Google unveils new phones, speakers to counter Amazon, Apple

Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple. ___ NEW PHONES The second generation of Google’s Pixel phones unveiled Wednesday feature larger, brighter screens that take up more of the phone’s front, changes that Apple is also making with its iPhone […]

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Smoke and mirrors in Trump tax plan

Nothing brings out smoke and mirrors like a tax overhaul plan, especially one as incomplete as President Donald Trump’s.A look at some of the claims emerging from the debate sparked by the plan released Wednesday: TRUMP: “I think there’s very little benefit for people of wealth.” — to reporters Wednesday THE FACTS: Actually there’s a clear and substantial benefit for […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee leaders: Russia did interfere in 2016 elections

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday largely endorsed the findings of the intelligence community that Russia sought to sway the 2016 U.S. elections through a hacking and influence campaign, and they called for a “more aggressive, whole-of-government approach” to ensure future elections are not similarly compromised. “There is consensus among members and staff that we trust the […]

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Facebook brings data plan-saving Messenger Lite to U.S. Androids

Facebook’s data-conserving version of Messenger is no longer just for developing nations with slow networks. Now the Messenger Lite Android app is expanding to the US. Canada, UK, and Ireland after previously being available in over 100 mostly-developing countries. Messenger Lite packs most of the critical features of the app, but skips things like Messenger Day and selfie lenses that […]

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