Deal: iPhone 7/8 Smart Battery case (white) is now $50 off, grab one for $49

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If you have a 4.7-inch iPhone in need of some extra protection and power, we have good news for you! The official Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery case is now on sale at B&H! The official Apple store has the case listed for $99, …


Limited edition fluorite white Casio WSD-F20-WE with Android Wear 2.0 announced

Casio is back with yet another Android Wear smartwatch, the WSD-F20-WE. This time, however, the Japanese company is bringing a limited edition wearable device to market. Even if you’re familiar with Casio’s products, it may be confusing to remember all the company’s smartwatch names, so let’s make it clear.

The Casio WSD-F20-WE is just a limited edition version of the WSD-F20, a rugged Pro Trek smartwatch unveiled back in April. This limited edition model comes with the same hardware inside, but a different color called “fluorite white” that’s supposed to give the smartwatch a crystalline …

White House government shutdown away message is a political attack on Democrats

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Donald Trump’s White House sunk to a new level of petty on Saturday, as the United States government shutdown.

Callers dialing into the publicly available White House comments line — at 202.456.1111 — are greeted with a recorded away message. An unrecognizable female voice politely explains that the government is shut down because Democrats are holding it “hostage.”

Listen for yourself. This is a recording we captured ourselves when dialing the White House comment line shortly after 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Read more…

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OnePlus 5T Sandstone White: hands-on

The OnePlus 5T is one of the best phones you can buy, a $500 phone with flagship-grade performance and nice extras like ultra fast face unlock feature and Dash Charge, a fast-charging technology that works its magic even when you are using your phone.
The OnePlus 5T, however, is only available in one color: a very good-looking “Midnight Black” with a matte look to it, but… it’s just one color option. These days, OnePlus offered a limited edition version of the 5T in a fancy new “Sandstone White”, a whimsical combination of a white back, …

Android Messages 2.8 introduces a white navigation bar

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In November of last year, it became clear that Google has a plan to mitigate screen burn-in on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL by introducing light-colored nav bars in its apps. Well, to be absolutely fair, this won’t negate the problem, per se, but rather “even out” the burn-in, so you don’t end up with an imprint of the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. The Google app and Google Photos were first in tow to receive the treatment, and now it’s time for Android Messages to follow suit.

One of the …

Get the new OnePlus 5T Sanstone White edition wallpaper

A new, “Sandstone White” version of the OnePlus 5T is coming, and it does indeed look sleek! And although you may not be able to get your hands on the phone right away, what you can do is get the cool, new wallpaper on your phone right now!

Yes, in usual OnePlus fashion, the Sandstone White edition of the OnePlus 5T comes packing its own wallpaper, and it’s not just any old background, but a work of art in and of itself! 
Created by graphic designer and illustrator Hampus Olsson—who is the artist behind the spectacular background …

Rare white Christmas in Seattle, Portland as 'thundersnow' hits Boston

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People around the U.S. are waking up to a white Christmas. 

Seattle and Portland — two cities that aren’t exactly known for heavy snowfall this time of year — are both seeing a fair bit of snow on Monday. 

Large swaths of the Midwest and Northeast also woke up to plenty of the white stuff coating lawns, trees, and cars. 

And that’s not all. 

Some lucky Boston residents awake early enough on Christmas morning got treated to one of the rarest and most treasured of weather events: thundersnow.

We just had THUNDERSNOW in Wakefield!!

— Matt Hoenig (@MattHoenigWx) December 25, 2017 Read more…

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A bittersweet look back at Obama White House holiday decorations

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If the holidays don’t feel right this year, it might have something to do with the White House. 

A few weeks ago we were gifted with Melania Trump’s White House holiday decorations, but something was missing…

The Obamas.

Every year we anticipated how the first family, specifically Queen Michelle Obama, was going to top her decorations from last year.  Alas, now we’re only left with memories of the past. 

So let’s forget for a moment about 2017 by looking back all the holiday cheer the Obamas brought us.  Read more…

2009: The first holiday tradition begins with lots and lots of decorative trees.

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How the White House press conference became 2017's must-see TV

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On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Trump administration began not with a gentle dose of diplomacy but with a red-faced tirade delivered by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, lambasting the media over reports of low attendance at the previous day’s inauguration festivities.

At the time, Spicer’s tantrum felt unprecedented, a press secretary shoved out to defend the embattled new president against charges that people didn’t like him (never mind that he lost the popular vote).

It proved to be the rule, not the exception. The outburst revealed three key characteristics that would be a part of just about every interaction between the Trump administration and the press: 1. Denial of facts; 2. Anger at the mainstream media; 3. The presentation of an alternate reality.  Read more…

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The most insane White House presser moments of 2017

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Prior to 2017, my knowledge of White House press briefings came entirely from The West Wing. I thought fictional press secretary CJ Cregg’s collegial relationship with the White House press corps was typical. Oh how wrong I was — at least for the Trump administration. 

A hostile relationship between the press and the White House emerged as soon as Sean Spicer took the podium in January 2017 and continued after his July resignation and the appointment of the more restrained Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Throughout the year, the antagonistic briefings have ranged from absurd to infuriating. 

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