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Trump faces pushback on tariffs but says he will not back down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump faced growing pressure on Monday from political and diplomatic allies as well as U.S. companies urging him to pull back from proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, although he said he would stick to his guns.<p>Inside the White House, there still …

Donald Trump

How to Make Wood Grain Disappear When Painting | Home Guides | SF Gate

Some wood species -- oak prominent among them -- have such an open grain that it is almost impossible to hide it, even when painting over it. Professional refinishers have long resorted to wood-grain fillers to level out open grains in preparation for a clear finish, and the fillers are just as …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched with first dual-aperture camera

Revamped all-screen design brings new AR emoji, stereo speakers, new 960fps slow-mo and potentially game-changing camera<p>Samsung has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, with a familiar all-screen design but its re-invented camera system could be a game-changer.<p>Announced at the …

Phones

How to Pick the Right Camera Settings for Every Scenario

Fresh from telling us to stop asking about camera settings, Tony Northrup is back with a 17-minute video going in depth on the general camera …

Australian gun reform leader urges Trump to 'get real'

SYDNEY (AP) — The former politician who helped win over a hostile Australian pro-gun lobby to the idea of massive weapons reform says the overwhelming success of the change should serve as an example for American politicians in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.<p>Tim Fischer, who was deputy prime …

Guns

Christie doubles down — again — with no apologies

This is Chris Christie with nothing left to lose: Lounging on a deserted beach closed to the public due to his political gamesmanship, and mocking his detractors as his poll numbers sink toward single digits.<p>While Christie has always enjoyed the perks of office and tweaking his critics, the New …

Government

The Universe Has A Lithium Problem

Over the past decades, scientists have wrestled with a problem involving the Big Bang Theory. The Big Bang Theory suggests that there should be three …

Superhot

A Look at the Creative Work of X-Ray Photographer Nick Veasey

Photographer Nick Veasey has made a name for himself by photographing large objects using X-Rays instead of visible light. The 6-minute video above …

Photography

Qualcomm’s Wearable Boss On Why There’s No Moore’s Law For Smartwatches

With gadgets you strap to your wrist, thin and light compete with a lot of other priorities.<p>To understand how excited Pankaj Kedia gets about wearable tech, you only need to look at his wrists.<p>Sitting in a small meeting room at the CES trade show in early January, Qualcomm’s senior director and …

Wearable Tech

YouTube is removing North Korean content and no one knows why

<b>UPDATE: Jan. 25, 2017, 1:45 p.m. SGT</b> This piece has been updated with comments from Google and Truszkowski, whose channel was reinstated after this …

Internet

3 Common Beginner Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Photography beginners listen up, because we’re about to drop some knowledge. This quick video by Mango Street Lab covers three of the most common …

Photography

Having a Dark Sense of Humor Might Just Mean You're Really Smart

Joke's on everyone else.<p>Do you laugh at jokes about death, disease, and destruction? Do people sometimes get a little quiet and maybe even offended at your twisted humor? Take pity on them, because they just might not be as smart as you. New research suggests that people who love dark, sick jokes …

Jokes

An electric scooter is the perfect vehicle for quick jaunts

We have a plethora of options for getting around in an urban area. Buses, taxis, Uber, monorails, light rail and dirigibles (well, probably not the last one) make travel in big cities easier. But for those looking for a bit more freedom and fun, there are motorized two-wheeled options: motorcycles …

Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is leaving Crackle for Netflix

Crackle just lost its best exclusive<p>Jerry Seinfeld is taking his interview web series, <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>, to Netflix, according to <i>Variety</i>. That means Seinfeld is leaving behind Sony’s Crackle streaming service after nearly five years and nine seasons.<p>The move is yet another big get …

Comedy

Review: ‘American Hookup’ Gives College Sex Culture a Failing Grade

College sex, it turns out, is not so very different from the hotel food in that old Jewish joke made famous by “Annie Hall”: terrible, and in such small portions.<p>Lisa Wade opens “American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus” with a cascade of statistics that says as much. The average …

Social Sciences

Microsoft is thinking about a futuristic way to stop you from losing your keys

Augmented reality is a seriously buzzy concept right now. A head-mounted computer that inserts interactive objects and holograms into your field of view, it could transform the world of work, pave the way for screenless computers, and create radical new entertainment mediums.<p>It may also have a …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft Admits Serious Windows 10 Upgrade Error

I was saying this long before it was fashionable: Microsoft crossed the line with its Windows 10 upgrade tactics by employing seriously dirty tricks – and now, at long last, the company has admitted it…<p>Speaking on Windows Weekly podcast, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela fessed up …

Windows 10

HP Inc. Stock Was Up Nearly 30% in 2016, Is It Time To Sell?

It's been a stellar year for shareholders of <b>HP Inc.</b> (NYSE: HPQ). Despite the "dying" PC market, HP stock delivered a nearly 30% return in 2016, which may have some owners considering taking profits and reducing their stakes. On the other side, some investors who've seen HP's strong performance may …

U.S. appeals court revives Clinton email suit

(This Dec. 27 story corrects to say 55,000 pages of emails instead of 55,000 emails in 3rd paragraph)<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a new legal development on the controversy over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails, an appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling and said two …

Government

There's a Startling Increase in Major Depression Among Teens in the U.S.

Describing teens as moody and angsty is an old cliche. That stage of life is loaded with drama and intense feelings. And it was ever thus—just go …

1961 Dodge Seneca

Slant Six-powered 1961 Dodge Seneca four-door family sedan for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:<p>This classic unique car has spent …

Big Bang Theory Producer Chuck Lorre Shopping Pot Dispensary Comedy

"...it’s The Big Bang Theory, if the guys were not geniuses but selling weed."<p>The Big Bang Theory writer/producer Chuck Lorre is shopping a script …

The Big Bang Theory
BMW

Your phone could soon liberate you from supermarket lines

Imagine an entire shopping trip without long lines or human interaction. The days of suffering through a mile-long-line on a shopping excursion might …

eCommerce