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Apple Suddenly 'Confirms' Three New iPhone Models

We know a lot about Apple’s upcoming new iPhones: their size changes, reduced prices, smart technology and inherent compromises. But now Apple itself has suddenly confirmed the existence of these new models…<p>Spotted by Consomac, Apple has chosen to publicly file identifiers for all its new iPhones …

iPhone

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

iOS

Whale Of A Plane: Airbus BelugaXL Makes First Flight

It's built for oversize cargo, but it also sports a smile: The Airbus BelugaXL took off on its first flight on Thursday, creating a unique sight as the jet with the bulbous upper half rolled down the runway.<p>The BelugaXL's paint job "features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an enthusiastic grin," the …

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How to Go Green and Stay Profitable

With the rise of conscious capitalism, companies are finding they don't have to choose between harming the planet or breaking the bank.<p>Right now, the Pacific Ocean is home to an island twice the size of Texas, but it's no tropical paradise. It's the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating mess of …

McConnell issues Supreme Court ultimatum

The Senate GOP leader is vowing to squeeze Democrats with a vote on Brett Kavanaugh right before the midterms if they don’t back down on their demand for documents.<p>Mitch McConnell has a warning for Democrats demanding copious documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Be careful what you …

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McConnell withdraws Trump judicial pick minutes before vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday abruptly withdrew one of President Donald Trump's appellate court nominees when it became apparent he did not have enough support to pass.<p>The decision came just minutes before the confirmation vote and after senators voiced …

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To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others …

Campaign Finance

Want Your Own Chatbot? Don't Move Forward Without Taking These 3 Steps

The buzz died down, but chatbots are still an amazing tool.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For years, tech enthusiasts, innovators and entrepreneurs have painted a bright future for chatbot technology. But the road to mass adoption hasn't been without its speed …

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

How to check if your Airbnb host is secretly filming you

It's straight out of a nightmare. You're staying in an Airbnb with your partner on a romantic getaway, and discover as you're packing up to leave …

Trump moves to block Romney from the Senate

The president is working hard to persuade 83-year-old Sen. Orrin Hatch to run for reelection, and Mitt isn't happy about it, people close to him say.<p>Donald Trump is going all out to persuade seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to seek reelection — a push aimed in no small part at keeping the …

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Bill Gates reveals his 6 favorite books he read in the past year

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations.

Bill Gates

Air Force’s Microwave Weapon Technology Can Fry North Korea’s ICBMs

The U.S. has developed microwave weapons, which its advocates say can be used to prevent missile launches by North Korea by frying their …

Hard Brexiters have just discovered Britain is weaker than Ireland | Fintan O’Toole

The drama of the Brexit talks on the Irish border shows how well the EU protects its members. Is there a lesson there?<p>There may be some way to go, but today we moved much closer to a British climbdown on the question of the Irish border after Brexit. And this will turn an acrimonious debate on its …

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A very scary number for Republicans heading into 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the best ways to gauge the relative health of a political party's brand is to see how willing people are to say they identify with the party. Which is why new Gallup poll numbers on party identification should worry Republicans heading into an election year.<p>Just 37% of people …

Donald Trump's Monday morning perfectly encapsulates his entire presidency

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump did two big things on Monday morning before jetting off to Utah to announce he is shrinking two national monuments.<p>1. He tweeted a full-scale endorsement of Roy Moore's Senate campaign in Alabama. "Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we …

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Making bold choices: how Latifa became an advocate against child marriage

If you walk around Gopalganj in southern Bangladesh, you might spot an adolescent girl eagerly knocking on doors. Her name is Latifa.<p>For the last few …

46 House Republicans join Democrats in backing a US military study on climate-change threats

During his Senate confirmation hearing in January, Mattis described global warming as a "driver of instability" requiring a broader, "whole-of-government response."<p>So it was significant that the House on Thursday defeated an amendment to national defense authorization legislation that would have …

Establishing an Online Presence for Your Business

MSNBC's Your Business<p>Establishing an online presence for your business is crucial in today's world. But you can't simply create a website, whip up some content, and then sit back expecting to get ranked in the search engines.<p>Not only do you want to rank, you need to rank on page one for your …

Online Life

The Future Of Space Travel: Is Mercury Next?

The €1.65 billion BepiColombo spacecraft is now being unstacked for final tests after being displayed in its launch configuration to the world’s …

8 Ted Talks On Work-Life Balance You Need To Hear

Work-life balance is something people are taught to want in life, however, what it looks like in reality and how to achieve it remains a mystery to most. One thing most people can agree on is that work-life balance is rooted in many concepts like time management, success, and of course, happiness …

Work-life Balance

Trump Tower Russia meeting: At least eight people in the room

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort included at least eight people.<p>The revelation of additional participants comes as The Associated Press first reported Friday that a Russian-American lobbyist named Rinat Akhmetshin said he …

Want to Be a Better Salesperson? Start Practicing This 1 Crucial Skill

Sales pro Anthony Iannarino reveals how to develop the one sales trait that rules them all.<p>There are a lot of books that explore the essential traits and skills of highly successful salespeople. You can probably quickly call out a list of the qualities that they endorse--a strong focus on the …

Start-ups take the talent

One of the core principles of the economy is that risk and reward must be in balance. Joining a new company usually means smaller salary for the …

3 Steps to Overcome Your Negative Self-Talk

“I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And – doggone it – people like me!”<p>If that’s what comes to mind when you think about positive self-talk, you might be missing out on a key factor that can increase your success in business and in life in general.<p>In a recent interview with former Navy SEAL, …

Why most people will never be successful

"Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Your Life’s Work Will Probably Not Pay Off Immediately. And That’s Okay

The opposite of overnight success is overnight failure. Stop looking for shortcuts. They build weak and unstable foundations.<p>Some people have trained …