There’s a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world — Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, “Silicon Glen,” “Silicon Alley,” “Silicon Roundabout“, Station F — it seems every city still wants to be a startup hub, dreaming of becoming “the new Silicon Valley.” But in the Valley itself? Here it feels […]

Congratulations are in order! On Tuesday, Julia Stiles revealed on Instagram that she and husband Preston J. Cook welcomed their baby Strummer Newcomb Cook on October 20, 2017!

3 years ago, Lars Andersen took the Internet by storm with his viral video, ‘A New Level of Archery‘. Some 46 million views later, and Lars is back with a new series of amazing archery videos. In this episode he explores the art of shooting arrows that turn and curve around objects in mid-air. VIA: […]

An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings. Quartz also said it observed location data being sent even if devices had been reset to factory default settings. Android devices with a cellular data or […]

The frontrunner, Democrat Phil Murphy, has been leading Christie’s lieutenant governor, Republican candidate Kim Guadagno, by double digits in the polls. A Fox News Poll released October 17, 2017 shows Guadagno trailing Murphy by 14 points.  (AP) “They are looking at me as the candidate who will lower their property taxes while the other guy […]

A critical security flaw in Apple’s latest version of macOS grants intruders access to your computer’s settings and data without needing a password. Publicly posted to Twitter by Turkish software developer Lemi Orhan Ergin, the dangerous vulnerability lets anyone using a Mac running macOS 10.13 High Sierra get authenticated into a “System Administrator” account, giving them access to all sorts of […]

The concept of past lives is nothing new. It’s often said that if you have an irrational fear, it’s the result of a bad experience in a past life. My mom has always had a fear of soldiers, and she’s wondered if stems from an experience during one of the World Wars. Like so many […]

Since we’re on the subject of predators in politics, now might be a good time to highlight one particularly egregious repeat offender: It's time to talk about former Vice President Joe Biden, the open sexual predator. A thread/moment… — Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) November 13, 2017 In this clip, former Vice President Biden uses […]

Being the richest man in the world wasn’t enough. After Amazon shares climbed on Black Friday, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos saw his net worth rise to $100.3 billion, according to Bloomberg estimates. Amazon’s stock has soared this year and Bezos has benefited to the tune of $32.6 billion. Yes, that’s the amount he has […]

The Federal Communications Commission will publish on Wednesday its plan to reverse Obama-era net neutrality rules that banned internet service providers from blocking or slowing down content, or creating so-called "fast lanes" for companies willing to pay extra to deliver their content more quickly. The new FCC order will throw out almost all of the […]

Twitter has not provided the House and Senate Russia investigations with any additional Kremlin-backed imposter accounts and bots since at least Nov. 1, The Daily Beast has confirmed. The lack of new disclosure comes as evidence continues to mount that inauthentic Russian activity continues apace on the microblogging platform. Twitter first identified 201 non-bot accounts […]

I Wrote The Perfect Dating App Bio For You To Get More Matches Let’s be honest, making the perfect dating profile isn’t easy, even though plenty of casual daters love to spout off about how the key to success with online dating is to “just be yourself” and “not take it so seriously.” But drafting […]

A New Mexico man was arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend and threatening to kill her after Amazons Alexa called police, authorities said. Eduardo Barros, 28, became angered with his unidentified girlfriend while housesitting in Tijeras, about 15 miles east of Albuquerque, and the dispute suddenly turned physical on July 2, authorities said. During the assault, […]

WikiLeaks has been sliding into Donald Trump Jr.’s DMs. The mostly one-sided conversation, surfaced by The Atlantic, lasted at least from September 2016 to July 2017. Throughout that stretch, WikiLeaks sent Donald Trump Jr. direct messages through Twitter, asking him for his father's tax returns, suggesting Trump Senior reject election results if Hillary Clinton won, […]

Facebook is no stranger when it comes to open sourcing its computing knowledge. Over the years, it has consistently created software and hardware internally, then transferred that wisdom to the open source community to let them have it. Today, it announced it was open sourcing its modular network routing software called Open/R, as the tradition […]

As Twitchy demonstrated on Friday, plenty of people were waiting for the opportunity to ruin Thanksgiving with hot takes about politics, but most seemed to have run out of material by Black Friday. It’s a good thing, then, that Winnie Wong, founder of The People for Bernie, was there Friday to keep holiday shoppers warm […]

Hollywood has a weird fascination with telling the same stories over and over again. Outside of the mountains of bloated remakes being made year after year, this also means that the same tired racial tropes are being passed around from film to film. Most people don’t realize it, because subtle racism can be pretty damn […]

It was a special moment.Image: JIM LO SCALZO/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan that was initially denied entry to the United States for an international competition is taking home the silver medal. SEE ALSO: The Afghan girls robotics team will now be allowed into the U.S. Fittingly, they received a the accolade for “courageous […]

In the summer of 2016, we discovered that the United Way of Otero County, New Mexico was holding a firearms raffle that would put 108 firearms into this small rural community.  The prize list included a sniper rifle designed to shoot a person from a mile away as well as an AR-15 assault weapon ― […]

Washington (CNN)White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Donald Trump’s decision to retweet a series of anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right account on Wednesday morning, telling reporters he circulated them to start a conversation about border security and immigration. “Whether it is a real video, the threat is real,” Sanders told a small […]

Hollywood hates casting teenagers to play teenagers. This is partly because they can only work a limited number of hours in a day, and partly because ew, teenagers. Because of that, most of the “teenagers” I grew up idolizing were actors and actresses in their 20s or even 30s. Some movies and shows have been […]

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Image: baidu Google Home and the Amazon Echo have new competition. Baidu, which runs China’s most popular search engine, has produced the Raven H, a voice-activated speaker that runs on an artificial intelligence platform. SEE ALSO: Baidu plans to put a driverless bus on Chinese roads next year and cars by 2021 The Raven H […]

ShareTweet Every mother dreams of the incredible person her child will grow up to be. From the time they first kick below mommy’s heart, to the years that flash before our eyes, being a mother is an indescribable journey of hopes, dreams and cherishing every moment God gives you. For Sara Chivers, motherhood is more than […]

Correction, Katherine Ridenhour is 23 years old, not 25. Correct release attached. /kee pic.twitter.com/aO0NO4nKH7 — Concord PD (@ConcordNCPolice) November 15, 2017 Ridenhour was charged with two counts of “indecent liberties with a student,” police said. Parents told FOX46 something needed to be done about teachers having inappropriate relationships with students. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SAYS TEACHER […]

A Nebraska Democratic Party official was removed from his post on Thursday after an audio recording surfaced of him saying he’s glad House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got shot last week. Phil Montag, now-former co-chair of the state partys technology committee, was recorded saying he wishes Scalise, R-La., were dead. His whole job is to […]

Image: vicky leta/mashable Never has there been a phone that has kept me up at night as much as the recently released OnePlus 5T. As I wrote in my review, it’s a mighty fine Android phone. Correction: It’s mostly mighty fine, except for the cameras. They’re pretty weak and take average-looking photos. Though, an upcoming […]

Jack Ma is using it as a testing ground for his plans to revamp China’s $4 trillion traditional retail sector with technology, an experiment that could help the behemoth gain an edge in China’s saturated market. “The work that’s been done in the integration of offline and online, not just in terms of the technology […]

Unfilled rows brought to mind the large gaps in the crowd at her fathers inauguration in January The US first familys visit to Asia has got off to an inauspicious start, after pic.twitter.com/8OchiSzgHa boos and hisses at the W20 summit in Berlin when, appearing on a panel with the German chancellor Angela Merkel, she referred […]

I think it’s time to admit that Apple’s insane, convention-breaking bet on delivering an iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and the astonishing iPhone X all within weeks of each other was a winning strategy. Don’t look at me like you’re not surprised. Virtually everyone, including me, predicted a possible disaster. It was a feeling that […]

Bullying is one of the worst things that can happen to you when you’re in high school. Teenagers can be ruthless, and they have plenty of difficult issues of their own that many then project onto other kids. However, being able to return to a safe home after a day suffering verbal and physical abuse from […]

A Nebraska Democratic Party official was caught on tape saying he was glad House Majority WhipSteve Scalise got shot in last weeks GOP baseball shooting. The audio recording was posted Thursday on YouTube. In the recording, Phil Montag, a technology chairman in the state, apparently said, His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans […]

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A startling figure in itself but then there is this: “These measures will help realise the Chancellor’s vision that fully self-driving cars will be on UK roads in as little as three years.” Surely that’s a stretch, I thought, if by fully self-driving they mean cars with nobody behind the wheel to take over? Wouldn’t […]

Some celebrities see fame as tremendous burden and distraction from their craft, whereas others treat it as a golden opportunity to screw with thousands of strangers for no logical reason save “shits and giggles.” We’re talking about such famous rascals as … You can’t argue that he didn’t give the fans exactly what they’d asked […]

Boston Dynamics hasn’t talked much since it changed hands from Google’s ailing robotics wing to the deep pockets of SoftBank, but the cutting-edge robotics firm happily gave the world a sneak peek of what it’s been working on in the meantime. The company posted a 24-second teaser trailer showcasing a sleek new version of its […]

Bad news forfans (or good news, depending on your sense of morality): Full episodes are officially being leaked, so spoilers are officially coming. Just a few days after news broke that HBO had been hacked,Sunday night’s upcomingepisode has reportedly leaked online. However, according to HBO, the Season 7 Episode 4 leak is not part of […]

eing a parent in 2017, just like in any other era, has its pros and cons. Technology can make it easy to keep tabs on your kids, but can also get them into trouble. One brilliant mom has found a way to use her daughter’s phone as a clever way of making sure she’s telling […]

A few days back, a tremor shook the city of Lima. Although far from being one that caused any kind of damage at all, it registered on the Sismo Detector app, software that alerts Peruvians that a potentially dangerous earthquake may be occurring. Peru is a very seismically active part of the world, so a […]

The young flying fox, lovingly named ‘Miss Alicia,’ was rescued in Queensland, Australia, after a scary encounter with a car left her in need of urgent care. She was taken into the loving arms of bat conservationist Denise Wade (Batzilla The Bat), and is poised to make a full recovery with no major injuries sustained. […]

When people think of racism, most of them imagine stuff that is very overt and obvious — slurs being yelled, people being denied entry to certain locations, black makeup smeared over the face of a very stupid white dude, etc. These are all things that shout “RACISM” through a Confederate-flag-colored megaphone. But what most non-minorities […]

Feeling old yet? An entire decade ago, Google released the first public beta of the Android OS, two years after its 2005 acquisition of Android Inc. In the demo above, you’ll see the beginnings of Android as an OS for basic BlackBerry style devices with keyboards and trackballs, as well as what it can achieve […]

We all know that difficult customerscan ruin a retail worker’s day (or week. or year), but let’s not count out the truly clueless customers as well. Sure, they might not be mean-spirited, but they can ask some insane questions that will make your brain hurt. And that might be even worse than having to deal […]

Parry said his room was a “horrible little classroom in the back of the campus that no one knew existed.” His students were constantly tardy. Eventually, they told him why: They didn’t want other students to see them making the trek over to P building, which is set off from the semi-circle of the main […]

These people would probably be better served without access to social media… 1 Via thoughtcatalog 2 Via thoughtcatalog 3 Via dearzoez 4 Via adrianklee 5 Via boredpanda 6 Via boredpanda 7 Via joedracke 8 Via Kodakzack6 9 Via boredpanda 10 Via boredpanda 11 Via dailymail 12 Via boredpanda 13 Via boredpanda 14 Via Mateocanz 15 […]

(CNN)David Cassidy, who came to fame as a ’70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on “The Partridge Family,” has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67. David Cassidy was born into the entertainment industry that made him a star. His father was famed actor and singer Jack Cassidy, and his mother was […]

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come along in years. And they’re genuinely useful to have around, whether it’s to settle a bet or help out with a recipe. But it can also feel a little creepy to […]

Although the body does not have the power to impose fines itself, it can refer repeat offenders to Trading Standards, which can take further action. The game’s publisher has also banned Wish.com from serving ads to its products in the future. ‘Red and bloody’ The Simon’s Cat game has a Pegi 3 rating – meaning […]

For 11 happy minutes Twitter users celebrated a Trump-free experience, heaping praise on the rogue staffer who shut down the US president Like the Christmas truce in the first world war trenches, for 11 serene minutes it seemed like peace and harmony had broken out on earth with https://t.co/mlarOgiaRF https://t.co/8hchNECGaA

With the exception of those soap operas that will outlive our grandchildren, most TV shows eventually come to an end. Final episodes tend to be polarizing; you either love them, or you vow to spend the rest of your days destroying the bastards who created them. The thing is, if you look back at those […]

It's been years since I gave a second thought to my web browser. Safari's fine, Microsoft Edge is whatever, I think Opera still exists? None have ever offered much reason to switch away from Chrome, Google's fast, simple web tool. I'm not the only one who feels this way, either: Chrome commands nearly 60 percent […]

"Mistakes were made in my previous comments…" https://t.co/3nR9wcB024 — David Edward (@_David_Edward) June 23, 2017 GP "I am sorry I got taped saying what I truly believe. I'm sorry America's so ignorant and racist as to be offended by my remarks." — The Gormogons (@Gormogons) June 23, 2017 Really hard to walk that one back, […]

Meredith Corp. agreed to acquire Time Inc. for $2.8 billion including debt, swallowing the once-mighty home of Fortune and Sports Illustrated after the internet age wreaked havoc on even the most prestigious magazine titles. The $18.50-a-share offer is an all-cash one, Meredith said in a statement Sunday. The deal gives Meredith, publisher of Better Homes […]

Ink, a Nebraska-based startup focused on revamping on-campus printing, has raised $7 million from VTF Capital, SQN Venture Partners, Invest Nebraska and NE Angeles. This brings total funding to $15 million, with previous participation from advisors Tony Hsieh of Zappos and Greg Silverman of Warner Brothers. If you’re a college student or recent graduate, you already […]

“I wanted somewhere with horrible lighting and limited backdrops. Somewhere that made absolutely no sense for a photo shoot.” Before she started shooting, Martin set herself some rules: “As soon as we walked in an employee asked if they could help us and I asked, “We were just going to take a few photos, is […]

(CNN)Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died Sunday of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83. The next evening, another set of murders took place. Supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, were killed at […]

Nearly every president in office, at one time or another, is confronted with a near-impossible decision. Lincolns suspension of habeas corpus. Truman relieving General MacArthur. Kennedys blockade of Cuba during the missile crisis. And now, the great question of President Donald Trumps era: does he care more about his image? Or about his ratings? The […]

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the White House senior adviser for environmental policy has said publicly in the past that the goal of the United Nations and climate change activists is “all-powerful government” that would effectively end democracy. White has a long history of questioning established science on climate change, which has drawn criticism […]

I stared at the email announcing “Your 23andMe results are ready” for several minutes before I had the courage to uncover my genetic health and ancestry secrets. I was excited to discover whether I was predisposed to be lactose intolerant or consume more caffeine than the average person. However, I was nervous about learning of […]