James Reid

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Was the Iroquois Great Law of Peace the Source for the U.S. Constitution?

Back in 1744, colonial leaders from Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland met with a delegation from what at the time was one of the great powers on …

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

When he lost his dog, this elderly man must have thought he was alone in the world

The world showed him otherwise.<p>80-year-old Ken holds his dog, Zack, for the last time. (Photo: Carol Burt)<p>Not many people at the mobile home …

Last Ghastly Moments At The Little Bighorn

So much has been written about the Battle of the Little Bighorn that it would seem that everything that can be said about it is already known. But …

World History

Philips Hue outdoor lights will be available in July, with three products on offer

Philips teased back in January that it would be launching outdoor Hue lights later in the year, and it has now provided details of the products – including pricing and availability.<p>The company says that it will be offering three types of outdoor lights in the USA and Europe in July …<p>Extending the …

Why Generation Z is less Christian than ever -- and why that's good news

Gen Z—the generation following the millennials—is the least Christian generation to date, according to a new Barna study – 34 percent of Gen Z’s religious affiliation is either atheist, agnostic or none. In fact, teens 13-18 years old are twice as likely as adults to say they are atheist. And just …

How to make your iPhone speakers louder [Quick Tips]

Apple improves the speakers in iPhones, iPads and iPods with each release — usually making them louder than the previous generation. Still, people constantly complain that iPhones are not loud enough.<p>In our latest Quick Tips video, I’ll show you a super-easy way to boost those tiny speakers. Check …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

Amazon Echo has transformed the way I live in my apartment — here are my 19 favorite features

Mark Lennihan/AP I activated my Amazon Echo for the first time over two years ago, in December 2015. It's since become one of my favorite tech gadgets ever.<p>Amazon's family of Echo speakers are popular gifts right now, so many people are activating their Echo units for the first time.<p>Here's what you …

Smart Homes

Peeling back the layers of Hillary Clinton’s deceit

For law enforcement, Congress and even journalists, exposing misdeeds is like peeling an onion. Each layer you remove gets you closer to the truth.<p>So …

Reporter May Have Discovered Clotilda, The Last American Slave Ship

The bow, the stem and the ribs of the ship stretched into the Alabama sky in plain sight for nearly a century, but weather and time eventually buried the wooden vessel below the muddy waters of the Tenslaw Delta. Until last month when the "bomb cyclone" blasted an unusually cold northern wind …

Black History

This is how democracies die | Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Venezuela

Someone just created a site to make browsing Netflix easier

Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.<p>Reddit user …

America is spiritually bankrupt. We must fight back together | Cornel West

The undeniable collapse of integrity, honesty and decency in our public and private life has fueled racial hatred and contempt<p>We live in one of the darkest moments in American history – a bleak time of spiritual blackout and imperial meltdown. Exactly 25 years ago, in my book Race Matters, I tried …

Donald Trump

The 11,500-year-old skeleton of a baby girl offers clues on how the Americas first came to be populated

A six-week old infant who died some 11,500 years ago in central Alaska is now providing clues about how the Americas first came to be populated.<p>Genomic data from remains of the girl - named "Xach'itee'aanenh T'eede Gaay" (Sunrise Girl-Child) by the local indigenous community - broadly support a …

Nuheara's wireless earbuds can also help you hear better

Now that the truly-wireless earbuds craze is here, companies are looking to find ways to stand out from the crowd. Thanks to the Over-the Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, the US government freed up access to certain assisted hearing devices in a move that should also make them more affordable. At …

Perfect for that eureka moment: the best LED light bulbs to light up the night

Today’s LED light bulbs showcase some bright ideas (pun intended). Manufacturers design household LED bulbs that have the potential to last for …

This Simple Device Lets You Connect Your TV to Any Bluetooth Speakers or Headphones

This Bluetooth transmitter allows you to enjoy quality audio from your TV without disrupting others in the room. Find out more about this device from</i> …

This family of 5 has been sailing around the world for 9 years

The Gifford family left their home in Washington in 2008 to sail around the world. They have not stopped since. We met up with them in the summer of 2016 in Noank, Connecticut to learn their story and to see how they all live on a 47-foot sailboat.<p>Follow the Giffords on their journey.<p>Special thanks …

Fincantieri teams up with Hot Lab for 113m Ganimede concept

Italian yard Fincantieri has released full details of its latest yacht concept, the 113 metre Ganimede, which was developed in collaboration with …

Team Obama’s stunning cover-up of Russian crimes

It turns out the Obama administration knew the Russians were engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion in order to gain control of US atomic …

Hillary Clinton

Archaeologists Strike Gold at the Site of a Mysterious 5th-Century Massacre

New discoveries deepen the enigma of Sweden’s Sandby borg.<p>Barely four miles off the Swedish coast, in the indigo Baltic Sea, the rocky island of …

The iOS 11 hidden tricks you absolutely need to learn right now

iOS 11 is officially out, which means you can install it on your iPhone and iPad right now to experience some of the things Apple has been working …

How to Use the New iPad Dock in iOS 11

iOS 11 is an update that brings a much improved user experience to the iPad, and front and center is a new dock. The new dock not only houses far more apps, much like the dock on the Mac, but it also much improves multitasking by allowing iPad users to quickly open apps and switch between</i> …

Apps

How to Use the New Live Photo Effects in iOS 11

One of many changes and improvements contained in the upcoming iOS 11 update for iPhones and iPads is the ability to add effects to Live Photos. The …

Beta Testing

5 Ways the iPhone 8 Will Change iPhones Forever

Next month, Apple is slated to unveil its highly anticipated, premium flagship: the iPhone 8 (a.k.a iPhone Edition, X or Pro). And while it’s easy to …

The Last Voyage of the SS El Faro

Sneak Peek: Costa Rica’s Must-See Stretch of Coastline is Getting a $100 Million Eco-Luxe Upgrade

A completely refreshed Four Seasons Costa Rica will be the crown jewel of the stunning Peninsula Papagayo<p>Perched on a strait of back-to-back sandy …

Central America

What Is ‘Dunkirk’? Everything You Need To Know About the World War II Battle

Christopher Nolan is back with a brand new film this weekend and it’s already earning rave reviews from critics. <i>Dunkirk</i> is a tightly constructed ode …

Streaming

How to get started with an Alexa smart home

If you're a regular reader here at CNET, then you've probably noticed an awful lot of stories about Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa -- particularly the many ways in which she can take control of the connected home.<p>There's good reason for that. Voice control has become the smart home's gateway drug …

Smart Homes