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Trump lashes out after judge bats down another immigration order

Trump lashes out after judge bats down another immigration orderPresident Trump lashed out early Wednesday after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against his "sanctuary cities" executive oder. Trump said he'd take it to the Supreme Court.



04/26/2017 - 07:26 AM

 

Limbaugh Slams Trump for 'caving' On Border Wall

Limbaugh Slams Trump for 'caving' On Border WallRush Limbaugh and his listeners are worried that President Trump is losing his chance to build the promised border wall. Lawrence O'Donnell explains why this isn't the first time Trump has lost this fight.



04/25/2017 - 03:02 PM

 

White House Claims No Documents On Flynn

White House Claims No Documents On FlynnMaddow reports on a bizarre impasse between the House Oversight Committee and the Trump White House when a request for paperwork on the security clearance of disgraced former Trump NSA was met with the claim that such paperwork could not be produced



04/25/2017 - 02:27 PM

 

The Latest: Police say woman in pit had reported harassment

The Latest: Police say woman in pit had reported harassmentBLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a woman found in a pit in her neighbor's shed (all times local):



04/26/2017 - 05:10 PM

 

US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunity

US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunityThe US Supreme Court took a narrow view Tuesday on the immunity from lawsuits enjoyed by Native American tribes, which are treated in some respects like sovereign states that cannot be sued in American courts. In a case involving a limousine driver who rear-ended a car on a Connecticut freeway, the highest court in the land ruled unanimously that tribal employees do not always have immunity when involved in incidents that take place far from reservations. The justices revived a civil lawsuit filed by the injured occupants of the car in state court, overturning the Connecticut Supreme Court's decision to dismiss the case because the driver worked for the Mohegan Tribe, which runs a casino in the state.



04/25/2017 - 01:28 PM

 

Dragged United passenger 'aggressive', officers say

Dragged United passenger 'aggressive', officers sayNewly released reports from security officers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport paint an unflattering picture of the man dragged from a United Airlines flight, setting off a worldwide uproar. The documents, requested by US media outlets which reported on their contents Tuesday, say passenger David Dao was "aggressive," and that one of the three officers attempting to remove him from his seat on United Flight 3411 had lost his grip when Dao flailed his arms, causing the 69-year-old to fall and injure himself. The reports also for the first time identified the three Chicago Department of Aviation officers on the plane, one of whom wrote that they had used "minimal but necessary force" to remove Dao from the packed flight to Louisville, Kentucky.



04/25/2017 - 02:34 PM

 

How One Woman Shed 137 Lbs. With Strength Training and Simple Diet Changes

How One Woman Shed 137 Lbs. With Strength Training and Simple Diet ChangesThis is how Ashley Javar lost 137 pounds, one small step at a time.



04/25/2017 - 02:00 PM

 

Israel seeks U.S. backing to avert permanent Iran foothold in Syria

Israel seeks U.S. backing to avert permanent Iran foothold in SyriaBy Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel is seeking an "understanding" with the Trump administration that Iran must not be allowed to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria, Israel's intelligence minister told Reuters on Wednesday. In an interview, visiting Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said he was also using his meetings with White House officials and key lawmakers to press for further U.S. sanctions on Iran and the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which is supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.



04/26/2017 - 05:23 PM

 

Police Confirm Active Shooter In Washington Middle School

Police Confirm Active Shooter In Washington Middle SchoolPolice were responding to Hawkins Middle School in Mason County following reports of an active shooter.



04/26/2017 - 02:48 PM

 

Tucker Carlson and Caitlyn Jenner debate Trump and transgender rights

Tucker Carlson and Caitlyn Jenner debate Trump and transgender rightsThe conservative Fox News host made his debut in the slot formerly occupied by Bill O'Reilly with a discussion about the president's approach to LGBT issues.



04/25/2017 - 11:40 AM

 

Army veteran and boyfriend ‘film themselves tying service dog to tree and shooting it five times’

Army veteran and boyfriend ‘film themselves tying service dog to tree and shooting it five times’An army veteran and her boyfriend have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video of the pair emerged apparently showing them tying a service dog to a tree and shooting it five times. Marinna Rollins, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in North Carolina. ​Rollins and Heng apparently filmed themselves as they tied up a pitbull named Camboui in a wooded area in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and allegedly shot it at close range five times with a rifle.



04/26/2017 - 08:02 AM

 

North Korea Threatens to Sink a U.S. Carrier. Could They?

North Korea Threatens to Sink a U.S. Carrier. Could They?They probably couldn't even find it.



04/25/2017 - 11:56 AM

 

Campus free speech battle erupts in Berkeley

Campus free speech battle erupts in BerkeleyABC's Maggie Rulli reports on Ann Coulter and UC Berkeley engaging in the latest battle over free speech on U.S. college campuses.



04/27/2017 - 04:54 AM

 

AP Photos: Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring visitors

AP Photos: Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring visitorsPRIPYAT, Ukraine (AP) — A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world's most baleful ghost towns.



04/26/2017 - 11:26 AM

 

These airlines, hotels and websites received the highest customer approval ratings

These airlines, hotels and websites received the highest  customer approval ratingsJetBlue, Priceline and Hilton are the most loved travel brands according to a new customer satisfaction report. 



04/26/2017 - 06:22 AM

 

Police Use Data Found on Slain Woman's Fitbit in Murder Case Against Husband

Police Use Data Found on Slain Woman's Fitbit in Murder Case Against HusbandConnie Dabate, 39, was found shot to death in the Ellington home she shared with her two children and husband, Richard Dabate, on December 23, 2015.



04/25/2017 - 02:19 PM

 

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airportSyria accused Israel of triggering a huge explosion near Damascus airport on Thursday by firing several missiles at a military position. Israel has carried out multiple air strikes in Syria since the country's civil war erupted in 2011, most of which it has said targeted arms convoys or warehouses of its Lebanese arch-foe Hezbollah, which is a close ally of the Syrian regime. In line with its usual practice, Israel's military declined to comment on the latest blast.



04/27/2017 - 06:29 AM

 

Battling ISIS in Hatra, Iraq, and more: April 26 in photos

Battling ISIS in Hatra, Iraq, and more: April 26 in photosIraqi paramilitary troops fire toward Islamic State militants during a battle on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra, near Mosul, Iraq; the robes of Pope Francis are blown over his head by a gust of wind as he delivers his homily during the weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City; and demonstrators in Minsk, Belarus, mark the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.



04/26/2017 - 04:09 PM

 

Officer says 'minimal but necessary force' used on United passenger

Officer says 'minimal but necessary force' used on United passengerOne of the police officers who forcibly removed a passenger from a United Airlines flight said "minimal but necessary force" was used in the incident that became a public relations disaster for the carrier, according to a report released by the city. Video recorded by other passengers showed David Dao, a 69-year-old doctor, being dragged down the aisle with blood on his face after refusing to give up his seat on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky on April 9. Dao suffered a concussion and a broken nose, lost two front teeth and is likely to sue the airline, according to his lawyer, Thomas Demetrio.



04/25/2017 - 01:08 PM

 

Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein on Trump-Russia investigation: 'Oh my god, there's a cover-up going on'

Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein on Trump-Russia investigation: 'Oh my god, there's a cover-up going on'Famed Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein says that the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn could end up revealing a “cover-up” of alleged connections between President Donald Trump's team and Russia. “There, he is central to what the FBI believes is a cover-up going on among people close to the president of the United States about what happened with the Trump campaign and Russia,” Mr Bernstein, who is now a CNN commentator, said.



04/26/2017 - 04:21 PM

 

Call the state department's ad for Mar-a-Lago what it is: a plea for corruption | Ross Barkan

Call the state department's ad for Mar-a-Lago what it is: a plea for corruption | Ross BarkanThe state department touted the virtues of the US president’s private members club. No sitting president in American history has been so engrossed with personal profit as Donald Trump. Moving into the White House has not altered his lifelong obsession with making money.



04/25/2017 - 11:44 AM

 

Ann Coulter cancels her speech at Berkeley amid safety dispute

Ann Coulter cancels her speech at Berkeley amid safety dispute"There will be no speech," Coulter wrote in an email to Reuters on Wednesday in which she also criticized two conservative groups who had originally sponsored the event, saying they were no longer supporting her. Coulter, one of the best-known conservative commentators in the United States, had been scheduled to give a speech critical of pro-immigration policies on Thursday. Last week, Berkeley officials said there was no safe venue at the campus on that date.



04/26/2017 - 01:44 PM

 

The Latest: Father of missing California boy, 5, released

The Latest: Father of missing California boy, 5, releasedLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old boy in Southern California (all times local):



04/25/2017 - 08:02 PM

 

Defying crackdown, Venezuelans stage new march

Defying crackdown, Venezuelans stage new marchVenezuelan protesters planned a new march Wednesday against President Nicolas Maduro, defying his government despite the deaths of more than 25 people in an increasingly violent political crisis. Twenty-six people have died so far this month in violence around the protests, including four minors, according to Attorney General Luisa Ortega. Maduro put the figure at 29 deaths in a speech Tuesday evening, without giving details.



04/25/2017 - 09:42 PM

 

How badly do you want this stunning iPhone 8 to be real?

How badly do you want this stunning iPhone 8 to be real?

The iPhone 8 is arguably the most highly anticipated iPhone release we've seen in quite some time. Sure, everyone was excited about Apple finally introducing larger-screened iPhone models, first with the iPhone 5 and later with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but the amount of hype surrounding the iPhone 8 seems to be at a whole another level. And with good cause, the iPhone 8 promises to deliver a radical overhaul to the entire user experience, both in hardware and in software. In addition to an edgeless OLED display, there have also been strong rumblings from the rumor mill suggesting that the iPhone 8 will introduce advanced augmented reality features.

Earlier this week, photos of an alleged "dummy" iPhone 8 model surfaced online, perhaps giving us our best look yet at what Apple's next-gen iPhone will actually look like. Following up on that, the folks over at ConceptsiPhone recently put together a brand new iPhone 8 concept video which provide us with an all-encompassing three-dimensional view of Apple's 2017 flagship iPhone.

Now to be fair, some aspects of the video don't quite align with some of the rumors we've seen floating around. For example, the video depicts a white ceramic iPhone 8, a device that likely isn't on Apple's roadmap this year, if ever. Further, the video depicts an iPhone with speakers on every corner of the device, yet another design that will likely never see the light of day. Thirdly, the camera module in the video is positioned horizontally, a design seemingly at odds with a plethora of schematic leaks we've seen over the past few weeks. Nonetheless, with the iPhone 8 release still months away, it's still intriguing to take a look at iPhone 8 concept videos featuring forward-thinking designs, even if they're not actually on the horizon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y66_1U-ulro

Most impressively, the video above gives us a more immersive look at how an edgeless OLED display might impact the user experience. Our only gripe, however minor, is that many concept videos only give us a taste of what the iOS homescreen might look like as opposed to showing us how popular apps might take advantage of an edge to edge display. One thing we hope the video gets right, though, is an embedded Touch ID sensor in the display itself, a design Apple is reportedly struggling with.

If you're intrigued by the seemingly never-ending world of iPhone 8 concept videos, the one below from Macitynet is well worth checking out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipwsXQ8Zwl0



04/26/2017 - 09:18 AM

 

8 Popular Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

8 Popular Part-Time Jobs for RetireesMany people continue to work after age 65, but they often prefer a part-time role. Some retirees work in low-wage jobs, likely because they need the money or appreciate some other aspect of the job, such as schedule flexibility. Here are the eight most commonly held jobs among people age 65 and older, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.



04/25/2017 - 01:01 PM

 

Ukraine feels the heat over Trump’s links to Russia

Ukraine feels the heat over Trump’s links to RussiaThe death of an American member of an international monitoring team in eastern Ukraine in a landmine blast, which also injured a Czech colleague, is the latest act of lethal violence putting enormous stress on the country’s fragile ceasefire. The response of the US State Department has, so far, been restrained, praising the courage of the monitors, expressing “shock and sadness”, and urging Russia to use its influence with the eastern separatists to allow a “full, transparent and timely investigation” to take place. Every move by the US in Ukraine is being watched anxiously by the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko.



04/26/2017 - 11:00 AM

 

Hezbollah's defiant signal to Israel, Lebanon, and the UN

Hezbollah's defiant signal to Israel, Lebanon, and the UNThe stated objective of the Hezbollah-coordinated press tour of southern Lebanon was to see new Israeli defensive installations on the border – indications, according to the powerful Shiite Lebanese militia, of Israeli fears of Hezbollah’s growing military might. The unprecedented spectacle appeared to be a deliberate and calculated breach of a UN Security Council resolution that bans non-state forces from bearing arms in southern Lebanon, and it illustrated the unmatched sway Hezbollah wields, and the impunity it enjoys throughout the country. Recommended: Hezbollah 101: Who is the militant group, and what does it want?



04/25/2017 - 04:26 PM

 

Arkansas plans fourth execution in about a week

Arkansas plans fourth execution in about a week(Reuters) - Arkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again. Arkansas, which had not held an execution in 12 years until this month, has put three inmates to death since April 20. It plans to execute Kenneth Williams, 38, by lethal injection at 7 p.m. CDT at its death chamber in its Cummins Unit prison.



04/27/2017 - 06:03 AM

 

US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile

US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missileVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force.



04/26/2017 - 05:24 PM

 

Forget the AirPods: These Wireless Earbuds Are Now $24

Forget the AirPods: These Wireless Earbuds Are Now $24The AirPods are Apple's first foray into the wireless headphones industry offering a no-fuss, near-instantaneous way to wirelessly connect to your iOS device. However, at $159, they're far from cheap and their cable-free design makes them easy to misplace.



04/26/2017 - 08:00 PM

 

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting ArcticGlobal warming has pushed the Arctic into a new state unprecedented in human history, with thinning and retreating sea ice, skyrocketing air and sea temperatures, melting permafrost, and glaciers that are shedding ice at increasing rates.  All of these impacts and more may seem remote at first — after all, few of us live in Nunavut — but if you're a coastal resident anywhere in the world, from New York City to Dhaka, Bangladesh, what happens in the Arctic will affect you during the next several decades and beyond, primarily through sea level rise.  SEE ALSO: Trump White House reveals it's 'not familiar' with well-studied costs of global warming The economic effects of all Arctic warming impacts may be enough to dent the gross domestic product of some countries, with cost estimates ranging from $7 trillion to $90 trillion by the end of this century. These are the conclusions of a new, comprehensive assessment of the Arctic climate by a division of the Arctic Council — a cooperative, governing body that helps oversee development in the Far North.  Sea ice (TOP) meets land as seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft above Greenland.Image: Mario Tama/Getty ImagesThe scientific report, released on Tuesday, is known as Snow, Water, Ice, and Permafrost in the Arctic, or SWIPA. About 90 scientists helped produce the report, while more than two-dozen experts peer-reviewed the results.  The document contains two key findings that anyone concerned about the future of not just the Arctic, but the entire globe, should take note of.  The first is that the Arctic Ocean could be free of summer sea ice starting as early as the late 2030s, which is earlier than other estimates have shown. The second is that rapid Arctic warming is driving greater melting of land ice in the region, which led scientists to conclude that consensus projections of global sea level rise made in 2013 are too conservative. Compared to the previous SWIPA report, which was produced in 2011, the new assessment paints a far more dire picture of an Arctic climate in overdrive.  It also offers hope that action can be taken now to slow down and eventually stabilize Arctic warming after about the year 2050. But time is running out. Even with rapid action to curb global warming pollutants like carbon dioxide and methane, the Arctic most of us grew up with — featuring thick sea ice making the region virtually impenetrable year-round — is gone, and is not likely to return anytime in the next century.  Sea ice thickness trends, showing the thinning trend in recent years.Image: zack labe"... The Arctic of today is different in many respects from the Arctic of the past century, or even the Arctic of 20 years ago," the report states. "Many of the changes underway are due to a simple fact: Ice, snow, and frozen ground — the components of the Arctic cryosphere — are sensitive to heat."  Based on computer model projections, the report states that average fall and winter temperatures in the Arctic will increase up to 5 degrees Celsius, or 9 degrees Fahrenheit, above late 20th century values by the middle of the century, even if relatively stringent greenhouse gas emissions cuts are made.  Such temperature thresholds are already being reached in some months, with January 2016 recording a temperature anomaly of 9 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1981-2010 average for the region, with even higher anomalies seen during October through February of the same year.  This past winter was the warmest on record for the Arctic, and for the third straight year, Arctic sea ice peaked at a record low level during the winter. This has left sea ice in a precariously thin and sparse state as the upcoming melt season nears.  The report contains valuable findings on what would happen to Arctic climate change if the world were to come close to meeting the goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement. That treaty, which went into force in November 2016, aims to keep global warming to well under 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, above preindustrial levels through the year 2100.  It's unclear whether the agreement's goals are still feasible, considering that the U.S. — the world's second-largest emitter — is considering pulling out of it altogether, and other nations have yet to offer plans to cut their emissions in line with the temperature target.  A "drunken forest" in Fairbanks Alaska where trees are collapsing into the ground due to permafrost melt.Image: Warming Images/REX/ShutterstockMeeting the Paris targets would help slow the pace and reduce the severity of Arctic warming, but it "would not stabilize the loss of Arctic glaciers, ice sheets, and ice caps," the report states.  "The recent SWIPA assessment tells that the changes in the Arctic are bound to continue at the current rate until mid-century," said Morten Skovgaard Olsen, who chaired the new report, in an email.  "But it also tells that immediate and ambitious green-house gas reductions will slow the speed of changes beyond mid-century and even stabilize change beyond mid century, preventing major further impacts associated with the Arctic melt .” Any carbon pollution cuts made now will have the most significant influence on what the Arctic will look like after about 2050, the report's authors said at a press conference Tuesday in Virginia.  “The changes are cumulative, and so what we do in the next 5 years is really important on slowing down the changes that will happen in the next 30 or 40 years," said James Overland, a climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  "The emphasis on action and immediacy is one of the main findings” from the report, he said.  NASA project scientist Nathan Kurtz surveys an iceberg locked in sea ice near Pituffik, Greenland.Image: mario tama/Getty ImagesForeign ministers from the eight Arctic nations will meet in Fairbanks, Alaska on May 11 to discuss these findings and other issues pertaining to the region. Some discussion on the Paris agreement may take place, particularly along the sidelines of the talks. According to the SWIPA report, meltwater from Arctic glaciers has contributed 35 percent of current sea level rise, with the greatest contribution coming from Greenland.  The planet's largest island lost an average of 375 gigatons of ice per year. This is equivalent to losing a block of ice measuring 4.6 miles on all sides, from 2011 to 2014 alone. It amounts to twice the melt rate from 2003 to 2008. In addition, thawing permafrost is harming infrastructure from Alaska to Siberia, with landslides and mysterious craters swallowing parts of the Russian Arctic.  In Alaska, the report found that wildfires in taiga forests are worse now than at any time in the past 10,000 years, due to hotter, drier summers and earlier spring snowmelt. WATCH: Stunning drone footage captures rare video of blue whales feeding



04/25/2017 - 05:39 PM

 

President Le Pen? Just '10 little points'

President Le Pen? Just '10 little points'Could France's Marine Le Pen become president? "We can win and I'm going to say it better: we're going to win," a confident-sounding Le Pen told France 2 television on Monday evening. The anti-immigration leader failed to clinch the top spot in the first round of France's presidential election on Sunday, coming second on 21.30 percent behind pro-Europe centrist Emmanuel Macron on 24.01.



04/25/2017 - 01:06 PM

 

After two weeks with the Galaxy S8, I still think the iPhone 7 Plus is the world’s best phone

After two weeks with the Galaxy S8, I still think the iPhone 7 Plus is the world’s best phone

It's funny how months of leaks and rumors can paint what appears to be a complete picture of an upcoming smartphone. But then, once the device is finally announced, a different picture forms. All of the components and details that leak never quite seem to accurately portray the finished product, and this was exactly the case with Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Months of leaks and rumors left precious few surprises when Samsung finally unveiled its new flagship phones last month, yet we were all still completely blown away.

If you've read my in-depth Galaxy S8 review, then you know just how impressed I am with these new phones. And if you bought one yourself over the weekend, you've now experienced firsthand what the future of smartphone design feels like. But as incredible as Samsung's new design is, and as impressive as its hardware has become, I still can't call the Galaxy S8 the world's best smartphone.

As I explained in my review, the Galaxy S8 is vastly superior to Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in terms of hardware design. Vastly. Samsung's curved edges on the front and back combined with incredibly narrow bezels result in a design that really looks and feels like the future of smartphones. As I also explained in a separate article, going back to my iPhone 7 Plus after using the Galaxy S8 feels like going back to an old tube TV after having used a flat-screen TV.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 looks better than the iPhone. It feels better than the iPhone. The display is much, much better than the screens on Apple's iPhones. But overall, it's still not the better device.

Now, I'm not suggesting that the Galaxy S8's beauty is only skin deep. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are by far the smoothest and most powerful Android phones the world has ever seen. What's more, Samsung's latest version of TouchWiz (now called Samsung Experience) is its best yet, and Samsung's own Android apps have improved as well on Android 7.0 Nougat. But still, Nougat is no iOS and the Galaxy S8 is no iPhone.

Now that I've been using the Galaxy S8+ for nearly two weeks, I can safely say Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is still the best smartphone on the planet. While the Galaxy S8+ beats (nay, destroys) the iPhone 7 Plus where design and display quality are concerned, the phone's meaningful advantages end there, for the most part.

Here are five key areas where the iPhone 7 Plus still has the edge:

  1. Software is important, and iOS is still better and smoother than Android. Even with Samsung's new and improved Samsung Experience, the iPhone still has a clear advantage. Samsung Connect is also a nice start, but Apple's Continuity features are miles ahead of Samsung in terms of carrying the user experience across devices and platforms. Some might argue that software is the most important thing on a smartphone, and Apple has a huge edge here.
  2. Apps are important, and iOS apps are still better and smoother than Android apps. Perhaps it's Google's loose third-party developer guidelines, or perhaps the company's developer tools aren't on par with Apple's. Whatever the case, the Android app experience remains terribly inconsistent, and iOS versions of apps are always more refined and simpler, even when the same app is available on both platforms.
  3. Performance is important, and the iPhone 7 Plus still outperforms the Galaxy S8+. Take one look at this real-world performance test and you'll see that Android still can't keep up with iOS, even when it's being propelled by next-generation processors like the Snapdragon 835.
  4. Battery life is important, and there's still nothing else out there that can touch the iPhone 7 Plus. I wasn't able to get a good feel for the Galaxy S8+'s battery life for my review since Samsung sent my review unit late, but I've now spent more time with the phone. It'll carry most people through a full day, but Apple's phablet outlasts the S8+ by a healthy margin.
  5. Customer care is important, and there isn't a consumer electronics company in the world that can even approach Apple in this key area. The company continues to invest heavily in after-sales service, and that investment will always pay off big time. Samsung has gotten better and its on-device customer service feature is a nice addition, but it's still nothing like dealing with Apple support.

Many people are tied to Android and Google's ecosystem, which is perfectly fine. For these people, the Galaxy S8 is as good as it gets. Google's services are the best in the world, and they're free. While most Google products are available on iOS these days, they'll never be as deeply integrated on the iPhone as they are on Android phones. But if you want the best overall user experience from top to bottom, there's only one place to turn. Samsung's Galaxy S8 is impressive, but the reigning king hasn't yet been dethroned.



04/26/2017 - 10:08 AM

 

Brother Dresses Up as Prince Charming in Adorable Photo Shoot With Little Sister, 5, as Snow White

Brother Dresses Up as Prince Charming in Adorable Photo Shoot With Little Sister, 5, as Snow WhiteHe wanted to surprise his little sister.



04/26/2017 - 12:04 PM

 

Donald Trump administration loses trade battle over tuna as WTO lets Mexico hit US with sanctions

Donald Trump administration loses trade battle over tuna as WTO lets Mexico hit US with sanctionsThe US has just lost a major trade battle with Mexico and it revolved around tuna. On Tuesday, the World Trade Organisation ruled that Mexico is allowed to impose $163m (£127m) a year in sanctions against the US on trade in tuna, ending a years-long dispute. The clash, which dates back to 2008, centred on the US insisting that any Mexican tuna sold in the US must have a ‘dolphin safe’ guarantee, meaning that no dolphins were killed by fishermen catching the tuna.



04/26/2017 - 05:17 AM

 

'Talking Cars' Dishes on Mazda CX-5, Jeep Compass, and Honda Clarity FCV

'Talking Cars' Dishes on Mazda CX-5, Jeep Compass, and Honda Clarity FCVFew vehicles have elicited as much interest from our viewers and readers as the redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5 small SUV. This Mazda stands out in a category filled with competent but uninteresting m...



04/25/2017 - 06:25 PM

 

Documents: Teen abused by mom before kidnapping by teacher

Documents: Teen abused by mom before kidnapping by teacherCOLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who authorities say was kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse at the hands of her mother, according to court documents, making her particularly vulnerable to an adult predator.



04/25/2017 - 07:53 PM

 

Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus airport

Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus airportBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Angus McDowall AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes. Israel does not usually comment on action it takes in Syria. "The incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel's policy to act to prevent Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah," he said.



04/27/2017 - 05:39 AM

 

Amazon's New Echo Look Makes Alexa the Fashion Police

Amazon's New Echo Look Makes Alexa the Fashion PoliceAlexa, do these pants make me look fat? Amazon's newest voice-powered device, the Echo Look, is a $199 Wi-Fi connected camera that you can use to check out how you look in your favorite outfits. When you say "Alexa, take a picture" or "Alexa, take a video," the Echo Look will snap a shot of you, and then upload it to the Echo Look app, where you can review what you're wearing and what you've worn in the past.



04/26/2017 - 04:39 PM

 

Pro-EU campaigner launches Brexit vote drive

Pro-EU campaigner launches Brexit vote driveA businesswoman who took the British government to court to force a parliamentary vote on the UK's split from the EU launched a campaign Tuesday to oppose an "extreme Brexit". Gina Miller said her Best For Britain initiative would target marginal seats in the June 8 general election in a bid to return members of parliament who are committed to keeping the UK's Brexit options open. "Do what's best for Britain! Support the country's biggest tactical voting drive ever and stop extreme Brexit," Miller's fundraising page says.



04/26/2017 - 09:40 AM

 

Amazon’s $96 sound bar is so good it doesn’t need a separate subwoofer

Amazon’s $96 sound bar is so good it doesn’t need a separate subwoofer

It used to be that if you wanted to add decent sound to your TV, you need to spend upwards of $1,000 on a surround sound system. The the home audio market got much more competitive, and prices began to fall. Things really took a turn when companies began launching sound bars, which cost less to make and didn't require users to run cables all over their homes. Fast-forward to today, and you can get a solid sound bar with a wireless subwoofer for between $200 and $300.

And then there's the AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar with Built-In Subwoofer, a 4-star rated home audio solution that costs less than $100. The nifty design builds the sub right into the sound bar itself, delivering great sound, a compact design, and the easiest possible installation.

Here are a few more details from the product page:

  • 31.5-inch sound bar with built-in subwoofer enhances home-audio systems (not compatible with universal or TV remotes)
  • Bluetooth technology v2.1 + EDR with A2DP & AVRCP for seamless streaming from various devices
  • Full-range stereo speakers; up to 92 dB (2.1 channels)
  • 4-piece 2-inch round frame; mid- to high-range drivers; 4-by-2.7-inch sub-range driver; 2-piece passive radiator
  • 3 sound modes: Standard, News, and Movie; remote control and wall-mount hardware included; measures 31.5 by 3.2 by 3.5 inches (W x H x D)



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