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GOP to Silicon Valley: Promote the Far Right or Else

Several members of the powerful House Judiciary Committee are threatening to regulate tech companies if they don’t promote conservative content to …

Silicon Valley

On the 10th anniversary of the App store, it’s time to delete most of your apps

Unused apps on your phone can do more harm than simply taking up space.<p>“This is a catastrophe,” my wife said—slightly horrified—as she swiped through page after page of apps on my phone. “Why do you even have most of these?” It’s a good question.<p>It’s hard to believe that just a decade ago, the App …

Apps

Scott Pruitt’s Rocky Relationship With His Aides Set the Stage for His Fall

<i>Want the latest climate and environment news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt came to Washington and assembled an extraordinary team of like-minded conservatives — lawyers, energy lobbyists, free-market Republicans and close …

Donald Trump

Does palliative sedation ease suffering during end-of-life care?

Toward the end, the pain had practically driven Elizabeth Martin mad.<p>By then, the cancer had spread everywhere, from her colon to her spine, her …

Medicine

History will not judge Donald Trump—or his followers—kindly

When I was a kid, my dad would tell tales of his growing up during the Great Depression and World War II. He often wondered how the people of Germany …

Donald Trump

Apple Maps Getting Built Anew Because There Is Some Justice In This World

Get lost no longer.<p>Apple Maps has been the butt of many jokes since its disheveled launch in 2012. Now with the launch of iOS 12 just over the …

Northern California

What’s the best password manager for macOS and iOS?

Password management is something that you often hear a lot about in today’s news. Apple has begun supporting various flavors of password managers through APIs while also offering a fairly decent password manager built right into Safari.<p>You might be wondering – what is the best place to store your …

Apps

Facebook's Got Billions Of Fake Users, Though That May Be The Least Of Their Problems

Back in January, when we were putting together our TV[R]EV predictions for 2018, the death of Facebook was #1 on the list. Not a quick and sudden death, mind you, but one we described as being like a “slow-leaking balloon,” as, slowly but surely, it became a place people went to out of habit, …

Social Media

Apple will reboot Maps using its own data, starting in iOS 12

Apple has quietly been working to rebuild its Maps application with self-gathered data, and will begin to roll out changes starting with the next beta of iOS 12, TechCrunch reports today. The process will apparently proceed slowly, starting only with data for San Francisco and the Bay Area, …

iOS

'Canadians Are Livid' About Trump And Are Hitting Back By Boycotting U.S. Goods

In a large, brightly lit grocery store in Canada's capital Ottawa, Scott Chamberlain smoothly navigates his shopping cart through the produce section, looking for ingredients to make chili. He snaps up a bag of red peppers, clearly stamped "Product of Canada." But the only onions available are from …

Donald Trump

New Fox chief cracks down on inflammatory statements

CEO Suzanne Scott summoned producers to a meeting to direct them to take more control over hosts and panelists.<p>Amid growing backlash against inflammatory statements by Fox News commentators, network CEO Suzanne Scott summoned top show producers to a meeting last week and delivered a clear message: …

Donald Trump

Apple Is Building a Media Platform Like Never Before

Have you ever watched the construction of a new building while knowing nothing about what the finished product would be? You track its progress a piece at a time, clueless about the end goal until finally there comes a point when, in a single moment, suddenly it all makes sense.<p>Apple's media …

Smart TV

The biggest questions left behind Westworld’s season 2 finale

And some thoughts on what season 3 might look like<p><b>Spoiler warning: this piece discusses the biggest reveals from the Westworld season 2 finale. Proceed at your own risk.</b><p>The finale of season 2 of HBO’s science fiction series <i>Westworld</i> debuted on Sunday, June 24th, and it answered some of the …

TV Series

Dear Europe, if you want to stop Trump, sanction his companies | Keith Ellison

Sanctions targeting his own companies and wealth will sting in a way that he cannot ignore<p>Donald Trump has opened the largest rift between the US and its European allies since George W Bush’s illegal invasion of Iraq. From the Paris accord, to the Iran nuclear deal, to pushing for the inclusion of …

Iran Nuclear Deal

The Strategic Lies of Oncologists

“We’ll have to invent symptoms,” the doctor said. Since this physician was a paragon of integrity, the patient gasped. With what words could she thank the doctor for such a breach of insurance rules?<p>Many have fulminated against oncologists who lie <i>to</i> patients about their prognoses, but sometimes …

Health Care

These ‘mermaids’ dance underwater for half an hour at a time

The auditorium at Weeki Wachee Springs sits 16 feet underground. Long wooden benches face a thick glass wall, which stays shrouded in blue curtains, resembling ruched swimsuits. But three or four times a day, the curtains rise to reveal clear water.<p>A ledge juts out, and below, the bottom drops down …

No one is opening those emails about privacy updates, and marketers are getting nervous

You've probably received a bunch of emails from companies telling you that they're changing their privacy policies, and perhaps asking you for …

The science fiction podcasts every nerd should listen to

To help you ignore your dystopian reality.<p><i>This post has been updated, and will probably be updated again, because that's how best-of lists should work.</i><p>I love podcasts, you love podcasts, your grandma probably loves podcasts. Looking for some science fiction you can enjoy while your eyeballs do …

Science Fiction

New approach to Alzheimer's fight: Diabetes drugs

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer's drug after safety issues emerged. This latest failure adds to the dozens of large, costly clinical trials that have shown no effect in treating this devastating disease.<p>The growing list of failures …

Dementia

Could dark matter atoms explain a recent observation?

Paper suggests some dark matter atoms; charges are much smaller than an electron's.<p>Early this year, a project called EDGES managed to take the …

Thousands of criminals were cleared to be Uber drivers. Here's how rideshare companies fought stronger checks

<b>(CNN) —</b> For anyone looking, it wouldn't have been too hard to uncover Talal Chammout's sordid past.<p>A simple internet search would have turned up news accounts of his criminal history, such as his assault conviction or the time a federal judge sentenced him to 6½ years in prison for being a felon in …

Guns

Roseanne Was a Rare Moment Where the Twitter Mob Got It Right

No one should shed any tears for the sitcom star, but it's time to look at the broader dynamics of what's become a toxic social media site.<p><i>Welcome to Evesplaining, politics writer Eve Peyser's column about why everyone else is wrong and she's right.</i><p>The easiest route to fast fame these days is …

Fuck Off With This Nonsense About How 'Honorable' Jeff Sessions Is

There’s another entry in the long list of Elite Washington Journalists groveling at the feet of the Trump administration today, and it comes from …

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some …

Medical Research

Time crystals could be the miracle quantum computing needs

Scientists at Aalto University in Finland recently published research indicating “time crystals” may hold the key to creating a quantum computer that doesn’t require near perfect-zero temperatures to operate.<p>There’s a reason you might not have heard of time crystals: they’re a wickedly difficult …

Quantum Physics

How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

Apple has executed flawlessly as Chipzilla stumbled.<p>Back in 2013, <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced the A7 system on a chip (SoC) as part of its …

The future of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is written in the Big Island's past

Looming above Kilauea's glowing lava rivers and explosions of ash, is the most massive mountain on Earth. Measured from its deep ocean base, the …

In Russia, Scant Traces And Negative Memories Of A Century-Old U.S. Intervention

A simple tombstone marks the grave of the lone American buried in the vast Naval Cemetery in Vladivostok overlooking Russia's Pacific coast.<p>The words "Secretary H. B. Emmez, American YMCA" are carved in English above a cross into the granite slab. There are no dates, epitaphs or other …

Russia

NARWHALS AREN'T REAL

Apple frequently forced to give customer iCloud data to police

A locked iPhone can’t be accessed without the passcode, and even Apple can’t unlock it. But Apple has to comply with government requests for iCloud information.<p>And there are a lot of them. The company received 3,358 requests to access personal data in the second-half of 2017, with about half of …