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Trump aides, lawmakers hold talks to revive healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House officials met moderate and conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday in an effort to revive a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.<p>Key members of the administration, including Vice President Mike Pence, invited a group of moderate …

Tom Cruise Is Developing A New Sci-Fi Film With Doug Liman

Tom Cruise is a picky actor. No, he’s not hard to work with, but he does choose his directors wisely (as every actor should). After a successful run with <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> with director Doug Liman, Cruise is back to developing a new project with the sci-fi filmmaker and Paramount Pictures: <i>Luna …

Giving Stephen Hawking a voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to …

Utah National Guard investigates risque video of women with guns

A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who suspect some of their equipment and officers may be in the film.<p>The Utah National Guard learned …

'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed

The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious bunker: The Dragon’s Egg.<p>Although the Americans assigned to the Al …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands-On Review: Evolution Not Revolution Gives Hope To Rivals

There is a reason why Samsung and Apple are always pitched as the two smartphone companies going head-to-head: no-one else gets a look in. Between them the Galaxy and iPhone ranges have the market sewn up. By the end of 2013 8 of the top 10 selling handsets were Apple and Samsung devices, including …

Yahoo might be building an online video platform, but you won't be able to use it

Yahoo's reportedly planning to launch a web video platform in the next few months, and it intends to fill it with familiar faces and professionally made clips. How? By poaching some of YouTube's biggest stars, at least according to <i>Recode</i>. The website's sources say Mayer and her crew are trying to …

Google CEO Larry Page Spoke At TED, And Everyone Freaked Out Over His Ideas

We didn't see a stream of his talk, but judging by Twitter, it was a doozy.<p>Page talked about the NSA, the future of transportation, curing disease, and why companies fail, to name a few topics.<p>"The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future," Page …

Charlie Rose

Articles about jonathan adler and simon doonans shelter island vacation home on Dwell.com - Dwell

For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>Though I've become quite fond of them, …

Vacation Homes

41 People You Won't Believe Actually Exist

These people are really out there somewhere in this world.

Improve the Quality of Your Email List with Social Media

One of the most profitable marketing channels online is email. The value of email marketing lies entirely in your list of customer emails, especially since 93 percent of consumers check their email and see at least one permission-based email daily.<p>Email presents an opportunity to get your content …

Documents To Go for Android Gets Microsoft Office Editing

DataViz today released Documents To Go version 4 for Android with a new interface, as well as support for editing Microsoft Office files and the ability to connect to multiple cloud storage accounts. You can download the new version now from Google Play.<p>Support for Microsoft Office editing is …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Eric Schmidt calls Android 'more secure than the iPhone'

Google's Eric Schmidt has a reputation for raising eyebrows with his public proclamations, so this latest episode should come as little surprise — the company chairman declared during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo that Android has a security advantage over Apple's iPhone. In comments reported by …

So what the heck is wearable tech, anyway?

Deep in a dimly lit audience in New York City, I sat watching a presenter show a slide reading, "Challenges for High Performance Wearable Solutions."<p>Of all the challenges listed -- battery life, processor power, connectivity, developing compelling applications -- one was left out: who, exactly, …

With Google Glass and Augmented Reality, The Future is (Almost) Now

Google Glass is an innovative, stylish and potentially liberating technology, one set to impact a number of industries. When Glass or similar …

Augmented Reality

Stand Your Ground 101 – Part 3 - USCCA

In this discussion, we have focused primarily on Florida, because of the attention given to it in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case (and in …

Self Defense

Media Malpractice - The Trayvon Martin Fiasco - USCCA

There is probably no better example of the anti-gun bias of the American media than their outrageous handling of the Trayvon Martin story. It also …

Self Defense

Stand Your Ground... What Does it REALLY Mean? - USCCA

<i>As noted above, some states have self-defense laws, either through statute or case law, that are similar to stand your ground laws, but with at least</i> …

Do You Know the Rules? - USCCA

You carry your pistol. You are ready. You are prepared for what the world may throw at you. You are giving criminal predators an opportunity to make …

What is a Pistol? - USCCA

Sometimes when I am teaching CCW classes, I will spring a pop quiz on my students as a means of prompting them to think about things in different …

Three Tips for Improved Shooting Accuracy

If you’ve ever tried to teach anyone the fundamentals of a sport or musical instrument, for example, you’ve probably used the phrase, “practice makes …

Self Defense

Who is responsible for your protection? - USCCA

This may come as a surprise to many of you, but I have a wide variety of friends. I even count some, um, liberals as my close friends.<p>I know, I know. …

Concealed Carry

Stand Your Ground 101 - Part 2 - USCCA

George Zimmerman never invoked “Stand Your Ground” in his defense. But given the notoriety of the Zimmerman/Martin case, and the opposition to Stand …

Judiciary

Surgeon livestreams operation using Google Glass

Google Glass has made its way to the OR. A surgeon from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center donned the new headset during a routine surgery last week, and streamed point-of-view footage live to a group of students on the other side of town. "I can start to appreciate the connectivity it …

If Tinder And Snapchat Shacked Up And Had A Baby, It Would Be Called Swipe

Swipe is the latest in a series of “people discovery” apps to pop up over the last year or so, connecting users who have expressed interest in one another. In that way, it’s not that much different from apps like Tinder or Let’s Date. But GameChanger Labs, the startup behind the Swipe app, hopes to …

Siri really hates it when you confuse her with Google Glass

Hell hath no fury like a virtual assistant scorned. Siri is pissed that you think you can call her Google Glass and get away with it, and she’s got the attitude to prove it.<p>If you’re not afraid your iPhone’s voice-activated assistant is secretly storing memories of your interactions for The …