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Amazon deal with Whole Foods stores could revolutionize retail

The market reverberations of the announced deal traveled beyond the retail industry - shares of food companies like Hershey and Campbell Soup slid, too. Amazon , meanwhile, has been expanding its reach in goods, services, and entertainment. The acquisition is expected to complete during the second half of 2017, subject to approval by Whole Foods Market's shareholders, regulatory approvals, a... [Full Article...]

Trump announces he's being investigated

ABC reported he was considering recusal, but the DOJ pushed back against the report . Rosenstein, 52, has said little publicly, but a cryptic statement he released late Thursday captured some of the strain and frustration he is probably feeling about the numerous unauthorized leaks about the Russian Federation investigation that have angered the president, according to several of his colle... [Full Article...]

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation on Twitter

At a later meeting, Trump said he hoped Comey and the FBI would "let go" of the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's Washington hotel saw nearly $20 million in revenue during its first few months of operation - a period that coincided with his election and inauguration as the 45th president. [Full Article...]

Most in US think Trump meddled in Russia probe

When Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey last month, he initially cited a memo written by Rosenstein as the basis for the dismissal. Mueller, and an investigative team, are interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of the probe, which now includes Trump's possible attempt to obstruct justice. [Full Article...]

Brexit talks between United Kingdom and European Union will begin on Monday

It's the first time a country has left the European Union so the negotiators - led by former French government minister and European Union commissioner Michel Barnier and Britain's David Davis - will also be navigating uncharted waters. The Conservatives have 317 MPs while the DUP have 10. "The risk is that Northern Ireland continues to fail to find solutions, and potentially the peace process... [Full Article...]

Super Mario Odyssey's co-op mode lets one player control Cappy

It's on the lanyards, every 10th person is wearing a Cappy hat, and lines to check it out at the Nintendo booth are as long as the eye can see. Cappy is invincible, they clarify, so it can protect Mario from enemies without issue. The city (which served as the inspiration for the design of Nintendo's booth) was one of the two areas I was able to explore during my brief time with the game. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Unites Minecraft Worlds

Microsoft Unites Minecraft Worlds I'll give credit where credit is due - Microsoft hosted one of its most game-centric press conferences in the history of the Xbox platform. Curiously, the only systems that don't support cross-platform play right now belong to Sony , with the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita notably absent from the lineup. [Full Article...]

Xbox One X Is Currently The Most Wishlisted Product On Amazon

Xbox One X Is Currently The Most Wishlisted Product On Amazon Head of Xbox Phil Spencer , who hosted the presentation, explained how the added power of the X will benefit the Xbox One experience with 4K visuals, amongst other improvements. The company's betting there's a ready audience of folks ready to buy what the Xbox One X offers. There are definitely people who have a 4K TV and who are itching for a game console that can take advantage of it. [Full Article...]

Baseball game back on after shooting

Baseball game back on after shooting Jack Sava , director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon. Rep. Steve Scalise , the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, is still in critical condition after undergoing the latest in a series of surgeries Thursday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to his hip. [Full Article...]

Kate Middleton's Nautical Outfit Is Suprisingly Affordable

Kate Middleton's Nautical Outfit Is Suprisingly Affordable Ahoy there, Kate! Kate Middleton stepped out on Friday looking particularly nautical to attend the 1851 Trust Roadshow at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in London. Crew pants. She helped pupils from several schools take part in a treasure hunt using QR (quick response) codes that triggered science questions and watched them sail in the docks. [Full Article...]

Amazon to buy organic grocery store Whole Foods for $13.4 billion

Amazon to buy organic grocery store Whole Foods for $13.4 billion However, Wal-Mart's shares fell 6.5 percent to $73.78 in morning trading after Amazon said it would buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods Market in a $13.7 billion deal. Completion of the transaction is subject to approval by Whole Foods Market's shareholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. [Full Article...]

Xbox One X: First impressions, price and release

We'll sell more S's than X's, because the price point is important to a lot of people. I get the explanation, I understand it, it's a sensible one... Earlier today, Microsoft revealed that the cross-platform functionality for Minecraft would function on the Nintendo Switch through the use of Xbox Live. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk releases 15-page manifesto explaining how humans will colonize Mars

Elon Musk releases 15-page manifesto explaining how humans will colonize Mars Musk's key technologies for economizing include full rocket reusability , in-space refueling and methane propellant production on Mars . Having these four necessities will make it possible for spacecraft to travel to other solar system destinations, including asteroids and moons of the gas giant planets, he states. [Full Article...]

E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Co-op Revealed

Mario and Cappy will have camera control, and the latter could collect the items, which would prove handy for far away coins and collectibles. Cappy is also unbeatable. It's this functionality that could make Super Mario Odyssey a game to remember and what has been baked into Super Mario 64 via the aforementioned mod. [Full Article...]

'Trump under probe for obstructing justice'

Early Thursday morning Trump took to Twitter to slam the "made up" and " phony " story about the Trump campaign's collusion with the Russians. A person familiar with Trump's tweet said the President was referencing news reports that he is under investigation and was not indicating that he's been personally informed by the special counsel that he is a target of the probe. [Full Article...]

Xbox One X's $500 Price Tag Includes No Profit Margin

What shocked most of us, I gather, was the price. With Xbox One X not only do you get the best visuals on consoles, but you also get various added benefits which make gaming more open and social as a whole. But the question remains, "why to shell out an extra 100 dollars (Rs 6,500) when you get nearly the same thing for a lesser price?" Most gamers don't have 4K TVs, and a majority of content ... [Full Article...]

Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos

Walmart is reportedly planning to offer Bonobos fashions via its Jet.com division, which was also recently acquired, and "possibly" through other Walmart brands in a "variety of countries over time". Bentonville, Ark. -based Wal-Mart's online business is gaining momentum but remains a distant second to Amazon . It increased 63 percent in the fiscal first quarter, up from 29 percent in the prev... [Full Article...]

Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

This means that developers will now all have to use a standardized prompt when asking users to rate and review their app. For video streaming platforms, developers may decide to take a 20 percent cut to pass on 50 percent of the tips to content creators, which will open up a new and legal path for monetizing videos. [Full Article...]

Phil Spencer: Xbox One X is not for everyone

And now with the Xbox One S and the incoming Xbox One X, Spencer is happy with the company's hardware front. The announcement was done in a couple of minutes before other Xbox One X 4K titles were mentioned during the E3 2017 conference. [Full Article...]

Playful's Paul Bettner says Xbox One X is like a high-end PC

However, it is still $100 more than the PlayStation 4 Pro and $200 more than the Nintendo Switch , which places the pressure on Microsoft to prove to customers who wants to buy a new console that its price tag is worth it. Also, most games support controllers on the PC these days, especially the big multi-platform releases. Both consoles support playback in 4K HDR video via streams, but unlik... [Full Article...]


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