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Nintendo Switch releases on March 3 for $300

We finally know when we can buy a Nintendo Switch, and how much we’ll have to pay for it.<p>Nintendo revealed during a streaming event today that the home console/portable hybrid will release on March 3 for $300. This fulfills the Japanese company’s promise of a March 2017 launch. The Switch will be …

Nintendo Switch

Hacker snatches 900GB of data from pay-for-hire phone-hacking firm

In an unusual episode of bullies turned into victims, an anonymous hacker has breached a popular pay-for-hire mobile hacking agency known for selling surveillance and data extraction solutions to intelligence and law enforcement organs.<p>Motherboard reports the vigilante attacker has lifted 900GB of …

The myth and reality of Donald Trump’s job claims

By Ylan Q. Mui<p>, Reporter<p>Steven Overly<p>, Reporter<p>President-elect Donald Trump took aim at the U.S. auto industry Tuesday as he continued an intervention into corporate America that aims to bolster job growth but is also vulnerable to exaggerations and oversimplifications.<p>On Twitter on Tuesday …

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'Planet Earth II' replaced with human screams is hilariously disturbing

The internet has proven many times in the past that animals and human voices can be a winning combination.<p>Turns out the same goes for <i>Planet Earth II</i>. …

The most anticipated games of 2017

Yahoo's billion-user database reportedly sold for just $300,000

As if 2016 wasn’t shitty enough for Yahoo – which admitted to two separate breaches that saw 500 million users’ and then 1 billion users’ details stolen by hackers – the New York Times reports that a billion-user database was sold on the Dark Web last August for $300,000.<p>That’s according to Andrew …

Facebook partners with Snopes and Associated Press to tackle fake news

Facebook has released new tools to take on the spread of fake news.<p>The update will make it easier for users to report hoax stories and also bring in …

Evernote reverses privacy policy that allows employees to read users’ notes

Evernote has walked back a controversial new privacy policy that allowed its staff to read content created by its users.<p>The change was proposed as part of a push towards machine learning to “help you get the most out of your Evernote experience.” It allowed Evernote employees to read through users’ …

Privacy

Tom Ford frames stories within stories in the postmodern Nocturnal Animals

“I’m too cynical to be an artist,” muses a character at around the midpoint of <i>Nocturnal Animals</i>, the second feature by the fashion designer Tom Ford, …

Framing

La La Land sees Old Hollywood magic giving way to modern melancholy

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone play aspiring artists caught between their own romance and love of their art.<p><i>La La Land</i> opens with a large-scale song-and-dance number on a Los Angeles freeway. Young people aspiring to a life in show business, but currently just stuck in gridlock, climb out of their …

How Two Trailblazing Psychologists Turned the World of Decision Science Upside Down

After his book Moneyball became a best-seller, Michael Lewis learned that many of the ideas it presented to the general public had actually been introduced decades earlier by a pair of Israeli psychologists: Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. In an adaptation from his new book, Lewis investigates …

La La Land reviews: Critics sing to the tune of a major Oscar contender

On the cusp of what’s expected to be a full awards season plate for director Damien Chazelle, movie critics are singing and dancing to the tune of <i>La</i> …

Trump taps Ben Carson for HUD secretary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Trump transition team announced Monday.<p>"I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development," President-elect Donald …

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14 Classic Guitar Riffs That Are Played on Only Two Strings

<b>PHOTO: Richard E. Aaron | Getty Images</b><p>What’s more difficult to play than single-string riffs? Double-string riffs.<p>Fortunately, they’re only slightly …

Sting’s Salvation: Songwriter Opens Up About Dark Obsessions, Rock Rebirth

Sting sits on a stool in a rehearsal space on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He cradles his bass and waits for drummer Vinnie Colaiuta to count in …

The Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome review – more alive than they've sounded for years | Alexis Petridis

Mick Jagger’s voice and harmonica drive an album of blues covers that returns the Stones to their roots<p>Last week, a US journalist interviewing the Rolling Stones offered up a 21st-century spin on the old ‘Can white men sing the blues?’ argument. Wasn’t the Stones’ early repertoire, heavy on the …

Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China

By Anne Gearan<p>, Reporter<p>President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan’s president, a major departure from decades of U.S. policy in Asia and a breach of diplomatic protocol with ramifications for the incoming president’s relations with China.<p>The call is the first known contact between a …

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The Dark, Twisted Natalie Portman in "Jackie" is the Natalie Portman We've Been Missing

When Lee Harvey Oswald aimed a rifle at John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, and fired two shots as the President and his motorcade passed through Dallas, one bullet tore through Kennedy’s skull. He collapsed in the lap of his wife, First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, who clutched at the …

Natalie Portman

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

GOP senators ask Obama to freeze federal hiring until Trump takes office

By Lisa Rein<p>, Reporter<p>Two GOP senators on Friday asked the White House to freeze federal hiring until President-elect Donald Trump takes office — just in case the outgoing Obama administration was planning a last-minute hiring spree.<p>“Because we know that you are sincere in overseeing a smooth …

Donald Trump

Reddit CEO apologizes for editing users' comments

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has publicly apologized for editing comments cursing him out. If you'll recall the CEO edited posts that contained "fuck Spez" and replaced his Reddit username with those of The_Donald's (a pro-Trump subreddit) moderators. All the vitriol directed at him was a result of …

Hackers are holding San Francisco's light-rail system for ransom

‘You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted’<p>San Francisco Municipal Railway riders got an unexpected surprise this weekend after the system’s computer systems were apparently hacked. According to the San Francisco Examiner, the MUNI system had been attacked on Friday afternoon.<p>MUNI riders were greeted with …

Thanksgiving sales surge online as shoppers stay home for holiday

(Reuters) - Online spending by U.S. bargain hunters climbed to above $1 billion by Thanksgiving evening, according to Adobe Digital Index, surging almost 14 percent from a year ago and reflecting a broader trend away from brick-and-mortar shopping.<p>A customer loads his shopping cart at Target in …

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Reddit CEO admits he secretly edited comments from Donald Trump supporters

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has admitted that he modified comments about him left on the site from supporters of Donald Trump.<p>Huffman said he changed mentions of him in some of the messages inside the site’s largest forum for the President-elect, but not the messages themselves. But, in doing so, he …

Internet

Trump’s latest Cabinet-level picks mark a move to diversify his administration

President-elect Donald Trump faces a challenge as he prepares for his move to the White House: selecting the men and women who will fill his administration.<p>The men and women the president-elect has selected for his Cabinet and White House team.<p>By Karen Tumulty<p>, Columnist<p>Jerry Markon<p>, …

Donald Trump

Japan's Abe on US mission to 'build trust' with Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news update, published at 07:44 p.m. ET]</b><p>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he had a "very candid discussion" with President-elect Donald Trump, during a brief press availability following their in-person meeting.<p>Abe declined to explain in detail what he discussed with …

Trump asks Flynn, a fiery general, to be top adviser and plans Romney meeting

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Karen DeYoung<p>, Associate editor/reporter<p>David Nakamura<p>, Reporter<p>President-elect Donald Trump has asked Michael Flynn, a retired lieutenant general with a record of incendiary statements about Muslims, to be his White House national security adviser, a person close to the …

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Twitter adds QR codes for some reason

When clicking the follow button feels too hard<p>Twitter today introduced QR codes into its apps for iOS and Android, because not having QR codes was Twitter’s biggest existential threat as a business and the main reason that no one ever followed anyone on the service.<p>Before now, to follow someone on …