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Ryan Zinke defends use of 'konnichiwa' comment to Japanese-American congresswoman

SASABE, Ariz. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Saturday dismissed criticism of his use of the remark "konnichiwa" to address a congresswoman of Japanese descent when she asked him about funding to preserve World War II internment camps.<p>Zinke's remark drew immediate backlash on social media. On …

Forests

Trump’s adversaries steal the spotlight after wild 24 hours

Stormy Daniels and Andrew McCabe have a bigger platform than ever before.<p>Donald Trump’s supporters want to see porn actress Stormy Daniels and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe silenced and sidelined. But after an explosive 24 hours that featured an unprecedented legal threat from a sitting …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Lawyer: It’s Time to End the Mueller Probe

The president’s personal attorney hopes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein follows ‘the brilliant and courageous example’ of Sessions, who just …

21 Photos Of Cats Sneezing That Will Make You Laugh

Gesundheit, kitties.

prettytechie

The best Android apps you can't get on iPhone in 2016

Reuters<p>One of the best things about Android is that apps have a lot more freedom compared iPhone apps.<p>Some of the most innovative Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple simply wouldn't allow.<p>These apps let you hack your smartphone's LED lights for custom …

Apps

This Home Appliance Store Lets You Try Every Product Before Deciding to Buy It

California-based retailer Pirch is setting a new standard in shopping for home appliances by allowing customers to test products first hand in its …

The Internet Can’t Figure Out Who Is Hugging Who In This Viral Optical Illusion

The first rule of Hug Club, is always speak about Hug Club: hugs are infectious, and by just merely evoking the name of the (welcomed) groping maneuver, you may receive one. Second rule of Hug Club is OH MY GOD THAT GUY’S FEET! They’re backwards! And they’re not the same color as the rest of him. …

Optical Illusions

Ingenious Homemade Air Conditioner Ideas

Get creative to stay cool.<p>These homemade air-conditioner designs take the mystery out of cold-air production. Some are complicated, some are cheap and simple, some run on alternative energy, and the last one is so out there that you'll just have to try it. Check out the links below to our favorite …

Northern California

Exclusive: How Canadian Police Intercept and Read Encrypted BlackBerry Messages

The RCMP intercepted and decrypted over one million messages.<p>Imagine for a moment that everybody's front door has the same key. Now imagine that the police have a copy of that key, and can saunter into your living room to poke around your belongings while you're out, and without your knowledge.<p>By …

Privacy

TECH TIPS: Soldering Basics for the Absolute Beginner

Soldering is a method of using a conductive material (solder) to connect a wire with another device, such as another wire, a 1/4 inch plug, a guitar …

North Korea prepares medium-range missile for test – report

South Korean news agency says Musudan mobile launch system spotted on east coast is not known to have flown previously<p>North Korea has deployed one or two medium-range ballistic missiles on the east coast, possibly preparing for launch on or around Friday, the anniversary of the birth of the …

North Korea

Arachnio Open Source Arduino Based Board With Integrated WiFi (video)

Anyone looking for a small development board based on the Arduino platform that is also equipped with wireless connectivity, may be interested in the …

5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse

The universe we live in may not be the only one out there. In fact, our universe could be just one of an infinite number of universes making up a …

Dark Matter

MKBHD knifes the G Flex, heals it with a little body heat

YouTube personality Marques Brownlee, aka MKBHD, got his hands on an LG G Flex review unit and proceeded to put it to the test.<p>The G Flex may not be the world’s first curved smartphone (the Galaxy Round snatched that title), but it sure has a couple of amazing features we haven’t seen on any other …

Amazing

DisplayMate’s Nexus 7 vs Fire HDX vs iPad Mini comparison: one tablet disappoints

DisplayMate, a company that specializes in testing and calibrating displays of all types, published its latest shootout, pitching three of the best small form factor tablets on the market: the Nexus 7 (2013), the Kindle Fire HDX 7”, and the new iPad Mini.<p>The display experts looked at several …

iPad Mini

Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal

Nokia shareholders have approved a deal allowing Microsoft to purchase the Finnish smartphone maker’s Devices and Services unit. Of the shareholders surveyed, 99.7 percent who participated in the vote agreed with the Microsoft sale, representing around four-fifths of Nokia's shares, according to …