October 5, 2016

SCOTUS Justice Acknowledges Value Of Court's Hilariously Bad Ethics Rules

Watchdogs pleased ... sort of

Via: The Daily Caller

Samsung acquires Viv, a next-gen AI assistant built by creators of Apple's Siri

Dag Kittlaus of Viv Samsung has agreed to acquire Viv, an AI and assistant system co-founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham — who created Siri, which was acquired by Apple in 2010. The three left Apple in the years after the acquisition and founded Viv in 2012. Pricing information was not available, but we'll check around. Viv has been billed as a more extensible, powerful version… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Debate Lessons Donald Trump Can Learn From Mike Pence

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss Mike Pence's debate performance and what tips his running mate Donald Trump might take away from it as he prepares to face Hillary Clinton for the second time.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Every Time Pence and Kaine Said 'Elaine' During Their Debate

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Woman who fought for anti-bully law after son's suicide dies

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner (SUHR'-deen-ehr) Walker was 51.

Walker's son, Carl Walker-Hoover, hanged himself at his home in 2009. Walker said he had been tormented by ...

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Huffington Post Runs The Worst Article Of All Time, Internet Responds Accordingly

It's that bad.

Via: The Daily Caller

Trump on Putin: I Don't Love, I Don't Hate

At a rally in Henderson, Nevada, Republican nominee Donald Trump addresses criticism that he's too fond of Vladimir Putin.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Protestor Holds Up 'Bill Clinton a Rapist' Sign at Ohio Campaign Rally

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Heckler Calls Bill Clinton 'A Rapist' At Campaign Event [VIDEO]

'Bill Clinton harms women'

Via: The Daily Caller

Pixel's best features aren't coming to the new version of Android

pixel7 At Google's hardware event this week, the new version of the Android operating system, Android 7.1 (Nougat 7.1), was barely mentioned. As it turns out, there was a reason for that: some of the new Pixel smartphones' best features won't be arriving in the new OS. This includes features like Google Assistant, the built-in customer support service, unlimited and free backup… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Obama Says Paris Deal to Fight Climate Change Taking Effect

The Paris climate accord negotiated last year has been ratified by enough countries to go into force, a step that will help reduce worldwide carbon pollution and stave off global warming, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obama Admin Hiding Secret Hostage Docs Signed With Iranian Intel Officials

Key documents relating to the Obama administration's secret negotiations with Iran, including a $1.7 billion cash payment, are being stored at a highly secure site on Capitol Hill, preventing the public and many in Congress from accessing them, according to multiple sources who described the situation to the Washington Free Beacon.

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Michelle Obama's White House kitchen garden to become permanent feature

Melania Trump, or Bill Clinton, will inherit first lady Michelle Obama's kitchen garden at the White House.

The Burpee Foundation announced Wednesday a $2.5 million gift to establish a permanent White House kitchen garden, to "further develop" Mrs. Obama's creation on the South Lawn. The donation will be made by ...

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When It Comes To Campus Fascism, Canada Is Way Ahead

Western University filed a police report against students for saying "Western Lives Matter."

Via: The Daily Caller

Industrial giants borrow a page from the tech playbook

industrialinternet If you're an executive at an industrial company, you've likely been grappling with the industrial Internet of Things (IoT). The rapid development of technologies that connect every part of our lives has moved from our smart phone to the jet engine. IoT's emergence is causing leading manufacturers to rethink their go-to-market strategies and take a page from the technology… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Kaine Versus Pence: The Takeaways From the VP Debate

Vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence faced off Tuesday night in their only debate of the U.S. presidential campaign. Bloomberg Politics' Sahil Kapur has the takeaways on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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NSA Contractor Arrested in Possible Theft of Top Secret Materials

The FBI recently arrested a National Security Agency contractor on suspicions that he stole highly classified computer codes used to hack into foreign government networks, senior intelligence officials told the New York Times on Wednesday.

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56 people illegally in US found in 2 Texas apartment units

MISSION, Texas (AP) - Border Patrol officials say a search of two apartment units in South Texas resulted in the discovery of 56 people who admitted to being in the U.S. illegally, including five people from Mexico who admitted to being smugglers.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday that ...

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Hospital Charges Father $39.35 For Holding His Newborn

'Any money donated over the $39.35 will be put towards a vasectomy'

Via: The Daily Caller

A new private space race as Boeing CEO says he'll beat SpaceX to Mars

boeing-space Competition breeds progress, so it's a bit thrilling to hear Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg say that he's going to beat SpaceX to Mars in terms of delivering real humans to the surface of the red planet. Muilenburg said that he's "convinced the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding a Boeing rocket," speaking at a conference in Chicago Tuesday… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Another Environmental Epic Fail

(Steven Hayward) As everyone who follows the dreary world of environmental politics knows, the great concern these days is with "environmental justice," which is exactly what you think it is—an attempted fusing of the Edmund Pettis Bridge with the Cuyahoga River fire. So it is with a great deal of amusement that I see a new report from USC, UC Berkeley and Occidental College casts doubt on the effectiveness of California's cap

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Gore Seeks Happy Ending In Strained Clinton Relationship

Former U.S. vice president Al Gore is set to hit the campaign trail in support of former president Bill Clinton's wife this week.

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Alejandro Mayorkas, DHS deputy, to step down as administration departures begin

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Wednesday he'll leave the department at the end of this month, ending a tenure that spanned most of the Obama administration, first as the chief of the citizenship agency and then as the deputy secretary.

It's the first high-profile departure in what's likely ...

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Canadian Schools Struggling To Integrate Violent Syrian Migrants, Documents Show [VIDEO]

'It would be better to kill you.'

Via: The Daily Caller

IRIS.TV launches a new tool to give publishers branded in-stream video advertising

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-1-45-11-pm With online video exploding as the fastest medium for digital content, publishers are struggling to find ways to take advantage of their own libraries and keep more of their audience on their sites. Right now audiences are being siphoned by Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat costing publishers hundreds of thousands of dollars on the millions of page views generated by the content they own. As… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Mike Pence: Donald Trump's Vision to Make America Great Again Won VP Debate

Speaking in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said his running mate called to congratulate him on his debate performance on Tuesday. The Indiana governor insisted that it was "Donald Trump's vision" that won the debate.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obama Orders National Security Workforce to Address 'Intersectionality'

President Barack Obama is ordering all national security agencies to expand the use of "unconscious bias" training and to address "intersectionality" in a final diversity and inclusion push of his presidency.

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Senate Republicans surged in Pa., Ohio, but N.C. is tight: poll

Vulnerable Senate Republicans have widened their leads over Democratic challengers in Ohio and Pennsylvania, pollsters said Wednesday, though Senate contests in other swing states are dead heats or too close to call — buoying Democrats who say they're gaining momentum after high-profile stumbles by Donald Trump and down-ballot candidates.

The ...

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Guantanamo Bay Evacuates 700 In Preparation For Hurricane Matthew, But The Detainees Are Staying Behind

Detainees will "shelter in place"

Via: The Daily Caller

Metamorphic Ventures has a new, $50 million fund — and a new brand

david-hirsch Metamorphic Ventures, a six-year-old, New York-based seed-stage fund, is officially taking the wraps off a $50 million fund — its third. The firm is also rebranding itself simply as Compound. (One-word names seem to be a growing trend; you might recall that Pejman Mar Ventures is now simply Pear.) The name change is a nod to the way that the firm sees itself — as an element that… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

GOP Leads in Ohio, Pa. Senate Races; Fla. Tightens: Quinnipiac

Republican senators hold leads over their Democratic challengers in Ohio and Pa. among likely voters, while Democrats have made up ground in Fla. and N.C., according to Quinnipiac University poll. In Fla., Sen. Marco Rubio leads Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy 48%-44%, down from a 50%-43% advantage he held last month In N.C., Sen. Richard Burr tied with Democratic opponent Deborah Ross at 46% Survey shows gains for Ross; Burr led by 6 ppts in Sept. survey In Ohio, Sen. Rob Portman leads Democrati

Source: Bloomberg Politics

SuperCut: Kaine Interrupts Pence at Debate for Five Full Minutes

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Jeff Bezos Rocket Survives Record Setting 5th Trip To Space [VIDEO]

Same rocket successfully flew to space and back four times

Via: The Daily Caller

Yahoo says report on email scanning for intel agencies is "misleading"

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, a person walks in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo announced Wednesday, March 2, 2016, that the company is adding a new component to its Sports vertical: competitive video gaming. Yahoo said that Esports will offer video coverage of live tournaments, including expert commentary and interviews with top players. Esports will also include articles, scores, team rosters, schedules, player rankings, calendars and statistics. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Yahoo issued a statement this morning on Tuesday's report that the company built a custom software tool to allow U.S. intelligence agencies to scan incoming email for all Yahoo users for certain selectors, calling the report "misleading" but not outright false. "The article is misleading. We narrowly interpret every government request for user data to minimize disclosure. Read More

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