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Trump congratulated himself for something he hadn't done, so the White House had to make it true

Several Americans received something unexpected from the White House this week: a rush-delivered condolence letter from President Donald Trump …

The Moon is the “world’s first levitating camera” that works w/ HomeKit and more

You’ll definitely want to see this new smart camera that actually levitates! It also has a host of other features and functions that will make you want to add it to your home. It’s currently being funded on Indiegogo, but it’s clear this product will be around for awhile due to it’s initial …

HomeKit

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

Quantum Physics

5 Industries A.I. Will Disrupt in the Next 10 Years

Is your industry on the list?<p>Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest new technologies on the block, and entrepreneurs are rushing to get a solid understanding of what it means for them. It's predicted that AI bots will power 85% of customer service interactions by 2020 and will drive up to …

33 Delicious Recipes That You Need For Your Next Trip To Trader Joe's

Why do other grocery stores even bother existing?

Healthy Eating

Science Says Happier People Have These 9 Things in Common

Take charge of your mental health.<p>Everybody wants to be happy.<p>That’s why the science of happiness has gained more attention in recent years …

13 Trump Scandals You Forgot About

Any other year, one of these could have derailed a presidency.<p>The first six months of the Trump presidency have been a whirlwind of Russia-related news, with revelations about the Kremlin’s attempt to sway the election and the Trump campaign’s possible role in the effort surfacing nearly every day. …

The White House

The latest brain study examined 111 former NFL players. Only one didn’t have CTE.

By Rick Maese<p>Rick Maese<p>Reporter covering a variety of subjects, including health and safety, Olympics, legal and political issues in sports<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of …

Boston University

Scientists are now using Wi-Fi to read human emotions

Scientists at MIT are using Wi-Fi and AI to determine your emotional state. They’ve created an algorithm that can detect and measure individual heartbeats by bouncing RF signals off of people.<p>An RF emitter coupled with the algorithm works in the same way as an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG), without …

How to Finally Start Living on Your Own Terms

Start by cutting out the caffeine.<p>1. Stop consuming caffeine.<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is they don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we underperform and become …

We still have no idea why humans speak over 7,000 languages

The thatched roof held back the sun’s rays, but it could not keep the tropical heat at bay. As everyone at the research workshop headed outside for a break, small groups splintered off to gather in the shade of coconut trees and enjoy a breeze. I wandered from group to group, joining in the …

Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act

<b>Don’t call Heather Erickson</b> a glasshole.<p>Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or …

Why the middle-aged ‘dad bod’ could be deadly instead of sexy

The “dad bod” has been lauded as the new shape of sexy. But the more overweight you are, new research suggests, the more likely you are to die …

Biomedicine

To Be Successful Get Rid of The Losers in Your Life

Losers love company and will try everything possible to bring you down with them.<p>Over the past five years, I've been undergoing a process of self-improvement that has enabled me to pivot away from a career I was miserable doing into something I love. If you would have told that when I was fired …

Self-improvement

The iPad Is About to Get More Useful—and Confusing

With Apple’s big iOS 11 software update, what will an iPad be good for—and when are you still better off with a laptop?<p>What my iPad could use is a good mouse.<p>I’m only half joking. With a big iOS software update now in public beta test, the iPad is at long last capable of doing serious work. In iOS …

Beta Testing

Here's when robots will start beating humans at every task

Don't expect to see a human behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler by 2027. Or a set of human hands performing a delicate surgery by 2053.<p>According to a new study from Oxford and Yale University researchers, those are the years artificial intelligence is slated to take over each of those tasks. And so …

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Jingdong, or JD.com, China’s second-biggest e-commerce company after Alibaba, sent robots to deliver items for the first time yesterday (June 18), on the last day of a two-week-long shopping bonanza that recorded sales of around $17.6 billion, according to a spokesman with the company.<p>Designed by …

The iPad Pro 10.5 is so good it’s basically showing off

Apple extends its tablet lead, but iOS 11 might end up being a bigger deal<p>A little more than a year after Apple released the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, it’s replacing it with a new model, the iPad Pro 10.5. In that year, guess how many companies came within a million miles of matching the speed, power, …

Donald Trump’s secret isn’t that he lies. It’s that he crowds out the truth.

Trump isn’t trying to win the argument. He’s trying to dominate it.<p>Donald Trump understands, better than any politician I’ve ever seen, that the question isn’t whether you’re winning the argument — it’s whether you’re dominating and driving the coverage of the argument. And that is his strategy in …

One chart shows how solar energy growth is skyrocketing compared to predictions

But as one clean energy researcher points out, the IEA may have gotten it wrong about solar's potential for growth — not just this year, but every year since 2002.<p>The IEA publishes annual projections about the growth rate of solar energy in its World Energy Outlook. Auke Hoekstra, a head researcher …

Solar Power

Apple just introduced a Venmo killer

At WWDC today Apple introduced iOS 11, which included an update to Apple Pay. <b>Now, Apple Pay will be person to person. This means that any Apple user can send someone else cash using Messenger.</b> The money will then be deposited into the recipient’s Apple Pay account.<p>In short, RIP Venmo.

Apple's biggest launch of the year may have been last week

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's all about the iPhone 8, right?<p>Oh, some new MacBooks would be nice, and a new iPad or two would lift the spirits.<p>But when the new iPhone comes out, that's when you'll be clear about Apple's (latest) new …

Exclusive: Upcoming Apple Watch to include game-changing health features

There’s no doubt about it — the Apple Watch is a hit. While Apple has not disclosed sales numbers, smart money has the device, now in its second …

Smartwatches

This doctor's office charges $150 a month and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine

Dr. Robin Berzin runs a boutique medical practice out of a WeWork coworking space in New York City. Every day, she runs into 20- and 30-somethings who are eager to share their concerns with her — like weight gain, sleep loss, and mood swings — in the communal kitchen.<p>At Parsley Health, Berzin and …

San Francisco

Five things we learned from the Sally Yates hearing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have now filled in some key pieces of the sprawling puzzle presented by the Russia investigations.<p>Here are the top five things we learned from their appearance before the Senate Judiciary …

Hello Cassette My Old Friend…

On rare occasions, I come across a product that stops me in my tracks, and makes me all starry eyed like a little child. After a long time, the Elbow …

10 Really Common Grammar Mistakes Millennials Make

Some people can be so annoying about grammar. But even some of the most diligent make these mistakes.<p>I often hear friends of my generation complain about the speech of young people. It seems to be the privilege of being 50-plus to play the grammar police, always on alert for signs of slipping …

Donald Trump thought being president “would be easier” — and so did his deeply ignorant voters

<b>(Getty/Jim Watson)</b><p>What can you even say? The profound political illiteracy of roughly half our electorate brought us to this<p>Bob Cesca<p>May 1, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>“Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck,” the great George Carlin once said. “Where does everybody think these …

Trump signs stopgap spending bill to avert shutdown

President Trump signed a one-week stopgap spending bill Friday night to avert a governement shutdown that Congress passed earlier in the day, giving lawmakers more time to negotiate a broader budget deal – as lawmakers also pushed off talks on a new health care package.<p>The spending measure passed …

Stop what you're doing and put this timelapse of the Milky Way on fullscreen

Just turn your video to full HD, go fullscreen, and set the gearshift of your soul to high for the best experience possible.<p>Airline pilot Sales Wick …

Time-lapse Photography