Digital Foundry Reveals New Xbox, and it’s an Absolute Beast (Digital Foundry)

In 2005, Microsoft launched Xbox 360: a piece of hardware at least a year ahead of its time from a technological standpoint, introducing multi-core CPU processing and state-of-the-art advanced graphics technology. PlayStation 3 arrived a year later - an absolute age in technological terms - but the Xbox 360 still shone through. It was the product of a company determined to do everything it could to create the most powerful games console ever made. After the media missteps of Xbox One and the loss of performance leadership, Project Scorpio is a return to that fierce ...

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Major Xbox Scorpio Reveal Coming Tomorrow – April 6th, 2017

Microsoft's brand new videogame console, codenamed Project Scorpio, will be getting a major and exclusive unveiling by Digital Foundry tomorrow. Microsoft allowed Digital Foundry, well known for their videos and articles detailing every minor technical detail of major videogame releases on a variety of videogame platforms, from Playstation 4, to Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch, and everything in between. This exclusive from Digital Foundry tomorrow is of particular interest particularly because Xbox Scorpio (that may not be its final name) will be, on release, the most ...

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Democrats close in on 41 votes to block Gorsuch (Politico)

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Neil Gorsuch almost certainly will end this week confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. And the Senate’s rules — indeed, the institutional character of the chamber — seem just as sure to end up severely eroded. Senate Democrats are quickly closing in on the 41 votes needed to block the nomination of President Donald Trump’s first pick for the Supreme Court. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his GOP ranks aren’t backing down in the face of the filibuster threat, continuing to insist that Gorsuch will be installed as the next high court ...

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FBI probing whether Trump aides helped Russian intel in early 2016

CBS News has learned that U.S. investigators are looking into whether Trump campaign representatives had a role in helping Russian intelligence as it carried out cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political targets in March 2016. This new information suggests that the FBI is going back further than originally reported to determine the extent of possible coordination. Sources say investigators are probing whether an individual or individuals connected to the campaign intentionally or unwittingly helped the Russians breach Democratic Party ...

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Mike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity (WSJ)

WASHINGTON—Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter. As an adviser to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, and later one of Mr. Trump’s top aides in the White House, Mr. Flynn was privy to some of the most sensitive foreign-policy deliberations of the new ...

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2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports (One tied to Michael Flynn)

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WASHINGTON — A pair of White House officials played a role in providing Representative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that showed President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies. The revelation that White House officials assisted in the disclosure of the intelligence reports — which Mr. Nunes then discussed with President Trump — is likely to fuel criticism that the intelligence chairman has been too eager to do the ...

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Wonder Woman – Official Origin Trailer


Trump White House is extremely afraid of Sally Yates testifying in Congress for some reason…

The Washington Post has a very interesting story on all the behind scenes maneuvering the Trump White House has been doing to clearly prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying in the Russia Investigations ongoing in congress. There could be a few reasons for this. 1 - She can likely prove that the blatantly false claim that Mike Pence only just learned as everyone else in the country was that Michael Flynn lied when he claimed to not have discussed the Obama Administration sanctions with the Russian Ambassador was as untrue as everybody thought ...

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National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say

Looks like Donald Trump's national security adviser was lying when when he stated that he hadn't discussed Obama administration sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the United States. As a private citizen who was attempting to undermine U.S. policy, Flynn could be in violation of Federal law. The story is as follows from the Washington Post  National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions ...

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Trump Travel Ban Targeting Muslims Gets Rejected 3-0 by Federal Appeals Court

Donald Trump was just handed a unanimous beatdown in Federal Appeals Court. His efforts to reinstate the travel ban targeting muslims, which is in reality just a safer (by safer we mean one less likely to lead to a much bigger, more costly international crisis with key allies) version of the Muslim ban he promised during the campaign, has been clearly rejected. The below is from the Huffington Post n a major setback for the Trump administration, a federal appeals court on Thursday declined its urgent request to restore the controversial executive order restricting ...

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Yemen Raid Ordered by Donald Trump is his First Major Scandal As President (Reuters Story)

The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was looking into whether more civilians were killed in a raid on al Qaeda in Yemen on the weekend, in the first operation authorized by President Donald Trump as commander in chief. U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens was killed in the raid on a branch of al Qaeda, also known as AQAP, in al Bayda province, which the Pentagon said also killed 14 militants. However, medics at the scene said about 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed. U.S. Central Command said in a statement that an investigating team had ...

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Federal Judge Halts Trump Muslin Ban Nationwide

Update, 9:52 p.m.: CNN is reporting that Customs and Border Protection is reinstating revoked visas for travelers affected by the ban, indicating that the executive order is no longer in effect. On Friday night, in the most stinging and widespread rebuke to the new administration so far, a federal judge in Seattle ordered a nationwide stay on President Trump's week-old executive order barring travelers from seven countries from entering the U.S., Reuters reported. Unlike the judicial orders already in place, the order entered by Judge James Robart (a ...

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Donald Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend disastrous Trump Muslim Ban

In a showing of just how thin skinned a President Trump truly is, he has just fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates. Story on New York Times. WASHINGTON — President Trump fired his acting attorney general on Monday after she defiantly refused to defend his immigration executive order, accusing the Democratic holdover of trying to obstruct his agenda for political reasons. Taking action in an escalating crisis for his 10-day-old administration, Mr. Trump declared that Sally Q. Yates had “betrayed” the administration, the White House said in a statement. The ...

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President Obama speaks out against Trump’s actions for the first time since leaving office

President Obama, who would almost certainly disapprove of what the world has seen taking place over the weekend, with the Trump Administration taking the, for lack of a better term, disgraceful action of banning people from entering the United States of America solely based on their religious faith. For the purpose of saying it, Donald Trump feels it is okay to ban people from entering this country because they are muslims. What follows is President Obama's official take as released by Obama's spokesman Kevin Lewis. President Obama is heartened by the level of engagem...

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Acting Attorney General says Justice Department Won’t Defend Trump’s Ban on Refugees, Travelers

Unless you've been living under a rock, you would know what transpired over the weekend with the blowback from Trump's Executive Order banning people of a specific religion from entering the country. Yes, the United States of America is now banning people from entering the country based on their religion. What kind of people are being discriminated against? Muslims. The Trump Administration will do their very best to spin this in any number of ways, about how this isn't about religion, but everybody can see quite clearly that it is. And what makes this even worse is this ...

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Russian treason arrest seen as tacit corroboration of US intel (Rachel Maddow MSNBC)

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC made a very compelling argument tonight supporting the theory that recent high level arrests in Russia may in fact be proof that information inside that now infamous Trump Dossier, or information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies about efforts to assist Donald Trump, and undermine Hillary Clinton, in the 2016. Check it out for yourself. And perhaps equally important is the information provided by Rachel Maddow leading into the above reveal regarding treason arrests in Russia.

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24: Legacy Trailer #2 Season 1

24 is coming back. And while I'm a little disappointed that Jack Bauer doesn't appear anywhere in this trailer, consider me cautiously optimistic. It looks way better than I would have hoped. Oldschool 24 fans I expect will be excited that Tony is in!

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Apple’s $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Qualcomm Is ‘Direct Assault’ On Chipmaker’s Business Model

This might not be important to every single person out there, but it does hold a great deal of significance for the mobile phone industry due to the sheer dominance of Qualcomm in the mobile space. You might not even know who the heck Qualcomm is, but just know that their work and technology is likely inside of just about every major mobile device in the world. Forbes has a story on the lawsuit that Apple has brought against Qualcomm. Forbes Story Qualcomm’s stock tanked more than 12% on Monday. The San Diego-based chipmaker took a beating after Apple filed a lawsuit ...

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For AT&T the future is DirecTV Now (CNET)

If you aren't yet aware of the DirecTV Now streaming service, it might be a pretty good time to see what's on offer. For just $35 a month, you can gain access to over 100 channels streamed over the internet through a multitude of different devices. In its early stages, it appears to be doing pretty well for AT&T. CNET Story You get only one chance to make a first impression. If that's the case, AT&T may have dropped the ball with many customers who signed up for its DirecTV Now streaming TV service. The telecommunications giant saw its service choke under the ...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumor Roundup (PCWorld)

The official unveiling of the next major Samsung Galaxy phone is but a few months away, and so for those interested, here is a nice little ongoing roundup of all the rumors so far, provided courtesy of PCWorld With just a couple of months to go until its unveiling, rumors are flying about the latest Samsung flagship smartphone. Presumably to be called the Galaxy S8, it carries the extra pressure of being a sort of comeback kid—Samsung’s first big announcement after the exploding Galaxy Note7 debacle. The details are pretty much in the rumor category at this ...

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