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Could Japan Have Won World War II by NOT Attacking Pearl Harbor?

Top Stories - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:00

In other words, it would have evicted U.S. forces from the Philippine Islands, seized Pacific islands and built airfields there, and employed air and submarine attacks to cut the U.S. Pacific Fleet down to size on its westward voyage to the Philippines’ relief. Interceptive operations would have culminated in a fleet battle somewhere in the Western Pacific.


Whataburger apologizes after manager denies service to Friendswood police officer who was openly carrying gun

Top Stories - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:57

The Friendswood Police detective was dressed in plain clothes Thursday morning with a gun on his side and a badge next to it, the department says.


Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesel in Europe by 2021

Top Stories - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:48

The clock is ticking for diesel at Fiat Chrysler, at least in its passenger cars in Europe and other key regions, CEO Sergio Marchionne said Friday. Fiat Chrysler, owner of the Jeep and Maserati brands, plans to phase out diesel-powered engines in its passenger cars by 2021 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Marchionne told a meeting of investors and analysts in Balocco, northern Italy.


Samsung Powerbot R7065 review: This Wi-Fi-enabled robot vacuum gives the Roomba 960 a run for its money

Macworld - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:00
Packed with premium features, the R7065 makes quick work of dirt and debris.

Apple Family Sharing: Remember, in-app purchases can’t be shared

Macworld - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:00

With Apple's Family Sharing program, you can share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases, an Apple Music family plan, and an iCloud storage plan with up to five people. I am not a fan of Apple’s Family Sharing option, and I’m not alone among technology writers. Family Sharing remains poorly implemented for most users years after its introduction, seemingly because Apple’s back-end systems that manage iTunes, the App Store, and other purchases and ownership is so woefully out of date. (For instance, you can’t migrate purchases among accounts you control or merge multiple accounts.)

This bites users on a regular basis, because seemingly intuitive and obvious behavior isn’t supported with Family Sharing. The most galling one is that if one person purchases an app that supports Family Sharing—not all apps do—then you’d think anyone else in the Family Sharing group would simply go to the App Store page for that app and click to download it? Incorrect, sorry. If you try to use the app’s page, you see the retail price, and if you click the price, you’ll be charged.

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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Macworld - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 06:00
Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

What to expect when you’re expecting WWDC

Macworld - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 06:00

Here we go: WWDC is imminent. The premiere event on Apple’s summer—if not yearly—calendar is a time for us to learn what’s in store for Apple’s software platforms over the next 12 months. Last week, I ran down some features I’ve been hoping to see in a macOS update. This time around, I thought I’d collect some thoughts on what I hope for in the rest of Apple’s platforms, from the big to the small.

iOS 12

Even with all the attention I gave to macOS last week, it’s clear that iOS is the star of the show; after all, Apple sells tens of millions of iOS devices every quarter.

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Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 930 review: This robot vacuum can mop, too

Macworld - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 06:00
This combo-cleaner recognizes the type of floor surface its on and automatically switches to the appropriate mode.

Neato Botvac D7 Connected review: Building a better (but more expensive) mousetrap

Macworld - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 06:00
With its advanced mapping, deep cleaning, and intuitive app, the D7 is our favorite high-end robot vacuum.

Eufy RoboVac 11 review: A budget-friendly dust buster

Macworld - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 06:00
This robot vacuum will clean your floors as well as some remium models, at a fraction of the price.

China angles for Swaziland to ditch Taiwan before major African summit

Top Stories - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 05:36

China hopes self-ruled Taiwan's only remaining African ally, Swaziland, will sever ties with Taipei before China hosts a summit of African leaders this year, the foreign ministry said on Friday, keeping up the pressure on Taiwan. Taiwan is claimed by China as its own, with Beijing saying that as it is merely a Chinese province it has no right to state-to-state relations. Taiwan has lost two diplomatic allies in the past month, most recently the West African state of Burkina Faso, which re-established ties with Beijing last weekend.


More young people plan to vote this year. But their key issues may surprise you.

Top Stories - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 05:00

Young people sharply increased their level of political engagement after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., political scientists say. But will the passion remain for the upcoming elections?


Trump pardons Dinesh D'Souza, says lifestyle maven Stewart may be next

Top Stories - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 04:46

By Doina Chiacu and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned a conservative commentator and said he was considering pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart and commuting a former Illinois governor's prison sentence, prompting critics to accuse him of subverting the rule of law. Trump announced on Twitter his decision to pardon pundit and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to U.S. campaign finance law violations and was an outspoken critic of Democratic former President Barack Obama, saying he had been "treated very unfairly by our government!" The Republican president then told reporters on a flight to Houston he was also considering a pardon for Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making false statements in an insider-trading probe.


Red Flag Laws Are Linked To Declines In Gun Suicides, New Study Finds

Top Stories - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:01

Gun suicides declined significantly in two states after they passed laws


Deaths by Suicide and Firearms Are Rising Sharply Among Kids

Top Stories - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:01

After years of declines


Police Back at Kidnapping Suspect's Home Where Bodies Found

Top Stories - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:00

Stewart Weldon was arrested Sunday following a chase after police tried to stop him for having a broken tail light, authorities said.


US vows UN Security Council veto of proposal on Palestinians

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 23:33

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. is vowing to veto an Arab-backed resolution that asks the U.N. chief to propose measures to ensure "international protection" for Palestinian civilians.


Ruthie Ann Miles Returns to Work After Losing Her Unborn Baby and the Car Crash Death of Daughter

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 23:10

Ruthie Ann Miles is returning to the stage after a car crash took the life of her 5-year-old daughter and just weeks after she lost her unborn baby


The Latest: 14-year-old Texan wins National Spelling Bee

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 23:01

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the Scripps National Spelling Bee (all times local):


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