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    THE POWER of artificial intelligence has shuttled into the sex toy industry. A male sex toy brand effectively put a smart speaker on an oral sex machine. 2The latest version of the Autoblow responds to voice commandsCredit: vieci.com 2Business owner Brian Sloan with the productCredit: vieci.com Data scientists programming the Autoblow used nearly six full days worth of pornographic footage to determine how the fleshy mechanical sleeve should operate. Six days' worth of data is a lot of AI power - for comparison, an AI dog learned everything it needed to know about walking in one hour. The latest version runs for $229 and has six voice commands and savable experiences. The business has raised almost $800,000 in its most recent crowdfunding bid. Read More on Sex RobotsRAVING RABBITARS Photos of metaverse Playboy mansion show pixelated bunnies in leotardsFEELING IT Sex robots could soon feel sensations 'just like humans' with creepy new 'skin' Autoblow AI creator Brian Sloan was pursuing a career in law when he went on a winding journey to the sex toy business. He had made a...
    (CNN)It's inflation, stupid.James Carville's famous 1992 Democratic election mantra about the economy needs an update to encapsulate the depth of President Joe Biden's political chasm and how his hopes of climbing out depend largely on factors outside of his control.A new CNN poll, conducted by SSRS and published Monday, showed that 75% of Americans see inflation as their top economic concern but only 25% of them approve of Biden's efforts to tame it. This represents a staggering repudiation of a President on an issue that is causing considerable pain for most families and figures to be the dominant issue in November's midterm elections. CNN Poll: Most Americans are discontented with Biden, the economy and the state of the country These numbers help explain why inflation -- a gut punch that afflicts most voters directly, even more than job losses in most recessions -- is universally feared by elected officials. The plunge in confidence in Biden's leadership may also reflect his administration's blasé assurances last year that inflation was not a long-term concern, contradicting warnings of experts like former Democratic...
    ALLIANT Energy will pay $25 to eligible customers that allow the utility provider to control their home’s thermostat.  The program is called Smart Hours and is designed to prevent strain on the energy grid and keep energy costs down. 1Customers can reduce their energy bills by 10% with a smart thermostatCredit: Getty Eligible Wisconsin customers willing to be flexible with their thermostat will receive $25 annually, an additional $25 for signing up, plus earn seasonal rewards. The process takes place during periods of extreme temperature. There is a maximum of 15 Smart Hours events each season: summer runs from June 1 to September 30 and winter is from December 1 to March 31. The company will rarely reduce your energy use for more than four hours, and never on weekends or holidays. Read More on Energy SavingPOWER DOWN I'm a money-saving expert - one easy change saved me $75 on my energy bill​​CHILL OUT The two appliances keeping you cool but draining your energy bill by $145 How does it work? Participants will allow the utility company to adjust...
    John Baker, professor emeritus of law at Louisiana State University Law School, warned that ideological, philosophical, and political minorities can seize control of countries without popular support if citizens are disengaged from politics. “The Revolutionary War was won by less than a majority of people supporting independence, so minorities can actually take over countries,” Baker stated on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. A politically disconnected citizenry is vulnerable to a type of hostile takeover of government and other institutions of power, he added. Baker continued, “It is absolutely critical that people understand where this is all going, and if they don’t wake up and do something about it, there will be the attempt to continue to concentrate power.” Baker described the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the implementation of a constitutional blockade against a federal government takeover of America’s electrical power system. He analogized the EPA’s attempt to categorize carbon dioxide emissions as “pollution” — ostensibly to combat what it describes as “climate change” driven by...
    IT sounds like it should be an easy task that anyone could do, but a brand new mind and body trick is currently dividing the nation. The new trend has seen people trying to move their right foot and hand together at the same time. While some have mastered it, others have struggled to complete the action - so which camp do you sit?  3The challenge has split social media usersCredit: Tiktok/@btosteopathy Canadian Osteopath Brendon Talbot shared a video challenging his followers to see what would happen for them.  Brendon, who has 1.7 million followers on TikTok, said: “While sitting in a chair, lift your right foot and make clockwise circles.  “Now using your right hand, draw the number six in the air - watch your foot change direction.”   Afterwards he explained that those that could follow his instructions have amazing body control - but that the majority wouldn’t be able to as their body simply wouldn’t let them. That’s because the brain is attempting to move both clockwise and anti-clockwise at the exact same time.  With both codes trying...
    LOSING the remote control is a universal (pardon the pun) experience across the globe. If you consider yourself an expert at finding the remote, test your speed with this brainteaser. 2Only one third of people can find the hidden remote control in this image in under a minuteCredit: ScS UK-based furniture company ScS has released a series of interior design-themed brain teasers. Only one third of people can find the remote control in the sea of furniture in under 60 seconds. The average time to locate the hidden remote control in the cluttered image is 40 seconds. If you're still wracking your brains after the clock has run out, don't worry there is actually a remote there. Read More Optical IllusionsNUMBERS GAME Brain-scrambling TikTok optical illusion challenges users to see 10 numbersHOW ILLUMINATING Optical illusion reveals if you're a good adviser - what do you see? If you look at the bottom border of the image, the remote is located in the very center. If you are still struggling, the remote can be found to the right of the large...
    SACRAMENTO —  Elections have consequences. That’s a cliché, but clichés are born of truths. And this is a truth: If a Democrat had been elected president in 2016, we wouldn’t have a right-wing Supreme Court. If Donald Trump hadn’t beaten Hillary Clinton, gun control laws and national abortion rights would not have been quashed by the Supreme Court last week. The Supreme Court today would not have a 6-3 conservative majority. It would be 6-3 moderate-to-liberal. Parts of American life wouldn’t have been turned upside down. Trump named three conservative justices to fill seats that would have been occupied by three liberals or centrists under a Democratic president. On Friday, Trump bragged about that after the court overturned Roe vs. Wade. The former president noted he pledged during the 2016 campaign to nominate anti-Roe justices, and he did. The abortion and other recent court decisions “were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised,” he said. But Democrats weren’t listening close enough in 2016. Let’s be honest: Democrats blew it. There could have been a better Democratic nominee than Hillary...
    Reflecting on a concurring opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts that was part of the 6-3 Supreme Court decision that dismantled the 50-year-old Roe v Wade ruling that paved the way for women to get an abortion, two legal scholars suggested that he has lost control of the court era that bears his name and could see his legacy suffer because of it. According to a report from Politico's Josh Gerstein, Roberts tried to rein in some of his conservative colleagues' worst impulses in his concurrence but it fell on deaf ears on both sides of the ideological aisles and was ignored by everyone as the court made history. As Gerstein wrote, "After nearly seven months of deliberations, Roberts found precisely zero takers among his fellow justices for his incrementalist approach that would have avoided overruling Roe for now, but allowed Mississippi to impose a near ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy," before adding, "The court’s conservatives dismissed Roberts’ stance as unprincipled and impractical, while the liberal justices called it “wrong” without detailing their objections." Writing that...
    IT’S beginning to feel a lot like the 1970s. Here we are with unions holding the Government to ransom and the nation gridlocked by a completely unjustifiable strike. 3The answer to the 1970s problem was what became known as ReagonomicsCredit: Getty 3The leadership of Margaret Thatcher here and Ronald Reagan in the US pulled the two nations out of the economic and political doldrumsCredit: AP:Associated Press On top of that we have terrible inflation — now at a staggering 9.1 per cent — and a rising cost of living. And then there are the tax rises. For anyone old enough to remember the Seventies, it is all horribly familiar. But back then there was an answer. After the stagnation and much, much more, we had the 1980s. In the Eighties the leadership of Margaret Thatcher here and Ronald Reagan in the US pulled the two nations out of the economic and political doldrums we were in. The Labour Party in Britain and the Democrat party in America had wrecked their respective economies. For a lot of people it seemed...
    (CNN)Wake up, get dressed, commute to and from work, make dinner and head off to sleep. If you have children, multiply those tasks by a lot.In between those moments are dozens of tasks to be done. Remote work gifted many people with additional time to work on personal to-do lists or take a break. The return of in-person work means less time to complete tasks. You don't always finish everything you would like, which can sometimes leave you feeling guilty and anxious for the following day. But it doesn't have to be that way. As many head back into the office, it's possible to still be productive without burying yourself under a mountain of uncompleted work. Productivity experts shared their most effective tips for conquering goals while reducing your stress.Prioritize your tasks Read MoreThe first step is to divide your tasks into short-, medium- and long-term goals, said Alejandro Lleras, professor in the department of psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.After that, rank them based on urgency level so you know which ones to do first, he said. This...
    Picture this: You’ve planted some milkweed, bee balm or California lilac, and you’re delighted to see bees and butterflies fluttering about your garden. You feel good about nourishing pollinators and love the life those plants attract to your yard. As you stroll past your beds to check on your tomatoes, you notice they’re covered in black dots. Upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent your plants are infested with aphids. If your instinct is to reach for a chemical pesticide — stop. Although it might eliminate your aphid problem, it will also threaten beneficial insects, which pollinate plants and keep pests under control. Instead, apply the principles of integrated pest management, or IPM. The practice starts with accepting that a certain pest presence is tolerable. Only when that threshold is exceeded should a control be considered. Your first defense should always be the most benign method available. This is where common sense prevails, and it should apply inside the home as well as in the garden. Take my basement: Every spring, the ants come marching in, but instead of spraying...
    A PEST control expert has told how ants could swarm your home if you don’t follow three simple steps.   Ants are known for craving food, water and shelter during the summer months and are have a particular liking for sugary substances. 1Nobody wants an ant infestation during the summer monthsCredit: Getty The home becomes vulnerable from a small spillage of juice to a slice of cake and the experience is anything but pleasant. But now experts from pest control company Rentokil have shared their tops on how get rid of pesky ants. IDENTIFY THE ANT Ants are just starting to raise their heads this time of year because of the temperature difference. But before taking evasive action, it’s important to identify what sort of ants are invading your home. Read more on pest controlSEE YA NEVER I'm a pest control whizz… here’s how to get rid of maggots from bins for FREEFLY AWAY I'm a pest expert - the simple steps to banish wasps from your house this summer Although a line of swarming insects may appear to be...
    Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of President Joe Biden, on Wednesday told Republican Senator Ron Johnson that she would come to his office and call her dad Hunter to speak to him if the lawmaker voted for gun reform legislation. '[email protected], if you vote for stricter gun control measures, I will personally come into your office and call my dad on speakerphone so that you can confess your undying love for him directly,' she wrote on Twitter.  Johnson has been one of the most outspoken critics of Hunter Biden, hitting the president's son on a number of topics including his business dealings and his Secret Service detail. He has accused Hunter of financilly profitting from Joe Biden's time in public office.  On Wednesday, Johnson was asked about the debate over what provisions should go into gun legislation.  Naomi Biden told Sen. Ron Johnson she would come to his office and put her dad Hunter on speaker phone if Johnson voted for gun reform legislation Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has been one of Hunter Biden's biggest critics, charging the...
    Chiquita Brooks-LaSure testifies before the Senate Finance Committee during her nomination hearing to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Washington on Thursday, April 15, 2021.Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images In her first year as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Chiquita Brooks-Lasure has overseen the expansion of government health coverage to a record number of Americans under Medicare, Medicaid and private Affordable Care Act exchange plans. Now, she wants to keep them insured. "We cover over 150 million people as a result of all of the hard work of the agency really enrolling people in coverage. So, we are a huge payer, and we help dictate coverage in this country … and have a powerful opportunity to advance health equity," Brooks-Lasure explained. In the year ahead, one of the agency's biggest challenges will be to create a smooth transition for millions of Medicaid members who could lose coverage when the Covid Public Health Emergency ends. Under the federal health emergency, states have put eligibility redeterminations on hold...
    United States Congressman Greg Steube (R-Florida) on Thursday showed off his personal collection of firearms during a House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control. Lawmakers held a virtual conference to debate The Protecting Our Kids Act amid a spate of mass shootings that have erupted throughout the nation. The latest – and 233rd so far in 2022 – occurred at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday evening, leaving five people including the gunman dead. That bill, "among other things, would raise the purchase age of an assault weapon from 18 to 21 and attempt to crack down on large-capacity magazines and 'ghost guns.' It does not include an assault weapons ban," The Washington Post noted. Republicans, however, are united against restrictions on gun ownership, a point that Steube emulated on Thursday. "Right here in front of me I have a Sig Sauer 226, comes with a 21-round magazine. This gun would be banned. Here's a 12-round magazine. This magazine would be banned under this current bill. It doesn't fit, because this gun was made for a 20-round,...
    Fox News anchor Arthel Neville made an impassioned call for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, even cutting off her colleague Griff Jenkins when he criticized President Joe Biden for not “uniting” America on the issue. Neville interviewed Fox News contributor Judy Miller and asked if the Uvalde shooting, in which 19 students and two teachers were killed, will be different from other mass shootings and spur gun legislation. Miller said “this time may be different” after noting “the Senate goes into recess next week, that means that the furor and the anger that people feel over this latest slaughter is likely to diminish.” Moments later, Miller said that many deaths “could be prevented with sensible gun legislation.” “If New Zealand and Australia can do it after their mass shooting, why can’t we?” she asked. “I think it really depends on the Republicans now — they must stop being the party of egregious mass shootings and uncontrolled guns. That has to stop. It’s up to them. And I think Mitch McConnell’s...
    The Republican congressman representing Uvalde, Texas simply wouldn’t answer a reporter’s repeated question on why teenagers can legally buy assault rifles. Instead of answering NBC News correspondent Garrett Haake’s queries, Rep. Tony Gonzales persistently dodged the question, leaning on highly generalized talking points like “we have to be unified” and “there’s so much rhetoric and hate.” Salvador Ramos, the gunman who killed 19 young children and two school teachers in the horrific Uvalde shooting on Tuesday, legally purchased two AR-15-style assault weapons after he turned 18 this month. He also bought 375 rounds of 5.56 rifle ammunition. He would later post pictures of his “gun pics” on social media. As conservatives suggest everything from booby traps to door control to address the uniquely American problem of mass shootings, the vast majority of Americans support a variety of comprehensive gun reform measures. That would include 67 percent of the public that approves of an ban on so-called “assault weapons.” Interviewing Gonzales near the scene of the massacre on Thursday morning, Haake pointedly asked why an 18-year-old can’t buy a beer for...
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    Matthew McConaughey has offered an impassioned but vague plea following Tuesday’s school shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas, cryptically saying it is time for Americans everywhere to make “sacrifices” and re-evaluate our “wants from our needs.” In his Twitter message, McConaughey doesn’t mention guns or the Second Amendment. Instead, he admonished Americans for “failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us.” “The true call to action now is for every American to take a longer and deeper look in the mirror and ask ourselves, ‘What is it that we truly value?’” he wrote. “What small sacrifices can we individually take today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state and neighborhood tomorrow?” Uvalde, Texas, USA. pic.twitter.com/0iULRGtREm — Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) May 25, 2022 “This is an epidemic we can control, and whichever side of the aisle we may stand on, we all know we can do better,” he continued. “We must do better. Action must be taken so that no parent has to experience what the parents in Uvalde and the others before them have endured.” The Hollywood star...
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has vowed to do “anything" he can to help pass "common sense" legislation after a gunman opened fire and claimed the lives of more than 20 victims at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school. “It makes no sense at all why we can’t do common sense things and try to prevent some of this from happening. It’s all just unbelievable how we’ve gotten as a society that someone could be that deranged and this sick,” Manchin lamented. However, there is just one problem with that promise. According to HuffPost, Manchin's efforts do not include eliminating the filibuster which would open the door for more opportunities to pass pieces of legislation. When asked if he would consider supporting the possible elimination of the filibuster, Manchin made it clear he'd stop short of doing so. “The filibuster is the only thing that prevents us from total insanity,” Manchin told reporters as he reiterated the arguments he's posed regarding other key issues. “You would think there would be enough common sense” among Senate Republicans to pass sound...
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    DEAR ABBY: My daughter’s boyfriend recently stayed at our home for eight days. He’s 50; we are in our 60s. He regarded “help yourself” to mean it was OK to drink our liquor from early afternoon to bedtime. How can we have some control over this situation without causing a scene? — BAR’S CLOSED IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR BAR’S CLOSED: Put a lock on the cabinet where you stow your liquor, or move it out of the house entirely when you know he’s planning a return visit. And while you’re at it, have a serious conversation with your daughter about her boyfriend’s insatiable appetite for alcohol, because it could have a negative impact on her future. DEAR ABBY: I lost your cookbooklet collection! My family and I have really enjoyed some of those recipes. I have loved all the ones I have tried, but my favorites are the desserts. Related Articles Advice | Dear Abby: When my husband is like this, what can I do besides drink? Advice | Dear Abby: She doesn’t tip and sneaks...
    On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN International’s “First Move,” Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University Ken Rogoff said that inflation in the United States is “just way too high. It’s not getting under control.” And predicted that the Federal Reserve will not do enough to stop inflation, but will cool it down because “they won’t want to have an epic recession. I’m not even sure they can pull that off.” Rogoff also argued that the Biden administration was “pouring buckets of fuel” onto “the inflation fire” with its “massive stimulus.” Rogoff said, “I think, in the end, they are going to pull up short. It’s true that if they wanted to really just wring inflation out of the system, and here we’re talking especially about the United States, where the — particularly, the last year, year-and-a-half has just had too much stimulus too late. The inflation’s just way too high. It’s not getting under control. It would be nice to have it under control, but just how big a recession do you want to tolerate on top of...
    Jerome Powell, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, attends the National Association of Business Economicseconomic policy conference in Washington, D.C, United States on March 21, 2022.Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Thursday that getting inflation under control could cause some economic pain but remains his top priority. Powell said he couldn't promise a so-called soft landing for the economy as the Fed raises interest rates to tamp down price increases running near their fastest pace in more than 40 years. "So a soft landing is, is really just getting back to 2% inflation while keeping the labor market strong. And it's quite challenging to accomplish that right now, for a couple of reasons," the central bank chief said in an interview with Marketplace. He noted that with a tight labor market pushing up wages, avoiding a recession that often follows aggressive policy tightening will be a challenge. "So it will be challenging, it won't be easy. No one here thinks that it will be easy," he said. "Nonetheless, we think there are...
    A woman has gone viral on social media after sharing a series of clips about her everyday struggles with having large breasts. Posting under the handle @billiebopbillie on TikTok, Billie, who lives in Canada, uploaded three videos claiming she has difficulty fitting her 'big boobs' into clothes and has to wear at least three sports bras to be able to do cardio at the gym. She also claimed to frequently get her clothes dirty in the kitchen because her boobs accidentally touch her plate when she leans forward to pick up sauces. Many responses to the clip argued Billie doesn't have a large bust, while others said the issues she pointed out aren't major problems. Billie, who lives in Canada, has gone viral on TikTok after sharing a series of video revealing 'big boobs problems'  - including that her large breasts struggle to fit in clothes (pictured) Billie began her now viral series with a video showing the straps on a grey velvet minidress provided no support for her breast. The 23-year-old captioned the clip, writing: 'Big boobs problems, clothes...
    Russian media analyst Julia Davis shared a remarkable clip from Russian state media on Wednesday night in which RT head Margarita Simonyan defended Russian censorship and blamed freedom of the press for the fall of the Soviet Union. During a Rossiya-1 broadcast on Wednesday night, Simonyan participated in a debate discussion in which she said, “We had two periods in our history of limited or no censorship, from 1905 to 1917, we remember how that ended, and during Perestroika and the following 90’s, we remember how that ended, it ended with the country’s collapse.” “No big nation can exist without control over information,” she continued, with a translation provided by the group Russian Media Monitor. “Those who made us add to our constitution that censorship is prohibited, they understood that very well.” “They who taught us for decades, no no no, society must be free, a developed economy can’t exist without a developed political system or a free political system, all of that is total BS,” she argued. “Just look at China, do you like China’s economy?” she asked....
    Tucker Carlson on Monday night warned that the COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai was a dangerous example of what could happen in the United States - telling his viewers: 'We're just beginning to see the outlines of the repression that COVID has made possible.' The Fox News host opened his show with a lengthy segment on the tough policies currently being enforced in Shanghai, as part of China's 'zero COVID' policy. The country's leaders aim to rid their shores of the virus entirely, and as soon as one case is recorded huge swathes of the country are forced into lockdown. Western experts warn it is not sustainable, and footage on social media has shown desperate citizens of Shanghai begging for food. One man's pet corgi was beaten to death by a health worker after the owner was taken away and put into isolation with suspected COVID. 'You have 25 million people locked inside their homes,' said Carlson. 'You have the largest prison camp in human history.' Tucker Carlson on Monday night spoke about the brutal lockdown encompassing Shanghai Fox News...
    By Dale Kasler | The Sacramento Bee They’ve banned high-capacity magazines and cracked down on assault weapons. They’ve made it so Californians have to pass a background check to purchase a gun and ammunition. They’ve prohibited buyers from having ammo or “ghost” gun parts shipped directly to their homes. When it comes to gun laws, California’s legislators have passed some of the most stringent regulations in the country, checking off nearly every box on national gun control advocates’ wishlist. A mass shooting early Sunday that left six dead and 12 wounded just a block from the Capitol — the very building where these laws were enacted — immediately prompted new calls for legislation to curb gun violence, from California elected officials and gun-control advocates across the nation. “The scourge of gun violence continues to be a crisis in our country, and we must resolve to bring an end to this carnage,” Gov. Gavin Newsom, who’s already signed 15 gun-control laws, said Sunday in a prepared statement. But what else can California’s lawmakers do to restrict guns that they haven’t already...
    The Academy is facing fierce backlash for its hypocrisy in allowing Will Smith to remain in the auditorium and collect his Best Actor gong to a standing ovation in the Dolby Theater after slapping Chris Rock on stage.  After the awards ceremony on Sunday, 53-year-old Smith appeared jovial as he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith danced the night away at the Vanity Fair Oscar afterparty, and clinked Oscar statuettes with other winners, who congratulated him and posed for photos. The only sign of the ugliness that went down just hours earlier - when Smith strode on to the stage and slapped Chris Rock over a joke about his wife's shaved head, then gave a tearful acceptance speech minutes later - was the outsized attention given to the actor at the party. The morning-after mood was far more somber, with the Academy saying in a tweet that it 'does not condone violence in any form'.  Minutes later, Rosie O'Donnell replied to the Academy's tweet with a frustration many have expressed on social media, asking 'then why did you do NOTHING...
    David Beckham let a Ukrainian doctor take over his Instagram account, which is followed by 71.5million users, to highlight the difficulties medical professionals are facing while working during the Russian invasion. The UNICEF ambassador handed over his Instagram to Dr Iryna, who is the head of a perinatal centre in Kharkiv, to show his followers the grim reality Ukrainians are facing on a daily basis and encourage donations.  Shocking videos and images showed newborn babies and patients being treated in a basement whilst child anaesthesiologist, Iryna and other medical professionals were helping pregnant women safely give birth.  David Beckham let a Ukrainian doctor take over his Instagram account, which is followed by 71.5million, to highlight the difficulties medical professionals are facing while working during the Russian invasion The UNICEF ambassador handed over his Instagram to Dr Iryna (pictured), who is the head of a perinatal centre in Kharkiv, to show his followers the grim reality Ukrainians are facing on a daily basis and encourage donations Shocking videos and images showed newborn babies and patients being treated in a basement whilst child anaesthesiologist, Iryna and...
    CHINA claims to have captured a US National Security Agency spy tool dubbed Trojan house that can allegedly control global internet equipment and steal information. The NSA developed spy tool is capable of lurking in a victim's computer and access sensitive information, according to the Global Times. 1China has reportedly a powerful US NSA cyber spy toolCredit: Getty Images - Getty The spy system has reportedly controlled global internet equipment and stole large amounts of users' information. More to follow...For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online.The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sport news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun. We pay for your stories!Do you have a story for The US Sun team? Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS
    A MOTHER at the end of her tether has confessed that she hates her 12-year-old son and wishes he was never born. The fed up mum, believed to be from the UK, took to Mumsnet and explained that her young son is "nothing but trouble." 1A mother, from the UK, has confessed that she hates her 12-year-old son and wishes he was never born. Pictured, stock imageCredit: Getty In the post, she penned: "He’s always in bother at school, angry and abusive in school and at home. Refuses to do anything he’s told. "Spends most of school in internal exclusion - yesterday other children were annoying him so he cut some poor boys head phones wire with a scissors then cut a girls hair. She was crying on the phone to her Dad." The distraught mum went on to say how her son doesn't respond to punishment because he "doesn't care about consequences," and said he's even started refusing to go to school. She admitted that she and the boy's dad are both constantly stressed and noted that if they...
    The climax of Star Wars Episode III: Return of the Jedi showed us that Darth Vader doesn’t wear that suit for fun. It keeps him alive. And innovation on Earth isn’t that different from a galaxy far far away.  From eye glasses to implanted pacemakers, humans have invented ourselves into a longer and more comfortable existence.  4Billionaire Elon Musk has positioned himself at the forefront of human and machine integrationCredit: Reuters 4Harbisson received recognition from Guinness World Records as the first person with an antenna implantCredit: Getty - Contributor In doing so, we’ve been forced to have debates about biomedical ethics. Neil Harbisson is a European cyborg with an antenna arcing over his head from the back of his skull.  He suffers from achromatopsia, a state of total color blindness where he sees the world in shades of gray.  The installation of Neil’s antenna allows him to “hear” colors, which he converts into art.  Harbisson told The Guardian “I feel like I am technology. I don't think of my antenna as a device – it's a body part." But society...
    Marko Geber | DigitalVision | Getty Images U.S. stocks whiplashed Thursday following Russia's attack on Ukraine as investors fled risk assets and turned towards safe havens such as gold. It can be a difficult time for investors who have been used to seeing markets gain and are now dealing with volatility that comes with global uncertainty. However, financial experts recommend staying the course in the stock market and focusing on the things you can control. "We can't control the markets, we can't control what's happening abroad, but what we can control is what we're spending and your debt," Kamila Elliott, a certified financial planner and board chair of the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards, told CNBC's Sharon Epperson on Thursday's Financial Faces of Change: Managing Market Uncertainty event recognizing Black leaders. More from Invest in You:Want a career change? Here's what experts say to doWith the help of NFL linebacker, this start-up aims to revolutionize educationMeet three entrepreneurs who quit their jobs to start a businesses What you can do nowBeyond geopolitical tensions whiplashing markets, Americans are also dealing...
    When Girija Kaimal is feeling anxious, she often turns to crochet or fabric work to bring herself a sense of calm. “I have certain patterns I love to do,” she says, “and it just reinforces for me that all is well in the world, and I can still contribute to it in a meaningful way.” Kaimal is president of the American Art Therapy Association, based in Alexandria, Virginia, and believes in the mental health benefits of getting creative. Many people have leaned into crafting, from knitting to beading to adult coloring books, during the pandemic. The stresses of the past two years have taken an emotional toll on Americans of all ages. “A lot of crafts also have a kind of repetitive, meditative quality to them that can be very soothing,” says Carolyn Mehlomakulu, an art therapist who runs a blog called Creativity in Therapy. Crafting can be anything that activates our creative impulses, from gardening to cooking to collage-making, says Dr. Jeremy Nobel, a Harvard Medical School faculty member and founder of the Foundation for Art &...
    Boris Johnson last night urged Russia to avoid 'unnecessary bloodshed' as Vladimir Putin prepared to personally oversee missile drills close to Ukraine's border. The Prime Minister will today warn western leaders they must speak with 'one voice' on the price Moscow would pay for an invasion. He will speak at a Munich security conference around the same time the Russian president presides over large-scale war games from a situation room in Moscow – amid fears in the West an invasion of Ukraine is more likely than ever. Vladimir Putin, centre, with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, and Army Chief General Valery Gerasimov, right, in 2018 Mr Johnson said last night: 'There is still a chance to avoid unnecessary bloodshed, but it will require an overwhelming display of western solidarity beyond anything we have seen in recent history.' He said Britain would 'redouble our efforts to prevent a grave miscalculation which would devastate Ukraine, Russia and the rest of Europe'. Mr Putin announced last night that he would oversee nuclear drills in the annexed Ukrainian territory of Crimea, the Black Sea...
    SONY is launching a new voice control feature on the PS5. The sci-fi trick means you can make your console do things with vocal commands. 2Sony is testing a genius new feature right nowCredit: Sony PlayStation 2The PS5 has just received a huge beta updateCredit: Sony PlayStation The feature is currently in testing, so it's not available for the PS5 generally. But anyone who signs up to the beta can test it out right now. Sony says that you can use the feature to open any game that you like, all with the wake phrase of "Hey PlayStation". And it's the same story for apps. You can also use voice controls to change various settings. Additionally, you can control media playback – like playing, pausing and skipping songs. Most read in TechSTAR-I-P Elon Musk loses 40 SpaceX satellites after geomagnetic storm rattles EarthCHECK YOURSELF Google stopped 150million people from being hacked with this simple trickSEA TITAN Inside Jeff Bezos' 417ft superyacht worth $500M as it's dubbed a 'phallus symbol'CLICK SMART All Facebook and Google users warned to learn trick to...
    AN IMPRESSIVE 'smart' yacht that can be controlled by a phone has been unveiled. The mind-blowing Horizon Yacht FD90 is the first in its series to have a system that can let you control interior functions just like in a smart home. 7A lot of features on the yacht can be controlled via a smartphoneCredit: Cover Images 7A yacht like this costs millionsCredit: Cover Images The FD series was first launched in 2017 but this new version has a much more futuristic feel. It's 90 feet long and includes four staterooms and a convertible beach club. If that wasn't enough, there's also a large deck space for 'alfresco living'. The main living area has floor to ceiling windows, providing ultimate views. The most exciting feature is probably the 'Jung automation', which gives yacht owners much more control of their surroundings. Jung lets owners adjust blinds and shutters, temperature control systems, and lighting. Most read in News TechSPACE JUICE Nasa astronauts drink Russian PEE as countries rely on 'special relationship'NO DRIVE WhatsApp warning for BILLION users over huge change for...
    Today's guest, never-Trumper Sarah Longwell Watching conservative Rep. Liz Cheney own the Jan. 6 Committee to great effect, it’s clear that Republicans are simply built more cutthroat than Democrats. Frustrating, I know! What would it look like if non-asshole Republicans—in this case, defined as “not wanting to overthrow our democracy”—could plot Democratic strategy? Not saying we want to do that, but aren’t you curious as to what that might look like?  Daily Kos The Brief is our weekly show about politics. Our guest today is Sarah Longwell, publisher of the conservative never-Trump publication, The Bulwark, and host of The Focus Group with Sarah Longwell podcast (Apple|Spotify).  We’ll ask Sarah her insights into the current state of the Republican Party, what she sees in terms of the GOP's ability to recapture Congress in November, and what she would advise the Democratic Party to do in terms of messaging and tactics. It’ll be a great look from the other side of the aisle, from a Republican that is just as terrified about the state of our democracy as we are.  x x YouTube Video ...
    On Monday’s edition of Peacock TV channel The Choice’s “Mehdi Hasan Show,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) stated that if Democrats don’t eliminate the filibuster now, “Republicans will get rid of it in the next Congress.” Because “I don’t see how we can have unfettered elections in November where every vote will be counted” if voting bills aren’t passed. Clyburn stated, “I’ve been telling people for some time now that I believe very strongly that the filibuster is on its last leg. Now, either we get rid of that filibuster business now or we will lose the House and they will get rid of it, the Republicans will get rid of it in the next Congress. Because if we do not pass these bills, I don’t see how we can have unfettered elections in November where every vote will be counted, where the nullification efforts down in Georgia and other places — this is not about suppressing the vote. This is about nullifying the votes that have been cast. That’s what’s in this law that just passed down in...
    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit against an engineering company, which is accused of not doing enough to stop the flow of lead-contaminated water in Flint in 2015. Four families are suing Veolia North America. The company did not participate in the recent $626 million settlement with Flint residents, mostly paid by the state. READ MORE: Opera Singer Maria Ewing Dies At 71Veolia owed residents a “legal duty of care” in 2015 when it was hired to analyze Flint’s water quality, nearly a year after state-appointed managers began using the Flint River, U.S. District Judge Judith Levy said. The water was not treated to reduce corrosion. As a result, lead leached from old plumbing. An expert witness said “any reasonable engineer in VNA’s position would have known that immediate corrosion control was necessary even without” knowing lead results, Levy said. READ MORE: Michigan Gas Prices Rise This Week, More Than $1 From A Year AgoHer decision means the case will go to trial or be settled unless an appeals court intervenes. Veolia argued...
    (CNN)The last four times a president went into midterm elections holding unified control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives, as Joe Biden and Democrats do now, voters have revoked it. It happened to Donald Trump in 2018, Barack Obama in 2010, George W. Bush in 2006 and Bill Clinton in 1994: All lost control of at least one congressional chamber, crippling their ability to advance their legislative agendas. In fact, no president who went into midterms with unified control of government has successfully defended it since Jimmy Carter in 1978, when Democrats were still cushioned by the enormous margins they amassed in the backlash against Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal. JUST WATCHED'He'll be treated with respect': McConnell makes pitch to ManchinReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCH'He'll be treated with respect': McConnell makes pitch to Manchin 02:37That's the foreboding history heightening Democratic anxiety about their struggle to move the key pillars of their economic and voting rights agenda past the resistance of Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Over the past roughly 50 years it has...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The Los Angeles Lakers muddled their way to another loss Thursday night, against the surging Memphis Grizzlies. The final score was 108-95 and the way the Grizzlies rallied while the Lakers tailed off — getting outscored by 17 points after the first quarter — was indicative of the direction of both teams’ current momentum. The Lakers are roughly a third of the way through the season and sit at just seventh in the West at 13-13. They’ve suffered through myriad injuries but it still feels like a discouraging start, the players look affected and these kinds of situations often point to a coach on the hot seat. Frank Vogel, for his part, seems ready to defend himself and last night answered a question about his team’s effort with uncharacteristic bluntness, per Lakers beat writer Kyle Goon: “When asked if he’s surprised that a veteran group like the Lakers would let up after getting an early...
    When you're having a bad day it's difficult to envision it getting any worse, but these photos prove situations can escalate very quickly. Social media users from around the world have shared hilarious photographs of circumstances that seemed to go from zero to sixty in a second, as well as conversations that took a very unexpected turn.  With My Ladies picked out a few of the best examples for an online gallery. One snap shows a broken TV screen after a frustrated viewer threw a can at the screen, while elsewhere someone labelled every item in the fridge 'not Debbie's, presumably after a row about food being pilfered.  A brother got revenge on his sister for stealing $20 from him by hiding her school project within multiple folders on the computer.  And an over cautious cash machine user was seen shielding the ATM with layers of clothing in order to avoid her PIN being stolen.   With My Ladies has rounded up a selection of images that show how quickly a situation can escalate - including a vending machine in...
    Concert venues in the Bay Area, and around the world, have long taken measures to help provide safe environments for seeing live music. “Safety is the utmost important thing to all of us,” says Steve Kirsner, longtime vice president for booking and events at SAP Center at San Jose. “We belong to a number of associations and groups where this is discussed.” Sadly, concert safety is once again a topic of discussion among venue and entertainment officials, as well as musicians and fans. This is in the aftermath of the Nov. 5 tragedy at the Astroworld festival in Houston, when what has been identified as a massive crowd-surge incident unfolded while headliner Travis Scott was performing, leading to nine deaths and hundreds of injuries. Answers to exactly what happened thus far are few, with several investigations now underway, including a criminal probe by the Houston Police Department and one by a task force ordered by state Gov. Greg Abbott. A plethora of lawsuits have already been filed against Scott, festival promoter Live Nation and others. But while explanations are still...
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The previous time Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson came back to play in his native South Florida, he put on an absolute show. Miami can only hope this trip goes differently. READ MORE: Baltimore County To Host Town Hall Wednesday On ARPA Funding SpendingIt’s a big weekend for Jackson, who gets his number retired at Louisville on Saturday — but first, he’ll be leading the Ravens against the Dolphins on Thursday night. Jackson grew up in a poor neighborhood about a half-hour north of Hard Rock Stadium, and like many others who found their way from the Miami area to the NFL, he said coming home to play the Dolphins is of enormous personal significance. “We know what we’ve faced down there,” Jackson said. “We know what we’ve seen. We know how it is down there. We like to put on for where we come from and let other guys and little kids see us and have them wanting to do the same things we’re doing in a positive way.” Jackson is chasing something that no...
    Senate Republicans, tantalized by the campaign of Virginia GOP governor-elect Glenn Youngkin, clearly have no idea how they're going to replicate his candidacy in battleground races next year. Youngkin had the political acumen and backbone to sideline Donald Trump, while simultaneously doubling down on Trumpism, in order to appeal to multiple audiences. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota told Politico that Youngkin was "very deft" for a political newcomer. "It's a good playbook. Hopefully, our candidates can sort of watch and learn.” The problem for Republicans is the uniqueness of the Virginia election. Youngkin had no political baggage in terms of votes or a track record. He was also able to 100% capitalize on any voter dissatisfaction since Democrats enjoyed full control of both the state and federal governments. And then there's the fact that Youngkin hasn't spent the past five years of his life doing Trump’s dirty bidding and surrendering to his every whim. In states Trump won in 2020, we can expect to see Republicans campaigning side-by-side with him. In Florida, for instance, Sen. Marco Rubio is already stroking Trump's ego. “The...
    IF you worry about handing your iPhone over to anyone else in case they start snooping you may want to try this trick. A popular TikTok video that's nearing 75,000 likes has revealed how you can turn your iPhone Control Centre off so it can't be accessed without Face ID or your passcode. 1The TikTok shows you how to turn your Control Centre offCredit: TikTok / ambre_skye The video was posted by TikToker @ambre_skye, an account known for its useful iPhone tricks. The video states: "Need more privacy? Go to settings > Face ID & Passcode." You'll then need to enter your passcode before you can scroll down to a section called 'Allow Access When Locked'. Here you'll find a number of options but the one the TikTok video points out is "Control Centre". The video instructs you to turn the toggle next to this off so it's no longer green. Most read in TechLive BlogBACK AT IT Roblox fans all saying the same thing as game FINALLY fixed after days downTOK DOLLAR Dangerous TikTok scam could empty your bank...