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Innovative Headphones Come in Three Types: Functionality, Style, and Portability

The pace of innovation in the headphone sector continues to be amazing. By now just about everyone recognizes that the standard issue earbuds accompanying a new smartphone are an egregious way to enjoy music. Kudos to the folks at Beats for introducing the masses to the concept of improved …

Watson should have run for US president: How smart algorithms are better than dumb politicians

The best candidate for the office of president of the United States wasn’t on the ballot last November. It was Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing engine. Watson would be a president of intelligence and integrity, temperament and dedication, working round the clock to devise solutions to our toughest …

Political Science

FBI investigated over pre-election decisions on Clinton email | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it would probe a Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to announce an inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails shortly before the November presidential election, a move she has blamed as a factor in her defeat.<p>U.S. Democratic …

Morocco 'bans sale and production' of the burka

Morocco has reportedly banned the sale and production of the burka in what appears to be the latest stage of the kingdom's crackdown on Islamic extremism.<p>Letters announcing the ban were sent out to market vendors earlier this week, with businessmen given just 48 hours to get rid of their stock.<p>It …

Islam

Vietnam: The War That Killed Trust

In the early spring of 1967, I was in the middle of a heated 2 a.m. hallway discussion with fellow students at Yale about the Vietnam War. I was from a small town in Oregon, and I had already joined the Marine Corps Reserve. My friends were mostly from East Coast prep schools. One said that Lyndon …

Amazon Wins Patent For a Flying Warehouse

Amazon has been awarded a patent for a giant flying warehouse that acts as a launchpad for drones to deliver items within minutes.<p>The U.S. e-commerce giant described plans for an "airborne fulfillment center" (AFC) such as an airship or blimp that would float at an altitude of around 45,000. The …

Sennheiser's HD 6XX headphones offer audiophile audio for $200 (updated)

Sennheiser's HD 650 have been popular over-ear headphones among audiophiles since their debut over 10 years ago. At $500, the audio gear is priced just out of reach for people who were curious about high-end headphones, but didn't have a ton of extra cash to commit to the cause. However, they were …

Audiophile

Tesla Is Suing the Home of the U.S. Auto Industry

Tesla is suing the state of Michigan in federal court in hopes of reversing a law that prevents the automaker from selling its electric cars …

Science can’t explain sexual orientation. Here’s why

I reached out to Ritch Savin-Williams, a developmental psychologist at Cornell University and author of several books focused on sexuality. I asked him what we know about why and how people develop their sexual preferences. He explained that the answer is <i>not all that much</i>, and that the problem is …

Trump Boasted In 2014 Of Receiving Gift From Putin And Meeting His Advisers

From Russia with love.<p>On Sunday, Donald Trump denied that he had any relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with ABC News.<p>Trump added his previous talk of him having a relationship with Putin was just the two saying nice things about each other.<p>"I don't know what it …

JetBlue's Cuba Flights Launch August 31, Starting at Just $99

First commercial flights are coming, and they're dirt cheap.<p>This week JetBlue announced that it will begin regularly scheduled commercial flights to …

Cuba

Facebook May Owe $5 Billion in Federal Taxes

<i>This post has been updated to include a statement from Facebook.</i><p>Facebook might be on the hook to Uncle Sam for as much as $5 billion in taxes.<p>The …

People think Russia leaked the DNC emails to deliberately meddle in the US election

Their charges are extraordinary: that the Russian government is deliberately meddling in US domestic politics, attempting to influence a presidential election in favor of Republican nominee Donald Trump.<p>Clinton's campaign has accused Russia of being behind the leak of emails, which were published …

Will Smith Tells Disturbing Story About Jared Leto from Suicide Squad Set

Will Smith dominated the <i>Suicide Squad</i> panel at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday sharing stories of the various traumas he experienced on set, at the …

Jared Leto

Hungary's Orban likes what he hears of 'valiant' Trump's security plans | Reuters

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday said Donald Trump had proposed security policies that Europe should take to heart to solve a security crisis he blames on uncontrolled immigration.<p>Football Soccer - Austria v Hungary - EURO 2016 - Group F - Stade de Bordeaux, …

VHS is dead, but at least it outlived Betamax tapes by nine months

Last remaining VHS VCR producer will cease manufacturing recorders at the end of this month, bringing the 40-year-long analogue videotape era to an end<p>The 40-year-war between Betamax and VHS is finally over, but while victorious 28 years ago, the VHS video cassette recorders only managed to outlive …

The Superpowers Are Violent Powers

If asked to identify the world's superpowers today, most people would name the United States, Russia and China. Although many citizens of these countries maintain that this status is based on the superiority of their national way of life, the reality is that it rests upon their nations' enormous …

The Good News Is James Bond Will Return. The Bad News Is It Will Be a While.

We've been expecting you, 007.<p>We've been expecting you, Mr Bond... but it doesn't look like 007 will be back any time soon.<p>New reports have suggested that we won't be getting another James Bond instalment until at least 2018 as the producers want to have more time to work out their script and, …

Elon Musk’s Master Plan Confirms What We Already Know About The Future Of Cities

If Tesla can pull off creating a system where they’re powering your car and controlling a city-wide fleet of autonomous vehicles, it will be a business coup–but none of its parts are particularly original ideas.<p>Elon Musk has published part two of his Tesla Master Plan, 10 years after the first. The …

Exclusive: Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice will urge Beijing next week to avoid escalation in the South China Sea when she makes the highest-level U.S. visit to China since an international court rejected its sweeping claims to the strategic waterway.<p>Chinese dredging vessels …

North Korea Says It Tested Pre-Emptive Strikes on U.S. Targets

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Wednesday it had conducted a ballistic missile test that simulated pre-emptive strikes against South Korean ports and airfields used by the U.S. military, a likely reference to the launches of three missiles on Tuesday.<p>Leader Kim Jong Un guided the launches …

North Korea vows 'physical response' to South's new missile defence system

North’s military speaks of ‘ruthless retaliatory strike’ after South reveals plan to install Thaad missile shield<p>North Korea’s military said on Monday it would make a “physical response” to a move by the US and South Korea to deploy the advanced Thaad missile defence system to the Korean …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Donald Trump, Merrick Garland, Abortion and More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has long been far more outspoken than her colleagues on the Supreme Court, and she is mincing no words when it comes to a …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Iran says 3 detained dual nationals, Lebanese man indicted

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced indictments Monday for three dual nationals and a Lebanese man who remain detained months after the nuclear deal …

The Bank of England is on the cusp of an unprecedented move to stop Brexit destroying the economy

According to a survey in the Financial Times, markets "have already priced in a 75% chance of interest rates being cut from 0.5% to 0.25% this week."<p>One analyst, for example, Jonathan Loynes of Capital Economics told the FT: "We think the [Monetary Policy] Committee will recognise the dangers of …

Suicide Squad: Jared Leto's Joker is no laughing matter

Jared Leto’s Joker in <i>Suicide Squad</i> is different than any we’ve seen before — less theatrical than Jack Nicholson, more unhinged than Heath Ledger — …

GM's President Hopes to Drive the Automaker Into the Future

A 2012 Reuters headline asked whether Dan Ammann, then General Motors’ chief financial officer, is a “bean counter” or a “car guy,” the former a …

Ukraine wins pat on the back - but little more - from NATO summit | Reuters

WARSAW (Reuters) - Ukraine won promises of continued support at a NATO summit on Saturday but the prospect of Kiev’s eventual membership of the U.S.-led military alliance seemed as distant as ever as the West seeks a tentative rapprochement with Russia.<p>NATO agreed during the two-day Warsaw summit …

Russia

The McLaren 675LT is the high-tech supercar for worshippers of raw speed

McLaren builds supercars for people who love technology. Ferrari builds them for people who are into a sexy, screaming engine and breathtaking styling, and Lamborghini builds them for people who had Lamborghini posters on their bedroom walls as teenagers. Pagani builds them for artists. Porsche …

This Is What China Thinks About U.S. Shootings

The troubling police shootings of two black men this week, one in Minnesota and one in Louisiana, followed on Thursday night by the fatal shooting of five white Dallas police officers and the wounding of seven others by Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, an African American military veteran who had served …

China