Leaked emails suggest Trump's US interior secretary may have corrupt role in gas project

US interior secretary David Bernhardt is pushing a fossil fuel project that the lobbying firm he used to work for is getting paid from, these e-mails in a Guardian report today suggest. Read the rest

AI Drama: Google DeepMind's Mustafa Suleyman abruptly placed on leave, no reason given for departure

Google DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman has been placed on leave from the applied artificial intelligence lab he ran. Read the rest

Amazon's government charm offensive: bringing lawmakers in for warehouse tours

In an apparent attempt to soften criticism of its business practices under President Donald Trump, Amazon is offering lawmakers private tours of its giant warehouses. Read the rest

Google, Mozilla, and Apple are using this one weird trick to block Kazakhstan's surveillance of its own citizens

Google and Mozilla are making changes to their respective web browsers to try and thwart the notoriously corrupt government of Kazakhstan's efforts to launch a surveillance operation against its own citizens. Read the rest

Microsoft contractors listened to Xbox audio recordings of children in their homes, to improve voice command

Contractors working for Microsoft say they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles

Cat tries a lick of ice cream for the first time

Look at this cute kitty getting a little taste of ice cream on a spoon from her human. Not an every day thing, but it's okay as a fancy once-in-a-while. Read the rest

Puppy, 4 weeks old, makes cutest sound in the world

The sound this tiny little 4-week-old “pound puppy” makes when he's smacking his toof-less gums around that soaked kibble? It gives me all the squees in the world. Look at that little dude just go. Read the rest

DIY funtime: This 1949 Zenith vintage TV restoration is incredible

“Finally working again at 70 years, happily playing Casablanca.” 📺

Wow. Read the rest

Uganda installs Huawei's AI-powered facial recognition surveillance system 'nationwide'

“The cameras are already transforming modern day policing in Uganda, with facial recognition and artificial intelligence as part of policing and security.” — Ugandan Police.

Neil Young hates what the internet has done to music

Spotify may not be literally damaging our brains, but he's not entirely wrong, either.

This footage of New York in 1993 will make you miss New York in 1993

Manhattan in the early nineties, captured on what must have at the time been an unusually high-def camera.

The uploader of this incredible archival B-roll footage said to be of New York in 1993 says they captured it off of “a D-Theater HD DVHS Demo Tape by techmoan.com.

It's pretty incredible.

I miss this NYC.

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Amazing cosplay art: V, from 'Cyberpunk 2077'

This cosplay project of V, from 'Cyberpunk 2077' is absolutely incredible, and was shared in two parts online by its creator, @aelirenn. Read the rest

Trump tweets anti-Jewish slur: 'Great Disloyalty'

Yes, we're back to the 'disloyal Jews' thing. Because he's a Nazi.

Kitty hammock perplexes cat

The cat-loving Guinness world record holder and internet personality CatManToo shared this video a couple years ago, but since it's making the viral rounds uncredited, I wanted to share the original. Read the rest

Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie dog is a singing drama queen [Sound ON]

And that is why we love him so.

Just a tiny hamster lovingly grooming their human

Here's a little loving kindness to soften up your internet timeline. You probably need it right now. Read the rest

These Pokemon terrariums are incredibly adorable

Serious squee.

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