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What Happens When You Write About Gun Control in America

Gun-rights activists threaten to shoot you (among other reactions).<p>When you write a piece about America’s unique and uniquely deadly gun problem, as I have done many times for Esquire, you expect a few things to happen: gun-control people will applaud, gun-rights advocates will get upset, and your …

U.S. sanctions three Venezuelans, Pence calls for more action

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday announced sanctions on three Venezuelans and 20 companies with ties to socialist President Nicolas Maduro for narcotics trafficking, with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence calling for more nations to increase pressure on Caracas.<p>The new …

The gorgeous Studio Ghibli-style art of Ni No Kuni II

From the game to your wall<p>A large part of the appeal of the <i>Ni No Kun</i>i series is how the games look: it’s like you’re wandering around inside a lush Studio Ghibli animated film while playing a fantastical role-playing game. That was certainly true of the recent <i>Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom</i> — this …

The Uncomfortable Marriage Between China and Its Tech Giants

Tech tycoons may like government talk about innovation, but they don’t love more state control<p>Jack Ma, executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., characterizes his relationship with the Chinese government as “fall in love but don’t marry.”<p>That’s generally the view of China’s …

China

Supreme Court sounds wary of Microsoft's battle against Trump administration over email privacy

Supreme Court justices sounded skeptical Tuesday about Microsoft's refusal to turn over emails sought by U.S. law enforcement agents with a criminal search warrant but stored by the software giant in overseas servers.<p>The case of the United States vs. Microsoft has been hailed by some as a major …

The nominees for World Press Photo of the Year

The World Press Photo Foundation announced its 2018 award nominees today, including the six nominees for World Press Photo of the Year.<p><b>Why it …

Nicolás Maduro

A budget the likes of which the Pentagon has never seen

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more in defense spending than America's two nearest …

Texas governor wants Rangers to investigate Karolyi Ranch

The governor of Texas has called on the Texas Rangers to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct at the famed and recently shuttered Karolyi …

Elon Musk Has Made $3.5 Million Selling Flamethrowers

Even Elon Musk’s jokes make him millions of dollars.<p>Sales of The Boring Company’s flamethrower, which seemed to start as a throwaway line to help the …

Massive Cryptocurrency Heist Spurs Call for More Regulation

At 2:57 a.m. on Friday morning in Tokyo, someone hacked into the digital wallet of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and pulled off one …

AT&T wants Congress to pass a net neutrality law

AT&T is calling on Congress to settle the internet freedom debate by passing a federal net neutrality law.<p>In a full-page ad appearing in multiple U.S. newspapers on Wednesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said his company has suffered from regulatory whiplash. Various presidential administrations …

Paul George’s PG2 Signature Shoe Debuted With A Unique PlayStation Colorway

Paul George‘s latest signature shoe will be a big hit with people who like the Oklahoma City Thunder star and video games. The PG2 was announced by Nike on Saturday, and the first look at the kick is a galactic design with some PlayStation touches.<p>The PlayStation colorway of the PG2 has a “Palmdale …

Watch this amazing HD footage from the 1962 Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

How BitConnect pulled the biggest exit scheme in cryptocurrency

In a menacing turn of events yesterday, Bitcoin investment lending platform BitConnect abruptly announced it is shutting down its lending and exchange services. But while this sudden “curveball” might have come as a massive surprise for thousands of gullible investors, the writing was on the wall …

Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build a range of different creations and play with them using the console to power games that interact …

A Studio Ghibli Theme Park Is CONFIRMED for 2020

In just a few short years you could be rolling in Totoros and soot sprites.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>Studio Ghibli's beloved iconic animation <i>My Neighbour Totoro</i> will be immortalized as a theme park within the Aichi Prefecture's lush EXPO Park, RocketNews24 reports.<p>Fans of …

See the New ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Adidas Sneakers Coming Out Fall ’18

The year is young, but Adidas Originals’ upcoming “Dragon Ball Z” collection is quickly becoming one of the brand’s most buzzed-about projects of …

The race is on to become the Bloomberg of crypto

Data is the lifeblood of financial markets: Professional traders rely on computer terminals supplied by companies like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters to look up prices on things like bonds and currencies. And while Wall Street is dominated by these incumbents, especially Bloomberg, the battle to …

Chinese Workers Abandon Silicon Valley for Riches Back Home

A few years ago, Wang Yi was living the American dream. He had graduated from Princeton, landed a job at Google and bought a spacious condo in …

Sign-Ups For "Major" PS4 System Update Beta Now Open

Just a few months after the big 5.0 PlayStation 4 system update, Sony is preparing to release its next major firmware patch. Furthermore, you could get the included improvements early, as Sony has announced it is holding a beta for the update.<p>"You can register to be a beta tester anytime between …

North America

Yesojo’s Nintendo Switch projector dock is a dream accessory

The Yesojo Nintendo Switch projector dock got a lot of attention when we covered the launch of its crowdfunding campaign last year, but at CES, it was on display and working, with the company ready to ship to its early backers. We got to spend some time with the portable projector, which gives your …

7-Eleven probe opens new front on immigration

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven immigration agents filed into a 7-Eleven store before dawn Wednesday, waited for people to go through the checkout line and told arriving customers and a driver delivering beer to wait outside. A federal inspection was underway, they said.<p>Within 20 minutes, they verified …

Bitcoin conference stops accepting bitcoin for tickets, oh the irony

The irony of a conference dedicated to all things cryptocurrency that's unable to accept bitcoin payments for conference tickets is glaring.<p>On the …

North and South Korea held their highest-level talks in years — here are the major breakthroughs

North Korea and South Korea sent 20 diplomats to the "truce village" on Tuesday, where the two states, technically still at war since 1953, talked about the coming Winter Olympics.<p>But early indications show that rising nuclear tensions remained the elephant in the room.<p>"This winter has seen more …

North Korea

Dogecoin Explodes To $2 Billion, Reaches All-Time High

This cryptocurrency just reached a $2 billion market capitalization this weekend.<p>Dogecoin, which is based on a popular internet meme, doubled its market capitalization over the past two weeks.<p>According to Coinmarket, Dogecoin has since cooled to about $1.7 billion after hitting its fresh all-time …

Amazon Shuts Down Anime Strike

Anime Strike, Amazon’s foray into the Japanese animation market, is no more. The closure comes just short of its 1st birthday, January 12.<p>Anime Strike was one of what Amazon calls “Channels,” add-on services that provide additional content to Prime Video for an additional $5 a month. But on Friday …

Apple will replace iPhone batteries for $29 even if they're technically still 'good'

If you have an iPhone 6 model or later, you should probably go replace the battery for a discounted rate at your local Apple Store.<p>Apple is now …

Mobile Technology

Kuri the adorable home robot starts shipping to pre-order customers

Kuri, the home robot that wants to be more companion and less Roomba, has begun shipping out to customers. Kuri creator Mayfield Robotics, a Bosch-owned startup, revealed that its initial shipments have gone out via FedEx – which means it technically met its goal of beginning to ship the photogenic …

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket looks just like the beast it is

Elon Musk's SpaceX is closer than ever to launching a brand new rocket.<p>The private spaceflight company is finally just about ready to launch its …

RIP Bruce Brown, groundbreaking surf film pioneer

The Endless Summer is the most important film in the history of surfing, and a lot of that is due to director Bruce Brown's evangelistic narration …