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Neon sea creatures light up ocean with vibrant colors

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:10

Incredible neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors – in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce, 39, took the images over several months after visiting both Nosy Sakatia in Madagascar and Mafia Island in Tanzania recently. He was thrilled to spot the biofluorescence creatures – which produce their own light – he managed to capture, including fireflies and glow worms. Simon, who is also a marine biologist, from New Plymouth, New Zealand, said: “I felt like I was in the film Avatar capturing these images. ...


How to save email downloaded to an iPhone or iPad via POP3 or a local iOS mail folder

Macworld - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:00

It’s easy to think that an iOS backup would include all the personal data stored on your iPhone or iPad. But Apple explains in a support page that some things aren’t copied off your phone, because they’re stored elsewhere. This includes “data stored in other cloud services, like Gmail and Exchange mail.”

What if you download messages from an email account to your iOS device and they’re deleted from the server? Those emails are gone for good when your iPhone or iPad is restored from backup or dies. Apple doesn’t mention this in the support note or elsewhere, even though it can affect people who store certain messages locally on their devices instead of synced with a mail server.

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Sony PSZ-RA4T Professional RAID review: Clever portable and rugged design, plus Thunderbolt and USB

Macworld - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:00

Designed with on-location video production in mind, Sony’s PSZ-RA4T Professional RAID is not the fastest RAID box we’ve tested, but it’s certainly fast enough. Made for travel, the PSZ-RA4T is thoroughly ruggedized and especially easy on the eye.

Add the ability of this dual-drive unit to function via Thunderbolt 2 or USB 3.1 on your cohort’s or client’s Windows machine as well as your Mac, and you’ve got a winner.

Design and features

The PSZ-RA4T has enough deft design flourishes that leave no doubt that folks that work with such products supplied more than a little input. Or there’s simply an especially brilliant and practical designer at Sony. Kudos to the company, whatever the scenario.

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Maria Butina: Alleged Russian spy files to change plea in US federal court

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:31

Maria Butina’s lawyers and federal prosecutors have filed a request for a court hearing so that the accused Russian agent can change her plea from not-guilty, a joint filing shows. The request shows that Ms Butina and her lawyers may have managed to negotiate such a plea deal with federal prosecutors, who have accused the former American University student of attempting to infiltrate Republican political circles during the 2016 election in order to advance Russian interests. The alleged Russian agent is being held in an Alexandria, Virginia jail following her indictment by a grand jury earlier this year.


Ecovacs Deebot 601 review: Mapping features are missed in this otherwise capable cleaner

Macworld - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:00
This budget robot vacuum has some good features, but navigation skills aren't among them.

Centralite 4-Series Smart Outlet review: This add-on outlet is a tiny treat

Macworld - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:00
Centralite's new smart outlet is an affordable, compact choice for ZigBee ecosystems.

2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:46

Two Roman Catholic nuns have admitted to embezzling $500,000 from a parochial


EU foreign ministers hope British parliament approves Brexit deal

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:10

European Union's foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday said they hoped the UK parliament would approve in a vote on Tuesday the bloc's Brexit deal negotiated by British Prime Minister Theresa May. A day before the vote in the House of Commons, Ireland's Simon Coveney said the tentative Brexit deal "is not going to change". Britain's Jeremy Hunt warned of "real risks" if the agreement is voted down.


Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn charged, served with fresh arrest warrant

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:01

Japanese prosecutors Monday formally charged Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct for under-reporting his salary and also served him a fresh warrant on separate allegations, meaning the tycoon will likely spend Christmas in a cell. It represents a stunning turnaround for the 64-year-old Franco-Lebanese-Brazilian executive, a once-revered colossus of the auto sector who won wide acclaim in Japan for saving car giant Nissan. In a move that sent shockwaves through the business world, the former Nissan chairman was arrested on November 19 on suspicion of under-declaring his income by some five billion yen ($44 million) between 2010 and 2015.


Former beauty queen sent nude pictures to 15-year-old student on Snapchat, police say

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 04:47

A former beauty pageant queen is facing up to 20 years in prison after allegedly sending nude photographs of herself to a 15-year-old boy. Ramsey Bearse, now a teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School outside Charleston, West Virginia, was arrested and charged with distribution or display of obscene matter to minors after allegedly sending the lewd images to the former student. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Ms Bearse sent the teenager at least four topless photos using multimedia messaging app Snapchat over a period of three months.


French Government Slams Trump: Stop Interfering And 'Leave Our Nation Be'

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 01:39

The French government has asked President Donald Trump to keep his nose out of


New Zealand leader apologies for death of British tourist

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:18

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made an emotional apology Monday to the family of a 22-year-old British tourist who police say was murdered.


James Comey: If Trump Weren't President He'd Be 'In Serious Jeopardy' Over Cohen

Top Stories - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 23:28

James Comey, the former director of the FBI, speculated Sunday that if


An '(Unintentional) Grinch' Tried To Ban Christmas From The Classroom

Top Stories - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:37

An elementary school principal from Omaha, Nebraska has been placed on


Why Israel Confronted Hezbollah’s Tunnel Threat

Top Stories - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:35

The impact of Israel’s operation will have wider regional implications.


Would Taiwan Fight China Without U.S. Support?

Top Stories - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:32

It is in the interests of the United States to send reassuring signals to the public in Taiwan about the U.S. determination to assist and defend Taiwan.


Indian tycoon Mallya to find out extradition fate

Top Stories - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:18

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court on Monday to find out whether he will be extradited to his homeland, where he is accused of fraud. Mallya, chairman of the UB Group drinks conglomerate and chief executive of the Force India Formula One team, will discover his fate at Westminster Magistrates' Court. The loans from the state-owned IDBI bank were intended to bail out his failed carrier Kingfisher Airlines.


Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $3.7 bn

Top Stories - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 20:08

Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he would reverse shrinking investment in the state oil company by pouring $3.7 billion into Pemex in 2019, in a bid to boost crude and refined products' output. "We are going to increase investment in Pemex by 75 billion pesos from what was authorized for 2018," the leftist president said in a speech in his home state of Tabasco. The state oil giant has seen a drop in its production since 2004, when it extracted some 3.4 million barrels per day.


Meng Wanzhou: US ambassador told to 'immediately correct' arrest of Huawei CFO as diplomatic row deepens

Top Stories - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 18:39

China has summoned the US ambassador to Beijing to demand Washington cancel an arrest warrant for a senior executive of telecoms giant Huawei. The arrest of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on 1 December has threatened to reignite a trade war between the two powers. Officials reportedly told Ambassador Terry Branstad the detention was “extremely egregious” and said the US must “immediately correct its wrong actions”.


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