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The Snapdragon 845 is ready to power AR and AI on your 2018 smartphone

The Snapdragon 835 dominated flagship Android phones in 2017, appearing in the likes of the Google Pixel 2, the Samsung Galaxy S8+, the HTC U11, and …

Qualcomm Snapdragon

An easy fix for Google Pixel 2 fingerprint scanner issues

When a convenience turns into a concern, we get mad.<p>The Google Pixel 2's fingerprint sensor is in a perfect place to effortlessly use. But what …

Phones

Android phones in 2018: Portrait pics on a single camera lens

A little like the Google Pixel 2, with a shot of AI.<p>The smartphone trend of two rear cameras for artistic portrait shots is so pervasive that even dirt-cheap budget phones sport dual lenses on the back. That could change next as early as next year as new chip technology from Qualcomm makes it …

Mobile Technology

Some Amazon Prime Exclusive phones are now even cheaper

Amazon wants to see more of its affordable smartphones under the tree this holiday season.<p>Starting Friday through December 24, Amazon will begin …

Amazon

Report: Apple is finally buying Shazam

A report from <i>TechCrunch</i> says that Apple is “close to acquiring” Shazam, the ubiquitous music-recognition service that’s been available on the iPhone …

Apple Music

‘Fox & Friends’ Pounces On David Clarke For Mocking ‘Irrelevant’ Civil Rights Icon John Lewis: ‘John Who?’

On Saturday, <i>Fox & Friends</i> co-host Ebony Williams shut down former Sheriff David Clarke for calling Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) “one of the most irrelevant members of Congress.” The ardent Trump supporter defensively trashed the civil rights icon (as he was accurately described by co-host Pete Hegseth), …

Black History

The nightmare of slavery should make us appreciate the blessings of today

I am the great granddaughter of slaves from Alabama. I can’t imagine how horrible their lives must have been. I have no idea how long ago my earlier ancestors were captured in Africa and shipped to America in chains, their lives suddenly turned into nightmares.<p>My great grandparents were deprived of …

Black History

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

A new review of existing studies examines the evidence behind the idea that an acute bout of exercise is able to offer immediate protection for the …

Cardiovascular System

Bitcoin futures are about to go live, and they could change the game for cryptocurrencies

• <b>Cboe Global Markets' bitcoin futures product launches Sunday.</b>• <b><br>The product will allow investors to bet on the coin's future price and could open the door to wider-participation in the market by retail investor and institutions.</b>• <b><br>We've answered all of your possible questions about bitcoin futures and</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Samsung Email hits 100 million downloads on the Play Store

Samsung has slimmed down the number of its apps in recent devices, but there are still a couple that come preinstalled. Its email app, appropriately …

Samsung

“They’re Taking Everybody” — Videos Show Texas Troopers Ripping Apart Immigrant Families During Traffic Stops

Video by Maisie Crow and Lauren Feeney<p>In Texas, state troopers have become frontline enforcers of federal immigration laws. In recent years, and …

Immigration

The FCC plans to repeal net neutrality this week — and it could ruin the internet

• <b>The FCC will vote to repeal its net neutrality rules on December 14. The outcome is a foregone conclusion.</b>• <b><br>The repeal of the rules likely won't mean broadband providers will block your access to Google or slow Netflix so it's unwatchable. But the move likely will mean the providers will charge</b> …

Net Neutrality

Schiff: Evidence of Russian collusion damning

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says the signs of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign are damning.

Adam Schiff

As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape

While many aspects of the Justice Department's Russia investigation remain shrouded in secrecy, one thing at this point is clear: Special counsel Robert Mueller isn't finished yet.<p>That raises the question about where he might be heading.<p>Mueller has moved aggressively in his high-profile probe since …

Robert Mueller

Why the #MeToo Moment Should Be Ready for a Backlash

As a much-needed reckoning happens in the workplace, look to college campuses for a note of caution.<p>In the final five years of his presidency Barack Obama’s administration undertook a worthy and bold challenge: The elimination of sexual assault on campuses. In fact, Obama’s team had a much more …

Gender

Kansas's ravaged economy a cautionary tale as Trump plans huge tax cuts for rich

Kansas slashed taxes at the top to try to spur growth – but the plan crippled the state’s finances and proved disastrous for its Republican governor<p>Is Donald Trump about to turn America into Kansas? It’s a question some worried people who live in the state are asking as the Republican party pushes …

Equality

Donald Trump, Roy Moore, and the Degradation of the G.O.P.

In less than a year, the President, with help from the Alabama Senate candidate, has so damaged the Party that it may never recover.<p>When Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House spokeswoman, was explaining last week why President Trump had chosen to endorse Roy Moore in this week’s special election …

Donald Trump

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

<i>This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization</i><i>.</i><p>Having health insurance is supposed to save you money on your prescriptions. But increasingly, consumers are finding that isn’t the case.<p>Patrik …

Insurance

FCC Head Ajit Pai Jokes About Being Verizon’s 'Puppet' Ahead of Net Neutrality Rollback

At the Federal Communications Bar Association dinner on Thursday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai introduced a comedic sketch in …

Internet

Despite Overwhelming Evidence That This Is Foolish, I Refuse to Use a Case

Here’s a conversation I have a lot:<p>Friend: <i>WHOA. You don’t use a phone case?</i><p>Me, incredulously, because you are looking at my phone and you know the …

Viral

Wired releases a surveillance self-defense guide

Wired's new Guide to Digital Security is an excellent addition to the genre of simple-to-follow how-tos for reducing the likelihood that you'll be …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Black Lives Matter Supporters Call Attention to Graphic Video of Arizona Shooting

Julia Conley, staff writerBlack Lives Matter activists were among those who used social media on Friday and Saturday to call attention to the case of …

Black Lives Matter

If You Think The #MeToo Movement Means You Can't Hug A Woman Anymore, You're A Simpleton That Needs To Hug An Wet Electric Socket

Relationships

Tested: The OnePlus 5T is the fastest-charging smartphone right now

<i>By Mark Spoonauer</i><p>You just realized that your phone is low on juice, and panic sets in. How much charge can you get in a limited amount of time? We tested 10 of the top flagship phones and found that the OnePlus 5T is the fastest in the land.<p>The good news is that most of the premium Android phones …

Phones

Watch a young Steve Jobs explain why most professional managers are "bozos"

Nobody ever accused Steve Jobs of lacking strong opinions.<p>In a video posted to YouTube, a young Jobs talks candidly about his approach to management and leadership. As the founder of Apple, and the guiding force who transformed it from emerging upstart to one of the world’s most innovative and …

Christian Dior

Trump's 41 most eye-popping lines from his Pensacola speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump was in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night to rally support in advance of the Alabama special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones on Tuesday.<p>Why was he in Florida rather than Alabama, you ask? Because the White House had previously said Trump wouldn't be going …

Donald Trump

Egypt's Coptic Pope shuns US VP Mike Pence over Jerusalem

The Coptic Christian Pope has cancelled a meeting with the US vice president in Cairo, protesting against America's move to recognize Jerusalem as …

Israel

Met Opera conductor won't face criminal charges over abuse allegations: prosecutors

Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine, who said on Thursday that recent allegations of sexual misconduct dating back decades in Illinois are …

Corruption

Eric Garcetti Isn't Expecting Much From Washington

The Los Angeles mayor insists that politics is working fine at the municipal level—and talks about Trump, policing, and his favorite L.A. film.<p>There are at least two things that bother the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, about Donald Trump’s presidency.<p>“I am totally opposed to so much of the …

Eric Garcetti

California opens online system to license new pot industry

California on Friday began accepting applications from businesses that want to operate in the state's legal marijuana industry next year, a milestone …

Cannabis