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Samsung Connect Tag tracks your kid or pet for up to seven days per charge

A first to use narrowband network technology<p>Samsung will release a trackable tag that it says is the first consumer mobile product to use narrowband network technology (NB-IoT). Narrowband networks connect Internet of Things devices through cellular communication bands. The networks are designed …

San Francisco

Trump’s Top Economist Says Corporate Tax Cuts Will Lift Workers’ Wages

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s top economist said on Monday that a corporate tax cut being pushed by Republicans would increase a typical household’s income by $3,000 to $7,000 a year, highlighting a primary argument the administration will make in drafting and selling its tax plan.<p>A report by the …

Income Inequality

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 render gives us a better look at its extra button

We’re only days away from the official launch of Samsung’s next flagship phone, but that doesn’t mean that leaks about the device will run dry until then.<p>Today, insider Evan Blass has shared a render of the Samsung Galaxy S8 which looks like it might be legit. Look closely, and you’ll spot some …

“I will die”: Americans plead with Republican politicians not to repeal Obamacare

Both sides of the US Congress made the first steps towards repealing the Affordable Care Act this past week, casting votes that set in motion the dismantling of outgoing president Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare bill—although no-one knows how or when it may be replaced.<p>As the Republican-led push …

Health Care

This plus-size Instagram star is paving the way for body positivity in Japan

Japanese comedian and Instagram star Naomi Watanabe is hilarious, iconic, and celebrated. Known for donning bright colors and her impeccable, …

Japan

Trump pick for transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, signals support for private innovation

Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of transportation Elaine L. Chao was in front of a Senate committee seeking to confirm her nomination on Wednesday, fielding a number of questions about the future of the FAA, rail transit and more.<p>Chao also addressed questions and concerns around tech innovation …

Autonomous Cars

Samsung leak gives us another (dubious) look at the Galaxy S8

Samsung has managed to generate a fair degree of buzz around its upcoming Galaxy S8 handset, but as leaked pictures of the alleged device continue to stack up – it seems we’re yet to see one that looks authentic.<p>BGR has obtained yet another image which purportedly shows the new S8, but things seem …

Tennessee woman jailed for attempting abortion accepts plea deal for release

Anna Yocca freed after initially facing a possible life sentence, but advocates fear her case is a validation of arresting pregnant women who attempt abortion<p>A Tennessee woman arrested in late 2015 for using an unravelled coat hanger to attempt her own abortion was released from jail on Monday in …

Feminism

The 4 ways Republicans can dismantle Obamacare, explained

Republicans in Congress have a straightforward path to eliminating key pieces of the Affordable Care Act: They can block the planned insurance expansion in 2017, dismantle Medicaid expansion, and eliminate new insurance marketplaces. That could add up to an incredible blow — possibly causing 22 …

This Pipe Could End California's Drought Problem

A giant, solar-powered pipe unveiled by Vancouver researchers at Land Art Generator Initiative 2016 could end California’s drought problem.<p>California …

Solar Panels

Liberia's Johnson Sirleaf Is One of the Few World Leaders Not Congratulating Donald Trump

When Donald Trump clinched the presidency early Wednesday morning, the stream of diplomatic niceties from world leaders streamed in.<p>Chinese President …

Donald Trump

Here's What Happens to President Obama's Twitter Account When Donald Trump Takes Office

So Donald Trump is the next President of the United States, and he and President Obama took the first step toward his inauguration with a meeting at …

Donald Trump

Trump's victory leaves black community reeling

<i>Corrections and Clarifications</i>: <i>An earlier version of this article misidentified the position of the person who was acquitted in 2013 for the fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.</i><p>President-elect Donald Trump’s upset victory has left many civil rights leaders concerned about what the …

Donald Trump

Mexico's Richest Man Lost $5 Billion After Trump's Victory

Carlos Slim shed more than 9% of his wealth.<p>Toru Hanai—Reuters<p>Aaron Favila—AP<p>Tomohiro Ohsumi—Bloomberg via Getty Images<p>David Gray—Reuters<p>Wang …

Stock Markets
Immigration Reform

The Latest: Biden sees no change in US-Israel relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. election. (All times EST):<p>11 p.m.<p>Vice President Joe Biden says Donald Trump's election victory should have little effect on U.S.-Israel relations.<p>Biden was receiving an award from the World Jewish Congress at New York's Pierre Hotel on Wednesday night.<p>He …

Donald Trump

White rage against the machine: President-elect Donald Trump is a historical shock — unless you study American history

Those in shock over the outcome grievously underestimated the power of the hateful forces underlying Trumpism<p>Republican Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election by defeating his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, though the exact margins of his electoral victory are still being …

Political Science

In a devastating blow to the beverage industry, 4 cities passed soda taxes

In a major blow to the beverage industry, all four cities that voted on soda taxes yesterday passed them in landslide victories.<p>San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, California, voted in ballot measures that would levya penny-per-ounce tax on distributors of sugary drinks. The people of Boulder, …

Diabetes

President Trump And A New Era For The LGBT Community

Today many of us woke up and reached for our phones with the same feeling of unease that we did on the morning #Brexit was announced. The poll …

Donald Trump

China passes law to ensure films 'serve the people and socialism'

First law governing the country’s film industry targets box-office fraud and says film-makers must have excellent moral integrity<p>China has passed a law that bans film content deemed harmful to the “dignity, honour and interests” of the country. It also encourages the promotion of “socialist core …

China

India scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes overnight

<b>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the 500 ($7.60) and 1,000 rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from the financial system overnight.</b><p>The surprise move, announced on Tuesday evening, is part of a crackdown on corruption and illegal cash holdings.<p>Banks will be closed on Wednesday …

India

Hyperloop One will build the first Hyperloop system to go from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in twelve minutes

Hyperloop One and the United Arab Emirates are on the fast track to building out the first hyperloop system. Just today H1 announced it would build the first commercial hyperloop transportation system from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.<p>The journey is 99 miles (159.4 km) long and normally takes about two hours …

High-speed Rail

Ann Coulter Put A Cap On Her Election Season By Tweeting White Supremacist Rhetoric To Support Trump

During the final lap of this election season, Ann Coulter’s particular brand of noise may have appeared to lessen, but that’s only because the rest of the world has gone bonkers too. In actuality, her unconditional Trump cheerleading has continued unabated, even in the face of recent blows, …

Ann Coulter

Election Results for 2016's Openly LGBTQ Candidates

Here are the 18 openly LGBTQ congressional and gubernatorial candidates NBC OUT tracked on Election Day and the results of their races.<p><i>Governor, Oregon (D)</i><p>Result: Brown won Oregon's gubernatorial race<p>.<p><i>U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin (D)</i><p>Result: Pocan won Wisconsin's 2nd congressional …

Elections

This election exposed an unsettling truth: Americans in both parties are giving up on democracy

Donald Trump might win today. Or he might lose. Whatever happens, America will wake up on Nov. 9, 2016, knowing a lot more about itself than it did before.<p>Trump is likely to wrap up this whole election with well more than 40% of the popular vote, according to the latest polls. What Trump’s sizable …

Government

Election fatigue? Check out this new UN climate report and feel even worse.

Climate change may have been the sleeper issue of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, but it's been a top issue on the global scene. That's why a …

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

Happiness

The decline of the white voter: How the electorate has changed in 2016

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama was catapulted into office eight years ago by what was, at the time, the most diverse electorate in history. The Americans who head to the polls to cast ballots for his successor are even more diverse.<p>Thirty-one percent of eligible voters will be racial or ethnic …

Demographics

Here's where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on energy issues

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are set to take the stage for the first presidential debate of the general election at Hofstra University on September 26.<p>Solving America's energy problems, like reducing dependence on foreign oil and moving the country to a lower-carbon economy, will be a major …

Fossil Fuels