|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Donald Trump has tweeted about the Oscars a lot|
Donald Trump wasn’t watching the Oscars on Sunday night. Instead, the president hosted the Governors’ Dinner at the White House, the first major social gathering of his administration since the inaugural galas.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights|
Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of airline security came up in talks involving visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry. Johnson praised Egypt as a longstanding friend of Britain and said they were strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas, according to a British statement.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Israel army disperses Lebanese protesters at border|
Israel's army dispersed dozens of Lebanese demonstrators Saturday after they crossed the border protesting against the alleged installation of spying equipment in their village, the Israeli army and media said. "Dozens of people gathered at the border between Lebanon and Israel," a military spokeswoman said. "Upon the group crossing of the international border, IDF forces fired dispersal means in order to disperse the gathering and prevent further infiltration into Israeli territory," she said, adding there were no casualties.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Photos of the day - February 26, 2017|
Somali migrants cross the U.S. border into Canada; figure skating Gold medalist Choi Da-bin of South Korea, performs during the closing ceremony of the Asian Winter Games; Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzman and Los Angeles Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos vie for the ball. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Here's What Samsung Will Be Showing At MWC 2017|
Samsung is slated to show several new gadgets and devices at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. Watch the Samsung Tab 3 MWC press conference live stream here.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - This Week Fast Forward 02.26.2017|
Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political|
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 'Ring of fire' solar eclipse will blaze across the Southern Hemisphere|
A "ring of fire" eclipse will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere on Sunday morning, although anyone can catch the spectacle live via the space site Slooh.com. Sunday's solar phenomenon is known as an annular eclipse. It happens when the moon slides in between the sun and the Earth but doesn't completely block the sun, as would a total solar eclipse. SEE ALSO: This weekend you can see a lunar eclipse and a comet Instead, a thin, fiery ring of the sun's edges blaze like an iris on an enormous, menacing eye. ring of fire #eclipse live from #Chile WOW :) pic.twitter.com/i47LKmXNjl — David Fiacchini (@naturaetratio) February 26, 2017 Skywatchers will catch the best view in Chile and Argentina in South America, as well as Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa and parts of Antarctica, Space.com reported. We'll track the #eclipse from start to finish from Chile and South Africa, bringing the full experience to you https://t.co/vuD0wkQm67 pic.twitter.com/MPNbVLVsir — Slooh (@Slooh) February 25, 2017 These countries align with the "path of annularity," a zone where the moon casts its shadow on Earth that ranges from 18 miles to 55 miles wide. BONUS: Mesmerizing footage shows the total solar eclipse traveling over Southeast Asia
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Alt-Oscars: Trump backers tuning out Academy Awards, because Meryl Streep|
Supporters of President Trump are calling for a boycott of Sunday’s Oscars, a celebration that brings together the two things conservatives hate most: the “liberal” media and the Hollywood elite.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - North Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia, U.N. says|
It is in Kuala Lumpur's "Little India" neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. Glocom is a front company run by North Korean intelligence agents that sells battlefield radio equipment in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a United Nations report drafted for the Security Council seen by Reuters. Reuters found that Glocom advertises over 30 radio systems for "military and paramilitary" organizations on its Malaysian website, glocom.com.my.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Taliban leader encourages people to plant trees|
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Springtime in Afghanistan usually brings a spike in violence as the Taliban takes advantage of the thaw to launch a wave of fresh attacks. But the Taliban's leader has just issued a statement calling on Afghans to plant more trees.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Iran's Rouhani to run for second term: vice-president|
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has decided to run for re-election in May, the vice-president for parliamentary affairs said on Sunday, according to state news agency IRNA. "In recent weeks, Mr Rouhani has reached a conclusion to take part in the presidential elections," Hosseinali Amiri told reporters. Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate who has pushed for greater social freedoms and improved ties with the West, has been widely expected to run for a second term but has yet to formally announce his candidature for the May 19 election.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - LG G6 hands-on: 42 days at the top|
I can't see the future, but I have been doing this long enough to know a thing or two. For example, I know a gorgeous new flagship smartphone when I see one, and there's absolutely no question that the LG G6 is a gorgeous flagship smartphone. Inside and out, the all-new G6 is an impressive feat of engineering, packing a huge 5.7-inch Quad HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio into a phone that measures 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm. To put that into perspective, the G6 stuffs a display that's larger than the 5.5-inch screen in the iPhone 7 Plus into a phone with a footprint that is barely bigger than the iPhone 7, which is equipped with a 4.7-inch display.
Of course, I have also been doing this long enough to know that some things are inevitable. As impressive as the LG G6 design is, and as nifty as its new features might be, this phone will be living on borrowed time from the moment it's released.
At the time of this writing, neither LG nor Samsung had announced release dates for their upcoming new flagship smartphones. That said, recent leaks from trustworthy sources suggest that LG plans to release the LG G6 on Friday, March 10, and Samsung plans to release the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on Friday, April 21st. When the LG G6 is released on March 10th, it will undoubtedly be the best Android smartphone the world has ever seen. Sadly, the G6 will be dethroned just 42 days later when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are released in late April.
That gives LG exactly 42 days at the top before the phone is steamrolled by Samsung. As impressive as the LG G6 is, we already know that the phone will be no match for the Galaxy S8, or for the marketing behemoth behind it.
LG unveiled its next-generation G6 flagship phone on Sunday during a press conference at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The G6 is the first flagship phone of 2017 from a top global smartphone vendor, and it raises the bar in every way. The new phone also gives us a preview of what we can expect from other top global smartphone vendors this year — namely, a big, beautiful display stuffed into a smartphone that is much smaller than the phablets of years past.
In 2017, phone makers have finally managed to shrink down the bezels that surround smartphone screens so that the large displays people love can fit into phones people can actually use with one hand. The best phones in the world are phablets, after all, but it'll be nice to my phone in my jeans pocket once again.
In the case of the G6, the display is a stunning 5.7-inch Quad HD+ screen that LG calls a "FullVision" display. It has an 18:9 aspect ration which is the new norm in 2017 according to rumors surrounding other flagship smartphones set to hit the market this year, and it might just be the most stunning LCD display ever used in a smartphone. The clarity is incredible, the colors are bold and vivid, and the contrast is as close to perfect as I've seen.
While 18:9 might become the industry standard this year, another important piece of the G6 puzzle is anything but standard in 2017: The processor.
LG knew it needed to beat Samsung to market this year, and that meant compromising in a few key areas. Chief among them is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor that powers the G6. It's a fantastic mobile processor, as we all know, but the upcoming Snapdragon 835 is better in every way. It's smaller, it's more efficient, and it's more powerful than its predecessor. Unfortunately, it wasn't available when LG began developing the G6, and the company knew that delaying the phone and launching alongside the Galaxy S8 simply was not an option.
In case you're wondering, yes, the Snapdragon 835 is indeed the next-generation chipset that will power the US version of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
On the plus side, LG worked with Qualcomm to narrow the gap a bit between the Snapdragon 821 and the upcoming new Snapdragon 835. For example, LG's G6 supports both Dolby Vision and HDR 10, and it also features next-generation electronic image stabilization and smooth zoom during 4K video recording that isn't found on any other phone with an 821 chip.
The G6 features a dual 13-megapixel rear camera setup that enables 2x optical zoom just like Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. I didn't get a chance to thoroughly test it during the time I spent with the phone last week, but the camera app is stuffed with new features that I can't wait to explore when I review the phone.
Other highlights from the G6's specs list include a large 3,300 mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging. The battery is embedded and is no longer removable like the one in last year's LG G5, but the reason for the change is sound: LG's G6 is IP68 rated for water resistance. That means the phone can survive being submerged under 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes, and it puts the G6 on par with flagship phones from Apple and Samsung.
We'll have plenty more to share in our upcoming full review of the LG G6. In the meantime, pricing and a release date should be announced very soon by LG's carrier partners in the US. While nothing is official yet, you can expect the phone to be released on March 10th after a brief preorder period, and it should be priced in line with the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7. That's right — despite its huge 5.7-inch screen, the phone should be competitive with where the smaller iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 were at launch.
Here are the full LG G6 specs as provided by LG:
- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor
- Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi)
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS 2.0 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
- Front 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)
- Rear Dual: 13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°)
- Battery: 3,300mAh (embedded)
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Size: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
- Weight: 163g
- Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
- Colors: Black / Platinum
- Other: Water and Dust Resistant / Fingerprint Sensor / UX 6.0 / Dolby Vision™ / HDR10 / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Republican Lawmaker Asks For Special Prosecutor In US-Russia Probe|
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, called Russia "an evil, smaller empire" and said that it needs to kept under check.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border|
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - One dead after man drives into crowd in Germany, no sign of terrorism: authorities|
By Andreas Burger HEIDELBERG, Germany (Reuters) - A man died and two other people were injured after a 35-year-old German man drove into a crowd standing near a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg on Saturday, but the authorities said there were no indications that it was a terrorist attack. The two other people injured, a 32-year-old Austrian man and a 29-year-old woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina, also received hospital treatment but were then discharged, police and prosecutors said in a statement. Regional newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung said the suspect was not fit to be questioned.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Guy quits his crappy job in the best way possible|
Sometimes, you need to go out with a bang. Or a flush. Giving two weeks is a pretty standard practice when employees move on from their current job. It allows the company a short amount of time to search for a replacement, and gives the employee an opportunity to leave on good standing. You never know when you may need that reference — or worse, when you may need your old job back. While most people quickly Google "two-week notice letter" and follow a pretty standard form, this guy decided on a different method. SEE ALSO: Lucky woman wins lottery days after quitting her job According to his wife, Redditor Girlofgodsbadday, this dude decided to quit his job by writing his two-week notice on a few sheets of toilet paper. "I have chosen this type of paper for my 2 week resignation as a symbol of how I feel this company has treated me, and ironically, how it is disposed of is where I feel the company is going," the letter reads. Just in case the message wasn't clear, he drew a toilet next to where he signed his name. While he didn't use the term "ironically" properly, we're going to give him a pass because handing that over to any boss takes some serious guts. BONUS: A new way to take selfies — and six other features the iPhone 8 might have
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Iraqi Kurdish TV reporter killed in Mosul|
A female reporter working for Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw was killed by the explosion of a roadside bomb Saturday during fighting between government forces and jihadists in Mosul, her channel said. "Prominent Rudaw war reporter and journalist Shifa Gardi has been killed in Mosul as she covered clashes," Rudaw said on social media. "Journalism remains male-dominated -- Shifa Gardi broke those perceptions and stereotypes -- we pay tribute to her courageous journalism," the channel said.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Los memes de los Oscars con acento argentino|
Los mejores tuits que relacionaron la entrega de los premios del cine con referencias nacionales
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate|
WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) — When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National Book Award winners as keynote speakers and crafted a syllabus that would be the envy of most liberal arts colleges.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Le Pen blames media as Macron jumps in French polls|
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday accused the media of "campaigning hysterically" in favour of Emmanuel Macron, her centrist rival for the presidency, as polls showed him enjoying a jump in support. Le Pen, speaking at a rally in the western city of Nantes, launched a series of attacks on the 39-year-old independent who has emerged as a frontrunner to become France's next leader. In an attack that recalled US President Donald Trump's confrontation with journalists, she added: "The media have chosen their candidate.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Nokia 3310 hands-on: not the retro featurephone you’re looking for|
On Sunday afternoon, Nokia's new Finnish overlord, HMD Global, confirmed what many rumors said before the kickstart of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The iconic Nokia 3310 is being revived this year, under HMD Global’s version of Nokia. Unfortunately, it looks less like Nokia's big comeback, and more like a phone that just plain sucks.
Yes, it’s true, there’s a new Nokia 3310 in town, one that’s so special to HMD Global that it was unveiled only at the end of an otherwise great press conference that showed us a brand new, bold version of Nokia.
Nokia’s “one more thing” moment on Sunday was, for better or worse, a great albeit unoriginal marketing trick. What better way to fire up the dormant Nokia fans out there than by reviving an iconic phone that became the go-to device for instant communications for millions of people around the world?
The first phone that I ever used, at the insistence of my parents, was a Nokia 3310. I’ve probably used it for a couple of years before passing it along to my family. The device exists to this day, and it probably still works.
But would I buy or use the new Nokia 3310? I can’t see that happening in a million years.
The new handset has a cleaner design, a bigger display, more colors (Dark Blue, Grey, Warm Red, Yellow), better battery life (22-hour talk-time and one-month standby), and what feels like a smaller footprint. At the same time, it feels light and cheap (it’ll actually cost €49 when it launches globally later this year), the kind of phone you’d buy only if you absolutely had to have a cellular phone at hand.
Don’t get me wrong, the new Nokia 3310 is probably the kind of phones that millions of people will touch for the first time, well before buying a smartphone. But the minute I tried to press the screen to make a certain thing happen — in this case, I was looking to activate a good old game of Snake — I realized that for me and everyone like them, there’s no going back.
The smartphone is the way forward. Sure, the screen might disappear in the future, just as voice assistants and other types of reality (think virtual and alternative) get more advanced. And the smartphone of the future might get as small as the Nokia 3310.
But for the time being, the Nokia 3310 is really not the phone you should consider buying as your primary talk/text device. No matter how old you are, and no matter how much you may appreciate Nokia and its creations, do yourself a favor and buy anything else for the emerging company. It’s got three amazing “pure” Android handsets waiting for you to discover them, including the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6, that will offer you the modern app-filled phone experience that actually makes your life better.
The Nokia 3310 (2017 edition) is just the marketing trick that will get you to discover the exciting new Nokia. And, as you can see, it works. I've just told you the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 are phones you shouldn't miss out on this year if budget is a huge factor.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his overdrawn apocalypse|
WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's estimation, the U.S. border isn't merely porous, it's "wide open." Darkness and danger are everywhere, even Sweden. American infrastructure isn't just in need of improvement but it's in "total disrepair and decay." The health law is not only flawed, but it's an "absolute and total catastrophe."
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 7 Reasons Why We Love MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours|
Watch Yahoo Beauty Director, Dana Oliver, try on the 7 new shades of the MAC Retro Matt Liquid Lipcolour line. Here's why we love them so much!
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Magician's death by hanging in Hollywood ruled accidental by coroner|
The death of a world-class magician found hanged in his dressing room at a popular Hollywood nightclub called the Magic Castle was ruled an accident on Saturday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Department, an agency official said. Daryl Easton, 61, touted on his website as a card-trick specialist known internationally as "The Magician's Magician," was found by employees of the club hanged on Friday in a death that police said they were investigating as an apparent suicide. Easton's body was found fully clothed with a bag over his head, said Vicki Greenleaf, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Magical Arts, which owns the Magic Castle.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - ‘Pokémon GO’ Performance Update Rolling Out Soon Amid Gen 2 Update Complaints|
The team behind Niantic Labs' “Pokémon GO” app just announced on Twitter that a new update is coming soon to fix some performance issues found in the Gen 2 Update.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Duterte fans, foes in mass Manila rallies|
Thousands of supporters and foes of President Rodrigo Duterte joined large rallies in Manila on Saturday, highlighting how his brutal drug war has polarised the Philippines. A prayer rally for Duterte's eight months-long anti-narcotics crackdown drew the biggest turnout, estimated by police at up to 200,000 although AFP reporters said it looked a lot less. "Your presence here showcases the strong support that your president continues to enjoy," Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre told the crowd at the prayer rally, who lit candles and sang religious songs.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 5 Reasons a Riding Mower Snow Plow Is a Bad Idea|
Anyone with a lawn tractor or ZTR riding mower who lives in a snowy region has probably pondered the notion of attaching a plow or snow blower to it, especially when the snow falls heavy and deep...
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Arkansas State University revises Mexican campus contract|
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University is finalizing plans to open a campus in Mexico.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - FCC chair to block stricter broadband data privacy rules|
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will block some Obama administration rules that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc. The rules approved by the FCC in October in a 3-2 vote were aimed at protecting sensitive personal consumer data. Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman appointed by President Donald Trump, believes all companies in the "online space should be subject to the same rules, and the federal government should not favor one set of companies over another," said FCC spokesman Mark Wigfield.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - You’ll never look at your TV the same way again|
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get serious for a few moments, if we may. We show you plenty of great deals every day, and we constantly cover awesome products that our readers love. We hear from readers all the time who tell us how much they appreciate our recommendations, and how grateful they are after saving so much money. Of course, not everyone listens to us, and that’s fine. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. But if you pick up only one product that we recommend, this is the one: The Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting Kit.
This awesome and affordable gadget plugs into a USB port on the back of your TV and automatically turns on as soon as you power up your television, projecting gorgeous backlighting onto the wall behind your TV. You can adjust the brightness and change colors using the included remote, and the result is a viewing experience that’s so much better than watching normal TV, it’s difficult to put into words. Trust us, this will be the best $21 you ever spend.
Some highlights from the product page:
- INCLUDES: 78-in high quality RGB LED strip light kit to provide 250 lumens of USB bias lighting, 3M adhesive backing and reversible USB for easy plug-in. A built in on/off, dimmer, and color changing switch as well as wireless remote make this easy to customize for any viewing situation. 14 color choices, 10 brightness settings, 3 white modes and 3 fade or strobe modes. Provides benefits with any TV size 30”/40”/50”/60” USB Input: 5W (5V, 1A)
- EASY TO USE: Just clean the back of your TV, secure your LED strip light, plug the RGB TV backlight USB plug into the USB port, and you have a great TV light or monitor backlight. Cut the LED strip every 2 inches for the perfect fit for any size screen. The TV light strip powers on and off with your TV’s USB port. Choose from 14 color options, 10 dimmer settings, 3 white modes, and single and multi-color strobe and fade modes.
- CREATE A BEAUTIFUL VIEWING EXPERIENCE: With RGB LED bias lighting, you create sharper images and color contrast while adding beautiful TV ambient lighting of any color to your surroundings. Customize the backlight to your surroundings by choosing the perfect color and brightness setting. Easy on/off switch for TVs with a constant on USB setting. The Luminoodle Backlight for TV creates a beautiful environment that makes your friends and family want you to be the one to host viewing parties.
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- 1 YEAR WARRANTY: Power Practical offers a 1 year warranty on our RGB LED TV lights with friendly, easy to access customer support.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - The Latest: Some candidates quit race for Democratic leader|
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new national leader of the Democratic Party (all times local):
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Miners regain sparkle as commodity prices rebound|
Increased Chinese spending on housing and hopes of an infrastructure bonanza in the US and India are driving a recovery in resources giants, analysts said, with major miners raking in huge profits. "Most miners are going to be making very good cash, and better cash than they have been making for years," UBS commodities analyst Daniel Morgan told AFP. Iron ore, a key ingredient in steelmaking, has been representative of the commodities rollercoaster.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Jerk alligator steals a huge fish off a little boy's line|
Today, a little boy named Connor learned the brutal lesson that Mother Nature has no manners. In a clip posted to the Bass Masters And Fish Experts Facebook Page, a thieving alligator had an easy lunch thanks to some humans fishing off a pier. In the clip, a young boy hooks a pretty sizable fish, and as one man encourages the boy to reel in the fish all on his own, another spots an alligator lurking near the pier. The man tries to distract the gator by hitting the side of the pier with his arm, but the reptile was determined to get its eats. "You need to cut your line," one the of the men tells the little boy as the gator swims away with his catch. Although it's unclear where the incident occurred, many commenters insisted it happened in Florida. [h/t:
UPI] BONUS: Giant nets harvest fog to solve water crisis in Morocco
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus Specs Leaked, Again|
Both the devices are expected to be launched in April and come with high-end features such as an iris scanner.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Egypt's Sisi orders cabinet to help resettle Sinai Christians fleeing Islamic State|
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday ordered the government to take all necessary measures to help resettle Christians who have fled Egypt's Northern Sinai after Islamic State killed several members of the community. Hundreds of Christian families and students have fled to Ismailia, north Sinai's neighbouring province, after seven Christians were killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday. Islamic State, which is waging an insurgency there, claimed responsibility for the killings, five of which were shootings.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Pope makes historic visit to Rome Anglican church|
Pope Francis attended a service at the All Saints' Church in Rome on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff in history to visit an Anglican church in the Italian capital. Francis's visit marked the 200th anniversary of the All Saints' church, furthering a rapprochement between the Vatican and the Anglican Church of England that began last year. In a further sign of the closer ties, the pope spoke of the "possibility" of a visit to troubled South Sudan with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, his Anglican counterpart.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - WWII Navy officer who helped rescue Kennedy dies at age 97|
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — The WWII Navy officer who guided his warship into Japanese territory to rescue future President John F. Kennedy and his crew has died at age 97, his daughter said Sunday.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Trump Administration Seeks to Loosen Hiring Requirements to Beef Up Border Patrol|
According to an internal memo, laxer standards are needed to expand the number of Border Patrol agents, but that could come at a cost in security.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - This tiny laptop charger is the accessory all MacBooks need|
The MacBook charger is an iconic design that is, by all accounts, a good piece of work. It's a little more elegant and refined than the ugly black bricks most laptops ship with, and a reason why people are willing to repeatedly spend $80 to replace it every time the cable craps out.
But as it turns out, the advent of USB-C is causing a shift. For the first time in forever, it's feasible to make a third-party laptop charger, because more and more new laptops charge off the USB-C standard, rather than some random proprietary plug.
Enter the FinSix Dart C, which claims the title of the world's smallest laptop charger. It will charge any laptop that draws 65W or less, and it's about the same size as most phone chargers. Needless to say, I'm in love.
There's not much to review here, which is a great thing. Necessary items like chargers are best when you don't notice them: a charger needs to be robustly built, provide electricity in a consistent fashion, and have a long enough cable. Beyond that, all I really want from a charger is to be small and light and in my bag when I need it.
On all of these arbitrary categories that I just invented, the FinSix scores really well. It is absolutely tiny, taking up less room in my bag than just the power cable for a regular MacBook charger. 65W is enough for the Retina MacBook, every new Chromebook on the market, and most of the smaller Windows ultrabooks. Most importantly, it's just enough to charge the new MacBook Pro.
Other small details: there's a USB port just before the USB-C charging tip, which lets you charge a phone at the same time. It's not a huge deal, since I'd normally just charge the phone off the laptop anyway, but when you're using a one-port wonder like the Retina MacBook, it does mean one less charger to carry.
There are some small niggles. Making the charging prongs retractable would be good, even if it added a few grams to the overall weight, as I live in fear of the prongs getting bent in the bag. Making the cable with a braided fabric cover would also be handy, and while we're on the topic, it would have been good to make the cable USB-C on both ends; as it stands, the connector into the wall wart is proprietary, which isn't ideal. Still, having a replaceable cable does mean that if (when) you break the connector end, you can replace it for $35, rather than the full $100.
The charger is on back-order currently, but new orders should ship in March.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs' meeting|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 6 charged in death of UConn student run over after party|
Six University of Connecticut students were charged Friday with alcohol-related offenses connected to the death of a student who was run over by a fire department vehicle after leaving a party last fall.
|Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Gigi Hadid takes the pussyhat to the runway at Milan Fashion Week|
Guess the pink yarn shortage is over: Missoni models—including Gigi Hadid—brought the now-iconic pussyhat to the runway Saturday at Milan Fashion Week. It wasn't just the models making a statement. Staffers and attendees also received hats of their own, making the whole program a wonderland of pink ears and solidarity. And, of course, a fair amount of selfie-taking. SEE ALSO: Activist heroically flies over barricade to seize Confederate flag Even the designer, Angela Missoni, kept hers on for post-show photo ops with guests. Image: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images Image: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images According to
, the hats weren't purely symbolic, either. A portion of the show's proceeds will be donated to the ACLU and the UN Refugee Agency—further proof that culture and politics aren't detangling anytime soon. This wasn't Hadid's first (politically-charged) rodeo, either: She and her sister Bella Hadid were spotted in January protesting Donald Trump's travel ban. They'll probably want to hang on to those hats for future protests. BONUS: Watch this aerogel insulated jacket withstand liquid nitrogen
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Nokia 3310 Returns With Some Modern Twists|
The new Nokia 3310 comes with a colored display, a camera and a modern version of "Snake."
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - In Puerto Rico, pensions' decline pits retirees against lenders|
The U.S. territory is doing all it can to present itself as a reliable place to invest, but resolving the pensions issue will require a careful balance. Benefit structures are widely seen as unsustainable, but draconian cuts to pensioners could deepen the population's reliance on government subsidies and compound rampant emigration. "Many of our retirees are already under the poverty line," Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello told Reuters in an interview this past week, saying any pension cuts would attempt to protect the poorest beneficiaries.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Bloody accident and rain mar joyful Rio carnival|
The truck, topped with one of the extravagant floats that symbolize the world's most famous carnival, was at the tail end of the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parade -- the first of six schools competing overnight. Brazilians living through two years of steep recession and nearly 13 percent unemployment have grasped this year's carnival as a chance to let off steam. In Rio especially, the thrill of hosting the Olympics six months ago has given way to the grim reality of rising crime and near bankruptcy of the state government.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Officials to stop California dam's outflow to clear debris|
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California water authorities will stop the outflow from the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working, officials said Sunday.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - France sends backup to Niger after 16 troops killed|
France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said. The decision, announced late Saturday, was taken following a request from President Mahamadou Issoufou after Wednesday's attack near the border with Mali. The deadly ambush, which took place in an area some 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Niamey, the capital, also wounded another 18 Niger troops, with the army blaming "terrorist elements".
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Chinese Manufacturer Introduces Huawei Watch 2 At MWC 2017|
Huawei Watch 2 with 4G, built-in speaker, Android Pay and Google Assistant revealed at MWC 2017.
|Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Philippine offensive continues amid threat to behead German|
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops will not get distracted by a threat from Abu Sayyaf militants to behead a German hostage if a ransom was not paid by Sunday and will press assaults to crush the brutal group, military officials said.