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Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.

In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organization called to tell me how rich Donald J. Trump was. I was reporting for the Forbes 400, the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, we’d valued Trump’s holdings at $200 million, only …

Donald Trump

These online volunteers fight fake reviews, ghost listings and other scams on Google Maps — and say the problem's getting worse

Tom Waddington was hanging out at a friend's house when he got an unexpected notification from Google Maps.<p>Waddington is part of a group of Google …

Maps

The dizzying story of Symphony of the Seas, the largest and most ambitious cruise ship ever built

S<i>ymphony of the Seas</i> – which, on its maiden voyage from Barcelona in March 2018 became the largest passenger ship ever built – is about five times …

Cruise Ships

10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

Self-help

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

There's something hidden inside it.<p>The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence …

Bitcoin

Here is how to delete Facebook

Some of us have been on Facebook for more than a decade, but all good things come to an end. Over the past 18 months, Facebook has been in a downward spiral. The social network is in the eye of a controversy storm, with fake news, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and misuse of …

Social Media

5 Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

3 Tips for Stellar Smoothies<p><b>Put the liquid in first.</b> Surrounded by water or juice, the blender blades can move freely. Next, add your greens, with …

Healthy Eating

Video shows moments before Uber self-driving car hits pedestrian

Video has been released of the moments before an Uber self-driving vehicle fatally hit a 49-year-old woman walking her bike across the street in Arizona.<p>The lights on the SUV didn't illuminate Elaine Herzberg until a second or two before impact on Sunday night, raising questions about whether the …

Driverless Cars

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

New Zealand

How ProPublica Became Big Tech’s Scariest Watchdog

The nonprofit is fighting fire with fire, developing algorithms and bots that hold Facebook and Amazon accountable.<p>Facebook is a political battleground where Russian operatives work to influence elections, fake news runs rampant, and political hopefuls use ad targeting to reach swing voters. We …

Internet

Galaxy S9 Final Specs: Here's What You Get

Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ are finally here.<p>But what exactly are you getting for your money? Here's an overview of the specs for both the Galaxy S9 …

Phones

Bitcoin thieves use Google AdWords to target victims

Cisco Talos says the gang responsible has managed to steal millions of dollars through phishing campaigns.<p>Researchers have uncovered a …

Facebook admits its spam texts to two-factor authentication phone numbers were caused by a bug

Software engineer Gabriel Lewis noticed the site was sending notifications to a phone number he registered for two-factor authentication<p>Facebook's …

A new bill would ban the US government from using Huawei and ZTE phones

US Lawmakers have long worried about alleged connections between the companies and the Chinese government<p>US lawmakers have long worried about the security risks posed the alleged ties between Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and the country’s government. To that end, Texas Representative Mike …

Surveillance

Super Bowl 2018 Commercials Preview: The Best Leaked Ads

Cardi B subs for Alexa, Keanu Reeves stands atop a moving motorcycle, Tiffany Haddish touts Groupon and more spots released before Super Bowl …

Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

SAN FRANCISCO — At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this city’s Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it’s often out of stock. But one recent evening, there was a glittering rack of it: glass orbs containing 2.5 gallons of what is billed as “raw water” — unfiltered, untreated, …

Water

These truly wireless earbuds are like AirPods, but they cost $40 instead of $159

Apple’s AirPods weren’t the first truly wireless earbuds to hit the market, but they created a tidal wave of followers that now offer similar …

Tech Trends

College students come up with plug-in to combat fake news

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension that alerts users to fake and biased news stories and helps guide them to more balanced coverage.<p>The plug-in, "Open Mind ," was developed earlier this …

Fake News

This popular Nighthawk model just overtook Google Wifi as Amazon’s best-selling router

The Google Wifi mesh wireless system has been at the top of Amazon’s best-selling routers list for, well, for as long as we can remember. It’s not …

Wi-Fi

Controversial Study Says Women Find Men Attractive Based on One Body Part

No, not that one.<p>If there’s one good thing 2017 will be remembered for, it’ll be the long-overdue upheavals in the dynamics between men and women. …

Psychology

Bringing the lightsaber from Star Wars—the ultimate toy—to life

Like many American children of his generation, Mike Goslin grew up watching <i>Star Wars</i>. He saw the first movie in theaters when he was a boy, and remembers the seminal moment in <i>A New Hope</i> when Obi-Wan Kenobi introduced the lightsaber. As Kenobi described it to Luke Skywalker: “This is the weapon of a …

10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

As one of the most basics skills of any artist, drawing is an essential part of the creative process. Centuries later, we still remain fascinated by the sketches in Leonardo's notebooks and Picasso's poetic line art, each for their respective ability to show us the purest form of an artist's skill. …

Inside America’s Growing Bulletproof Clothing Industry

Retailers are offering ballistic apparel to wary US citizens, and it’s not cheap.<p>This past August, Miguel Caballero shot his wife, Carolina Ballesteros, for the second time in nine years.<p>Since 1993, the Colombian designer has literally pulled the trigger on more than 230 people to prove the …

Guns

I study liars for a living. I've never seen one like President Trump

I spent the first two decades of my career as a social scientist studying liars and their lies. I thought I had developed a sense of what to expect …

Donald Trump

10 of the world's most creative cities to live, work and play

When you work in the creative industries, the world is literally your oyster, as they say. With brilliant design studios, agencies and brands at …

Cape Town

Samsung's graphene batteries could charge your phone in 12 minutes

While persistent efforts in phone design and software optimization have got us to the point where our handsets can now last a day on a single charge, there’s work to be done yet if we’re heading for a future rife with VR and AR apps.<p>To that end, Samsung says it’s inching closer to making better …

Where is all the good affordable furniture?

In the Ikea era, makers and buyers face a disconnect<p>John Humphrey’s family is in the millwork business, assembling cabinets, stairs, and doors—and over every summer growing up in Rhode Island, Humphrey worked with them. That experience led Humphrey to found Greycork, a furniture startup, in 2013. …

Furniture

'We still need to eat': Tech boom creates working homeless

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper she parks on the street.<p>She concedes it's "not a very nice living situation," but it also is not unusual. Until authorities told them to move, more …

Silicon Valley

How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit

Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.<p>There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people <i>want</i> you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid …

Lackadaisical

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to …

Body Language