Hope Hicks will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee next week

Hope Hicks will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee next week

She’s the first of Trump’s inner orbit to sit down for an interview with the Democratic-led panel. Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, will soon become the latest Trump official to testify in front of Congress amid the president’s push to block lawmakers’ investigations into his campaign and presidency. Hicks, who worked on the Trump campaign in 2016 and left the White House in March, is set to testify in front of the…

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Ford will test new third-generation self-driving cars in Detroit

Ford will test new third-generation self-driving cars in Detroit

Ford is expanding on-road testing of its third-generation self-driving Fusion Hybrid to Detroit. The vehicles are already deployed in Pittsburgh, Palo Alto, Miami, Washington DC, and Ford’s home turf of Dearborn, Michigan; The Verge’s Andrew Hawkins went for a drive in a previous-gen model last year and found it quite adept at handling a variety of traffic scenarios. “Every city represents a unique opportunity to make our self-driving system smarter because of the exposure to…

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Samsung patent shows rollable phone displays

Samsung patent shows rollable phone displays

Samsung is still figuring out how to release its futuristic Galaxy Fold, which is plagued with durability issues and without a release date. But that hasn’t stopped it from dreaming up new phone designs, including a compelling patent for a phone with a rollable display. This patent, pointed out by Gizmodo, shows off a phone that appears fairly traditional at a first glance. But it’s actually hiding a secret rollable display inside, and the top…

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Bernie Sanders’s definition of democratic socialism, explained

Bernie Sanders’s definition of democratic socialism, explained

Donald Trump is now at the center of Bernie Sanders’s definition of democratic socialism. Bernie Sanders sees the need to repeat himself. Four months into his second presidential campaign, Sanders took the stage at George Washington University to make his clearest case for democratic socialism. It was a case he made in 2015, too, at a speech down the road at Georgetown University, but it appears the moment has caught up to his argument. “If…

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Google and Apple are ushering in an era of ugly square phone cameras

Google and Apple are ushering in an era of ugly square phone cameras

Google’s official reveal of the Pixel 4’s design confirmed the leaks: much like Apple’s rumored iPhone 11, the Pixel 4 is set to feature a massive, square-shaped camera module on the back. With both Apple and Google now on board, it seems that giant, postage-stamp-sized camera bumps are officially set to be the latest design indignity that smartphone owners will be forced to suffer. Image: Slashleaks The iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple ends up calling…

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Poland and US beef up security cooperation with additional troop rotations

Poland and US beef up security cooperation with additional troop rotations

Poland will also buy 32 F-35 fighter jets, Trump said Wednesday. The Trump administration is sending approximately 1,000 additional US troops to rotate through Poland to strengthen security ties between the two countries — though whether they will be housed in a new base named “Fort Trump,” as Poland’s president once suggested, remains to be seen. President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda announced the agreement during a joint press conference at the White…

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The fight over the 2020 census citizenship question, explained

The fight over the 2020 census citizenship question, explained

The battle over a simple question involves both Congress and the Supreme Court. And the stakes are high. The latest face-off between House Democrats and President Donald Trump is over the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 census. The House Oversight Committee voted Wednesday to recommend holding Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with subpoenas in the committee’s investigation into how and why the…

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