John Weber

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Why are people still racist? What science says about America’s race problem.

By Sarah Kaplan and<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>William Wan<p>William Wan<p>National correspondent covering science and news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Torch-bearing white supremacists shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Protesters and counter protesters colliding with violence …

White Supremacism

Trump's new national security adviser: Saying 'radical Islamic terrorism' is counterproductive

McMaster delivered his remarks on Thursday, nearly one week after Trump appointed him, replacing Gen. Michael Flynn, who frequently echoed Trump's use of the controversial term.<p>McMaster said "Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion," The Times reported. He added that …

Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig's Golden Globes speech was hilariously emotional

The Golden Globes 2017 was packed full of memorable moments. It was also packed full of funny moments, and emotional moments.<p>But perhaps no moment …

Golden Globes

China clamps down on corrupt officials with 122 arrests this year

Over 2bn yuan in lost funds reclaimed by anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection<p>China has recovered billions of yuan from losses to corruption and arrested 122 on-the-run government officials this year, authorities have said.<p>China’s anti-corruption watchdog, the …

Smartwatches failed to excite in 2016

There was nothing groundbreaking about this year’s connected timepieces.<p>When the first smartwatches made it to our wrists a few years ago, we were willing to overlook shortcomings because the product category was in its infancy. But the technology has had time to mature, and 2016 should have been …

Wear OS

Elon Musk at solar panel unveiling: 'We need to make solar as appealing as electric cars'

UNIVERSAL CITY, California — Tesla CEO Elon Musk tied together some of the disparate threads of his company's various grand ambitions in a product …

Tesla

Elon Musk’s Wild Ride

Biographer Ashlee Vance examines the troubles at Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity.<p>By Ashlee Vance | October 12, 2016<p>Illustrations by Steph …

Meet Fancy Bear, The Russian Group Hacking The US Election

SAN FRANCISCO — On the morning of March 10, nine days after Hillary Clinton had won big on Super Tuesday and all but clinched the Democratic nomination, a series of emails were sent to the most senior members of her campaign.<p>At a glance, they looked like a standard message from Google, asking that …

Russia

Amazon's Echo Dot 2 is the cheap, voice-controlled smart home hub all your rooms need

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd-generation)<p>$49.99<p>View Product<p>The Good<p>Only $50 • Alexa does everything the Echo does • Small and compact design • Save $20 if you …

Smart Homes

Here's where Clinton and Trump could trip up in first debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hurtle toward their first debate Monday night, facing crucial tests about whether the often-brash Republican nominee can demonstrate the temperament and policy expertise to serve as president and whether Clinton can overcome trust questions with voters that have …

Obama Climate Plan, Now in Court, May Hinge on Error in 1990 Law

WASHINGTON — The pitched battle over President Obama’s signature climate change policy, which is moving to the courts this week, carries considerable political, economic and historical stakes. Yet its legal fate, widely expected to be ultimately decided by the Supreme Court, could rest on a …

Why Tesla's Next Target Is the State of Michigan

In the battle between disrupters and incumbent companies, the incumbents struggle mightily and often futilely against inertia. History, culture, and …

How algorithms rule our working lives | Cathy O’Neil

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Samsung out as much as $1 billion for Note 7 recall, will reportedly stop using its own batteries

Prior to halting sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and recalling shipped units, Samsung had sold nearly 2.5 million units of the phone. What will it cost to get all — or most — of these units back in house and then replace them with new units? Well, let’s just say it won’t be cheap. According to estimates …

Galaxy Note

Dallas police had taken steps to mend rift with minorities

DALLAS (AP) — When Micah Johnson opened fire on Dallas police in an act of vengeance against white officers, he was attacking a department whose …

Trauma Surgeon Who Treated Dallas Cops: 'This Killing, It Has to Stop'

NBCBLK<p>In an emotional press conference that touched on the complex issues of race, policing and guns, a trauma surgeon who cared for the officers killed in the Dallas ambush, confessed his complicated relationship to the deadly week as a Black man in America.<p>"I want the Dallas PD to also see me, a …

Law Enforcement

The future of TV is arriving faster than anyone predicted

By Larry Downes<p>Larry Downes<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Late last week, Comcast announced a new program that allows makers of smart TVs and other Internet-based video services to have full access to your cable programming without the need for a set-top box. Instead, the content will flow directly to the …

Set-Top Boxes

Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Xperia Z5 series smartphones begins global rollout

While manufacturers like HTC, Motorola and LG were all relatively quick to jump onboard the Marshmallow bandwagon, Sony — its seems — was happy taking its own sweet time. Following its Japan-only release, it appears as though Android Marshmallow is starting to land on international variants of the …

Google Maps Brings Its “Add A Pit Stop” Feature To iOS

Last fall, Google announced the addition of a long-requested feature to Google Maps, which allowed users to — <i>finally!</i> — add a stop along their current route. That way you could route your way to a gas station or restaurant ahead of your final destination. However, at launch, the feature was only …

Indonesia to shut down all its red-light districts by 2019

Indonesian police have been sweeping the country's red-light districts with raids, in an effort to clamp down on prostitution in the conservative …

Asia

FINTECH BRIEFING: HSBC goes big on biometrics — Samsung Pay comes to Europe — PayPal partners with Vodafone

<i>Welcome to The Fintech Briefing, a morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight into disruptive fintech in Europe and around the world, produced by BI Intelligence.</i><p><b>Sign up and receive Fintech Briefing to your inbox.</b><p><b>HSBC GOES BIG ON BIOMETRICS:</b> HSBC has announced it will offer voice …

Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: everything we know so far

Samsung is building on last year's fantastic redesign<p>In just under a week, Samsung is expected to unveil two new smartphones: the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Based on the rumors, leaked images, and purported specs that we've seen, the company will build on the total design rewrite that the Galaxy …

Phones

Here's how much the iPhone's software has changed over time

Apps like Safari, Mail, and Messages were reminiscent of the Mac counterparts, giving the phone a PC-like feel.<p>Over time, Apple has dramatically changed the way iOS looks, having introduced a slew of new apps and an entire redesign, which launched on the iPhone 5s in 2013.<p><b>Here's what iOS looks like</b> …

Operating Systems

Apple's iPad Pro outsold Microsoft's Surface tablet last quarter

The world may finally be ready for giant tablets<p>Despite not hitting the market until the middle of the last quarter, Apple sold 2 million units of its iPad Pro, exceeding sales of the Microsoft Surface, which came in at 1.6 million units for the quarter, according to IDC estimates. The research …

Near miss with airliner should spur review of drones, says Labour

Labour calls for urgent review of rules after UK Airprox Board reveals plane came within 20 metres of drone above Houses of Parliament<p>The near collision of a drone and a passenger plane over the Houses of Parliament should be a wake-up call for the government to speed up its review of unmanned …

Massive spammer jailed for two years over millions of illegal texts

Phillip Fleitz, 31, was ‘architect’ of scheme that mined cellphone numbers and bombarbed them with messages that conned users into clicking marketing links<p>A man who helped send millions of illegal spam messages to US and international cellphones and computers has been sentenced to 27 months in …

Safe Harbour: Tech firms shudder as watchdogs meet

<b>A meeting of EU data watchdogs is set to have wide-ranging ramifications for the way businesses handle data.</b><p>Regulators need to decide how to act in light of a court ruling last year that invalidated the Safe Harbour agreement with the US.<p>The pact made it relatively easy for companies to send …

Samsung to unveil Gear 360 virtual reality camera, report says

Just one day after Samsung announced the debut date of its Galaxy S7 smartphone, there are new rumblings that the company will also release a …

Virtual Reality

Will BlackBerry abandon BB10 in favor of Android?

BlackBerry CEO John Chen is hoping for a brighter future in the device manufacturing business. And though it hasn’t been clearly stated, it seems Android is a main factor in this mysterious equation for success. They have been sticking to the outdated (albeit secure) BB10 for years, but the …