Zachary Atkins

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Pebble’s new Core pocket computer will ship with Alexa voice integration

Sure Pebble put its best forward when it launched not one but three new products the other week, but a startup’s got to stagger a little bit of news to keep us interested ahead of launch (though judging by its current tally of $9.7 million on Kickstarter, the company is doing just fine in the buzz …

Smart Homes

Elon Musk Says There’s a ‘One in Billions’ Chance Reality Is Not a Simulation

​Elon Musk says he firmly believes reality is a simulation created by a superintelligence.<p>Wednesday night, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk did that thing he does every so often, which is take wild questions from an audience and answer them as if he's been thinking about them for years, usually …

Singularity

Sanders accuses DNC of keeping labor union representation off platform committee

Sen. Bernie Sanders lobbed another shot at the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday, charging that chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is keeping labor union members off the DNC's platform drafting committee.<p>"What we heard from the DNC was they did not want representatives of labor unions on …

Middle-class

Voters Have No Idea Who Gary Johnson Is

In a presidential race between two historically disliked major party candidates, there's a certain cachet to being merely the other guy.<p>The leading contender to be that guy? Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. He's the Libertarian Party nominee, a bicycling enthusiast and, with little time left …

Middle-class

Obama Explains What's Fueling Trump's Rise

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday acknowledged that anger toward him, along with three decades of economic upheaval, is fueling the populism driving many white working-class voters to back presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.<p>"I think Trump is a more colorful character …

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Government

President Obama: GOP Economic Agenda ‘Not Designed to Help You’

President Obama sought to “myth-bust” a number of Republican arguments about the economy in a fiery speech in Elkhart, Ind., a town whose recovery …

Ronald Reagan