• Voice of AmericaTech Titans Gather at White House to Modernize Government

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday announced he wants to see up to $1 trillion of tax savings over the next decade by a “sweeping transformation of the federal government’s technology.”   Trump told the American Technology Advisory Council in the White House State Dining Room that “we’re embracing big change, bold thinking and outsider perspectives to transform government and Read more...

  • USA TodayRepublican party data on 198M voters exposed online

    SAN FRANCISCO – Information about as many as 198 million registered voters was left on an open online database and only taken down when it was discovered by a cyber security analyst.The data was stored on publicly accessible files in an Amazon cloud account used by a data analytics contractor employed by the Republican National Committee to help it identify potential audiences Read more...

  • The Wall Street JournalAlibaba's Jack Ma Heads to Detroit to Impress Entrepreneurs—and Trump

    American homes are brimming with products made in China. This week, Alibaba Group Holding chairman Jack Ma will put on a show to help U.S. entrepreneurs flip the script. In a two-day event starting Tuesday in Detroit, the e-commerce giant will offer an expected 3,000 U.S. small-business owners tips on how to market and ship their wares to Chinese consumers. Read more...

  • The Huffington PostParkinson's May Begin In Gut Before Affecting The Brain

    Parkinson’s disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain, may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence supporting the idea.The new study shows that a protein in nerve cells that becomes corrupted and then forms clumps in the brains of people with Parkinson’s can also be found in Read more...

  • The Huffington PostThis 10-Year-Old Is Creating A Device To Prevent Infants From Dying In Hot Cars

    After Bishop Curry heard his neighbor’s 6-month-old infant died from being in an overheated car, he decided to create a life-saving device to prevent incidents like this from reoccurring ― as any responsible 10-year-old would. “It kind of came in my head,” Bishop told HuffPost of his device, the Oasis.  The Oasis would respond to rising temperatures by emitting cool Read more...

  • The RegisterAustralian Dept Defence pulling kit out of China-owned Global Switch

    Paranoia will set the Australian government back AU$200 million between now and 2020, with the country’s defence department deciding Chinese part-ownership of data hotel Global Switch represents a security risk. Global Switch is one of many companies with a place on the Federal government’s data centre panel, and has operated data centre real estate in Sydney since the late 1990s Read more...

  • AppleInsiderAlleged 'iPhone 8' screen protector shows edge-to-edge layout, 'dip' for front-facing sensors

      Photos and video of a screen protector —purportedly for Apple’s “iPhone 8” —may support the idea that the device will have an edge-to-edge display, excluding only a small area for an earpiece and front-facing sensors. The protector uses tempered glass, and is being made by a company called Olixar, leaker Benjamin Geskin noted on Twitter. Media shared on China’s Read more...

  • ArsTechnicaArs enters VR and destroys multiple starships in Star Trek: Bridge Crew

    Ars plays Star Trek: Bridge Crew Ars and Star Trek go together, as the great philosopher once said, like peas and carrots. You won’t find a dorkier bunch of editors assembled in any one place on the entire Internet—and that’s why playing Star Trek: Bridge Crew was such an easy fit. The VR title, originally announced almost a year ago Read more...

  • Associated PressWhole Foods CEO calls deal with Amazon ‘whirlwind courtship’

    (AP) — Whole Foods CEO John Mackey says the deal to be acquired by Amazon was the result of a “whirlwind courtship.”Mackey made the remarks during a town hall with Whole Foods employees after the $13.7 billion deal was announced late last week, according to a transcript of the talk filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mackey said Read more...

  • Associated Press3-year global coral bleaching event easing, but still bad

    (AP) — A mass bleaching of coral reefs worldwide is finally easing after three years, U.S. scientists announced Monday.About three-quarters of the world’s delicate coral reefs were damaged or killed by hot water in what scientists say was the largest coral catastrophe.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a global bleaching event in May 2014. It was worse than previous Read more...