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Does the new United States Space Force logo go where no logo has gone before? Many have argued that the US Space Force logo resembles Star Trek’s Starfleet command logo. Their similarities have been the subject of both jokes and outrage on social media. President Donald Trump revealed the new logo of the US Space Force on Twitter. Many Twitter users were quick to accuse the designers of “ripping off” the Star Trek creators. Both logos feature a delta symbol in their centers and ellipsis. Also, look at John's tweet too! https://t.co/kV4awqAORr — Miriam Kramer (@mirikramer) January 24, 2020 It is easy to jump to the conclusion that the Space Force emblem is a Star Trek copycat,... Read more...
Apple is no stranger to high-priced gadgets, and has always billed itself as providing a “premium” user experience that justifies the added cost. However, in recent years, we’ve seen that Apple’s pricing has in many cases gone through the stratosphere.  There’s a potential that those lofty prices could go even higher thanks to the trade war between the United States and China that has been escalating at a rapid clip. In the most recent war of words, President Donald J. Trump is threatening to levy a 10 percent tariff on electronic devices manufactured in China and then sold in the United States. This would affect nearly every tech manufacturer that has a significant... Read more...
Some games push the envelope with cutting edge graphics, while others seek to immerse players with an engaging story line full of plot twists and turns. Yet others introduce innovative control schemes and gameplay mechanics. And then there is Far Cry 5, a game that mixes redneck stereotypes with the already weird world of politics for what some will consider a delightfully bizzarre change of pace in standard first person shooter fare. By that we mean you will have the opportunity, among other things, to collect the private parts from bulls for the local Testical Festival, an annual tradition in the fictitious town of Falls End. Shall we go on? Probably not, but we will anyway. Far Cry 5 is the... Read more...
Facebook has suspended Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) and its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, while it investigates claims that it did not delete personal data of Facebook users like it was supposed to. The analytics firm worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to target and sway potentially tens of millions of voters. It is a messy situation, one that has led to reports of Facebook suffering a security breach. Facebook denies that is how things went down, saying that is "completely false" and that its users knowingly provided their personal information to a third-party app. "No systems were infiltrated, and no passwords or sensitive pieces... Read more...
Security officials in the Trump administration are reportedly thinking about building a national, centralized 5G wireless network within the next several years. If that should happen, it would be an unprecedented move and sure to spark a debate, both within the White House and across the nation. The reason, however, is that some security officials feel a centralized 5G wireless network would guard against threats from China. Knowledge of the proposed plan hit the web after Axios claims to have obtained government documents on the subject, including a PowerPoint presentation and memo. According to those supposed documents, there are two ways the Trump administration might be able to pay for the... Read more...
Much to the delight of some and dismay of others, US President Donald Trump maintains an active presence on Twitter—nary a days goes by that he does not post several tweets, which can range from praising his administration and policies, to blasting the media with accusations of fake news. But for a brief period yesterday evening, the President found himself without access to his favorite social media platform after his account had been deactivated by Twitter. His account vanished from the Twitterverse at around 6:45 PM Thursday. Visitors to his page saw a message stating, "Sorry, that pages doesn't exist!" It was back online before 7:00 PM the same night, and about an hour later Twitter posted... Read more...
President Donald Trump has been spearheading a special council that puts some of the best executives in the country in one place with the hope of improving manufacturing in the US. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced via a blog post that he has abandoned the council. Krzanich wrote, "Earlier today, I tendered my resignation from the American Manufacturing Council. I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing. Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America’s manufacturing base." Bringing more manufacturing jobs... Read more...
Intel’s previously cancelled Fab 42, which calls Chandler, Arizona home, is back on again. Intel originally began construction on the chip plant back in 2011, but “paused” construction following the downturn in the PC market. "The new construction is going to be left vacant for now and it will be targeted at future technologies," said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy at the time. Three years later, Intel has announced that it will restart and finish construction of Fab 42 for 7nm chip production. According to a statement from Intel, it will invest over $7 billion into the facility, which should be fully completed within three to four years. Intel says that it will directly employ 3,000 people — including... Read more...
President Donald Trump turned in his much-used Android phone for something more secure (likely a modified Blackberry or iPhone handset), but in case it has not been made clear to this point, he has no intention of giving up Twitter. Trump is the first United States president to tap into social media to the extent that he does. Doing so may have helped him win the election, though some feel it also presents a security threat. One hacker in particular has a message for Trump, and that is to lock down his Twitter account with tighter security. The hacker goes by the moniker WauchulaGhost and claims he infiltrated 500 ISIS accounts on Twitter. After doing some poking around, WauchulaGhost determined... Read more...
It looks as though President Donald Trump may be getting his wish when it comes to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States. It is being reported that Foxconn is looking to build a “highly automated” manufacturing facility in the U.S. that would produce display panels. It’s expected that investment in the facility will top $7 billion, and that long-time partner Apple will assist Foxconn in its funding, construction and operation. "Apple is willing to invest in the facility together because they need the [panels] as well," said Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou. The facility could have the capacity to sustain 30,000 to 50,000 jobs in the U.S., with Gou adding that such a move was “inevitable”... Read more...
While nothing is yet official, word inside Washington is that President Donald Trump will assign GOP commissioner Ajit Pai to serve as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Pai was nominated to the FCC by former President Barack Obama and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in 2012. Since he has already been confirmed by the agency, he could step right into the role without approval by the Senate. Pai met with Trump on Monday and is widely viewed as the top contender for the job based in part on his experience as a telecom law expert and comfortable demeanor in front of the camera. However, choosing Pai to be Chairman of the FCC would not be without controversy,... Read more...
The world of technology has changed dramatically since outgoing President Barack Obama first stepped into the White House as this nation's leader eight years ago. He was the first president to carry a mobile phone on his person, having turned in his personal handset for a Blackberry phone that had been heavily customized with security features (though he later traded that in for an iPhone). Today President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in, and he as well will use a secure mobile device, cleared by the US Secret Service for POTUS use. Trump represents a new era in a lot of ways. Whereas Obama was the first president of the United States to carry a smartphone, Trump will be the first to... Read more...
“Make a America Great Again”? Apparently, ain’t nobody got time for that. We all know that what this world actually needs is more furry creatures — more specifically, cuddly kittens. That where a Google Chrome extension comes into play, which is simply called “Make America Kitten Again”. The extension, which can be added to Chrome here, will simply replace all images of Donald Trump found on a website with adorable pictures of kittens. The pictures offer a humorous lightening of the atmosphere for what can at times be serious issues. Take for example the image below on a Reuters article about Trump’s plan to “drain the swamp” and instill a cabinet full of business titans and retired generals:... Read more...
It’s no secret that President-elect Donald Trump is not a fan of U.S. manufacturers using overseas labor to build their products. Trump has been angling to stop Carrier from exporting American jobs, and he has railed against Ford for moving jobs to Mexico. Trump has also made Apple — one of the world’s most profitable companies — a target of his attacks. “I was saying, make America great again, and I actually think we can say now, and I really believe this, we're gonna get things coming,” said Trump in January. “We're gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries.” It is now coming to light that Apple CEO Tim Cook called to congratulate... Read more...
President-Elect Donald Trump is in full swing when it comes to filling out positions in his incoming administration. Although we’re reluctant to delve into unrelated topics like picks for Secretary of Defense or Treasury Director, we did take notice of Trump’s appointment of Mark Jamison as a member of his tech policy transition team. One of the pressing matters on his plate is to plot out a new course for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which Jamison has recently stated should be effectively dismantled. Jamison describes the FCC, currently under the leadership of Chairman Tom Wheeler, as “politically driven” and lambasts the current FCC’s “economics-free decision on net neutrality... Read more...
Apple may be an American company, but the bulk of its products (save for the long-neglected Mac Pro, which is assembled in the United States) are manufactured in China. The relatively low cost of labor, coupled with premium pricing for devices like the iPhone, has allowed Apple to become one of the most profitable companies in the world. However, according to a new report from the Nikkei Asian Review, during the past year, Apple has at least explored the idea of manufacturing the iPhone in the United States. According to a source for the publication, “Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assembly plants, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S. Foxconn complied, while... Read more...
Nearly a week after the U.S. Presidential election, many in the United States (and around the globe) are anxious about how President-elect Donald Trump will govern once he takes office on January 20th. Will then President Trump adhere to promises that he made during the campaign or will he take a more measured approach to appease a larger slice of the American populace? But it’s not just those within the United States that are a little on edge; some nations around the world are concerned about the power that President Trump will wield. One of Trump’s frequent targets on the campaign trail was China. He relentlessly assailed the country and its trade practices, often in very unflattering terms.... Read more...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has accused the election of being rigged with the participation of a biased media, and if the largest social network in the world started deleting his posts, he'd have more ammunition to fire off those claims. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg isn't going to let that happen, though his underlings continue to put pressure on the site's co-founder to do exactly that, claiming that some of Trump's posts on banning Muslims run afoul of the site's rules on hate speech. Citing unnamed sources with familiarity on the subject, The Wall Street Journal says the topic of whether or not to delete some of Trump's post is a heated one. It's a point of contention among... Read more...
In case bumper stickers, yard signs, and witty (or sometimes offensive) t-shirts aren't getting your point across, you can now let the world know who you're planning to vote for in the upcoming U.S. presidential election by endorsing a candidate on Facebook. And if you're lucky (or unlucky?), your candidate of choice might even feature your endorsement on his or her Facebook page. This is a new feature that Facebook is rolling out. To endorse a candidate for political office, head over to that person's Facebook page, select the Endorsement tab, and choose Endorse. You can attach a message to your post and then decide whether to make your endorsement public, in which case the candidate may choose... Read more...
Bing doesn’t exactly have the same star power as Google when it comes to search in the minds of most Americans, but that isn’t stopping Microsoft from emboldening its search engine with new functionality. Today, Microsoft is feeding Bing with a new tab called Campaign Landscape, which gives voters insight, statistics, and projections for the current election season. No matter if you're rooting for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or ever Gary Johnson, there's plenty of data to pour over for folks that enjoy numbers and figures. “In roughly three weeks, America will elect the 45th President of the United States of America,” writes the Bing team. “However, this unprecedented campaign year has left... Read more...
Are you a diehard Donald Trump fan? Perhaps you lean more towards Hillary Clinton, or perhaps even Bernie Sanders during the primaries. Given the vast amount of time that Americans spend browsing Facebook, linking stories and liking posts, the social network giant thinks that it has a pretty firm grip on your political affiliation. Earlier this month, Facebook launched a new ad preference tool which allows you to tailor how and what ads are directed towards you in your news feed. However, buried within those settings is a tab called US Politics. Here is where you’ll see which category Facebook has pigeonholed you into: conservative, liberal or moderate. To see what Facebook has you pegged... Read more...
The 2016 U.S. Presidential primary season is turning out to be one of the most colorful and contentious political battles in modern history. It’s also an election cycle that has been filled with plenty of [often comedic and sometimes cringe-worthy] twists and turns, including the recent dumping of emails from the high-ranking officials in the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The release of those emails ultimately led to the downfall of DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Russian hackers are thought to be at the root of the original breach. With this in mind, GOP nominee Donald Trump is imploring those same Russian hackers to “finish the job”, so to speak, and release Democratic Presidential... Read more...
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