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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner 'fought Trump's LGBT order'


Kushner and Ivanka pushed for the White House to release a statement of its intentions, according to the report. "That's where the decision is ultimately being made". "But on this one, our base is wondering why Obama's executive order would be allowed to stand?" After a draft executive order leaked and went public, the LGBT community was braced for an executive order that would take away their protections against discrimination by businesses. Read More »

Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary drops out

Mr. Viola is now the Chairman and CEO of Virtu Financial and is one of the nation's foremost leaders in electronic trading. Viola owns the NHL's Panthers and is a majority shareholder in Virtu Financial and Eastern Air Lines. The businessman is a 1977 graduate of West Point, the USA military academy, and helped found the Combating Terrorism Centre, a privately funded research wing of the school focused on "counterterrorism policy and strategy" and "ways to confront the dynamic threat ... Read More »

HBC reportedly makes takeover approach to Macy's; shares rise

Discussions between Macy's and Hudson's Bay are preliminary and may not lead anywhere, according to the Wall Street Journal . But now, things could be changing, because Macy's stock surged more than five percent on Thursday. The department store world has been pummeled by a host of major changes in shopping patterns: Much of our spending is moving online, and these businesses have struggled to grab market share in that arena. Read More »

Homeland Security chief: Parts of border wall will be transparent

House Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview last week that he didn't rule out Mexico helping finance a wall but said the US would likely "front the money". "I saw the initial couple of cuts on them probably on Tuesday maybe Thursday, knew it was coming soon and then it came, ' Kelly said, replying "not at all" when asked if he was 'blindsided" by its release. Read More »

Fallout 4 Update 1.9 Next Week Brings PS4 Pro Support


Bethesda has announced a couple free updates for Fallout 4 , and the biggest one offers a graphics upgrade to the PC version of the game. In order to prepare PC gamers for this upcoming pack, Bethesda revealed the system requirements for it. Read More »

Why Did Apple Just File a Vaporizer Patent?


A patent proposes that Apple may be working on its own high-tech vaporizer unit that uses high temperatures to "cause the substance to sublimate or vaporize". Perhaps most important to consider is the fact that Apple merely filed for a patent and if history is any indication, Apple doesn't follow through on what it files. Read More »

Protesters set to gather at border wall - of Mark Zuckerberg's Hawaiian estate


At the time, Forbes Magazine described the estate as a "secluded" property for Zuckerberg's family. The news is a win for natives, who planned to protest the lawsuits this weekend, according to Business Insider . Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has chose to backtrack on his decision to sue hundreds of native Hawaiians, which would have likely forced the families to sell their land at a public court auction to the highest bidder. Read More »

A wasp horror story that makes you glad you're not an insect

The host, Bassettia pallida , usually matures into a crypt (the gull). The team hopes to expand on this study in order to figure out how the crypt-keepers manage to change the gall wasp's behavior. "One hard thing is that we can't see what's happening until they come out", Weinersmith said. Beyond that, the crypt-keeper wasps are just one of the few hypermanipulators, which are parasites that manipulate the behavior of parasites that are manipulative themselves. Read More »

Halliburton Company Q4 Profit Retreats 87%


The correct version of this story can be viewed at 2,611 shares were sold by McKeon Timothy, worth $142,300 on Wednesday, November 30. Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) last released its earnings results on Monday, January 23rd. Read More »

Trump To Automakers: "Welcome" To The Dictatorship


Trump did not meet with executives from foreign brand automakers that also build cars in the US, although several have announced recent plant expansions. General Motors too followed suit, announcing a $1 billion investment into its existing factories, on top of a $2.9 billion investment announcement a year ago, accounting for the retainment of 1500 jobs, according to GM. Read More »

Super Bowl LI half set following NFC Championship


Green Bay has Eddie Lacy and James Starks on the shelf with injuries , so it will turn to Ty Montgomery, who did not play when these two teams met in late-October. "We'll take care of it". Atlanta's defense, which has had its moments but never developed into a consistent unit, dominated from start to end on Sunday. Read More »

2016 declared hottest year on record


In 2016, the average surface temperatures was recorded at 1.1C higher the levels recorded before the industrial revolution, when the large-scale burning of fossil fuel commenced. The Arctic was almost 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit hotter past year than in preindustrial period, a "very large change" according to Goddard Institute for Space Studies director Gavin Schmidt. Read More »

The 3 graphics showing how 2016 was the warmest year on record

Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies, says that 12 percent of last year's record heat was caused by the cyclical El Niño phenomenon, while the rest likely originated with burning of fossil fuels. That is, until 2015, which replaced it as the warmest year on record. Warmer temperatures melt its ice and snow, which reflect sunlight back into space, producing water, which absorbs rather than reflects that heat, causing a vicious cycle. Read More »

Nintendo Switch: Arms won't require Joy-Con motion controls to play

With the Nintendo Switch acting as both a fully portable system and a TV-based console, you might think the hardware is meant to serve as a replacement for both the Wii U and the 3DS. Despite Fils-Aime's recent statements, we still don't have official confirmations of a Super Smash Bros . game for the Switch. Players can play against each other with two consoles. Read More »

Watch Steve Jobs introduce the iPhone 10 years ago today

Although Apple has has some success with products released after the iPhone - the iPad tablet, for example - the company has in recent years had to fend off accusations that it has lost its ability to innovate. January 9 - today, marks the anniversary of what the company calls the "gold standard" for smartphones - iPhone . Meanwhile, Apple's competitors have generated bundles of cash in the smartphone market, and looking ahead, there appears to be no slowing down investment in the ... Read More »

Nissan plans to put driverless cars on streets by 2020


This process is then communicated to other autonomous vehicles so they can follow the same route (and avoid engaging other mobility managers). SAM is based on NASA's Visual Environment for Remote Exploration (VERVE) which is used to oversee robots - like NASA's Curiosity - on the space agency interplanetary missions. Read More »

CES 2017: Amazon Alexa comes to Ford Sync

Steve Rabuchin, vice president of Amazon Alexa, said: "We're excited to work with Ford to enhance the driver experience both inside and outside of the vehicle". The technology, which comes with a digital assistant named Alexa , has promised to make life a little easier by helping answer questions quickly and order products easily. Read More »

HTC's Vive is going wireless without introducing an all-new headset

Some were just like props while others were integrated with controllers, with additional buttons and joysticks built in to give players more control in their virtual world. HTC is looking to expand the Vive's inputs from the motion-tracking wands now included. Meanwhile, the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap is meant to improve the quality of 360-degree audio consumption by making it more comfortable and practical to use. Read More »

Sikhs throng Patna Sahib on 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh


Sonia Gandhi, Congress: Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji was not only creator of the gracious " Khalsa " but was a renowned spiritual master, warrior, poet & philosopher. "Wishing you and your family a very happy & prosperous Gurpurab Guru Gobind Singh Ji de Janam dihade dian sareyan nu wadhaiyan". Sukhbir Singh Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal: Heartiest greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji Jayanti Virendra Sehwag: May the holy teachings of #GuruGobindSingh ... Read More »