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Trump, contradicting his own words, denies firing Comey over Russia probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey was not fired because of the Russia investigation -- a statement directly at odds with the President's own comments on Comey's dismissal.<p>"Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not …

Donald Trump

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

Using Color Psychology for Better Website Results

Perception is everything. Part of that is influenced by behavior, plus our emotion. Significant studies have shown that color effects not just what …

Web Design

Fox News Legal Analyst: Hannity ‘Can't Have it Both Ways’ on Michael Cohen

Judge Andrew Napolitano shot down the notion that Hannity can both claim not to be Cohen’s client and retain attorney-client privilege.<p>It didn’t seem …

Donald Trump

'A political volcano just erupted': is the US on the brink of the next Watergate?

As Trump threatens to fire Mueller, a journalist who was reporting during Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre reads the warning signs<p>Ever since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, the golden rule for presidents under investigation by a special prosecutor or special counsel has been that the president …

Donald Trump

Broadband adviser picked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai arrested on fraud charges

Elizabeth Pierce allegedly tricked investors into pouring $250 million into a fiber optic scheme by forging revenue agreements<p>A broadband adviser selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advisory committee was arrested last week on claims she tricked …

Telecoms

Amazon is making it easier for international customers to order from abroad

Displaying in five new languages and 25 local currencies, with pricing, shipping, import duty estimates, and customs clearance<p>Amazon is updating its mobile apps with a new International Shopping experience that makes it easier to shop for products on Amazon abroad within the app.<p>Users will now be …

Apps

Cambridge Analytica chief refuses to appear before fake news inquiry

Alexander Nix’s lawyers cite criminal investigation into firm’s use of data as reason for no-show<p>The suspended head of Cambridge Analytica has refused to appear before a parliamentary inquiry into fake news, citing an investigation by the information commissioner about the firm’s use of …

Cambridge Analytica

Netflix CEO says apps are the new TV channels

Apple boss Tim Cook predicted in 2015 that “the future of TV is apps.” That future is here, says one of media’s biggest CEOs. Launching a TV network is now as easy as building an app.<p>“The great thing now is it’s easier to create a TV network, called an app,” said Netflix chief executive Reed …

Televisions

Boosted's $750 Mini is the electric skateboard that won't kill your wallet

Christmas is coming early this year.<p>Boosted, makers of the immensely popular Boosted Board electric skateboards, is back with not one, not two, not …

Gear & Gadgets

Windows 10 update will support more password-free logins

It's not just web browsers that are moving beyond passwords. Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10's next update will support the new FIDO 2.0 standard, promising password-free logins on any Windows 10 device managed by your company or office. You could previously use Windows Hello to avoid typing …

Windows 10

Tech Firms Sign ‘Digital Geneva Accord’ Not to Aid Governments in Cyberwar

WASHINGTON — More than 30 high-tech companies, led by Microsoft and Facebook, announced a set of principles on Tuesday that included a declaration that they would not help any government — including that of the United States — mount cyberattacks against “innocent civilians and enterprises from …

Cybersecurity

Apple Is Planning to Launch a News Subscription Service

Apple Inc. plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to …

Apple Music

Nike’s 3D-Printed Uppers Are a Game-Changing First for the Sneaker World

"Flyprint" makes its debut at the London Marathon on April 22.<p>Last year, runner Eliud Kipchoge and Nike set out to break the two-hour marathon barrier. The effort was called, naturally, "Breaking2." And though it wasn't a success, it led to the fastest marathon time ever, with Kipchoge clocking in …

Shoes

Amazon coral reef would be ruined by planned oil drilling, scientists say

The 56,000 sq km reef is thought to contain dozens of undiscovered species, in an area where a French company intents to drill for oil<p>Scientists aboard a Greenpeace ship have discovered a massive and unique coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon, in an area where the French company Total intends …

Oil & Gas Industry

Top Wisconsin Republican admits that Republicans cannot win in his state without voter suppression

The Republican Party loves the racist “voter fraud” dog whistle. It serves two purposes by allowing them to be super racist and rev up their bigoted …

Government

Inside Trump's 'Buy American' drive to expand weapons exports

In a telephone call with the emir of Kuwait in January, U.S. President Donald Trump pressed the Gulf monarch to move forward on a $10 billion fighter …

Donald Trump

'Beyond I Do' campaign reveals why LGBTQ discrimination is still legal

It's been nearly three years since the Supreme Court decision <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i>gave same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states. Yet …

LGBTQI

SpaceX's biggest rival has a 'genius' plan to cut its rocket-launch costs by more than 70%

SpaceX turned heads around the world on February 6 with the first launch of Falcon Heavy.<p>The 230-foot-tall rocket's three boosters helped push Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster into space, peeled off after running low on fuel, and then careened toward Earth.<p>Two of the 16-story boosters rocketed to a safe …

Space Travel

Manchester United begin to see worrying version of Alexis Sanchez that Arsenal fans witnessed before January move

Alexis Sanchez's body language in recent games suggests he is struggling to smoothly adjust to Jose Mourinho and Manchester United's ways since his …

Snap tells the 1.2 million people who signed a petition to remove the latest Snapchat update that they're out of luck

Over 1.2 million Snapchat users were rebuffed Wednesday as Snap Inc. officially affirmed its commitment to a contentious new app update introduced early this month.<p>In an official response on Change.org, where user Nic Rumsey posted a petition called "Remove the new Snapchat Update," the Snapchat …

Social Media

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

Guns

Lamoureux twins shine in Olympic Final

It must be an incredible feeling to share the Olympic experience with your twin sister while skating next to one another on the same team. But, how …

Ice Hockey

USA vs. Sweden Set for Men's Curling Gold-Medal Match at 2018 Winter Olympics

The USA will compete for a men's curling gold medal for the first time on Saturday. They will take on Sweden in the curling final after both teams won their semi-finals on Thursday at the 2018 Winter Olympics.<p>John Shuster's side edged past Canada 5-3 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, while Sweden …

Winter Olympics

US curlers to play for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — John Shuster and his U.S. team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after a 5-3 semifinal upset over Canada, a country that has struggled at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite dominating the world of curling for years.<p>The U.S. victory Thursday was a remarkable …

Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics 2018: Rooting against Lindsey Vonn is for losers, America

Vonn didn't win the gold medal in downhill, but she remains the gold standard for American skiing<p>Lindsey Vonn never made it to the prom. You won't …

Skiing

Japanese skater doesn't think North Korean opponent intentionally tried to trip him

North Korean short-track speed skater Jong Kwang Bom was disqualified during the Winter Olympic heats of the men’s 500 meters on Tuesday. Jong fell twice before the eventual disqualification, and on his first appearance, Jong appeared to try to trip Japanese skater Ryosuke Sakazume.<p>When the …

North Korea

Russian curler to return Olympic medal over failed drug test

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Games, a spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation told state TV on Thursday.<p>Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance …

Winter Olympics

A $42 million '10,000 year clock' is being installed on Jeff Bezos' property

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took to Twitter to announce that construction of the 10,000 year clock has begun on his property in Texas, with a view to encourage thinking about humanity in the long term.<p>Conceived back in 1986 by American computer scientist Daniel Hills, the clock’s mechanism is …

Trump’s National Security Chief Calls Russian Interference ‘Incontrovertible’

MUNICH — Just hours after the Justice Department indicted 13 Russians in what it charged was a broad conspiracy to alter the 2016 election, President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, accused Moscow of engaging in a campaign of “disinformation, subversion and espionage” …

Russia