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Trump declares war on GOP, says ‘the shackles have been taken off’

By Sean Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p>Robert Costa<p>, Reporter<p>Dan Balz<p>, Chief correspondent<p>Donald Trump declared war on the Republican establishment Tuesday, lashing out at House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and other GOP elected officials as his supporters geared up to join the fight …

Republicans

Apprentice insiders offered money for secret Trump tapes

<b>UPDATE</b>: <i>The Apprentice</i> producer Mark Burnett has broken his silence to deny some of the Trump tape rumors. That story here.<p><b>PREVIOUS</b>:<p>For Hillary …

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

University of Chicago

Jordan to deliver aid by crane to Syrian refugees trapped in no-man's land

Jordan,Refugees,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Migration,Migration and development,Global development,Humanitarian response<p>Amman announces plan to get supplies to about 75,000 people stranded at border<p>More than 70,000 Syrian refugees who are stranded in dire conditions on the …

Clinton, Trump clash in 2nd debate: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met Sunday for their second presidential debate, and CNN's Reality Check Team spent the evening analyzing their claims.<p>The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the debate and selected key statements from both candidates, …

Government

Winners and losers from the second presidential debate

By Chris Cillizza<p>, Reporter<p>Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed in often personal terms in the second presidential debate on Sunday night in St. Louis. I watched, tweeted and picked some winners and losers.<p>My picks are below.<p>[<i>Subscribe to the Ciquizza, the Fix's news — and entertainment! —</i> …

Government

Why Scientists Are Keeping An Eye On A Little-Known Virus

When an 8-year old boy showed up at his school's clinic in rural Haiti with a low-grade fever and abdominal pain, he was told he had typhoid and given medicine to treat it.<p>But blood tests showed something else: Mayaro, a mosquito-borne virus that may now be circulating in the Caribbean.<p>The Haitian …

NFL tries to reassure teams as TV ratings drop

The National Football League has sent a memo to team owners seeking to ease concerns about the ratings decline that has hit football this fall.<p>Through the first four weeks of the season, NFL viewership has declined 11 percent, and among the crucial adults 18-49 demographic that advertisers covet, …

Father i.o is an MMO crossed with laser tag and Pokémon Go

Games are now so caught up in immersing players in virtual environments, says Francesco Ferrazzino, that they've forgotten the value of real-world …

Augmented Reality

U.S. Government: JK — ‘Stranger Things’ Is Real

In August, the U.S. Department of Energy watched <i>Stranger Things</i> and promptly issued an official statement: “THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT DOESN’T EXPLORE …

Onda V820w Tablet PC An Absolute Steal for $82 (Dual-Boot, Quad-Core CPU and More)

This Amazon Fire HD 8 punches above its price

There is virtually nothing special about Amazon’s latest tablet, the Fire HD 8. It’s a wide-screen, 8.4-inch x 5-inch by 0.4-inch thick, 12-ounce …

I have seen the future of the Internet: Millions of rogue fridges will render it unusable

Last week I attended the two-day Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) held in Frankfurt. Hold back your yawns: because almost every major telco was in …

Google wanted to sell intelligent robot arms (but didn't)

Google (and parent company Alphabet) build a lot more hardware than fancy new smartphones and AI assistants -- it's just that a lot of it doesn't make it out of the lab. Take these advanced robotic arms, for example: Alphabet's robotics group built the arms, which were used in a research project to …

Old Nokia Phone Transformed Into Smartwatch (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists looking for a project to keep them busy over the next couple of weekends might be interested in this awesome DIY …

A smart lock to keep people out of *that* drawer

The Smart Cube will turn a drawer or cabinet into a retrofitted safe.<p>Startup Smart Armor Tech is bringing the connected lock indoors. Instead of a standard deadbolt, the company has announced what it calls the Smart Cube -- a two-piece device that can lock indoor enclosures. Think of it like a …

FCC to Vote on Revised Broadband Privacy Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on Oct. 27 on a revised proposal for rules to safeguard privacy of broadband users.<p>FCC Chairman Tom …

Replacement Samsung Note 7 ignites on US flight after smartphone recall

Company has replaced 60% of handsets in South Korea and US after reports of devices catching fire, but new incident may indicate a much bigger problem<p>Samsung’s disastrous Note 7 smartphone episode took a new turn today when one of its new replacement handsets started to smolder during a flight in …

Mobile

Funny Google Search Tricks and Secrets(Best Collections-2016)

Unless you’re living a life without technology, <b>Google</b> is used by almost everyone. Last month around 12 billion searches was made through Google by …

Google Search

Future of 4chan uncertain as controversial site faces financial woes

The anonymous message board represents the darkest corners of the internet, but users aren’t ready to say goodbye<p>The anonymous message-board site 4chan has come to represent the darkest corners of internet subculture, rife with the misogyny, web taste and the politically incorrect humor of the …

Microsoft's chief of partnerships: 'We never said we weren't going to compete' with Salesforce

The latest lob is from Peggy Johnson, Microsoft's executive vice president who handles partnerships and acquisitions.<p>Speaking at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle , Johnson was asked about the situation between the two companies.<p>She noted that even though they famously buried some the hatchet partway …

Salesforce

US to give up control of the internet's 'address book' after years of debate

Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has moved from the US government to an international group, but not everyone is happy about it<p>As of Saturday morning the internet – or at least the bit of it that manages the network’s “address book” – is no longer controlled by an American …

Victim says Hastert 'a monster' protected by child abuse law

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who said Dennis Hastert sexually abused him decades ago told Illinois lawmakers Tuesday the former U.S. House speaker was "a …

Crime

Report offers stark picture of how Africa has stagnated over the last 10 years

By Max Bearak<p>, Bureau chief<p>The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) — the most comprehensive survey of its kind — celebrated its 10th anniversary on Monday with the release of a report that chronicles just how little improvement most African nations can claim in the past decade on a broad set …

Chip Cards Are Still Frustrating And Confusing People

Chip cards have been around for about a year now—or at least, on October 1 last year, retailers were required to start using chip card terminals or take on fraud liability themselves—but consumers still aren’t used to them, a new study has found. About eight out of 10 shoppers are confused about …

Credit Card Fraud

Netflix's catalog has shrunk by a whopping 50% in the past few years

Since 2012, Netflix's selection of titles has dropped over 50%, from roughly 11,000 titles to about 5,300, according to streaming blog Exstreamist, which cites multiple former Netflix employees.<p>Extreamist's sources estimate the height of Netflix's catalog size was in 2012, before the company began …

TV shows

Racists are using these code-words online to avoid censorship

Skittles aren’t just candies. Skype isn’t just a VoIP service. Google, Bing, and Yahoo aren’t just search engines. In fact, these are all codewords that are used by racists online in order for them to skirt censorship.<p>You can see the full (and deeply unpleasant) list …

Skittles

Scottish boxer Mike Towell dies after suffering first loss

Mike Towell, a 25-year-old boxer from Dundee, Scotland, died Friday in a Glasgow hospital after a loss to Dale Evans of Wales on Thursday night.<p>Towell was 11-0-1 when fighting Evans at the Radisson Blu hotel in a bout promoted by the St. Andrews Sporting Club, which announced Towell’s passing via …

DEA Delays Kratom Ban, More Senators Object To Process And 'Unintended Consequences'

I was on the phone today with DEA spokesperson Russ Baer when the clock struck 5:00 pm on the East Coast without a final order from the agency making two chemicals from kratom Schedule I controlled substances. Baer said that the plan to place the plant alkaloids, mitragynine and …