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Hazaras Protest After an ISIS Attack Kills 10 in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber killed 10 people when he set off explosives on Friday in a crowd of Shiite Muslims near a mosque complex in Kabul, the latest attack to target ethnic and religious minorities in the Afghan capital.<p>The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the strike, which …

Extremism

Here's some of what Mueller might look at if he investigates obstruction

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> This is a timeline of what is known about President Donald Trump's actions regarding the Russia investigation -- from conversations and comments, to tweets and meetings. CNN has reported that special counsel Robert Mueller plans to interview three top intelligence officials about …

Donald Trump

240 Hours of Relaxing, Sleep-Inducing Sounds from Sci-Fi Video Games: From Blade Runner to Star Wars

Need to put a little geek in your sleep? We've got just what you need...<p>Back in 2009, the musician dubbed Cheesy Nirvosa" began experimenting with …

Adobe's experimental app copies one photo's style to another

Photo retouching and style matching (not to be confused with Prisma-like Instagram filters) is challenging work that requires a trained eye and hours of labor. At least, it was, until AI took that job, too. Researchers from Adobe and Cornell University have showed off an experimental app called …

Tutorials

Dissecting Trump’s Most Rabid Online Following

Editor’s note: The story below contains two slurs that appear in the names of subreddits. Links to Reddit may also contain offensive …

Internet

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

Welcome to the United States of China!

Propaganda! The end of a free press! Tanks everywhere! Drew Magary anticipates America’s Great Leap Backward.<p>Last week, Congress introduced a bill that proposed eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency entirely. Now, you have missed this little tidbit because of the present record-breaking …

14 Best Science-Fiction Books to Read

These days, it seems like the headlines being splashed across our TVs, phones, and computer screens seem more like they're from a book or movie than actual real life. It's all enough to make you think to yourself, "Wait, did they just... is this a science-fiction novel?"<p>Not quite — this is all very …

Political Science

‘AI-powered’ is tech’s meaningless equivalent of ‘all natural’

What does artificial intelligence have in common with the price of eggs?<p>Say you’re trying to decide between 9 or 10 different varieties of eggs at the store. One catches your eye: “All natural.” Well, that’s nice, natural is good and they’re only 30 cents more — you buy those. Now, those chickens …

Artificial Intelligence

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those …

Audrey Hepburn

Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read this week

It’s easy for progressive readers to remain insulated in a liberal bubble but voices on the right have insights about the incipient Trump era too<p>So you want to get out of your bubble: try reading these conservative websites<p>Last week, I argued that liberal, progressive readers could make an effort …

Donald Trump

AT&T just declared war on an open internet (and us)

‘Mobilizing Your World’ sounds like a threat now<p>Last year we won the open internet back, but the new regulations had one big weakness: they didn’t explicitly ban a scheme called “zero rating.” Zero rating is a poison pill wrapped in a piece of cheese; it <i>looks</i> like a good thing for consumers (free …

Net Neutrality

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

11 science fiction adventures to escape into this Thanksgiving holiday

Here’s the scene: your family is coming in from all parts of the country for the big day. It’s great to see everyone, but you honestly would rather deal with them through Facebook this year. You need a quick and easy way to escape the crowd, so you power up your e-reader and jump into a new …

Science Fiction

The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President

The founders envisioned electors as people who could prevent an irresponsible demagogue from taking office.<p>Americans talk about democracy like it’s sacred. In public discourse, the more democratic American government is, the better. The people are supposed to rule.<p>But that’s not the premise that …

Political Science
Housing

How to Become a Search Ninja: Harnessing the True Power of Google - Part 1

Can't find that ever-elusive result you've been searching for? Tired of thinking there's no way to find a result without wading through …

Hack This: An Overdue Python Primer

A very short introduction.<p>In writing the most recent Hack This ("Scrape the Web with Beautiful Soup") I again found myself trapped between the competing causes of blog-brevity and making sure everything is totally clear for non-programmers. It's a tough spot! Recapping every little Python (the …

Python Programming

The mobile wars are over

It’s time to call it: The mobile wars are over. The mobile market was once vibrant and variegated, a virtual coral reef of odd devices aimed at specific users. There was a phone with a 3D camera! There was one with a weird version of Android that catered to the security-conscious! There was one …

Mobile

Hack This: Become a Command Line Assassin

One of your operating system's most powerful tools is more accessible than you think.<p>No matter what kind of cluttered, icon-littered hellscape your filesystem happens to be, take heart that your computer provides a pristine alternate reality in the form of its command line interface. Essentially, …

Linux

Halo 5: Forge multiplayer on PC is going to explode

Halo's back on PC. It only took a decade.<p>All bow before the magnum.<p>The pistol is the weapon of the gods, and I am not worthy. Seriously, I don’t know …

Shattered records show climate change is an emergency today, scientists warn

May was the 13th month in a row to break temperature records according to figures published this week that are the latest in 2016’s string of incredible climate records which scientists have described as a bombshell and an emergency.<p>Seven climate records set so far in 2016<p>Read more<p>The series of …

Climate Change

How to save your Android phone from bad skins and crappy OEM software | Ars Technica

Crappy interface got you down? No problem! We can whip your phone into shape.<p>Android skins seem to get more annoying every year. The skins themselves …

Apps

Android fans, pick up this gadget and you can laugh in every iPhone 7 user’s face this fall

Apple is getting ready to debut a brand new line of iPhones this fall and judging from all the rumors we’ve seen so far, it’s not going to be a …