Acer’s Predator Triton 700 is a VR-ready gaming laptop that doesn’t scrimp

April 28, 2017

… island-style keys. Plus, the cool ice-blue backlighting system is just hot. The trackpad is above the keyboard. Very weird. Image: LILI SAMS/MASHABLE The strangest thing about the Triton 700 is the location of its trackpad: above the keyboard. And because it’s covered with Gorilla Glass, you can’t actually click on the trackpad. It’s a very odd thing to not have a place to rest your palms on a gaming laptop, and the weirdly integrated trackpad, while a good conversation …

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A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

… any holes in next season’s schedules. I guess if there’s no TV, we could… read? Image: hbo Either way, Game of Thrones fans can rest easy; the Season 7 premiere date may have been delayed until July, but the the show has completed filming on its penultimate season and is now in post-production winter is coming on July 16, no matter what. Although a lengthier strike could slow down the writing of Season 8, the show isn’t expected to begin filming its final season …

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Muslim teen boxer inspires others to never give up

April 26, 2017

(CNN)For this teen passionate about boxing, her fight to go toe-to-toe with an opponent goes far beyond the ring. She’s fighting for the right to compete in her hijab. Amaiya Zafar, 16, started boxing three years ago and is already making waves in the boxing community. Not only is the Minnesota teen competing in a male-dominated sport, but she’s also a devout Muslim. “When I walked into a real boxing gym for the first time, I knew this was it for the rest of my life,” …

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Dortmund Bus Attacker Hoped to Profit From Share Slump

April 23, 2017

… 250 meters (275 yards) away. One pin was found in a head-rest of one the bus seats, the authorities said. "A massive share drop would have had to be expected, had a player been gravely injured or even killed as the result of the attack," the prosecutor’s office said. On the day of the attack, 15,000 equity-covered put options were traded at 18 cents a piece at 11:16 a.m. in Frankfurt, about 8 hours before the bombs went off. The options, issued by …

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How to use Undo Send in Gmail

April 23, 2017

… 20 or 30 seconds. Lastly, scroll down and click “save changes.” Don’t forget this part. The next time you scribble off a missive and toss it into the digital void you’ll have the chance to pull it back in all its typo-ridden glory. With Undo Send enabled, you sleep better at night knowing your email has a fail-safe even if the rest of the world is a terrible mess. WATCH: Hands On: Google Inbox …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… this is seen as a moment that victimises the Germans and allows them to see themselves as victims after a war in which the rest of Europe has been the victim of German aggression.” The British bombing left Heligoland’s landscape pock-marked and cratered. But the island endured: a stubborn lump of rock in the North Sea. And while most visitors are drawn these days by the lure of duty-free shopping, Heligoland has a fascinating story to tell to anyone who’ll listen. …

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Malala Yousafzai’s mother: Out of the shadows – BBC News

April 18, 2017

A higher profile Very few readers will recognise Toor Pekai from her picture. Whenever Malala attends a high-profile function to promote her cause, she is invariably accompanied by her father Ziauddin, who has often been interviewed about his daughter’s many successes. Meanwhile, Malala’s mother has played her own low-profile, but important, role at home with the rest of the family in Birmingham. Toor Pekai explains: “When Malala was being treated in hospital we were very …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

… weren’t in their assigned seats and asked to get an upgrade. The flight attendant told them to return to their assigned seats, and they did. Then a U.S. marshal came onto the plane and asked them to get off. Image: scott olson/Getty Images “They said that we were being disorderly and a hazard to the rest of the flight, to the safety of the other customers,” the groom told KHOU-TV. A United spokeswoman offered a different version of Saturday’s events. She said Hohl …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… New York, Khloe and Lamar, Dash Dolls and Life of Kylie, just to name a few. But television is only a sliver of the Gaines’ empire. They also own Magnolia Real Estate and Magnolia House, a vacation home they renovated on the show that is currently booked for the rest of 2017. In Waco, they have their own version of the Kardashians’ DASH stores The Silos. It’s a one-stop destination for everything you need to be more like Joanna Gaines. There’s a bakery featuring …

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ will be out in November

April 16, 2017

We already had a face thanks to the leaked trailer; now we have a name, a story, and most importantly a release date: Nov. 17. As for the rest of it: the hero(?) of our new Star Wars adventure is Iden Versio, who leads the Imperial special forces unit known as Inferno Squad. This elite unit which specializes in both ground and space battles will also be the subject of a book in summer 2017. SEE ALSO: 4 fascinating details after a closer look at the ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ …

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How to be a persuasive leader (hint: it’s about the ‘moment before’)

April 13, 2017

… to pre-suade optimally. But how? The rest of Pre-Suasion sets about answering that question. And yet for leaders, another how remains: How does this apply to me? In other words, what pre-suasive principles stand out when it comes to initiating organizational change, motivating teams, and guiding projects? What are the common pitfalls that come not just from ignoring the moment before but mishandling it? And most importantly, how can companies create a culture of unity to foster agreement and …

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11-year-old kills himself after texting prank

April 11, 2017

(CNN)An 11-year-old boy who died last week of injuries suffered in a March suicide attempt will be laid to rest Tuesday. When Tysen Benz of Marquette, Michigan, hanged himself March 14, he left no note. But his mother, Katrina Goss, says Benz was the victim of a prank that drove him to take his own life. According to Goss, Benz killed himself after receiving text messages that led him to believe a girl he considered his girlfriend had herself committed suicide. …

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Katy Perry Googling hot pictures of herself to feel better is weirdly relatable

April 7, 2017

Sometimes all it takes is one really good, hot Instagram picture to remind you that you’re not as gross as you think you are. And no one knows this better than Katy Perry. The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer posted a super hot photo of herself on Instagram, which is not unusual for a super hot celebrity to do. But the caption is what really sets this photo apart from the rest. was feeling insecure about my last two posts so A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Apr …

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Everything we know about the ‘Walking Dead’ Season 7 finale

April 1, 2017

… Eugene believes she wants to use to end her own life, but with Negan somehow aware that Rick is planning a rebellion (damn you, Gregory!) will she get the chance to use it before the baseball bat-wielding villain puts his new plan into action? In the teaser for the April 2 finale, titled “The First Day of the rest of Your Life,” we see that Negan still has a use for Sasha which isn’t a position anyone wants to be in: “You are gonna help make sure things get back on …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

… furniture and jewelry is Dubai’s take on a Middle Eastern souk. There’s no hustle and bustle, no dirty corridors or fake goods. Instead shoppers can browse in perfumed, air-conditioned corridors and rest in between stress-free shopping at one of the many bars or restaurants in the complex. Unsurprisingly, locals and expats don’t shop here, although it has become a social hangout, and visitors can pick up a well-made gift at an inflated price if they’re so inclined. …

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Fitbit’s Alta HR looks great — but leaves some activity tracking potential on the table

March 28, 2017

… Sleeping in style Fitbit is also rolling out some advanced sleep features: Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights. Sleep Stages isn’t just for the Alta HR the new tracking feature is hitting all Fitbit devices with the PurePulse, so Charge 2 and Blaze owners will also receive the update. With Sleep Stages, the wearable’s sensors hone in on the distinct levels of sleep throughout each night, giving you even more detailed coverage of your rest. You’ll know around how long you spent in …

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Ex-spies weigh in on Russian hacking allegations

March 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s campaign and its alleged ties to Russia has been a big part of the political conversation this week. Russia’s interest in the United States is not new. During the Cold War, Russian agents were planted on US soil to spy on the country, and many of them were caught by the FBI. CNN spoke to KGB and FBI agents about the Russia hacking allegations and how espionage has changed over the years. Jack Barsky …

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Musicians and others pay respects to iconic rock’n’roller Chuck Berry

March 19, 2017

… breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain’t bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever. Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 18, 2017 Music was changed forever by Chuck Berrys indescribable impact. What a great life in music. pic.twitter.com/JA9sWI9MHg LA Reid (@LA_Reid) March 18, 2017 The King is dead. RIP Chuck Berry. marc maron (@marcmaron) March 18, 2017 Wow… Chuck Berry … rest In Peace. Just wow… JOE BONAMASSA (@JBONAMASSA) March 18, 2017 Oh …

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Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

March 18, 2017

“It was a bit awkward,” she recalls. “I was like, ‘Are you ok?’ and he said, ‘Yeah. But you need to do that. You have to do that for the rest of your life.” She took his advice – choosing to attend the pop-focussed Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts instead of her original choice, the Birmingham Conservatoire. By the time she reached her third year of studies, she’d already been signed by a record label and moved to London. Her debut …

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