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Comcast changed its website and net neutrality fans may not like it

So it begins. The Federal Communications Commission voted on Dec. 14 to repeal the net neutrality rules that prevent US telecoms from blocking, slowing, or charging more for certain content. Those protections are gone. What’s left is an assurance that the Federal Trade Commission will enforce the …

Net Neutrality

Here's what the new Disney/Fox merger looks like

Reproduced from Walt Disney Company; Chart: Axios Visuals Walt Disney Company announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire the entertainment …

Walt Disney Company

Google Maps will wake you up when you need to get off the bus

Google Maps will make taking the train or the bus in places you're visiting a lot less stressful: according to <i>TechCrunch</i>, the app will soon guide you through every step of a mass transit ride, including telling you when it's time to get off. Once the feature rolls out, you'll apparently find a …

Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m'

<b>Apple is close to buying the music recognition app Shazam for about $400m (£300m), media reports say.</b><p>Shazam, a UK company founded in 1999, allows people to use their smartphone or computer to identify and buy music through a snippet of sound.<p>Shazam, which says it has more than 100 million monthly …

Apple Music

The Serial-Killer Detector

A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Thomas Hargrove is a homicide archivist. For the past seven years, he …

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems<p>Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at …

My mother spent her life passing as white. Discovering her secret changed my view of race — and myself.

I’d never seen my mother so afraid.<p>“Promise me,” she pleaded, “you won’t tell anyone until after I die. How will I hold my head up with my …

Adam Sandler Is Miraculously Great in ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’

The maligned comedian’s performance in Noah Baumbach’s newest film can’t be described as anything short of a miracle.<p>Over the years, Adam Sandler’s …

Girl, 17, 'suffers three separate sex attacks' on way home from night out

A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted three times by three separate men within an hour in an “unprecedented” and gravely traumatising ordeal.<p>The teenager was walking home from a nightclub in Tower Hamlets, east London, when she was targeted by the men in quick succession.<p>The local authority …

Jimmy Kimmel is risking his show by fighting Trumpcare

<b>"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC/Randy Holmes)</b><p>The host isn’t just battling the GOP, he’s wrestling against the fact that half his audience is conservative<p>Taylor Link<p>October 1, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Conservatives gripe about their lack of representation on late-night TV. They're not wrong. While Stephen Colbert, …

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

Millennials are filling their homes — and the void in their hearts — with houseplants

On Sunday mornings, Hilton Carter's girlfriend makes herself scarce from their one-bedroom apartment in an old Baltimore mill.<p>Carter, who is 6-5, bearded and the sort of man who wears a denim shirt and a ball cap with his peach shorts, begins a four-hour grooming ritual.<p>Not his own, of course. That …

Plants

4 Social Media Trends You Need to Know About for Next Year

2018 is just around the corner. Are you ready for it?<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of the year is quickly approaching -- the holiday season is right around the corner and 2018 is just a few months away. Social media gives your brand an incredible …

Social Media

In 2017, We Have Questions. Does Astrology Have The Answers?

The ancient art of astrology feels fresher than ever in these turbulent times, as its practitioners find new platforms and new audiences in search of answers.<p><b>“We don't know</b> why it works, I'll put it right out there right now,” Susan Miller, arguably the most famous astrologer currently working, …

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

OBEY’s founder on how to make an image the whole world sees

As the creative force behind the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, Shepard Fairey is, to put it frankly, single-handedly responsible for one of the most iconic political images in modern history. Consisting of a stylised, stencil drawing of the young Democratic nominee staring resolutely into the …

How disreputable rehabs game Google to profit off patients

She turned to Google for help getting sober. Then she had to escape a nightmare.<p>Leasha Ali had been drunk for the last two days, but she didn’t want to be anymore. The 39-year-old math teacher and mother of two was in a spiral familiar to anyone who’s struggled with addiction. A difficult event — a …

First Female Viking Warrior Proved Through DNA

In the 1880s, a fascinating grave was discovered in the Swedish town of Birka. Chock full of weapons, gaming equipment, and two horses, the 10th century AD burial was assumed to be that of a powerful male Viking warrior. But the skeleton had some traits that suggested the person was female. A new …

Archaeology

Justin Bieber, Robert De Niro, Beyonce, Barbra Streisand And More Join ‘Hand In Hand’ Hurricane Relief Benefit

The recent onslaught of destructive hurricanes has got the stars’ attention — including Justin Bieber.<p>Earlier this week, the Canadian pop superstar, …

George Clooney on selling the twins' photos: 'We’d like to not do it'

TORONTO — And there they are.<p>On Saturday afternoon, George Clooney whips out his iPhone and shows off a photo of his chubby, adorable twins. “My wife sent me this, this morning,” he says, greeting this reporter solo inside an airy empty room at the Ritz-Carlton.<p>Clooney grins at the shot of Ella and …

40-year campaign to exhume baby's body produces empty coffin

Lydia Reid believed that the remains of her son Gary, who died at the age of seven days, were missing. She has been proved correct<p>A mother who campaigned for more than 40 years to find out what happened to her dead baby’s remains has found out his coffin was buried without a body inside.<p>Lydia Reid, …

Edinburgh

US employment growth misses forecasts for August

<b>The US economy added 156,000 jobs in August, less than the previous month and below expectations.</b><p>Analysts had expected US non-farm payrolls to rise by between 175,000 and 185,000 last month.<p>Data released by the US Department of Labor also showed that employment growth in June and July was lower …

Prince Harry on Princess Diana's legacy: 'I want to fill the holes that my mother has left'

<p><b>Prince William</b> and <b>Prince Harry</b> have opened up about their late mother <b>Diana Princess of Wales</b> in a new BBC documentary, <i>Diana, 7 Days</i>, which airs on …

Demi Lovato Belts National Anthem at Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fight

| Sat., Aug. 26, 2017 9:17 PM<p>Sing it, sister!<p><b>Demi Lovato</b> belted out a crowd-stirring performance of the National Anthem for the packed house at the</b> …

Boxing

Dick Gregory, Comedian and Civil Rights Activist, Dead at 84

Dick Gregory, pioneering comedian, author and civil rights activist, died Saturday at the age of 84.<p>Related<p>50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time<p>From …

How an Iroquois Chief Helped Write the U.S. Constitution

History has largely forgotten Canasatego, the Iroquois chief who eloquently introduced American colonists to the federalist ideas that would shape …

Uber investors call for Benchmark to forfeit board seat after Kalanick lawsuit

Three Uber Technologies investors said a lawsuit against Travis Kalanick was designed to “hold the company hostage” and asked Benchmark, the venture capital firm that brought the suit, to step down from the board.<p>The investors sent a letter Friday addressed to Uber’s board, shareholders and …

Cars Suck Up Data About You. Where Does It All Go?

Cars have become rolling listening posts. They can track phone calls and texts, log queries to websites, record what radio stations you listen to — even tell you when you are breaking the law by exceeding the speed limit.<p>Automakers, local governments, retailers, insurers and tech companies are …

Privacy

China’s Baidu investigated after CEO tested autonomous car on public roads

<i>(Reuters)</i> — Baidu, China’s biggest search engine provider, is under investigation to determine whether it had broken any laws after its chief executive tested a driverless car on public roads, Beijing’s traffic police said on Thursday.<p>The firm, China’s answer to Alphabet’s Google, is taking a …

HMD and Zeiss announce a new long term camera partnership for Nokia phones

There’s been growing speculation in corners of the internet that Nokia has been preparing to rekindle an old relationship for future smartphones, and it turns out those hunches were correct. Today HMD Global, which now owns the Nokia brand, and Zeiss, one of the leading brands in the imaging …