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Withings is back with the Steel HR Sport, but don't call it an Apple Watch competitor

Macworld - 13 hours 13 min ago

Update 9/18/18: This article has been updated with comments from Wtithings CEO Eric Carreel.

Withings couldn’t have picked a more opportune time to make its return. With the Apple Watch Series 4 set to release in just a few days, interest in wrist wearables couldn’t be higher, and to celebrate its re-arrival, Withings is launching a new Sport version of its popular Steel HR wearable.

And whether it was good planning or a happy coincidence, CEO Eric Carreel couldn't be happier that Withings chose this week. “With the relaunch of Withings, we are as enthusiastic as ever to deliver on our original mission to help people better manage healthy lifestyles. So the new Apple Watch and Apple’s new focus on health is great news for us.”

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Venomous cottonmouth snakes spotted in Florence floodwaters

Top Stories - 13 hours 31 min ago

Raw video: North Carolina man encounters two venomous vipers in aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos review: This speaker covers all the bases

Macworld - 15 hours 17 min ago
This soundbar features immersive audio for movies, Chromecast for multi-room audio, and Google Assistant support for voice control.

Philippine miners dig for their own in typhoon landslide

Top Stories - 15 hours 25 min ago

Itogon (Philippines) (AFP) - The miners in the mountains of the northern Philippines usually dig for gold. But on Tuesday they were digging for their colleagues and relatives buried under a vast landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut.

Trump's Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion In First 5 Years: Air Force Memo

Top Stories - 15 hours 25 min ago

The proposed sixth branch of the military could have more than 13,000 employees, according to an internal Air Force memo.

A total letup: The Apple Watch Series 4

Macworld - 16 hours 17 min ago

It’s almost a full week after Apple’s event and the Macalope still hasn’t dug out from the pile of goofball predictions made before it.

Writing for Inverse, Mike Brown said the “Apple Watch Series 4 Leaks Indicate That a Messy Letdown Is in Store.” (Tip o’ the antlers 5cat.)

Yeah that whole freaking electrocardiogram in a smartwatch was such a letdown, wasn’t it?

What was it that tipped Brown off to the letdownening that most certainly happened?

…a leaked product shot has already indicated that Apple still isn’t sure what to do when giving a user extra screen space on their wrist.

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Hurricane Florence Has Killed At Least 1.7 Million Chickens In North Carolina

Top Stories - 17 hours 12 min ago

At least one livestock company has reported massive losses in the wake of

Logitech Crayon review: An Apple Pencil alternative that can take a punch

Macworld - 17 hours 17 min ago

Crayon, if you don’t know, happens to be the French word for “pencil.” It’s a fitting name for Logitech Crayon, which takes the concept of the Apple Pencil and approaches it from a different angle, specifically one centered on the rough-and-tumble playfulness we associate with “crayon” in English.

When it was originally announced, sales of Crayon were to be only to schools using the 2018 9.7-inch iPad. But on September 12, Apple and Logitech opted to let the rest of the public in the party, and it’s a useful tool for the right kind of iPad user. It’s a little more pragmatic than the Apple Pencil. It’s certainly tougher. But most importantly, it only costs $69.99—nice, considering that the Apple Pencil costs a full $30 more.

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George W. Bush: Standing up for tolerance after 9/11

Top Stories - 18 hours 16 min ago

Peter Baker, author of “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House" spoke to Yahoo News about the younger Bush’s defining moment of presidential leadership: standing up to anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination after the attacks on Sept. 11. 2001.

How to create and edit Memoji in iOS 12

Macworld - 18 hours 17 min ago

The release of the iPhone X was accompanied by a fun feature for the TrueDepth camera: Animoji. The adorable cartoonish animated emoji were an instant hit, with early adopters creating "Animoji karaoke" music videos, skits, movie scenes, and more.

iOS 12 expands on Animoji in some important ways, like tripling the recording length to 30 seconds and adding new faces and improving facial recognition. But the most important change is a new feature called "Memoji" that lets you create an Animoji of yourself. In the Animoji menu, you can customize a cartoon avatar that will appear in your Animoji list and work just like the Animoji characters, following your facial movement. Here's how you make your own Memoji.

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How to use Bedtime Mode for Do Not Disturb in iOS 12

Macworld - 19 hours 17 min ago

You wake up in the middle of the night and pick up your phone to quickly glance at the time...and you spend the next 30 minutes glued to it. We’ve all been there. Sure, you enabled Do Not Disturb so that your notifications come in silently, but now the display's bright light and the lock screen’s string of notifications are practically begging you to take action.

That’s where the new Bedtime Mode comes in. No to be confused with the Bedtime function of the Clock app (introduced in iOS 10), Bedtime Mode is iOS 12’s new optional enhancement to Do Not Disturb. Here’s how it works and how to enable it.

What Bedtime Mode does

If you set a scheduled Do Not Disturb time (as many of us do during our normal sleeping hours), you’ll have the option to toggle Bedtime Mode for those hours. 

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Asia Argento Threatens to Sue Rose McGowan Over 'Horrendous Lies' About Sexual Assault Allegations

Top Stories - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 23:27

McGowan and Argento were previously close allies in the #MeToo movement

The Game of Thrones Cast Loved Getting Trolled at the Emmys

Top Stories - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 23:16

The endless wait for season eight came back to bite them

Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

Top Stories - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 22:00

SpaceX, Elon Musk's ambitious rocket endeavor, said Monday it had signed a

Lisa Murkowski's Brother Went To Brett Kavanaugh's High School

Top Stories - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 21:33

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has a brother who went to the same high school

US and Russia clash over enforcing UN sanctions on NKorea

Top Stories - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 19:26

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Russia clashed Monday over enforcing U.N. sanctions against North Korea, with the U.S. ambassador accusing Moscow of "cheating" and Russia's envoy accusing Washington of "political ill-intent."

Trump Intervenes In Mueller Probe, Ordering Release Of Carter Page FISA Application, Comey Texts

Top Stories - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:53

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump has intervened in an ongoing investigation

Trump administration says US to accept just 30,000 refugees in 2019 - a third of the historic average

Top Stories - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:32

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States would cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 30,000 for the 2019 fiscal year, a sharp drop from a limit of 45,000 it set for 2018. "We proposed resettling up to 30,000 refugees under the new refugee ceiling as well as processing more than 280,000 asylum seekers," Mr Pompeo said in an announcement at the State Department. "These expansive figures continue the United States' long-standing record as the most generous nation in the world when it comes to protection-based immigration and assistance," he said. The refugee ceiling set last year of 45,000 was the lowest since 1980, when the modern refugee program was established. The United States is on track to admit only 22,000 refugees this year, about half the maximum allowed. It was not immediately clear whether the State Department and the Pentagon, which supported maintaining the cap at 45,000, changed their position as the debate proceeded or failed to persuade the White House. US President Donald Trump campaigned in 2016 promising tight restrictions on immigration, and his administration has sharply reduced refugee admissions through executive orders and closed-door decisions in the past year and a half. The International Rescue Committee, a charity that helps those who lives are impacted by disasters and conflicts, said that since 1980 the refugee admissions cap had averaged over 95,000 annually prior to this administration.  David Miliband, the former British foreign secretary who now heads up the groups, tweeted:  “The US is not only abdicating humanitarian leadership and responsibility-sharing in response to the worst global displacement and refugee crisis since WWII, but compromising critical strategic interests and reneging on commitments to allies and vulnerable populations.” 

Top ALEC Leader Has A U.S. Senate Seat In Her Sights

Top Stories - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:43

Hundreds of Republican state legislators are already members of the American


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