• Teen slain in 'rape-murder fantasy' was friend to the lonely

    GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) - The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leaning in to talk to a friend at her school lunch table.

    Associated Press
  • Katie Holmes and Mini-me Daughter Suri Cruise Are All Smiles at Lakers Game

    Katie Holmes and her 10-year-old daughter Suri Cruise were all smiles on Sunday as they watched the Detroit Pistons take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Holmes, 38, wore a black, sheer top with blue jeans. This isn’t the first time Holmes and Suri’s similar looks have been on full display.

    People
  • Will Harley-Davidson Resort to This Tactic Again to Make Its Numbers? -- The Motley Fool

    With Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) expected to report fourth-quarter and full-year earnings later this month, investors might rightly wonder if the motorcycle manufacturer will once again fall back on some financial gymnastics to make their year-end numbers. Filling up the channel For two years running, Harley has just managed to squeak over the low end of its shipment guidance threshold. In 2014, it shipped 270,726 bikes worldwide that allowed it to just barely hit its revised guidance of 270,000 to 275,000 motorcycles. It happened again last year when it said it expected to ship between 265,000 and 270,000, but bumped up U.S. shipments in the fourth quarter by 1% so that it ended up shipping 266,382

    The Motley Fool
  • People are showing off photos of their scratched up Jet Black iPhone 7 handsets

    Look, we're just going to go ahead and say it: the Jet Black iPhone 7 and the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus are the most gorgeous smartphones that have ever been created. This is not open to debate. It's a fact. There's simply nothing else like the sleek glossy finish of Apple's Jet Black iPhones, which reflects just the right amount of light to appear as though the glass face of the phone wraps straight around to the back of the device. It's stunning, but there's a pretty big caveat to that bold statement we made. The Jet Black iPhone 7 and the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus are the most gorgeous smartphones that have ever been created... for about 3 minutes after you first remove one from the box. After that, Apple's Jet Black finish starts to scratch and scuff like crazy, and it's also a magnet for grease and grime. Apple didn't exactly admit how delicate its Jet Black finish is when it unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last September, but it did post a disclaimer on its website. Here's that disclaimer in full: The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone. Translation: the Jet Black finish on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is going to scratch. A lot. We've shown you what happens to the Jet Black iPhone finish in a couple of different posts. One showed a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus after three months , and another showed a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus after just two months . Both of those posts were scary for potential Jet Black iPhone owners, and now there are even more examples of what Apple's sleek new iPhone finish looks like with normal wear and tear. A post on Reddit from over the weekend asked people to share what their Jet Black iPhones look like now that they've been used. Several people complied, and the photos they shared give us a good idea of what happens to Jet Black iPhones when they're in your hands as opposed to being featured in photos on Apple's website. Reddit user KateWalls shared the highest-quality photos in the thread, and you can see plenty of fine scratching on her Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus - which is only two weeks old. She does note that in person, the scratches are more visible on the antenna bands than they are on the aluminum housing. Here are a couple of examples from her post: There's definitely plenty of scratching there but as you can see, it's much more visible at certain angles to the light. Another user named ctsikh posted one photo of his Jet Black iPhone 7, and you can clearly see some scratching. You can also see how much grease and dirt the Jet Black finish picks up - remember my tweet showing a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus that had been handled by customers in an Apple store? Yeah. https://twitter.com/zacharye/status/778223454935982080 If those photos don't scare you, this one from Redditor polygonarsenal definitely will: He used a filter to accentuate the scratches, which look downright terrible. This is pretty much the stuff nightmares are made of. There are a bunch more photos in the thread on Reddit , so definitely check them out.

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  • This Gmail Phishing Attack Is Fooling Even Savvy Users

    There’s a new phishing campaign targeting Gmail users. Security researchers say that it’s highly effective and that even experienced, tech-savvy users are being tricked by it. Whoever is behind this campaign is either employing a team that’s ready to pounce on newly-compromised accounts or their code includes some fairly sophisticated automation features. As soon as a victim submits a password, the criminals log in to the victim’s Gmail account. Once they’re in, they start gathering information to launch secondary attacks. They’re after a couple things. First, they’ll look for an attachment that the victim has previously sent to his or her contacts and a relevant subject line from an actual sent

    Forbes
  • Chiefs fans were so sad after playoff loss they left their grills in the parking lot

    Arrowhead Stadium became a hellscape. .@AbbyClopton10 It wasn't! If you look closely in this pic you'll actually see two grills and half a bottle of Jack. Look, they up and left their grills and everything.

    SB Nation
  • Dear Democrats: Nobody Cares About Your Feelings

    Democrats have lost three of the last four federal elections-2010, 2014 and 2016-in large part because they are still clinging to the comforting but false notion that voters punish bad behavior. More than two months after the stunning defeat of Hillary Clinton, there seems to be no evidence that Democrats have learned anything. They continue to harp on whatever makes Trump look “unpresidential,” and while there is unquestionably plenty of material there, it is also clear that there aren’t enough voters who care about such things to swing an election. If there were, Trump would not have prevailed. Clinton won the popular vote, and she won it decisively, by nearly three million ballots. That brings

    The New York Observer
  • Camera drone captures kitesurfer’s scary encounter with a great white shark

    It's not hard to see why the guardians of Australia's beaches are turning to camera drones to keep swimmers safe. As this video shows, the flying machines can quickly spot sharks and other creatures, though alerting the person in the water is another matter.

    Digital Trends