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The untold story of how the XPS 13 defied odds to become the world’s best laptop

Dell.<p>What does that name make you think of? Your answer is likely beige boxes, affordable laptops, or — if you’re a child of the ‘90s — the infamous …

MacBook Air

I worked hard to understand white US anger

Anand Giridharadas takes issue with the mention of him in an essay about ‘experts without expertise’<p>In his essay (America is plagued by experts without expertise, 21 April), Michael Massing casts me as a carrier of the epidemic. Massing, who must be an expert in who is inexpert, includes me among …

Tea Party

A van speeds across Toronto sidewalks, leaving 10 pedestrians dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ten people are dead and 15 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday in what appears to be a deliberate act, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said.<p>Saunders said the suspected driver, Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was in …

Toronto

BREAKING: Tennessee Shooting Suspect Had His Guns Confiscated After Secret Service Arrest At White House

On Sunday, a 29-year-old man shot several people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee which prompted far-left activists to immediately champion</b> …

Guns

Mitt Romney on Comey book: 'This isn't what I would've expected for an FBI director'

<b>West Valley, Utah (CNN) —</b> Mitt Romney on Saturday called some of the disclosures made by former FBI Director James Comey in his explosive new book "unusual" and "disappointing" and said the excerpts he'd seen were not what he'd expect from a former FBI director.<p>"I did find it unusual and somewhat …

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again.<p>Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm strategy.<p>With control of Congress up for grabs this …

Government

Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.

VENICE, Calif. — Travis VanderZanden, the chief executive of electric scooter company Bird Rides, surveyed the new indoor park at his office one morning this week.<p>While the space is still under construction, it will eventually have a winding path and a park scene, with benches and trees, he said.<p>It …

Santa Monica

The Hardest Job in the World

What if the problem isn’t the president—it’s the presidency?<p>I. A Broken Office<p>Donald Trump often appears to be a president in rebellion against his office. A president, we have come to expect, hastens to the scene of a natural disaster to comfort the afflicted. After Hurricane Maria devastated …

George W. Bush

But have you like, REALLY looked at the earth?

Side Note<p>Apr—21—2018 04:56PM EST<p>Via NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)<p><i>* Hits bong*</i><p>Drew Millard<p>The earth, …

NOAA

Weekend Project: Build your own budget-friendly electric bicycle for under $500

Electric bicycles make commuting around cities and urban areas much easier, but the good ones can be quite hard on your wallet. High quality electric bicycles by top brands like Trek’s Super Commuter 8s or Raleigh Redux IE offer both high performance and high quality in a sleek package. However, …

Electric Vehicles

Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.<p>The Great Hearts Monte Vista teacher who distributed the worksheet titled "The Life of Slaves: A Balanced …

Teaching

Quick Review: AirPods alternative that charge via USB-C and actually stay in: $28 Prime shipped

Although they cost $159 and can still be hard to find there’s a lot to love about Apple’s AirPods. The W1 chip makes it easy to pair with Apple devices and they just work…unless they just fall out of your ears like they do with mine. (You can pop some earbuddies on them but then you have to remove …

Tech Trends

On Earth Day 2018, Americans need to defend their planet like it's 1970

Trump and his minions are rolling back hard-fought environmental regulations as fast as they can. We're not ready to defend our planet this time.<p>Are we ready? Some 48 years ago we were. April 22, 1970, was about to happen. It would be the first Earth Day, proposed by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, …

Earth Day

Escape Into The Ultimate Creator’s Playground

Kando is Sony’s core philosophy, which roughly translates into the power of emotional connection and serves as the foundation for Kando Trip, our …

Visual Art

White Evangelicals Can't Quit Donald Trump

New polling finds that their support for the president remains strikingly high. But are they mortgaging the future of the faith?<p>With two alleged extramarital affairs looming over the presidency, white evangelicals are doubling down on their support for Donald Trump. But the near-term political …

Donald Trump

Is It Time to Admit the 'Grotesque Caricature' of White Evangelicals Is the Reality?

There’s no doubt that evangelicalism seems to have an image problem, especially since its overwhelming alliance with Trump.This week dozens of …

Faith

On 4/20, Chuck Schumer To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it has been green.<p>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in …

Cannabis

Engineers Are Leaving Trump’s America for the Canadian Dream

Vikram Rangnekar grew up in Mumbai, studied computer science at the University of Delaware, and by the waning days of the Obama administration had …

Immigration

Amazon’s running a lightning deal on the device that lets your phone see where no other phone can

The Depstech 1200P Semi-rigid Wireless Borescope Camera is a new and improved version of one of the most popular products we’ve ever covered. In a …

Tech Trends

Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

How the successor to SMS will take on iMessage<p>A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience.<p>It’s a problem. In …

Android News

The Latest: Duckworth and daughter make Senate history

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate and a rule change allowing newborns of members into the chamber (all times local):<p>2:44 p.m.<p>Sen. Tammy Duckworth and daughter Maile have made Senate history.<p>The Illinois Democrat brought her daughter, in a pink hat, onto the Senate floor under new rules …

Veterans

Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine

Federal regulators are poised to impose a $1 billion fine on Wells Fargo for years of selling unnecessary products to customers, the toughest action by the Trump administration against a major bank.<p>The penalty, part of an expected settlement on Friday between the bank and two regulators, the …

Finance

Victim of Berlin anti-Semitic attack was an Israeli Arab who 'wanted to see what it was like' to be Jewish

One of the victims of an anti-Semitic attack in central Berlin that shocked Germany this week is not Jewish, it has emerged.<p>Adam Armoush told German television he was wearing a Jewish kippah skullcap in an attempt to prove it was safe to wear one on the streets of Berlin.<p>But the experiment went …

Israel

Pot lore: The true story of 420 told by the stoners who invented it

RENO — The true history of "420" — the global code for marijuana — started with a treasure map, five teenage boys, a rogue Coast Guardsman and a lucky connection with the Grateful Dead. And, of course, some bud.<p>Canna-sseurs worldwide have been celebrating April 20 (April 20 equals 420 in date …

Cannabis

Kanye West Just Offered the Best Career Advice You'll Hear This Week

The fashion designer, rapper and all-around famous person has decided to give advice. Lots of it. And some of it's good.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Everyone's trying to help you.<p>At least, that's how it seems with the number …

Business Strategy

Elon Musk Just Gave the World's Best Productivity Advice in a Single, Short Sentence

And we all owe him a debt of gratitude for pointing out the obvious.<p>Leave it to Elon Musk to get to the heart of the matter. In a recent memo directed to Tesla employees, Musk described a number of actions that he plans to take to improve the company's performance, particularly in regard to the …

Tesla

Nikki Haley is simply not having it

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Nikki Haley is not to be trifled with -- especially by the likes of a TV anchor-turned-newly-minted White House aide.<p>Larry Kudlow, the chief economic adviser for President Donald Trump, learned that lesson the (very) hard way on Tuesday after he gave an roundly dismissive …

Nikki Haley

YouTuber Fixes Horrible Websites, Turns Around Terribly Designed UI

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>‘Refactoring UI’ might be two episodes in, but the YouTube series that was initiated about three weeks …

Time I

Ryan Zinke refers to himself as a geologist. That's a job he's never held.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Defending his decision to shrink the Bears Ears national monument to lawmakers last week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke fell back one of his favorite credentials.<p>"I'm a geologist," he said. "I can assure you that oil and gas in Bears Ears was not part of my decision matrix. A …

Geology

How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley

Corey Pein took his half-baked startup idea to America’s hottest billionaire factory – and found a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men<p><b>T</b>he most desirable career of the 21st century, with numerous advantages over other fast-growing occupations such as hospice carer and rickshaw driver, is being …

Silicon Valley