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Book fury hits Trump where it hurts most -- his image

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nothing means more to Donald Trump than his image.<p>He got rich by selling his name, plastering it on buildings, hotels, casinos and golf resorts, and he transferred his tough guy "You're fired" persona to politics, building a personality cult as an ultimate winner and tough-talking President.<p>…

Donald Trump

We Don’t Need The iPhone X

Seven reasons why Apple’s phone “of the future” is anything but.<p>The iPhone X is a sham. The epitome of fluff over function. The penultimate step in Apple’s downward spiral toward replacing the Ramsian “Less is more” with the “more, more, <i>more</i>!” of a greedy kid in a cupcake shop. One more brick, at …

Born Addicted: The Number of Opioid-Addicted Babies Is Soaring

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — As a team of nurses unwrap baby Jayden from the comfort of his swaddling cloth, he wails. His tiny feet shake. His hands clench and unclench.<p>His suffering is obvious. Born dependent on opiates, the month-old boy and thousands like him are the smallest victims of the opioid …

Drug Addiction

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site’s immense task: protecting the world’s most populous metropolis from flooding.<p>Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region’s most vulnerable …

Japan

Here's another sign the iPhone X is going to be practically impossible to find

It's the latest sign that Apple's $999 iPhone X may be difficult to find shortly after it launches on November 3 in 57 countries, including China and the US. Preorders for the device begin October 27.<p>"While we revise down 2017F iPhone X shipments on TrueDepth Camera production & assembly …

A Super-Expensive iPhone Is Good News, Even If You Can’t Afford It

Write this down, look at it often, memorize it: You don’t have to buy the new iPhone that Apple will announce this fall. You’ll almost certainly want …

Amazon Prime is on pace to become more popular than cable TV

Estimates show that nearly as many U.S. households subscribe to Prime as to pay TV.<p><i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Within a couple of years, more U.S. households could be subscribers of Amazon Prime than cable or satellite TV, according to recent estimates of Amazon’s popular shipping and …

How Anthony Scaramucci Spent His 10 Days in the White House

Anthony Scaramucci was axed as the White House communications director Monday—just 10 days after he assumed the role.<p>Scaramucci had a tumultuous …

Buying a MacBook Pro from Apple's Refurbished Mac store was the best decision I've made for getting a new computer

You'll find Apple's latest and greatest products on its main online and physical stores, but they sure are expensive.<p>What about slightly older models that you know would suit you just fine and should cost less than the new model purely because they're older? Missing from Apple's main stores are …

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

There are still a few freebies in yesterday’s post on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, so you can still snag them if you hurry. We’ve got …

A Frequent Flier's Guide to Travel Gear That Works

I travel a lot. Often to faraway places. Often in bad weather. Often to do active stuff outdoors. And I’ve been doing that for decades. This is the gear that gets me there and the approach that holds it all together.<p>The Bag<p>A few years ago, I flew to Siberia in the dead of winter to visit my …

Camping

WWDC 2017: New Macs, Siri Speaker, iPads, iOS 11, and all the latest rumors

The biggest week of the year for many Apple fans is almost here. The company’s Worldwide Developer Conference officially kicks off on Monday at 10AM PT, and throughout the week we’ve been breaking down everything that’s on the docket.<p>Now, we’ve compiled all of that information into one big roundup, …

Apple

We're shocked: Donald Trump is a sexist

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans are acting as if they are in a state of shock about their nominee.<p>From the moment that the tape of Donald Trump and Billy Bush discussing women in vulgar terms surfaced on Friday, Republicans have been coming out of the woodwork to denounce his words, trying to separate …

Donald Trump

The bike that breaks all the rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> Once in a while, it feels good to break a few rules.<p>Like when Robert Egger, creative director of bike-maker Specialized, wanted to make a faster road bike. He simply ignored the design rules of the most powerful international bicycle governing body on the planet.<p>Then, he not only ignored …

Electric Vehicles

The best of Siri: 11 funny responses from the iPhone's virtual assistant

Siri, Apple's virtual assistant for the iPhone and iPad, has become a useful companion for many users wanting a shortcut to make calls, set alarms or open apps.<p>Since its launch in 2011, Siri has become increasingly intelligent, and can now hold basic two-way conversations with users.<p>However, on the …

Virtual Assistants

Here Are Trump and Rubio's Best Schoolyard Insults

Donald Trump has made a campaign of insult comedy from the beginning; calling people “losers” and “haters” is almost as much a part of his brand as …

Conor McGregor Is on Steroids After UFC 196 Weight Gain, Says Nate Diaz's Coach

Link to Media<p>Nate Diaz's coach, Richard Perez, has described Conor McGregor's weight gain as "shady" and accused the Irishman of being on steroids ahead of UFC 196.<p>The current UFC featherweight champion was supposed to move up a weight division for UFC 196 to take on Rafael dos Anjos for the …

Conor McGregor

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Donald Trump's first TV ad airs Monday.</b> It tackles subjects including ISIS and his idea to build a wall on the southern border of the US, which he wants Mexico to pay for.<p><b>2. A $5,000 bracelet that has been around for decades is the new millennial status symbol.</b> The Cartier Love bracelet is …

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

Why I’m cheating on my Apple Watch

After six months of trying to log my runs with my Apple Watch, I finally gave up and bought a dedicated GPS running watch.<p>There’s a lot to like about Apple’s new wearable. The Activity app, for example, is brilliant at helping people lose weight. But the truth is, as a running watch, it sucks.<p>I …

Smartwatches

Pennsylvania prosecutors consider boss' suspension order

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The office of Pennsylvania's attorney general began Tuesday trying to figure out how to comply with a state Supreme Court …

Corruption

50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

Apps

Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Computer Chess Beyond Brute Force

To International Master status<p>Chess is often seen as the ultimate mental challenge: 32 pieces on an 8-by-8 board, and nearly limitless possible moves. There are chess engines that calculate millions of moves per second, but the traditional approach is to “brute force” the match. Brute forcing is a …

Artificial Intelligence

Amanda Knox acquitted because of 'stunning flaws' in investigation

Judges’ legal reasoning says case against Knox and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito lacked evidence to prove wrongdoing<p>Italy’s highest court acquitted Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito of the 2007 murder of the British university student Meredith Kercher, because there were …

Crime

Hackers Now Going After Ashley Madison Targets

Hackers have taken to the 36 million email list stolen during the Ashley Madison hack to attempt to extort folks who may or may not have used the app to cheat. Brian Krebs has spoken to an admin in Milwaukee named Rick Romero who has been actively blocking outgoing emails asking hacked users to …

Ashley Madison

Amazon's Jeff Bezos defends company after brutal exposé

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has claimed he doesn't "recognise" the company described in a damning report by the New York Times.<p>In an article …

How to download and listen to Apple Music songs offline

Apple Music continues to impress users with its integration, quality of songs and features. One great feature of Apple Music that you may not know …