Apple’s new Touch Bar is the updated MacBook Pro’s signature new feature. It offers an array of programmable buttons across the top of the laptop where the function keys typically sit. Unlike function keys, however, these virtual buttons can be adapted to display whatever commands or functions an application wants. That programmability is causing problems for the MacBook Pro in certain markets and is limiting its usefulness in various bar exams. A new notice from the state of North Carolina notes that the Touch Bar must be disabled before the MacBook Pro can be used for the North Carolina Bar Examination. Test-takers are required to put their laptops in “Expanded Control Strip” mode before they will be allowed to take the test. this mode only allows the laptop to display basic functions
Marilyn Barbone Gold, frankincense and myrrh in abstract pattern over old paper are the three most famous gifts in history and all of them keep giving in many ways. Have yourself a merry — and healthy — little Christmas. Those three wise men who came bearing gold, frankincense and myrrh were even wiser than you might think. Their presents continue to be valuable today, often in ways most people don't know. And other holiday traditions also have surprising side benefits: FRANKINCENSE An herb, made from the resin of boswellia trees has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce inflammation in joints. It sells as an essential oil and can be found online for as low as $ 8.49 for 10 milliliters. Frankincense can be used to soothe burns, rashes and scrapes. It can also be added to facial m
Uncredited/AP The ISIS killer known as "Jihadi John" was targeted by a drone strike. Jihadi John has gone to hell. A U.S. drone strike most likely finally wiped the masked ISIS executioner known as “Jihadi John” off the face of the Earth, officials said Thursday. “We are 99% sure we got him,” a senior U.S. military official told Fox News. The air strike Thursday near Raqqa, Syria, targeted the 27-year-old barbaric British monster — but his death could not be verified early Friday, in part because he likely was vaporized. The Pentagon said in a statement that the military was “assessing the results” of the strike. One unnamed official told ABC News the planned mission to take out John, whose real name is Mohammed Emwazi, was “flawless” and a “clean hit” with no collateral damage and that Em
A Brazilian man who fell from the balcony of a cruise ship did not jump intentionally, the family’s attorney said, but fell in an altercation with crewmembers who hurled anti-gay remarks at him. Royal Caribbean’s initial statement said that Bernardo Elbaz had jumped from the balcony outside his stateroom on the Oasis of the Sea ship, but Mike Winkleman, the Elbaz family lawyer, told reporters that this was untrue. WTVJ Bernardo Elbaz, 35, allegedly jumped from the balcony of the Oasis of the Sea cruise ship because of anti-gay comments from crewmembers. “Royal Caribbean is saying this was a domestic dispute and a suicide,” Winkleman said. “It was anything but that.” Elbaz was traveling on the cruise with his husband of one year, Eric. Crewmembers of the ship directed anti-gay comments at
ReasonTV via YouTube Amish girl Sarah Hershberger, who is now 12, is shown smiling in a March 2014 video by Reason magazine. The Ohio girl shows no signs of being sick years after her family resisted getting any chemotherapy treatments for her leukemia. A judge formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who resisted a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy, bringing a close to the fight that raised questions about the rights of parents in making medical decisions for their children. The judge's decision, announced Friday, came more than a year after Sarah Hershberger's guardian gave up her efforts to force the girl into chemotherapy for leukemia. Sarah and her parents went into hiding in the fall of 2013. Sarah, who is now 12, no longer shows signs of b...