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Jake Tapper refuses to let Mike Pence off the hook during intense questioning on Michael Flynn's son

Tapper reported earlier Tuesday that a source familiar with the situation said Trump's transition team requested a security clearance for Michael Flynn Jr., and that Trump gave a direct order to remove him from transition effort.<p>A firestorm ensued Monday over Flynn Jr.'s promotion of the …

Donald Trump

Sunvell T95U Pro Android TV Box Features Amlogic S912 and LED Display

The Sunvell T95U Pro is yet another Sunvell Android TV box powered by the octacore Amlogic S912 and an LED display, much like the Sunvell T95Z …

Every industry thinks it's special, but only finance gets treated that way

Economist John Kay, who writes for the <i>Financial Times</i>, delivered a powerful, eminently readable critique of the finance industry last month at the …

American Capitalism’s Great Crisis

A couple of weeks ago, a poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found something startling: only 19% of Americans ages 18 to 29 …

The New War on Poverty

The 2016 presidential race is revving up, the Supreme Court and National Labor Relations Board are weighing union and workers’ rights cases, and …

If We Don't Change The Way Money Is Created and Distributed, Inequality Will Trigger Social Disorder

<i>Centrally issued money optimizes inequality, monopoly, cronyism, stagnation, low social mobility and systemic instability.</i><p><b>If we don't change the way</b> …

5 things you should know about the Republican welfare state

For the past seven years, I have examined the relationship between political party control of government and changes to the divided American social welfare state. Divided, in this context, means that in the United States and other countries social benefits and services are sometimes provided …

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this …

Ben Carson, Bigot

Yesterday presidential candidate Ben Carson was asked if he could ever support a Muslim president. Carson, channeling a significant portion of the American electorate, said that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.” This proclamation is presently receiving the …

Correspondents Report - The inequality of death: how news coverage can dehumanise us 30/08/2015

ELIZABETH JACKSON: The sad reality is: a fair percentage of our foreign correspondents' daily work involves tragedy of some kind. Often that involves …

Radical austerity’s brutal lies: How Krugman and Chomsky saw through dehumanizing neoliberal spin

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid/AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>The battle in Greece is identical to the one we need to be waging right here for fairness over markets and banks<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>July 8, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>The referendum in Greece refuting the European Union’s unbending insistence on radical austerity as the …

Europe

Letter to My Son

“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”<p><i>And have brought humanity to the edge of oblivion: because they think they are white.</i><p>—James Baldwin<p>Son,<p>Last Sunday the host of a popular news show asked me what it meant to lose my …

5 things Android M finally got right

Today and tomorrow, Google is hosting its developer conference, Google I/O 2015. Like last year, we got to see the next version of Android for the …

Apps

Android TV will display video apps as traditional channels

For Android TV, 2015 could turn out to be a breakout year -- at least that's what Google hopes. But how does the search giant plan to reach those heights? One way is by expanding its home entertainment platform's support for live TV programming, with a new feature called Android Channels. What this …

Google May Have Left The Best Android "M" Feature Out Of The Keynote: Automatic App Data Backup And Restore

This article is part of our <b>Android 6.0 Marshmallow Feature Spotlights</b> series.<p>Yes, it's happening. Dot. Gif. Android apps are <i>finally</i> getting state …

Google reveals Now on Tap, its canny new Android M concierge

Google's trying to make Now even more subservient to your needs with its next version for Android M called Now on Tap. The new digital assistant listens in on your activities and gives you supplemental info like store hours or movie reviews right inside an app or web page. For instance, if a friend …

Google takes the wraps off Expeditions, its amazing new virtual reality tool

Just like Microsoft and Facebook, it looks like Google is going all in on virtual reality technology. Google has created an educational tool called …

Opinion: Your house is no key to Warren Buffett-like riches

Now that the housing crisis is six years past, there’s evidence that people again regard single-family housing as an excellent investment. While one …

[I/O 2015] Chrome Custom Tabs Will Add Easy And Rich Web Content To Any App With Chrome Capabilities

At the Google I/O 2015 keynote address, Google is moving fluidly between broad Android improvements for the upcoming M preview build and more …

[I/O 2015] Android M Developer Preview Is Official, For Nexus 5, 6, 9, And Player

The Android M Developer Preview was just announced at Google I/O during the keynote this morning. Android "M" will focus on "quality end-to-end," …

[I/O 2015] Android M 'Doze Mode' Can Extend Low-Power Operating Time By As Much As 100%

This article is part of our <b>Android 6.0 Marshmallow Feature Spotlights</b> series.<p>Mobile electronics use power. And as the software becomes more complex, …

[I/O 2015] Google Announces Android M With Permission Control, Fingerprint Reader Support, New Low-Power App Mode, And More

This article is part of our <b>Android 6.0 Marshmallow Feature Spotlights</b> series.<p>Just as expected, Google has taken the wraps off the latest iteration of …

[I/O 2015] Android Pay Is Now Official, Will Be Available For KitKat And Newer Devices

While we've been following this rumor for months now, Google made Android Pay official during today's keynote. We first heard the name back in …

[I/O 2015] Google Now On Tap For Android M Will Help You Get Quick Contextual Information Anywhere On The Phone

This article is part of our <b>Android 6.0 Marshmallow Feature Spotlights</b> series.<p>Google Now is based on getting you data that matches your context—your …

[I/O 2015] Android M Will Support Fingerprint Readers For Device Unlocking, Mobile Payments, And App Authentication

This article is part of our <b>Android 6.0 Marshmallow Feature Spotlights</b> series.<p>Google has made fingerprint scanner support in Android official, but of …

[I/O 2015] Android M Will Support App Deep Linking Without That Annoying Selector Prompt

This article is part of our <b>Android 6.0 Marshmallow Feature Spotlights</b> series.<p>We've all seen, probably many times, the common situation where you …

Google Brings Turn-By-Turn Directions To Offline Maps

Google just announced that turn-by-turn directions will soon be accessible from Maps even when you don’t have a data connection.<p>Rounding out a series of announcements about improvements to the offline experience of its major mobile apps for regions without reliable, fast wireless infrastructure, …

Apps

Google debuts Android M, which is all about 'polish and quality'

Like clockwork, Google lifted the veil on Android M at its I/O developer conference today, an event that's traditionally served as the company's launchpad for its mobile OS updates. No, we don't yet know what the "M" stands for (we'd love to see Android Marzipan), but, as usual, that's not stopping …

Android Pay will arrive with Android M, handle payments via NFC

Google SVP Sundar Pichai may have tipped the company's hand on mobile payments back in Barcelona, but he offered little detail on how the system would work. At I/O 2015, though, the folks in Mountain View served up a wealth of details on the matter, including the announcement that Android Pay would …

Google standardizing fingerprint IDs across Android devices

At its I/O conference, Google's just revealed that it will standardize fingerprint ID security across Android M devices, so that manufacturers like Samsung don't need to build their own. That means developers will be able to use an open system that lets you unlock your device, buy with Google Pay, …