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Apple just discontinued the only MacBook Pro worth buying

The post-2016 MacBook Pro could — quite generously, I think — be described as a “shower of shit.” I’m still not exactly sure what Apple was thinking when it shipped a laptop with no USB-A ports and a keyboard that doesn’t actually work.<p>They’re <i>bad</i>, but until recently, those wedded to Apple’s …

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LG's next flagship phone may tout an extra-bright, low-power screen

Just because LG is shying away from typical smartphone release cycles doesn't mean it will have nothing big to show in 2018. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has heard that LG is planning to unveil a new flagship phone, nicknamed Judy. The star attraction, as with the G6, would be the display -- though …

8 Apple AirPod alternatives for Android fans

If you fancy a taste of completely wire-free music but don’t own an iPhone – don’t worry. While Apple’s AirPod’s will work with other phones, so much …

What we know so far about the Florida school shooting

Here is what we now know about the events that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday.<p>Seventeen people – children and adults – were killed when a gunman entered the high school on Wednesday afternoon and launched an attack. Twelve people were found dead …

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Apple Homepod Opinions

News Suite by Sony

THE ONLY NEWS APP YOU NEED<br>With News Suite, you no longer have to visit multiple sites and apps to stay in the know. It organizes articles from 1000s …

Accessories and Their Importance in Helping You Work

Police discover IS note in Manhattan attack truck, US media reports

Five of the eight killed in the attack were friends from Argentina, visiting New York as part of a 30-year school reunion.<p>A man suspected of killing …

Extremism

New York truck attack: Five Argentine friends killed

<b>Five friends from Argentina were among those killed in a truck attack in New York on Tuesday.</b><p>Eight people were killed and 12 injured when the driver of the truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan.<p>Suspect Sayfullo Saipov, 29, an Uzbek immigrant, was shot and injured by police. He is in …

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Hurricane Irma brings fear, gas shortages to Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. – Hurricane Irma has filled this town at the end of the road with an odd mix of fear, braggadocio, and, increasingly, hope.<p>A mandatory evacuation of tourists has emptied the town, leaving behind locals cuddling up to cold beers at still-open bars. They're chewing over their options, …

News Daily: Irma destruction and Brexit debate

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>Irma brings death and destruction to Caribbean<p>The island of Barbuda is described as "barely habitable". Officials say the French territory of St Martin is almost destroyed. And in the US territory of Puerto Rico, through which Hurricane Irma has been passing, …

Hurricane Irma causes 'severe damage' to UK Caribbean islands

At least 10 people have died so far as the powerful Atlantic storm sweeps across the Caribbean islands and heads for Florida.<p>The British Virgin …

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Judge approves suicidal girl care plan

<b>A judge who said society should be "ashamed" for not protecting a suicidal girl has approved a care plan for her.</b><p>The girl, known as X, will be moved to a special unit on Thursday after doctors managed to find her a place.<p>Sir James Munby, head of the family courts in England and Wales, said the …

Leo Varadkar warns 'clock is ticking' on Brexit talks

<b>Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has called for "unique solutions" to preserve the relationship between the UK and the European Union after Brexit.</b><p>On his first official visit to Northern Ireland, he raised the possibility of a bilateral UK-EU customs union.<p>The taoiseach described Brexit as "the …

Prince Philip carries out final official engagement

<b>The Duke of Edinburgh met Royal Marines in his final solo public engagement before he retires from royal duties.</b><p>The 96-year-old announced his retirement in May, after decades of supporting the Queen as well as attending events for his own charities and organisations.<p>Prince Philip has completed …

Governors 'devastated' by 'complete decline of prison service'

<b>The president of the Prison Governors Association has attacked the government's management of prisons in England and Wales.</b><p>Andrea Albutt wrote an open letter after recent violence at prisons in Hertfordshire and Wiltshire.<p>She said the unrest was causing "grave concern" - adding that governors faced …

Bezos Slips to Second Richest. What Lies Ahead for Amazon?

Although Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was only the world's richest person for the short span of a day before being unseated by Bill Gates, there's no indication so far that his company is losing its dominance in the world of internet retailers.<p>Bezos, 53, is now estimated by Bloomberg to be …

Government-Run Health Care: Democrats' New Litmus Test

WASHINGTON — Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., plays the long game.<p>The longest-serving member of the House of Representatives introduced a bill to make Martin Luther King's birthday a holiday four days after his assassination, but had to wait until the Reagan administration to see it become law.<p>For the …

Health Care

Why you should never let your dog lick your face - as it could be life-threatening

The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons

Get to grips with Apple's streaming app.<p>With the iPod and the original iTunes digital store, Apple stood at the forefront of the digital music revolution. In 2015, the computer behemoth finally embraced the idea of streaming with the launch of Apple Music. Whether you're new to the service or …

London fire: Queen reflects on 'sombre national mood'

<b>The Queen has said it is "difficult to escape a very sombre national mood" following tragedies in London and Manchester in recent weeks.</b><p>The monarch said the UK had "witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies"<p>Her message comes as residents caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire which killed at least …

Grenfell Tower fire protesters storm Kensington and Chelsea town hall

Dozens of demonstrators shout "we want justice", as Sky News understands the number of people feared dead is now around 70.<p>Protesters demanding …

Grenfell Tower

Fire horror at Grenfell Tower: 12 dead and 18 critically ill

Emergency teams are pictured carrying bodies from the building amid reports the blaze began with an exploding fridge.<p>At least 12 people have died in …

Grenfell Tower

5 things you need to know Monday

He's pleading guilty to assault, and he's about to enter Congress<p>The soon-to-be U.S. congressman from Montana charged with assaulting a reporter last month will plead guilty, according to the <i>Billings Gazette</i> and The Associated Press. U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte, a Republican who lives in …

Queen's Speech faces delay as DUP talks continue

<b>Ministers say they do not know if the Queen's Speech can be delivered on time because of post-election talks between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party.</b><p>The set-piece event is scheduled to take place on Monday 19 June.<p>Earlier, sources said it would be delayed - but First Secretary …

EU nurses' applications to work in UK down 96% since Brexit vote

Just 46 nurses applied in April this year, adding to concerns about a shortage of around 30,000 nurses in the NHS.<p>The number of nurses from the …

Great Britain

Sky sources: Downing Street made statement on DUP deal in error

The DUP accuses Downing Street of announcing a deal on its MPs backing the Tories in the Commons before an agreement is reached.<p>Theresa May's bid to …

Great Britain

General election 2017: Tories and DUP 'still in discussions'

<b>Downing Street and the Democratic Unionist Party say they are still in discussions over a possible deal to secure support for a minority Conservative government.</b><p>On Saturday, Downing Street announced a deal had been agreed in principle - but both sides then issued statements saying talks were …

Adam West: TV Batman actor dies at 88

<b>Adam West, the US actor best known as the star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman, has died aged 88.</b><p>West died peacefully in Los Angeles after a "short but brave battle" with leukaemia, a family spokesperson said.<p>His tongue-in-cheek portrayal of Batman and the superhero's alter ego Bruce Wayne won a …