Motorola Moto G7 and One lines are getting Google’s call screening feature

Motorola Moto G7 and One lines are getting Google’s call screening feature

One of the best new features for Android users is Google’s call screening tech it first released in the US last fall, but it’s only been available so far on Pixel phones. That changes soon, as Motorola has announced today that its G7 and One smartphone lines will be the first phones outside Google’s Pixel family to get the feature. The feature, which launched first on the Pixel 3 and was later expanded to the…

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Your Tesla can now change lanes without asking permission

Your Tesla can now change lanes without asking permission

Today, Tesla is taking a step closer to a true self-driving car future with a mode that entirely lets your car decide when to change lanes. (Yes, we’ve just entered a world where your car might pass other cars automatically.) Previously, if you punch in your destination, keep your hands on the steering wheel and feet near the pedals, your Tesla’s optional “Navigate on Autopilot” mode would do its best to keep you on the…

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A key House Democrat just officially demanded Trump’s tax returns

A key House Democrat just officially demanded Trump’s tax returns

Rep. Richard Neal invoked his authority to request the returns from the IRS. The congressional Democrat who has the power to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns has made his move. On Wednesday, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, sent a letter to the IRS commissioner demanding Trump’s federal income tax returns for the past six tax years. Neal’s letter asks for the 2013 to 2018 federal income tax…

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Why Tucker Carlson pretends to hate elites

Why Tucker Carlson pretends to hate elites

Why an “out-of-the-closet elitist” rails against the “ruling class.” Tucker Carlson has branded himself as Fox News’s resident populist, using his show to rail against the “liberal elite” that he argues makes up the American “ruling class.” The shtick has helped him stand out from his other Fox News colleagues, and has even earned him accolades from some left-wing critics. But while Carlson loves to obsess about the culture war nonsense that typically dominates Fox…

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Tencent and Xiaomi may be censoring a GitHub page for airing worker grievances

Tencent and Xiaomi may be censoring a GitHub page for airing worker grievances

A trending and vastly expanding GitHub database where Chinese developers have been airing their workplace grievances may be at risk of censorship. A number of internet users in China are reporting seeing their access to the database cut off when using browsers offered by companies like Tencent, Alibaba, Xiaomi, and Qihoo 360, as first spotted by Abacus. There’s no indication yet that these censorship efforts may have originated from government orders. Some of the companies…

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Trump’s fear-stoking immigration policy, in two White House retweets 

Trump’s fear-stoking immigration policy, in two White House retweets 

The retweets are bad. They also reflect a broader problem with Trump’s reasoning. Instead of posting content aimed at lifting Americans up or even just highlighting events involving public officials, the Trump administration is now using the official White House Twitter account to sensationalize immigrant crime. They’re doing so at a time when President Donald Trump is threatening to close the US-Mexico border — even as he acknowledges that doing so would be bad news…

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Elizabeth Warren wants CEOs to go to jail when their companies behave badly

Elizabeth Warren wants CEOs to go to jail when their companies behave badly

Warren introduced a new bills to hold executives more accountable for corporate misconduct. Just one banker went to jail after the 2008 financial crisis. The CEO of Wells Fargo and his successor walked away from the megabank with multimillion-dollar pay packages after it was discovered employees had created millions of fake accounts. The same goes for the Equifax CEO after its data breach. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants that to change. Instead of these executives slinking…

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Democrats want to ban mandatory arbitration at work. Senate Republicans are listening.

Democrats want to ban mandatory arbitration at work. Senate Republicans are listening.

A wonky legal issue is gaining (some) bipartisan support. It’s starting to look like Republicans and Democrats in Congress may actually reach a deal on something. Not on health care, or immigration, or any other topic dominating the headlines, but a deal on a wonky legal loophole that bars millions of Americans from getting their day in court. Senate Republicans held a committee hearing Tuesday on corporate America’s alarming use of mandatory arbitration clauses, a…

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Senate Republicans have officially gone ‘nuclear’ in order to confirm more Trump judges

Senate Republicans have officially gone ‘nuclear’ in order to confirm more Trump judges

It’s a win for Republicans in the near term, but Democrats could also capitalize on the update in the future. Senate Republicans have officially gone nuclear again this week. Once more, they’ve changed Senate rules so they can confirm President Donald Trump’s nominees more expeditiously — a string of actions first kicked off by Democratic leader Harry Reid in 2013. It marks the third time in less than a decade that the Senate majority has…

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