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Motiv Ring review: a stylish fitness tracker wrapped around your finger

Macworld - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:00

The Motiv Ring is a stylish fitness tracker that shrinks down the guts of a traditional wearable to fit in a ring. The Motiv Ring blends into your wardrobe better than anything Fitbit has offered to date, but it’s a new device that’s severely lacking in app and community features—an area of strength of Fitbit.

In this review I’ll go over the Motiv Rings’ features and see how it stacks up versus the Fitbit Alta HR, a Huawei Honor Band 3, and a Fossil Q Founder smartwatch.

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Razer Core X review: An inexpensive eGPU that turns your MacBook Pro into an iMac

Macworld - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:00

Were I pressed to name a brand that pairs well with Apple products, Razer would be one of the last names to pass my lips. Its designs—which tend to favor mutagen-green lines snaking though sturdy plates of black metal and plastic—look better suited to the Borg than to the drawing board of Jony Ive. It’s a favored brand of the kind of gamers who lurk in the PC Master Race subreddit and make acidic quips about Apple, and for that matter, it caters to folks in love with resource-demanding PC games that often never get ported to the Mac.

And yet, for all that, the new Core X external graphics processing unit finds Apple and Razer as strangely accommodating bedfellows. In fact, after spending some time with it over the past few days, I feel comfortable in saying it’s even a better enclosure than the Sonnet Breakaway Boxes that Apple itself recommends.

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Naim Audio Uniti Atom review: This is a magnificent music streamer

Macworld - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:00
Exquisite design plus impeccable craftsmanship on the Naim Audio Unit Atom equal sonic bliss.

iOS 12: Geeky features iOS needs

Macworld - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:00

If June is for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), then May is for stories speculating about what will be announced at WWDC. My favorite genre of these stories is the iOS feature wish list, which Macworld has been publishing since... well, since before it was even called iOS.

Yes, this is going to be one of those stories, but with a twist. Rather than providing feature requests of the crowd-pleasing variety, instead I’m going to advocate for some nerdy features that won’t be used by more than a fraction of iPhone and iPad users. Despite that, they’re still important—at least to me.

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Pakistan buries teen killed in Texas school shooting

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:41

Hundreds mourned a Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last week during her burial in Karachi Wednesday. Sabika Sheikh was among the 10 people gunned down at a high school in Santa Fe last Friday when a heavily armed student opened fire on classmates. Relatives sobbed and hugged as Sheikh's remains arrived at her family home in a casket draped with a Pakistani flag.


Disney Reveals Opening Seasons For 'Star Wars' Theme Park Lands

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:49

Disney's "Star Wars"-themed lands at its California and Florida resorts now


Iran calls U.S. leaders cruel and disloyal, says armed forces 'prepared'

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:39

A senior Iranian military official branded U.S. leaders disloyal and cruel on Wednesday and told parliament Tehran would not bow to Washington's pressure to limit its military activities. "Iranian armed forces are now, thanks to God, more prepared than ever and will not wait for the permission or approval of any power to develop defense capabilities," Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA. The statement came two days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington would impose "the strongest sanctions in history" if Tehran did not curb its regional influence and limit its missile program.


Scientists 'Hunting' for the Loch Ness Monster Will Test the Lake's DNA

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:08

"It's unlikely there is a monster, but I want to test that hypothesis," said University of Otago professor Neil Gemmell


Six Americans injured in Honduras plane crash

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:48

At least six Americans were injured Tuesday when a plane crashed while landing at the Honduran capital's international airport and split in two. The commercial jet from Austin, Texas left the runway and veered into a ditch, Carlos Cordero, deputy head of Honduras's disaster relief agency Copeco told local media. Firefighters arrived at Toncontin airport in Tegucigalpa and used foam to extinguish flames coming from the wreckage.


Dave Grohl Wants To Apologize To The World For ‘Massive Jerk’ Trump

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:42

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl didn't hold back when asked about President


Judge orders law firm of Stormy Daniels' lawyer to pay $10M

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:33

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ordered a law firm linked to Stormy Daniels' attorney to pay $10 million on Tuesday to a lawyer who claimed that the firm had misstated its profits and that he was owed millions.


Up Close and Personal with the Hawaii Volcano Spewing Lava

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:00

ABC News' Matt Gutman is in Hawaii, where Kilauea, the volcano that began erupting almost three weeks ago, exploded again Monday evening.


GOP Candidate Who Pointed Gun At Teenager Advances To Georgia Governor Primary Runoff

Top Stories - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:38

A Republican candidate who pointed a gun at a teenager in a campaign ad has


The Latest: Ex-sheriff breaks barriers in Texas runoff win

Top Stories - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:08

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local):


Primaries in Southern states shed light on midterms

Top Stories - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:56

ABC News breaks down the night's primary races in Texas, Georgia, Kentucky and Arkansas.


A High School Teacher Beat the House Majority Leader in Kentucky's Republican Primary

Top Stories - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 21:46

Travis Brenda's win follows a wave of education protests by teachers calling for increased pay and other benefits


Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption

Top Stories - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:48

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times. Lava edged towards a geothermal power plant on Tuesday after destroying an old warehouse near the facility, County of Hawaii Civil Defense said.


Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

Top Stories - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:32

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal case transcripts of a woman who accused Gov. Eric Greitens of sexual misconduct and asserted that his attorney suggested she should deny it.


ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since January

Top Stories - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:04

The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to end the monthslong detention


Driver in Deadly NJ Bus Crash Has History of Speeding, License Suspensions

Top Stories - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:44

New details emerged Tuesday about the driver of a school on a field trip collided with a dump truck in New Jersey last week, killing a 10-year-old girl and a teacher.


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