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Stephen Curry says he doesn't believe man landed on the moon

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:37

NASA to Stephen Curry: Come on over, and let's talk.


Gunman on the run after killing 4 at Strasbourg Christmas market

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:29

A gunman killed four people and injured around a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday before fleeing the scene, authorities said. Soldiers patrolling the area as part of regular anti-terror operations exchanged fire with the suspect and injured him, but could not stop him escaping, police sources said. Mayor Roland Ries told AFP that four people had been killed and three or four of the injured were in critical condition.


Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:23

"Pepper spray and CS gas are authorized to address assaultive behavior," Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.


Canadian court grants bail to CFO of China's Huawei

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:43

A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail on Tuesday while she awaits a hearing for extradition to the U.S.


Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:18

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who poached three moose and left most of the meat to rot has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined more than $100,000.


Epic Games removes 'Infinity Blade,' location tracking in apps, and best Apple holiday gifts

Macworld - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:22
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For this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we'll be discussing Epic Games' removal of the Infinity Blade series from the App Store and what it says about app maintenance and game preservation. We'll also be discussing The New York Times' report on how apps constantly track your location data, even when using an otherwise secure device like an iPhone. We'll then close by discussing the best Apple products to give as holiday gifts.

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At least two dead, 11 wounded in French Christmas market shooting

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:04

A lone gunman shot dead at least two people and wounded 11 others near a Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg before fleeing, police said.


Incoming congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez reveals Jewish ancestry at New York Hanukkah event

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:43

"A long time ago, many generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews," Ocasio-Cortez said.


China's Car-Tariff Gesture Stirs Hope of a More Lasting Truce

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:34

Shares of U.S. automakers surged Tuesday after Bloomberg News reported that China’s Cabinet will review a proposal to cut tariffs on U.S. cars to 15 percent from 40 percent, bringing the U.S. in line with what other countries pay, according to people familiar with the matter. President Donald Trump tweeted that “very productive conversations” are taking place with the Chinese, predicting “important announcements” to come. China intends to resume purchases of American soybeans soon, with officials considering buying between 5 million and 8 million tons, according to government officials.China’s plans on cars and soybeans would only reverse moves it made in retaliation against U.S. tariffs, rather than removing barriers that existed before the trade war.Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke by phone Tuesday morning Beijing time, exchanging views on the road map for negotiations.


Former Canadian diplomat detained in China: sources

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:02

Michael Kovrig's detention comes after police in Canada arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] on Dec. 1 at the request of U.S. authorities, a move that has infuriated Beijing. It was not immediately clear if the cases were related, but the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver has stoked fears of reprisals against the foreign business community in China. "International Crisis Group is aware of reports that its North East Asia Senior Adviser, Michael Kovrig, has been detained in China," the think-tank said in a statement.


This time for sure: Apple said to be behind again

Macworld - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:00

Apple is missing out yet again and it’s nothing at all like the other times Apple was supposedly missing out but that didn’t actually end up amounting to anything. Unless we’re talking about network speeds.

What?

Oh. The Macalope is being informed that, yes, we’re talking about network speeds.

Gordon Kelly proudly declares that originality has no place at the Forbes contributor network and Institute for the Advancement of Understanding Why There Are So Many Spider Eggs In Your Hair.

“Apple's New iPhones Have An Expensive Nasty Surprise.” (Tip o' the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)

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Modi's Terrible 24 Hours Boosts India Opponents Before 2019 Vote

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:01

First came the abrupt resignation on Monday night of Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, which sent stock, bond and currency markets tumbling when they reopened on Tuesday. Then Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party faced defeat in three key states that he carried in his 2014 national victory, in what amounts to his biggest political setback since taking office. “The results reveal the declining political stock of Narendra Modi going into the national elections,” said Katharine Adeney, director of University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute.


5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:00

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor.


Krispy Kreme celebrates 'Day of Dozens' Wednesday with sweet $1 deal

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:43

Take advantage of Krispy Kreme's "Day of the Dozens" deal Wednesday to be the office champion. Get a dozen doughnuts for $1 with purchase of a dozen.


The Story Behind TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year Covers

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:42

Photographer Moises Saman traveled over 30,000 miles in just 17 days to make these photographs.


How’s your iPhone battery health? Use the Battery settings to find out

Macworld - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:00

After Apple received a spate of bad publicity about how it chose to throttle older iPhones with degraded batteries, it apologized and offered a battery replacement program for many phones at reduced cost. But it also pledged to improve how it disclosed to users the state of their battery.

It’s a little hidden, as you have to launch Settings and then tap Battery to see monitoring details. Tap Battery Health, and you see two important stats.

Maximum Capacity measures the peak charge that the battery can hold. (Mine is currently 91 percent after about 14 months of solid use.) It’s normal for this to decline slowly over a period of time, and decline faster the more frequently you run through a charge on your phone.

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Conservative Columnist Thinks 1 Word In Cohen Memo May Seal Donald Trump’s Fate

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 06:31

One seven-letter word ― "synergy" ― may prove critical in proving the


iDevices Outdoor Switch review: A premium smart outlet you can use in the yard

Macworld - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 06:00
This HomeKit-compatible smart outlet is protected from the weather, so you can extend the perimeter of your smart home into in wet and damp locations such as your patio and porch.

Adobe Premiere Rush CC review: Consumer video editor makes fast work of creation and sharing

Macworld - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 06:00

Premiere Rush CC, a brand new video app from Adobe, emphasizes speed in the creation and sharing of online video targeted to the social media crowd.

Unlike Premiere Pro, Premier Elements, and Premiere Clip (Adobe’s other desktop and mobile video apps), Rush operates across devices with nearly identical desktop and mobile versions that can save all footage in the cloud. Your movie is accessible anytime, anywhere via an auto sync feature that you can enable if you choose, or you can save your video locally. Rush, powered partly by Adobe’s Sensei artificial intelligence framework, is compatible with the latest version of Premiere Pro.

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Outrage over a controversial plea deal for a former ex-fraternity president

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 04:02

The former Baylor fraternity president was accused of rape and will not face jail time or be forced to register as a sex offender. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.


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