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Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD) Stock Marches Toward a Delisting

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 12:00

Sears Holdings Corp (Nasdaq: SHLD) announced on Thursday that it will be making yet another round of store closings as it continues its uphill battle to demonstrate a path to long-term viability. Unfortunately, the plan for a leaner, more efficient Sears hasn't worked up to this point, and analysts see little reason to suspect closing more stores will change Sears' fate. After announcing 100 store closures in January and another 100 closures in May, Sears said on Thursday that it will close 46 additional Sears and Kmart stores in November.


Bring Alexa to college with these awesome back-to-school deals on Echo devices

Macworld - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:52

Now that a new school year is upon us, it's the perfect time to get your dorm room set up with some sweet home tech. To make the decision easier, Amazon has discounted three of its best-selling Echo devices: the Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD is $40 (43 percent off), the 2nd-gen Echo is $85 (15 percent off), and the Fire TV Cube is $90 (25 percent off). You don't need to be a math major to see that those are fantastic prices.

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Time magazine releases its first list of top 100 places in the world

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:33

In the top places to visit category, Tianjin Binhai Library in Tianjin, China made the cut for its gleamingly white, terraced design that elevates the humble public lending library into an architectural marvel and travel destination.


Hurricane Lane churns toward Hawaii as a Category 4 storm

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:31

Hawaii declares a state of emergency, all public schools ordered to be closed, and residents told to shelter in place.


Witnesses Watched Woman Being Attacked by Alligator in Horror, 911 Call Reveals

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:23

Cassandra Cline, 45, was walking her dog when she encountered the gator near the 13th hole on the Sea Pines Plantation community golf course in Hilton Head on Monday. 


Reality Winner, National Security Agency Leaker, Sentenced To 5 Years

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:57

A former government contract employee who leaked information to the press


This Is the New 2020 Ford Explorer—in Cop-Car Form

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:52

New Police Interceptor Utility hybrid gives us our first glance at the new SUV.


AT&T Inc. (T) Stock Has a Debt Problem

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:49

Bank of America analyst Vivek Arya says AT&T stock, which currently trades at a forward earnings multiple of 9.1, is historically cheap and provides an excellent entry point for long-term value investors. Arya says AT&T could generate a surprise earnings beat in the third quarter thanks to an under-the-radar accounting change related to content amortization costs.


Irish church's fall from grace haunts pope's Ireland trip

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:35

BLESSINGTON, Ireland (AP) — When St. John Paul II visited Ireland in 1979, the Catholic Church wielded such power that homosexuality, divorce, abortion and contraception were barely spoken of, much less condoned. Catholic bishops had advised the authors of Ireland's constitution, and still held sway.


DNC Says Previously Reported 'Sophisticated' Cyberattack Wasn't An Attack After All

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:01

The Democratic National Committee said Thursday that what it initially


Community service: Apple isn’t here to solve Tesla’s problems

Macworld - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:00

The Macalope used to find suggestions of Apple buying Tesla utterly ridiculous. But thanks to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s meltdown of late—from declaring one of the rescuers of the trapped Thai soccer team a pedophile to inviting SEC scrutiny after suggesting on Twitter he was taking the company private—he now finds them merely ridiculous.

It is unlikely that Musk wants to step down as CEO of Tesla, so what is the most ridiculous take possible?

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Trump: Cohen's cooperation with prosecutors 'almost ought to be illegal'

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:22

President Trump continues to fume over the betrayal of his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, with the president suggesting Cohen’s cooperation with prosecutors should be illegal.


Crazybaby Air Nano review: Tiny wireless earbuds with big problems

Macworld - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:00

Crazybaby’s Air Nano wireless earphones remind us that it’s pretty difficult to make a pair of true wireless headphones that can beat the pricing of Apple's AirPods. 

We're not all that surprised: The associated technology is still pretty fresh and it doesn’t come cheap. Companies who want to take Apple’s wireless darlings head-on thus often end up cutting corners in everything from build quality to audio fidelity if they want to claim similar features to what AirPods offer while still matching Apple’s pricing.

In the case of the Air Nano, the $99 price tag for ostensibly smaller, similarly equipped truly wireless buds looks attractive, but the final product comes comes with too many annoying issues for me to recommend them.

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Ex-Facebook Security Chief: 'It's Too Late To Protect The 2018 Elections'

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 08:16

Facebook's former security chief warned that attacks on the American electoral


How to secure dispose of old storage media, like hard drives and SSDs

Macworld - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 08:00

Macworld reader Phil wisely asks how to erase securely the data on old Macs and external drives before sending them off to electronics recycling centers. He asks about hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs), and RAM.

We sometimes feel our digital memories are highly transient, given how readily a disk drive crash or broken device makes them irretrievable. But it’s not so: data lingers! Reports regularly emerge of TV news stations or security researchers buying everything from surplus laptops to old photocopiers that used hard drives for storing documents and finding secrets and personal information in huge quantities.

Any qualified electronics recycling center should make some representation about what happens to your data. Some will disclaim all responsibility. Others have specific polices. In the latter case, you might also wonder if they follow those policies or not, so there’s an element of trust (though some have certifications).

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This Is How Powerful Hurricane Lane Looks From Space

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 07:51

These stunning images capture the terrifying power of Hurricane Lane, which is


An Air Force Stealth B-2 Spirit Just Test-Dropped a Nuclear Bomb

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 07:20

This is what it could do in battle. 


'Green hajj' slowly takes root in Mecca

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 06:35

Thousands of cleaners are busy separating plastic from other rubbish as more than two million Muslims wrap up a pilgrimage to Mecca that presents a huge environmental challenge for Saudi Arabia. The Mamuniya camp in Mina near the holy city is dotted with colour-coded barrels -- black for organic waste and blue for cans and plastics for recycling. It's all part of an initiative to reduce the environmental footprint of the hajj, one of the world's largest annual gatherings.


Como Audio Musica review: This lovingly crafted speaker is all kinds of music to our ears

Macworld - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 06:00
It’s the Swiss Army Knife of micro stereo systems.

Students March On Smith & Wesson To Demand Accountability On Gun Violence

Top Stories - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 05:46

Beginning Thursday, a group of students will march westward a quarter of the


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