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'I feel badly for General Flynn': Trump sympathizes with disgraced former aide

Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of lying ‘many times’ to the FBI as his lawyer claims a president cannot obstruct justice<p>Donald Trump said on Monday he “feels badly” for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI, and claimed without evidence …

Richard Thaler: 5 crucial money saving and life wisdoms from the 2017 Economic Nobel Prize winner

For much of the 20th century, many economists assumed people behaved rationally and in their own self-interest. If a person goes to the store and is …

20 gadgets under $20 that you'll actually use every day

There are plenty of products out there that cost less than $20, but most of them never get used. A USB drive that works in outer space? Can’t imagine …

The founders of Robinhood, a no-fee stock-trading app, were initially rejected by 75 venture capitalists — now their startup is worth $1.3 billion

It's hard getting funding for a startup, but it's even harder when the product doesn't exist yet, still requires regulatory approval, and is being launched during a recession.<p>But after 75 investor pitches, the founders of a commission-free stock-trading app, Robinhood , found a few willing venture …

Startups

Connect with these 35 IFTTT-friendly smart devices (pictures)

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills .</i>

Software

How to stream your video collection to any device

It’s like Netflix on your PC<p>As great as Netflix is, movies and shows don't stick around on the service forever. As licensing deals renew or expire, Netflix loses old videos and gains new ones—which means that, on any given day, you might look up your favorite TV show only to find it's gone.<p>For a …

Smart TV

Here Are Some of the Craziest Tax Deductions Ever Claimed -- Successfully!

Most people would do anything to lower their taxes, even if it means pushing their creativity to the limit. Ask any seasoned accountant, and you'll hear stories of folks who tried to claim the most insane deductions imaginable -- like the man who tried to write off the cost of hiring an arsonist to …

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Trading

Elon Musk's Neuralink will plug AI into your brain

Somewhere between rolling out new Teslas, launching re-usable rockets and digging a tunnel under Los Angeles, Elon Musk managed to start yet another new company. According to a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report, Musk's latest project is called Neuralink and its goal is to explore technology that can make …

Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and 13 other banks hiring for high-paying jobs like crazy right now

Those three companies are doing some of the heaviest hiring for high-paying jobs in the US, according to Indeed .<p>The job-search engine compiled a list of big banks trying to fill the most full-time jobs that pay more than $100,000. The salary data is a combination of company and user input.<p>Here are …

Bank of America

Google’s newest innovation will make your internet feel significantly faster

You might not sense it immediately, but Google just made the internet faster. And you won’t have to upgrade computers or internet subscriptions to …

How to take your kids to Disney World for free (almost)

Anyone with kids understands that Disney World is a vacation they need to take at least once. After all, it’s the happiest place on earth. The only …

Personal Finance

The Eight Power Centers Of The Trump Administration

From the Bannon Wing to the Bureaucrats<p>Whenever a new administration starts, top aides to the president battle for authority and power, and the …

CONSUMER REPORTS: The new YouTube TV service looks like a great deal

The plan grants you access to live TV from more than 40 providers, including all the major networks.<p>It has a nice selection of cable channels—Disney, ESPN, FX, Fox News, MSNBC, National Geographic, and USA—and even some regional sports networks. And you can add Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus for an …

What Going To Mars Will Do To Our Bodies

It’s hard to anticipate every health problem that might occur on a trip to Mars, which could span years. But NASA is trying. It has a list of 100 …

Snap valued above $30B as shares pop more than 40% in public trading debut

Snap shares began trading more than 40 percent higher than its original IPO price this morning — opening at $24 per share — as the company made its debut as a publicly traded company on the NYSE.<p>After months of hand-wringing, Snap’s IPO has now set the stage for not just what people will be …

Wall Street

Wearable for your dick wants to measure thrusts, girth and warn you about STIs

These days you can track just about anything with the aid of a wearable device — your steps, your calories burned, and even how soundly you sleep at …

Wearable Tech

Watch the trailer for Netflix's new $90 million fantasy-thriller starring Will Smith

Netflix is betting big on its latest blockbuster, "Bright," starring Will Smith. It's a cop thriller set in an alternate universe where humans, orcs, elves and fairies co-exist. A routine patrol has Will Smith's character uncovering a "darkness" that will alter the future.<p>Netflix reportedly paid …

Entertainment

I'm a Silicon Valley liberal, and I traveled across the country to interview 100 Trump supporters — here's what I learned

After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.<p>This was a surprisingly interesting and helpful experience — I highly recommend it. With three exceptions, I found something to …

Silicon Valley

Influencers: Instagram Is the Most Engaging Platform (Report)

Influencer marketing has come into its own this year, with marketers and influencers gaining a better understanding of the power it holds. However, …

Use this hack to create custom Google Home alarms

While Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) is packed with features, one aspect of the speaker that seems underutilized is its alarm function.<p>You could argue that an alarm doesn't <i>need</i> many features to wake someone up -- just a loud noise at a specific time. But if you want to wake up to music -- or any …

Netflix now lets Android users download movies and shows onto SD storage

Small feature, big convenience<p>It was a truly glorious day when Netflix announced offline downloads, but maybe less impactful for those of you with limited storage on your smartphone or tablet. Today Netflix is taking a step to help Android users stuck in that situation; you can now store those …

Amazon's New Credit Card Primed To Disrupt Retail

In July 1995, when Amazon sold its first book, <i>Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies</i> by Douglas Hofstadter, few could have predicted the disruptions that would follow.<p>One-click purchasing. Drones. Amazon Prime. Amazon Go.<p>Yesterday, Amazon announced its latest benefit for Amazon Prime members: an …

eCommerce

Windows 10 will soon lock your PC when you step away from it

Microsoft is working on a new Windows 10 feature that will automatically lock and secure a PC when the operating system detects someone has moved away from the machine. The feature is labelled as Dynamic Lock in recent test builds of Windows 10, and Windows Central reports that Microsoft refers to …

Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

The new documentary, Command and Control, digs into the forgotten near-miss and premieres January 10th on PBS<p>Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing …

College team surprisingly good at 'swimming' through snow in Speedos

You got to hand it to these swimmers from Georgia Tech: they're dedicated to swimming no matter what the conditions.<p>When the school's planned …

Intel's credit card-sized 'Compute Card' makes old devices feel new again

It’s not much to look at, but Intel’s ‘Compute Card’ could revolutionize consumer technology by making your old — but still functional — tech feel ‘new’ again.<p>What is it?<p>The Compute Card is essentially a full computer — SoC, memory, storage, various input/output options, and wireless connectivity. …

U.S. loses bid to overturn AmEx antitrust decision

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the U.S. government's request that it reconsider its decision allowing American Express Co to stop merchants from encouraging customers to use rival cards that charge lower fees.<p>Without comment, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand its Sept. …