Walmart reportedly ditches planned streaming service to focus on Vudu

Walmart has abandoned its plans to launch a new streaming video service, according to a report from CNBC. Instead of throwing resources behind a new product, the company will instead focus its attention on expanding its existing video platform Vudu. In response to the report, Walmart told Variety that Vudu is its focus but “to […]

A Chinese company reportedly created a photo with such high resolution, you can zoom from thousands of meters away to see people’s facial expressions

Bigpixel You might call this the pinnacle of high-resolution images. It is the brainchild of a setup called Jinkun Tech, or Bigpixel Technology Corporation, and it was taken from atop the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. The photo resolution, which is the toughest part to wrap one’s mind around, is reportedly 195 gigapixels. A megapixel […]

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker has reportedly been cleared to oversee the Mueller probe by DOJ ethics officials

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Ethics officials at the Department of Justice have reportedly advised Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker that he does not need to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia probe.  Whitaker, who has been leading the DOJ since Jeff Sessions’ departure in early November, has been scrutinized over his frequent criticisms of the […]

New York’s new $4 billion bridge is reportedly plagued by dozens of failing bolts and a simmering cover-up scandal

AP Photo/Seth Wenig A whistleblower says engineers have secretly replaced bolts on New York‘s new Mario Cuomo bridge to hide the faults from inspectors, NBC4NY reported Wednesday.  The state’s attorney general is investing the 60 failed bolts (out of more than a million on the entire bridge.) The Mario Cuomo Bridge, which cost $ 3.98 […]

T-Mobile reportedly pushes TV service rollout to 2019

About a year ago, T-Mobile announced that it was working on a TV service, one that would launch in 2018 and “uncarrier” TV the way the company did with mobile service. Well, 2018 is nearly over and so far, there hasn’t been any sign of T-Mobile’s service. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that the service’s rollout […]

Prelude to Caribbean Crisis 2.0? Russia reportedly eyes air base off Venezuela's coast

As Washington is determined to leave the landmark INF Treaty, it seems Moscow is looking for a response. Russian media has cited diplomatic sources as saying that Moscow is eyeing a strategic air base off Venezuela’s coast. The arrival of two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers to Venezuela earlier this month has provoked a nervous reaction […]

Trump reportedly grew frustrated no one wanted to be his chief of staff before settling on Mick Mulvaney

Caitlin Ochs/Reuters President Donald Trump reportedly tapped Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to become his next White House chief of staff after growing frustrated that none of his top candidates would accept the position. Unlike other high-profile candidates who were considered for the position, Mulvaney was not formally interviewed, […]

Jared Kushner reportedly gave the Saudi crown prince advice on how to ‘weather the storm’ after Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

Getty Images Jared Kushner has reportedly developed a close relationship with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and routinely spoke with the Saudi leader even after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. What’s more, Kushner allegedly provided the crown prince with advice on how to “weather the storm” and urged the Saudi leader to “resolve his […]

John Kelly reportedly took notes on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump and left them on his desk in full view

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly has been reportedly furious with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump. Kelly reportedly took notes about their activities and requests, and kept them on his desk in full view of staffers, a senior White House official said in a New York […]

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina reportedly pleads guilty to one charge of conspiring to act as a foreign agent

AP Photo Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina has reportedly pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiring to act as a foreign agent without registering with the Justice Department. Butina is suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and influence US policy toward Russia. The government’s complaint against Butina did not explicitly mention Trump’s […]