Microsoft is pushing for faster internet in rural America

Microsoft's president Brad Smith announced the new initiative. Rural communities are often missing a lot of the commodities that urban hotspots can't imagine living without. There's not a Starbucks or Soul Cycle on every corner, and broadband internet access isn't always a given. Microsoft is the latest tech company trying to make "Life, liberty,...

Kellyanne Conway probably regrets this October tweet mocking Hillary Clinton now

Kellyanne Conway probably wishing she didn't tweet some things. FBI investigations may come and go, but tweets? Tweets are forever. Kellyanne Conway can surely attest to this, seeing as how one of her tweets from October 2016 — back when she was criticizing Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server — has recently...

Apple’s paranoia about leaks is misplaced

Apple's inability to keep its secrets is so bad that even its internal presentation about confidentiality was leaked. But according to internal videos obtained by The Outline, the company is very serious about secrecy. It reportedly conducted an hour-long briefing titled "Stopping Leakers - Keeping Confidential at Apple" for about 100 employees to make...

TrueLayer raises $3M Series A to provide fintech companies with easy access to bank APIs

TrueLayer, a London startup that’s built a developer platform to make it easy for fintech companies to access bank APIs — and ride the PSD2 gravy train — has raised $3 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Anthemis Group, with participation from existing investor Connect Ventures, and will be used...

Why people name things, and themselves, “Zzyzx”

When I was a youngster, during the golden age of prank calls before caller ID, my friend and I found the name Zerba Zzyzx at the end of the telephone book. We called Ms. Zzyzx and asked if she realized she was the last name in the telephone book. Much to our surprise, she...

Apple rumored to be working on a revolutionary health care project

Apple might be overhauling the iPhone to revolutionize medical records. Apple is focused on health care more than ever before, and if recent rumors hold any weight, the iPhone could become an essential component of your future visits to the doctor's office. The company's fledgling health care unit reportedly has a team pursuing an...

45 thoughts I had while watching ‘The Fast and the Furious’ for the first time

All entertainment writers have our lapses; Many people I've worked with have never read a Harry Potter or seen a Star War. A lot of classic movies and television just aren't priority when you know your taste preferences, which is how I went 16 years without seeing a single Fast and Furious movie. But...

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pack big changes into gorgeous bodies

Samsung officially revealed the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus here in New York, and it seems safe to say that we got what we expected. The lack of a home button; the new AI assistant; the near bezel-less, curved screens; the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors -- all the leaks were true. What ultimately matters...

15 great excuses to not go out tonight

It's a tale as old as time: you'll make plans at 10 a.m., bright-eyed and fresh from your first cup of coffee. "Yes," you'll say to your friends. "I would love to do that thing tonight." Around 3, though, you'll start to have doubts — scary doubts. Do you really have enough energy for...

The most chilling part of Donald Trump’s message to the media

United States President-elect Donald Trump points his finger when he speaks at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City on January 11 2017. Donald Trump's first press conference as the president-elect of the U.S. started off with a rarity: Praise for the media, or at least some of it. It ended...


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