General Magic—how tech superfriends assembled, dreamt up smartphones, and failed

The trailer for General Magic The story of General Magic, which is chronicled in a new documentary named after this early ’90s Silicon Valley company, has become both a legendary and cautionary tale. Back at a 1989 Aspen Institute event, future founder and CEO Marc Porat essentially unveiled an idea for a smartphone prototype. He […]

TVLine Items: Bosch Adds Chris Vance, General Hospital Recast and More

Bosch is putting the Transporter in charge of its drug dealings: The Amazon drama has cast Chris Vance — who starred in the small-screen Transporter series — to recur during Season 5 as Dalton Walsh, the big boss of the opioid ring, our sister site Deadline reports. PHOTOSGrey’s Anatomy Doc to General Hospital * Apple has given a […]

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley wins GOP nomination, faces off with Sen. Claire McCaskill in a hotly contested Senate race

Charlie Riedel/AP Sen. Claire McCaskill secured the Democratic nomination for her re-election bid in Missouri, in one of the nation’s most hotly contested Senate races. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has won the Republican nomination. Retaining seats like McCaskill’s is critical for Democrats if they are to have any chance of gaining control of the […]

Imran Khan declares victory in Pakistan’s general elections

Cricket player-turned politician Imran Khan has declared victory in Pakistani elections over the party of former PM Nawaz Sharif, jailed for corruption. The voting day was marred by violence and allegations of polls rigging. Khan has addressed the nation from his home in Islamabad, vowing to investigate all the complaints of rigged polls put forward […]

General Motors Acknowledges Corpse of Chevrolet City Express

General Motors has officially confirmed the discontinuation of the Chevrolet City Express work van, which the automaker has sourced from Nissan since 2014. Its sister vehicle, the Nissan NV200, is one of the many vehicles you see serving as a replacement for the Ford Crown Victoria in New York City’s taxi fleet. However, the City Express […]

TV's Top Triangles: General Hospital — Were You Team Sonny or Team Jax?

Soap opera fans have rarely been in as hot a lather as when General Hospital‘s Brenda Barrett found herself torn between mob boss Sonny Corinthos and Aussie tycoon Jasper “Jax” Jacks. ‘Twas a triangle that in one form or another, and off-and-on, would span some 17 years. During its many highs and lows and twists […]

Israeli ministers approve bill to ban filming of IDF actions, despite opposition of Attorney General

A controversial bill that criminalizes filming IDF soldiers has been advanced by an Israeli government committee. The Israeli Attorney General, however, said it would not withstand a constitutional review in its current form. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation, which determines the coalition government’s position on all pending bills, has green-lighted the legislation, which envisages penalties […]

The White House defends Trump saluting a North Korean general as a ‘common courtesy’

Jason K. Morrell/Twitter Critics have attacked Trump after North Korea released footage of the US President saluting a North Korean general. The White House has defended his actions, arguing that it was a “common courtesy” and he was simply returning a salute from the general. One retired US major general said: “It is wholly inappropriate […]

The White House defends Trump saluting a North Korean general as a ‘common courtesy’

Jason K. Morrell/Twitter Critics have attacked Trump after North Korea released footage of the US President saluting a North Korean general. The White House has defended his actions, arguing that it was a “common courtesy” and he was simply returning a salute from the general. One retired US major general said: “It is wholly inappropriate […]

A retiring Chinese general revealed that China’s greatest military weakness is a US strength

Reuters/Stringer A hawkish Chinese general said before retiring that he regretted not fighting in a war, which reveals the greatest weakness of China’s military. China badly wants to displace the US as the world’s top military power, but it hasn’t fought in a real war. All of China’s fancy new jets and ships have never […]