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IBM is ordering its work-from-home employees to stop working from home

Considering a work-from-home policy for your workers? It’s certainly a popular move. In fact, about 25 percent of U.S. workers do some or all of their work from home, according to a Gallup poll. But wait, you may want to reconsider. Some of the country’s largest and most innovative companies are …

Innovation

Xbox Project Scorpio: Release date, price, games and news about Microsoft's 2017 console

The life cycle of modern consoles is changing dramatically. In years gone by, companies would wait up to a decade before pushing out new …

Senate Republicans voted today to kill federal privacy rules

The vote paves the way for a big win for the country’s telecom giants.<p>Republicans in Congress took the first step Thursday toward rolling back federal privacy rules imposed last year on internet providers like AT&T, Charter, Comcast and Verizon.<p>In a major win for the telecom industry, the Senate …

Net Neutrality

Schiff: There is now 'more than circumstantial evidence' of Trump-Russia collusion

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday that there is “more than circumstantial evidence now” to suggest that President Donald Trump’s campaign may have colluded with Russia’s attempts to disrupt the election, but he would not offer details.<p>“I can tell …

Elections

Nunes apologizes for going directly to White House with monitoring claims

Nancy Pelosi calls the Intelligence Committee chairman a 'stooge for the president of the United States.'<p>Updated 03/23/17 12:21 PM EDT<p>House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes apologized to members of his panel Thursday for not informing Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat, before going public …

Government

Trump demands Friday health care vote

The moment of truth arrives for the Republican Party’s years-long drive to repeal the health care law.<p>Updated 03/23/17 09:28 PM EDT<p>President Donald Trump is demanding a vote Friday in the House on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told …

U.S. Congress

Senate votes to block internet privacy regulations

The Senate passed a resolution Thursday that would dismantle a set of internet privacy rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …

Net Neutrality

New research identifies a ‘sea of despair’ among white, working-class Americans

Sickness and early death in the white working class could be rooted in poor job prospects for less-educated young people as they first enter the labor market, a situation that compounds over time through family dysfunction, social isolation, addiction, obesity and other pathologies, according to a …

Equality

Beam app on Xbox One is barebones — and better for it

Take a tour of the Beam app for Xbox One in this video hands-on.<p>Microsoft's Beam service for streaming your video game antics — or podcasts — online …

Xbox

For Honor price UPDATE: Ubisoft should review DLC unlock policy after these findings...

UBISOFTFor Honor DLC would cost a fortune to unlock in full<p>For Honor developer Ubisoft might want to review its DLC policy after these findings.<p>One …

bliki: DataLake

tags:<p>Data Lake is a term that's appeared in this decade to describe an important component of the data analytics pipeline in the world of Big Data. …

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Sees FOUR New Games - Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 For PS4 and Xbox?

We know that the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program is an overall Exclusive to the Microsoft and it has helped its boost 2017 games list. …

Xbox

Does The GOP Want The Middle Class To Stop Having Sex?

I normally would follow a headline like the one above with something humorous. Not this time: There’s nothing funny about this.<p>Catherine Rampell of <i>The Washington Post</i> pointed out in a spectacular column on Friday that the Trump administration and congressional Republicans want to implement totally …

Government

In 18 Years, A College Degree Could Cost About $500,000

I think I just threw up.<p>People worried about college affordability today can at least take this to heart: it could get much, much worse.<p>Tuition has been rising by about 6% annually, according to investment management company Vanguard. At this rate, when babies born today are turning 18, a year of …

College & University

Xbox Clubs API may let developers create in-game social features

Microsoft's social ambitions for the Xbox Live platform seem to be coming together with ongoing projects such as Xbox Clubs, Beam integration, and …

Xbox

Scientists Have Created an Artificial Retina Implant That Could Restore Vision to Millions

Clinical trials set to begin this year.<p>Scientists have developed a retinal implant that can restore lost vision in rats, and are planning to trial …

Biology

President Trump Is Now Completely Isolated In His Unfounded Wiretap Claim

When President Trump accused Barack Obama of wiretapping him when he was a candidate, Obama denied it and Democrats criticized him for levying the …

Government

Trump to Merkel: Obama Wiretapped Us Both

Asked about his unfounded allegations that President Obama wiretapped him prior to the 2016 election, President Donald Trump on Friday pointed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and said, “At least we have that in common.” The remark came during Trump and Merkel’s joint press conference at the …

Angela Merkel

Congressman warns of potential 'nuclear war' with Russia

(CNN)Rep. Seth Moulton doubled down Friday on recent remarks he made claiming a potential nuclear war with Russia was a possibility.<p>"That's right," the congressman told CNN's Poppy Harlow on "New Day" when asked to clarify the comment he made at the South by Southwest festival Tuesday.<p>"(R)ussia now …

Russia

Frantic search for stolen Secret Service agent's laptop that has 'sensitive' documents on it including Trump Tower floor plans and information on the Hillary Clinton email scandal

• <b>A Secret Service agent's laptop was reportedly stolen from her vehicle parked in her driveway in Brooklyn, New York Thursday morning</b>• <b><br>The agency and</b> …

Practical Color Theory for People Who Code

Not everyone sees color the same. Accessibility is important, and it's good for everyone. Increasing contrast is one of the ways you can immediately …

Digital Design

Ternary computing: basics · ssloy/tutorials Wiki

Balanced ternary<p>I am working on a computer architecture principles lectures for our university; and as an assignment I'd like to propose to my …

Government

Dems wonder: Can GOP even pass a budget?

The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee is wondering if Republicans can unite to pass a budget this year.<p>House Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanDems …

Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%

Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces file size by about 35 percent—or alternatively, image quality can be …

Google

Donald Trump fuels diplomatic row with Britain after apology from US officials over GCHQ wiretapping claims

Donald Trump remained unrepentant amid a diplomatic row with Britain on Friday, hours after US officials made a formal apology for accusing GCHQ of helping Barack Obama spy on the then presidential candidate.<p>Sean Spicer, the president's press secretary, repeated a claim on Thursday evening – …

Donald Trump

President Trump's Budget Faces Skepticism in Congress

Republican lawmakers expressed skepticism about some of the cuts proposed in President Trump's budget.<p>As the Trump Administration unveiled proposed …

Government

Trump Can’t Quit His Wiretap Claims. That Won’t End Well

Barack Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower ahead of the presidential election. The definitive word on this came today from two people who would know: …

Donald Trump
Elections

Paul Ryan is getting dragged by Ireland for his dismal pint of Guinness

If you're a politician making a light-hearted St Patrick's Day reference, it's important to get it right. Very important.<p>If you don't — as Paul Ryan very much didn't when he held up a woeful pint of Guinness at the recent Washington D.C. Friends of Ireland luncheon on Thursday — there's every …

Paul Ryan