Kurt Collins

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iPhone X Beats Samsung Galaxy S9 in Benchmarking Tests

Early evaluations of Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and S9+ have ranked the S9 display and the S9+ camera above the iPhone X, but when it comes to performance, the iPhone X is still the clear winner.<p>In benchmark testing of the Samsung Galaxy S9 equipped with an Exynos 9810 chip, the iPhone X, and the …

Phones

Condoleezza Rice stuns ‘The View’ audience with amazing story about 2nd Amendment rights

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice offered an amazing story from her childhood to explain to the more liberal hosts of “The View” why she supports Second Amendment rights.<p>“Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the Second Amendment,” she began.<p>“I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham, …

Condoleezza Rice

An Insurance Company Ranked All 50 States by How Bad Their Drivers Are. The List Stunned Everyone | Inc.com

Things went kind of nuts recently when we shared a list of the 50 U.S. states ranked by how polite their people are.<p>If there's one thing that might be even more controversial, it's this:<p>The 50 U.S. states, ranked by how bad their drivers are.<p>The insurance quote site QuoteWizard compiled it. …

College Sports

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Announces Casting For A Major Spoiler Of A Role

<i>Daredevil</i> has been fairly quiet about its third season on Netflix. But we know a third season in on the way, and that it’s going to involve Matt putting his life back together after the finale of <i>The Defenders</i>. And now the show has cast Joanne Whalley in a major, spoilery role. Spoilers for both</i> …

The greatest form of flattery: The copy and pasting of iPhone features

The tea leaves have been read and, once again, it’s a bold brew of Apple doom.Writing for BGR, Zach Epstein is the latest contestant on the new game …

Price Analysis, Dec. 26: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, IOTA, Litecoin, Dash

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The Underground Soirées That Keep Paris Partying Until the Early Hours

It’s 7:00 a.m. on a Sunday and a few hundred people are dancing atop a péniche in the river Seine. The club Concrete’s sporadic soiree has just begun, and, for the next nineteen hours, as many as a thousand or more people will stop by for dance-fueled, boozy brunch like something out of the …

France

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

Black Lives Matter activists were among those who used social media on Friday and Saturday to call attention to the case of Daniel Shaver, a …

Black Lives Matter

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 …

Income Tax

17 Things About Visiting Paris No One Tells You

If you are planning a visit or becoming a resident of Paris, you will find everything you need in this charming city. The fashion capital of the …

France

Project Fear has become Brexit cold reality. It is time to vote again

From the divorce payment to the Irish border, British people now know far more about the costs of leaving Europe. They have the right to rethink<p>It sometimes feels as if Brexit is being treated by our politicians as a game in which they all jostle for the best possible position to be able to launch …

Great Britain

An Apparent Sonic Attack At The U.S. Embassy In Uzbekistan May Point Toward Russia In The Cuba Attacks

In October, the U.S. expelled 15 Cuban diplomats from their embassy in Washington, D.C. after the U.S. was forced to bring non-essential personnel back from its Havana embassy because a series of sonic attacks had some State Department employees experiencing mysterious symptoms like nausea and …

Ether just set a new all-time record above $400

The price ether, the digital token used on the ethereum blockchain set a new record high in trading today, at just under $415. It has been a good year for the cryptocurrency, which has appreciated by a cool 5,000% (or so) since January, when it was trading at $8. So far today, the cryptocurrency …

Something very weird is happening on Saturn’s moon Titan

Thanks to the efforts of NASA and its incredibly reliable Cassini spacecraft, we now know more about Saturn and its moons than ever before, but it …

Astronomy

Massive Ancient Underground City Once Housed 20,000 People

Many of us have fantasized about having a door in our home that leads us to a hidden world, but can you imagine a buried city laying just behind the walls of your house? In 1963, a Turkish man knocked down a wall in his basement, only to discover the ancient 18-story underground city of …

Archaeology

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

Managers of $3 Trillion Buy Dollar Amid Worst Rout in Decade

The dollar has been mired in its worst slump in a decade, battered by political drama in Washington and shifting bets on central-bank policy. …

Stock Markets

Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object

Astronomers have discovered a brand new type of object in our solar system: an active binary asteroid. That means the object, named Body 288P, is the …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Donald Trump

Taxpayers billed $1,092 for an official’s two-night stay at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club

The bedroom suites at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, available only to members and their guests, feature hand-painted Moorish ceilings, antique Spanish-tiled mosaics and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.<p>On a weekend in early March, during one of seven trips by Trump and his White House …

President Trump is killing me. Really.

President Trump is killing me.<p>No, really. He's killing me.<p>I went for my annual physical last month, and, for the first time in my 49 years, I had to report that I've not been feeling well: fatigue, headaches, poor sleep, even some occasional chest pain. My doctor checked my blood pressure, which …

Donald Trump

In a parallel universe, this week’s big political news would be Rep. Tim Murphy’s sex scandal

<i>Twenty-seven months into the Donald Trump political phenomenon, it is easy to forget what used to qualify as big news — something like, say, a sex scandal involving an eight-term congressman and a woman half his age.</i><p><i>You didn't hear about this? Huh. Maybe it's because after the media covers</i> …

Donald Trump

Meet the original single lady, who wrote the book on living alone

Marjorie Hillis was the “spinster-in-chief” who showed women that they could make it on their own<p>In 1930, Marjorie Hillis stood in front of a large, …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto denies calling Donald Trump to praise border policy

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Monday he had not recently spoken to Donald Trump on the phone, after the US leader boasted his counterpart had called him to praise his border policy.<p>Mr Trump made the comments as he presented his new chief of staff, former Homeland Security secretary …

Sunscreen made from DNA would last forever

Earth's yellow sun is the source of its power.<p>A DNA-based sunscreen that not only stops harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, but also becomes more protective the longer you expose it to UV rays? That’s the dazzling premise behind a recent study published in the journal <i>Science Reports</i>.<p>While sunscreen …

Conservatives and NRA Silent as Trump Sends in Feds for Chicago Gun Grab

<b>(RPI)</b> Chicago police are keeping busy confiscating “illegal guns.” Last year through the summer, the confiscations were occurring at a rate of one …

Marvel boss calls Avengers 4 the conclusion to 22-movie arc, Homecoming sequel to mark new period

Homecoming sequel is currently the final Spider-Man movie<p>The sequel to <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> will kickstart a new chapter for the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the events of <i>Avengers 4</i>, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed.<p>Feige told the Toronto Sun that <i>Avengers 4</i>, which currently does not …

Marvel Universe

Trump Supporters Cry Bias After NPR Tweets the Declaration of Independence

NPR tweeted the entire Declaration of Independence in 140-character chunks yesterday to celebrate Independence Day. But more than a few people …