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This Android Oreo Feature Could Fix a Huge Google Problem

This Android Oreo Feature Could Fix a Huge Google Problem

The company hopes to reduce the amount of time between Android consumer updates...
Here's Your First Look at Samsung's Galaxy Note 8

Here's Your First Look at Samsung's Galaxy Note 8

It's a lot like the Galaxy S8, but with a stylus and two cameras....
Elon Musk reveals 1st photo of SpaceX spacesuit

Elon Musk reveals 1st photo of SpaceX spacesuit

The spacesuit actually works, the businessman wrote in an Instagram post....
Former CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

Former CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it. Wilson launched the fundraiser last...
Up from the ashes: Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone

Up from the ashes: Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone

Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking — and lower battery...
Suspected drug dealer abandons infant in car while fleeing police in Denver

Suspected drug dealer abandons infant in car while fleeing police in Denver

Victor Manuel Gomez-Cruz was arrested with $5,000 in cash stuffed in his pockets and a brown paper lunch bag packed with two ounces of black tar heroin and one ounce of powder...
On East Colfax, the city plans to buy a closed strip club for $1.3 million. Affordable housing could rise in its place.

On East Colfax, the city plans to buy a closed strip club for $1.3 million. Affordable housing could rise in its place.

A now-shuttered East Colfax strip club that was the site of a murder two years ago could get new life under a proposal that calls for the city to buy the property for $1.3 million...
Thornton passes strict oil, gas rules as tensions over drilling in neighborhoods rise

Thornton passes strict oil, gas rules as tensions over drilling in neighborhoods rise

City leaders on Tuesday approved a set of oil and gas regulations that exceed what the state requires of energy-extraction firms, setting the stage for potential legal challenges...
Amazon’s new Bellevue bookstore shows brick-and-mortar ramp-up

Amazon’s new Bellevue bookstore shows brick-and-mortar ramp-up

Amazon is opening its ninth and 10th bookstores this week — in Bellevue and San Jose. The brick-and-mortar stores provide a glimpse into what Amazon’s ultimate goal might be as it...
The Woodlands takes steps toward possible incorporation

The Woodlands takes steps toward possible incorporation

The potential transformation of The Woodlands from its unique township governance model into a full-fledged city dominated the campaign for the township board last fall. Now that...
Twitter personalities and pundits react to Trump's Arizona speech

Twitter personalities and pundits react to Trump's Arizona speech

In a stunning, campaign-like speech delivered from Phoenix, Ariz., President Donald Trump railed against the media, defended his post-Charlottesville statements, and addressed his...
Ex-NFL player arrested on drug charge in a school zone

Ex-NFL player arrested on drug charge in a school zone

Former NFL player Johnny Jolly was arrested yet again on drug charges earlier this month, marking at least his fifth arrest in the past decade....
Hamburgers and beer are about to start flying through the skies of Reykjavík, Iceland

Hamburgers and beer are about to start flying through the skies of Reykjavík, Iceland

Drone delivery has taken another small step toward becoming a reality, thanks to a new trial taking place in Iceland. Israeli drone logistics company Flytrex has partnered with...
Samsung Note 8 event: start time and where to stream

Samsung Note 8 event: start time and where to stream

Fall is almost here, and it’s officially smartphone season, with Samsung kicking things off by unveiling the Galaxy Note 8 today at its latest Galaxy Unpacked event. In the past...
Meizu proves that cheap earbuds and smartphones don’t have to be ugly

Meizu proves that cheap earbuds and smartphones don’t have to be ugly

Meizu has unveiled a new entry-level smartphone featuring dual cameras, along with a followup to one of our favorite pairs of Bluetooth earbuds. The Meizu M6 Note phone features...
Elon Musk reveals first official photo of SpaceX space suit

Elon Musk reveals first official photo of SpaceX space suit

Elon Musk has posted the official first photo of his SpaceX space suit on Instagram, teasing that more details will come in a few days. Musk says the suit actually works, and was...
Librem 13 laptop review: physical security for the paranoid

Librem 13 laptop review: physical security for the paranoid

Every time I've used a Linux computer — at least, a Linux computer that's not hidden behind the sheen of Chrome or Android — it's been the exact same story: nothing ever works...
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 faces one low, but unconditional expectation

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 faces one low, but unconditional expectation

It has been nearly a year since Samsung, the world’s most prolific smartphone maker, gave us an exhibition of how not to recover from a mistake. After launching the flagship Galaxy...
UVA's Ugly Past

UVA's Ugly Past

As college students return to Charlottesville after violent clashes there earlier this month, the school's history with slavery is dominant theme on syllabi and in conversations...
'Link in Bio' Keeps Instagram Nice

'Link in Bio' Keeps Instagram Nice

The platform has been pilloried for not allowing links in posts, but maybe that’s what makes the app an oasis in scorched-earth times....
A Prehistoric Toothless Dolphin That Ate by Vacuuming Up Squid

A Prehistoric Toothless Dolphin That Ate by Vacuuming Up Squid

A 30-million-year-old fossil found in South Carolina belonged to a weird, weird creature. ...
Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes: studies

Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes: studies

Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly...
Walmart diving into voice-activated shopping with Google

Walmart diving into voice-activated shopping with Google

Walmart says it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability will be...
Identity fraud hits 'epidemic levels'

Identity fraud hits 'epidemic levels'

Fraudsters are increasingly using your details to apply for loans and spend your money....
Tasman Glacier lit up to remind us how beautiful nature is

Tasman Glacier lit up to remind us how beautiful nature is

Backed by Canon, a photographer and projectionist team up to raise environmental awareness....
How tech helped blind students 'see' the solar eclipse

How tech helped blind students 'see' the solar eclipse

A revolutionary device called Graphiti displays tactile images in near real time....
4 things to do with your solar eclipse glasses

4 things to do with your solar eclipse glasses

Reuse your solar eclipse glasses with these tips....
Google, Walmart team up to take on Amazon Prime

Google, Walmart team up to take on Amazon Prime

Plus, Google killed off its $95 yearly Google Express membership fee....
Okta CEO Todd McKinnon is officially the 14th fittest man in the world — for his age

Okta CEO Todd McKinnon is officially the 14th fittest man in the world — for his age

Earlier this month McKinnon competed in the very difficult CrossFit Games, becoming the first person to do the games and take a company public in the same......
A health system in Utah wants to slash the number of opioid pills it prescribes by 5 million

A health system in Utah wants to slash the number of opioid pills it prescribes by 5 million

Intermountain Healthcare wants to reduce the number of opioid pills it prescribes per year by 5 million....
Cyborg bacteria could be the key to a new source of energy

Cyborg bacteria could be the key to a new source of energy

"Rather than rely on inefficient chlorophyll to harvest sunlight, I've taught bacteria how to grow and cover their bodies with tiny semiconductor......
The Tricky Task of Tracking Tencent's Earnings

The Tricky Task of Tracking Tencent's Earnings

Hello, this is Lulu. When it comes to accounting for investments, Tencent and Alibaba play by different rules....
A U.K. Retailer Turns to Online Gaming as E-Sport Prize Money Eclipses Golf

A U.K. Retailer Turns to Online Gaming as E-Sport Prize Money Eclipses Golf

Game Digital Plc, the seller of Nintendo, Xbox and PlayStation consoles, is shifting its focus to e-sports in a bid to tap into an increasingly lucrative industry....
Wal-Mart, Google Partner on Voice-Based Shopping to Catch Amazon

Wal-Mart, Google Partner on Voice-Based Shopping to Catch Amazon

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is teaming up with Google to let shoppers order by voice, the latest example of the world’s largest retailer finding a technology partner to catch e-commerce...
Former Intel CEO Candidate Smith to Leave Chipmaker in January

Former Intel CEO Candidate Smith to Leave Chipmaker in January

Intel Corp.’s head of manufacturing, operations and sales, Stacy Smith is retiring early next year, the chipmaker said....
Sungevity Brand Returns Via Solar Spectrum-Horizon Merger

Sungevity Brand Returns Via Solar Spectrum-Horizon Merger

Solar Spectrum, a clean-energy company backed by private equity firm Northern Pacific Group, bought residential system provider Horizon Solar Power....
The Fiscal Times names new editor amid job cuts

The Fiscal Times names new editor amid job cuts

The Fiscal Times, a digital publication funded by billionaire Peter G. Peterson , is changing course: Veteran Editor Jackie Leo has been replaced by her longtime executive editor,...
Bob Guccione Jr. launches upscale luxury travel site

Bob Guccione Jr. launches upscale luxury travel site

Bob Guccione Jr. is back in the publishing game with an upscale luxury travel site, Wonderlusttravel.com. He’s landed the American Express Platinum Card as the sole advertiser for...
Giant MGM National Harbor casino is looking beyond Maryland

Giant MGM National Harbor casino is looking beyond Maryland

Unlike Maryland's five existing casinos, the $1.2 billion MGM National Harbor will be a "destination" resort projected to attract more than half of its business from outside the...
Maryland's big lottery winners want the money, not the renown

Maryland's big lottery winners want the money, not the renown

Should lottery winners be permitted to remain anonymous?...