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This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”<p>KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police. So can inviting …

China

Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious

Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.<p>You probably can’t remember what it feels like to play Super Mario …

White nationalist shot at protesters after Richard Spencer speech in Florida, police say

Three supporters of the prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer have been charged with attempted murder after police said one of the men, egged on by his friends, shot at protesters “with the intent to kill” following Spencer’s speech at the<p>University of Floridaon Thursday.<p>It was the most …

Rights & Freedoms

Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws.<p>The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favor tighter laws as they have for several years, …

Guns

Trump Gives Administration a '10' for Puerto Rico Recovery

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave his administration a "10" for its response to Puerto Rico's hurricane devastation, despite the widespread lack of electricity and drinkable water across the storm-ravaged island.<p>Asked by reporters how he would grade the federal government's …

Donald Trump

George W. Bush slams Trumpism, without mentioning president by name

'Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,' Bush declared.<p>Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism on Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to …

Political Science

Blocking the 'love hormone' may reduce social anxiety

A new study in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> suggests that inhibiting the hormone oxytocin may help people to recover from unpleasant, stressful, …

How Apple Finally Made Siri Sound More Human

The first time Alex Acero saw <i>Her</i>, he watched it like a normal person. The second time, he didn't watch the movie at all. Acero, the Apple executive …

Artificial Intelligence

Associated Press News

The War in Afghanistan: By The Numbers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will use his first prime-time White House address to brief the nation about the "path forward" in the 16-year war in Afghanistan on Monday night. The conflict has cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars and has now spread across three …

Afghanistan

Poll: Trump hits new low after Charlottesville

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has hit a new low following a week in which a majority of voters believe he did more to divide the country than unite it, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows.<p>Only 39 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing in this week’s poll — conducted …

Donald Trump

Where U.S. troops are stationed around the world

There were about 1.3 million active duty military personnel at the end of June this year, according to the Department of Defense's Defense Manpower …

Middle East

Poll: Most Americans say Trump’s behavior ‘not what I expect from a president’

President Donald Trump promised to bring a fresh, outsider approach to the Oval Office, but about 7 in 10 voters nonetheless say the commander in chief’s behavior “is not what I expect from a president,” according to a poll released Thursday.<p>The George Washington University poll found that 71 …

Donald Trump

No cash for hate, say mainstream crowdfunding firms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online fund-raising sites are turning their backs on activists looking to offer financial support for James Fields, the man accused of driving his car into counter-protesters at a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.<p>GoFundMe, Kickstarter and other …

Rights & Freedoms

Associated Press News

Top 10 Best Cameras For Travel Photography of 2018

Choosing the best camera for travel photography can make all the difference between returning home with wonderful memories of your trip or awful …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Sociology

Roomba maker iRobot wants to sell your home map data to Apple, Google

iRobot's chief executive said mapping data from its Roomba could be sold to Apple, Amazon, or Google in the coming years.<p>iRobot, the maker of Roomba …

Facebook Wants to Build Its Own Town

Tech companies are famous for their office perks. Whether it’s pinball machines, gourmet chefs, or access to a company yacht, innovative minds come …

How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away

‘25 million plays, and zero dollars’<p>In December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists abused the feature by …

How BuzzFeed’s Tasty Conquered Online Food

We need to talk about overhead instructional videos of people making food. You know the ones I mean. Open up Facebook or Instagram and you’ll bump into one or two or a billion of them.<p>Consider “Sliders 4 Ways,” in which a disembodied pair of hands moving at bullet speed turns dinner rolls and a …

Cooking

Can Bozoma Saint John repair Uber's troubled image?

Uber’s new chief brand officer joins with a stellar résumé, but it could prove difficult to fix the ride-sharing firm’s image without changing the culture first<p>Bozoma Saint John stole the show at Apple’s annual developer conference in 2016, injecting some cool into a sea of dad-dancing during her …

Sexual Harassment

Microsoft’s Monopoly Hangover

Microsoft announced something very impressive last week: revenue for the company’s 2017 fiscal year (which ended June 30) increased 5% …

The Future of Work

What happens when the robots get all the jobs?<p>The biggest problem facing <b>Silicon Valley</b> is not undervalued unicorns.<p>Nor is it sexual harassment, …

Southern California mountain lions' genetic connectivity dangerously low

If a dangerously inbred puma population in Southern California is to survive in the future, an urgent need for genetic connectivity must be met, …

Southern California

Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

Shares of Whole Foods Market rocketed 28 percent on Friday after Amazon said it plans to acquire the grocery store chain for $42 a share, in a deal …

The City

‘The most horrific case’: A mom intentionally left her kids in a hot SUV, police say. They died.

The girls, ages 1 and 2, were gravely ill when they arrived at the hospital. According to investigators, their mother made it sound like they’d collapsed mysteriously on an otherwise idyllic day.<p>“There’s a lake close to where they were,” Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer told The Washington …

Crime

Inside Trump’s climate decision: After fiery debate, he ‘stayed where he’s always been’

The pressure on President Trump to remain in the Paris climate accord came from all sides.<p>Silicon Valley titans, such as Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, contacted the White House directly, making clear just how seriously they viewed the issue of climate change — …

Donald Trump

Reality Check: How terrorism threat levels work

<b>The UK terror threat level was raised to its highest level of "critical"- meaning an attack may be imminent - after the Parsons Green Tube bombing. It was the second time this year. It has since been lowered back to "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely.</b><p>It was last raised to critical …

Northern Ireland

Comcast tries to shut down pro-net neutrality site

Internet advocacy group, Fight for the Future, says Comcast sent it a cease-and-desist order demanding the group take down Comcastroturf.com on the grounds that it violates the company's "valuable intellectual property." The site appeals for help identifying what it claims are fraudulent comments …