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Cruz calls Senate health plan 'precarious'

Cruz calls Senate health plan 'precarious'

Republicans who grabbed every lever of political power in November are struggling to replace Obamacare with something better, however. Under Cruz and Lee, premium payments from these younger, healthier policy holders - who usually need less medical care - will help offset the cost of covering frillier ACA plans. Read More

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Air Ball: Lonzo falls flat in Summer League debut

His first play of the game was an alley-oop tossed from Steph Curry's-three-point range to a cutting Ingram that had the entire arena roaring. The 19-year-old Lonzo Ball , who will expectedly be the Los Angeles Lakers starting point guard next season , will have a plenty of knowledge to learn, and on a franchise that is now light on veteran players, it could be an uphill battle. Read More

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The real reason Amazon invented Prime Day

The real reason Amazon invented Prime Day

Christmas in July? If you're an Amazon aficionado, it sure feels like it. According to new data from securities research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Amazon Prime membership has increased 35 percent in one year, from 63 million USA members at the end of June 2016 to 85 million today. Read More

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Sony Isn't Letting PS4 Gamers Play With Other Consoles

You may wonder why one would play Minecraft in 4K, right? (For example: "if you buy the Greek Mythology pack on Nintendo Switch , you'll also own it on the mobile , Xbox One and Windows 10 Editions too - no extra charge)". The server browser is good news if you're looking for a fresh way to play the game . You'll have to play the Windows 10 Edition to take part, and not all of the consoles are included. Read More

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New iPhone feature to block texts while driving

Google is spearheading an educational campaign to teach pre-teen children how to protect themselves from scams, predators and other trouble. The new " Do not disturb while driving" mode seems to be Apple's solution to this problem. Apple released its own voice control device - HomePod , an intelligent home speaker powered by an A8 chip and an improved Siri virtual assistant. Read More

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Ill. House Passes Property Tax Freeze

Ill. House Passes Property Tax Freeze

Rauner and the state's top Democrats, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, have been at the odds since the governor took office in 2015 promising to make IL more economically competitive. The Executive Committee approved a proposal that eases the process of merging or dissolving townships or for cities to absorb townships of the same geographical area. Read More

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WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

In response, cyber spies around the world are calling on the skills of bedroom computer prodigies such as the 22-year-old surfer credited with helping to stop Friday's attack. According to him, Microsoft has released patches even for ATMs that fall under the end of support category (those running on outdated operating systems for which Microsoft has stopped providing support) and they will be upgrading patches on all the ATMs irrespective of whether they are affected by the ... Read More

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Brennan Says He Had Concerns About Russian Contacts With Trump Campaign

Brennan told how he called the head of the Russian intelligence service, the FSB, on August 4 of previous year. He said Russian Federation denied any attempts to interfere. Former CIA Director John Brennan says he thinks Russian Federation cooperates with WikiLeaks through middlemen. Now, as Republicans on the committee were quick to note, Brennan wasn't saying that he believed that the Trump campaign actively colluded with Russian Federation. Read More

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The internet is whipping out some Core-i9 tales

The internet is whipping out some Core-i9 tales

With the arrivals, first of the AMZ Ryzen and now of Intel's core i9 it is to be expected that the future desktop PC's will have a very fast processing speed. Sure, I could scamper over to an X99 configuration, but at this point it makes more sense to see what Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X bring to the table. Some leaks say they could go up to 160W, which is a bit worrisome without some serious cooling mechanism. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) now available at AT&T for $180

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) now available at AT&T for $180

To recall, Samsung Galaxy A5 runs on Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset while Galaxy A7 is powered by Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615. Whether the Galaxy Note 7R will be a hit remains to be seen. This means that the extra speed will not result in additional heat, meaning that the Galaxy Note 8 should be convenient to use while also extremely speedy. Read More

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Emma and Noah remain Social Security's most popular baby names for 2016

Emma and Noah remain Social Security's most popular baby names for 2016

In fact, in 2016, the name Donald dropped 45 spots below its 2015 baby name ranking, according to the Social Security Administration's yearly Popular Names list. Kylo Ren, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia and the grandson of Darth Vader, was a character in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens . Names after political figures overall didn't seem to be big hits with parents. Read More

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Apple makes $1B commitment toward more US manufacturing jobs

Apple makes $1B commitment toward more US manufacturing jobs

He said he expects sales performance in China to improve in the current quarter. So far, the guessing game has primarily focused on possible targets such as Netflix and Tesla Motors. In recent years, Apple has used a large chunk of its cash to provide its shareholders with extra income. Investors were unmoved, sending shares of the world's most valuable listed company down 1.9pc at $144.65 in after-hours trading. Read More

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Moto Z2 Play slims down at the expense of battery life

Moto Z2 Play slims down at the expense of battery life

Once you enter this mode (it's not on by default), you can pin apps to the navigation bar, thus being able to quickly go from one to another without having to invoke the multitasking menu. This is to note that the Productivity Mode can be switched on and off. based on user's requirement. The screenshot also reveals that the tablet is going to be powered by Android. Read More

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