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Microsoft expands its accessibility efforts on Windows 10

Microsoft is keen on making sure people with disabilities can use their products, and next year it's only going to expand upon that directive. It starts with some big additions to Windows 10 and Narrator for the Creators Update like support for braille, some 10 news voices for text to speech and …

China hopes Trump call with Taiwan leader won't damage ties

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister said Saturday he hopes Beijing's relations with the U.S. would not be "interfered with or damaged" after …

China

Apple tells feds ‘new entrants’ to auto industry should get same testing rights as incumbents

Apple last week submitted a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that suggests it’s interested in testing self-driving cars.<p>The company appears eager to work with other companies in a data-sharing effort but is also keen to preserve privacy, which is in line …

Automotive Industry

Slow Fuse: Breakdown

Watch the Slow Fuse online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 7: Fingerstyle Approaches<p>Slow Fuse - Breakdown is a video guitar lesson …

LeBron James: Championship 'honeymoon stage is over' as Cavs lose third straight

The defense has looked particularly bad of late<p>Playing like the defending champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked dominant as they started the season …

China lodges formal complaint with US over Donald Trump's call with president of Taiwan

Beijing has lodged a protest with the United States over a call between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, the foreign ministry said Saturday.<p>"We have already made solemn representations about it to the relevant US side. It must be pointed out that there is only one …

Presidential commission urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject — weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes …

Russian central bank loses $31 million in cyber attack

<i>(Reuters)</i> — Hackers stole more than 2 billion rubles ($31 million) from correspondent accounts at the Russian central bank, the bank said on Friday, the latest example of an escalation of cyber attacks on financial institutions around the globe.<p>Central bank official Artyom Sychyov discussed the …

The Most Gorgeous Looking Game Available For Playstation 4 Right Now

We often throw out the number…10 long years when it comes to <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> but it’s hard to forget that it has been ten <i>really long</i> years. <i>Final</i> …

This incredible gadget lets you draw physical 3D objects in mid-air

There’s a reason 3D printing is so popular these days: it’s awesome. Instead of having to spend thousands of dollars working with a prototyping …

Duterte: Trump says Philippines tackling drug problem 'the right way'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that he is going about his controversial fight against drugs "the right way," Duterte said.<p>Duterte says he was greatly pleased with the "rapport" he had with the newly elected U.S. president..<p>Duterte made the comments …

Donald Trump

Some Republicans are applauding Trump's controversial phone call with Taiwan

"I commend [President-elect] Trump for reaching out to the democratically-elected President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen," Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon said in a statement to The Hill on Friday.<p>North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows downplayed concerns about how Trump's move could affect US-China …

Donald Trump

Standing Rock: US veterans join North Dakota protests

<b>Hundreds of US military veterans have joined activists in North Dakota protesting against the installation of a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline.</b><p>The activists, who are demonstrating in sub-zero temperatures, have been ordered to leave the area by Monday.<p>It is unclear if they will obey.<p>The …

Environment

Bulls hand Cavaliers 3rd straight loss

LeBron James wasn’t holding back.<p>Cleveland’s superstar had plenty to say after the visiting Cavaliers gave up 78 points in the paint on the way to another loss. The condensed version was this: It’s time to start playing like a championship team again.<p>Jimmy Butler scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had …

Basketball

Facebook announces it will give $20M to Bay Area cities for affordable housing, job training

Facebook Inc. is extending a sizable olive branch to neighbors rankled by its plans to expand its campus and bring 6,500 new employees to the area, a move some locals fear will exacerbate a growing housing shortage.<p>The tech giant announced Friday it will spend about $20 million in Menlo Park and …

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Releases Official Gameplay Trailer in Stunning 4K

This week, The Game Awards 2016 took the opportunity to showcase the new official gameplay trailer for <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>.<p>The footage focuses on …

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

On the second night of a back-to-back, the Houston Rockets lit up the Denver Nuggets in a 128-110 victory on Friday at the Pepsi Center.<p>James Harden led the way with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Six other Rockets scored in double figures. Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon had 18 each, …

First Look at 'Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission' Gameplay on PSVR

The <i>Rogue One</i> themed <i>Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission</i>, is tantalizingly close for PlayStation VR owners, launching next week on December 6th, …

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a …

10 best ski towns to visit this winter

Where to ski and where to stay in 2017-2018<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 but has been updated with new towns and the latest information for this winter.</i><p>Each winter, skiers and snowboarders are faced with the same dilemma: Where should they ski this year? For the …

Death toll from last month's IS bombing in Iraq rises to 92

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say the death toll from a Nov. 24 suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 92, including about …

Boundless' PlayStation Experience 2016 Trailer Revealed

Developer Wonderstruck announced <i>Boundless</i> for PlayStation 4 during Sony’s Paris Games Week media briefing last year, keeping relatively quiet since …

Real Estate

Homemade Peppermint Bark: An Easy Recipe for DIY Holiday Gifting

Why send off the same old store-bought chocolate this holiday season when a tin of homemade peppermint bark is (literally) so much cooler? This recipe produces a beautiful batch with just 15 minutes of effort<p>AS A CHILD I liked only one holiday treat better than candy canes snitched off our …

Dessert