Jon Snow's Real Father, Confirmed: HBO's Game of Thrones Blog Makes It Official

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones fans who haven't yet completed Season 6.</i><p>Since the very first episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, fans have wondered about the true identity of Jon Snow's mother. Raised as Ned Stark's bastard son, fans of both the show and the books have long suspected that Jon's …

TV Series

26 travel apps that will help make your next vacation experience less stressful

Planning a trip can be stressful, which is ironic, since the whole point of vacation is to usually relax and decompress. Whether it’s scouring the …

Scientist Creates Possible Cure to All Viruses, Needs It to Go Viral

When MIT-trained engineer Todd Rider revealed his revolutionary idea for killing virtually any virus, everyone from fellow scientists to The White …

Immune System

US and Cuba feel weight of history as embassy reopens

<b>The US Secretary of State John Kerry has formally reopened the American embassy in Cuba after the restoration of diplomatic ties last month. Barbara Plett Usher has been travelling with him.</b><p>There was so much interest in this visit that the State Department booked two planes from Washington, for …

Cuba