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Press secretary just admitted 'proof' doesn't exist regarding Trump's talk with soldier's widow

President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that not only was Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) wrong about his conversation with the widow of a soldier killed in Niger, but also that he had “proof” of it.<p>Yet some eight hours later, Trump still hasn't produced any proof. And on Wednesday afternoon, …

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First Support for a Physics Theory of Life

Take chemistry, add energy, get life. The first tests of Jeremy England’s provocative origin-of-life hypothesis are in, and they appear to show how …

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How a typo took down S3, the backbone of the internet

Hello, operator<p>Earlier this week, much of the internet ground to a halt when the servers that power them suddenly vanished. The servers were part of S3, Amazon’s popular web hosting service, and when they went down they took several big services with them. Quora, Trello, and IFTTT were among the …

Proxy raises $1.6 million to kill the card key, and make the internet of things more accessible

A startup called Proxy has raised $1.6 million in seed funding to help people use internet-enabled devices of every kind without all the annoying login processes and standalone apps for each separate device.<p>Proxy’s cofounders Denis Mars and Simon Ratner said they were inspired to create their …

Pokémon GO's Faction Leaders are actually useful now

I must admit that my love for Pokémon GO has waned over the past few weeks. I’m not playing the game as much anymore, and it seems most people I …

LG employs wacky designs for its new Bluetooth speakers

LG has a trio of new Bluetooth speakers it's planning to show off at IFA next month in Berlin, and they’re some of the weirder-looking audio products to hit the market this year. Called the PH2, PH3, and PH4, these brightly colored speakers each take on a different shape. You have your standard …

ZeniMax claims the Oculus Rift was built on stolen technology

The messy legal battle over consumer VR<p>ZeniMax filed suit against Oculus VR in May 2014, claiming that the Facebook-owned company misappropriated trade secrets after benefitting from years of ZeniMax’s research and experimentation with virtual reality technology.<p>An amended complaint, filed on Aug. …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Tim Cook calls racist Apple Store incident ‘unacceptable’

Tim Cook has weighed in on the Apple Store accused of racially discriminating against six black students who were barred from the store because security felt that they might steal something.<p>In an email sent to all Apple employees this morning the CEO called the situation ‘unacceptable.’ Cook said …

Apple Store

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet To Abolish The Death Penalty Is Already Happening

Derided this spring as “guerrilla warfare” by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the death penalty abolition movement is coming out into the open. The 8th Amendment Project’s leaders talk with BuzzFeed News about why — and how they plan to win.<p>Henderson Hill and Rob Smith are the odd couple …

Eighth Amendment

This Video Shows a Photo Shoot on the Moon

You know those iconic photos of NASA Apollo astronauts posing with the US flag on the moon? The 3-minute video above is a “behind-the-scenes” video …

My Trip to Gen Con, Where Board Games Never Go Out of Style

Video games are excellent, but analogue gaming is too exciting to ignore right now. Really!<p>In the week before Gamescom opens up its doors to the occasionally washed teenage masses, there's another massive gaming thing taking place on the other side of the world. More than 60,000 lovely people …

Board Games

Snakes Favourites: Lifeboats

A Guide to the Groundbreaking Board Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Some of the cleverest, most exciting, and original ideas in gaming aren't on your PC or your console, but they could be on your kitchen table.<p>I was sitting in the middle of a crowded coffee shop, and my wife was holding a gun to my head.<p>It was a troubling situation, alleviated only slightly by the …

Stereotypes

Beached in Brazil, a Young Penguin Finds His Human Soul Mate

Jinjing swims off for months but always returns to his widower friend; ‘like a son’<p>PROVETÁ, Brazil—On a steamy tropical island in Brazil, a tuxedoed traveler found a soul mate.<p>Why else would a penguin named Jinjing, native to chilly Patagonia roughly 2,000 miles away, keep returning to a warm …

Brazil

Google Removes 'OK Google' Search Activation in Latest Chrome Update

Earlier this week, Google released Chrome 46 with a long list of bug fixes and feature improvements to improve memory and power usage, but unmentioned was the removal of "OK Google" voice-based search activation.<p>As noted by <i>VentureBeat</i>, it's no longer possible to use the "OK Google" phrase to …

Google

Iceland to lift capital controls to help boost economy

Iceland will impose a tax on creditors seeking to reclaim assets from the country’s failed banks, as it unwinds capital controls imposed at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.<p>In an attempt to prevent foreign investors rushing en masse to withdraw billions currently frozen in Iceland’s …

Europe

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10 Journalism Rules That Can Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Content Marketing

The release of Penguin 2.0 confirms what we’ve known for a few years now: Content marketing is the new SEO. Yes, we all claim to abide by it. But few …

Marketing

"Creative" Things Designers Do: Line Chart Edition

<b>Curved Lines</b> are one of the most common ways that designers change line charts. The added interpolation on the charts can help to make a chart with …

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"Creative" Things Designers Do: Map Edition

<b>Choropleth Maps</b> are in shaky territory. We are so accustomed to seeing them that we know what to expect from them, but they have serious issues with …

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5 Trends in European Digital Consumption

5 trends in european digital consumption<p>1) the second big bang in commerce<p>Britain, France<p>it 47% , 42%<p>games 41%, 27%<p>clothing 24%, 19%<p>office supplies …

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Ubuntu founder credits Android and iOS for reversing Microsoft's dominance

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has just crossed off one of the biggest goals of his operating system's development: removing Microsoft's dominance in the PC market. While it wasn't Ubuntu that made the difference, Shuttleworth doesn't seem to mind which OS ultimately changed the market. He's …