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Dwight Howard has been traded again, and his value has never been lower

Charlotte traded Howard to Brooklyn. It’s the third time the former all-star has been dealt, and it’s the worst trade return of any of the three.<p>Dwight Howard was traded to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, marking the second consecutive season and the third time in his career that the former …

NBA

U.S. Commerce Dept probing 'profiteering' in steel after tariffs: Ross

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is launching an investigation of recent steel price hikes to determine whether some market participants are "illegitimately profiteering" from new U.S. tariffs, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday<p>Ross told a Senate Finance Committee hearing that …

Wilbur Ross

Neymar limps out of Brazil training for a second successive day

Brazil have been given a scare ahead of Friday’s clash with Costa Rica after Neymar missed training for a second successive day.<p>The news came as Philippe Coutinho warned his Brazil team-mates that there would be no margin for error against the Costa Ricans in St Petersburg following their …

Soccer

Japan’s World Cup Starts With a Wild Win Over Colombia

Japan wore down a Colombian team reduced to 10 men and won, 2-1, on Tuesday in Saransk.<p>The game started terribly for Colombia, which had lined up without its star, James Rodriguez, who is nursing a leg injury.<p>Yuya Osako raced past the Colombian defense in the 6th minute and was in alone on goal. …

Soccer

Elon Musk says disgruntled Tesla employee was behind "extensive" sabotage

<b>Recap:</b> Tesla has been going through a difficult time lately, facing safety questions over its Autopilot system, layoffs, and production issues with …

Tesla

Dow tumbles about 300 points, wipes out gains for year, as Trump directs more tariffs at China

Stocks fell on Tuesday after President Donald Trump's latest threat to China increased fears of an impending trade war between the world's largest …

Stock Markets

U.S., China Rattle Trade-War Sabers in Vowing Harsh Tariffs

The world’s two biggest economies threatened punishing tariffs in the opening shots of a trade war, with Beijing vowing to retaliate “forcefully” …

China

Google’s Datally app adds more ways to limit mobile data usage

In November, Google introduced Datally, a data-saving app largely aimed at emerging markets where users often rely on prepaid SIM cards, and don’t have access to all-you-can-eat unlimited data plans. The app lets users granularly control which apps can use data, which resulted in a 30% savings on …

Apps

Xiaomi posts $1.1B quarterly loss ahead of much-anticipated IPO

A month after it filed for a much-anticipated Hong Kong IPO, Xiaomi has revealed a little more financial information after a monster 621-page document disclosed a $1.1 billion (seven billion RMB) loss for the first quarter of the year.<p>The IPO, which could raise up to $10 billion value Xiaomi at …

Xiaomi

Major U.S. Refineries At Risk Of Cyberattacks As Many Continue To Use Windows XP

The end of life of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating software is almost upon us, with the company saying its updates and patches for the widely used interface will cease after January 14, 2020. In such circumstances, most people would assume that critical plant control system operators must be in a …

Cyber-attacks

Hurricanes are moving more slowly than they used to

Record shows a trend that could mean higher storm rainfall totals.<p>The formula for how much water a hurricane drops on you is pretty simple: how much …

Climate Change

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Nawa Technologies' core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery …

Clean Energy

The U.S. Just Reclaimed the World's Fastest Supercomputer Mantle From China

The United States has retaken first place in a major metric of technological heft – the world’s fastest supercomputer is once again American.<p>The Oak …

Artificial Intelligence

USC Wins National Championship On Wild 4x400 Comeback As Announcers Declare Them Dead

Coming into the 4x400 meter relay at tonight’s NCAA track and field championships, the USC women had to win to clinch a national title; otherwise, …

National Championship

Mueller's Latest Charges Bring Together Trump Campaign, Russia

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment is significant beyond the new charges, in that it links senior officials on President Donald …

Donald Trump

AI cancer detectors

More accurate than dermatologists<p>An AI system developed by a team from Germany, France and the US can diagnose skin cancer more accurately than dermatologists. In the study, the software was able to accurately detect cancer in 95% of images of cancerous moles and benign spots, whereas a team of 58 …

Cancer

'RedEye' Ransomware Destroys Files, Rewrites MBR

<b>A newly discovered piece of ransomware appears mainly created to destroy the victim’s files instead of encrypting and holding them for ransom.</b><p>Dubbed</b> …

Ransomware

Frontier Communications' password bug lets anyone into your account

While you might feel more at ease knowing your personal information is protected by two-factor authentication, a bug in Frontier's password reset system is demonstrating that vulnerabilities can open your info up to exposure even when that extra level of protection is available. The internet …

Information Security

How cybersecurity changed in the last decade; how will it change in the next

Much has changed in cybersecurity in the last decade. But much has stayed the same. Money is still the main motivation but so is data. ...

Pittsburgh

The Warriors' postgame celebration was apparently pretty lit

From Klay Thompson lying in a bathtub full of champagne bottles to Swaggy P giving himself a new nickname, the Warriors' locker room celebration following Game 4 of the NBA Finals was pretty eventful.<p>The team brought in hundreds of bottles of champagne, and TMZ Sports reports that the total cost of …

Basketball

It's now scary to be a white hat hacker thanks to the US government

Even if you’ve never heard of white hat hackers, you’ve probably benefitted from their work.<p>White hat hackers are the ones that companies hire to …

Cybersecurity

The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought

More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the worst cyberattack targeting a U.S. city to date.<p>On March 22, Atlanta’s connected systems city-wide were hit with a ransomware …

Cyber-attacks

How did Lenovo go from high-flyer to failure so fast?

Lenovo was once a rising star of the mobile industry, seemingly with the capabilities and budget to be as successful in the smartphone market as in the laptop game. Nobody thinks that anymore. Lenovo’s market share struggles to register on any metrics, and it’s acquisition of Motorola looks like a …

Mobile Technology

Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel

It’s the end of an era for Yahoo Messenger, one of the first instant messaging apps on the market. Today, Oath (which also owns TechCrunch) announced that it would be winding down the service on July 17 as it continues to experiment and consider how and if it can have a relevant place in the …

Apps

The Trump administration believes Obamacare’s preexisting conditions protections are now unconstitutional

Insurers could once again deny people coverage based on their medical history, undoing the law’s most popular provisions.<p>The Trump administration argued in a court brief filed on Thursday that Obamacare’s protections for preexisting conditions should be ruled unconstitutional, opening up another …

Health Care

VPNFilter malware infecting 500,000 devices is worse than we thought

Malware tied to Russia can attack connected computers and downgrade HTTPS.<p>Two weeks ago, officials in the private and public sectors warned that …

Cybersecurity

Curry dazzles from deep, Warriors take 2-0 NBA Finals lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry backpedaled in pure joy. He skipped, hollered and let the ball fly from everywhere with that feeling he gets when there's no way it will miss — unwavering even with a defender's hand in his face.<p>Curry dazzled in outdueling LeBron James as the two superstars …

Basketball

LeBron James mulling retirement is the best thing for his legacy

I’ve had my fair share of unpopular opinions in years of writing, but this is perhaps one of the most controversial. In light of a grueling 82-game …

Basketball

Trump admin: Parents must be fingerprinted to get back migrant kids

WASHINGTON — In an effort to crack down on illegal immigration by minors, the Trump administration will soon require fingerprints from parents coming to claim their migrant children from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to senior administration officials.<p>Previously, …

Immigration

Sarah Sanders tried to brush off Trey Gowdy’s debunking of ‘spygate.’ It did not go well.

Total desperation.<p>During a White House briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to respond to House Oversight Committee …

Donald Trump