Stephen Colbert unpacks Trump’s dramatic meeting with Pelosi, Schumer

Stephen Colbert unpacks Trump’s dramatic meeting with Pelosi, Schumer

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer met with Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Tuesday, and uh, the meeting did not go smoothly. So, naturally, Stephen Colbert unpacked the whole thing, hardly containing his delight and running videos of cat boxing to represent the encounter with the president. The Late Show host ran through the highlights of the tempestuous meeting, in particular, Trump’s threat to shut down the government in order to fund his border wall, and his remarkable ability to spring to action…

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‘Huckabee in a Tree’ is here to cover your tracks these holidays

‘Huckabee in a Tree’ is here to cover your tracks these holidays

Kids, if you need someone to cover your tracks these holidays, Jimmy Kimmel has an idea. “Huckabee in a Tree” is the latest holiday adornment cooked up the show, inspired by the long-standing watcher Elf on the Shelf. Kimmel’s version of the surveilling ornament comes in the form of the White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, helping “kids to spin their bad deeds and make Christmas great again,” as Kimmel puts it. Inadvertently painting the dog? Blame Obama. Read more… More about Entertainment, Tv, Politics, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and…

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The 10 best gifts for new and old ‘Doctor Who’ fans

The 10 best gifts for new and old ‘Doctor Who’ fans

Doctor Who fans are especially hard to shop for. Like many franchises, Doctor Who has a plethora of official and unofficial material that directly relates to the show — Blu-rays, comics, books, audio adventures, and more — but in the case of Doctor Who, there’s just so much of it. The show has had 55 years to build itself, which is wondrous, but as a gift-giver, you can pretty much toss all of that out since you never know what they already have. SEE ALSO: Unique gifts for men: Fun,…

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Facial recognition tech spreads to car rentals

Facial recognition tech spreads to car rentals

Why take out your wallet and photo ID if a camera and software program can scan your face, verify your identity, and send you on your way in 30 seconds? That’s what Hertz rental cars is asking with its new partnership with Clear, the biometric face and fingerprint scanning company you’ve seen at airport security checkpoints.  SEE ALSO: Microsoft wants regulation to keep the ‘facial recognition genie’ in the bottle At the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport this month, you can check out and drive off in your rental car with…

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102-year-old woman may just be the oldest skydiver ever

102-year-old woman may just be the oldest skydiver ever

This badass lady didn’t let her age stand in the way of a thrill.  Irene O’Shea became what seems to be the oldest person to skydive at 102 years old and 194 days. The previous oldest skydiver, according to news reports, was Kenneth Meyer, who landed a jump in 2017 at 102 years and 172 days.  On Sunday, O’Shea bundled up, boarded a helicopter, and while strapped to her instructor, she jumped out at 14,000 feet — all for a good cause. SEE ALSO: These old and obsolete tech products…

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Facebook is still trying to find new places to put ads

Facebook is still trying to find new places to put ads

It might seem like there’s already tons of ads on Facebook, but the company is still searching for new places to put more of them.  The latest method that’s materializing is in search results, where Facebook is now experimenting with ads, the company confirmed.  SEE ALSO: ‘Highly confidential’ documents reveal Facebook used VPN app to track competitors “We’re running a small test to place ads in Facebook search results, and we’ll be evaluating whether these ads are beneficial for people and businesses before deciding whether to expand it,” Facebook product…

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Cosmonauts brought a knife to a spacewalk

Cosmonauts brought a knife to a spacewalk

Let’s be honest, spacewalks, as a whole, can be pretty boring to watch.  Yes, it’s one of the most dangerous things an astronaut or cosmonaut can do in space: floating out into the void with just a relatively thin spacesuit to protect them. But at the end of the day, these spacewalks usually amount to some pretty tedious tasks performed in the name of routine maintenance on the International Space Station. However, this week, things got a little more interesting. On Tuesday, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev ventured…

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Puma is reissuing a 1986 fitness-tracking ‘smart shoe’

Puma is reissuing a 1986 fitness-tracking ‘smart shoe’

The nostalgia carousel keeps going round and round, and brands have happily hopped on for the ride. Puma announced Monday that it would reissue a little-known shoe with a technical twist from 1986: the RS-Computer Shoe. The shoe, then and now, looks like a running shoe with a plastic protuberance on the back — which is where the shoe tracks your movement and activity.  SEE ALSO: Bose Frames are augmented reality audio sunglasses Chunky and retro fabulous? Yep, sounds like a very on-trend shoe to us. Plus, Puma is only…

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At the Google hearing, Congress proves they still have no idea how the internet works

At the Google hearing, Congress proves they still have no idea how the internet works

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s long-awaited Congressional hearing took place on Tuesday. Pichai testified before Congress on Google+ data breaches, the controversial Chinese-censorship friendly search product, and perceived anti-conservative bias. But, there was one more pressing concern that took center stage to those watching the hearing: Several members of Congress, at least on the House Judiciary Committee, have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to technology. At the #GoogleHearing, Rep. Smith is bringing up debunked claims that have been pushed by President Trump. Here, @LamarSmithTX21: “No, 96% of…

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