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Tabloid roundup: Obama’s real birth certificate, a spy in the White House, murder charges...

Barack Obama’s real Kenyan birth certificate has been discovered, President Trump has caught “Russia’s White House spy,” and actor Robert Wagner has been hit by “grand jury murder charges” - if you believe this week’s tabloids. Alas, it’s another...

Man confessing to touching stranger on a bus is declared innocent, for a ridiculous...

"It was just for fun," the police chief said. Seriously? A man accused of harassing a young woman after touching her thigh on a bus, was eventually released from custody after police decided that he wasn't guilty — because...

What to expect when Snapchat goes public tomorrow

It’s here! The much-anticipated Snap IPO is happening. They priced their IPO today at $17 per share, raising $3.4 billion and valuing the company at $24 billion. Like venture rounds, IPOs are fundraising events, yet instead of private investors...

The Morning After: Friday, February 24 2017

Good morning. We spent two days with the Nintendo Switch and we have feelings. Amazon is citing the First Amendment in defense of its robot Alexa, and we look forward to transforming into cups and bananas in Bethesda's forthcoming...

Batmobile toy uses augmented reality to show the driver’s view

Batman's got plenty of wonderful toys bearing his name, from his trusty Batarangs to his super Batcomputer. However, none are more famous than the Batmobile. And, while diehard fans might be a little down on the design of the...

YouTube improves video discovery by highlighting new talent on a weekly basis

YouTube announced today it’s making a change to a prominent video discovery feature on its site in order to showcase more videos made by newer creators and music artists. The company says that it will begin to highlight those...

India threatens to expel Amazon employees for selling Indian flag doormats

Image: screenshot/amazon canada India takes a lot of pride in its national flag, and Amazon is learning that the hard way today. India's outspoken external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj lambasted Amazon on Wednesday after the Seattle-based ecommerce company the...

Meet the robonauts: NASA’s humanoid robots

Robonaut 2 shakes hands with an astronaut's suit (right). Picture this: Astronauts floating in weightlessness sip cups of coffee while staring out the windows of the International Space Station. They're looking at a vaguely human-like figure as it scuttles...

Meet the robonauts: NASA’s humanoid robots

Robonaut 2 shakes hands with an astronaut's suit (right). Picture this: Astronauts floating in weightlessness sip cups of coffee while staring out the windows of the International Space Station. They're looking at a vaguely human-like figure as it scuttles...

Bryan Cranston, Giovanni Ribisi talk about Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’

Giovanni Ribisi in "Sneaky Pete." Growing up, Bryan Cranston's family called him a "Sneaky Pete." The Breaking Bad actor, who had a challenging childhood, used to try and find shortcuts to chores and conducted mini-scams like reselling used sun...

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There’s an ocean hidden beneath frozen surface on Pluto, scientists discover

This image made available by NASA on Friday, July 24, 2015 shows a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft with enhanced...

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