Apple Loop: New iPhone 8 Leak, Microsoft Challenges Apple, Mysterious iPhone X Discovered

Information from the supply line suggests that the name 'iPhone X' is floating around. Instead, Apple chose 'iPad' and a subtle note of it being the 'third generation'. There is an excitement and energy around Microsoft, its services and Windows 10 that is simply not echoed in the Apple sphere. I’m glad to see it and, whether we all see it or not, a lot of the excitement at CES 2017 is being driven by Microsoft. With the caveat that Apple does not attend CES, Haselton's take can be read at Techno Buffalo.

January 21, 2017 00:34 UTC

Trump issues executive order to start rolling back Obamacare

Washington (CNN) Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare. With his signature, Trump sent a powerful signal on Day One of his presidency: His top priority in the Oval Office will be dismantling the health care law that covers some 20 million Americans. It directs the secretary of health and human services, as well as other agencies, to interpret regulations as loosely as allowed to minimize the financial burden on individuals, insurers, health care providers and others. All of these actions will start to shift the nation's health care rules toward Republican ideas. Signal on Day OneRepublicans have been railing against the health care law for years, using "repeal and replace Obamacare" as a political rallying cry to gin up support within the GOP base.

January 21, 2017 00:25 UTC

Apple Adds to Qualcomm’s Troubles, Filing Lawsuit Over Rebates

Advertisement Continue reading the main storyWhen Apple provided information to South Korean regulators in that case, and sought competing chips from Intel, Qualcomm refused to pay Apple its promised money, Apple said. “Apple has intentionally mischaracterized our agreements and negotiations,” Qualcomm said in a statement, adding that it would fight that lawsuit, too. Companies like Samsung and Apple need Qualcomm for the technology that enables things like high-speed wireless video for millions of people at once. Instead, Qualcomm innovated in 4G wireless for the new smartphones from Samsung and Apple that toppled Nokia and Motorola. Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturers, which pay Qualcomm royalties for iPhones, are another big profit center.

January 21, 2017 00:25 UTC

Heavy rain prevents Obama from landing in Palm Springs, causes mudslide, flooding across region

About two dozen campers had to be rescued and evacuated by Santa Barbara County firefighters, department spokesman Mike Eliason said. About the same time, the front of the storm was drenching the edges of Los Angeles County and Ventura counties. Heavy snowfall may cause an avalanche in Wrightwood, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department warned. “We’re hoping for the best and preparing for the worst,” said Eliason, the Santa Barbara County fire spokesman. 2:05 p.m.: This article was updated with reports of damage in Los Angeles County and comments from a state climatologist.

January 21, 2017 00:23 UTC

Android Circuit: Samsung Reveals Galaxy S8, New Nokia Sells Out, Deciding The S8 Launch Date

Step forward Samsung Display, who's latest video on AMOLED panels features a suspiciously secretive Galaxy handset. In a pair of new promotional videos for display division, Samsung has shown off new AMOLED panels which are widely expected to be used in the Galaxy S8. It should because the proportions and missing physical home button line up exactly with the leaked renders of the Galaxy S8 which surfaced just a few days ago. S8 Needs A Launch Date DecisionStaying with the Galaxy S8, Samsung has a tactical decision to make. Samsung could consider an early Galaxy S8 reveal to disrupt a potential rival getting a foothold.

January 21, 2017 00:19 UTC

NYPD Officer Who Fatally Shot Bronx Teen Testifies in Disciplinary Trial

New York Police Officer Richard Haste said he used tactics that were “the best representation of his training” when he pursued and fatally shot an unarmed teenager in the Bronx five years ago. “I know what I did was justified in that I protected the life of myself and my team based off the information we had at hand,” Officer Haste said on Friday during his first public remarks on the February 2012 shooting of 18-year-old Ramarley...

January 21, 2017 00:18 UTC

Ohio School Staff Stop Shooter; One Student Wounded

WEST LIBERTY, Ohio—A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police arrived, authorities said. The shooter, a 17-year-old senior, used a shotgun Friday morning and intended...

January 21, 2017 00:16 UTC

On immigrant Dreamers, Trump tells top senator: 'We don't want to hurt those kids'

A group of "Dreamers" meet with now-President Trump at Trump Tower in 2013. President Trump told a top Democratic senator Friday that he did not want to "hurt" young immigrants who have been living illegally in the U.S. since childhood but are otherwise law-abiding. "We don't want to hurt those kids," Trump said, according to Durbin's recounting of the lunch conversation. Trump's team has indicated he will immediately clamp down on illegal immigration by launching workplace raids and curtailing new entrants and refugees in the first days of his new administration. Under the "Bridge Act," Trump could end Obama's executive actions but also give Dreamers a three -year temporary deferral of deportation while Congress considers broader immigration law changes.

January 21, 2017 00:14 UTC

El Chapo is hauled off to US jail that has held terrorists

In this photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. “It is difficult to imagine another person with a greater risk of fleeing prosecution,” prosecutors wrote in court papers. The U.S. had been trying to get custody of Guzman since he was first indicted in California in the early 1990s. While Guzman faces federal charges in several U.S. states, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn won the jockeying to get the case. New York also boasts one of the most secure lockups in the United States, the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan.

January 21, 2017 00:14 UTC

Donald Trump Strikes Nationalistic Tone in Inaugural Speech

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump delivered what historians and speechwriters said was one of the most ominous inaugural addresses ever, reinforcing familiar campaign themes of American decline while positioning himself as the protector of the country’s “forgotten men and women.”In a speech that his predecessors had famously used to inspire Americans to place country before self and urged them to fear only fear itself, Mr. Trump on...

January 21, 2017 00:11 UTC

Trump’s Populist Manifesto

Donald J. Trump took the oath of office Friday promising to be a President, well, like the Donald J. Trump of the last 18 months. His inaugural address was a full-throated populist manifesto against the political “establishment” that will cheer his voters. How this will translate into governing isn’t clear, but there’s no doubt Mr. Trump is charging head first into the fray. Mr. Trump won the Presidency as an outsider who defied campaign norms, but with his stern countenance even he seemed sobered by America’s grandest...

January 21, 2017 00:10 UTC

At Trump Inauguration, Pomp and Ceremony

1:39Samsung Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 FiresAn investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung Electronics to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year found that some batteries were irregularly sized. WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains. Photo: Ahn Young-Joon/Associated Press

January 21, 2017 00:09 UTC

Trump’s Good First Move

That was fast. Less than an hour after President Trump’s swearing in, his Department of Housing and Urban Development suspended the Obama Administration’s last-minute gift to the housing lobby to cut mortgage insurance rates. Former Secretary Julian Castro announced last week that HUD would lower by 0.25% what the Federal Housing Administration charges on a risky mortgage backed by taxpayers. On loans exceeding $625,000, the premium...

January 21, 2017 00:05 UTC

Nadal Holds off Zverev to Reach 4th Round at Australian Open

It was 19-year-old Zverev's 15th Grand Slam match, but he had been on a three-match winning streak against top 10 players. Earlier, Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic reached the fourth round with a 6-2, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 win over No. In another gripping five-setter, but on an outside court, wild-card entry Denis Istomin followed his upset win over defending champion Novak Djokovic with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Pablo Carreno Busta. 11 David Goffin, who ended Ivo Karlovic's run 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni continued her unlikely run with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Maria Sakkari, and so did American qualifier Jennifer Brady.

January 21, 2017 00:03 UTC

A presidential parade to match the nation’s mood

President Trump and first lady Melania walk the inaugural parade route with son Barron on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington on Friday. Several parade viewers said they had been unaware that small groups of protesters had smashed windows and bus shelters. Trump supporters stood shoulder-to-shoulder with protesters in a stark display of the divisions that linger in the country after the bitterly fought election. He said his friend had just sold her feminist socialist newsletter to two Trump supporters. A cheer went up, along with hundreds of smartphones, as Trump passed near the Canadian Embassy and the announcer declared the parade had begun.

January 20, 2017 23:56 UTC

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