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The Latest: Brazil rally to win men's beach volleyball gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):<p>1:05 a.m.<p>Brazil's Alison and Bruno won the men's …

Shot Put

Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

It’s been a while since news broke in early 2015 that Uber was working on self-driving cars. Earlier this year, the company openly admitted it was testing cars in Pittsburgh, but we haven’t heard much more over the last 18 months.<p>With Google, the self-driving car leader, slowly making progress with …

Autonomous Cars

Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons

The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government.<p>Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the decision on Thursday in a memo that …

U.S. Department of Justice

Trump shakes up campaign, demotes top adviser

Donald Trump, following weeks of gnawing agitation over his advisers’ attempts to temper his style, moved late Tuesday to overhaul his struggling campaign by rebuffing those efforts and elevating two longtime associates who have encouraged his combative populism.<p>Stephen Bannon, a former banker who …

Donald Trump

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." —John Steinbeck<p>2. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."<p>—<i>Jane Eyre</i>, Charlotte Brontë"<p>Suggested by khlaw1993<p>3. "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your …

Literature

Everything you need to know about the NSA hack (but were afraid to Google)

In what Edward Snowden deems “not unprecedented,” hackers calling themselves the Shadow Brokers have collected NSA-created malware from a staging server run by the <br>Equation Group, an internal hacking team. The Shadow Brokers published two chunks of data, one “open” chunk and another encrypted file …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Five takeaways from the new 'Rogue One' trailer

In the middle of America continuing its dominance in Olympics swimming, Lucasfilm dropped a new trailer for <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i>, where a bunch of Rebels go for the gold in stealing the plans for the Empire's under-construction Death Star. <i>Star Wars</i> fans might not have Michael Phelps but they …

Star Wars

'Fast 8' stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson post dueling Instagram posts

When last we left the set of “Fast 8,” rumors were flying about a surreptitious meeting between<p>Dwayne JohnsonandVin Diesel.<p>There’s no official information about what was or wasn’t said between the two during the tête-à-tête that theoretically took place in order to alleviate tensions between the …

Pokémon Go Creator Is Now the Most Popular Game Publisher In the World

Niantic, the company behind the hit game <i>Pokémon Go</i>, is now the most popular games developer in the world, according to SimilarWeb.<p>The market …

Thai resorts of Phuket and Hua Hin hit by deadly explosions

A series of apparently coordinated blasts across Thailand, including in the tourism hotspots of Hua Hin and Phuket, have left at least four dead and dozens injured.<p>Police said 10 foreigners were injured in the violence, some of the worst in the country since the military seized power in a coup two …

Rio 2016 Day 6: Simone Manuel makes history, Phelps gets 22nd gold

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a night of triumph and history for the United States in two of the Olympics' showcase sports at the Rio Games.<p>Swimmers Michael Phelps and Simone Manuel stole the show at the pool Thursday night, and superstar gymnast Simone Biles became the fourth straight American to win gold in the …

Great Britain

Cord-cutting, showrooming and other specious techno "facts"

What passes for genuine information today is too often something that simply gets repeated too often. Repetition is not authentication, especially when it comes to technology and media.<p>From time to time, I think it's useful to try to get rid of some of the persistent, tech-flavored factoids that …

Cord-Cutting

FCC loses court battle to let cities build their own broadband

The Federal Communications Commission's plan to let cities build their own broadband networks hit a major roadblock today, as a federal appellate court ruled that the commission was overstepping its authority. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said today that the FCC is not …

Net Neutrality

Introducing the 21 Must-Read Books for Fall

New Zadie Smith and Tana French, incandescent debuts, and personal stories of love and hate.<p>Fall is a blockbuster season for books, which fits nicely with our plans to curl up inside while the leaves are falling. Literary mainstays like <b>Zadie Smith</b> and <b>Ann Patchett</b> are back with brand-new offerings, …

‘Smart’ locks yield to simple hacker tricks

It’s an open secret that the Internet of Things (if we must call it so) is pretty terrible, whether in standards, interoperability or security. You don’t really expect good security in a smart light bulb or coffee maker, though. A smart <i>front door lock</i>, however, really shouldn’t be quite this easy …

Coffeemakers

Delta Outage: 530 More Flights Canceled as System Pain Continues

Delta canceled another 530 flights by Tuesday afternoon as it continues to recover from a monstrous system outage Monday that saw 1,000 flights canceled and tens of thousands of passengers stranded.<p>More than 200 other flights would likely be delayed throughout the day, the airline warned Tuesday …

Dark Souls: The Board Game shouldn’t be this good

But will it be delivered on time?<p>In my experience, one sure fire way to make an awful board game is to take a successful video game license and try to port the gameplay over one-to-one. There are very few exceptions to the rule. Just look at the long list of mediocre first-person shooters ported to …

Inside 'No Man's Sky,' the Most Innovative Game in Years

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is wildly ambitious, utterly vast and a huge challenge to the video game industry’s status quo<p>There is a man, and that man wants to sell …

Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next

Netflix’s <i>Stranger Things</i> has captivated audiences with its sense of nostalgia, drawing from the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. With the first season out and finished, we’ve been itching for our next hit of horror fiction that we can obsess over.<p>Books were a major …

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending August 4, 2016:<p>Top Songs<p>1. Closer (feat. Halsey)The Chainsmokers<p>2. Setting the World on Fire (with …

Our DC Comics Expert Reviews 'Suicide Squad'

Over the last several months, the future of the newly-blossomed "DC Extended Universe" has had a pall of doubt cast over it due to the polarizing …

DC Comics

Top Of The Table – The Games Of Gen Con 2016

For tabletop enthusiasts, August is a time of celebration. That’s because Gen Con, the largest hobby games convention in North America, promises to …

Board Games

Apple buys machine learning startup Turi

Apple has acquired the machine learning startup Turi, according to <i>GeekWire</i>. As usual with an Apple acquisition, it's picking up a small company whose products will likely make their way into the fabric of other Apple services. In this case, Turi offers tools that are meant to let developers easily …

One of the world's biggest torrent sites has abruptly shut down

Torrentz, a search engine for finding torrent files, has ceased operations, telling users: "Torrentz will always love you. Farewell."<p>The site, founded in 2003, differed from many other torrent sites (like The Pirate Bay) in that it didn't host any torrent files itself. Instead, it acted as a …

Internet

Thousands Protest in Rio Ahead of Olympics Opening Ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO — Hours before the Olympics Opening Ceremony, thousands of people took to the streets Friday to protest the current Brazilian government and the billions spent on the sporting event.<p>"We love sports in our city, but our city needs other things like better schools, better hospitals, …