‘Serious’ talk between Joe Biden, Putin sets stage for diplomacy 

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged warnings about Ukraine on Thursday  but were optimistic that diplomatic talks in January could ease rising tensions. In a 50-minute call, their second conversation this month, Biden said he had to see Russia downsize its military near Ukraine, while Putin said sanctions threatened by Washington …

Truck driver’s 110-year sentence reduced after US outcry

A truck driver, Rogel Aguilera Mederos, whose 110-year prison term caused outrage over a fatal accident, had his sentence reduced to 10 years on Thursday. More than 4.5 million people, including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, called for a reduction in Rogel Aguilera Mederos’s sentence. Aguilera Mederos, a Cuban immigrant, was moving lumber in April …

South Africa lifts curfew as it says COVID-19 fourth wave peaked

South Africa  lifted the nightly curfew at 4 a.m. The course of the pandemic,  vaccination rates in the country and available capacity in the health sector, according to a press release from Mondli Gungubele, Minister of the Presidency, South Africa is currently at the lowest of its five phases of alert.  “All indicators suggest that …

9to5Mac Happy Hour 362: A look back at every Apple product from 2021

Benjamin and Zac look back on all the Apple hardware releases in 2021, from the iPhone 13 to the long awaited release of the AirTags accessory, revamped iPad mini, the colorful M1 iMac, and the ultimate MacBook Pro update. Happy New Year! Sponsored by Prisoner Wine: Go to ThePrisonerWine.com/HAPPYHOUR for 20% off plus shipping included on …

Experts warn Omicron ‘blizzard’ to disrupt U.S. for next month

Health experts warned Americans on Thursday  that a rising tide of COVID19 cases, led by the Omicron variant, threatened major disruptions in their lives, from schools to shopping, and urged them to prepare now for a challenging month. The United States had a record seven-day average of new cases, with more than 290,000 new infections …

Samsung teases Exynos 2200 with AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics coming January 11th

Image Credit:Samsung Samsung has commenced teasing its subsequent flagship cellphone SoC — predicted to be known as the Exynos 2200 — in advance of a January eleventh statement with a tantalizing tidbit of information: the brand new chipset will function a GPU powered through AMD’s RDNA 2 pics architecture, higher regarded for powering the subsequent-gen …

5 new shows and movies to stream this weekend: The Book of Boba Fett and more

Credit: Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority You might think that the first weekend of 2022 might be a slow one for new streaming movies and shows. You would be wrong. Not only are we getting a new Star Wars live-action series, but the fourth season of a major Netflix TV show. Oh, and there’s a …