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Galaxy S8 Pricing Revealed: What It Costs From Every Carrier

March 29, 2017 - 5:37pm

The Samsung Galaxy S8 outshines the iPhone 7 in many ways. But one of them won't be price. The base model S8 will cost at least $71 more than the cheapest iPhone 7, according to carrier pricing announced shortly after the Galaxy S8's unveiling today (March 29).

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Go get these crazy MacBook deals while you can

March 29, 2017 - 4:04pm

Apple's computers don't come on sale very often, so if you can't weasel a student discount, you're probably going to be stuck paying full retail price. Even when prices do drop, it's normally on old models that are being discontinued.

So, when a store has a sale on every version of the new MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini, you'd be well advised to take note and go find your credit card.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro, with and without Touch Bar, is likely going to be the most popular deal here. Apple positioned the $1,500 13-inch Pro as a replacement for the MacBook Air with a little more power, but that pricetag makes it a difficult sell for students or anyone else who's not sure they need a $1,500 laptop.

At $1,300 from B&H, it's a much better deal. So is the 13-incher with Touch Bar, which is also $200 off, bringing the entry-level price down to $1,600. For that, you get a Core i5, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. If you need the same power but a little more space, you can also level up to the $1,800 version with a 512GB SSD.

The biggest saving is reserved for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. One of the nicer versions is $300, as $2,800 will now get you a Core i7, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and an AMD Radeon Pro 460 discrete graphics card.

If you don't live in NY or NJ, there's also the savings on tax to consider. B&H doesn't collect sales tax when shipping to other states, so you could stand to save a bunch more cash on top of the sale price.

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Argentinian Immigrant Blasted After Shaming Trump in Facebook Post That Shows She Pays Her Taxes

March 29, 2017 - 3:55pm

She received several hate messages afterward.

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Amazon sets mass layoffs at Quidsi products unit after losses

March 29, 2017 - 3:53pm

The e-commerce giant plans to terminate 263 employees in New Jersey this summer, according to a notice filed with the state's Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Quidsi operates and other websites. "We have worked extremely hard for the past seven years to get Quidsi to be profitable, and unfortunately we have not been able to do so," an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement.

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The Latest: Christie aide says she won't be 'the scapegoat'

March 29, 2017 - 2:34pm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing in the George Washington Bridge lane closures (all times local):

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AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

March 29, 2017 - 2:28pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — To believe or not to believe? That is the question, when it comes to President Donald Trump's comments about what comes next on health care.

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Photos of the day - March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 - 2:27pm

A protester wearing a European Union flag themed beret takes part in an anti-Brexit demonstration after Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the process by which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, in Birmingham, Britain; sunrise is seen behind a streetlight pole in Kuwait City, Kuwait, and Malaysian tiger cubs play with resident nursery dog Blakely at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Cincinnati. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

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Former coal miner’s reaction to Trump’s executive order unwinding Obama’s climate policies

March 29, 2017 - 2:02pm

On Wednesday, March 29, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Bo Copley, an out of work coal miner, who got the attention of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail when he pressed her on her policies concerning coal mining jobs. Copley and Couric discussed President Trump’s new executive order that unwinds former President Obama’s policies to curb carbon emissions that contribute to climate change and his thoughts on the future of the coal mining industry as renewable energy and automation are on the rise.

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This Dad's Viral Tough-Love Lesson to His Kid Has the Internet Fired Up

March 29, 2017 - 1:32pm

Time to start studying, Thomas! ��

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DeVos says her predecessor wasted money on school reform

March 29, 2017 - 12:58pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday accused her predecessor of wasting billions of dollars trying to fix traditional public schools and said that school choice was the way to reform the system.

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3-Year-Old Sits Down to Have Dinner With Police Officer Who Was Eating Alone

March 29, 2017 - 12:51pm

The two have a future "playdate" planned.

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Spicer calls on reporter April Ryan first following harsh exchange

March 29, 2017 - 12:03pm

Press secretary Sean Spicer told April Ryan to "stop shaking her head" at Tuesday's press briefing. He made a point to call on her first the following day.

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Westeros can't handle the perfection of this 'Game of Thrones' wedding

March 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

If you're going to do a themed wedding — particularly a Game of Thrones wedding — you better get it right.  Well, sometimes miracles do happen and we all feel really bad about making fun of themed weddings. Case in point: the Game of Thrones wedding shoot Katie Lee of Katherine Elena Photography recently helped to design. The photographer took pains to make sure every detail accurately reflected the show for couples who wanted to follow the theme. While it didn't include an actual couple getting married, the stylized wedding conception will surely inspire many lovebirds in the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. SEE ALSO: Everything we know about 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Lee explained her process: "The gowns had a lot to do with finding a happy medium between fantasy and wedding as well," Lee told Mashable. "We knew that we wanted some sort of cape for Austen (who was playing Daenarys) with a very ethereal dress. For Courtney (playing Sansa), we wanted something regal and girly, but very strong. The velvet was the perfect fabric for that and the fur cuffs and stole along with the long train were perfect for her. " Image: katherine elena photography The wedding shoot was filmed at an actual "Castle" in the Blue Ridge mountains. Lee wanted to make a wedding that was simultaneously fantastical but realistic so that other couples could incorporate the theme into their weddings. "I also really wanted to highlight the strong women of the show and show off their grace and beauty, but also their power," Lee said. Image: katherine elena photography, smithmore castle,   Image: katherine elena photography, celestial cakery Image: katherine elena photography Image: katherine elena photography Image: katherine elena photography, trumpet and horn Image: katherine elena photography Image: katherine elena photography Image: katherine elena photography Image: katherine elena photography Image: katherine elena photography Just imagine: a wedding album your friends actually wouldn't get bored looking at. WATCH: OpTic crowned champions at $1 million 'Halo' championship

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Melania Trump Shines In Pumps And White Coat

March 29, 2017 - 11:49am

In a rare, major public appearance, the first lady kept it simple fashion-wise.

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This is not a drill: Nintendo Switch and NES Classic will be in stock today at Best Buy

March 29, 2017 - 11:40am

As the first quarter of 2017 comes to a close, thousands of consumers are still desperately searching for Nintendo's two latest consoles: the Switch and the NES Classic Edition. In fact, it's probably even more than that, considering how quickly they sell out every time they come back in stock, but the point is that a lot of people that want these machines haven't yet had a chance to buy them.

Thankfully, Nintendo is still producing and shipping more units at a respectable pace, which is why you might be able to grab a Switch or an NES Classic Edition (or both) at Best Buy on Wednesday.

Best Buy revealed via a tweet on Tuesday night that both the Switch and the NES Classic Edition would be available on Best Buy's website starting at noon CT (1:00 PM ET) on Wednesday. The tweet specifically refers to "limited quantities," so you'll need a quick trigger finger to have a chance to secure one.

Despite the amount of time that has passed since the release of the NES Classic Edition, the retro console is still selling for close to three times its retail value on eBay. Many Switch listings are floating around $500 as well, so rather bidding on one of these consoles, keep an eye out for these announcements.

If you aren't able to dedicate the time to grab a Switch or an NES Classic from Best Buy today, you can always use this stock tracking site to keep an eye on other retailers for Nintendo's consoles in the future.

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Order your Galaxy S8 on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and more starting at midnight

March 29, 2017 - 10:26am

Samsung's long-awaited and repeatedly leaked next-generation Galaxy smartphone was finally made official today at the company's Unpacked event in New York City. As expected, the phone is a huge step up from its predecessors, which had gotten a reputation for growing somewhat stale in design. The two new Galaxy S8 phones change all of that with huge edge-to-edge displays, rounded glass, and a whole host of new usability and security features, not to mention boosts in battery life and power. If you've got your eyes on one, here's exactly what you need to know, no matter which wireless provider you pledge allegiance to. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will both be available to preorder starting promptly at 12:01AM EDT, March 30th. The following carriers will have the phones available for sale on April 21st:

  • AT&T
  • Verizon
  • T-Mobile
  • Sprint
  • Cricket Wireless
  • US Cellular
  • Straight Talk Wireless
As far as pricing goes, the S8 starts at $750 through all the major carriers, while the S8+ sees a $100 premium and final retail price of $850. Each carrier has its own slightly different promotional pricing and deals, which we've gathered below: Verizon:  Samsung Galaxy S8 preorders start at 12:01am ET on March 30 and both Galaxy S8 models will be available in Verizon stores and online on April 21. Pricing for the Galaxy S8 is $30 per month for 24 months ($720 retail price) and pricing for the Galaxy S8+ is $35 per month for 24 months ($840 retail price). AT&T:  On AT&T Next you can get the Galaxy S8 at $25 or the Galaxy S8+ at $28.34 for 30 months with eligible service. Or, on AT&T Next Every Year you can get the Galaxy S8 at $31.25 or the Galaxy S8+ at $35.42 for 24 months with eligible service. Business customers can purchase either device on Enterprise Installment Plans (EIP) over 36 or 24 months. T-Mobile: 

The Galaxy S8 will have a $30 down payment and cost $30/month for 24 months on the T-Mobile Equipment Installment Plan (FRP: $750). JUMP! On Demand customers can snag the device for $0 down and just $33/month.

The S8+ will be available for $130 down and $30/month for 24 months on EIP (FRP: $850), with the same down payment and monthly payment amount for JUMP! On Demand customers.

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Woman strikes police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol

March 29, 2017 - 10:25am

A woman described as “erratic and aggressive” drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said. As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, nearly striking officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said.

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Trump promises deal on health care will be done 'quickly' and 'easily'

March 29, 2017 - 10:11am

Despite the defeat of the American Health Care Act, President Trump told senators Tuesday night that he's "going to make a deal on health care." He promised that it will be done "quickly" and "easily."

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Federer and Nadal advance, Wawrinka ousted at Miami Open

March 29, 2017 - 10:11am

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — For Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, it was a happy anniversary.

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How to Make Strawberry-Rhubarb Ginger-Chia Jam

March 29, 2017 - 10:10am

This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make, and the final product is a jam perfect to spread on toast, a nut butter sandwich, or healthy muffins.

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