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Amazon's eye for sports could shatter TV as we know it

Macworld - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 06:00
Amazon buying regional Fox Sports networks could fulfill our a la carte sports dreams, but at a cost.

Kangaroo Motion Sensor review: This home security system only goes halfway

Macworld - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 06:00
This home security system sure sounds inexpensive, but it's no bargain.

How an Apple TV stick could make Apple’s video streaming service an instant hit

Macworld - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 06:00

You might have missed it between all the turkey brining and Black Friday sales, but last week The Information reported that Apple considered making a tiny AppleTV “stick” similar to those made by competitors like Amazon and Roku.

Up to now, Apple has been steadfast in holding the line on Apple TV pricing. When the company introduced the Apple TV 4K, it didn’t even drop the price on the fourth-generation model—they’re still both for sale, at starting prices of $149 and $179 respectively.

Compare that to the competition: You can buy a Fire TV Stick for $40 and a 4K version for $50, and comparable devices from Roku cost $30 and $40, respectively. Yes, these sticks are underpowered compared to Apple’s box—Roku’s Apple TV equivalent box is $100—but no matter how you measure it, Apple’s not competitive in the TV box market when it comes to price.

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Russia blocks Ukrainian Azov Sea ports: minister

Top Stories - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 05:38

Two Ukrainian Azov Sea ports, Berdyansk and Mariupol, are effectively under blockade by Russia as vessels are being barred from leaving and entering, Ukraine's infrastructure minister, Volodymyr Omelyan, said on Thursday. Overall, 35 vessels have been prevented from carrying out normal operations and only vessels moving towards Russian ports on the Azov Sea are permitted entry, he said on Facebook.

House Democrats agree: It's time for the same generation

Top Stories - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 05:00

A few of the Democratic Party’s young stars in the House took on Nancy Pelosi this week and proved mainly that none of them have anything like the political acumen to replace her.

Nicolle Wallace Literally Laughs Out Loud At Trump's Latest Genius Claim

Top Stories - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 04:38

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace laughed on Wednesday after noting that President

Putin defends 'lawful' seizure of Ukrainian ships

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 23:22

President Vladimir Putin has insisted that Russian forces were in the right to seize three Ukrainian ships last weekend, but President Donald Trump expressed "deep concern" at Moscow's actions against a US ally. In his first extensive remarks since the confrontation at sea on Sunday, Putin said it had been orchestrated by Kiev as a "provocation". "What were they (Russian forces) supposed to do?" Putin said on Wednesday, when asked about the incident at an international investment forum in Moscow.

Town forcing man to pay $2,000 a night for Christmas lights

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 22:55

Thomas Apruzzi, of Old Bridge Township, N.J., is refusing to pay thousands of dollars a night for police security at his massive Christmas light display after complaints from neighbors.

Twitter suspends account it says impersonated Russia's Putin

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:15

Twitter Inc said on Wednesday that it suspended an account for impersonating Russian President Vladimir Putin on the social media platform. "We suspended @putinRF_eng for impersonation based on a valid report we received from Russian officials," Twitter said on Wednesday. Twitter spokesman Ian Plunkett said in an email that the suspended account was not affiliated with Putin.

Wedding Guests Wear Blindfolds In Support Of Bride Who Lost Her Vision

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:10

A bride who lost her eyesight asked her wedding guests to wear blindfolds

China orders halt to baby gene-editing activities: state TV

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 19:22

China's science ministry has ordered that people involved in the controversial baby gene-editing experiment halt their activities, a government official told state media Thursday. The ministry "firmly opposes the baby gene-editing incident and has already demanded that the relevant organisation suspend the scientific activities of relevant personnel," a ministry official said, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The National Health Commission is investigating the claims.

HideIPVPN review: Great if you need a speedy connection via Germany

Macworld - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 19:03
HideIPVPN is easy to use, but its performance leaves a lot to be desired.

The Latest: News conference planned on mansion fire

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 18:08

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a family found dead as their mansion burned (all times local):

How WikiLeaks, Paul Manafort And Roger Stone Fit Into The Mueller Investigation

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:27

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the

The 2020 Kia Soul Crossover Is All New and Funkier Than Ever

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:15

A new platform and a 2.0-liter base engine are chief among the changes.

White House Bid to Placate Senate Over Saudi Behavior Backfires

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:45

The administration sent Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to the Capitol on Wednesday, but the move backfired after senators emerged from a closed-door briefing even angrier than before, in part because CIA Director Gina Haspel didn’t participate. Later in the day, the Senate voted 63-37 for a procedural step opening the way to a freewheeling debate over Saudi Arabia’s role in the killing of dissident columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and the war in Yemen.

Big Senate Majority Rebukes Trump Administration, Saudi Arabia Over Yemen War

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:27

WASHINGTON ― A striking majority of senators voted Wednesday afternoon to move

Best VPN services of 2018: Reviews and buying advice

Macworld - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:55
Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

Trump Floats Potential Pardon For Paul Manafort In Mueller Probe

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:25

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump publicly floated the possibility that he'd

Doomed Lion Air jet was 'not airworthy' on penultimate flight: investigators

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:12

A preliminary report unveiled fresh details of efforts by pilots to steady the jet as they reported a "flight control problem", including the captain's last words to air traffic control asking to be cleared to "five thou" or 5,000 feet. Indonesia's transport safety committee (KNKT) focused on airline maintenance and training and the response of a Boeing anti-stall system to a recently replaced sensor but did not give a cause for the crash that killed all 189 people on board. "At this stage I do not have the answer," KNKT investigator Nurcahyo Utomo told reporters.


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