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Fox News' Neil Cavuto Spends 10 Minutes Taking Aim At His Trump-Supporting Critics

Top Stories - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 07:33

Fox News host Neil Cavuto said he knew he'd "get an earful" after accusing

Playing favorites: The advantages of iOS and Android

Macworld - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 07:00

Let’s get real.

[Whips off sunglasses to reveal other, smaller pair of sunglasses.]

There are good reasons to use iOS and good reasons to use Android. The Macalope honestly doesn’t care which platform you choose, he just asks that you be honest about and recognize the differences.

In a transcript of a video over at the 12 toy circus poodles jumping through hoops that is Business Insider, Antonio Villas-Boas goes into “Everything wrong with the iPhone.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick.)

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Prosecutors say boy denied medication at New Mexico compound

Top Stories - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 02:42

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday charged the father and stepmother of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found at a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico with child abuse charges that can carry a penalty of life in prison.

T-Mobile data breach FAQ: What happened, how it affects you, and what you should do now

Macworld - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 21:44

Update 9:30 p.m. EST: T-Mobile now says “encrypted passwords” were included in the stolen data.

T-Mobile has reported that its cyber-security team “discovered and shut down an unauthorized access to certain information, including yours, and we promptly reported it to authorities.” In plain English, that means someone somewhere may have your personal information. Here’s everything you need to know about what may have been stolen and how to protect your account:

When did the attack take place?

Early in the morning on Monday, August 20, 2018.

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Airbnb sues New York over 'government overreach'

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 20:10

Airbnb sued the city of New York on Friday, denouncing as "an extraordinary act of government overreach" a new law forcing home-sharing platforms to disclose data about hosts. It was a dramatic escalation in the battle between the $30 billion company and authorities in America's most populous city, amid a global backlash against "sharing economy" startups disrupting traditional industries. The law, which comes into effect on February 2, 2019, requires home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb to disclose information about hosts and imposes hefty fines for non-compliance.

Mollie Tibbett’s Friends And Family Push Back On Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Using Her Death

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 18:56

The bereaved friends and family of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts

Judge enters not guilty plea for suspect in Walmart killings

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 18:53

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A judge on Friday entered a not guilty plea on behalf of a man charged with opening fire and killing three people at a crowded suburban Denver Walmart.

Today only, get a 12-inch MacBook for as little as $700

Macworld - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 18:05

I love the 12-inch MacBook, even with its single USB-C port. It’s thin and light, even to the point that I feel like I’m typing on the desk rather than a regular laptop. If that kind of thing sounds appealing to you, you’ll be happy to know that Woot (a division of Amazon) is currently selling various certified refurbished 12-inch MacBooks from 2015 for as little as $700.

The $700 unit is the 256GB configurationRemove non-product link (and, for what it’s worth, I’m happily writing on the 2017 version of it). Unfortunately, if you want it for that price, you’ll have to be okay with getting it in gold. For a bit of comparison, similar (non-refurbished) models are going for $900 over at Amazon proper.

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Pope to pay tribute to Ireland's 'holy drinker' who may become saint

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 17:59

Now, he is on his way to sainthood. On Saturday, Pope Francis will pay tribute to him, but not by raising a glass. Francis will instead pray before the relics of the man sometimes called the "Holy Drinker" and who is known as the patron of those struggling get or stay on the wagon.

U.S. health agency's ex-director charged with groping woman

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 17:47

A 55-year-old woman filed a complaint in July against Thomas Frieden, who once served as the city's health commissioner, accusing him of grabbing her buttocks without permission last October at his Brooklyn apartment, said New York City Police Department spokeswoman Arlene Muniz. Frieden, 57, turned himself in to a Brooklyn police station, Muniz said, and he was arrested on misdemeanor charges of sexual abuse, forcible touching and harassment. A number of prominent men in business, entertainment, and the media in the United States have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past year in what has become known as the #MeToo movement.

Weekly News Roundup: Trump Legal Troubles, Hurricane Lane, Me Too Bombshell

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 17:06

This week's headlines saw some serious legal woes for President Donald Trump,

NASA spacecraft captures first images of the asteroid it will soon land on

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:46

A NASA probe speeding through the solar system has captured its first image of the asteroid Bennu, which the space agency will try to land on in 2020. Once that happens, the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is designed to collect up to 4.4 pounds of ancient space rock, seal the minerals in a capsule, and blast the capsule back to Earth. If all goes as planned, the canister will drop down into the Utah desert in 2023.  SEE ALSO: A 12-mile, underground lake may have been found on Mars. What could live there? The space probe captured its first image of Bennu from 1.4 million miles away, which is pretty close as far as space distances go (this is about six times the distance between the Earth and moon). But as shown below, the asteroid is still too distant to make out any features or details. It looks like a fuzzy, spinning white dot. Asteroid Bennu speeds through space.Image: nasaIn early December, the probe will begin to orbit quite close to the small asteroid, 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) from the surface. As the craft slowly circles Bennu at just 0.1 mph, NASA scientists will map its rocky surface, scouring the terrain for a suitable landing spot Why is NASA visiting this small asteroid? Compared to many of the 780,000 known asteroids in our solar system, Bennu is pretty small. But it's quite interesting.  For one, Bennu might contain valuable resources that can be used for future deep space exploration, Dante Lauretta, the OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona, Tucson, said in a press call.  A conception of the probe collecting samples from BennuImage: nasaLauretta is interested in whether Bennu holds clay deposits, because embedded in clay is water. And water is composed of hydrogen and oxygen, two necessary components for rocket fuel.  One day, perhaps, Bennu may serve as a "fuel depot" in space, said Lauretta. Bennu is also believed to be a well-preserved, ancient asteroid, containing cosmic fragments older than our solar system. Understanding how Bennu formed, and the mish-mash of space materials it's made of, will likely improve astronomers' understanding of how the solar system came to be some four billion years ago. Bennu, at center, compared in size to other solar system asteroidsImage: nasaFinally, Bennu has the slight potential to travel dangerously close to Earth in 2175 and 2195.  "Bennu is one of the ones we are watching," said Lauretta, noting that it has a 1 in 2,700 chance of coming too close for comfort.  Knowing what Bennu is composed of gives NASA better information about how to potentially deflect the large space rock, should it ever veer toward our humble blue planet.  WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?

Photos of the week: 8/17 - 8/24

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:20

The body of missing college student Mollie Tibbetts was found this week in

U.S. prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO immunity in Cohen probe

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 16:14

The immunity deal for the CFO, Allen Weisselberg, was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which also reported he was called to testify before a federal grand jury earlier this year. Weisselberg was given immunity months ago, one of the people familiar with the matter told Reuters. A cooperation deal between Weisselberg and prosecutors could be damaging to the president given the CFO's longtime role in Trump's business affairs.

'Unequal Scenes' — Aerials highlight the split between rich and poor

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:47

These shocking drone images highlight the range of inequality that exists across the world. Taken by South Africa-based photographer Johnny Miller, 'Unequal Scenes' shows the contrast between rich and poor.

Russian manufacturer Kalashnikov moves from AK-47s to an electric car

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:00

Readers may not recognize the Kalashnikov name, but they will recognize one of its best-known products: the AK-47 assault rifle. Now, the same company has decided to gun for the electric car market. It's called the CV-1 and the Russian firm unveiled the car at the 2018 International Military Technical Forum in Kubinka, Russia.

Woman Says She Was Mom-Shamed for Letting 8-Year-Old Daughter Walk Dog Alone

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:49

A neighbor called the police after spotting the girl, Corey Widen said.

Teacher's lesson in responsible social media posting goes around the world

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:39

The internet and social media are helping a teacher from Sorters Mill Elementary School in Porter, teach her students a very important lesson in responsible tweeting.

US trophy-hunters import thousands of bones and skin parts from imperilled giraffes each year

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:16

The US is allowing the import of tens of thousands of parts each year from endangered giraffes killed for their skin and bones. A populations plummet in Africa, investigators discovered that 40,000 pieces of skin and bone from the creatures were imported into America. The Humane Society of the United States said that the body parts were turned into pillows, knife handles, bible covers, gun-case covers, boots and other trinkets.


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