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Everyone is comparing Donald Trump to Richard Nixon

Everyone is comparing Donald Trump to Richard Nixon

Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday despite the bureau being in the midst of an investigation into the connections of the Trump administration and campaign to Russia. Put another way, Trump fired the guy in charge of the investigation that some believe will end with his impeachment.  SEE ALSO: Newspaper succinctly trolls […]

A small robot is here to help after a mishap at a major nuclear waste site

A small robot is here to help after a mishap at a major nuclear waste site

A small robot is roving around a massive U.S. nuclear waste site to gather critical samples of potential air and water contamination after an emergency was declared Tuesday. The machine was deployed after a tunnel that stores rail cars filled with radioactive waste partially collapsed at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state.  SEE ALSO: Greenland […]

Today in whitewashing: White guy cast as Native Hawaiian hero in 'Ni'ihau'

Today in whitewashing: White guy cast as Native Hawaiian hero in 'Ni'ihau'

If there’s one screamingly obvious lesson to be learned from the recent casting controversies over Ghost in the Shell, Doctor Strange, Aloha, Gods of Egypt, Exodus: Gods and Kings, etc., it should be that audiences aren’t putting up with whitewashing anymore. But it seems not everyone got the memo. SEE ALSO: The 8 main excuses […]

Grammarly raises $110 million to check your typos and grammar mistakes

Grammarly raises $110 million to check your typos and grammar mistakes

Investors are betting big on spelling mistakes and misshapen sentences. San Francisco startup Grammarly just raised $110 million to take its AI-driven grammar-checking tool to the next level. The funding, led by General Catalyst and Spark Capital, marks the first venture capital round in the company’s eight-year life. SEE ALSO: Microsoft is putting AI everywhere […]

Amazon now lets you make hands-free calls on all Alexa devices

Amazon now lets you make hands-free calls on all Alexa devices

“Alexa, call my mother.” Yes, the future of hands-free calling is here after Amazon announced the new Echo Show on Tuesday, a version of its popular smart speaker with a touchscreen that looks like a ’90s television. With the Show, the company announced video calling for the device as well as free voice calling and […]

The Trump team just tried to delete old press releases because it doesn't understand the internet

The Trump team just tried to delete old press releases because it doesn't understand the internet

President Donald Trump’s team just learned a hard life lesson: Nothing ever truly disappears from the internet. At most, it just travels to a more obscure (but still very findable) location. The Trump administration was in court on Monday to defend the constitutionality of a temporary ban Trump issued on March 6 that blocked travel […]

Chinese mobile payment platform Alipay enters the US market

Chinese mobile payment platform Alipay enters the US market

Look out, Apple Pay: Alipay, one of China’s biggest mobile payment services, is coming to the United States. The payment platform, which is an extension of Ant Financial and Jack Ma’s Alibaba ecommerce empire, will enter the U.S. market as part of an agreement with retail payment processor First Data. Alipay will soon be available […]

Researchers want to know the effects of taking small doses of LSD to self-medicate

Researchers want to know the effects of taking small doses of LSD to self-medicate

Josh heard all the buzz about Silicon Valley coders and young entrepreneurs who took tiny doses of LSD to boost productivity and spark creativity. But the 32-year-old was drawn to the psychedelic drug for another reason: the possibility that it could lift the fog of his depression, if only temporarily.  Josh, who asked to withhold […]

Yelp is having a truly brutal day

Yelp is having a truly brutal day

“Yelp needs help” was the joke of finance Twitter Tuesday, as the company’s stock plummeted down by more than 28 percent in after-hours trading.  SEE ALSO: You can now book fitness classes on Google $YELP bloodbath… pic.twitter.com/38x21KIjj0 — twobacons (@twobacons) May 9, 2017 That’s an extreme dip and a bad look for a company that […]

This outstanding play is already Major League Baseball's catch of the year

This outstanding play is already Major League Baseball's catch of the year

Sprinting, diving and barrel-rolling, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar made an absolute stunner of a play Monday night, one that’s already being hailed as Major League Baseball‘s catch of the season so far. With two outs in the sixth inning, a runner in scoring position and Toronto up 4-0 on Cleveland, Pillar laid all […]

Critics: 'King Arthur' is 'vulgar, phony-looking' ... but tell us what you really thought

Critics: 'King Arthur' is 'vulgar, phony-looking' … but tell us what you really thought

It’s unclear why Guy Ritchie decided Hollywood needed a King Arthur reboot — apart from the fact that Hollywood’s do-over obsession hasn’t lost steam in 2017. Nevertheless, his spin on King Arthur and his knights has arrived and generally underwhelmed critics, despite Ritchie’s promising work with Sherlock Holmes. The Telegraph‘s Robbie Collin described King Arthur: […]

United allegedly burned dead giant rabbit's remains without consent

United allegedly burned dead giant rabbit's remains without consent

The sad mystery around the sudden death of a giant rabbit onboard a United Airlines flight in April deepens thanks to new, disturbing allegations made by the rabbit’s owners. SEE ALSO: Shocker: United Airlines has the most in-flight animal deaths The owners of giant hare Simon are demanding an undisclosed payment for damages and an […]

Tesla's latest Autopilot update records the road while you drive

Tesla's latest Autopilot update records the road while you drive

Tesla’s excited to ramp up its work to create a fully self-driving car platform by the end of the year — so it wants your permission to take some quick videos while you’re behind the wheel, please.  The electric automaker rolled out the latest version of its HW2 Autopilot software and asked owners to agree […]