Google I/O 2018 by the numbers

Engadget Google took us on a tour of the future during its annual I/O developers conference on Tuesday. The company debuted six new voices for its Assistant AI, rolled out a revamped News App, and showed off its new AR navigation system. Numbers, because how else would we measure progress?…

Roman Polanski Threatens Legal Action Over Getting Kicked Out of the Academy 

Last week it was reported that director and convicted child rapist Roman Polanski was booted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a decision that reportedly “blindsided” him, and not because he couldn’t believe it had finally happened. Then, on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Polanski’s attorney…

Who wins and who loses in Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Iran deal?

    President Trump made an announcement from the White House, keeping his campaign promise, that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal. John Fritze reports. John Fritze, USA TODAY   National Security Adviser John Bolton attends the…

Pauley Perrette says fans will need ‘a couple boxes of tissues’ for Abby’s ‘NCIS’ exit

  Actor Brian Dietzen weighs in on the impending departure of his “NCIS” co-star, popular actress Pauley Perrette. (Nov. 7) AP   ‘NCIS’ viewers will get their first look at Abby’s apartment in actress Pauley Perrette’s final “NCIS” appearance on May 8. (Photo: Patrick McElhenney/CBS) “Everyone, whether you think you’re a…

Microsoft defends conviction of e-waste recycler over piracy

Engadget Many were upset that e-waste recycling pioneer Eric Lundgren was going to prison for creating his unofficial Windows restore discs, and in some cases pointed the finger at Microsoft for its role in the conviction. Microsoft, however, doesn’t think he’s a hero… and thinks it’s getting a bad rap….

Over 60 Women at NBC, Including Rachel Maddow and Mika Brzezinski, Defend Tom Brokaw

Image: Associated Press A day after two women accused Tom Brokaw of sexually harassing them in the 90s, an open letter defending his “tremendous decency and integrity” was signed by over 60 women who currently do or have previously worked for NBC News, including anchors like Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, and…

Eagles Use Late Draft Pick On Humongous Rugby League Man 

The late stages of the NFL player draft are for kickers and special-teamers, and for taking fliers on long-shot contributors. Saturday afternoon the Super Bowl-champion Eagles made the long-shot-est of long-shot selections in the 7th round of the 2018 draft when they selected the gigantic and tantalizingly athletic Jordan Mailata:…

Melania Trump ‘really fun’ but ‘can’t go outside,’ says French first lady Brigitte Macron

French first lady Brigitte Macron says Melania Trump’s life is full of restrictions. Time President Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington.(Photo: SAUL LOEB,…

Parent groups say YouTube defies underage data-collection laws

Ryhor Bruyeu The Federal Trade Commission has been asked to, once again, investigate Google’s practices around its YouTube Kids platform. A group of child-safety organizations accuse the search giant of violating child protection laws by collecting data, and using that data to advertise, to kids under 13. The Campaign for…