Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Pompeo complained that North & South Korea talk peace without him – South FM

The US Secretary of State expressed “discontent” with peaceful negotiations between North and South Korea, which signed a military pact during last month’s summit without consulting him. True to the spirit of American exceptionalism, Pompeo complained about being left out of the loop regarding the historic peace talks between the two Koreas. US President Donald Trump never skips a chance ...

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Apple reportedly plans to give away its TV content, because that worked well with U2

Apple has answered two questions in one day, or rather a CNBC report citing someone within the company has. Why are the shows it’s planning so allegedly boring? And what does it plan to do to get a foot in the door in an increasingly competitive streaming-media market? They’re going to repeat the success they had with U2’s “Songs of ...

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US veterans overwhelmingly want troops out of Afghanistan – poll

A new poll shows a majority of US residents support withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan, 17 years into a war that shows no signs of ending. Support for winding down the interminable conflict is even higher among veterans. The YouGov poll revealed 61 percent of US residents would support the president removing all troops from Afghanistan. Sixty-nine percent of veterans ...

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Hurricane Michael claims 1st victim as it cuts swathe of destruction into Florida (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A man was killed by a tree that crashed into his home in Gadsden County, Florida, on Wednesday, as hurricane Michael plowed into Alabama and Georgia leaving behind a path of destruction in the Panhandle. The hurricane Michael, that made its landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a category 4 storm on Wednesday afternoon, has ravaged the Florida Panhandle with ...

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Google’s smart home sell looks cluttered and incoherent

If any aliens or technology ingenues were trying to understand what on earth a ‘smart home’ is yesterday, via Google’s latest own-brand hardware launch event, they’d have come away with a pretty confused and incoherent picture. The company’s presenters attempted to sketch a vision of gadget-enabled domestic bliss but the effect was rather closer to described clutter-bordering-on-chaos, with existing connected ...

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“Emotional support squirrel” on plane drives passengers nuts

A woman attempting to fly her “emotional support squirrel” from Orlando, FL to Cleveland, OH delayed her flight nearly two hours as crew was forced to call law enforcement to remove her from the plane. The unidentified woman was removed from the Frontier Airlines flight in a wheelchair by Orlando police after she refused to exit the plane with her ...

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Microsoft adds 60,000 patents to the Open Invention Network

Microsoft announced today that it’s joined open-source patent group Open Invention Network in an effort to help shield Linux and other open-source software from patent-related suits. As part of the deal, the software giant is opening a library of 60,000 patents to OIN members. Access to the massive portfolio is unlimited and royalty free. It is, as ZDNET notes, a ...

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Murdoch heir rumored to be in line for Tesla chair, Musk denies in 4:20 tweet

James Murdoch, outgoing 21st Century Fox CEO and heir to the Murdoch media empire, was reported to be the favorite to replace Elon Musk as chairman of Tesla. Musk has denied the report on Twitter, saying “This is incorrect.” Musk was required to step down last month as chairman of the electric car company he founded, as part of a ...

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‘Sooner than you think’: Trump vows swift reaction to India’s S-400 purchase from Russia

US President Donald Trump said India will soon “find out” what Washington prepared in response to its purchase of advanced Russian S-400 missile defense systems in defiance of America’s pressure. India and Russia signed a contract for Russia’s S-400 air defense system last Friday during President Vladimir Putin’s visit. The move makes India a target for US sanctions under the ...

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Google’s smart home sell looks cluttered and incoherent

If any aliens or technology ingenues were trying to understand what on earth a ‘smart home’ is yesterday, via Google’s latest own-brand hardware launch event, they’d have come away with a pretty confused and incoherent picture. The company’s presenters attempted to sketch a vision of gadget-enabled domestic bliss but the effect was rather closer to described clutter-bordering-on-chaos, with existing connected ...

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