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Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

Cooperation between the assistants was originally promised by the end of last year.<p>Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa digital assistants can now …

Smart Homes

The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.”<p>These are the infamous words of legendary NFL coach, Vincent Lombardi, considered by many to be one the …

Motivation

How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

Even if "Location History" is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location .<p>Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP …

Maps

Is digital technology harming our children?

Comment<p><i>Richard MacManus is wary of alarmist talk that digital devices are completely 'rewiring' childrens' brains, but argues parents should take an</i> …

Curriculum Development

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

Rules Won’t Save Twitter. Values Will.

This week, Alex Jones, the persistently mendacious conspiracy-theory spouter — yeah, that’s a real job in 2018 — finally became the ultimate swipe left of the social media age.<p>Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Spotify and most other major internet distributors banished Mr. Jones, either …

Social Media

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Fits Together

From space-time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

Trump’s political base is weaker than it seems, our new study finds

In July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced tough questions from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers over President Trump’s recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Republican criticism of the administration’s actions may seem surprising, given that nearly 90 percent of …

Republicans

Israelis tickled by Sacha Baron Cohen's grotesque caricature

JERUSALEM (AP) — Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. After tapping into his familiarity with Israel and his fluency in Hebrew to shape previous eccentric personas such as Borat and Bruno, the Jewish comedian has created his most stereotypical Israeli character yet — a grotesque, faux counterterrorism …

Israel

Judge rules that Judaism is not a race but Jewish people can be targeted for racism. Here's why that matters.

Judaism is not a race. But Jewish people can be targeted for racism.<p>That may seem like a contradiction. But a recent ruling by U.S. Magistrate Mark Hornsby of Louisiana updated anti-discrimination laws in the state. In doing so, Hornsby has potentially helped to clarify the distinction between race …

Rights & Freedoms

Comcast, Charter dominate US; telcos “abandoned rural America,” report says

AT&T and Verizon have generally built fiber only where they face competition.<p>You already knew that home broadband competition is sorely lacking …

Net Neutrality

How to recover deleted files

You need a document, photo or other file that you're sure was deleted. You've searched your hard drive. You've scoured the Recycle Bin. No sign of it? Don't panic. As long as you act quickly, you can usually bring that file back to life. And to accomplish that feat, you'll want to turn to a …

Operating Systems

10 signs the Republican Party is now a full-blown cult

The Republican Party is no longer a political party—it’s a full-blown cult. Look at any list that has the features of a cult spelled out and you’ll …

Donald Trump

What's going on with Donald Trump? Psychologist explains the president’s lies, reversals

Trump's lies and reversals are not due to mental illness but because he reacts to people and situations in the moment, with no thought of future or past.<p>When I saw CNN’s Jake Tapper suddenly blurt out, “What the hell is going on?” in an online video the other day, I thought I’d better speak up.<p>Like …

Donald Trump

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Salt Lake City

Donald Trump, 'worst politician ever', on path to re-election, Thomas Frank says

Donald Trump is “the worst politician ever” but he’s on a path to re-election because the Democratic party refuses to counter his courtship of working class disaffection, says the American political analyst and historian Thomas Frank.<p>Frank, who is in Australia for events organised by the Chifley …

Donald Trump

How a Bunch of Lava Lamps Protect Us From Hackers

Edward Craven Walker lived to see his greatest invention, the lava lamp, make its late-’90s cultural comeback. But the British tinkerer (and famed …

San Francisco

Swarming Bacteria Create an ‘Impossible’ Superfluid

Researchers explore a loophole that extracts useful energy from a fluid’s seemingly random motion. The secret? Sugar and asymmetry.<p>Outside of the …

Physics

How to Offer Constructive Feedback That Improves Team Spirit and Yields Results

We give each other lots of feedback in marketing. Creative feedback, comments on briefs, presentations, employee reviews. While some organizations …

Leadership

Email Delivery Rates Are Falling, Study Shows

Email delivery rates have plummeted over the past three years, dropping 87% as of the second half of 2018, according to a study by The Relevancy …

Advertising Industry

‘You can’t just treat it as a retail platform’: Inside Lego’s Amazon voice strategy

Lego is spending more money on Amazon, using everything from video advertising to voice to augmented reality.<p>Lego has already launched two Alexa …

Lego

TK Show: Warriors GM Bob Myers on Cousins, the perpetual...

We recorded​​ this episode a few minutes after the Warriors’ introductory presser for DeMarcus Cousins today, which means it was right after Bob …

DeMarcus Cousins

A Scientist Clarifies the Link Between Eating Beef Jerky and Mania

Fans of cured meat, take note.<p>Eating lots of hot dogs and beef jerky is perhaps not the wisest choice for physical health, but until recently, doing …

Mental Health

Listen: Stephen Curry’s Right-Hand Man in Hollywood Talks Their Content Strategy

Even a sharpshooter like Stephen Curry needs a wingman off the court.<p>That would be Jeron Smith, who runs Unanimous Media, the production company the …

Golden State Warriors

Marc Gasol rescued Syrian migrant who was left to die in Mediterranean

Memphis Grizzlies star <b>Marc Gasol</b> helped rescue a woman from Cameroon, who would have been otherwise left to die in the Mediterranean Sea.Frustration, …

Memphis Grizzlies

Weekend links: Report says cops were told to pin unsolved crimes on random black people

• In what has to be the most disturbing story of the week, an internal probe found that police officers in a Miami suburb were ordered to pin unsolved burglaries on random black people in order to help the police chief achieve his goal of a 100 percent clearance rate.<br>• A 13-year-old Illinois boy has …

U.S. Supreme Court

US intelligence chief: 'The warning lights are blinking red again' on cyberattacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats raised the alarm on growing cyberattack threats against the United States, saying the situation is at a "critical point" and coming out forcefully against Russia.<p>"The warning signs are there. The system is blinking. It is why I believe we are at a …

Cyber-attacks

Rod Rosenstein for president

<i>“When we confront foreign interference in American elections, it is important for us to avoid thinking politically as Republicans or Democrats and instead to think patriotically as Americans. … The blame for election interference belongs to the criminals who committed election interference. We need</i> …

Donald Trump

Former spy reveals why al Qaeda called off NYC subway attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> The device itself was not particularly impressive to look at.<p>Taped together from parts you might find in a tool shed, it had holes that would allow the 'violent spewing' out of cyanogen chloride, as a detailed description of the device later posted by American authorities said.<p>The detonator …

Al-Qaeda

Why brands favor a ‘hybrid’ in-house marketing approach

In-house agencies are all the rage, but most marketers still struggle with taking their advertising and media entirely within their four walls — …