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China Cancels Military Meeting With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute

HONG KONG — State-run newspapers in Vietnam and China reported in recent days that senior military officials from the two countries would hold a fence-mending gathering along a border where their militaries fought a brief but bloody war in 1979.<p>But Tuesday, the scheduled start of the gathering, …

China

Elon Musk wants to link computers to our brains to prevent an existential threat to humanity

Elon Musk is a busy guy.<p>He's developing electric vehicles, self-driving cars, tunnel-boring infrastructure technology, and re-usable rockets (with the goal of getting humans to Mars).<p>Given Musk's ambitiousness, it's not totally surprising that he is also launching a company that will look into ways …

Singularity

Twitter gets some sweet design updates across all its apps

Working off of feedback from users for a year, Twitter has made some welcome design updates to its web and mobile apps, as well as to TweetDeck and Twitter Lite.<p>First off, there are simpler icons for things like replying to tweets (it’s now a chat bubble instead of a backward-facing arrow), and …

Apps

Adam West, who played TV's 'Batman,' dies at 88

Actor Adam West, who originated the role of Batman through the kitschy 1960s TV series, died Friday at age 88, his family posted on Twitter.<p>While Christian Bale might be the actor that Gen Xers and Millennials most closely associate with the Caped Crusader, for baby boomers, it has been and will …

Comic Books

Man's encounter with shark caught on video Video

Parker Simpson was spearfishing in Key West, Florida, when he was attacked.

100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

What makes a great hip-hop song?<p>By<p>99. Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins, "Get Low"<p>"Get Low" was the Number Two hit that signaled …

Parineeti Chopra is actually a singer: Sachin-Jigar, who composed her new song

Musician duos have nearly always found themselves doing well in Bollywood, and the combination of Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya is no exception. …

Bollywood

Amazon launches a low-cost version of Prime for customers on government assistance

Amazon announced today it’s making its Prime membership program more affordable to customers on government assistance programs, including food stamps. The program, which requires that customers have a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to qualify, will bring the cost of Prime down from …

Customers

Apple's WWDC 2017: Everything Coming To Apple Music

At its annual WWDC event yesterday, Apple unveiled plenty of exciting new tools, updates and even a smart speaker which could push that industry to new heights. During the lengthy program, high-ranking representatives also shared what is set to come to Apple Music, its namesake streaming service. A …

Apple

Microsoft's Windows 10: Some coming features emerge amid the test-build mess

Some Windows 10 testers got a surprise on June 1 when Microsoft pushed out inadvertently internal test builds of the coming Fall Creators Update. …

The 20 best songs of 2017 (so far)

<i>With the first six months of 2017 behind us, EW is rounding up the best songs of the year (so far), ranging from Lorde’s catchy comeback “Green</i> …

Is Trump sending a message by withdrawing from the Paris climate accord? Video

ABC News' Amna Nawaz talks to Rick Klein about Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.