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Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know – CNN

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

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Dozens Of People Still Missing After Tourist Boat Carrying 160 People Sank In Colombia – BuzzFeed News

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

It is not clear what caused the boat to suddenly sink. The ferry was the only vessel involved in the accident, government officials said. Survivors told local media that the boat seemed to be overloaded, and that many of the passengers had not been wearing life vests. “It sank extremely quickly. It all happened in a few minutes,” said Luis Bernardo Morales, a fire service captain helping coordinate the rescue…

Man Catches Teen Falling From Amusement Park Ride: ‘It’s OK to Let Go!’ – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

NEW YORK — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening when he heard someone screaming. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically for help, saying he couldn’t hold on. Play Facebook Twitter Embed autoplay autoplay Howard, 47,…

Readers’ best comments: Trump’s Twitter storm of the week – USA TODAY

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

President Trump on June 9, 2017.(Photo: Susan Walsh, AP) In a series of tweets, President Trump both admitted that he had no recordings of conversations with former FBI director James Comey and acknowledged for the first time that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election. Comments are edited for clarity and grammar: I think that when Trump tweeted that Comey “better hope there are no tapes,” he was referring…

Former Apple Executives Recall Designing Touchscreen Interface of Original iPhone – Mac Rumors

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

As we near the ten-year anniversary of the iPhone later this week, a few stories posted online have delved into the rich history of where the device started, how the original team came up with the idea for the touchscreen smartphone, and what it was like reviewing the device back in 2007. In a new video shared by The Wall Street Journal today, three former Apple executives — Scott Forstall,…

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) Vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): Two ‘Best’ Big-Screen Laptops (Review) – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Credit: Hewlett-Packard HP Spectre x360 starts at only $1,180, offering good bang-for-the-buck. The updated 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (2017) and the 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 (2017) both offer compelling arguments for the big-screen laptop. Which is best for you? Read on. I use both laptops* interchangeably** and can easily recommend both — but for very different reasons. HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): great HP consumer design vs….

Senate Republicans face key week as more lawmakers waver in support for health-care bill – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Senate Republicans are facing down an increasingly daunting challenge to secure the votes necessary to pass legislation to dramatically change President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, and several senators said they would like more time to debate and tweak the plan as GOP leaders push for a vote this week. At least five Republicans have already come out against their party’s bill — which can only afford to lose two…

John McEnroe wants today’s players to get mad – ESPN

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NEW YORK — John McEnroe wants more anger in tennis. Not the kind of racket-smashing, profanity-flying tantrums he threw as a player, when he could go from the sport’s best player to its baddest boy in the same service game. He wants to see players get fed up that they can’t break through against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, that they remain…

At least 9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia – Fox News

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

A tourist boat packed with about 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving nine people dead and 28 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters from nearby cities and air force pilots were searching for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where the four-story El Almirante ferry sank. A flotilla of recreational boats and jet skis rushed to the scene,…

How I tried to get Microsoft to turn me away from MacBooks – CNET

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

 Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. I wanted to be sold. I really did. Sarah Tew/CNET I’m vulnerable. I look at my MacBook Air and think it a little dowdy.  It works just fine, but there are those times when you want to believe there’s something better out there.  So when I heard that Microsoft had released its Surface Laptop, I…

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) Vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): Two ‘Best’ Big-Screen Laptops (Review) – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Credit: Hewlett-Packard HP Spectre x360 starts at only $1,180, offering good bang-for-the-buck. The updated 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (2017) and the 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 (2017) both offer compelling arguments for the big-screen laptop. Which is best for you? Read on. I use both laptops* interchangeably** and can easily recommend both — but for very different reasons. HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): great HP consumer design vs….

Senate Republicans face key week as more senators waver in their support for health care bill – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Senate Republicans and the White House are facing down an increasingly daunting challenge to secure the votes necessary to pass legislation before the July 4 congressional recess that would make dramatic changes to President Obama’s signature health care law. At least five Republicans have already come out against their party’s bill — which can only afford to lose two votes — and over the weekend more began expressing serious reservations and…

Liftoff! SpaceX Nails Second Launch in Three Days – Space.com

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

SpaceX nailed its second launch in three days today (June 25) with liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying 10 satellites owned by Iridium Communications. The 23-story tall booster lifted off from a fog-shrouded Pacific Coast launch pad at 1:25 p.m. local time (4:25 p.m. EDT/2025 GMT). The first stage separated as planned 2.5 minutes later, turned around…

White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, pictured last week, said Sunday that the Obama administration was “responsible” for the failure to stop Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (Alex Brandon/AP) The White House blamed the Obama administration Sunday for failing to tackle possible Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, sticking with a new strategy to fault President Trump’s predecessor for an issue currently facing the president himself as part…

John McEnroe: Serena Williams would be ‘like No. 700 in world’ on men’s circuit – ESPN

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Seven-time major champion John McEnroe, when asked, can confidently say Serena Williams has earned the designation as the greatest woman to play tennis. However, in an interview Sunday as part of the book tour promoting his new memoir But Seriously, McEnroe qualified her greatness by telling NPR that if Serena played on the men’s circuit she’d be ‘like No. 700 in the…

Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch her – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Girl falling from ride at 6 Flags Great Escape and they have NO means to rescue them. Thanks to the guys who banded together to catch her and the guy who climbed the tree to move the branches out of the way. Posted by Loren Lent on Saturday, June 24, 2017 A teenage girl escaped serious injury Saturday evening after falling 25 feet from an amusement park ride in Upstate…

We’re one step closer to getting cheaper, faster internet from space – The Denver Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

For many, it’s been a years-long pipe dream: Ultra-fast, lag-free internet that comes to your PC or smartphone via satellite instead of a wire into your home. Facebook, Google and even SpaceX have explored the idea, partly in hopes of selling broadband access to a growing market with enormous potential – the developing world. But now, a former Googler and friend of Elon Musk has beaten them all to the…

VC Justin Caldbeck raised funding in email to accuser ahead of scandal breaking – TechCrunch

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

TechCrunch has reviewed an email allegedly sent by VC Justin Caldbeck, of Binary Capital, to one of the female founders who have accused him of inappropriate behavior — which suggests he tried to use his influence as an investor to encourage the woman to drop the allegations against him. The email, dated June 8 of this year, was published earlier by Pando, and was sent to Evertoon founder Niniane Wang, who…

Help Me Laptop! Find a Nvidia 1070 GPU Gaming Notebook for Under $1500 – Laptop Mag

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

For better or worse, gaming laptops can put a hurt on your wallet. Often, that means those of us constrained to a budget have to make some trade-offs to get a system that satisfies both our budgets and our games. Forum member, Oliver_66 is in just such a predicament. They’re currently on the hunt for a 15- or 17-inch gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU for…