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North Korea ‘working on new missiles’, US officials say

Image copyright KCNA Image caption North Korea carried out a series of long-range missile tests in 2017 North Korea appears to be building new ballistic missiles in spite of warming ties with the Trump administration, media reports say. Spy satellites...

/ July 31, 2018

Logitech is buying Blue Microphones

Logitech today announced its intention to acquire Blue Microphones, the hardware company behind popular podcasting microphones like the Yeti and Snowball. It’s a pretty logical acquisition, as far as these things goog –Logitech already operates in the audio space, with...

/ July 31, 2018

Fantasia 2018 Review: TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL Is A Rambling Mess Of Incoherent Violence

Earlier this year, Sono Sion's Tokyo Vampire Hotel was released on Amazon as a nine part series examining the conflict between rival clans of bloodsuckers vying to control the world's supply of blood. While the series did release on Amazon...

/ July 31, 2018

“He’s Going to Fieldstrip These Guys”: Inside the Trump 2020 Campaign’s Wild, Disorganized Attempt to “Keep America Great”

By the time Donald Trump stepped onstage during Lee Greenwood’s rendition of “God Bless the U.S.A.” at the Make America Great Again rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on the evening of June 20, he was confronting the first crisis of his...

/ July 31, 2018

China Explores Using Artificial Intelligence To Help Shape Its Foreign Policy

By Aaron Kesel China is using artificial intelligence as a tool to help it decide its foreign policy, detaching from the emotions of useless humans that get in the way of the thought process. What could possibly go wrong allowing...

/ July 30, 2018

Asian shares set to open slightly lower after US tech drops; Bank of Japan ahead

Futures tipped a slightly lower open for markets in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street posted losses amid weakness in the technology sector. Meanwhile, investors are set to focus on the Bank of Japan's decision at the end of its...

/ July 30, 2018

‘AIDS Is Not History’: ACT UP Members Protest the Whitney Museum’s David Wojnarowicz Show, Claiming It Ignores an Ongoing Crisis

Protesters from the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, better known as ACT UP, targeted the Whitney’s critically acclaimed David Wojnarowicz retrospective on Friday night, accusing the show of historicizing the still-ongoing AIDS epidemic. About a dozen members of ACT UP’s...

/ July 30, 2018

Fantasia 2018 Review: HEAVY TRIP is a Hilarious Look at Brutal Music

From directors Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio, the comedy Heavy Trip recently played a sold-out screening at Fantasia 2018. The Finland-Norway production centers on Turo, a sensitive heavy metal frontman who's got stage fright but still wants to rule the music festival...

/ July 30, 2018

‘Fires don’t stop for sleep’: US asks Australia for help as California burns

Posted July 31, 2018 08:53:45 Photo: A firefighter hoses down flames as a wildfire advances onto a residential district. (AP: Marcio Jose Sanchez) A decision will be made today on the deployment of Australian firefighters to the United States to...

/ July 30, 2018

Grassroots Organizing To Defeat Health-harming, Unproven-safe 5G Wi-Fi Rollout

By Catherine J. Frompovich Woe to those who enact unjust statutes and who write oppressive decreesDepriving the needy of judgment and robbing my people’s poor of their rights…… Isaiah 10 [1] Sunday evening, July 29, 2018, I attended a one-hour-twenty-minute...

/ July 30, 2018

IS claims fatal Tajik attack on foreign cyclists

Image copyright Travel_Nerd Image caption The victims had been on a cycle tour of the Central Asian country (file image) The Islamic State group (IS) has said it was responsible for an attack in Tajikistan on Sunday, in which four...

/ July 30, 2018

Hundreds showed up for the funeral of the boy tortured & killed because parents thought he was gay

Anthony Avalos Family photo When Anthony Avalos died, the 10-year-old boy had endured years of physical abuse and had come out as gay just before he was killed. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call at Avalos’s home and...

/ July 30, 2018

Jennie Willoughby On Sharing Her Domestic Abuse Story And Being A ‘Bold Type’ | NowThis

Jennie Willoughby didn't want to be identified as the domestic violence survivor — but she decided sharing her story was much bigger than just her (in partnership with The Bold Type). » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Jennie Willoughby shared what...

/ July 30, 2018

Chamber of Digital Commerce Proposes Guidelines for ‘Responsible’ Crypto Market Growth

The Chamber of Digital Commerce Token Alliance has released a collaborative report of proposed guidelines for “responsible growth” of the cryptocurrency market, according to their July 30 press release. The Chamber of Digital Commerce is a blockchain and cryptocurrency advocacy...

/ July 30, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRON: Price Analysis, July 30

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market...

/ July 30, 2018

Trump says ready to meet Iran’s Rouhani

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump said he "believed in meetings" President Trump has offered to meet Iran's leaders with "no preconditions" and "any time they want". "I'd meet with anybody. I believe in meetings," Mr Trump added at...

/ July 30, 2018

The Trump administration will financially reward countries that oppress LGBTQ people

AP (File) LGBTQ Nation Last week’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom was a religious right jamboree disguised as a State Department-sponsored event. So it’s not surprising that the meeting, which attracted representatives from more than 40 nations, was a handy...

/ July 30, 2018

Was the Met’s Prized Picasso Sold Under Duress Because of the Nazis? A New Appeal Revives an Eight-Year-Old Legal Battle

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art thought it could breathe easy after a February ruling seemingly decided the fate of Pablo Picasso’s The Actor (1904–05), which was sold by German-Jewish collector Paul Leffmann on the advent of World War II,...

/ July 30, 2018

Charlie Lee to Advise Development of HTC Crypto-Compatible Smartphone Exodus

Litecoin (LTC) founder Charlie Lee tweeted July 29 that he will be an advisor for HTC’s new smartphone Exodus, which will support LTC and the Lightning Network (LN). In acknowledging Lee’s new advisory position, HTC tweeted: “One small step for...

/ July 30, 2018

Newly Installed Duke Energy AMI “Smart” Meters in North Carolina Causing Outrageously High Bills Joins Long List of Outrageousness Reported by Duke Customers in 6 States.

By B.N. Frank Activist Post and other websites have posted articles about issues with Duke Energy AMI “Smart” Meters before.  Outrageously high bills are one of many complaints. WLOS News 13 in North Carolina aired a story last week that...

/ July 30, 2018