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Sushi Burritos Will Soon Invade Houston

If the onslaught of the poké trend in Houston wasn’t enough to satisfy the city’s demands for raw fish dishes, a new restaurant will bring yet another trendy iteration of sushi to Space City. Prepare yourself for the sushi burrito.<p>The Houston Business Journal reports that U’Maki Sushi Burrito will …

Virtual Reality Is Bringing These Lost Worlds Back to Life

Stuart Eve thinks that to really understand what it was like to live in the past, you have to see it for yourself. And you have to hear it and smell it, too.<p>Eve is an archaeologist working on something like a low-budget time machine. A few years ago, he made a prototype for an augmented reality app …

Augmented Reality

Trump picks Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Trump nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite of the conservative legal establishment to fill the opening created last year by the death …

Neil Gorsuch

Stocks, dollar up after Fed, boosted by strong data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks advanced around the globe and the dollar edged higher on Wednesday as strong data suggested the global economy was picking up steam and the Federal Reserve released an upbeat statement on the health of the U.S. economy.<p>The Fed left rates unchanged in its first meeting …

Google wins ‘right to be forgotten’ battle in Japan

Google has won a long-standing battle in Japan that drew parallels with Europe’s “right to be forgotten” ruling.<p>The Japanese Supreme Court today dismissed a case against the U.S. company seeking the removal of allegedly defamatory results from its search engine, including one case of a man who …

Mexico is ready to discuss NAFTA with the US but warns that it's willing to scrap the deal

MEXICO CITY, Jan 24 (Reuters) — Under pressure from President Donald Trump, Mexico is preparing to discuss changes to trade rules about a product's country of origin to try to avoid a disruptive fight with the United States over commerce.<p>As the two countries begin a difficult new relationship, …

Enrique Peña Nieto

Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities

President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions.<p>The actions, …

Immigration

Trump takes aim at federal workers, trade deals as he settles into White House

President Donld Trump staff members, including advisor Kellyanne Conway and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, are sworn-in in the East Room.<p>The beginning of the president’s term has featured controversial executive orders and frequent conflicts with the media.<p>President Trump delivered on more campaign …

Donald Trump

Samsung under pressure to split company in two

The company is expected to announce changes within the next 24 hours that could reward investors with more money.<p>Samsung customers who have had products recalled are not the only ones feeling cheesed off at the company as 2016 draws to a close.<p>Feeling pressure from disgruntled shareholders, Samsung …

Cubans bid Fidel Castro farewell, pledge loyalty to system

HAVANA (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Cubans bade farewell to Fidel Castro on Monday, pledging allegiance to his socialist ideology and paying tribute before images of the leader as a young guerrilla gazing out over the country he would come to rule for nearly half a century.<p>Lines stretched for …

Cuba
Donald Trump

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature revamped AI assistant and boosted camera

Samsung messed up royally with the release of the exploding Note 7, but its new Galaxy S8 smartphone sounds like it’s gonna be the bomb.<p>Slated to arrive early next year, Samsung’s VP of Mobile Lee Kyeong-tae said the revamped S8 device will feature a “slick design and an improved camera, as well as …

Electronics Industry

Fidget Cube for restless workers rocks Kickstarter, attracts gobs of money

The Fidget Cube is a cube at heart, but it also has plenty of features designed to keep your fingers occupied when you just can't hold still.<p>Your desk is your sanctuary at work. It's where you sit (or stand) and while away your employment hours. Maybe you're really good at holding still. Or maybe …

Chrome cracks down on sites that don't use encryption

Chrome is embarking on a crusade to crack down on websites that still aren't using encryption, and it starts with the latest version of the browser, Chrome 56.<p>Chrome 56 is launching in January, and will implement a new warning that you'll see on any login sites that are still unencrypted. The pages …

YouTubers call out ad guidelines as a form of censorship

According to YouTube, the platform's Advertiser-Friendly Content Guidelines are intended to protect brands and their advertisements from appearing alongside content those advertisers might find questionable. And for many of the platform's creators, monetizing videos with advertisements can be a …

Logitech's Prodigy line takes aim at gaming's unwashed masses

These past few years, Logitech's been branching out into "serious" gaming gear with its G series, to better compete with companies like SteelSeries and Corsair. However, Logitech is still best known for simple computer peripherals that most people would keep in their office or den. The company is …

Assange: WikiLeaks will reveal 'thousands' more Clinton documents before the election

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange promised he’s not done leaking information that could be damaging to Hillary Clinton. During an interview yesterday with Fox’s Megyn Kelly he said the documents would be “significant” in perhaps turning the tide of the 2016 election by giving voters a better …

Julian Assange

'American Idol' alum Jax shares thyroid cancer diagnosis

American Idol alum Jax showed her fighting spirit when she clawed her way to the No. 3 spot on season 14 of the singing competition, but the fight of her life came after the show.<p>In an interview with My Central Jersey, the 20-year-old singer revealed that she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in …

Cancer

Trump revises his tax plan, raises top rate

<b>Detroit (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump sought to get his stumbling campaign back on track Monday, unveiling a tax reform plan aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan's policy agenda.<p>Trump's new proposal would reduce tax rates for most Americans and simplify the tax code, but the new rates Trump proposed mark an …

Donald Trump

Scientists Confirm China's Legendary Ancient Flood Was Real

Scientists have found evidence that the cataclysmic event did indeed happen.<p>With over 4 trillion gallons of rushing water, it was a flood of biblical proportions. Villages for miles around were swallowed in a single, violent gulp. Yet a king arose out of the destructive floodwaters. By dredging of …

China

Romans outraged after tourists caught playing in historic fountain

There has been no shortage of tourists behaving badly this year. From "rescuing" animals to leaving designated paths for photo ops, vacationers have been doing all kinds of crazy things.<p>Most recently, a trio of unidentified girls were seen frolicking in Rome's historic Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, or …

Pokémon Go has an estimated 7.5M U.S. downloads, $1.6M in daily revenue

Pokémon Go is off to a big start in the U.S., but just how big? The company hasn’t yet revealed any official numbers, but we have estimates to provide an idea of the scope of downloads and revenue the mobile game is generating.<p>App analytics company SensorTower used its predictive model of the App …

New Zealand police find record cocaine haul inside diamante-encrusted horse head

New Zealandpolice have seized a record £7.5 million worth of cocaine hidden inside a large diamante-encrusted horse head from Mexico.<p>The largest-ever haul of the drug in New Zealand has been linked to the rebuild of the city of Christchurch, severely damaged in a 2011 earthquake, and the Australian …

Kim Jong-un has gained weight and struggles to sleep, says spy agency

South Korean intelligence service says Kim binges on food and suffers from insomnia because of fear of being assassinated<p>Kim Jong-un has gained about 40kg (90lb) in weight since becoming North Korean leader four years ago, and binges on food and drink to cope with his constant fear of being …

House Benghazi report faults military response, not Clinton, for deaths

Panel chair Trey Gowdy concludes $7m investigation with 800-page report that accuses US of being slow to respond after 2012 attack was already under way<p>House Republicans investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have found no new evidence to conclude that Hillary Clinton, …

Disney weighs policies regarding alligator warning signs

One day after searchers found the body of a 2-year-old boy who had been snatched into the waters of a Disney resort in Orlando, the company is reviewing its policies about warning signs.<p>"We are conducting a swift and thorough review of all our processes and protocols," read a statement from Walt …

Lonelygirl15 returns to YouTube, proves the internet is finally out of ideas

Like the awkward teenage photos that get dragged out at Christmas, lonelygirl15 is back. And if you're wondering whether a 2006 hoax web series will translate, things are still just as cryptic.<p>In 2006, Twitter was just a few months old, your MySpace Top 8 was prime real estate and lonelygirl15 …

Food-poisoning expert reveals 6 foods he refuses to eat

The attorney, who's litigating suits against Chipotle after the chain's E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, was cited in an article by Health Insider from Bottom Line, outlining what foods he's cut from his diet.<p>Having won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases, Marler says that …

E.coli

Islamic State Twitter accounts get a rainbow makeover from Anonymous hackers

Social media accounts associated with the group got an LGBT-friendly makeover courtesy of WachulaGhost<p>Anonymous has launched another wave of hacking attacks against Islamic State (Isis), taking over social media accounts associated with the group and giving them an LGBT-flavoured makeover.<p>The loose …