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Xbox One and Project Scorpio will support mixed reality headsets next year

Microsoft is planning to support mixed reality headsets on Xbox One and the upcoming Project Scorpio console in 2018. The software giant revealed the launch timing at the Games Developers Conference this week, while shipping Windows Mixed Reality (previously Windows Holographic) headsets to …

Augmented Reality

Chevrolet is the first big carmaker to offer an unlimited data plan

It’s not just big carriers offering unlimited data plans these days — carmaker Chevrolet has now got in on the act, announcing today that it would offer an unlimited 4G LTE plan for drivers to use inside their cars. The plan is available from March 3rd, and will cost $20 a month. For that price, …

Automotive Industry

Microsoft now lets anyone create and publish Xbox games

With the new Xbox Live Creators Program<p>Microsoft today announced a new initiative to let any game developer create and sell games on its Xbox platform without having to go through any of the company’s preexisting channels. The Xbox Live Creators Program, as it’s called, is designed to let an indie …

Xbox

The 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards: how to watch gaming’s big award show online

The Game Developers Choice Awards are basically the Oscars of gaming, when the industry comes together and a group of specially selected members vote on the best video games of the year. It’s a night when the entire gaming community comes to celebrate the developers, designers, and companies that …

Indie Gaming

Allo now makes it easier to bring Google Assistant into conversations

The Google Assistant is the one truly unique feature that Allo — one of Google’s many chat apps — has going for it, and today Google is making the feature even more prominent.<p>In an update to Allo for Android today, Google is placing a button to access the Assistant right in the little box where you …

Apps

ICYMI: Ford's Autolivery is the future of delivery

Today on In Case You Missed It: Ford used virtual reality to demo its "Autolivery" concept service at Mobile World Congress. The package delivery system of the future would consist of a self-driving van and a drone working together to deliver parcels and orders right to your door -- even if your …

Yahoo hackers accessed 32 million accounts with forged cookies

In a regulatory filing, Yahoo revealed some additional details about data breaches that have affected over a billion accounts. Among that information is the news that hackers who obtained Yahoo's code and were able to create their own cookies were able to access 32 million accounts through 2015 and …

FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.<p>But a White …

Donald Trump

Trump tells conservative gathering that his supporters are the GOP’s future

The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual gathering of conservative politicians, journalists and celebrities.<p>The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual gathering of conservative politicians, journalists and celebrities.<p>In a freewheeling speech with echoes of his …

Donald Trump

Flynn resigns amid controversy over Russia contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, an abrupt end to a brief tenure.<p>His departure came just after reports surfaced that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials …

Donald Trump

Vizio settles with FTC, will pay $2.2 million and delete user data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced that smart TV maker Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a case involving the TVs’ data collection techniques. Vizio allegedly collected data on what people viewed on 11 million of its TVs and then shared the data with third parties …

ECB sees seeds of next crisis in Trump deregulation plan | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank rejected U.S. accusations of currency manipulation on Monday and warned that deregulating the banking industry, now being openly discussed in Washington, could sow the seeds of the next financial crisis.<p>Arguing that lax regulation had been a key cause …

Economy
Immigration

Donald Trump should not be allowed to speak in UK parliament, says Speaker

Government sources describe John Bercow’s comments about US president as ‘hugely political and out of line’<p>Donald Trump is unfit to address MPs, according to the Speaker of the House of Commons, who said that he would refuse to invite the US president to speak at Westminster because of parliament’s …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

How Conservatives Can Save America

If properly understood and marshaled, they “can be a liberal democracy's strongest bulwark against the dangers posed by intolerant social movements.”<p>Conservatives can save America in 2017.<p>That’s my takeaway from a passage that I haven’t stopped thinking about since Donald Trump’s election. It …

Political Science

How the Senate's once-revered traditions are falling victim to partisan divide

For those outside Washington, government institutions seem equally dysfunctional. Inside the Beltway, however, the Senate occupies a somewhat special place.<p>The upper chamber is often revered – especially by its own members — as a more thoughtful, deliberate and collaborative body, where respect for …

Donald Trump 'taking steps to abolish Environmental Protection Agency'

Myron Ebell, a key presidential aide, said climate education material could be ‘withdrawn’ and review of car fuel efficiency standards could be reopened<p>Donald Trump will work towards the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency – and any employees cleaving to the Obama era should be “very …

Clean Technology

How Worried Should Environmentalists Be About Trump?

We asked former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Here’s what’s keeping her up at night.<p>In the predawn hours on the fifth morning of the Trump administration, seven environmental activists began scaling a 300-foot-tall construction crane a few blocks northeast of the White House. Reaching the top, …

Clean Technology

Trump Makes Unannounced Trip to Honor Fallen Navy SEAL

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — Assuming the somber duties of commander in chief, President Donald Trump made an unannounced trip Wednesday to honor the returning remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in a weekend raid in Yemen.<p>Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, a 36-year-old from …

Donald Trump

Trump puts Iran 'on notice' after ballistic missile test

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has put Iran "on notice," echoing comments from his top national security adviser that the U.S. will act against Iran unless it stops testing ballistic missiles and supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen.<p>Trump and his national …

South Asia

Trump has fired the acting attorney general who ordered Justice Dept. not to defend president’s travel ban

President Trump fired acting attorney general Sally Yates on Monday night after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend his immigration order temporarily banning entry into the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world.<p>In a news …

Donald Trump

Australia struggles to save refugee agreement after Trump's fury at 'dumb deal'

Malcolm Turnbull adamant that resettlement of up to 1,250 refugees detained by Australia will take place, but some officials say privately deal now ‘can’t survive’<p>Australia is scrambling to save its agreement to resettle refugees in the US after Donald Trump raged publicly at “a dumb deal” and told …

Donald Trump

Obama 'fundamentally disagrees' with Trump's immigration order

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's executive order curbing immigration in a statement on Monday, backing protesters who have taken to the nation's airports to express their displeasure with Trump's action on Friday.<p>"The President fundamentally disagrees with …

Immigration

United Nations urges Trump to keep door open for refugees

Two UN migration agencies have called on the US to continue helping people fleeing war and persecution. The appeal comes after US President Donald …

North Africa

A murder shocks Iceland and dents women's sense of safety

<b>Iceland is united in grief. The body of a young woman, Birna Brjansdottir, was found washed up on a desolate, cold beach last weekend.</b><p>Birna, 20, had been reported missing over a week before.<p>Such murder cases are rare in a country with one of the world's lowest crime rates and a population of …

Crime

Japan Looks To Space Technology To Defend Itself From North Korea

Japan’s Defense Minister has been seeking a fresh response to the North Korean missile and nuclear dilemmas since late last year. Confronted with new moves by North Korea at the start of 2017, Tokyo’s home-grown responses are most likely to show up in the space realm.<p>In a new year’s address to the …

North Korea