Conan Butcher

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Republican leaders need to remember what happened the last time America chose to be isolated

<b>(CNN) —</b> By attacking our closest allies and their leaders and displaying obsequious deference to the virtual dictator Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump has repudiated American global leadership. He has replaced it with a hyper-nationalism and unilateralism that are less of a foreign policy and more the …

Political Science

Fans sign up to buy Porsche’s first fully electric car, the Taycan | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Porsche fans are already signing up to order the carmaker’s first fully electric vehicle, the Taycan, <i>Autocar</i> reports.<p>The British weekly car magazine …

Electric Vehicles

BetterTouchTool is the app the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar needs

Hands-On<p>BetterTouchTool is a venerable app that has always brought countless tools to any Mac with a trackpad. Add it to a MacBook Pro with Touch …

MacBook Pro

Ring Alarm Security Kit review: Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system nails simple home security - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The $199 Ring Alarm Security Kit is quick to install, its app is easy to use and the system itself is simple to manage. The price is excellent and you can add extra accessories a la carte as needed.<p><b>The Bad</b> Ring's home security system doesn't currently work with Alexa, despite being an …

Smart Homes

Air Force One’s New ‘Red, White and Blue’ Livery

Air Force One to Receive New ‘Red, White and Blue’ Livery・President Trump announced changes to Air Force One’s iconic livery・The current livery dates …

Military

The Porsche Macan GTS Is The Ultimate City Survival Vehicle

I’m about to complain. Not about the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS, that thing is damn near perfect. I’m about to complain about my life, and you’re going …

11 Luxury Villas in Positano with Stunning Views

A postcard of a town along Campania’s astonishing Amalfi Coast, Positano is the embodiment of Italian chic. Its pastel-hued houses cascade down sheer …

Italy

Best add-on lenses for your iPhone

For a huge percentage of mobile photographers — from amateur snappers to creative artists — the iPhone is the camera you always have with you. Every iPhone packs an undeniably great camera. But, as with DSLRs or mirrorless cams, the more you shoot, the more variety you crave.<p>Swapping out lenses at …

Mobile Photography

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

Apple filing provides early glimpse at 2018 iPhone lineup

Two new iPad model numbers filed by Apple in Eurasia, along with a bunch of potential new iPhone models, may hint that Apple’s big 2018 launch is nearly here.<p>The new iPhone models were originally filed before WWDC 2018 but have been updated to show that they’re running iOS 12.<p>The database has been …

Apple

Watch This CH-47 Chinook Stick An Awesome Pinnacle Landing During Mount Hood Rescue

Fighting high-altitude and high-temperature conditions, the CH-47 crew did what only the CH-47 can to get everyone off the summit safely.<p>Video …

Pacific Northwest

Cities from the sky: The best urban drone photography of the year

Urban drone photography, in particular, has been a fertile creative zone. Photographers have used drones to explore the often extravagant geometric …

Aerial Photography

Comparing the features on the 2018 MacBook Pro with the 2017 model

Video<p>Apple just released the long-awaited new 2018 MacBook Pros, and while identical at first glance, there are a lot of features that differentiate …

MacBook Pro

2018 MacBook Pro Features 'Fastest SSD Ever' in a Laptop According to Benchmarks

The 2018 MacBook Pros just went on sale yesterday, but Apple was quick about shipping them out and some customers already have the new machines in hand.<p><i>Laptop Mag</i> was able to get one of the new 13-inch 2018 MacBook Pro models and performed some benchmarks to give us an idea of how it measures up to …

MacBook Pro

The next-gen Apple Watch is poised to be an even bigger upgrade than we expected

The original incarnation of the Apple Watch was certainly novel and ambitious, but there’s no disputing that the device had its fair share of …

Smartwatches

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Caught On Video Hustling Around The ‘Ring

It looks wider and meaner than the current model, and it's probably faster too.<p>By now you all probably know that a new 992-series Porsche 911 Turbo …

Porsche

Apple boosts MacBook Pro with 6-core CPU, new keyboard, and True Tone screen

Following rumors and a Geekbench result hinting at the news just before WWDC, Apple today announced updated versions of its professional MacBook Pro laptops for 2018. The Touch Bar versions of Apple’s 13-inch and 15-inch machines now feature external improvements, including new keyboards and True …

MacBook Pro

Could the Singer DLS be the greatest Porsche 911 ever made?

When Singer met Williams, of F1 fame, magic was promised – but the resultant Dynamics and Lightweighting Study is even better than we ever …

Carbon Fiber

Apple is reportedly upgrading most of its Mac lineup this fall, including the Mac mini

Along with bigger Apple Watches, bezel-less iPads, and the long-awaited launch of AirPower<p>Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has published his research note of predictions for Apple’s fall lineup — and it’s a doozy, via <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>It has been 1,364 days since Apple …

Mobile Technology

Porsche connects its first ultra-fast 800-volt charging station to the grid ahead of the Taycan

Last year, Porsche deployed its first new ‘ultra-fast’ charging station that will work with the Mission E, now Taycan, 800-volt charging system.<p>Now the company announced that they are connecting it to the grid.<p>The station, which is located at Porsche Berlin-Adlershof described as “one of the …

Alternative Fuel

How to Enable and Disable Automatic Workout Detection in watchOS 5

Apple's watchOS 5 update includes a new automatic workout detection feature, which is designed to make sure you never miss out on getting credit for one of your workouts.<p>Automatic workout detection is a setting that's enabled by default once you upgrade to watchOS 5, but if you don't want the …

Apple Watch

5 reasons to hike Amalfi’s incredible Valle delle Ferriere

The scenic route from the Italian town of Amalfi up to Pontone and back is a time-travelling trip through the coast’s lemon-growing and paper-making …

Italy

Why Puglia is a perfect Italy beach destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers tend to visit Italy for its food, history, landscape and culture rather than its beaches. Sometimes, like in the Puglia region down in the country's heel, all three come together magically.<p>With the port of Bari as its capital, Puglia lies between the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea …

Italy

Porsche Taycan spied with fake exhaust tips

Exhaust tips, seriously Porsche?<p>Porsche is gearing up for what will most likely be the most revolutionary model in the brand’s history. According to …

Tesla Model 3

Next Mavic Pro could offer swappable cameras and safer flight

When DJI launched the compact Mavic Air drone in January for $800, it seemed like there was no longer a compelling enough reason to splash money on …

Drones

Say 'hello' to the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone -- if this photo is real

When it comes to pushing the limits of drones that'll fit in a backpack or (very large) purse, DJI has been tops -- the Mavic Pro made flying 4K footage pretty dang portable, and we've called the Mavic Air the best travel drone.<p>But you might want to hold off on buying either one, because it looks …

Drones

Every Stop You Need to Make on the Ring of Kerry

In a country made for great road trips, Ireland’s Ring of Kerry manages to stand out as one of the most scenic drives. Cutting through the …

Ireland

An Post makes history by delivering parcel via drone

At 3.30pm yesterday afternoon a parcel was flown from a pier in Mayo to Clare Island off the west coast.<p>The drone flew 5,561m and took 11 minutes and …

Drones

How to Use the New Augmented Reality Measure App in iOS 12

One of the new features in iOS 12 is an augmented reality app called Measure, which Apple has designed to make it easier for you to measure various real-world objects using 3D spatial detection techniques.<p>Open up the Measure app.<p>Follow the on-screen instructions and move your iPhone around the room …

Augmented Reality

iOS 12: How to access Photos in the Messages app

One of the more controversial changes in iOS 12 is how the photo library is managed in the Messages app. Previously, the photo picker was available when tapping the camera icon. However, with iOS 12, Apple has turned Photos into a full on Messages app and now sits in the App Store tab versus the …

iOS