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Chance the Rapper: 'Black people don't have to be Democrats'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kanye West's recent praise of President Donald Trump has left some of the rapper's fans aghast, but fellow Chicago rapper Chance the Rapper and West's wife Kim Kardashian have come to his defense.<p>Chance the Rapper, who has been critical of Trump in the past, tweeted, "Black people don't …

Donald Trump

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul is tanking on views and new subscribers

There's a good reason why controversial YouTuber Logan Paul has decided to launch a channel on rival site Twitch — and it isn't just creative pride.<p>Statistics from SocialBlade show that Logan Paul is seeing a major decline in his viewers and subscribers on his primary YouTube channel …

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.<p>"The attack apparently affected 200,000 router …

Cyber-attacks

MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head

Subvocalization signals are detected by electrodes and turned into words using AI.<p>If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it's only …

Wearable Tech

Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two …

Venture Catalysts: The 36 Women Secretly Breaking Up Silicon Valley's Old Boys' Club

Silicon Valley

Here's How I Reduced Robocalls by About 95 Percent

The unsolicited calls made to your cell phone are a huge annoyance--and here's what to do.<p>Have you been getting a lot of robocalls lately? Yeah, join the club.<p>You know what I mean. These are unsolicited calls made to your cell phone. They come in waves - sometimes ten or eleven in a row, …

Snapchat and Instagram remove Giphy feature due to racial slur GIF

Snapchat and Instagram have temporarily removed their Giphy GIF sticker features after users saw an extremely racist GIF as an option to add to their images. Snapchat confirms to TechCrunch “As soon as we were made aware, we removed the GIF and have disabled Giphy until we can be sure that this …

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over messaging

BlackBerry's tired of waiting for Facebook's friend request. So it sued.<p>The Canadian business software provider and former phone giant sued the world's largest social network in a Los Angeles court.<p>The suit, filed Tuesday, targets Facebook and its Instagram photo sharing app and WhatsApp messaging …

Messaging

Amazon may team with banks to offer checking accounts

Amazon already teams up with banks to offer different credit cards. Now, it may be looking into creating checking accounts, too.<p>The online megastore is in early discussions with banks including J.P. Morgan and Capital One to develop a new checking product targeted for younger customers and people …

Amazon Won’t Sell New Products From Google’s Nest

Amazon will not stock new products from Google’s Nest unit, including a new Nest thermostat and a home security system. Nest, in response, will stop …

The #1 Trending Video on YouTube Right Now Suggests That a Student From the Parkland Shooting Is a Crisis Actor

A video described as 'DAVID HOGG THE ACTOR….' has made the top of the trending section, another example that YouTube has a conspiracy theory problem.<p><b>Update:</b> YouTube has removed the video about three hours after this article was first published. It had more than 200,000 views at the time. Other …

Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay

As we reported last month, Google is uniting all of its different payment tools under the Google Pay brand. On Android, however, the Android Pay app stuck with its existing brand. That’s changing today, though, with the launch of Google Pay for Android. With this, Google is rolling out an update to …

Uber CEO: We could be profitable–we just don’t want to be

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he’s not worried that Uber lost $4.5 billion last year and claimed the company could “turn the knobs” to be profitable if it wanted to–it just doesn’t, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. Khosrowshahi made the comments at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San …

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: Solid stylus, so many compromises

My backpack is a <i>disaster</i>. I've always been sort of a pack rat, and working at Engadget doesn't help. Every day I lug a laptop, a tablet, a few phones (for review purposes), an SLR, a huge power bank, chargers and cables for all of those things, and a book to the office. With MWC coming up, this …

Facebook teams up with Lyft and others for crisis response efforts

Facebook is amping up its Community Help efforts, now enabling companies like Lyft, Chase, International Medical Corps and Save the Children to easily provide information and services, like food, transportation and shelter, to people in crisis.<p>“Our priority is to build tools that help keep people …

Twitter will broadcast local TV news to avoid misinformation

It'll partner with local news channels to source video.<p>In an effort to curb the spread of misinformation, Twitter will begin broadcasting local TV news alongside the timeline when tragedy strikes. The microblogging service tested the feature yesterday, streaming news coverage of the school shooting …

Internet

Lydia raises $16.1 million to become the PayPal of mobile payments

French startup Lydia is raising a $16.1 million round (€13 million) led by CNP Assurances with existing investors XAnge, New Alpha AM, Oddo BHF and Groupe Duval also participating.<p>Lydia isn’t the first startup that wants to replace PayPal, and also probably not the last one. But it’s clear that the …

Peter Thiel reportedly considered leaving Facebook's board

Peter Thiel, the venture capitalist renowned for his early investments and his conservative views, considered resigning from Facebook's board of directors because of political tensions between him and another Facebook director, according to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday.<p>He has served on …

White nationalist can't get a lawyer, wants Charlottesville suit tossed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Richard Spencer can't find a lawyer.<p>The white nationalist and progenitor of the "alt-right" movement submitted a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit against him and other leaders involved in August's deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>The violence, which led to dozens …

Robert E. Lee

US citizen allegedly got paid to marry African women for papers

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Massachusetts man married six African women over a decade -- but not for love, federal officials say.<p>Worcester resident Peter Hicks, 57, wed a series of women from sub-Saharan Africa between 2003 and 2013 to help them obtain legal status in the United States, federal prosecutors …

First on CNN: Train crash investigation focusing on truck driver's actions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators looking into Wednesday's deadly crash involving a train carrying GOP members of Congress are focusing on the actions of the driver of a truck the train struck, a source with knowledge of the investigation tells CNN.<p>Eyewitnesses have told National Transportation Safety Board …

Trains

More caffeine, please: Keurig is buying Dr Pepper Snapple

NEW YORK (AP) — Keurig is buying Dr Pepper Snapple Group, bringing together the make-at-home coffee brand with the company behind Dr Pepper soda, …

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care

SEATTLE — Three corporate behemoths — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase — announced on Tuesday that they would form an independent health care company for their employees in the United States.<p>The alliance was a sign of just how frustrated American businesses are with the state of the …

You can now use selfies to help you make a flawless Bitmoji

Snap made it a lot easier to perfect your Bitmoji.<p>Now, instead of painstakingly going back and forth between every eyebrow shape, hairstyle, and eye …

Mobile Photography

Redskins’ Super Bowl XXII heroes believe replacement players deserve a ring

By Jake Russell<p>Jake Russell<p>Sports news aide<p>Email Bio Follow<p>As the 30th anniversary of the Washington Redskins’ 1988 Super Bowl victory arrives Wednesday, there is new support coming from that team’s top players, who believe the replacement players who secured three regular season wins during the …

NFL

Facebook marks Data Privacy Day by sharing its 7 privacy principles

With the European Union’s new data protection laws coming into effect this year, Facebook has begun preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by publishing its privacy principles for the first time.<p>The company also announced that it will push videos into users’ news feeds that …

Exclusive: ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time …

How the Warriors became the wokest team in pro sports

It’s a combination of all that winning, Oakland’s place in the black power movement and these unusual times<p>There’s a moment during his conversation …

Why breaking up Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook could save capitalism

If you want to get an idea of how quickly sentiment has shifted against U.S. tech giants, just listen to NYU professor Scott Galloway.<p>The marketing professor is a self-professed fan of companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, and Amazon. He’s made a bundle owning their stocks, some of them are …