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Analysts: Apple to discontinue iPhone X & iPhone SE this fall due to ‘pent-up demand’ for new models

As we inch closer to the fall announcement of Apple’s new iPhone models, speculation is starting to gain momentum. Today, BlueFin Research is out with its latest investor note in which the analysts claim Apple will discontinue the iPhone SE and iPhone X this year as focus shifts towards the “iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Sony introduces PlayStation Hits line on PS4 with $20 games

The red label is back<p>With the PlayStation 4 coming up on its five-year anniversary, Sony is dropping the price on a number of the console’s best-selling games under the new PlayStation Hits label, the company announced Tuesday.<p>The games in this line, which include PS4 exclusives such as Naughty …

Trump tried to make the Philadelphia Eagles a culture war. Then Fox News fumbled it.

Fox News tried to run with Trump’s lies about the Eagles. It ended up insulting Christians.<p>President Trump canceled an invitation to the White House for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, saying that “staying in the locker room for the playing of our National Anthem” was …

The 6 Biggest New iPhone Features Apple Just Announced

Apple’s annual WWDC event began Monday as these things always do: With a keynote featuring CEO Tim Cook and other executives, who revealed a handful …

Apple reportedly eyes North Carolina for ‘customer center’, possibly new campus (Updated)

Apple’s new campus may be coming to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, according to a report from the state’s <i>Triangle</i> <i>Business Journal</i>. The company is said to be planning a “customer center with room for future expansion on the Wake County side of RPT,” language mirroring Apple’s previously …

We are sleepwalking toward war with North Korea

The risk of nuclear war is real. And it’s growing.<p>The reality of war with North Korea is almost too terrifying to imagine.<p>Experts say the North’s artillery could kill tens of thousands of civilians in Seoul, South Korea’s densely populated capital, within the first <i>hours</i> of a conflict. A protracted …

North Korea

Why the 2nd Arrondissement Is the Coolest Paris Neighborhood Right Now

Next time you’re in Paris, skip the packed tourist centers and base yourself in a quieter, cooler part of town.<p>Paris is designed like an <i>escargot</i>, …

France

50 Edible Gift Ideas

Give away delicious homemade caramels, brittles and more from Food Network Magazine.<p>Chocolate Fudge<p>Melt 1/2 stick butter, 4 cups marshmallows, 1 cup …

The 20 best smartphones in the world

There's a lot to consider here, such as specs, features, design, and price. Thankfully, most of these smartphones come with more than enough power, great designs, and tons of features.<p>The biggest thing to watch out for in the next month is price. Phones like the OnePlus 5T and Essential Phone cost …

Mobile Technology

All 65 of Netflix's notable original shows, ranked from worst to best

With popular shows like "Stranger Things" and "American Vandal," Netflix has hit the mark with both critics and audiences.<p>But the service has also had its share of critical flops, including the Marvel series "Iron Fist" and the Kathy Bates-led sitcom "Disjointed."<p>To figure out which Netflix …

What it's like to use the original iPhone in 2017

I can still remember in vivid detail the very first time I saw the original iPhone in the flesh.<p>My 16-hour direct flight from Hong Kong had just …

Mesmerizing maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years

In honor of World Refugee Day, observed on June 20, we're looking at what that flow actually looks like compared to the rest of the world.<p>Earth TimeLapse, an interactive platform created by Carnegie Mellon University and Robert Muggah, global security expert and research director at the Igarapé …

South America's first luxury sleeper train is a traveler's dream come true

Travelers looking to explore Peru in style can now jump aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train – the Belmond Andean Explorer. The train’s …

South America

Nintendo Switch Now Fully Compatible With Unreal Engine 4

Epic's Unreal Engine 4 is one of the more popular game engines out there, and dozens of games have been made using its tech. Now, UE 4 developers will be able to bring their games to even more platforms, as the latest release of the engine fully supports Nintendo Switch.<p>Epic and Nintendo have …

Ivanka Trump, Met Gala, Jimmy Kimmel: Your Tuesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>•</b> <b>A surprise move.</b><p>President Trump said today that the U.S. needs “a good ‘shutdown’ ” in September to force a partisan debate over federal spending. He also appeared to refer to scrapping the …

‘America First’ Has Not Upended the World. Except It Has.

So the threats were no more than bluster, and all is well. That is one view of President Trump’s foreign policy at the 100-day-or-so mark.<p>Wrong.<p>Yes, there’s no sign of the Wall, and NATO is no longer “obsolete,” and the “One China” policy has not been scrapped, and the Iran nuclear agreement …

Horizon Zero Dawn sales top 2.6M units in under two weeks

Guerrilla’s best launch ever<p><i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment sold more than 2.6 million copies of the game within its first two weeks of release, the company announced today.<p>That represents worldwide sales of both retail and digital copies. Sony released the critically …

50 Game of Thrones secrets only true fans know

Almost everyone watches the HBO series Game of Thrones, but only true fans will know the deepest secrets of the show.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> is a complex …

17 Life-Changing Things Everyone Must Do In Scotland In 2017

You need to add "hang out with baby seals" and "swim with basking sharks in the Hebrides" to your bucket list right now.

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

9 Small Mountain Towns You've Never Heard Of

In such a hectic world, it can often be difficult to find that secluded mountain town you’ve always dreamed about. Well have no fear, nothing …

North Carolina braces for more flooding in downstream towns

A state trooper shot and killed an armed man during a search for flood victims in a tense and dispirited North Carolina, and thousands more people were ordered to evacuate as high water from Hurricane Matthew pushed downstream Tuesday, two days after the storm blew out to sea.<p>Matthew's death toll …

Science Says That If You Workout At This Time Of Day You Will Get Better Results

As life goes, we all prefer working out at different times of the day, with some of us hitting the gym first thing in the morning while others prefer …

The warm glow of death: the terrifying climate truth behind California’s fall forest colors

If you’ve been camping recently, odds are you’ve already gotten the little postcard climate change has sent: <b>California’s forests are dying.</b><p>Scratch …

Forests

Polish Artist Splatters National Gallery’s Staircase With Paint And It Looks Absolutely Beautiful

Zacheta, Polish National Gallery Of Art, is a place which combines modernity with history. Usually, it holds exhibitions, but painter Leon Tarasewicz …

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This Instagram Fitness Star Just Shattered Everything You Believe About Your Weight

My Sweat Life's Kelsey Wells shares a friendly reminder that the numbers on a scale are just numbers.<p>My Sweat Life blogger Kelsey Wells has spent a year and a half doing Kayla Itsines's BBG program, and she has the results to show for it. But if you think that she's hung up about how much she …