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Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter, Warning Rouhani of Dire ‘Consequences’

President Trump threatened Iran late Sunday, warning of severe “consequences,” as rhetoric between the two countries’ presidents escalated dramatically.<p>Mr. Trump, in an all-caps message on Twitter addressed to President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, wrote that the country would face “CONSEQUENCES THE …

South Asia

The real reason the sound of your own voice makes you cringe

Most of us have shuddered on hearing the sound of our own voice. In fact, not liking the sound of your own voice is so common that there’s a term for it: voice confrontation.<p>But why is voice confrontation so frequent, while barely a thought is given to the voices of others?<p>A common explanation …

Psychology

YouTube invests $25 million to fix its breaking news problem

Google is showering more attention on YouTube as part of its effort to fight fake news. The streaming video behemoth has unveiled updates to its service and partnerships to not only boost access to credible news reports, but shoot down dubious claims. In the US, YouTube will soon show relevant …

Congress presses Apple, Alphabet on privacy issues

The US Congress is getting public about its concerns over privacy.<p>On Monday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce released letters sent to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet CEO Larry Page inquiring how the companies protect users' privacy. Many of the questions for the executives were about …

Tim Cook

Microsoft’s Surface Go tablet has a 10-inch screen and starts at $399

The smaller Surface has returned<p>Microsoft is getting back into the cheaper tablet game today with the new Surface Go, a smaller, less powerful take on the popular Surface Pro device. The Go features a 10-inch screen, integrated kickstand, Windows 10, and a similar design to the Surface Pro, and …

Windows 10

Brett Kavanaugh Is Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a politically connected member of Washington’s conservative legal establishment, to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, setting up an epic confirmation battle and potentially cementing the court’s …

The White House

Samsung Galaxy Note 9's S Pen will multitask thanks to Bluetooth

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9's stylus will be ready for action.<p>An FCC filing on Tuesday confirmed that the S Pen will add Bluetooth support, creating the potential of vastly expanding the accessory's functions and of distinguishing the Note 9 from rival Apple iPhones. Droid Life first reported the FCC …

Galaxy Note

Rest of Whiskey Storage Warehouse Collapses in Kentucky

Louisville, Ky. (AP) -- Whiskey barrels were piled in a mountainous heap Wednesday after the rest of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed in …

Whiskey

Sorry, Amazon, Your New Startups Won't Help You Win Last-Mile Delivery

In the race to win last-mile delivery, Amazon launches another experiment. Here's what you should know.<p>Last week, Amazon announced a call for entrepreneurs to start delivery businesses--Amazon's latest attempt at mastering last-mile delivery. It's become a desolate battlefield, due to the hefty …

The Importance of Teaching Your Kids About Money

Get that money talk going.<p>In our capitalistic world, you would think money is an openly discussed topic among families. Instead, it's actually one of …

More Americans Evacuated From China Over Mysterious Ailments

BEIJING — The State Department has evacuated at least 11 Americans from China after abnormal sounds or sensations were reported by government employees at the United States Consulate in the southern city of Guangzhou, officials said, deepening a mystery that has so far confounded investigators.<p>At …

U.S. State Department

Xbox 360 gets a system update — its first in two years

Discontinued, but still supported<p>If you have an Xbox 360, you haven’t turned it on in a while and you want a silly twinge of nostalga, go boot it up. The console just got its first system update in more than two years.<p>No one seems to know what it does other than make “minor bug fixes and …

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime in July 2018

What better way to ring in the country’s 242nd birthday than by streaming “Madam Secretary,” “American Psycho,” or “Election”? Those patriotic titles …

North Korea working to conceal key aspects of its nuclear program, U.S. officials say

U.S. intelligence officials, citing newly obtained evidence, have concluded that North Korea does not intend to fully surrender its nuclear stockpile, and instead is considering ways to conceal the number of weapons it has and secret production facilities, according to U.S. officials.<p>The evidence, …

North Korea

First 'artificial intelligence astronaut' launched from Cape Canaveral

NASA launched the world’s first “artificial intelligence astronaut” from Cape Canaveral Friday morning.<p>The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched on time at …

Small tech companies will be the next victims of brick-and-mortar’s collapse

I’ve never used a OnePlus phone, but I’ve seen reviews, photos, and plenty of positive testimonials over the years. OnePlus customers are said to be happy and loyal — but by tech industry standards, there apparently aren’t very many of them. Two weeks ago, OnePlus said its latest phone sold a …

Could this be the new title for Avengers 4?

It's been two months since <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> stormed into theaters to predictably dominate the box office and the imaginations of Marvel fans for …

The best of Google’s Android is coming to cheap feature phones

About 83% of the world’s four billion smartphones run on Google’s Android operating system, making it some of the most influential code of our generation. But fewer people are buying smartphones for the first time in a decade, and the market for cheaper feature phones has started to grow again.<p>So …

Operating Systems

Fallout 76 won't have cross-platform multiplayer because of Sony

Sony doesn't want you to play with your Xbox or Switch friends -- and Fallout 76 cross-play is the latest casualty.<p>Bethesda's Todd Howard told GameStar.de last week that though he'd like to let you experience the first online multiplayer Fallout game with friends across PS4, Xbox and PC, Sony won't …

Rocket League

This Woman Flipped Off Donald Trump’s Motorcade Last Year. She’s Still Paying For It.

On October 28, 2017, Juli Briskman’s day started out in normal fashion. Still recovering from a recent marathon, the Virginia resident opted to ride …

Amazon Will Punish Sellers Who Don't Move Stock From Its Warehouses

Amazon’s massive online inventory is bellied by its high number of third-party sellers, and it appears so is its warehouse inventory.<p>Amazon is now …

The Wonder Drug That's Free

Medicine is expensive. From family physician visits to consultations with specialists to prescription drugs, long life is a major investment. But what if there was a free wonder drug that warded off everything from dementia and high blood pressure to diabetes and osteoporosis? Well, doctors and …

The Brain

Microsoft leak hints that a rumored dual-screen Surface is pocket-sized

Just don't call it a Windows Phone.<p>Rumors of a dual-screen Surface have been kicking around for a little bit, but here's a surprising new detail: …

NSA deletion of call records raising questions

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication …

New Device Could Help Bring Back Lost Brain Function

Scientists at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California are developing a device that could help bring back lost brain function . The device combines electrical brain stimulation with electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, which is where electrodes are attached …

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Spawned a Giant, Otherworldly 'Lava Ball'

A dark, oblate thing drifts serenely on a surging river of lava , apparently immune to the immense heat and kinetic energy around it. Slowly, it …

Bitcoin Creator, Whoever It Is, Hints at Telling All in Book

Is the unknown creator of Bitcoin writing a book about it?<p>That could be concluded from a cryptic message posted Friday at a website possibly linked …

The mobile airbag may be coming to save your phone

People drop and break their smartphones all the time, but a German engineering student named Philip Frenzel may have the solution to save everyone some time, money, and unneeded stress. Spotted by <i>DesignBoom</i>, Frenzel has created the mobile airbag, a case that senses when your phone is in free fall …

Mobile

Oh No, Chick-fil-A. First KFC, Then In-N-Out. Now You, Too?

There's one thing that no restaurant can ever do without. And these restaurants' woes are a peek at the future.<p>It happened to KFC, and it happened to In-N-Out Burger. Now, it's happened to Chick-fil-A.<p>Becuse while Amazon can do away with cashiers, and Starbucks can do away with cash--and even …

Chick-fil-A

Gaming Gets X-Rated–and Very Profitable

In the game <i>Armor Blitz</i>, players assemble an army of anime “tank girls.” When the game debuted on Google Play in November 2016, it grossed just …