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Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs

Macworld - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:14
The Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs are very serious, and the fixes can create serious slowdowns in PCs, Macs, and other devices. Here's everything you need to know.

Parkland Student Says Arming Teachers With Guns Is A 'Terrible Idea'

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:10

Alfonso Calderon is not here for President Donald Trump’s idea to arm teachers with guns.

Pro-Kurdish party says Turkey lying about 'no civilian deaths' in Afrin

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:07

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party accused the government of "spreading misinformation" about no civilian deaths in its latest Syrian offensive on Thursday, calling on Ankara to halt the operation. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said earlier Thursday that no civilian had been killed -- or suffered so much as "a nose bleed" -- in Turkey's air and ground campaign in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria.

AirPods 2 update may bring hands-free Hey Siri support and a new wireless chip

Macworld - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:57

It’s been over a year since they were released, but AirPods are still the runaway hit in Apple’s lineup, rarely available for immediate shipping and selling out as soon as they’re available at most stores. And now, a new report says Apple is planning on making them even more desirable.

According to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, Apple is eyeing a new version of AirPods for release this year which would bring a new chip and support for the hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ command. Currently, you need to physically tap one of the AirPods to summon Apple’s AI assistant.

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Trump: Arm some teachers to 'fire back if a savage sicko came to a school'

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:01

President Trump denied that he wants to arm teachers with guns, despite seeming to offer that suggestion during a “listening session” about school shootings the day before.

Marco Rubio jeered at CNN town hall on school shootings

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:20

Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed additional gun control legislation after questions from survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Dad who survived son's murder plot that killed mom, brother wants his life spared

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:13

Kent Whitaker said he forgave his son Bart Whitaker, who is on death row and scheduled to be executed this week.

India gives Trudeau list of suspected Sikh separatists in Canada

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:43

India has handed Canada a list of nine people in Canada who are suspected of trying to revive a Sikh separatist movement in the Indian state of Punjab, a state official said on Thursday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting India and on Wednesday he traveled to Punjab where he told state leaders his country would not support anyone trying to reignite the movement for an independent Sikh homeland called Khalistan.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hit By Anthrax Scare

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:34

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been targeted by an anthrax hoax, reports London’s Evening Standard.

Ivanka Trump To Lead U.S. Delegation At Olympic Closing Ceremony

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday as part of a weekend trip to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

California student arrested with two assault rifles and 90 magazines after security guard overhears shooting threat

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:31

A pair of assault rifles, nearly 100-high-capacity magazines and two handguns were discovered in the home of a 17-year-old who was arrested for threatening to open fire at his school in California.

Spectrum quietly tries a la carte TV streaming, but restrictions apply

Macworld - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:00
Hands-on with Spectrum's new a la carte TV streaming service

Redemption time for Romney?

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:00

Too often, Mitt Romney has treated principled rhetoric like a stretchy suit he can change into in a phone booth, then throw into a trash can when no one's looking. But if he wins a Utah Senate seat, he could become something he's never managed to be: the most influential figure in the GOP outside of the White House.

'Pathetically Weak': Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco Rubio

Top Stories - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:22

Fred Guttenberg, the father of a student killed last week in the massacre at a Florida high school, slammed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

Chloe Kim Poses With Her Adorable Dog On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated

Top Stories - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:54

The 17-year-old, who became the youngest gold medalist in the snowboard halfpipe event, is the focus of the magazine’s cover story. “Wherever you went in PyeongChang, you found an extraordinarily young gold medalist.

Pennsylvania GOP Pleads With SCOTUS Again To Let Them Use Gerrymandered Map

Top Stories - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:16

Pennsylvania Republicans again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania’s new, court-ordered congressional map on Wednesday, marking the latest in a series of attempts to halt a plan that would make congressional elections more competitive in the state by reducing the impact of gerrymandering.

Ex-Arkansas judge sentenced to 5 years in sexual favors case

Top Stories - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:57

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Arkansas judge Wednesday to five years in prison — a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended — after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for personal benefits that included sexual favors.

Crews to leave Puerto Rico as $750M Fluor contract nears end

Top Stories - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:25

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of a $750 million federal contract will leave the U.S. territory soon as nearly a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria, officials said Wednesday.

Miami Heat To Wear Patches In Honor Of Parkland Shooting Victims

Top Stories - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:21

The Miami Heat plan to unveil new patches they will wear in honor of the victims of last week’s deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Shaken but unbowed, Florida survivors recount horrific stories as they lobby for change

Top Stories - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:08

Untold stories from the high school shooting in Florida a week ago came tumbling out, alongside the anger their horrific experiences had fuelled, as students came to their state capital to lobby for change on Wednesday. Lorenzo Prado, 17, wept as he told how he had at first been mistaken for the shooter during the rampage that killed 14 of his fellow students and three teachers, including his sports coach. “The Swat team came in and I thought they were here to rescue me ... but I find I am wrong.


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