Tariffs on Chinese rare-earth minerals create a sticky problem for US competitors

Enlarge / A pick-up truck makes its way out of the Mountain Pass open pit mine in California in 2009. (credit: Photo by Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg via Getty Images) President Trump’s tariffs on rare-earth metals from China should have been a boon to the only US rare-earth minerals mine in California. But a recent Wall Street Journal […]

Luxury resort bans gadgets at swimming pool to create guest ‘haven’

Look, as great as it is to have all these fancy laptops and smartphones around us, sometimes we can become too attached to them. And when you’re on vacation, you just have to find a way to break free from technology. That’s why a luxury resort in Bali, Indonesia is banning electronic devices from one […]

‘Make it look rich’: Trump told Sharpie to create a custom pen for him to sign important documents

Reuters/Leah Millis President Donald Trump is known for using a Sharpie pen.  In a recent episode of HBO’s new four-part series with political website Axios, Trump broke into a monologue professing his love for the Sharpie pen and disdain for the traditional government ordered pen. Trump said Sharpie created a personalized black plastic pen for […]

Freedom of worship? US encourages Ukraine to create independent Orthodox Church

Washington has voiced “strong support” for an autocephalous Orthodox community in Ukraine, while the Russian Orthodox Church has accused the Constantinople Patriarchate of betraying its faith to cater to US political interests. While the Russian government has refused to intervene in Church affairs, Washington, which has little to do with the Orthodox world, reiterated “its […]

UK broadcasters urge the government to create a social media watchdog

A smorgasbord of TV broadcasters, mobile network and internet service providers has urged the UK government to strengthen its oversight of social media companies. In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, executives from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as well as Sky, BT and TalkTalk, called for a new, independent regulator to help tackle […]

Nvidia’s RTX cards could create a breakthrough for eye-tracked rendering

During the presentation of its GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards last week, Nvidia spent most of its time on ray tracing. This is the high-end light modeling tech that could bring a new level of realism to games. But these new cards can do more than just ray tracing. One of the other potential standout […]

A top British politician wants to create a publicly-owned tech company to rival Facebook and Netflix — but the idea is being ridiculed

Netflix Jeremy Corbyn, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s most powerful adversary, wants to create a publicly-owned tech company to rival Facebook and Netflix. His idea is called the British Digital Corporation and people think it sounds like a nationalised Facebook without the fake news and data misuse, where users can vote to get TV shows made. The […]

This Cessna-Flying Granny Wants to Create an Independent Maine

When Terry Hayes meanders to the podium at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the candidate for governor of Maine is surrounded by a curious assortment of men: a sitting governor from Alaska, a tech tycoon from Maryland, a businessman from Missouri and a best-selling author and Senate hopeful from Kansas. The odd assemblage […]

Jason Segel to Star in, Create AMC Anthology Dispatches From Elsewhere

Jason Segel is returning to the small screen in a very big way. The How I Met Your Mother alum is set to create and star in the new AMC anthology series Dispatches From Elsewhere, TVLine has learned. The cable network announced the news during its portion of the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Saturday. […]