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Here’s what we’re reading, watching, and listening to this week

How we’re spending our leisure time. Everyone has a bit of quiet downtime once in a while. Whether you’re sitting quietly at home or trying to relax on a plane or just giving your busy mind and hands a break, it’s important to relax. A good way to do that is to read a book, listen to some music or watch a movie or show. See what’s caught our attention recently! Ara Wagoner Oooh boy, let’s get started. What have I been watching? The VICE News piece on Charlottesville, the…

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Bill Kristol Was My Boss and a Friend. What Happened?

Tucker Carlson, FOX NewsLast night the top of the show, we addressed the removal of civil war monuments from public places around the country. We made the point that the sudden outrage over confederate icons isn’t entirely about slavery horrifying as slavery is. It’s also part of a larger effort on the left to discredit the founders of this country and the beliefs they enshrined in law. Once you believe that any figure in history who once owned slaves is inherently illegitimate and should be erased, it’s hard to take…

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Android 

Best tips for wrangling Bixby to get it to do what you want

Getting Bixby Voice to do what you want can be pesky, but these tips can help. Bixby Voice for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 delivers a pocket assistant that you can talk to in order to get things done. However, if you can’t seem to get Bixby to do what you’re asking, then this assistant can be more of a hassle than a help. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of tips to get Bixby Voice to listen when you give it a command! Ask Bixby to open an app…

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What do I need to jump from the Big Four to an alternative carrier?

Making the change to an alternative carrier can save you money and give you better service, but you need to know a few things before you do it. When you port out your number and switch away from one of the Big Four to a carrier that might work better for you, nothing is hard. You either click a few buttons online and enter a few details or make a phone call from someone else’s phone and a person on the other end clicks their buttons. But it’s not something…

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Technology 

What features to expect in Apple’s Swift 5

Version 5 of Apple’s Swift language used for iOS and MacOS application development will arrive in late 2018 with ABI (application binary interface) stability in the standard Swift library a primary focus—delaying a feature originally intended for the upcoming Swift 4 release. Locking down the ABI iin Swift 5 will mean any future compiler versions can produce binaries that conform to the stable ABI. “Once an ABI is stable, it tends to persist for the rest of the platform’s lifetime due to ever-increasing mutual dependencies,” according to Apple documentation. [ Download…

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What Trump Gets Wrong About Antifa

Peter Beinart, The AtlanticIn his Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump talked at length about what he called “the alt left.” White supremacists, he claimed, weren’t the only people in Charlottesville last weekend that deserved condemnation. “You had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” he declared. “Nobody wants to say that.” … Read the referenced story here: What Trump Gets Wrong About Antifa

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Business 

What Does Pepsi Have To Gain From Trump Involvement?

PepsiCo’s Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi is being pressured to exit President Trump’s business council from online racial justice organization Color Of Change (COC), according to CNN. Following the events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, six CEOs — including those of Intel and Under Armour— announced their departure from Trump’s advisory council. Nooyi, a powerful minority woman in business, has not deterred from her post. What does Pepsi have to gain financially from associating with Trump? According to Business Insider, CEOs were willing to join Trump’s business councils as a way to help the president…

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Science 

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, the moon will completely eclipse the sun, and people all over the U.S. will watch. For those who have been boning up on eclipse trivia for weeks, congratulations. For everyone else, here are the things you need to know about the phenomenon. Where can I see the eclipse? A partial solar eclipse will be visible everywhere in the contiguous United States, but to see the total solar eclipse, you’ll need to be in a sash of land that cuts from Oregon to South Carolina. The Path Of The…

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