Why ‘Rich Dad’ author Robert Kiyosaki still thinks the market is about to crash
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:24:57 +0000
He predicted an epic market crash last year. It didn’t happen. What now?
The Wall Street Journal: Fidelity offers buyouts to 3,000 older workers
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:15:12 +0000
Fidelity Investments is offering 3,000 of its older employees voluntary buyouts.
Economic Report: Consumer confidence hits 15-year high
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:14:12 +0000
Americans are the most confident in the U.S. economy in 15 years, buoyed by the strongest job market in years.
Capitol Report: Baby ‘boom’ times for the home improvement industry as America ages
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:13:24 +0000
More Americans are opting to stay in their homes, a trend that will require significant home renovations, according to several analyses.
Should you pay for a home warranty?
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:10:35 +0000
If you’re going to get one, here’s how to use it correctly.
These 4 colors can be the kiss of death when selling your home
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:10:17 +0000
Painting your home with a weird color either inside or out could repel prospective buyers.
3 tax scams you should watch out for
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:10:02 +0000
Phishing and malware are very successful ways for criminals to get your information.
Want to save enough to retire in your 30s? This guy did
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:09:49 +0000
Life and money tips from a savings expert.
Peter Morici: Why this economist says stocks are still cheap
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:05:16 +0000
The stock market is setting new highs, but the bull market has plenty to room left to run, writes Peter Morici.
Israel evicts settlers in West Bank
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:07:52 +0000
Israeli forces began evacuating nine homes in the West Bank settlement of Ofra, following a Supreme Court decision that ruled they were built on private Palestinian land. Dozens of settlers and their supporters were protesting on the rooftops as military and police forces handed the evacuation orders to settler leaders and asked them to cooperate peacefully and avoid confrontation. >>> Read more about the settler evacuation at the AP. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
Thousands of French people want Barack Obama to be their next president
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:08:16 +0000
More than 40,000 people have signed a spoof petition calling for Barack Obama to be the next president of France. SEE ALSO: Obama and Richard Branson fought over kitesurfing and we're never getting him back As France prepares for its general election in May, an unofficial campaign has been launched to "bring France out of its apathy" and elect Barack Obama as France's new president. "We would like to make a big splash in electing a foreign president as head of our beautiful country," reads the campaign's manifesto."Barack Obama completed his second presidential term as POTUS on the 21 January, why not hire him as president of France?" the manifesto says. The campaign is hoping for 1 million pledges to vote for the former POTUS in order to convince Obama to stand in the next election. Oui on peut ... (?) #obama2017 #streetsofparis pic.twitter.com/v6ptl9DSJB — Romuald COUSTRE (@rcoustre) February 21, 2017 The reasons listed on the campaign site explain why Obama is perfect for the role. According to the manifesto, he has the best CV in the world for the job."Because it's still possible to vote for a president and not against a candidate. Because at a time when France is getting ready for a massive vote in favour of the far right, we can still give a lesson in democracy to the planet in electing a foreign French president," the manifesto continues. The group behind the campaign describe themselves as "four thirty-something Parisians" but they have not identified themselves. They explained their objectives to Mashable FR. "We've had enough of voting
against candidates rather than voting
for a president," they explained. "We found ourselves dreaming about what could happen if the world of politics could offer us a figure we admire and who makes us feel calm when we look to the future," they continued. They say they decided to put those thoughts into action by launching the campaign, which has since garnered the support of thousands of people. "We just wanted to make voters think, to piss off our politicians and to make everyone dream," they continued. Another Obama presidency, anyone?! BONUS: The Obamas got real emotional at the president's farewell address
Starbucks CEO says chain ready to enter Italy after 35 years
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:30:24 +0000
MILAN (AP) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's vision for the chain was largely inspired by the coffee bars he saw on his first trip to Milan more than three decades ago. But it took the company growing to about 26,000 stores in 75 countries to win the credibility he felt necessary to make the leap into the country that gave espresso to the world.
Capitol Report: How the stock market has reacted to State of the Union speeches
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:42:19 +0000
President Donald Trump is due to speak to Congress on Tuesday night, and investors will be looking for plenty of clues about tax policy, Obamacare and other market-sensitive items from his speech. Here’s how the stock market has performed after such speeches.
Plane crashes into southern California neighborhood
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:17:41 +0000
At least 3 people are dead and two others are injured after a small plane crashed into homes, sparking a massive fire.
Indians mourn Kansas shooting victim in home-town funeral
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:19:25 +0000
Dozens of people gathered in the Indian city of Hyderabad on Tuesday for the funeral of an engineer shot dead in the United States last week, an attack that has raised fears for the safety of Indians abroad. A white U.S. Navy veteran has been charged with the murder of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, in a case that U.S. authorities are investigating as a possible hate crime, the official term for crimes motivated by bias or prejudice. Friends stood around Kuchibhotla's body which was garlanded with flowers ahead of his last rites, while some relatives wiped away tears, television footage showed.
ISIS Straps Explosives on Puppy, Sends It To Iraqi Militia
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:48:26 +0000
The pup survived the attack after being spotted by Iraqi militia members.
Full Obamacare Repeal Opposed By Two-Thirds Of Americans
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:38:01 +0000
President Donald Trump says he never knew repealing Obamacare would be so complicated.
Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:05:47 +0000
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito.
Mom of 2-Year-Old Twins Who Died in House Fire as They Were Home Alone Pleads Guilty
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:52:00 +0000
She reportedly went out to buy marijuana.
Trump’s Defense-Heavy Budget Plan Sets Up Showdown With State Dept.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:51:19 +0000
Will Rex Tillerson resist a plan to gut the State Department?
Tenet Healthcare revenue misses estimates, shares slump
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:48:12 +0000
(Reuters) - Tenet Healthcare Corp's quarterly revenue fell for the first time in six years missing estimates, hurt by weak demand and the hospital operator forecast lower-than-expected full year earnings. Tenet's shares fell 10 percent in extended trading on Monday. The third largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, which had long-term debt of about $15 billion as of Dec. 31, has been cutting costs and selling hospitals, focusing on raising its hospital unit margins to turn its business around.
Did Casey Anthony Accidentally Kill Caylee?
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:16:27 +0000
Judge Belvin Perry, who presided over Anthony's 2011 criminal trial, told an Orlando blog recently he thought the Florida mother may have used chloroform on her daughter.
The Latest: Authorities stop releasing water at Oroville
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:13:07 +0000
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the damaged Oroville Dam in Northern California (all times local):
Trump receives plan for ramped-up ISIS war
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:09:13 +0000
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday received a package of options for escalating or transforming the war on ISIS, setting in motion a process that could lead him to expand the presence of American forces fighting the terrorist army on the ground. Defense Secretary James Mattis briefed top national security officials at the White House on the Pentagon-led proposal, which includes military recommendations but also proposals for how to starve the so-called Islamic State of funds and combat the group online, where it has recruited and radicalized perpetrators of attacks in Europe and the United States. It’s not clear when Trump will put his stamp on the undeclared war he inherited from his predecessor, a campaign that has rolled back the rampaging death cult in Iraq but has posted less significant gains in neighboring Syria.
Federal appeals court to consider Michigan county's prayers
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:55:25 +0000
DETROIT (AP) — A full federal appeals court will consider whether a Michigan county's tradition of Christian-only prayers at public meetings violates the U.S. Constitution.
The Do’s And Don’t’s of Planning Birthday Parties: Robert Mugabe Edition
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:38:48 +0000
Who better to guide your birthday party planning than nonagenarian African autocrats?
Photos of the day - February 27, 2017
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:16:37 +0000
Female Polar bear cub Nanuq (polar bear in the Inuit language), born on November 7, 2016, is pictured with its mother Sesi during her first presentation to the public to mark International Polar Bear Day at the zoo of Mulhouse, France; A displaced Iraqi woman who just fled her home talks on the phone as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq; and, A performer from the Beija Flor samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These are just a few of the photos of the day for February 27, 2017. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
ABC News' Jonathan Karl presses Sean Spicer over administration's role in knocking down reports of Trump campaign's ties to Russia
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:46:25 +0000
White House press secretary Spicer said, "I think we did our job very effectively."
60-year sentence for abduction, slaying of Indiana toddler
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:07:08 +0000
SPENCER, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-month-old girl was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement.
Ash Monday celebration
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:46:47 +0000
Greeks traditionally celebrate Clean Monday, or Ash Monday, with a “flour war” in which revelers throw colored flour at each other on the streets. Clean Monday marks the beginning of Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Church calendar, and the start of a 40-day fast until Easter. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
Syria opposition seeks clarity from power-broker Russia at Geneva talks
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:04:51 +0000
By Yara Abi Nader and John Irish GENEVA (Reuters) - The main opposition group at Syrian peace talks in Geneva wants to meet Russian envoys to discuss what it says are Moscow's broken ceasefire promises, a move diplomats say aims to put pressure on the Russian-backed Syrian government delegation. Russia has sought to revive diplomacy since its air force helped the Syrian army and allied militias defeat rebels in Aleppo in December, President Bashar al-Assad's biggest victory in six years of war. Despite the announcement of a ceasefire, a weekend of bombings and air strikes in Syria has rattled the talks that began in Geneva last week.
What Does Trump Mean For Climate Change?Senator Bernie Sanders And Bill Nye Talked On Facebook Live Monday
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:39:28 +0000
Senator Sanders and Bill Nye the Science Guy sat down to talk climate change on Facebook Live Monday morning.
Germany sees "alarmingly high" number of anti-migrant crimes
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:11:10 +0000
BERLIN (AP) — Migrants and their homes in Germany faced more than 3,500 attacks in 2016, a number that is "alarmingly high and cause for concern," a German official said Monday, while adding that the crimes are being aggressively prosecuted and the numbers of such attacks are now falling.
Warren Buffett Discusses US Economy
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:34:13 +0000
Unlike President Donald Trump, Buffett doesn't see the New York Times as "failing."
Judge says police murder retrial on course for May 25 start
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:19:59 +0000
CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge said Monday the retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the death of an unarmed black man is on course to begin May 25.
Philippines condemns 'barbaric beheading' of German hostage
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:01:22 +0000
By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines and Germany condemned on Monday the beheading of an elderly German captive by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants who posted a video of the killing after a deadline for a $600,000 ransom passed. The video showed a machete-wielding militant behead Jurgen Kantner. Jesus Dureza, presidential adviser on the Philippine peace process, said officials had exhausted all efforts to save Kantner, 70, who was held on the tiny southern island of Jolo.
Mom Arrested After Allegedly Leaving 3-Year-Old in Supermarket Parking Lot
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:36:00 +0000
Police searched for the mom for 45 minutes.
Pakistan airline says investigating report of overloaded flight
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:24:10 +0000
By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan International Airlines said on Monday that it was investigating reports that more passengers than the maximum allowed had traveled on an international flight, adding it launched disciplinary measures against the crew. "It is not possible for anyone to travel like that in an aircraft, regardless of the duration of the flight," Danyal Gillani. PIA is committed to ensure the safety of the passengers and cannot allow any incident to happen which compromises safety," Gillani said.
A New DNC Chair, the Same Old Corbyn, Old News in Russia: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:41:51 +0000
Catch up on world news from the weekend.
With Galaxy S8 release imminent, new Samsung ads promise its phones won’t explode anymore
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:29:46 +0000
Remember that time a Samsung smartphone exploded and burned a man's house down? Or how about that time a Samsung phone exploded and set someone's Jeep on fire? There are plenty more stories where those came from, and these incidents ultimate forced Samsung to issue the biggest global recall that the cell phone industry has ever seen. Samsung's defective battery design made its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones unsafe to use, and it had to cancel the device completely in order to limit its liability and keep its customers safe from detonating phones. Now, with the release of the next-generation Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ fast approaching, Samsung has released a series of new ads in which the company wants to make it as clear as possible that its upcoming new phones aren't going to burn your house down or engulf your car in flames.
Samsung's upcoming new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were undoubtedly the elephant in the room in each of the big press conferences at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung won't unveil them until March 29th, but they overshadowed every single smartphone announced at MWC 2017 because they're expected to be so impressive.
And if you've seen the leaked hands-on Galaxy S8 videos from earlier today, you know that these phones appear to live up to the hype.
The big question, of course, is whether or not consumers will trust Samsung's new smartphones in lieu of the Note 7 debacle. Several surveys have suggested that Samsung's smartphone brand took a hit from all that negative press, and there's even some indication that people are afraid other Samsung phones will go up in flames.
With its new ads that premiered during the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Samsung is looking to convince consumers that there's nothing to worry about moving forward. These new ads didn't exactly stir up as much buzz as Ellen's Samsung-sponsored Oscars selfie, but they're the first step in what may be a long process of rebuilding trust.
You'll find all three of Samsung's new spots embedded below.
George W. Bush: A free press checks the ‘addictive’ power of the presidency
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:19:03 +0000
Former President George W. Bush said that the power of the presidency can be addictive and that an independent media is necessary to keep things in check. “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush said in a “Today” show interview Monday morning. “We need an independent media to hold people like me to account.”
Philippine envoy vows to 'destroy criminals' in UN speech
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:57:18 +0000
The Philippine foreign minister told the UN rights council on Monday that Manila would "destroy criminals" in a defiant defence of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. More than 6,500 people have been killed in Duterte's drug war, launched after he took office eight months ago. "It is lamentable that international observers, are more focused on the so-called human rights of criminals but have done nothing to help in eliminating the drug problem that has grown to pandemic proportions," Yasay said.
Former President Bush breaks his silence, defends Trump
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:45:32 +0000
Reaction from Fox News contributor and former White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen
Seoul: 4 N. Korean spies involved in Kim killing in Malaysia
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:21:13 +0000
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un.
Huge leaks bring us the first ever Galaxy S8 hands-on videos
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:45:03 +0000
The Galaxy S8 was the biggest elephant in the room at Samsung's Mobile World Congress press conference on Sunday night, but the company officially revealed that the phone will be unveiled on March 29th in New York right at the end of its tablet-centric event. Forget all that for a second, as it appears that a couple of Galaxy S8 hands-on videos were already posted online. After all, what better time to see hands-on videos of the Galaxy S8 than during MWC 2017?
Found by SamMobile, the clips are very short and they won’t get you the extensive hands-on preview you’d want. But they seem to show exactly the kind of phone that we expect Samsung to launch next month.
Huge display-to-body ratio, small bezels, curved edges, no home button, and a fingerprint reader placed on the back — that’s what you can easily spot in these videos. These alleged Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ versions look exactly like the Galaxy S8 phones we’ve seen in recent image leaks. The clips also reveal Samsung’s new Android navigation drawer on the bottom of the screen, one that will probably retract when not in use, and the phone’s Always-on display.
That’s not much else shown in these videos. They just happen to be the first clips that demo functional Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ prototypes. Samsung revealed this past weekend that it will unveil the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ during a press conference on March 29th, and the phones are expected to go on sale less than one month later on Friday, April 21st.
Air strike kills key Afghan Taliban commander
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:28:08 +0000
An air strike has killed an Afghan Taliban commander who twice oversaw the capture of a strategic northern city, officials said Monday, in a major blow to the insurgent group. Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, the Taliban shadow governor in Kunduz province, was killed on Sunday when he was holding a meeting in the volatile Dasht-e-Archi district. "He was killed with five others in the house," said provincial governor Asadullah Amarkhil.
North Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia, U.N. says
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:51:24 +0000
It is in Kuala Lumpur's "Little India" neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. Glocom is a front company run by North Korean intelligence agents that sells battlefield radio equipment in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a United Nations report submitted to the Security Council seen by Reuters. Reuters found that Glocom advertises over 30 radio systems for "military and paramilitary" organizations on its Malaysian website, glocom.com.my.
South Korea's opposition threatens to impeach acting leader
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:32:18 +0000
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's main opposition parties threatened Monday to impeach the country's acting leader after he refused to extend a special investigation into the huge corruption scandal that toppled conservative President Park Geun-hye.
'Moonlight' wins best picture as Oscars ends in chaos
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:33:28 +0000
Hollywood legends Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, stars of 1967 crime classic "Bonnie and Clyde," were meant to give the evening's top prize to Jenkins's film, but she mistakenly called it for Damien Chazelle's musical. Scenes of confusion and embarrassment followed after the "La La Land" crew already on stage and delivering speeches suddenly realized the mistake and announced that "Moonlight" had actually won, prompting Beatty to mumble apologies.
Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:59:54 +0000
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — When Nguyen Thi Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on another long assignment. She never imagined it would be more than half a century before she'd see him again.
With Trump at helm, US takes seat at UN rights council
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:28:54 +0000
The United States will on Monday claim its seat at the UN Human Rights Council under the new presidency of Donald Trump, whose election has provoked deep concern over the body's future. Over its 11-year history, the council has come in for criticism, including allegations that it has, at times, been co-opted by rights abusers who push resolutions attacking their geopolitical rivals, with genuine rights issues marginalised. Many of the issues prioritised by Obama's UN envoys -- including violations in North Korea, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and South Sudan -- will remain on the agenda when the council opens its main annual session in Geneva on Monday.
Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:30:18 +0000
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone.
Tests show driver in Mardi Gras crash was legally drunk, police say
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:23:53 +0000
(Reuters) - A driver accused of injuring 28 people in New Orleans after plowing a pickup truck into a crowd watching a Mardi Gras parade had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit soon after the crash, police said on Sunday. The suspect, identified as Neilson Rizzuto, 25, has been charged with two felony counts in the Saturday evening incident that brought chaos to one of the main events of the city's signature pre-Lent celebration. Rizzuto's blood alcohol level was measured at 0.232, well above the 0.08 limit, about two hours after he was taken into custody on Saturday, New Orleans police spokesman Michael Tidwell said in an email.
Why did a Fox News program host a Swedish national security commentator who is unknown in Sweden?
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:24:17 +0000
On a Thursday segment of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly directed a debate over crime and immigration in Sweden. On one side of the issue was a Swedish newspaper reporter Anne-Sofie Naslund, who argued against the notion that immigration was making her country dangerous. On the other side was a man named Nils Bildt, who was identified onscreen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor."
Le Pen blames media as Macron jumps in French polls
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:06:32 +0000
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday accused the media of "campaigning hysterically" in favour of Emmanuel Macron, her centrist rival for the presidency, as polls showed him enjoying a jump in support. Le Pen, speaking at a rally in the western city of Nantes, launched a series of attacks on the 39-year-old independent who has emerged as a frontrunner to become France's next leader. In an attack that recalled US President Donald Trump's confrontation with journalists, she added: "The media have chosen their candidate.
Guy quits his crappy job in the best way possible
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:44:55 +0000
Sometimes, you need to go out with a bang. Or a flush. Giving two weeks is a pretty standard practice when employees move on from their current job. It allows the company a short amount of time to search for a replacement, and gives the employee an opportunity to leave on good standing. You never know when you may need that reference — or worse, when you may need your old job back. While most people quickly Google "two-week notice letter" and follow a pretty standard form, this guy decided on a different method. SEE ALSO: Lucky woman wins lottery days after quitting her job According to his wife, Redditor Girlofgodsbadday, this dude decided to quit his job by writing his two-week notice on a few sheets of toilet paper. "I have chosen this type of paper for my 2 week resignation as a symbol of how I feel this company has treated me, and ironically, how it is disposed of is where I feel the company is going," the letter reads. Just in case the message wasn't clear, he drew a toilet next to where he signed his name. While he didn't use the term "ironically" properly, we're going to give him a pass because handing that over to any boss takes some serious guts. BONUS: A new way to take selfies — and six other features the iPhone 8 might have
Nokia 3310 hands-on: not the retro featurephone you’re looking for
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:35:30 +0000
On Sunday afternoon, Nokia's new Finnish overlord, HMD Global, confirmed what many rumors said before the kickstart of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The iconic Nokia 3310 is being revived this year, under HMD Global’s version of Nokia. Unfortunately, it looks less like Nokia's big comeback, and more like a phone that just plain sucks.
Yes, it’s true, there’s a new Nokia 3310 in town, one that’s so special to HMD Global that it was unveiled only at the end of an otherwise great press conference that showed us a brand new, bold version of Nokia.
Nokia’s “one more thing” moment on Sunday was, for better or worse, a great albeit unoriginal marketing trick. What better way to fire up the dormant Nokia fans out there than by reviving an iconic phone that became the go-to device for instant communications for millions of people around the world?
The first phone that I ever used, at the insistence of my parents, was a Nokia 3310. I’ve probably used it for a couple of years before passing it along to my family. The device exists to this day, and it probably still works.
But would I buy or use the new Nokia 3310? I can’t see that happening in a million years.
The new handset has a cleaner design, a bigger display, more colors (Dark Blue, Grey, Warm Red, Yellow), better battery life (22-hour talk-time and one-month standby), and what feels like a smaller footprint. At the same time, it feels light and cheap (it’ll actually cost €49 when it launches globally later this year), the kind of phone you’d buy only if you absolutely had to have a cellular phone at hand.
Don’t get me wrong, the new Nokia 3310 is probably the kind of phones that millions of people will touch for the first time, well before buying a smartphone. But the minute I tried to press the screen to make a certain thing happen — in this case, I was looking to activate a good old game of Snake — I realized that for me and everyone like them, there’s no going back.
The smartphone is the way forward. Sure, the screen might disappear in the future, just as voice assistants and other types of reality (think virtual and alternative) get more advanced. And the smartphone of the future might get as small as the Nokia 3310.
But for the time being, the Nokia 3310 is really not the phone you should consider buying as your primary talk/text device. No matter how old you are, and no matter how much you may appreciate Nokia and its creations, do yourself a favor and buy anything else for the emerging company. It’s got three amazing “pure” Android handsets waiting for you to discover them, including the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6, that will offer you the modern app-filled phone experience that actually makes your life better.
The Nokia 3310 (2017 edition) is just the marketing trick that will get you to discover the exciting new Nokia. And, as you can see, it works. I've just told you the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 are phones you shouldn't miss out on this year if budget is a huge factor.
People of Al-Bab in Syria tell of last days under IS
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:40:37 +0000
Al-Bab (Syria) (AFP) - In the days before the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Al-Bab fell, Umm Abdo's family sheltered underground both from the bombing and from jihadists themselves looking for somewhere to hide. "Each time they (IS) found a family in a basement, they'd chase them out so they could take their place," the veiled and abaya-wearing Umm Abdo told AFP. At Umm Abdo's side, her three other children appeared to have regained some of their composure.
US urges Russia to 'immediately' observe Ukraine ceasefire
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:08:13 +0000
The United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors. "We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors," the State Department said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States was closely monitoring growing violence in eastern Ukraine and the failure of the combined Russian and separatist forces to abide by a ceasefire agreed to two years ago in Minsk.
Pope suggests 'better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic'
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:35:50 +0000
Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of "many" Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life. Less than two months after his election, he said Christians should see atheists as good people if they do good.