AirPods Suck Compared to the New Powerbeats Pro

The only earbuds more recognizable than the tortured white teardrops that are AirPods might be Powerbeats. These things look like rubberized hoop earrings glued to plastic boxes, flipped upside down and strung together with a dorky wire. Well, at least they used to look like that. Beats just released a new truly wireless model called…

How AI could help with early detection of breast cancer

Artificial intelligence can help patients at risk of breast cancer make smarter health decisions, new research suggests. A deep-learning model developed by a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can predict a woman’s breast-cancer risk using a mammogram up to five years in advance, according to a paper published this week in…

No, Android TV is not dead

You might be tempted, having watched Tuesday’s Google I/O keynote, to declare Android TV a dead operating system. After all, it’s quite a long time since it’s seen any new hardware for which we can be excited, and the scant bit of Android TV news to come out Shoreline was decidedly developer focused. But, no.…

A new filter to better map the dark universe

The earliest known light in our universe, known as the cosmic microwave background, was emitted about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. The patterning of this relic light holds many important clues to the development and distribution of large-scale structures such as galaxies and galaxy clusters. Distortions in the cosmic microwave background (CMB), caused by…

Google launches new Assistant developer tools

At its I/O conference, Google today announced a slew of new tools for developers who want to build experiences for the company’s Assistant platform. These range from the ability to build games for smart displays, like the Google Home Hub and the launch of App Actions for taking users from an Assistant answer to their…

Trump to unveil immigration plan aimed at changing narrative

President Donald Trump on Thursday will unveil a new immigration proposal that would move the United States toward a more merit-based system and boost border security — and aimed at countering the notion that he is anti-immigrant. Notably, the plan would not change the overall number of immigrants allowed in the U.S. legally — only…

Trump takes credit for Red Sox turnaround

President Donald Trump tried to take credit on Monday for a sudden turnaround in the Boston Red Sox’ season, pointing out that the reigning World Series champions have gone undefeated since their fraught visit to the White House last week. “Has anyone noticed that all the Boston @RedSox have done is WIN since coming to…

Florida takes shape as Joe Biden’s firewall

Joe Biden is crushing the Democratic field here, including Bernie Sanders, in the latest polling. More than one-third of Democratic state legislators endorsed him almost as soon as he announced his candidacy, a testament to state political ties that stretch back decades and span generations. “Biden is in a class all on his own in Florida,” said…

Trump ramps up attacks on Facebook, Twitter

President Donald Trump on Saturday stepped up his attacks on social media platforms, calling them the “partner” of the Democratic Party and warning that the tech firms “have no idea the problems they are causing for themselves.” Trump tweeted or retweeted at least eight messages related to bias the president alleges against conservatives by Facebook…

Trump seeks $4.5 billion in emergency border aid

President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress for $4.5 billion in emergency aid to address the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The funding request is the first major move by the White House to respond to what it calls a “humanitarian crisis” at the Southern border and intensifies an ongoing funding…

Joe Biden Actually Is a Dealmaker

President Barack Obama was elected during an economic cataclysm, and his first major task was passing an economic stimulus bill. But Republican leaders were determined to stop him, and he needed to persuade three GOP senators to support his bill and break the filibuster. He assigned the job to his Senate whisperer, his chief dealmaker,…

Masters of the Universe Eye 2020

Greetings from Los Angeles, where the sun finally broke through this afternoon and your MM host is once again bringing you a special edition newsletter from the annual Milken Institute Global Conference, a gathering of more than 4,000 of some of the splashiest names in politics, finance, entertainment and sports. This year, POLITICO’s Zachary Warmbrodt…

Trump tweets after Mueller report release

President Trump tweeted an image of Friday’s New York Post cover, which had the bold headline, “TRUMP CLEAN.”The cover followed Thursday’s release of the Mueller report and teased an editorial that began, “Not guilty. Of collusion or obstruction. That’s essentially what the Mueller report… confirms.” Minutes after the Saturday evening tweet, the president retweeted White House…