4 things to know about Apple's red iPhone, new iPad and movie app

Apple’s new Clips app makes videos even more sharable Apple is keeping things simple. Instead of trotting out Tim Cook for the typically big spring press conference, the company quietly announced a few product updates this week. It released a new iPad, added some watch bands, and introduced a new color for the iPhone 7. There are no gimmicky new features, no missing ports to fret over. So what do you actually need to know? The iPad is the cheapest yet Just call it “iPad.” Like Charo or Oprah. Apple ...

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Ten things I like and don't like, including Whiteside's trick bag

8:00 AM ET With just about three weeks before the start of the playoffs, let’s zip around the NBA. 10 things I like and don’t like 1. How about those Milwaukee Bucks? Milwaukee just wrapped a 4-2 West Coast road trip that included stirring wins against the Clippers and Blazers, and transformed them from postseason long shot into current sixth seed. Given the high stakes and Milwaukee’s middling status, it ranks as one of the most impressive road swings from any team this season. With Paul George 16 months from ...

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Dell’s new 8K monitor is now available for $5,000

It’s only been a few short years since the first 4K panels hit store shelves, and now we’ve got an 8K display you can purchase as well. This is a stunning panel for people who do a particular kind of work in photo or video editing. It boasts full coverage of the SRGB, Adobe RGB, and Rec. 709 gamuts, and 98% of the DCI-P3 professional gamut. 8K support is only driven via 2x DisplayPort 1.4 ports (making this explicitly an MST product) and its maximum brightness of 400 nits is ...

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Cinema giant Arri aims its cameras at surgical microscopes

While Arri isn’t the first camera company to come to mind for most of us, it’s one of the oldest and most successful. For nearly a century, it has been the leading provider of movie cameras to the feature film industry. For most of that time it has sold film cameras, but its digital Alexa camera has dominated the Oscars for Best Cinematography since its introduction nearly a decade ago. Looking for diversification, the company is hoping to break in to the lucrative surgical microscope market with its Arriscope, which is ...

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US healthcare bill: Knife-edge vote looms for 'Trumpcare'

US President Donald Trump is heading for a too-close-to-call vote on his troubled healthcare bill in the House. Mr Trump would suffer a huge blow if one of his major election pledges, to repeal and replace the programme known as Obamacare, fell at the first hurdle. Asked on Friday about the vote, he just said: “We’ll see what happens.” Even if the bill does pass the House, it could face a tougher passage in the Senate, where Republicans have only a slender majority. High stakes for Trump on healthcare vote ...

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Mnuchin: Trump has 'perfect genes,' has given up KFC

Steve Mnuchin in 90 seconds President Trump has perfect genes. That’s according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who sat for a wide-ranging interview with news site Axios on Friday in Washington. When he wasn’t discussing economic growth and tax reform, Mnuchin riffed on the president’s “incredible” stamina and his improved White House diet. Here are the highlights. Mnuchin on the president’s genes and diet Asked about Trump’s White House style, Mnuchin said Trump is constantly on the phone or talking to people. “This guy’s got more stamina than anybody I’ve ...

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Still don't believe in Gonzaga? You should

12:38 AM ET SAN JOSE, Calif. — Przemek Karnowski might as well have been on an island. With a little less than five minutes left in the first half of Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup against West Virginia, the Gonzaga big man hauled in a rebound on his own end and duly initiated the protocol of the outlet pass. Few things on a basketball court are this mundane. Karnowski, a senior center, has literally thousands of outlets under his belt; it might be the easiest, least stressful part of his job. ...

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Spectacular zero-gravity landslide captured in progress on Comet 67P

Comets, it turns out, are rather more active places than we thought. Comet 67P, where we left Rosetta and Philae not too long ago, is one such happenin’ spot. Scientists poring over photos by Rosetta and Philae have unearthed evidence of a spectacular landslide on 67P — and we caught it in action. This is the first time anyone has ever caught direct evidence of a landslide on a comet. The landslide, which took place in July of 2015, would not have looked like any landslide on Earth when it ...

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Not one, not two, but five new particles discovered with the Large Hadron Collider

Operating at unprecedented luminosities, the LHCb experiment at CERN has revealed a system of five “glue-like” particles that interact through the strong and weak nuclear forces. The particles are called glue-like because they’re expected to shed light on how quarks bind together. This discovery could help us to fill out a “periodic table” of subatomic particles. This discovery was made possible thanks to the large dataset accumulated during the first and second runs of the Large Hadron Collider. With so much data — really, the LHC’s cup runneth over with ...

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