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Happy St. Patrick's Day! The healthcare bill is progressing through the house, and now everyone is freaked out about the budget. It's so interesting how Trump keeps shifting the focus so we forget about the last change.
GCHQ's distinctive “donut” headquarters in Cheltenham. Phoning GCHQ, the UK's signals intelligence agency and counterpart to America's NSA, for comment is an unusual process. Dialling the agency's number leads to a simply and…
Some of Uber's self-driving cars aren't driving as smoothly as the company hoped they would. Documents circulated throughout the company's self-driving group, which Recode obtained, gives us a first look at the progress of the ride-hail company's…
– Mar 16, 2017, 12:00 AM
The long read: She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That's why the palace has a plan.
White House Press Secretary read out media claims of GCHQ involvement in Trump spying The UK spy agency bluntly denied the accusations, saying they should be 'ignored' (CNN)The United Kingdom's intelligence agency has strongly denied White House…
New York Times
– Mar 16, 2017, 9:56 AM
Nearly 40 percent of colleges are reporting overall declines in applications from international students, according to a survey of 250 college and universities, released this week by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions…
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he's “not too worried” about what will happen if new FCC chairman Ajit Pai eliminates the Title II regulations that have guaranteed a neutral internet experience for US consumers in recent years.
francine hardawayReed Hastings is a very smart CEO.
– Mar 17, 2017, 9:04 AM
I'm not an early adopter. I'll only start wearing new styles of clothing once they're practically out of date, and I won't move into a neighborhood until it's fully saturated with upscale coffee shops. I was the last person I know to download music…
francine hardawayThis is so funny! I use podcasts the same way -- they put me to sleep.
Roughly a quarter of people prescribed an opioid painkiller for just 12 days will still be taking the drug a year later, a new federal study said on Thursday. Nearly half of those taking opioids for just a month, it found, will be hooked a year…
Apple's Siri may not be the most capable voice assistant, or the most beloved. In the race to dominate the next generation of interfaces, though, Siri had one key advantage: a cushy home on hundreds of millions of iPhones. Now, however, Amazon has…
francine hardawayIf you have the Amazon app, Alexa is now on your iPhone. This is huge.
When the robots rise up, they won't take your life. They'll take your job, particularly those in fields primed for automation, like manufacturing, trucking, and customer service. Technologists, economists, and policymakers believe this future is…