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California Gets Ready To Defy Trump's Washington

With Donald Trump set to become president next month and Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress, California's Democrats believe their state should take the lead in opposing the new administration's priorities.<p>And they have no interest in calls for national unity.<p>"We must be defiant …

Hillary Clinton

China Agrees to Return U.S. Drone as Trump Accuses Them of Stealing the Device

Chinese defense officials say they've reached out to the United States to return its underwater military drone it snatched from the South China Sea — a discovery that ratcheted up tensions in a region rife with disputes.<p>But the ministry warned Saturday that the apparent "hyping up" of the issue by …

AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner for $85bn as Trump slams deal

• Boards of both companies unanimously approve deal<br>• Donald Trump: ‘Deals like this destroy democracy’<p>The telecoms giant AT&T has agreed to pay $85bn to buy the media powerhouse Time Warner and create one of the world’s largest media, TV and telecoms firms.<p>Related: Trump uses Gettysburg address to …

How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Google Assistant

32GB iPhone 7 significantly slower than more expensive versions, tests show

Testing shows 32GB iPhone 7 is slower and Intel-based iPhone 7 Plus has worse signal than 128 or 256GB versions<p>Not all iPhone 7s are born equally, according to new tests, which appear to show the cheapest, 32GB versions are significantly slower than the more expensive 128 or 256GB versions and that …

IPhone 7

Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

A cyberattack that took down large swaths of the internet around the world on Friday was carried out, in part, by unsuspecting devices connected to the internet.<p>Security firm Flashpoint said it believes that digital video recorders and webcams in people's homes were taken over by malware and then, …

Cyber-attacks

Zuckerberg proves he is Facebook's editor by allowing Trump's hate speech

Deciding to make judgments about the newsworthiness of content is a major shift for the social media platform whose CEO insists it is ‘not a media company’<p>Mark Zuckerberg is officially the editor-in-chief of the world’s largest news organization, though he may not know it yet.<p>Two news items on …

Social Media

Apple's Mac Speculation Heats Up As iPhone 7 Catches Fire

<i>This is</i> Fortune’s <i>weekly roundup of the biggest Apple news this week. To see last week’s roundup, click here.</i><p>Apple announced plans this week for a …

AT&T to buy HBO, CNN, and the rest of Time Warner for more than $80 billion

Deal includes Batman<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that AT&T has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner for more than $80 billion. News of the merger first surfaced on Friday, when <i>Reuters</i> and <i>Bloomberg</i> reported that the deal could top $85 billion. If successful, AT&T will gain control of huge …

Apple's October 27th event is reportedly all about laptops

We hope you weren't expecting a new iMac or Mac Pro at Apple's "Hello Again" event... you might be disappointed. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a mostly good track record for Apple rumors) now expects that the October 27th media gathering will focus solely on MacBooks. The highlight …

MacBook Air

President Obama to Donald Trump About ‘Rigged’ Elections: ‘Stop Whining’

Melania Trump Defends Donald: He Was ‘Egged On’ to Make Lewd Comments

Melania Trump defended Donald Trump against allegations that he sexually assaulted women, saying in a rare interview Monday night that her husband was "egged on" to make lewd comments about women that were caught on tape in 2005.<p>"I believe my husband," she said of his insistence that the women who …

Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica, Haiti

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history roared over the open Caribbean Sea on Saturday on a course …

Rainfall

iPhone 7 Plus Now Takes '3D' Photos With iOS App

The iPhone 7 Plus camera offers many features not available on the standard 4.7-inch model, but now the popular third-party camera app, ProCam 4 is using the phone’s dual cameras in an innovative way to produce 3D-like images.<p>Known as ‘wigglegrams’ the images work by exploiting the slight …

Three French special forces soldiers die in Libya

François Hollande’s announcement of deaths of unnamed soldiers confirms for first time that Paris has special forces in Libya<p>Three French special forces soldiers have died in a helicopter crash in Libya, François Hollande has said, the first western special forces killed in the country.<p>The three, …

US election 2016: Hillary Clinton wins Puerto Rico primary

<b>Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has won the primary in the US territory of Puerto Rico.</b><p>Projections give her more than 60% of the vote, compared with just over 35% for her rival, Bernie Sanders.<p>Mrs Clinton is now less than 30 delegates short of the 2,383 needed to win the nomination, …

Government

Supreme Court rejects Google appeal in class action lawsuit from advertisers

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Google to throw out a class action lawsuit from California advertisers.<p>Those advertisers are alleging that by not informing them that ads purchased through the company’s AdWords program might appear on error pages and parked domains, Google …

Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party and casting herself as the beneficiary of generations who fought for …

Louisville, forever changed by Muhammad Ali, prepares to bury him

Louisville took the blow like a champ: still on its feet. Fists up. Still jawing. On Sunday morning at 22nd Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, the Reverend Larry Williams stood before the congregation at Zion Baptist Church and prayed: “We ask for strength for the family of the great Muhammad …

HTC A16 leaked: looking to the stars, but bringing back the bar

With Mobile World Congress mere <i>days</i> away, the time for leaks has long been upon the smartphone space with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and LG’s G5 receiving the lion’s share of the spotlight. Though not expected to launch quite yet, things in HTC’s camp have also been dripping their way to the media, with …

US files motion to force Apple to unlock San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone

The US Department of Justice filed a motion seeking to compel Apple to comply with a judge’s order for the company to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, calling the tech giant’s refusal a “marketing strategy.”<p>The filing escalated a showdown between the Obama …