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5 books not to miss: Oprah Winfrey's 'The Path Made Clear,' Maisie Dobbs' 'White Elephant'
Oprah Winfrey dispenses wisdom and life advice, Maisie Dobbs has another adventure and Damon Young writes a memoir on race.        
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How to Make Your MVP Truly Cost-Effective
Manual-first, then automation.
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The new iMac is $200 off, and PlayStation Plus subscriptions are 25 percent off
Several of the week’s best deals have been happening for the past few days, but they’re worth highlighting again. The new iMac with a Retina 4K display is $200 off during the preorder phase at B&H Photo. This model features an 8th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 555X discrete graphics, and of course, a 4K screen. One major downside is its 1TB 5,400RPM hard drive, which is embarrassingly slow for a modern computer, regardless of who manufactures it. If you’re all right with that, this is a good deal. A 25 percent-off discount for a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus has been a mainstay in our deals coverage this week. The subscription is usually $59.99, but you can get it now for $44.99. TCL’s 65-inch 6-series Roku-capable 4K HDR TV is $819.99 at Walmart, Amazon, and Target. This is the most affordable price that we’ve seen for this model, and it’s among the best 4K TVs that you can buy for under $1,000. Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Walmart still takes $30 off of a new Mario-themed Switch game when you buy a Nintendo Switch console. This sale was originally set to end on March 16th, but it’s obviously lasted quite a bit longer than expected. There are two generations of Pixel phones on sale this weekend. The Google Pixel 3 starts at $599 ($200 off) at the Google Store. If you want to save a little money on Google’s last-gen phone, Best Buy is selling the Google Pixel 2 XL for $399.99 without a carrier commitment. Just hit “Activate Later” on the product page to opt out of signing up for service.
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Who is running for president in 2020? An interactive guide
The 2020 field has become crowded in recent weeks. Here's a look at who has announced their candidacy or opened an exploratory committee in the hunt for the presidency.        
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Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million to contract
Chris Sale, Red Sox agree to guaranteeing an additional $145 million from 2020-24        
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The Islamic State Has Not Been Defeated
Make no mistake: The group will be back unless the conditions that gave birth to it are addressed.
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Defying Allies, Italy Signs On to New Silk Road With China
The move by Italy to join China’s “One Belt One Road” project crystallized shifting geopolitical balances and the populist Italian government’s willingness to break with its traditional partners.
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NASA posts image of a powerful fireball exploding over Earth
Boom. A radiant fireball exploded over the remote Bering Sea in Dec. 2018, though it wasn't until some three months later that scientists, scouring satellite images, discovered the dramatic event. NASA's Terra satellite — an Earth-observing satellite the size of a small school bus — also unwittingly documented the fiery explosion, and the space agency released photos of the meteor's violent passage through Earth's atmosphere on Friday. Fireballs — which are bright meteors breaking apart in the atmosphere — are common events, though this December explosion was quite potent, as the most powerful known fireball since 2013. Read more...More about Space, Nasa, Science, Meteor, and Fireball
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Robert Kraft's attorney sounds off on charges: 'There was no human trafficking'
The attorney for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is pushing back against the prostitution charges facing his client in Florida.        
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Drug Prices on TV? They May Be Coming.
The Trump administration has drafted a rule that would require drug makers to disclose their prices in television ads, but the industry fears sticker shock and is fighting back.
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Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History’
Unlike Obamacare, emerging plans would sweep away the private health insurance system. What would that mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?
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Hold onto your butts: A tour through Kualoa Ranch, aka real world Jurassic Park
You can visit the Hawaiian ranch where Kong: Skull Island, Krippendorf's Tribe once filmed.
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A first look at Microsoft’s new Chromium-powered Edge browser
Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chromium. The software maker has been testing versions of this browser internally at Microsoft, and now The Verge has secured an exclusive first look at the early work thanks to source who wishes to remain anonymous. While the previously leaked screenshots made Edge look very similar to Chrome, Microsoft is adding its own touches and animations to make it look and feel like a Windows browser. When you first install the Chromium version of Edge, Microsoft will prompt you to import favorites, passwords, and browsing history from Chrome or Edge (depending on your default). The setup screen also prompts you to pick a style for the default tab page before you start browsing. Most of the user interface of the browser is a mix of Chrome and Edge, and Microsoft has clearly tried to add its own little touches here and there. There’s a read aloud accessibility option, and it simply reads the page out loud like it does in existing versions of Edge. Microsoft also has support for extensions, and a dedicated extensions page for ones that it has approved. You’ll also be able to install Chrome extensions from Google’s online store, just by flipping a switch in the extensions setting. This could be your new default browser on Windows We’ve tried a number of extensions like 1Password and Ghostery, and they work just like you’d expect them to in Chrome. Microsoft is offering up sync support for extensions in the settings interface for this new version of Edge, but it doesn’t look like it will be available straight away. The page notes that “more of the features listed above will become available for sync in the coming months.” You can only currently sync favorites, but not settings, history, extensions, open tabs, passwords, and autofill information. For an early version of Edge built on Chromium, Microsoft’s new browser feels very polished. It’s also very fast to launch and browse around with. If Microsoft can keep up this good work and keep Edge optimized in the future, I can’t see a reason to need to use Chrome on Windows anymore. I would never have recommended Edge before as it was often slow, clunky, and didn’t always work with websites properly. This new Edge feels entirely different, thanks to its Chromium backend. It’s not yet clear when Microsoft will make this new version of Edge available publicly, but given the most recent internal builds are stable and work well, it’s likely to arrive very soon. We’ll keep you updated on exactly when Microsoft plans to start beta testing its Chromium-powered Edge browser. Microsoft’s new Edge
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Dyson sale shatters prices on vacuums in time for spring cleaning
Steep price cuts on Dyson vacuum cleaners for the spring cleaning season help you save money on the tools you need to do the job. We've found the best discounts on Dyson vacuums from Amazon and Walmart and put them all in one place. The post Dyson sale shatters prices on vacuums in time for spring cleaning appeared first on Digital Trends.
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What Robert Mueller's lack of new indictments could mean for Donald Trump
A decision not to charge someone who has been under investigation does not mean that they are innocent.        
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Islamic State 'caliphate' defeated, but threat persists
U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate", but the jihadist group remains a threat from sleeper cells around the world.
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NCAA Bracket 2019: Updated Schedule and Bold Predictions for the Round of 32
The NCAA tournament field has been cut in half from 64 teams to 32 over the past two days, and for many college basketball fans, that means their bracket has been busted...
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Russian collusion is a dead end. But the Robert Mueller report doesn't end the danger for Trump.
The greatest threat to Trump and his family is from investigators in New York. They have easier cases than Mueller. I predict more indictments soon.        
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LeBron James: Lakers Missing Playoffs 'Not What We Signed Up For'
Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward LeBron James said missing the playoffs is "not what we signed up for" after the team was eliminated from postseason contention with a 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night...
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‘I finally cracked it’: An abridged history of Apple’s TV efforts over the years
Apple has been trying to do something big with TV for more than a decade, dating all the way back to when it first previewed the “iTV” streaming box in 2006. Years later, Apple is still trying to break into the TV industry with its biggest push yet: a streaming service expected to be announced at the company’s upcoming “It’s show time” event on March 25th, complete with original Apple-produced TV shows and movies that will be exclusive to the service. But it’s been a long road for Apple to get to this point, one filled with shifting strategies, corporate disagreements, and outright failures in negotiating with both cable companies and content providers. Below is an abridged history outlining how we got here, from rumors to hardware to software. September 12th, 2006: Apple announces the “iTV” set-top box (which would later be renamed as the Apple TV) for in-home syncing and streaming of local iTunes content to a TV, set to launch in 2007, marking the formal start of Apple’s TV ambitions. January 9th, 2007: The original Apple TV set-top launches. Future software updates eventually untether it from iTunes, and give customers the ability to stream and purchase iTunes TV shows and movies directly on the device. August 20th, 2009: Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster makes his first prediction that Apple will create a television set, with a release estimated for 2011. Munster also predicts a new version of an Apple TV with TV input and DVR functions, similar to a TiVo, and a Netflix-like iTunes TV pass that would give access to TV show content on iTunes for a fixed monthly fee, replacing a cable subscription. September 1st, 2010: Apple launches the second generation of the Apple TV. It now includes select third-party apps, including Netflix, allowing customers to stream TV and movie content from non-iTunes sources. Over time, more TV sources are added, including Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO, and most major channels and networks. “I finally cracked it.” — Steve Jobs October 2011: In his biography by Walter Isaacson, Apple CEO Steve Jobs discusses his dream of creating an Apple-branded TV that would sync with other Apple devices and iCloud. “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it,” Jobs famously says. October 24th, 2011: Bolstered by Jobs’ comments, Munster once again predicts a true Apple TV: an Apple-branded television set that would combine live TV shows with iCloud content and feature Siri support for searching show titles and actor names. Munster notes that Apple is already prototyping TV sets. November 30th, 2011: Munster repeats his prediction of an Apple TV set, with a launch in time for the 2012 holiday season. He also notes that an Apple TV set would be able to be controlled with an iPhone as well as Siri, and claims that it would feature an App Store, similar to iOS, for downloading new apps and games. According to Munster, customers would still need a cable subscription, because Apple wouldn’t have enough original content otherwise. But all that would be needed was for customers to plug in a coaxial cable, he said, after which Apple’s software would do the rest. March 16th, 2012: Apple releases the third-generation Apple TV. It’s nearly identical to the second-generation model, but with a faster processor and support for 1080p video. May 29th, 2012: At the D10 conference, Tim Cook calls the TV market an “area of intense interest” for Apple. “I don’t think Apple has to own a content business,” he says. “We haven’t had an issue getting content.” August 15th, 2012: The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is in negotiations with various cable companies to provide an Apple TV set-top box with live TV capabilities. “An area of intense interest,” — Tim Cook September 6th, 2012: Bloomberg reports that Apple won’t be releasing a new Apple TV set-top box or a full-fledged television that year due to stalled talks with cable companies. The core issues: cable companies are reluctant to cede control over things like UI presentation and hardware sales. November 20th, 2012: Gene Munster issues a research note predicting an Apple TV set by holiday 2013, with support for Siri and FaceTime. “The biggest item unlikely to come with the TV will be unbundled channels,” says Munster. May 28th, 2013: Tim Cook says that TV is a “great interest” with a “grand vision” for Apple at the D11 conference. May 29th, 2013: Bolstered by Cook’s comments at D11, Munster predicts Apple will launch a TV set by the end of 2014. January 29th, 2014: 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reports that Apple is testing a new Apple TV set-top box that would let users watch live TV with “an Apple-designed user interface atop their content,” featuring a built-in TV tuner and the ability to control existing cable boxes. February 12th, 2014: Reports from Bloombergand The Wall Street Journal say that Apple is working with Time Warner Cable to release a set-top box later that year that would provide access to live TV. March 23rd, 2014: The Information reports that Apple is working with Comcast (which has now acquired Time Warner Cable) for a set-top box that would “blend live TV listings with apps and web video, with a big focus on gaming.” Apple tries to make its own TV bundle by working with programmers directly February 4th, 2015: Apple reportedly shifts TV strategy, is now in talks directly with TV programmers to provide its own over-the-top TV bundle, similar to Sling TV or PS Vue. March 17th, 2015: The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple and Comcast’s previous talks have broken down, and that Apple is now pursuing its own TV bundle of around 25 channels that the company would offer directly over the internet. ABC, CBS, and Fox are said to be in negotiations, although not Comcast-owned NBC. March 17th, 2015: Bolstered by reports of Apple’s over-the-top service, Gene Munster predicts an Apple TV set as its next major product. May 18th, 2015:The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has shelved its 4K TV project, citing a lack of unique features that would have allowed Apple to offer a breakout product in the marketplace. May 19th, 2015: Gene Munster publishes a research note titled “Facing The Reality of No Apple Television.” September 9th, 2015: Apple announces the fourth-generation Apple TV, featuring an App Store and integrated Siri for suggestions and search. Notably, Apple doesn’t launch its own live TV service — instead, the company points to Siri and third-party apps as a content aggregation and discovery system. February 12th, 2016: The Hollywood Reporter reports that Apple is creating its first original TV series, a dark drama called Vital Signs starring Dr. Dre (co-founder of the now Apple-owned Beats). The series is reportedly set to premiere on Apple Music. March 24th, 2016: Apple announces a second original TV series, (later named Planet of the Apps) a Shark Tank-style reality show based around pitching app ideas. July 26th, 2016: Apple orders a Carpool Karaoke TV series, also intended for release on Apple Music. The era of Apple-produced TV begins December 12th, 2016: Apple launches a centralized “TV” app for the Apple TV and other devices to aggregate all streaming and purchased content in a single hub, complete with recommendations and integration with live TV streaming apps. But the app is severely limited — Apple can only link out to other apps, not start the streams directly, and support at launch isn’t comprehensive. June 16th, 2017: Apple hires Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg from Sony Pictures Television. The two will serve in “newly created positions overseeing all aspects of video programming” for Apple. June 7th, 2017: Planet of the Apps launches as Apple’s first original TV series. The show is available on Apple Music exclusively for subscribers to the music service. August 8th, 2017: Carpool Karaoke premieres on Apple Music. August 16th, 2017: The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is preparing to invest over $1 billion in both buying and producing original content, with a goal of producing up to ten shows that could premiere on either Apple Music or a new TV streaming service. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge September 22nd, 2017: Apple launches the Apple TV 4K, an updated version of the fourth-generation Apple TV set with 4K support. From a software perspective, the new box adds no new television features, live or otherwise. October 2017 - June 2018: Apple-produced series are announced, including Amazing Stories, a drama about a network morning show starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, a space drama from Ronald D. Moore, an “epic, world-building drama” named See,a series from Damien Chazelle,a thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, a deal with Oprah, and an adaptation of Issac Asimov’s Foundation books, among others. February 15th, 2018: Apple renews Carpool Karaoke for a second season, the first season renewal for an original Apple television series. June 27th, 2018: The Information reports that Apple is considering a streaming bundle that would offer Apple Music, its TV service, and a news service together in a single subscription. March 25th: “It’s show time.” January 8th, 2019: Tim Cook says that Apple will “announce new services this year.” January 29th, 2019: Apple’s video streaming service is rumored to launch in spring 2019. March 13th, 2019: Apple reportedly said to be working to bundle streaming services like HBO and Showtime with its TV service to bolster content alongside its original programming. March 11th, 2019: Apple announces “It’s show time” event for March 25th, where the company is expected to announce details on its new TV streaming service.
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Google’s multiyear quest to overcome id’s Stadia streaming skepticism
A "lackluster" 2016 demo gradually evolved into successful blind comparison tests today.
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Ars Technica
This week in tech history: Android Wear, Twitter and Friendster
At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come -- that's what This Week in Tech History will do. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, a...
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Space Photos of the Week: True Colors Shining Through
From nebulae to Andromeda to candy-colored Titan, space is full of spring hues.
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WIRED
Northern US and Canada will have rare chance to see Northern Lights, forecast says
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center suggests that the aurora borealis — or Northern Lights — could be visible as far south as Iowa and Colorado.        
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Lakers found the limits of LeBron James’ power
L.A. has officially been eliminated from playoff contention. What now? As interesting and meaningful as finding the extent of a superhero’s powers is finding their limits. So it goes with LeBron James, who has been showing us what he is capable of for 16 seasons and is now showing us what even he cannot do. The L.A. Lakers were officially eliminated from the playoffs on Friday night with a loss to the Brooklyn Nets. They are 31-41 on the season. With one more loss, they will finish with a losing record for the sixth straight season. If they finish 3-7 or worse, they will have secured the worst win-loss record of LeBron’s entire career. What this season proves above all else is that despite his extraordinary skill and production, at this stage of his career, you need something more than LeBron to make the playoffs, especially in the Western Conference. He is not, as most of us thought in July and October and even January, instant excellence in a bottle for a team without much else going for it. The Lakers front office was either among those who believed LeBron was enough, or the Lakers front office believed that the questionable pieces placed around LeBron — the meme team free agents and the holdover kids from the preceding tank era — were enough help to let LeBron carry the proud franchise back to glory. Nope and nope. The free agents were largely disasters, especially in the context of the free agents who the Lakers had let walk and who signed short-term deals elsewhere (Brook Lopez, Julius Randle). The kids were actually pretty good, but Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball suffered major injuries down the stretch that wrecked progress. Altogether, under the circumstances, you’d consider the supporting cast the worst of LeBron’s career. Add in that LeBron missed more games due to injury than at any point in his career, and that his production was on the lower end of what he is capable of, and that the fight for the playoffs was especially tough in the West this season — the No. 8 seed will probably end up with 47 wins — and you get a stew of defeat for the Lakers. LeBron was a lot, an MVP candidate for a couple months even. But he was not enough. The last two seasons we learned that LeBron, despite his unparalleled greatness, was not enough to carry a good supporting cast into a series against the Light Years Ahead Warriors and win it, or even really challenge them. Now we know a different, less illustrious contour: LeBron (at this age) is not good enough to carry one of the league’s worst supporting casts to the playoffs in a tough conference. The open question that will debated in the doldrums as we wait to see the Lakers’ lottery fate and whether L.A. stays in the Anthony Davis chase is how much this failure said about LeBron’s future and, thus, the Lakers’ future. Like it or not, the Lakers’ near-term future is interlaced with that of LeBron. I wrote about why trading LeBron is basically impossible for the Lakers, even if it’s legally allowed. So it’s worth assessing how much of the smoldering wreckage we’re all admiring should be pinned on LeBron vs. everything else. The Lakers were +2.5 points per 48 minutes when LeBron played (tops among regulars) and -7.5 points per 48 minutes when he was not on the court (lowest among regulars). If LeBron played every minute of every game without it impacting his performance, the Lakers would be a pretty good team, on the cusp of the No. 8 seed in the West. If LeBron never played, the Lakers would be in No. 14 place in the West. As it stands, given LeBron’s long injury absence and reduced minutes since the playoffs became a pipe dream, the Lakers are closer to No. 14 than No. 8. So this is really a two-fold problem in respect to those on-off numbers: the Lakers weren’t good enough to guarantee a playoff bid when LeBron played, and they were absolutely atrocious when he sat. Now here’s a twist: the Cavaliers weren’t that great with LeBron on the court last season (+1.7 per 48 minutes), but they weren’t really, really bad with him off the court (-1.5 per 48) and he played an absurd amount of minutes (more than 3,000). Add in the easier schedule for East teams and some game-by-game fortune, and Cleveland won 50 games. LeBron will have played just about 2,000 minutes this season, and the rest of the Lakers are substantially worse than the rest of the Cavaliers were last season. So while LeBron’s personal impact isn’t far off from what was a 50-win effort just a season ago, everything else adds up to make it very much not enough. The questions then become whether LeBron can stay on the court for 2,500 minutes or so in future seasons, whether new teammates can help him make a bigger impact when he’s on the floor, and whether the non-LeBron Lakers of the future can be better than awful when he sits. The solution here is getting better teammates for LeBron and hoping LeBron remains healthy, which is so obvious and basic that it hurts to write. But it’s true! The Lakers have a superstar. It is not enough. Get him some help and hope for the best. We have learned this season that these Lakers aren’t good enough to allow LeBron to return the Lakers to glory, and that LeBron is not good enough to bring these Lakers back to glory. Now we see if the front office can change that.
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Benfica President: Joao Felix One of Portugal's Best Since Cristiano Ronaldo
Benfica p resident Luis Filipe Vieira has called Joao Felix one of the best talents to emerge from Portugal since Cristiano Ronaldo. The club's chief recently spoke to Tuttosport (h/t Calciomercato...
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Apple might reveal its game subscription service at Monday’s event
Apple is expected to announce new services in TV, news, and finance (with a rumored credit card linked to Goldman Sachs) at its March 25th event. But there’s a chance we might also get a look at the company’s iOS game subscription service come Monday, as well. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is “discussing” the gaming service with potential partners. Cheddar first reported about the service in late January, which would let users play a bundle of games in exchange for a monthly fee. If the news subscription service is being referred to as the “Netflix for news or magazines,” then this would be a similar concept focused on gaming. For the game bundle subscription, Bloomberg notes that Apple is “likely considering” paid games only. Any titles that depend on a freemium model — free-to-play but with in-app purchases — won’t be part of the deal. That would result in hits like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile being left out, but Minecraft, Stardew Valley, Heads Up!, Monument Valley 1 and 2, and NBA 2K19 are all the kind of paid games that could be eligible. Customers would be charged monthly to access a bundle of those premium games, and game developers would be paid based on how frequently members of the service play their title. “The company would collect these monthly fees, then divide up the revenue between developers based on how much time users spend playing their games,” Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said. Apple could reveal its game subscription service at Monday’s event — or the company might instead choose to hold off until its WWDC keynote. It probably makes more sense to announce such a move in front of game makers attending the conference. Apple’s games service will focus exclusively on iOS and won’t be a cloud-based streaming effort like those from Microsoft, Sony, and most recently Google, which announced its new Stadia platform earlier this week.
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Saturday's Best Deals: Bose Headphones, Samsung QLED TVs, Reebok Sale, and More
A Nintendo Switch deal, iRobot Roomba, Fire tablets and a MuscleTech Gold Box kick off Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
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Trump-Russia report main findings awaited, U.S. lawmakers seek quick public release
The top U.S. law enforcement official could release as early as Saturday the main findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on his 22-month-long inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election and any potential wrongdoing by President Donald Trump.
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Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum
Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May's premiership.
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Board game review: Ultimate Werewolf Legacy
Get ready to devour some villagers.
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Smart grids are essential to prevent old power infrastructure from holding back the US economy
In March 2018, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report detailing how Russian operatives had launched a handful of attacks across segments of the US’s critical infrastructure, including the power grid. The report spurred a wave of headlines claiming that Russia would soon be able to take over parts of the power grid as it did in Ukraine in 2015. Grid modernization is vital to the future of the US economy, and recent events have underscored a particularly vulnerable sector that needs to be addressed in the coming years. Unfortunately, this is a longstanding issue, and… This story continues at The Next Web
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NCAA Tournament 2019: Updated Bracket Predictions for Weekend Action
The 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament rolls on Saturday and Sunday with 16 second-round contests. Kentucky, Michigan and Gonzaga are among the first marquee teams attempting ...
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National Puppy Day deals, plus iPad Pro, Nintendo Switch, and iRobot on sale for Mar. 23
Why not celebrate National Puppy Day by spoiling your puppy with premium supplies from Walmart; offering up to 38% off select dog food, and 10% off Seresto flea and tick collars. Spoil your pup into adulthood with PupBox; they are offering the first box for only $5 with 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions using code OFFERS5. Each box will contain toys, treats, accessories, and training information. Here are the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, BuyDig, and Best Buy for Saturday, March. 23:  Best of the best What is the best pet deal today? In our opinion, we think Amazon's iRobot Roomba 640 robot vacuum daily deal offer for only $229.99 is a great device for any pet owner. You can schedule the Roomba to automatically clean all the dog hairs and debris left from your pup with it's 3 stage cleaning system. This could be a pet owner's best friend. Read more...More about Home, Pets, Smart Home, Consumer Tech, and Mashable Shopping IMAGE: AMAZON $229.99 $70 OFF (23%) $299.99 iRobot Roomba 640 Pet Robot Vacuum -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $22.12 $60.87 OFF (73%) $82.99 MuscleTech 73.7oz Phase8 Protein Powder -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $22.83 $7.16 OFF (24%) $29.99 Purely Inspired 32oz 100% Pure MCT Oil -- See Details IMAGE: WORLD MARKET Save 30% reg price Dining Furniture "with code DINING30" -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $49.99 $40 OFF (44%) $89.99 Hamilton Beach 49968 FlexBrew Connected Single-Serve Coffee Maker -- See Details IMAGE: HOME DEPOT Up to 40% off Select Edible Spring Gardening and Hydroponic Supplies -- See Details IMAGE: PUPBOX First box for only $5 on a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription "with code OFFERS5" -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART Up to 38% off Select Premium Dog Food -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART 10% off Select Seresto Flea and Tick Collars -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $39.99 $34.99 OFF (47%) $74.98 Echo Dot 3rd Gen Speaker with Amazon Smart Plug -- See Details IMAGE: BUYDIG $129 $89 OFF (41%) $218 Google Home Hub plus Mini Speaker and $50 Hulu Gift Card "with code ABN13" -- See Details IMAGE: BUYDIG $499 $1,500 OFF (75%) $1,999 LG 55SK8000PUA 55" 4K HDR Smart LED TV "with code AMH188" -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $949.99 $549.01 OFF (37%) $1,499 Asus ROG Strix Hero II 15.6" Gaming Laptop with GTX 1060, Intel Core i7-8750H, 256GB PCIe SSD, 8GB RAM and COD4 Black Ops -- See Details IMAGE: BUYDIG $2,297 $703 OFF (23%) $3,000 LG 4K UHD Laser Smart Home Theater Projector with $200 Visa Gift Card -- See Details IMAGE: BEST BUY $399.99 $450 OFF (53%) $849.99 Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB Verizon Smartphone -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $15 $44.99 OFF (75%) $59.99 Grand Theft Auto V - PlayStation 4 -- See Details IMAGE: NINTENDO $328.53 $35.34 OFF (10%) $363.87 Nintendo Switch Console with 1 Mario Game, 1 Mario Pins, and Carrying Case -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $749 $50 OFF (6%) $799 Apple iPad Pro 11" 64GB WiFi Space Gray Tablet -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $349 $289.99 OFF (45%) $638.99 Intex Pure Spa 4-Person Home Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $229.99 $70 OFF (23%) $299.99 iRobot Roomba 640 Pet Robot Vacuum -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $39.99 $34.99 OFF (47%) $74.98 Echo Dot 3rd Gen Speaker with Amazon Smart Plug -- See Details IMAGE: BUYDIG $129 $89 OFF (41%) $218 Google Home Hub plus Mini Speaker and $50 Hulu Gift Card "with code ABN13" -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $29.49 $10.5 OFF (26%) $39.99 TP-Link HS200 Kasa Smart Light Switch -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $208.35 $191.64 OFF (48%) $399.99 Neato Robotics 945-0235 Botvac WiFi Connected D3 Robot Vacuum -- See Details IMAGE: BEST BUY $39 $10 OFF (20%) $49 Google Home Mini Smart Speaker with Wemo Mini WiFi Smart Plug -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $359.98 $100 OFF (22%) $459.98 2x Amazon Echo Show 10" 720p Alexa-Enabled Touchscreens -- See Details
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Saturday’s 2nd-round NCAA Tournament TV schedule
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