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President Trump has made 4,713 false or misleading claims in 592 days

In the 592 days since he took the oath of office, President Trump has made 4,713 false or misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker's database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.<p>That's an average of about eight claims a day.<p>When we first …

U.S. Politics

Check Your Wallet: Can You Find the $4,000 Trump Promised You?

It was a promise that couldn’t have been clearer: when President Trump sold his tax scam to Congress and the American people, he said the average …

Donald Trump

What Does Quantum Theory Actually Tell Us about Reality?

For a demonstration that overturned the great Isaac Newton’s ideas about the nature of light, it was staggeringly simple. It “may be repeated with …

Particles

How to Create a Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop

Did you know that Photoshop has a tool for applying different levels of blur across multiple points in a photo? Here is how to use field blur to …

Tutorials

The White Nationalists in the Trump Administration Aren't There by Accident

Given what the president says and does, it's no surprise that some of his underlings have links to outright white nationalists.<p>One of the Trump administration's main projects has been to keep as many non-white people out of the country as possible. It has banned travel from several African and …

Donald Trump

Google dismantled Trump's latest attack on the search engine

Google is fighting back.<p>After President Donald Trump widened his line of attack on the search-engine giant, Google swiftly debunked the US president's latest tweet against it in a methodical statement.<p>Using the hashtag "#StopTheBias," Trump posted a video claiming to show that Google had promoted …

Donald Trump

Caught on Camera: Truck Driver ‘Rolls Coal’ on Cyclist

A photographer captured the moment when a driver shot black exhaust in a Utah rider’s face<p>Michael Conti can recall, when he was riding in the Race Across America, dealing with an unpleasant but all-too-common experience in states all over the country: Pickup truck drivers would pull alongside him …

Salt Lake City

Two Lesser Known but Powerful Selection Techniques in Photoshop

Making selections in Photoshop can be an incredibly tedious and time-consuming task, so it helps to know every possible method for a variety of …

Tutorials

ShutUp10 makes using Windows 10 a whole lot more pleasant

I’m now the proud owner of a Microsoft Surface Go with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. It’s by no means a power house (I’ll have a review for you …

Windows 10

A Super Simple Way to Quickly Change Any Color in Photoshop

Do you often find yourself wondering how different colors might look on your subjects? This one-minute tutorial will show you how exactly how to …

Tutorials

Trump Is Bad for Everyone

Lots of people were eager to jump on the Trump train, but it turns out that train is more a rollercoaster that inevitably ends suddenly in a brick wall.<p>In two separate courthouses in two different states on the same day, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen found themselves staring down the barrel of …

Donald Trump

Font Cheat Sheet Recommends Free Alternatives To Popular Commercial Typefaces

Image via fonts.com<br>As proven in a recent study, brands love using Google Fonts—and for good reason. Such system fonts are free, built for legibility, …

Typography

The Ultra-Rich Who Cashed in on GOP Tax Cuts Are Paying Republicans Back

Trickle-down economics works: Money trickles down from wealthy donors to right-wing PACs.<p>When Donald Trump signed the GOP's tax cut bill into law eight months ago, it was derided by critics as a giveaway to the rich and to corporations, while Republicans claimed that lower corporate rates would …

Republicans

Trump trillion-dollar-plus deficits are putting America on a path to fiscal ruin

Though no one in Washington will admit it, our nation's finances are in deep trouble. Spending is up, revenue is down, and this will only get worse.<p>It became very clear this month that neither the Trump White House nor its allies on Capitol Hill want you to know that the federal budget is already …

Trump Administration

Trump rewrites history as Russia probe pressure mounts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The looming verdict for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and new questions about what exactly the White House counsel told special counsel investigators, combined with Trump's increasingly combustible Twitter feed, have put the feeling of climax in the air.<p>Jury …

Donald Trump

As a longtime Spotify devotee, I'm always shocked people don't know about one of its best features — here's how to use it

With nearly 200 million monthly users — of which a staggering <i>83 million</i> are paid subscribers — Spotify is one of the most popular music services in the world.<p>It's easy to understand why Spotify is so big. As a longtime paid subscriber, I have universally positive things to say about the streaming …

President Trump Talked to Veterans About Apocalypse Now and It Was Super Awkward

Donald Trump only understands the world through the lens of popular culture. And a new story from <i>The Daily Beast</i> illustrates that perfectly.<p>President …

How to turn off Google's location tracking

When you turn off “location history” Google still tracks your location when you use several of its key services including Maps, search and the weather. Here’s how to really turn all of it off.<p>A report from the Associated Press has highlighted that the feature called location history is just one of …

Personalization

Google Still Tracking Users Who Turn Off Location History

Google's tracking your steps, even after you told to it stop. That's the frustrating news coming out of a new report that's slapping the search giant …

Stephen Miller Just Got Publicly Owned by His Uncle David

The uncle of the notoriously anti-immigrant White House senior policy adviser dragged his nephew in a Politico op-ed.<p>Imagine if your uncle hated you enough to write an op-ed about how much you suck. Well, if you're Stephen Miller, the notoriously anti-immigrant senior adviser to Donald Trump, you …

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.<p>An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that …

Android Phones

These VPN Services Can Be Easily Hacked: What to Do

<i>UPDATED 4:00 p.m. EDT Monday with clarification from the researcher.</i><p>LAS VEGAS — The security of many well-known virtual private network (VPN) …

Want to learn how to code? Start with these popular books, free

Programming has been a job and avocation for decades, but its popularity appears to have surged in the last few years; a recent survey of users on …

Trump Is Making America So Goddamn Dumb

If you listen to him, you might think California doesn't have enough water to properly fight its wildfires. Don't listen to him.<p>Donald Trump is on vacation this week at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, where "his staff have largely given up on futile efforts to supervise him, leaving the …

Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants

Border Crisis<p>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge …

Latino News

Trump appears to change story on meeting with Russian lawyer

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.<p>"Fake News …

The 6 Tips to Capturing Better Eyes in Portrait Photography

For any serious portraitist, capturing a powerful expression in the eyes in portrait photography can be the difference between a mediocre and an …

Depth Of Field

How to Deflicker a Timelapse

When creating a timelapse, sometimes things don’t go according to plan. So while you may easily capture all the available frames you need, you can …

‘The most bizarre thing I’ve ever been a part of’: Trump panel found no widespread voter fraud, ex-member says

By Eli Rosenberg<p>Eli Rosenberg<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, one of the 11 members of the commission formed by President Trump to investigate supposed voter fraud, issued a scathing rebuke of the disbanded panel …

Voter Fraud

What is the '#QAnon' conspiracy theory?

@cctexag Report @cctexag Report<p><b>A sprawling, endlessly complicated pro-Trump conspiracy theory has jumped from fringe social media sites to mainstream attention.</b><p>The signs, shirts and banners at a rally in support of President Trump on Tuesday were, to the uninitiated, baffling.<p>"We are Q," read one …