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Microsoft Should Copy Nintendo And Make An Xbox Switch – Forbes

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Credit: Nintendo Now just imagine this screen with ‘Halo’ or ‘Dark Souls.’ Microsoft needs to fight back against the juggernaut that is the PlayStation 4. After all, the Xbox One is playing second fiddle and has been for some time. One way the Xbox team is planning to do that is by releasing “the most powerful console ever” in the Xbox Scorpio this holiday season, though we still don’t know…

North Korea’s missile test fails, US military says – CNN

Saturday, April 29, 2017

(CNN)A ballistic missile launched early Saturday by North Korea in defiance of international pressure and at a time of heightened regional tensions appears to have failed. North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2017 ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/04/28/will-ripley-inside-north-korea-apartment-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height:…

The First 100 Days: ‘A Standard That Not Even Roosevelt Achieved’ – NPR

Saturday, April 29, 2017

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Emergency Banking Act into law on March 9, 1933. Roosevelt signed a record 15 major pieces of legislation in the first 100 days of his presidency. AP hide caption toggle caption AP President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Emergency Banking Act into law on March 9, 1933. Roosevelt signed a record 15 major pieces of legislation in the first 100 days of his presidency….

How the world sees Trump, 100 days in – CNN

Saturday, April 29, 2017

By Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN Updated 9:05 AM ET, Sat April 29, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The world was dumbfounded by the election of Donald Trump, and his first 100 days in office have done little to alleviate a deep sense of uncertainty and unpredictability. Indeed, as one observer put it, the last few weeks…

Pope Francis Celebrates Open-Air Mass in Cairo Amid Security Concerns – TIME

Saturday, April 29, 2017

(CAIRO) — Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force Saturday as Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass for Egypt’s tiny Catholic community on the final day of a visit aimed at comforting Christians following a series of attacks by Islamic militants. Despite the security concerns, Francis zoomed around the Cairo sports stadium in an open-topped golf cart before the start of Mass, evidence of his desire to…

Trump to NRA: ‘You have a true friend in the White House’ – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ATLANTA — For nearly a decade, gun owners felt like they were living on pins and needles, worried about gun rights being taken away and feeling as though their way of life was scorned and under attack. All those fears disappeared the moment Donald Trump was elected president and, this weekend, National Rifle Association members gathering for the gun lobby’s annual meeting are celebrating and rejoicing. A year ago, Trump…

Elitebook x360 1030 G2 review: A business laptop with the lot – ZDNet

Saturday, April 29, 2017

It has been a long time since an HP business device made me sit up and take notice, but the latest Elitebook x360 has changed that. In a world where manufacturers continue to push tablets with keyboards as productivity devices, I’m increasingly convinced that convertible laptops are the superior option. The Elitebook x360 1030 G2 is first and foremost a very good laptop, and the ability to become a decent…

Review: OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gives Your MacBook Pro 13 More Ports to Work With – Mac Rumors

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Last November, longtime Mac vendor OWC was among the first wave of companies to announce Thunderbolt 3 docks designed to expand the capabilities of the new MacBook Pro. It’s taken a while to finalize the product design, testing, and manufacturing, but OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock is now just about ready to ship and we’ve had a chance to spend some time with a production-ready unit. Priced at $299, OWC’s Thunderbolt…

Apple Loop: New iPhone 7S Leaks, Disappointing iPhone 8 Delay, Microsoft Surface Vs MacBook Pro – Forbes

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes which new iPhone will get an OLED screen, production issues with the iPhone 8, more details on the iPhone 7S, discounts on the MacBook Pro, Apple’s role as Silicon Vally’s kingmaker, changes to App Store affiliate income, and thoughts on Surface vs Mac Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of…

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they’re seen as part of the North’s push for a nuclear-tipped missile that…

U.S. Economy Grew 0.7% in First Quarter, Slowest in Three Years – Bloomberg

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The U.S. economy expanded at the slowest pace in three years as weak auto sales and lower home-heating bills dragged down consumer spending, offsetting a pickup in investment led by housing and oil drilling. Gross domestic product, the value of all goods and services produced, rose at a 0.7 percent annualized rate after advancing 2.1 percent in the prior quarter, Commerce Department data showed Friday in Washington. The median forecast…

Trump to NRA: ‘You have a true friend in the White House’ – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ATLANTA — For nearly a decade, gun owners felt like they were living on pins and needles, worried about gun rights being taken away and feeling as though their way of life was scorned and under attack. All those fears disappeared the moment Donald Trump was elected president and, this weekend, National Rifle Association members gathering for the gun lobby’s annual meeting are celebrating and rejoicing. A year ago, Trump…

Working with Congress hasn’t been as easy as Trump predicted – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — For Donald Trump, self-proclaimed master negotiator, making deals with Congress was supposed to be easy. “This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we’ve had in decades, maybe ever,” Trump predicted shortly after taking office. Not so far. With Republicans in charge of the House, the Senate and the White House for the first time in a decade, Trump didn’t reckon with the reality of GOP divisions…

Fyre Festival Organizers Promise Refunds, Charitable Donations & 2018 VIP Passes for All – Billboard

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fyre Festival organizers say fans who attended the failed Exumas, Bahamas festival will be refunded in full and given “free VIP passes to next year’s festival.” That news brings little solace to Fyre Fest attendees who traveled to the Caribbean island paradise hoping to party at the Instagram tastemaker VIP event only to find themselves stuck on a half-built festival site with lackluster food, unfinished overnight accommodations, a cancellation by…

US wants more UN sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear arms, warns time is short – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Friday for new economic sanctions on North Korea and other “painful” measures over its nuclear weapons program, as the Trump administration warned that it would take military action if diplomacy failed. “Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences,” Tillerson said during an unusual high-level session of the U.N. Security Council called…

Trump Tells NRA Convention, ‘I Am Going to Come Through for You’ – New York Times

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Trump really needs an economic boom. So far, he’s not getting one. – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

President Trump came into office promising to make the economy grow at rates the United States hasn’t seen for decades. On Friday, as the government reported that the U.S. economy expanded in the first quarter at its slowest pace in three years, he got a glimpse of just how far he has to go. In the first official growth estimates of Trump’s presidency, federal economists reported gross domestic product, a…

Congress Prevents Government From Shutting Down on Trump’s 100th Day – New York Times

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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