Michael Katz

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Apple denies claim that it made the iPhone X’s signature feature worse to increase production

The iPhone X’s Face ID solution is so complex that Apple suppliers are still struggling with TrueDepth camera yields. A new report reveals that as a …

Mobile Technology

Chinese inventors show off the gladiator robot they want to use to challenge the US' 'Megabot'

Chinese inventors have created a $14 million fighting robot called "The Monkey King". This is the third "gladiator" robot to be revealed, after the US and Japan unveiled their models.<p>The team has officially challenged the US' "MK III Megabot" to a duel, but will have to wait until after an …

DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us "Upload" Skills

Mindhack For Faster Learning<p>In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s “mad science” branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) …

Why do programmers wear headphones? For the same reason that you can’t juggle.

Some call it eliminating distractions. Some call it <i>flow</i>. Tuning out of your immediate surroundings has been shown to increase focus on internal …

Climate Change Deniers Have President Trump's Ear. But Now They Want Results

The past eight years have not been kind to people who dispute that the climate is changing. Leading scientists strengthened the case that the earth …

White House spokesman Sean Spicer: 'I screwed up'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said his gaffe about Adolf Hitler not using chemical weapons during World War Two was "inexcusable and reprehensible".<p>"I screwed up," he said at the Newseum in Washington DC, adding that he felt he had let down President Donald Trump.

Trump’s Interior Secretary says ‘clean energy’ is a hoax

Zinke was eager to defend the administration’s approach to fossil fuels on Fox News Radio.<p>Secretary of the Interior and former Montana congressman …

The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can …

Trump Budget Is Heavy Lift, Even for G.O.P. Congress

WASHINGTON — After eight years of chafing under President Barack Obama’s fiscal priorities, congressional Republicans were longing for a budget proposal that did the two things that have become the party’s mantra: Make broad cuts to federal spending and reduce the federal deficit.<p>Instead, President …

Trump Says He Will Issue 'New Executive Action' Related To Travel Ban

<b>Updated 9:05 p.m. ET with 9th Circuit appeals court delay</b><p>President Trump says his administration will continue to fight for his existing travel ban in the court system, and that he will also issue a new, "very comprehensive order" next week.<p>Trump provided no details on what that new order would …

Getting all your news from Facebook is like eating only potato chips, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue says

McCue has some ideas for fixing fake news and anonymous harassment online.<p>Flipboard is redesigning itself around the concept of “smart magazines,” collections of stories around specific topics that you choose to follow — and CEO Mike McCue wants you to know that humans are involved in choosing what …

Trudeau, Trump meeting to be most watched in decades

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lands in Washington Monday morning where he will try to charm President Donald Trump – a man his polar opposite in nearly every way – to preserve Canada's close ties with its most important ally at one of the most unpredictable moments in the two countries' …

Harvard has created a 'liquid' battery that could last for more than a decade

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from phones to electricity grids but their lifespan is incredibly short, plus they're difficult to recycle. …

Federal appeals court rules 3 to 0 against Trump on travel ban

A federal appeals panel has maintained the freeze on President Trump’s controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries can continue entering the United States.<p>In a unanimous 29-page opinion, three judges from the U.S. Court of …

Immigration

Republican Effort to Screw Consumers Hits a Speed Bump

A judge has upheld a rule requiring brokers to act in their clients’ best interest.<p>Late last week, <b>Donald Trump</b> signed a pair of executive orders intended to roll back Obama-era rules created to prevent another financial crisis and require brokers to act in their clients’ best interests. The latter, …

Trump Lashes Out at Blumenthal Over Gorsuch Comments

President attacks an undecided Democrat even as he needs 8 Dem votes<p><b>Updated 10:02 a.m.</b> <i>|</i> President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Richard Blumenthal …

Airlines ask Trump to modernize the air traffic control system

Gary C. Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, told President Trump today that modernizing the air traffic control (ATC) system would be its top priority for what the government can do to help airlines, noting that money spent on ATC had not helped improve it in the past.<p>The comments came at a meeting …

Trump Takes Aim at U.S. Air Traffic Control Spending

U.S. President Donald Trump lamented what he called an out-of-date U.S. air traffic control system on Thursday, but also criticized current modernization efforts as the "wrong system" and too expensive.<p>"I hear we're spending billions and billions of dollars, it's a system that's totally out of …

The future of STEM education is cloudy under Betsy DeVos

This week the United States Senate confirmed Betsy Devos as the new secretary of education. Despite a shaky performance during her committee hearings, where she seemed to suggest guns belonged in schools to defend against grizzly bear attacks, DeVos managed to clear all the necessary hurdles to …

Education

The Latest: Somali refugee won't be reunited with girl, 4

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and other immigration actions (all …

Sen Warren says Labor Dept removed website for Wells Fargo employees | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor removed a special website it created as a resource for current and former Wells Fargo employees on workplace issues, including whistleblower retaliation complaints, according to a U.S. lawmaker.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks through …

Trump proposes big import tax, triggering fight with Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to wall off America's border with Mexico, President Donald Trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over …

The Latest: Trump to skip dinner with Washington elite

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>8:25 p.m.<p>The White House says President Donald Trump is skipping the annual …

Netherlands moves on abortion funding after Trump reinstates 'gag rule'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Dutch government says it wants to help set up an international abortion fund to help families across the world after US President Donald Trump reinstated the so-called Mexico City policy.<p>On Monday, Trump signed an executive order, widely known as the "global gag rule," which bars …

Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities

President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions.<p>The actions, …

Immigration

The Latest: Trump expected to shift toward economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>11:50 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is expected to turn back to the economy …

Trump dogged by insecurity over popular vote, media coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump holds the most powerful office in the world. But he's dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote in the …

Netflix CEO Explains Why His Company Keeps Growing

<b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ: NFLX) just had a stunning quarter where the company added over 7 million subscribers globally. That puts the streaming leader at 93.8 million total members and that's slightly bigger than the audience for the 11 largest pay-television providers in the United States. That group, …

A View of the Future: Hyperloop Plans to Connect All Europe

Starting in the Czech Republic<p>As if building a transportation system that can get someone from Los Angeles to San Francisco in a little over half an …

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