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Paul Ryan Offers Limp Criticism Of Trump Advocating For Corruption

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:15

WASHINGTON ― House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) lightly distanced himself on


Typhoon leaves major airport closed and destruction in Japan

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:59

TOKYO (AP) — One of Japan's busiest airports remained closed indefinitely, a day after the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years flooded a runway, toppled huge cranes, flipped cars on their side, damaged historic shrines and caused at least 11 deaths as it swept across part of Japan's main island.


Amazon knocks $100 off the Echo Show, the best Echo you can buy

Macworld - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:29

We've called the Echo Show "the best Echo," and that's still true. But it's also on the very top of the Echo price range with a $230 sticker cost. Today, though, Amazon knocked $100 off the total, bringing it down to $130. The Echo Show’s never been cheaper.

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Beto in beta: Is Ted Cruz’s young challenger prepared for what’s about to hit him?

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:22

Some Democrats are concerned that Beto O’Rourke might not be prepared to handle the onslaught of political attacks from opponent Ted Cruz.


From poisoned Russian to EU arrest warrants: the Novichok affair

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:21

Britain has issued European arrest warrants for two Russians suspected of poisoning a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in March with a nerve agent that later killed a woman in the same area of southwest England. Former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury on March 4. Three days later, with the Skripals in critical condition, police say the pair were poisoned with a highly-toxic nerve agent.


Newlywed Couple Hit by Rogue Wave While Posing for Wedding Photos

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:17

The couple is not mad about the experience, which was caught on camera.


Amazon's huge one-day PC networking and storage sale is packed with tech at all-time low prices

Macworld - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:13

Routers and hard drives might not be as glamorous as shiny new graphics cards, but they're nevertheless vital components in modern tech-filled life. Today, Amazon's making it cheaper than ever to upgrade the backbones of your computing experience with its one-day PC networking and storage saleRemove non-product link. The online retailer has some nice deals on external and internal storage, routers, and signal extenders, with record-low prices slapped on a lot of the gear.

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Authorities investigating reports of flight with up to 100 ill people at New York airport

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:07

An Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai is being isolated at a New York City airport after reports that as many as 100 people on board could be sick, officials said.


Audi to completely reinvent the R8

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:44

Although it appeared Audi had ditched plans for a new generation of the R8 after sales of the current model proved relatively disappointing, it seems the end isn't nigh for the R8 after all. Instead, the Audi supercar is going to be completely reinvented as an all-electric, all-wheel drive hypercar with stunning performance courtesy of an electric powertrain with somewhere close to 1,000bhp. While V-10's are incredibly potent and much-loved by many, they face what appear to be two unstoppable and consequently inevitable trends: the continuing rise of electric power and the end of the big, brash, high-revving, and undeniably polluting naturally aspirated engines without a contribution from at least some sort of electric motor.


Five awesome Android phone features Apple needs to steal for the iPhone XS Plus

Macworld - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:00

If the cat wasn’t already out of the bag, there’s no putting it back in now. Last week, 9to5Mac published a purported official pic of the two new iPhone X models, and if it’s not real, then it’s the best fake I’ve ever seen. Not only does it match up the rumors we’ve been hearing for months, it has Apple’s trademark flair for the dramatic, with eloquent lighting, aggressive shadows, and a sharp, striking lock screen image. Seriously, if it’s fake, Apple needs to hire the person who made it.

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This image optained by 9to5Mac purportedly shows the two new iPhones.

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Parents of Penn State hazing victim settle with fraternity

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:04

The amount for which the parents of the late Tim Piazza settled with Beta Theta Pi is undisclosed, the family attorney said.


The 10 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from August 2018

Macworld - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:00
August's iOS games

Image by Ben Esposito

The App Store’s unending game barrage sometimes seems like it’s simply comprised of stacks of clones and done-to-death ideas, but there's always fun, eccentric, and exciting stuff in the mix—and a wide variety of genres and concepts.

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Russia confirms air strikes on Syria's Idlib

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 07:55

The Russian military on Wednesday confirmed air strikes were carried out on Syria's last major rebel stronghold Idlib with warplanes targeting the "terrorist" Al-Nusra Front on Tuesday. "Four planes of the Russian group at the Khmeimim airbase inflicted strikes by high-precision weapons on objects of the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group in the Idlib province," the Russian military's spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.


Details to watch for at next week’s iPhone event

Macworld - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 07:00

We’re a week away from Apple’s next big event. While Macworld’s own Jason Cross did an excellent job of detailing what we expect to see, here are a bunch of smaller details I’ll be watching for carefully from my seat in the Steve Jobs Theater.

What’s the Apple Watch focus?

The unveiling of the Apple Watch four years ago this month painted the device’s possibilities with a pretty broad canvas, and as time has gone on, the conventional wisdom seems to agree that Apple wasn’t quite sure what part of the watch would resonate with customers, so it loaded in lots of features and waited to see the results.

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Toyota recalls 1 million hybrid cars over technical problem

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 06:16

Japanese car giant Toyota on Wednesday recalled more than one million hybrid cars globally due to a technical problem which could in the worst case cause a fire in the vehicles. About 1.03 million vehicles built between June 2015 and May 2018 will be recalled for safety checks, the Toyota said. Of the 1.03 million, 554,000 are in Japan, 217,000 in North America and 219,000 in Europe.


How to add Z-Wave sensors to Ring Alarm

Macworld - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 06:00
Adding a sensor to the Ring Alarm system is easy when you know how, but you should consider if it's really worth it.

Predicting the MacBook Air replacement

Macworld - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 06:00

Over the last year we’ve seen several rumors from reliable sources stating that Apple plans to introduce a new low-cost MacBook. Basically, it’s aiming to replace the beloved (but aging) MacBook Air, and probably make the MacBook obsolete in the process.

This makes a lot of sense: both the MacBook and MacBook Air are in need of an update. The rumors say the new product will launch this year; we think that’s likely to happen at an as-yet unannounced October event. There are our predictions as to what we can expect from a low-cost (for Apple) MacBook Air replacement.

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What The Bernie Sanders Amazon Welfare Fight Is Really About

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 05:45

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation Wednesday that would tax


'Game Of Thrones' Star Shares Very Bleak Theory About The Show's Ending

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:43

How the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" ends will likely be one


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