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Bitfi is threatening the hackers who hacked its ‘unhackable’ crypto-wallet

This is getting ugly. It appears the creators of the purportedly (but not really) “unhackable” cryptocurrency wallet Bitfi, endorsed by John McAfee, have sent veiled threats to the security researchers that hacked the device.<p>In a now-deleted tweet, Bitfi warned the researchers (one of whom is only …

McAfee

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'

<i>This is the first part of the series,"Escape from the Mayo Clinic." Read the second part here.</i> Also, read how CNN reported this story.<p><b>Sherburn, Minnesota (CNN) —</b> In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and …

Mayo Clinic

The Trump administration is ensnared in another border dispute — this time with Canada

OTTAWA — Canadians often boast that their 5,525-mile boundary with the United States is the longest undefended border in the world. But tempers have frayed on at least one small stretch.<p>Machias Seal Island is a 20-acre, treeless island teeming with puffins, razorbills, terns, eiders and other …

Canada

15 Weird Things The Mormons Believe

If someone was choking, would you do the Heimlich or say a prayer? You’ll be surprised that many people would do the latter.<p>In the words of the late …

Weird

8 Fruits and Vegetables You Shouldn't Be Refrigerating

By Alex Delany<p>Keep them on the counter, people!<p>In an ideal world, you’d never need to put produce in the fridge. You’d go to the market before each meal, pick up your locally-grown vegetables, walk home, unpack, and start cooking right away. There’d be no need for refrigeration at all. And that …

Tomatoes

Melania Trump's parents are sworn in as US citizens

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump's parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens on Thursday, completing a legal path to citizenship that their son-in-law has suggested eliminating.<p>Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, took the citizenship oath at a private ceremony in New York City. The …

Donald Trump

For young football players, too much water can be just as bad not enough

Overhydration presents a real health hazard<p>With August football practice fast approaching, every coach’s favorite cheer will be to “stay hydrated” and “keep urine clear” during the summer heat.<p>In 2017, a University of Texas football coach created a urine-based “Longhorn Football Hydration Chart,” …

High School Football

To Syria And Back: How 2 Women Escaped Their Radicalized Husbands

By her own account, Samantha Sally had a comfortable life for years in Elkhart, Ind., with her Moroccan husband and their children.<p>But on a family vacation to Turkey in 2015, Sally says her husband, Moussa Elhassani, tricked the entire family into crossing the border into Syria.<p>She described that …

George Washington

3D-Printed Guns Are Legal in America Starting Tomorrow

Starting August 1, Americans will able to legally manufacture both guns and gun parts from their homes. It’s a move that can potentially put guns …

Guns

The Top 10: Bizarre Lyrics of National Anthems

Prompted by the World Cup, Stewart Wood suggested this list and offered the first. There is rather a lot of martial smiting and insulting of enemies, …

Top 10

Russian kids play war in military summer camps

At Russia's military summer camps, children are trading city comforts for Kalashnikovs and camouflage. In a country where patriotism and nationalism …

Russia

This Doctor’s Brutally Honest Sign About Not Vaccinating Your Kids Is Going Viral

An Australian doctor has gone viral for her message on viruses. Two years ago Dr. Rachel Heap, of the Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters (NRVS) …

Intensive Care

Paul McCartney returns to Liverpool's Cavern Club for surprise gig

LONDON — Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney plays such big gigs that even if you get a ticket you'll probably have to watch him through binoculars.<p>So it was unsurprising that he sparked a frenzy Thursday by treating a very, very select group of fans to a rare, symbolic and altogether more intimate …

Paul McCartney

When the Commodore 64 Ruled Personal Computing

In the early 1980s—when the average cost of a personal computer was $2700, and the average American earned just over $14,500 per year—Jack Tramiel …

Domestic Violence

Where Will You Be for the Aquapocalypse?

21 of the planet's 37 aquifers are on the verge of collapse.<p>While we’re on the subject of the environment, let’s open another installment of our continuing series, <i>Water: How Does It Work Anyway?</i> In <i>The New York Times,</i> we discover that those daffy Chinese climate hoaxers are helping Arizona build a …

United Arab Emirates

Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Your diet soda might just be worse than a regular one.<p>There are a lot of myths about artificial sweeteners. The main one is that they’re actually better for you than regular sugar. Low-calorie sweeteners have been around for decades now, and we’re finally at a point where we’ve studied them enough …

Diabetes

Dr. Seuss might have written the Lorax after seeing these creatures in Kenya

Seeing these mustachioed monkeys during an episode of writer’s block gave Theodor Seuss Geisel the inspiration he needed to write his memorable ecological fable.<p>He is the Lorax. He speaks for the truffula trees. His origins are never explicitly addressed in the illustrated children’s book that …

Monkeys

Why can't I use my dog's tick prevention medicine?

The treatment isn't toxic to us, but it still wouldn't work very well.<p>Tick season is in full swing, which means the tiny pinhead buggers are likely lurking in the tall grass along your hiking trail or clinging to the overgrown bushes in the woods by your home. For humans, regular tick checks are …

Pest Control

Block ads at home using Pi-hole and a Raspberry Pi

<i>Today’s blog post comes from Jacob Salmela, creator of Pi-hole, a network-wide ad blocker used by Raspberry Pi enthusiasts to block advertisements on</i> …

Raspberry Pi

Some Aviation History Is on the Verge of Being Lost in Ohio

In the history of powered flight, few places are as significant as Dayton, Ohio, the home of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the brothers who invented, built and flew the first successful airplane.<p>Dayton is where they created the plane that they so famously tested during a 12-second flight from Kitty …

National Parks

Ford is saying goodbye to cars and hello to batteries

Ford made waves recently when it announced it would stop producing cars (except for the iconic Mustang) -- in favor of SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles -- for the United States. It wasn't a big surprise and if anything it was expected since SUV and truck sales are growing while car sales …

Electric Vehicles

Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump.<p>The pardon is raising concerns that it will encourage others to actively …

Donald Trump

Concerned mom secretly recorded her son's kindergarten teacher to back up bullying claim

A South Florida mother, concerned that her son's kindergarten teacher was inhibiting his emotional well-being, secretly recorded the teacher and recently went public with her concerns.<p>Excerpts of the recordings, as presented by the Miami Herald in a Facebook post, claim the teacher called students …

Seven utilities to make your Windows PC more powerful

Microsoft is building some of these features right into Windows 10<p>Last week on Processor we covered a bunch of utilities for the Mac and, as promised, here’s the Windows 10 side of things. As with the last piece, I wanted to focus in on <i>utilities</i> instead of apps — little tools that improve how you …

Report: The NSA has secret spy hubs in major U.S. cities

The Intercept has uncovered an NSA operation many of us never knew existed: the operation of eight secret spy hubs in major U.S. cities.<p>Public …

Awesome New DARPA Ground X-Vehicle Technology Demonstrated

A new video has been released by the researchers at DARPA providing a quick glimpse at what you can expect from the new technologies and designs that …

AT&T again offers $1,000 credit for BOGO iPhone X deal

From now until June 19, AT&T is offering a second 64GB iPhone X for free if users get one at full price — repeating a deal it offered in …

AT&T offers BOGO Free iPhone X, T-Mobile gives $700 GC w/ 2x iPhone purchase

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Through this weekend, AT&T is currently offering <b>buy one get one free</b> on iPhone X. All you have to do is purchase your two new …

Why You’ll Want to Change Your Socks After Airport Security

There’s only one thing that Mack, an emergency-room doctor in a major US city, always makes sure he brings with him to the airport, in addition to …

This computer can do more calculations per second than the world's population could do in a year

<b>(CNN) —</b> Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to make 200,000 trillion calculations in a single second!<p>Meet Summit, the world's most powerful supercomputer.<p>After five years of ceding dominance to China, the United States is (unofficially) back on top, thanks to this …

High Performance Computing