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OnePlus 6 launch date confirmed [UPDATE]

Samsung and Huawei have had their say and, in just a few days, so will LG. But for many smartphone users around the world, these companies sometimes …

OnePlus

OnePlus 6 glass back purpose, iPhone SE 2 changes & more – Pocketnow Daily

Advertisement<p>Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent teaser that the OnePlus 6 is getting a glass back, and why. Then we talk about …

Phones

How Jared Kushner Is Dismantling a Family Empire

The somewhat allegorical tragedy about what happens when a small-town New Jersey scion tries to redeem his father’s reputation in a decade—and may set his family back generations as a result.<p>(1)<p>There’s a primal scene. It takes place in neither green Eden, where the snake spoke sweetly, nor the …

Jared Kushner

Google prepping to buy some or all of HTC's phone business?

News sites and analysts say the Android and Pixel maker is poised to buy ... something from troubled phone company HTC.<p>This much we think we know: Google and HTC are in the "final stages of acquisition talks," according to a report Thursday by Business Insider, citing a translation from the …

Google Pixel

Report: Google will save HTC's smartphone business with a buyout

HTC’s phones have been struggling to make a dent in the Android market for years now, but the company may soon have a savior: Google itself.<p>Digitimes reports (via Taiwanese publication <i>Commercial Times</i>) that HTC is in the “final stage of negotiation with Google for selling its smartphone business …

Or You Could Just Buy the Galaxy Note 8 and Forget the Rest…

As hard as I tried to sell the world yesterday on the idea that waiting for Google to unveil the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 before buying their next …

Galaxy Note

READ: Jared Kushner's statement on Russia to congressional committees

<i>Bolding below included as submitted in statement</i><p>STATEMENT OF JARED C. KUSHNER TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES<p>July 24, 2017<p>I am voluntarily providing this statement, submitting documents, and sitting for interviews in order to shed light on issues that have been raised about my role in the Trump for …

Foreign Policy

Central African Republic: “I’m a Civilian, Not a Fighter. Why Did They Attack Me?”

Thomas sits in a hospital ward in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bria. All his fingers on both hands have been amputated, his left arm is …

Bob Dylan Delivers His Nobel Prize Lecture, Just in Time

After Bob Dylan was named the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature last October, the literary commentariat wrestled with a fundamental question: Can song lyrics be literature? For some, the thought carried an unkind implication: Does something from the galaxy of pop music belong anywhere near …

Literature

Times two: New York Times writes two pro-Trump stories citing the same small business owner as evidence of support

New York Times reporter Landon Thomas Jr. used the same guy to conclude small business owners were happy with Trump<p>In its quest to find middle-Americans who steadfastly stand by the president, The New York Times double dipped with one Trump supporter while arguing in two separate stories that small …

How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science

WASHINGTON — The campaign ad appeared during the presidential contest of 2008. Rapid-fire images of belching smokestacks and melting ice sheets were followed by a soothing narrator who praised a candidate who had stood up to President George W. Bush and “sounded the alarm on global warming.”<p>It was …

Climate

NY Times hired a hippie puncher to give climate obstructionists cover

Bret Stephens’ first piece for the Times showed exactly why some climate realists are canceling their subscriptions<p>Yesterday, New York Times subscribers were treated to an email alert announcing the first opinion column from Bret Stephens, who they hired away from the Wall Street Journal. Like all …

Climate Change

The forgotten story of Andy Hampsten's 1988 Giro win

<b>The full story of the 1988 Giro d’Italia is about so much more than the freezing climb of the Passo di Gavia. Over three weeks, Andy Hampsten</b> …

I Finally Found the Perfect Camera: The One I Already Own

I finally found the perfect camera. This camera does everything you could ever need or dream of—from capturing the perfect frame and exposure to …

Donald Trump: A Fox News president

Donald Trump's presidency is shaped by Fox News.<p>Trump doesn't just watch the channel, he peddles information he hears from it, citing Fox in his defense while standing alongside the leader of one of America's most important allies.<p>Trump tweets about stories he sees on Fox. He uses Fox graphics to …

Donald Trump

Everyone loves Bernie Sanders. Except, it seems, the Democratic party

A new poll found he is the most popular politician in America. But instead of embracing his message, establishment Democrats continue to resist him<p>If you look at the numbers, Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America – and it’s not even close. Yet bizarrely, the Democratic party – …

Middle-class

Donald Trump wants to shut off an orbiting space camera that monitors climate change

The Deep Space Climate Observatory is an American satellite that sits in a special orbit between the earth and the sun, about 1.5 million kilometers away from us. That distance allows it to capture unique images of the entire earth. Today, US president Donald Trump said he wants to shut down those …

Space

Why we need to stop saying 'this is the movie we need right now'

A devastating election result has led film critics to stress the importance of cinema as a political force but is it an overly optimistic notion?<p>If you read film criticism (and you surely do if you’re bothering to read this), you’ve almost certainly seen this phrase describing a recent movie: …

La La Land

A letter to historians of the future — the 2016 election really was dominated by a controversy over emails

December 25, 2016<p>To Whom It May Concern:<p>Sitting at my desk in the winter of 2016-’17, I have no way of knowing what the future holds for the United States under the administration of Donald Trump. I hope it will all turn out for the best. But I fear that it will not. The election of a man …

From political coups to family feuds: how WhatsApp became our favourite way to chat

The messaging app already has more than a billion users, including plotters against Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson. It is changing the way we communicate – and its level of encryption would make the FBI weep<p>There is something reassuringly traditional about the neatly typed resignation letters, …

Privacy

Hire a DDoS Attack for as Little as Five Dollars

And it’s not just conventional computers which run the risk of being commandeered into botnets launching DDoS attacks.<p>As we previously reported, even …

Vaccine for future versions of Locky, Teslacrypt, and CTB-Locker ransomware released

Prevention is better than cure... especially when cures may be impossible.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Malware, Ransomware 5<p>Security researchers have released …

Cayman Islands Financial Institutions Agree To Guilty Plea And Rat Out Their Depositors

Remember when the Cayman Islands were one of the world’s most super-secret places to hide money? The Caymans’ vaunted bank secrecy even became the subject of a popular movie, The Firm.<p><i>No mas</i>. The U.S. Department of Justice figured out when dealing with Swiss banks that it had enormous leverage, …

Corruption

Dustin Hoffman: ‘I was an outsider. I came to New York and I was cleaning toilets’

Last Sunday evening, Dustin Hoffman wasn’t at the Oscars but watching the New York Knicks play Miami Heat at basketball. His friend Spike Lee happened to be there too, pointedly dressed in a tuxedo. Laughing, Hoffman asked him as he passed: “Are we making a statement?”<p>Lee, of course, was boycotting …

Angelina Jolie

Thomas Piketty on the rise of Bernie Sanders: the US enters a new political era

The Vermont senator’s success so far demonstrates the end of the politico-ideological cycle opened by the victory of Ronald Reagan at the 1980 elections<p>How can we interpret the incredible success of the “socialist” candidate Bernie Sanders in the US primaries? The Vermont senator is now ahead of …

Middle-class

Forget the Apple TV — this dirt-cheap Google gadget revolutionised my living room