Swamp creatures protested the fact that President Trump is in fact, not draining the swamp.
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Protesting the appointment of Secretary of the Interior nominee David Bernhardt, activists donned Creature from the Black Lagoon masks during his confir…
Apparently Trump thinks Apple’s CEO is named … Tim Apple.
The president flubbed Tim Cook’s name during an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday while complimenting him on expanding employment in the United States.
“You’ve really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple.”
Please appreciate both Ivanka Trump and Cook’s complete lack of reactions when Trump slips up. Both manage to breeze past it without cracking up, which is a feat in itself.
It didn’t take long for the reaction tweets to roll in. Read more…
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View More Trump called his friend and Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘Tim Apple’
The latest battle between arch-enemies Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump could be the internet.
On Wednesday, Democratic legislators introduced a new bill in both the House and the Senate that would reinstate net neutrality. It’s called the “Save the Internet Act of 2019.” And, as articulated in the bill’s just three pages, it would overturn the Trump FCC’s rules that overturned the Obama-era FCC’s net neutrality protections. And, it would task the FCC with protecting net neutrality across the country.
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View More Net neutrality gets a second wind. The problem? Donald Trump.
Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping kicked off a keynote speech this morning at the world’s biggest mobile industry tradeshow with a wry joke. “There has never been more interest in Huawei,” he told delegates at Mobile World Congress. “We must be doing something right!” The Chinese company is seeking to dispel suspicion around the security […]
View More Huawei: “The US security accusation of our 5G has no evidence. Nothing.”
The European Commission’s digital commissioner has warned the mobile industry to expect it to act over security concerns attached to Chinese network equipment makers. The Commission is considering a defacto ban on kit made by Chinese companies including Huawei in the face of security and espionage concerns, per Reuters. Appearing on stage at the Mobile […]
View More Europe is prepared to rule over 5G cybersecurity
Did the President just add a digit to a concept he doesn’t understand to make it sound even better?
Trump, as he does, tweeted some out-of-left-field flim-flam Thursday morning, in advance of his trade talks with China. Now, it’s always wise to gird your loins whenever Trump ventures into technology concepts, but this morning was special.
Not only did Trump push for the deployment of 5G technology, but he also advocated for “6G” — a technology that does not exist.
I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on………
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019 Read more…
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View More Sorry, Trump. 6G is not a thing.
President Trump is expected to sign into creation the Space Force today, as a special branch of the military overseen by the Air Force Department, according to a report in The Washington Post. The President’s decision is considered a win for the Air Force and Defense Department broadly, which had argued against setting up an independent […]
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A storm is brewing over a new language model, built by non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI, which it says is so good at generating convincing, well-written text that it’s worried about potential abuse. That’s angered some in the community, who have accused the company of reneging on a promise not to close off its […]
View More OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release
The iOS Notes app is a simple, yet powerful tool. From remembering your grocery list, to jotting down random musings while on the bus, to celebrity apologies, over the years it’s worked its way into our lives in a number of surprising ways.
View More Sure looks like Trump declared a ‘national emergency’ via the Notes app
Be honest: Can you tell the difference between the real State of the Union and the Bad Lip Reading version?
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The iconic YouTube series is back with a take on Trump’s latest address to the nation. An audience member offers the president a hat, but …
Better late than never.
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to form the American AI Initiative, the White House Office of Science and Technology (WHOST) announced Monday. The order tasks federal agencies to cooperate on advancing research and development in AI, as well as considering legislative frameworks for its governance. As Reuters points out, however, the order does not specify a source of funding for the initiative.
Besides a one-day listening session on AI that the WHOST held in May 2018, the last word the administration gave on AI came from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who said in 2017 that the prospect of AI automation threatening jobs was “not even on our radar screen.” Read more…
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View More Trump will sign an executive order to (finally) focus on AI
This weekend, the Trump administration shed more light on the “American A.I. Initiative,” a plan the President is set to sign today, in hopes of helping keep the U.S. at the forefront of innovation. The executive order highlights, in its own words, “bold, decisive actions” for maintaining American’s role in developing the artificial intelligence set […]
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