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Test your hostage negotiation skills in ‘Detroit: Become Human’ demo

<i>Detroit: Become Human</i> is out at the end of next month, but you can get a taste of it today. The PlayStation 4 exclusive has a demo out today on the PlayStation Network Store (where else would it be?). It might look a little familiar if you've been paying attention to the game, too, centering on the …

Google Chrome just launched its best feature in years

Google just gave us a very long overdue gift: the ability to browse in silence.<p>That's because Google Chrome will finally mute annoying autoplaying …

Black teen who wanted directions shot at by white man

DETROIT (AP) — A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy.<p>Jeffery Zeigler, a retired …

Crime

South African woman recorded racially abusing police officer jailed for 3 years

<b>Johannesburg (CNN) —</b> A South African woman who hurled racist abuse at a black police officer in a clip that went viral has been sentenced to three years in prison with one year suspended.<p>Vicki Momberg was found guilty in November on four counts of crimen injuria, or the willful injuring of …

A Domestic Budget to Make Barack Obama Proud

The Republican Congress didn’t just ignore Trump’s proposals: The $1.3 trillion spending bill actually fulfilled—or even exceeded—many of the funding requests of his Democratic predecessor.<p>President Obama finally got a Republican-controlled Congress to fund his domestic budget. All it took was …

Sanctuary Cities

If Workers Slack Off, the Wristband Will Know. (And Amazon Has a Patent for It.)

LONDON — What if your employer made you wear a wristband that tracked your every move, and that even nudged you via vibrations when it judged that you were doing something wrong?<p>What if your supervisor could identify every time you paused to scratch or fidget, and for how long you took a bathroom …

Gear & Gadgets

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

Apple iOS 11.2.5 Release: It's A Big One

So far Apple iOS 11.2.5 is a mystery. Why Apple has jumped four version numbers (from iOS 11.2.1) is a mystery. What it contains is a mystery. But following the last week of iPhone power throttling revelations (and a fully deserved backlash), the upcoming iOS 11.2.5 just became the biggest and most …

iOS

In Trump era, Rachel Maddow starts beating Fox News

Fox News normally ranks #1 among cable news channels. But lately MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has been challenging Fox at 9 p.m., the centerpiece of the prime time schedule.<p>"The Rachel Maddow Show" surpassed "Tucker Carlson Tonight" in March among 25- to 54-year-old viewers, the demographic that …

Here's How to Master Facebook Advertising and Why You Must

Facebook offers powerful tools which are easy to learn and unmatched for defining and reaching your audience on their terms.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media ads are the norm for entrepreneurs both as consumers and business owners, so it’s a safe guess that …

The government body that oversees the security of voting systems was itself hacked

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission, which is responsible for testing and certifying voting systems, among other things, was hacked around the time of the election, security outfit Recorded Future reports. The EAC confirmed a “potential intrusion” in a statement issued to TechCrunch.<p>This isn’t …

T-Mobile announces Digits: one phone number for all your devices

And multiple numbers on the same device — but no iMessage<p>T-Mobile just revealed its answer to AT&T’s NumberSync technology, which lets customers use one phone number across all their connected devices. T-Mobile’s version is called Digits and it will launch in a limited, opt-in customer beta …

Samsung is basically making the Note 7 unusable in Canada

If you live in Canada and are <i>still</i>, somehow, for some ridiculous reason, hanging onto a Galaxy Note 7, your days of using the phone for pretty much anything will soon be over.<p>Samsung plans to make the Note 7 effectively unusable in Canada from next week forward. The phone will still turn on, but it …

Fitbit formally announces that it is buying smartwatch maker Pebble

The acquisition excludes Pebble’s hardware products<p>Digital health and fitness-tracking company Fitbit has just officially announced that it is buying key assets from smartwatch startup Pebble, after reports emerged last week that a deal between the two was close to being completed.<p>Fitbit co-founder …

Study finds iPhone owners are less trustworthy than their Android counterparts

Android owners are also typically more humble, older and male<p>Psychologists from the universities of Lincoln, Lancaster, and Hertfordshire have come …

Most students can’t tell the difference between sponsored content and real news

Study underscores the need for more media literacy in schools<p>Most students can’t tell the difference between real news articles and sponsored content, according to a study from Stanford University, raising concerns over how young people consume online media. As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, the …

Facebook's live videos can now be twice as long

Facebook is making more improvements to its live broadcasts.<p>The company's livestreaming platform, Facebook Live, will now support fullscreen …

Livestreaming

Google’s Now on Tap is adding near-instant translation to Android

Google’s Now on Tap service is adding translation to its ever-growing list of options. After the latest update, Android users will be able to translate any screen of foreign text — in both apps and web pages, including pages with multiple languages — into their native language. While it can …

Here's why gun rights advocates are winning even though most Americans support regulation

There is another, larger group of Americans who believes passionately that we have created an environment that makes it far too easy for those who intend to kill to have access to all the firepower they want.<p>How could groups who hold these disparate views ever agree?<p>What's more: If most Americans …

I Tried To Live Off Apple Pay, And It Didn't Really Work

I lost my credit card last week, something which I in no way blame on the Apple corporation. It represented an opportunity of sorts, however: I’ve got an iPhone 6, but had never really played around with Apple Pay before. This is great, I thought: I may have no credit card, but this is 2016, and …

Dangerous new Mac malware fully compromises OS X

Apple’s Mac systems have been exposed to a dangerous new piece of malware that allows attackers to take full control of OS X.<p>The new malware, dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor by security researchers, provides attackers with a backdoor into OS X systems by embedding a script into a fake file converter …

Pope says Christians should apologize to gay people

<b>Aboard the Papal Plane (CNN) —</b> Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians owe apologies to gays and others who have been offended or exploited by the church, remarks that some Catholics hailed as a breakthrough in the church's tone toward homosexuality.<p>"I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic …

Bose's best headphones are even better wireless

When it comes to headphones, it can sometimes be easy to forget about Bose. The company doesn't debut new models as frequently as the competition, choosing instead to focus on quality, comfort and its highly touted noise-canceling tech. Bose's previous noise-canceling model, the QC25, has been …

Consumer Tech

Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.<p>A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this …

C-SPAN is using Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast the House sit-in

Democrats are in the middle of a sit-in protest on the floor of the US House of Representatives, but C-SPAN isn't allowed to turn its TV cameras on to film it. So it's turned to something else: Periscope and Facebook Live.<p>C-SPAN has been airing live video from representatives on the House floor; …

Glock pistols are the overlooked weapon in American mass shootings | VICE News

When Omar Mateen burst into Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12 and opened fire on the crowd, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others, he was armed with two guns. But in the aftermath of the attack, only one of the weapons became the subject of intense scrutiny.<p>Most of the attention has focused …

Guns

Break the Internet, Crying LeBron

Your Monday morning meme.<p>LeBron James is once again an NBA champion, and, in the true spirit of the year 2016, he is now a meme. It was inevitable: Akron's prodigal son got one for the 'Land, and he could not contain his emotion has he hugged teammate Kevin Love. The eagle-eyed Ezra Shaw was there …

Why Detroit has one of America's worst public transportation systems

At the end of World War II, Motown and its environs were home to the largest municipally owned streetcar system in the United States.<p>Regional streetcars, buses, and commuter rail counted an annual ridership of 490 million.<p>Today, the streetcars and commuter rail are gone. Until a new streetcar line …

New Huawei Nexus Phone Confirmed (Updated)

Huawei made the Nexus 6P for Google last year and there have been rumors that the company was also make a Nexus Phone for Google this year, this has …

Android News