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Trump tells supporters it'll be 'your fault' if he gets impeached

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump sought to heighten the sense of urgency for his base Thursday when he told supporters that if he is impeached, "it's your fault, 'cause you didn't go out to vote."<p>Trump has discussed the prospect of being impeached before, but his comments come after a …

Donald Trump

Breakthrough could see bacteria used as cell factories to produce biofuels

Biologists have developed a new technique for manipulating small cell structures for use in a range of biotechnical applications including the …

Breakthroughs

LEGO built a life size, drivable Bugatti from over a million Technic pieces

In what just might be the wildest thing anyone has ever built with Lego, the company behind the bricks has built a full-size, drivable model of the Bugatti Chiron supercar.<p>Seriously.<p>Built partly as a passion project amongst Lego’s creative team and partly as a promo to show off at the Italian Grand …

Lego

La Vie on the Wharf is so bad I’m only writing about it as a warning

Every now and then I encounter a restaurant that’s so dismissive of diners’ senses, my initial reaction is simply not to write about it. Why waste the money, the words and your precious time? But the bigger and pricier a place, the more I feel the need to warn readers away from, among other dining …

Swimming Pools

Skagen revamps its slick-looking Falster smartwatch

The Wear OS-based Falster 2 packs heart-rate tracking, GPS and NFC.<p>Skagen's Falster has been one of the darlings among Wear OS smartwatches thanks to its posh yet minimalist look, but it was hard to recommend to everyone when there were no standout features <i>besides</i> the design. The Fossil-owned brand …

Smartwatches

John McCain's final message for the President

<b>(CNN) —</b> John McCain and President Donald Trump are not done with one another yet.<p>Days of mourning for the Arizona senator, including a lying-in-state in the Capitol Rotunda and the pomp of a service in Washington's National Cathedral, are certain to become about more than simply honoring a singular …

Donald Trump

Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg, who allegedly helped arrange hush-money reimbursement to Cohen, receives immunity

A federal investigation that led President Trump’s longtime lawyer to implicate Trump in two campaign finance crimes this week also secured the cooperation of one of the top-ranking executives at Trump’s private company.<p>Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer for the Trump Organization, was …

Corruption

Windows 95 is now an app you can download and install on macOS, Windows, and Linux

An electron version of Windows 95<p>Windows 95 is the operating system that’s now used as a yardstick for what’s possible on modern devices and platforms. We’ve seen Microsoft’s popular OS appear on the Apple Watch, an Android Wear smartwatch, and even the Xbox One. Today, someone has gone a step …

Apps

How the Queen and Meghan Markle Became Besties So Quickly

It was an extraordinary sight—as the queen and Meghan Markle sat on chairs watching a performance by a group of schoolchildren on Thursday, Meghan …

Royal Family

Man Kneels During the National Anthem at President Trump's White House Event

A man was seen kneeling while the national anthem played during a White House ceremony organized by President Trump after he disinvited the …

Disabled Show

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• Ultramagnetic MCs – Ego Trippin’ (Original 12″ Version)<br>• MC Breed – Gotta Get Mine<br>• Binary Star – Glen Close<br>• One Be Lo – Enecs Eht No Kcab<br>• Ed OG & Da …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Google Lens is now available as a stand-alone app or inside Google Camera

If you’re looking for an easier way to access Google Lens, look no further than the new shortcut app now available in the Google Play Store and, for …

Google Lens

Lenovo's Google Assistant-powered 8" and 10.1" Smart Displays up for pre-order, priced at $149.99 and $229.99

Lenovo announced its Google Assistant-powered Smart Displays early this year, but we hadn't really heard anything about them since then. Both the …

Iran vs. Israel: Is a Major War Ahead?

The recent escalation of fighting is more likely to result in a stalemate than a cataclysm.<p>TEL AVIV—These are uneasy days for citizens of Israel. Almost everywhere, one hears anxious questions: Will there be war? How bad will it be? Should we prepare the bomb shelter at home? And what should we …

Nintendo is bringing back the NES Classic on June 29th

Nintendo has announced the date for its re-release of its re-release of the NES, the NES Classic Edition. The console, which sold out immediately upon its debut in November 2016, will return to store shelves on June 29th, and Nintendo expects it — along with the SNES Classic Edition — to be …

Bring Your Work Anywhere with This Extremely Convenient Pocket PC

• Operating system: Windows 10 Home (64-bit)<br>• Processor: Intel Atom x5-Z8350<br>• RAM: 4GB<br>• Storage: 32GB eMMC Flash<br>• Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400<br>• 4K support: 3840 x 2160p @ 30Hz<br>• WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band<br>• Adapter: DC 10W (5V/2A)<br>• Audio supported: MP3, WMA, RA, OGG, WAV, APE, FLAC, AC3, DTS<br>• Image format …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Trump Is Panicking

The raids on his attorney’s files are extremely dangerous for the president.<p>“Attorney-client privilege is dead,” according to President Donald Trump, who unleashed an angry Twitter tirade this week in response to search warrants executed at the office, home and hotel room of his personal attorney, …

Donald Trump

Christopher Steele is a hero – and Americans owe him their thanks

By Christian Caryl<p>Christian Caryl<p>Editor with The Post's Opinions section<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Op-ed Editor/International<p>Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose claims about Donald Trump’s ties with Russia hold center stage in Washington right now, drives Republicans crazy. They have recommended …

Donald Trump

'Altered Carbon’ is more than just a 'Blade Runner’ ripoff

It's an excessive, but intriguing, exploration of digital consciousness.<p><i>Altered Carbon</i> is the very definition of a guilty pleasure. The show, adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from Richard Morgan's novel, isn't exactly well written. And, like most Netflix joints, it goes on for way too long. But it's …

Uber: New York truck attack suspect passed background check

Uber says it's in contact with the FBI after it emerged that the suspect in the deadly truck attack in New York City was one of the company's drivers.<p>Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, originally from Uzbekistan, has been living in the U.S. since 2010, law enforcement sources told CNN. Uber said he …

New Jersey

Amazon Key will let you grant delivery people access to your home from afar

We have all heard about a delivered package getting stolen while sitting in front of a door, and Amazon wants to make that a thing of the …

Trump Signs New Travel Ban Preventing Republican Senators from Fleeing

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an emergency travel ban preventing Republicans from fleeing the United States Senate.<p>In a sombre Oval Office ceremony, a grim-faced Trump signed the ban, which he said would remain in effect “until we figure out what the hell is …

Facebook apologizes after an auto-translate fail led to a false arrest

No translation service is perfect, but you wouldn’t expect it to get you arrested.<p>Facebook admitted that an error in its artificial …

Trump-Connected Company Suspiciously Wins $300 Million Puerto Rico Restoration Contract

A presumably brain-dead man who contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the Trump campaign stands to benefit from Puerto Rico's power grid …

5 Essential French Wine and Cheese Pairings, Explained

Despite my wine background and despite how much of my paycheck I set aside to fulfill my cheese cravings, I still have yet to master the art of wine …

Apple Desserts

From iconic apple pie to more inventive granita, these incredible apple desserts are fresh, comforting and impossible to resist.

What to Know About Celis Brewery's Return to Austin

<i>Celis Brewery will hold its Grand Opening Tuesday, July 11, to mark the official return of Austin’s first craft brewery. Originally founded by famed</i> …

Legal loophole in DC creates bizarre pot bazaar

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to justify $45 for an ordinary black cotton T-shirt, but the customer at a store in Washington D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood does so without question. The clerk grabs a clear plastic box containing about one gram of marijuana and drops it into the bag, reciting a …

City Politics

AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical Watchdog

About a week ago, Stanford University researchers posted online a study on the latest dystopian AI: They'd made a machine learning algorithm that …