New president’s fans gather on National Mall for ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

A steady flow of red trucker hats snaked to checkpoints around the US Capitol and the National Mall on Friday morning to mark the transfer of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump. “I never thought I’d be here in the first place, but to be here for the election of Donald Trump, it’s incredible,” Ann Marie Sinisi, who came to Washington DC with her family for the inauguration from Queens, New York, the borough where the president-elect was born. Sinisi has been familiar with Trump since he was a…

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New face-reading apps determine your preferences for presidents and partners

While the Moveo VR machine, first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, was the flashiest part of Krush’s installation at SXSW, it was used to draw people to the company’s new emotion-reading apps (Credit: Michael Franco/Gizmag). View gallery (2 images) If you wander into the installation at SXSW sponsored by software developer Krush, you’ll be immediately taken by the elevated white pod spinning around in the center of the room beneath a black-and-white video-display ceiling. This is Moveo, Krush’s melding of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset…

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Celebrate Presidents Day Like the Head of State at These 5 Hotels

With Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day falling on back to back days this February, the upcoming holiday weekend is shaping up to be a busy one for travel. For those planning a holiday getaway, here are five U.S. hotels where you’re guaranteed to feel like the leader of the free world. Hilton Chicago Where: Chicago, Illinois This historic hotel in downtown Chicago dates back to the 1920s and has hosted a dozen presidents over the years. President Harry Truman (1945-1953) was the first president to experience Hilton Chicago’s 5,000-square-foot Conrad…

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