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How to Read Aloud to Children

Don’t infantilize. “Talk to a child as you would a friend,” says Jim Dale, 81, an actor and Grammy Award-winning audiobook narrator of more than two dozen children’s books, including “Peter Pan,” “Around the World in 80 Days” and the Harry Potter series. If a passage contains a tricky or antiquated …

Books

Rubio defends his questioning of Comey

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio fired back at criticism that he was protecting President Donald Trump or had struck a deal over Cuba policy with him in return for his line of questioning during former FBI director James Comey's appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.<p>Rubio told POLITICO …

Donald Trump

Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for 97 percent of U.S. drivers

Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions when running.<p>But unless they're charged entirely on renewable energy—still statistically unlikely …

Number one argument against electric cars is now completely debunked

The argument that electric vehicles are just as polluting as gas-powered vehicles because they consume electricity produced from coal plants has been looming over electric vehicles for a long time.<p>It has been debunked on a few occasions and while there are places where the grid is so dirty that it …

Michael Bloomberg: US states and businesses will still meet Paris targets

The United States will meet its Paris accord greenhouse gas targets despite Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has said.<p>A decision by President Trump to pull the US out of Parisand seek renegotiated terms “fair” to America has drawn widespread …

Climate

Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order

Oh no! It seems Apple is "years behind" competitors in Virtual Reality, TV content subscriptions, self driving cars and home voice assistants. That's …

iPhone

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Is The Ideal Efficient Family Hauler

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid[/caption]<p>Since the day that Lee Iacocca and Hal Sperlich rolled out the first Dodge Caravan more than three decades ago, the minivan form factor has remained the ultimate family hauler. With sliding doors, folding/removable seats and an ever-increasing number of …

Electric Vehicles

This AirPods accessory is strangely awesome

Yeah, the AirPods come with their own charging case. But this new Catalyst AirPods Case makes a good case for adding a case to that case.<p>Chances are that if Apple makes a product, someone's going to make an accessory for it. So I wasn't surprised when I saw Catalyst's new AirPods Case ($25), which …

Tech Trends

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review: The Minivan Goes Gloriously Electric

THE TRUMP administration’s decision to soften federal fuel-economy regulations is a fairly straight-up exchange of regulatory relief for the promise of job repatriation in the domestic automotive sector. I get that. And whether or not those jobs ever show up, it’s sort of thrilling to watch the …

Electric Vehicles

Trump claims Obama wiretapped him during campaign; Obama refutes it

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump accused predecessor Barack Obama on Saturday of wiretapping him during the late stages of the 2016 election campaign, but offered no evidence for an allegation which an Obama spokesman said was "simply false".<p>Trump made the accusation in a series …

Donald Trump

Trump is no fascist. He is a champion for the forgotten millions

Obama promised solutions but let the people down. Is it any surprise that they voted for real change?<p>Amid the ongoing protests against President Trump, calls for “resistance” among Democratic politicians and activists, and the overheated rhetoric casting Trump and his supporters as fascists and …

Political Science

The Guardian view on American Christianity: change and decay

Market-driven Christianity has boomed in the US but now it is beginning to bust<p>Is Christianity ceasing to matter in the US? The question might seem absurd in the light of statistics that show a country which still publicly respects religion to an extent difficult for a European to imagine. Fewer …

Christianity

Tesla Motors: Wait, Trump’s Election Win is Good News?

By<p>Updated Nov. 9, 2016 2:57 p.m. ET<p><b>Tesla Motors</b> (TSLA) is getting crushed today as Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election calls …

Tesla

Tesla made more money last quarter than the entire US oil industry made last year

While there are nuances to the claim made in this headline, it is technically true since Tesla announced that it turned a profit of $22 million last quarter while the US oil industry managed to lose $67 billion last year due to its inability to stomach lower gas prices, according to the U.S. Energy …

Elon Musk will unveil an ‘unexpected’ Tesla product next week

It’s Musk’s October surprise.<p>October was already going to be a big month for Elon Musk and Tesla. Two days after releasing the company’s Q3 financial results on Oct. 26, Musk is scheduled to unveil the first product to come out of a collaboration between Tesla and SolarCity, which Tesla is planning …

Tesla's critics are ignoring one of the company's biggest strengths

America hasn't seen a new a major new car company since Chrysler in the 1920s, and in just over a decade, Tesla has gone from being a crazy Silicon Valley dream to a viable automaker that will deliver close to 100,000 vehicles by the end of this year.<p>But Tesla is enduring some serious growing …

The Outlaw's Guide to Back-Road Speed

None of what you're about to read is endorsed or recommended by anybody, least of all me.<p>I was just trying to save myself a little bit of annoyance, but in retrospect I suppose it was like waving a red flag in front of an angry bull. It was late afternoon and I was pulling out onto one of Southern …

Payments tech firm NCR discovers security flaw in chip cards

Chip-enabled credit cards are supposed to be more secure than magnetic stripe cards, because the chip's ability to create dynamic, single-use data is nearly impossible for fraudsters to counterfeit.<p>But at the Black Hat computer security conference, researchers from payments technology firm NCR …

2016 Ford Flex 3.5L EcoBoost AWD

Yes, please, may we have another?<p>It seems like only yesterday that we first extolled the cool-parent virtues of the Ford Flex, but the wagon/crossover box-of-all-trades hit the market as a 2009 model. Neither a high-riding wannabe SUV nor a traditional car-height station wagon, the Flex still …

On the road: 2017 Ford Fusion

The 2017 Ford Fusion has some new tech on the inside and on its underside. Brian Cooley drives the tech-infused car and shows you what's changed and what hasn't in the latest model.

Ford Fusion

Here's How the All Carbon Fiber Alfa 4C Is Built

Modern production of carbon-fiber cars looks so cool.<p>The Alfa Romeo 4C doesn't offer any luxury features, but its light weight, simplicity, and manual steering make it an absolute blast to drive. And despite only having a 237-horsepower four-cylinder under the hood, it's also able to hit 60 mph in …

The 12 best hidden features in the new iPhone update

Although Apple is advertising some of the new abilities your phone just received, like a new mode that makes reading easier at night, many of the best tweaks go unadvertised. Often iPhone users have no idea they even exist.<p>After a week of using iOS 9.3, I went through the change log and forums to …

Chrysler's Pacifica is the first hybrid minivan, and a techie one at that

DETROIT — Chrysler, the brand that invented the minivan, is looking to remake the iconic family-hauler for 2017 with the all-new Pacifica. Although …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

2015 Ford Edge Sport 2.7L EcoBoost AWD

Tranquil and powerful, the new Edge has a lot to recommend it.<p>There are some choices people make that leave you baffled. For example, who bought a brand-new Suzuki X90? Or who went to see <i>Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2</i>? But we aren’t here to condemn these daring consumers—after all, this is the land of the …

7 Exciting iPhone 6 iOS 9 Features

Apple’s iPhone 6 iOS 9 update is due to arrive this fall and many users are already testing out the new iOS 9 features as part of a public beta. The …

How to use Siri with Apple Music

<b>Update March 2017:</b> Added sections for playing Favorites Mix and New Music Mix and a table of contents, Apple Music box, and images for iOS 10. Added …

Massive security flaw may threaten millions of Samsung Galaxy phones

Have a Samsung Galaxy device? Chances are it has a security flaw that lets attackers install malware on it or eavesdrop on your calls, and there's …

Porsche 911 and Nissan 350Z get smoked by unlikely hero

So a Nissan 350Z Procharger and a current Porsche 911 GT3 drive onto the Autobahn together - stop me if you've heard this one before - and they decide to race. We're not sure how much power the Z is packing, but the stock model topped out at 306 horsepower on the last year of its run in 2009. And …