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Californians watch wildfires burn their houses via home security cameras

As fires burn across the state, residents livestream the destruction first-hand: ‘That was a moment I’ll never forget’The Holy fire was raging through southern California’s Cleveland national forest, and his family had already complied with a mandatory evacuation order, but Daniel Perez decided to take the risk anyway.At lunchtime on Thursday 9 ...

Nigerian girls win Silicon Valley contest for app that spots fake drugs

Five months ago Jessica Osita had never used a computer, sent an email or even browsed the internet, yet she is part of a team of five teenagers who have just won a major tech award in California.

Remembering Aretha Franklin's Kennedy Center performance

One of Aretha Franklin's most memorable performances was when she captivated the crowd at the Kennedy Center. She even brought a tear to the eyes of ...

Engadget /
SNES Party lets you play classic ROMs with friends online

Nintendo promised online play for the retro games it'll make available via the Switch's online service, but if you'd rather ...

The Wall Street Journal /
Google Defends Push Into China Amid Censorship Concerns

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai defended to employees the internet giant’s controversial push to do more business in China but said the ...

VoA /
More US States Deploy Technology to Track Election Hacking Attempts

A majority of U.S. states has adopted technology that allows the federal government to see inside state computer systems managing voter data or ...

Policing Twitter will ruin its 'magic,' internet entrepreneur says

"If they try to reverse engineer Twitter into being like Facebook, where you can't just put yourself on somebody else's wall, ... that kills the reason for Twitter to exist," Jason Calacanis says.

Angela Bassett turns 60, ready to 'get down' at birthday party

The acting icon and ageless inspiration celebrates a big milestone Thursday!

NY Times /
Fall for Dance Celebrates 15 Years With 6 Premieres

The beloved annual festival will return to New York City Center in October, with appearances by ballet stars and international dance companies.

NY Times /
DealBook Briefing: Tencent, and the Markets, Are Hurting. Blame Beijing.

A crackdown on gaming weighed heavily on the fortunes of the Chinese internet giant. Investors worldwide worry that the pain could spread.

USA Today /
Why are Rihanna and Donald Glover in Cuba together? Twitter's best theories

Rihanna and Donald Glover were spotted in Cuba together – and now the Internet is trying to figure out why. Photos of the pair ...

NY Times /
Tencent, the Chinese Internet Giant, Stumbles. Beijing Gets the Blame

Bureaucratic reshuffling made it difficult for the company, an emblem of Chinese innovation, to get approvals to make money off new games, hurting earnings.

NY Times /
By the Book: Rebecca Solnit: By the Book

The author, most recently, of the essay collection “Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises” keeps an eye on the “daily eruptions of the internet”: “Like a lot of us, I’m hypervigilant about the crazy stuff going on.”

Ringo Starr celebrates anniversary of joining the Beatles

It was 56 years ago that the Beatles asked Ringo to play

Asian shares decline, with tech trading lower after Wall Street losses

Asian shares declined, taking cues from losses on Wall Street after Chinese internet giant Tencent reported a fall in quarterly profit.

NY Times /
For 9 Hours, Cubans Got Internet in an Unusual Place: Everywhere

In order to post a picture to Facebook or send an email, Cubans must buy an access card and find a public hot spot. But a recent test hinted that ...

WATCH: Trump revokes security clearance for former CIA director

In a statement, the president invoked John Brennan's "wild outbursts" on the internet and erratic conduct as grounds for revoking his clearance.

NY Times /
As Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Stumbles, Beijing Gets the Blame

Bureaucratic reshuffling made it difficult for the company, an emblem of Chinese innovation, to get approvals to make money off new games, hurting earnings.

Fox News /
Massachusetts mom celebrates 'rainbow baby' with stunning photo shoot after stillbirth

The images honored the “traumatic loss” of an infant just months earlier.

E! Online /
Travis Scott Gives Away $100,000 to Fans to Celebrate Astroworld

It was a really good day to be a Travis Scott fan. As the Grammy-nominated rapper celebrates the successful launch of his third studio album, Astroworld--all 17 tracks debuted on the...

The Wall Street Journal /
How Nostalgia Made Me Stop Hating My Mother's China

While her mother was alive, columnist Michelle Slatalla spurned her prized English Singapore Bird china. Today she scours the internet for ...

The Wall Street Journal /
Tech Giant Tencent Caught in Chinese Regulatory Trap

Chinese tech titan Tencent Holdings reports a rare profit decline and disappointing sales as the internet giant struggles with regulatory hurdles for ...

Look: Ashley Graham celebrates 8th wedding anniversary with husband Justin Ervin on Instagram

Ashley Graham celebrated her 8th wedding anniversary to Justin Ervin on Instagram, posting a collection of photos of herself with her husband.

VoA /
US University Puts Electronic Assistants in All Student Housing

One American university is putting electronic voice-controlled assistants in every student housing room on campus. Saint Louis University recently ...

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Watch Duke’s 285-pound freshman, Zion Williamson, dunk from the free throw line

Williamson's listed weight would have made him the second-heaviest player in the NBA last season, but it isn't keeping the Internet sensation from displaying his jaw-dropping ability to fly.

VoA /
Tonga PM Calls on China to Write-off Pacific Debt

Tonga Prime Minister Akalisi Pohiva has called for China to write-off debts owed by Pacific island countries, warning that repayments impose a huge burden on the impoverished nations. Chinese aid in the Pacific has ballooned in recent years with much of the funds coming in the form of loans from Beijing's state-run Exim Bank. Tonga has run-up ...

Engadget /
Amazon's 'The Romanoffs' teaser shows desperate claims to fame

Amazon is finally ready to show more of The Romanoffs than its all-star cast. The internet behemoth has posted a full-fledged teaser trailer for the Prime Video anthology series, and it's evident that the show is equal parts serious ...

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