March 8, 2016

Google is using machine learning to teach robots how to grasp random objects

2016-03-08_1103 Using your hand to grasp a pen that's lying on your desk doesn't exactly feel like a chore, but for robots, that's still a really hard thing to do. So to teach robots how to better grasp random objects, Google's research team dedicated 14 robots to the task. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Clinton Takes on Big Companies to Woo Anti-Establishment Voters

Bernie Sanders and Republicans have attacked Hillary Clinton for her ties to big business and Wall Street. Now she's attacking companies as she tries to close in on the Democratic presidential nomination.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

AWESOME! Virginia Tech Coach Teaches Players How To Honor The Flag

Tech TalkVirginia Tech basketball coach Buzz Williams taught his players the meaning of respect for the national anthem. Hats off to this coach and fine man for teaching his young players much more than how to make a jump shot. Honor to them who have served our nation's flag. Well done sir! From Inspire More: Basketball ...More

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Clinton, Sanders Draw Fire for No Limits Abortion Positions

A prominent pro-life organization is going on the offensive against the "extreme" pro-abortion positions held by Democratic hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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H&R Block: Customers paying twice as much to satisfy Obamacare penalty

Halfway through tax season, uninsured filers are paying more than twice as much as they did last year to satisfy Obamacare's penalty for lacking coverage, H&R Block said Tuesday, in an analysis that says other customers still cannot match their incomes to IRS subsidies they got on the law's exchanges.


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Court Rules Baltimore Cop Must Testify In Freddie Gray Case

Huge win for prosecution

Via: The Daily Caller

Better Business Bureau Denies Sending Any Fax Regarding Trump University to Donald Trump During GOP Debate

"Trump University does not currently have an A rating with BBB."

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Online Petition to Get Rapper to Perform Famous Song at Nancy Reagan's Funeral Is Gaining Steam

Though the likelihood of Fetty Wap actually delivering a musical eulogy at the former first lady's funeral, the petition is clearly an attempt to make a political statement.

Source: - Stories

Ryan's House Agenda Turned Upside Down by Trump, Cruz Dominance

It was never going to be easy for House Speaker Paul Ryan to cut through the noise of a presidential campaign and chart out a course of conservative policies for the Republican Party.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

"Donald Trump" is running for president, not Donald Trump

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, I suggested that the key to Donald Trump's success so far in this presidential campaign may be belief in the Trump brand — the same faith exhibited by those who enrolled in Trump University. As a friend puts it, Donald Trump isn't running for president, "Donald Trump" is. Years ago, I read somewhere that a key to Trump's business success is his ability to lend his name to enterprises

Source: Power Line

The world's top VR director Chris Milk will wow us at Disrupt NY

Chris Milk New mediums mint new rock stars, and for virtual reality it's Chris Milk. From surreal dreamscapes to #BlackLivesMatter protests to Jordanian refugee camps, he's created some of most mind bending and inspiring VR experiences yet. I knew he was the real deal when I got hit by a train that turned into a thousand birds in a vision he designed. As the the founder and creative director… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

U.S. Government Seeking New Top Secret Classification Czar

The Obama administration is seeking to hire a new information security director who will be responsible for overseeing the classification and declassification on all sensitive U.S. government information, according to a posting on the government's jobs website.

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NY government watchdogs: Cuomo not doing enough on ethics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Leaders of three good government groups say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't doing enough to address Albany's chronic corruption problem.

Citizens Union, the League of Women Voters and the New York Public Interest Research Group on Tuesday called on Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and ...

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How Trump Is Still Winning

If Romney had shown the passion against Obama that he now shows against Trump, he would have been elected president in 2012.

Via: The Daily Caller

Exclusive: NASA Was Accused of Banning 'Jesus' From E-Mails — and the Space Agency's Response Has These Attorneys Claiming Victory

"Although NASA's initial censorship of the name 'Jesus' gave the Praise & Worship Club cause for alarm…"

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After Rubio Spox Strongly Condemns CNN's 'Fiction' Reporting on the Air, the Network Reportedly Cancels Scheduled Interview

"CNN just aired a completely 100% made up report on anonymous rumors."

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Hillary Clinton to Attend Nancy Reagan's Funeral

Hillary Clinton will take time out of campaign for Democratic presidential nomination to attend Nancy Reagan's funeral services in Calif. on Friday, her spokesman says on Twitter.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

New York Times, Washington Post Celebrate Nancy Reagan's Death

The death of former First Lady Nancy Reagan on Sunday has inspired tributes and mourning around the world, but for the Washington Post and New York Times, it was more a time for knife-sharpening.

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The Latest: Miss. voter says free trade hurting the economy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on Mississippi presidential primary (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

Armando de la Lastra, a Cuba immigrant who became a U.S. citizen in 1995, believes free trade is hurting the U.S. economy.

That's why he voted for Bernie Sanders Tuesday at his polling place in ...

Source: stories: Politics

Federal Reserve Board Governor Donates To Hillary

The last sitting Fed governor to donate to a presidential campaign was Alice Rivlin, a Bill Clinton appointee

Via: The Daily Caller

Officer Must Testify Against Colleagues in Freddie Gray Case, Maryland Court of Appeals Rules

The Court of Appeals did not give any reason for the decision, saying it would issue an opinion later.

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Chris Matthews Wants to Use a Lie Detector on Ted Cruz

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Google renames its satellite startup, Skybox Imaging, to Terra Bella, and adds focus on image analysis

lab1 Google today announced that it is renaming Skybox Imaging, the satellite startup it acquired in 2014, to Terra Bella. More than just a name change, though, the company says this switch is also about showing that Skybox Imaging Terra Bella is not only about putting small imaging satellites into orbit, but now also about analyzing these images. "As proud as we are to have played a leading… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Lanny Davis Has Tense Exchange with Fox Host over Clinton Emails

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Stories of race and immigration among PEN/Faulkner nominees

NEW YORK (AP) - This year's list of finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award features stories of war, race and immigration.

Nominees announced Tuesday for the $15,000 fiction prize include Viet Thanh Nguyen's novel about a former spy for North Vietnam, "The Sympathizer"; Julie Iromuanya's novel about a Nigerian in the ...

Source: stories: Politics

Woman Paints Portrait Of Donald Trump Using Nothing But Her You-Know-Whats

She swapped out her brushes for boobs

Via: The Daily Caller

Man and Woman in Car Approached by Would-Be Robbers — Suspect Dies, Victims Survive

Here's how it unfolded. 

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Are You One of the iPhone Users Who's Received 'Ghost Emails' From 1970? Here's What It Likely Means

Thankfully, it's not a virus.

Source: - Stories

Share ALL your photos with Shorts, Highlight's pivot to voyeurism

Shorts App No one else ever sees most of your camera roll. But if you're brave enough, your close friends might enjoy seeing every photo, video, and screenshot, not just the best ones. So call it creepy or the next frontier in social media, but that's what Shorts does. It's the new iOS app from the makers of Highlight, the hyped location app startup of 2012 that fizzled out and is… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Our Hillary-Indicted Theory Is Crazier Than Yours: Read My Lips

The Republican path to the White House that goes through a courtroom.

Source: Bloomberg Politics


(Scott Johnson) Forgive me for repeating myself, but I don't know how else to say it. Hillary Clinton lies with the ease and abandon of a pathological liar. For example, take her performance yesterday at the FOX News Democratic town hall in Detroit. She seemed to tell Bret Baier that the nearly 2100 classified State Department emails passing through her insecure private server contained no classified information because, you know, the information

Source: Power Line

Iran exports heavy water, a nuclear reactor component, to US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency says the country has exported heavy water, a key component for one kind of nuclear reactor, to the United States as part of a landmark nuclear agreement.

The Tuesday report quotes Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi as saying Tehran has exported ...

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Wisconsin Hires Greg Gard As Basketball Coach [VIDEO]

He's got the team firing on all cylinders

Via: The Daily Caller

New York Post Editorial Board Takes Stand Against 'Sensitivity Fascists' Who Are 'Turning Colleges Into Day-Care Centers'

"How will today's college students function once they leave campus and find the world no giant 'safe space' protecting them from things they don't want to hear?"

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Solar Financing Platform Wunder Raises $3.6 Million

solar-power-generator Wunder Capital, a provider of solar financing for medium-sized businesses, has raised $3.6 million in a new round of financing. In all, the company has raised $4.7 million from Techstars Ventures, Fenway Summer Ventures, and FinTech Collective, alongside existing seed investors. Wunder, a financial services company for the solar industry, graduated from Techstars in 2014. The founders of… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Jennifer Granholm Blames Clinton's Trust Issues on Fox News And 'Right Wing'

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Former Jefferson Parish president moved to halfway house

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has been moved to a halfway house, with about six months left on the nearly four-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges in 2012.

The Advocate reports ( the 67-year-old Broussard was in the custody ...

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Donald Trump's Ex-Wife Just Joined 'Dancing With The Stars'

How will she fare?

Via: The Daily Caller

Bible Battle Heats Up as Translator Splits From Christian Umbrella Group Over the Way Jesus and the Trinity Are Described to Muslims

"Literal translation of Father and Son of God is not negotiable."

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Israel Calls Out White House Over Claim Obama Was 'Surprised' by Netanyahu Declining His Invitation

"A sign of lingering tensions between Jerusalem and Washington."

Source: - Stories

Here's the future of augmented reality, according to indie science fiction film Creative Control

creative control The first generation of Google Glass may have fizzled out, but the idea of a headset that connects you to the online world is still kind of sexy (and maybe a little unsettling), as shown by this new clip from the upcoming film Creative Control. Directed by Benjamin Dickinson, Creative Control depicts the lives of New Yorkers "5 minutes in the future" and centers on a high-tech… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Trump Rejects Campaign Pledge Comparison to Nazi Salute: NBC

Donald Trump, speaking on NBC's "Today" show, says it's "ridiculous" for critics to compare pledge he's asking supporters to take at rallies, with their right hands raised, with World War II images of Nazi rallies. Trump says crowds were "having a good time" and even demanded he lead them in the pledge "If it's offensive, if there's anything wrong with it, I wouldn't do it"

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Iran Revolutionary Guards Conduct Ballistic Missile Test

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired several ballistic missiles from silos across the country on Tuesday, state television said, defying recent U.S. sanctions on its missile program.

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The Latest: Slovenian leader says Balkan route is closed

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) - The Latest on continuing migration to Europe (all times local):

2:20 p.m.

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar an EU summit - dealing with the surge of migrants and refugees over the so-called Western Balkans route - has sent "a very clear message to all traffickers and ...

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Sanders Is Wrong: America's Poorest Counties Are 95 Percent White

'When you're white you don't know what it's like to be living in a ghetto, you don't know what it's like to be poor'

Via: The Daily Caller

Teen Actress' Major 'Role Model' Message to Kim Kardashian About Her Nude Selfie Goes Viral: 'We Have…More to Offer Than Just Our Bodies'

"There's a huge difference in respecting the platform that you're given as a celebrity and…"

Source: - Stories

Pay for gas on ExxonMobil app with Apple Pay

Apple Pay Bank Of America You can now use Apple Pay to buy gas at 6,000 ExxonMobil locations across the U.S. The transactions can be made through the free Speedpass app, meaning that customers won't have to get out of the car to fill their tank, if they're at a full-service station. Even if you have to leave your vehicle to use the pump, ExxonMobil suggests that this will reduce your time outside… Read More

Source: TechCrunch