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Anthony Bourdain, Celebrated American Chef, Dead at 61 from Apparent Suicide

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:42

The host of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France on Friday morning.


Here Are Some Of Anthony Bourdain's Most Powerful Pieces Of Writing

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:18

To say Anthony Bourdain was a "good writer" is to do him a disservice. Though


Jack Dorsey's Forgotten Double-Duty at Twitter Inc (TWTR) and Square (SQ)

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:16

The co-founder and current CEO of Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) and the founder and CEO of Square ( SQ) is pulling double-CEO duty -- and doing a bang-up job at both companies. On Tuesday, word came down that Twitter would be added to the vaunted S&P 500 index, taking the spot of agricultural chemicals giant Monsanto Co. ( MON). Just a few years ago, the market was publicly wondering if Twitter could remain a sustainable, profitable company.


New Rental Law Forces Airbnb To Cancel Thousands Of Reservations In Japan

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:02

Airbnb said on Thursday it's been forced to cancel thousands of bookings in


Protests erupt at G-7 summit in Quebec

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:31

After a tense standoff between police and anti-G7 protesters Friday morning, officers have peacefully cleared demonstrators and re-opened a road leading to the summit site of La Malbaie. Police in riot gear declared the protest illegal a few minutes after it began and encircled about 100 protesters who had blocked a road leading to the small town north of Québec City where G7 leaders are gathering for a two-day summit. Protesters said they achieved their goals of shutting down Québec City after the legislature was closed down on Friday and many businesses decided to shut their doors.


Muhammad Ali's Attorney Says Trump Pardoning The Boxer Would Be 'Unnecessary'

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:49

Muhammad Ali's former lawyer has a message for President Donald Trump, who


Stream all the 4K things for cheap with $20 off the Roku Ultra today

Macworld - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:31

Streaming television is fast becoming the norm, but as any cord-cutter will tell you, you can't get great streaming services without a great device to play them on. Roku leads the charge when it comes to service availability, and right now you can get the popular 4K-ready Roku Ultra on Amazon for $80, down from an MSRP of $100.

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This Is The Story That Launched Anthony Bourdain's Media Career

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:12

The death of celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, and TV personality Anthony


Honda Monkey and Super Cub C125 Coming to America

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:07

Honda Monkey and Super Cub C125 Coming to America OMG, OMG, OMG, it's actually happening! Honda is surfing the wave of tiny bikes as the market seems to have quite an appetite for them. After introducing such mini bikes as the Grom, the manufacturer


We Taste Test Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's $40 Royal Wedding Pinot Noir

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:06

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex poured Domaine Eden Pinot Noir from Mount Eden Vineyards for guests of the royal wedding this spring. We tasted the wine from California—here's our verdict.


Anthony Bourdain dead at 61: Remembrances pour in for celebrity chef and CNN host

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 08:24

Fans, friends and colleagues are reacting with shock and sadness to news of the celebrity chef and CNN host's apparent suicide.


Apple and Google harden their smartphones against hackers and governments

Macworld - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 08:00

Google and Apple regularly make changes to Android and iOS to improve the integrity of the hardware running those operating systems, making it less likely that an unauthorized party could gain access to data stored on them. Two changes, one in beta and one in a shipping device, up the ante for criminals, companies, and governments who have found ways or might force ways of bypassing protections.

Google stops trusting itself

Apple and Google both use secure components within their devices to store critical data in a manner that prevents extraction and deters physical tampering. For Apple, that’s all modern iOS devices; for Google, that’s currently only its Pixel 2 models, though Android P will allow other device makers to built this in. The secure module stores elements like credit-card numbers for payment, and the characteristics derived from fingerprints that are used to validate access to a device. Apple calls its module Secure Enclave, while Google doesn’t have a capitalized term for it.

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Austria shuts seven mosques and plans to expel imams in 'political Islam' crackdown

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:51

The Austrian government is to order the closure of seven mosques and expel up to 60 imams in a crackdown on political Islam and Turkish nationalism, it has announced. “Parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation have no place in our country,” Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian chancellor, said. Six of the seven mosques are being closed on suspicion of links to Islamic extremism. They are run by an organisation called the Arab Religious Community, which the government has also ordered to be shut down. The seventh mosque affected is a separate case. It is to be closed on suspicion of links to the Grey Wolves, a far-Right Turkish nationalist group. The move comes after images emerged earlier this year of children as young as four being made to wear Turkish army uniforms and salute the Turkish flag inside the mosque in Vienna’s Favoriten district. Two imams have received deportation orders, and another 60 are under investigation and could face expulsion along with their family members, Herbert Kickl, the Austrian interior minister, said.  They include 40 members of the Union of Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations in Europe (ATIB), a group close to the Turkish government which is also suspected of links with the Grey Wolves.  The Austrian government says it is targeting foreign financing of religious groups as well as what it calls political Islam in the country - but Turkey has reacted angrily, calling the moves discriminatory Credit: Ronald Zak/AP Turkey reacted angrily to the move. “Austria’s decision to close seven mosques and expel imams is a reflection of the Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory wave in this country,” a spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “It is an attempt to target Muslim communities for the sake of scoring cheap political points.” Austria denied that the move targeted Muslims in general and said it was only directed at politicised mosques whose activities were not in line with the country’s constitution. “It is not a contradiction to be a devout Muslim and a proud Austrian,” Gernot Blümel, the culture minister said. Mr Kurz is in coalition with the far-Right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and his government has been accused of fanning populist anti-Muslim sentiment. Six of the mosques to be closed are run by the Arab Religious Community. The Austrian government says the group is promoting the hardline Salafi school of Islam followed by extremists such as Isil and al-Qaeda.  


Queen of Holland's sister found dead in apartment in Argentina

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:39

The Queen of Holland’s youngest sister has been found dead in Argentina. Ines Zorreguieta, the 33-year-old sister of Queen Maxima was found dead in her apartment in Buenos Aires in what is believed to have been a suicide. The death was confirmed by the Royal House's communications department and no further details were provided.


2018 World Oceans Day: Simple steps can help to reduce the excessive, harmful plastic polluting our oceans

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:03

World Oceans Day is held annually on June 8, and 2018's action focus is on preventing plastic pollution, which kills more than one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals per year.


The conversation around the Lewinsky affair has evolved – Bill Clinton has not

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:00

Bill Clinton is currently on a book tour to promote The President is Missing, a thriller he has written with James Patterson. Clinton, 71, has been criticized for responding in a manner many consider to be tone deaf. In an interview Monday on NBC’s Today program, Clinton said he doesn’t owe Lewinsky a personal apology.


Weekend Recipe: A Flourless Orange Cake

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:00

A refreshing summer treat


Vatican document suggests role for married priests, women in the Amazon

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:59

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A document for a meeting of Catholic bishops from the Amazon, expected to evaluate ordaining elderly married men as priests for the vast region, says the Church should make "daring proposals". A preparatory document released on Friday also says the meeting, known as a synod, taking place in October 2019, should consider conferring on women in the area some "type of official ministry". The synod will include bishops and other representatives from the nine countries of the Amazon basin, including indigenous peoples.


ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV Speaker review: This compact soundbar accentuates voices

Macworld - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:00
Say what? The ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV Speaker's hearing-aid technology makes voices easier to hear.

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