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Business News, Updates


Meet Erica Herman, Tiger Woods' mysterious girlfriend who often joins him at big tournaments

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 04:45 PM PDT

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  • Erica Herman has become a regular at Tiger Woods' biggest tournaments.
  • Herman is the general manager at The Woods, Tiger's high-class sports bar in Jupiter, Florida.
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Tiger Woods did what some thought was impossible: He capped an epic season-long comeback in 2018 with his first PGA Tour win since 2013. 

Erica Herman—who formerly managed a restaurant Woods owns in Florida—was aon-site at East Lake Golf Club to celebrate with her boyfriend following his big victory. The next day, Herman joined Woods on his flight to Paris for the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National.

Below, take a look at what we know so far about Erica Herman and her relationship with Woods:

Matthew Michaels contributed reporting on a previous version of this article.

Multiple sources have cited Herman as being 33 years old, which makes her a full decade younger than her beau.

Rob Carr/Getty

Source: The Daily Mail



The Metro reports that Herman is a registered Republican who grew up in Orlando.

Rob Carr/Getty

Source: The Metro



Herman is the general manager at The Woods, Tiger's high-class sports bar in Jupiter, Florida.

Rob Carr/Getty

Source: The Woods




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Here's how Amazon could dethrone UPS and FedEx in the US last-mile delivery market (AMZN)

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 04:04 PM PDT

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Outside of the US Postal Service (USPS), FedEx and UPS have dominated the domestic logistics industry — and in particular, the last-mile of the delivery — for decades. On a quarterly earnings call in 2016, FedEx estimated that itself, UPS, and USPS executed a whopping 95% of all e-commerce orders.

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'El Chapo' Guzman is awaiting his fate in a US jail, but the Sinaloa cartel already has its next fight lined up

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 03:30 PM PDT

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  • Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, convicted in New York in February, is awaiting what will almost certainly be a life sentence.
  • In Mexico, cartel violence churns on as cartels jockey to fill the void, and recent incidents suggest the organization he helped build is pursuing its next target.
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Former Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is in a Manhattan jail awaiting what will almost certainly be a life sentence in one of the US's most secure prisons.

Since his capture in early 2016, Mexico's criminal groups have fought on, and the cartel he founded and its rivals now appear to be opening a new phase in their battle for dominance.

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Tiger Woods is in the hunt for the lead at the Masters, and a single swing showed why the rest of the field should be nervous

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 03:09 PM PDT

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Tiger Woods briefly moved into a tie for the lead at the Masters with a masterful performance on Saturday.

On hole No. 16, Woods eagled to move to 11-under, in a tie with Francesco Molinari.

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How to use FreshDirect to make grocery shopping easy and convenient

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 03:00 PM PDT

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  • Going grocery shopping no longer has to mean getting off your couch — at least, not if FreshDirect has anything to say about it.
  • Here's how to use the grocery delivery service to get all your favorite foods, produce, and even alcohol shipped right to your door.
  • You can also read our full review of FreshDirect to learn more about the service.

Fresh Direct is an online grocery delivery service that is on a mission to deliver foodstuffs directly to your door. The service offers both convenience and quality for people who may not have time to pick up groceries from the store.

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The Masters has changed the schedule for the final round. Here is what it means for the players and the TV broadcast

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 02:23 PM PDT

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  • Augusta National Golf Club has changed the schedule for the final round of the Masters due to the expectation of severe weather in the afternoon.
  • Usually, the golfers would tee off in pairs starting at 11:00 a.m. ET.
  • Instead, the round will start at 7:30 a.m, with the golfers playing in threesomes and half the golfers beginning on the back nine.
  • The leaders will tee off at 9:20 a.m., more than five hours earlier than usual.
  • Read all of Business Insider's Masters coverage here.
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The Masters schedule for the final round is taking a major shift, and the leaders will be teeing off more than six hours earlier than usual.

Thanks to some expected severe weather, the final round is now scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. ET, approximately three hours earlier than the originally scheduled start.

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A 76ers player was seen texting on the bench while his team trailed by double-digits in Game 1 of the playoffs

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 02:16 PM PDT

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  • Philadelphia 76ers reserve forward Amir Johnson was seen texting from the bench during the fourth quarter of the Sixers' Game 1 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Moments later, cameras showed Johnson leaving the bench and running back to the locker room. 
  • Johnson was criticized for the move, though it's unclear why he was texting or why he left.

ESPN cameras caught Philadelphia 76ers reserve forward Amir Johnson texting on the bench during their Game 1 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

The incident happened during a timeout in the fourth quarter with the 76ers trailing the sixth-seeded Nets by double-digits. When ESPN returned from break, analyst Doris Burke criticized Johnson and Joel Embiid, who was sitting next to Johnson, for having the phone on the bench.

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AI 101: How learning computers are becoming smarter

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 02:06 PM PDT

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Many companies use the term artificial intelligence, or AI, as a way to generate excitement for their products and to present themselves as on the cutting edge of tech development.

But what exactly is artificial intelligence? What does it involve? And how will it help the development of future generations?

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If Tiger Woods wins the Masters, one gambler would pocket $1.2 million

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 02:02 PM PDT

Tiger Woods Masters practice roundAndrew Redington/Getty Images

  • This weekend the best golfers in the world will meet at Augusta National to compete in the Masters.
  • One bettor put $85,000 on Tiger Woods to win, a wager that would be worth $1.19 million should Woods earn his fifth green jacket on Sunday.
  • Woods hasn't won a major since 2008, but has been in great form recently and plays Augusta National as well as any player in the field.
  • Read all of Business Insider's Masters coverage here.
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Tiger Woods has always been a favorite pick for golf bettors, but when the Masters tees off on Thursday, one gambler will have a lot riding on Woods' performance.

On Tuesday a bettor placed an $85,000 wager on Woods to win the tournament at 14/1 odds that would cash for $1.19 million should he go on to win a fifth green jacket.

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23 examples of Tiger Woods' extraordinary competitiveness

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 01:12 PM PDT

tiger woods 2018Andrew Redington/Getty

Tiger Woods is one of the most fiercely competitive golfers in the world.

From his cold demeanor on the course, relentless work ethic, and desire to do nothing else but win, there are endless stories about Woods' insane competitiveness.

Woods is back competing at a high level and competing for major championships. Relive some of the greatest examples of Woods' competitiveness below:

When Woods was 14 he said he could be the Michael Jordan of golf.

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Source: Golf.com



He has practiced before and after competitive rounds: He was spotted playing in the dark at the 2011 PGA Championship.

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Source: Nike Golf



He used to have a crazy, non-stop daily routine.

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Woods recently revealed what his daily routine was when he was younger:

"I used to get up in the morning, run four miles. Then I'd go to the gym, do my lift. Then I'd hit balls for two to three hours, I'd go play, come back, work on my short game, I'd go run another four more miles, and then if anyone wanted to play basketball or tennis, I would go play basketball or tennis. That was a daily routine. I'm not doing any of that now."




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The best conditioners for curly hair

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 01:00 PM PDT

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the best conditioners for curly hair

  • Conditioner is one of the most important — if not the most important — part of a curly hair care routine. It moisturizes dry curls and cuts down on frizz.
  • DevaCurl One Condition is a nourishing olive oil-infused formula that hydrates curls without weighing them down.

A good conditioner is useful for most hair types, but absolutely essential for curls. All varieties, from loose waves to coarse coils, can benefit from the nourishing effects of conditioner. Textured hair requires more moisture to retain a defined shape and cut down on frizz.

I've tried many conditioners over my 27 years of having a head, and have found that the ones specifically formulated for curls tend to perform better for me. Tempting as it is to use any old combination shampoo/conditioner hybrid, you'll be happier if you pay more attention the ingredients.

Not all curl conditioners are created equal. My hair is quite curly, but also pretty fine. It tends to frizz easily and fall flat when it hasn't been properly cared for. I gravitate toward moisturizing, but not heavy formulas. Someone with very dry, thick hair should look for a deep conditioner to give strands a heavy dose of hydration and definition.

Here are the best conditioners for curly hair in 2019:

Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.

The best conditioner for curly hair overall

Ulta

Why you'll love it: DevaCurl One Condition is a creamy, hydrating formula infused with olive oil that's suitable for most hair types.

DevaCurl One Condition is considered the holy grail of curly products, and the label is well-deserved. It’s truly fantastic. Maybe I’m biased, because DevaCurl products and styling methods changed my hair care life. But One Condition is ideal for many hair types.

The formula is creamy and hydrating, infused with olive oil and the brand’s signature lemongrass scent. It’s not a super thick or heavy product, but it’s nourishing enough to dramatically cut down on frizz and help define ringlets without weighing them down.

Curl authorities at Naturally Curly recommend this conditioner for the 2C curl type, which tends to be "tends to be more resistant to styling and will frizz easily." This conditioner has been featured by The Strategist, Allure, Byrdie, Bustle, and Rank and Style. Shoppers at Ulta give it a 4.5 rating based on 690 reviews.

One shopper writes, "I use this during each wash day (every 4 days) and it consistently brings back life to my curls. I've also started putting about 1 tbsp into my mister, mixed with water, for daily curl refreshing. Its light enough to not weigh down my thin hair, and doesn't make my hair greasy."

Pros: Cuts down on frizz, hydrating, works for a variety of curl types, available in two sizes

Cons: Expensive, strong scent

Buy DevaCurl One Condition at Ulta for $46



The best color-treated hair

Ulta

Why you'll love it: The Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner cleans and conditions hair without stripping strands of essential moisture or vibrant dye.

Unwash makes products for all hair types, but many of the brand's products are especially excellent for curls. I personally like the Bio-Cleansing Conditioner. It's a co-wash that cleanses and conditions strands in one go (but it's not a shampoo).

The product boasts a "unique formula" that "attracts and removes daily dirt and surface build-up without stripping hair of its healthy, natural oils." It cuts down on frizz and helps create defined ringlets with minimal post-shower styling required.

This non-stripping, nourishing effect makes this an especially good choice for color-treated hair. The product claims to "[lock] in natural oils & color," so it contributes to keeping dyed hair vibrant and well hydrated. Unlike many conditioners, this one can be used on the scalp as well to access the full cleansing benefits.

Ulta shoppers rate the product 4.5 stars, based on 181 reviews, and it's been featured by Allure and Into the Gloss.

"This is the first cleaning conditioner I have tried (have used 5-6) that didn't leave my hair weighed down or very brittle. My hair was damaged 8 months ago from bleaching. I never thought my hair would look or act like it did before the damage till this conditioner. This leaves my curly hair soft and bouncy again and not weighed down," writes one shopper.

Pros: Cleanses and conditions, non-stripping, free of sulfates and parabens, can be used on color-treated hair

Cons: Expensive

Buy Unwash Bio-cleansing Conditioner at Ulta for $29



The best drugstore conditioner

Target

Why you'll love it: The Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Conditioner is an affordable option that works as well as its salon-branded counterparts.

Kristin Ess products are a delight to use, with sleek packaging and a nice floral scent. Plus everything in the range (besides the recently-launched electronic tools) costs less than $15 at Target.

My most recent fave is the Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Conditioner — and not just because of the photogenic pink packaging. It’s a creamy, lightweight cleansing conditioner that combats frizz and humidity and whisks away dirt and buildup while retaining moisture in just one step.

"The best cleansing conditioner! I have curly hair that needs extra care and no shampoo. This is a quality conditioner that cleanses and is affordable," writes one Target shopper. "My daughter has very thick, curly hair. She loves this and said it feels much softer since using this. I love the dry shampoo too!" says another.

Racked writer Tanisha Pina also gives the product high marks.

Pros: Affordable, cleanses and conditions, good for all curl types

Cons: Strong fragrance, can be hard to get product out of packaging

Buy Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Conditioner at Target for $14




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Man who allegedly pushed 5-year-old from Mall of America balcony has history of police run-ins at the scene of the crime

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 12:55 PM PDT

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  • A five-year-old boy was pushed from the third-story balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota. 
  • The boy is reportedly still alive, but police have not provided more details than that.
  • Twenty-four-year-old Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda was taken into custody following the incident. 
  • Arrest records obtained by local station WCCO show that Aranda has previously had run-ins with police at the mall.
  • Once he was arrested after police were called about someone throwing objects from the top balcony of the mall to the bottom level. Another time, he was arrested after a woman said he assaulted her after she refused to buy him food.
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Authorities say a five-year-old boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America near Minneapolis remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Bloomington police Chief Jeffrey Potts said in a news conference Saturday that the boy fell nearly 40 feet after a man threw him off the balcony Friday. Authorities haven't released the boy's name and say his family is requesting privacy.

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What the NBA's biggest stars looked like when their careers began

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 12:50 PM PDT

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  • Many of the NBA's biggest stars have grown up right before our eyes.
  • It is easy to forget just how young they were and looked when they entered the NBA.
  • We gathered some then-and-now photos for many of the NBA's biggest stars. 

It's easy to forget how far some of the league's biggest stars have come.

LeBron James has dominated the NBA  for 16 years now and is 34, quite different than when he entered the NBA straight out of high school. Stephen Curry, once an undersized, baby-faced guard, is now 31, a seasoned veteran for the Warriors. James Harden once wasn't so...beard-y.

Take a look at photos of the NBA's biggest stars when their careers began and today.

LeBron James in 2004 (19).

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James today (34).

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James Harden in 2009 (20).

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Fisher-Price has recalled its Rock 'n Play product after more than 30 children died, and it raises concerns about all restraint-based incline sleepers

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 12:29 PM PDT

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Fisher-Price is recalling 5 million infant sleepers after the deaths of more than 30 babies were linked to their use.

The New York Times reported that in most cases, the babies suffocated after rolling over onto their stomach or side from their back.

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THE ONLINE GROCERY REPORT: The market, drivers, key players, and opportunities in a rising segment of e-commerce (AMZN, TGT, WMT, KR)

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 12:05 PM PDT

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Online grocery growing rapidly from its small base. Its market value has doubled from 2016 to 2018, suggesting that consumers are starting to get more comfortable ordering essentials and certain foods online — a major barrier to adoption.

Meanwhile, one type of product that's popular in online grocery, consumer packaged goods (CPGs), has seen the majority of its growth come from online. Although consumers may not be entirely comfortable buying items like produce online yet, that will likely come as their familiarity and trust in online grocery grows.Online Grocery ForecastBusiness Insider Intelligence

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Here are the 41 best photos from the Masters so far

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 11:56 AM PDT

Masters Best Pictures 2019David J. Phillip/AP

The Masters is the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, and it is also one of the most beautiful events in sports.

The beauty of the Masters is one of many things that make it so special, and the talented photographers at the Associated Press and Reuters capture that artistry in their work. 

Read more: 36 things that make the Masters one of the quirkiest events in sports

We've collected the best photos so far. Take a look below.

Jack Nicklaus hits a ceremonial tee shot to start the tournament.

Mike Segar/Reuters

The patrons celebrate a Justin Thomas birdie.

Charlie Riedel/AP

Jason Day chips with the iconic Masters scoreboard in the background.

Mike Segar/Reuters


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A huge new 'Star Wars' game where you play as a Jedi is coming out this November

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 11:52 AM PDT

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  • A huge new "Star Wars" game was unveiled on Saturday, named "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order."
  • The game is being made by Respawn Entertainment, the same studio that created "Titanfall" and "Apex Legends." It arrives on November 15, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
  • "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" fits into the movie canon between the events of "Episode 3" ("Revenge of the Sith") and "Episode 4" ("A New Hope").
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A huge new "Star Wars" game was revealed on Saturday: "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" is expected to arrive November 15 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It's a single-player action game focused on lightsaber combat and Force powers. 

Even better: The game is being made by Respawn Entertainment, the same studio behind the excellent "Titanfall" series and recent blockbuster "Apex Legends."

Here's everything we know so far:

1. "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" is a single-player action game with some light puzzle solving.

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The gameplay in "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" sounds more along the lines of "God of War" than "Star Wars Battlefront." 

"Players will use their Jedi training to create different melee combinations with an innovative lightsaber combat system and Force abilities," the game's press release says. "Players will also use traversal and other platforming abilities to strategically overcome opponents and solve puzzles in their path across this galaxy-spanning adventure."

In short: Melee-focused combat with some level of customization, in addition to special "Force" powers and movement.

 



2. It stars an entirely new character: Cal Kestis.

EA/Respawn Entertainment/Disney

Spoilers for "Episode 3" ahead!

In "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" ("Episode 3"), a very moody Anakin Skywalker — before turning into everyone's favorite cyborg, Darth Vader — sets out to destroy the Jedi Order.

It's part of a bigger Jedi purge, known as "Order 66." Few Jedi survived the purge, but apparently the main character in "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" is one of those few.

This is Cal Kestis, played by actor Cameron Monaghan.

It's not clear how Kestis escaped the purge or how he's related to the more well-known "Star Wars" characters. What is clear is that he'll start out on a planet named "Bracca," which is entirely new for the "Fallen Order."



3. There will be some fan service, as you might expect.

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Given the timing of "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" — falling in-between the events of "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope" — it's not clear which major characters could show up. Perhaps Obi-Wan Kenobi, or a burgeoning Darth Vader? We'll see!

All we know so far is what was teased in the announcement: "'Star Wars' fans will recognize iconic locations, weapons, gear, and enemies, while also meeting a roster of fresh characters, locations, creatures, droids and adversaries new to 'Star Wars.'" 




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Stratolaunch, the giant aircraft developed by Paul Allen, just took its first flight in California

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 11:16 AM PDT

Stratolaunch flight(AP Photo/Matt Hartman)

  • The Stratolaunch, an aircraft developed to air-launch small satellites, took its first flight on Saturday.
  • Stratolaunch calls its aircraft the world's largest, and it has the world's longest wingspan, though other aircraft exceed it in length.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan landed its first flight after some two hours in the air Saturday.

The behemoth, twin-fuselage Stratolaunch jet lifted off from Mojave Air and Space Port and climbed into the desert sky 70 miles north of Los Angeles. Founded by the late billionaire Paul G. Allen, Stratolaunch is vying to be a contender in the market for air-launching small satellites.

The aircraft is designed to carry as many as three satellite-laden rockets at a time under the center of its enormous wing, which stretches 385 feet — a longer wingspan than any other aircraft. At an altitude of 35,000 feet, the rockets would be released, ignite their engines and soar into space.

The advantages of such air-launch systems include being able to use numerous airports and avoid the limitations of fixed launch sites which can be affected by weather, air traffic and ship traffic on ocean ranges.

(AP Photo/Matt Hartman)

Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, founded Stratolaunch Systems Corp. in 2011 after emerging in aerospace by funding the development of the experimental air-launched SpaceShipOne, which in 2004 became the first privately built manned rocket to reach space.

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After Allen's death in October 2018, Stratolaunch dropped plans to develop its own type of rocket engine and a family of launch vehicles, focusing instead on getting the giant plane airborne and launching Northrop Grumman's proven Pegasus XL.

(AP Photo/Matt Hartman)


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Apple finally updated the iPad Mini — here's how much the new and old model cost

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 11:00 AM PDT

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iPad Mini 2019

Of all the Apple iPad tablets, the compact iPad Mini might be the most overlooked and under-appreciated. However, with its 7.9-inch screen, it's the best small tablet you can buy, so we're glad Apple decided to refresh the iPad Mini lineup with a new model.

If you're one of the Apple fans who loves its littlest tablet, or if you're just scoping out iPad prices and the Mini caught your eye, we've broken down the prices of the new iPad Mini 5 as well as the older Mini 4 so you can choose which one to buy.

We recommend you buy the newer iPad Mini 5, because the 4 and its processor are quite old now and the older version won't last you as long as the new one. If you want to save money and don't mind a bigger tablet, grab the 2018 iPad.

Read on to find out more about the different iPad Mini models you can buy and how much they cost.

iPad Mini 5 price: The best small iPad

Apple

At a glance, the new iPad Mini 5 looks almost exactly like its predecessor.

Under the hood, though, it sports a few improvements: It now supports the Apple Pencil, so you can use your tablet like a notepad to write and draw. It also boasts a new A12 Bionic chip, which delivers snappier performance than the Mini 4’s older A8 chipset.

The iPad Mini 5 is available with either Wi-Fi and cellular LTE connectivity or with Wi-Fi only. Whereas the Mini 4 is only available now with 128GB of storage, you’ve got a choice of either 64 or 256GB of internal storage with the Mini 5. This gives you a few more options at different price points.

Because it has improved hardware and was just released, the new Mini is naturally going to be more expensive the older Mini 4. Prices start at around $400 for the basic 64GB model.

This is the one you should buy.

iPad Mini 5 7.9-inch (Wi-Fi only)

iPad Mini 5 7.9-inch (Wi-Fi + cellular LTE)

*Prices may vary as iPads go on sale.

Read our full guide to the best iPads you can buy in 2019



iPad Mini 4 price: We don't recommend this older, discontinued model

Apple

New device releases mean price drops on the older models as retailers offload their old stock to make way for the new.

In this case, the iPad Mini 5’s surprise launch provides a good opportunity to snatch up a 4th-generation Mini at a discount, as Apple hardware doesn’t often go on sale and the Mini 4 is being officially discontinued.

The 7.9-inch iPad Mini 4 was released in 2015, so it’s very old with an out-dated processor that won't last as long. We don't recommend you buy it, but if you must consider it, here are the prices.

You cans still grab an iPad Mini with 128GB of storage for around $340 to $350 right now, which brings it a bit closer in price to the standard 2018 iPad. We think you should get the 2018 iPad if price is your main concern, because it has newer tech inside than this ancient Mini.

iPad Mini 4 7.9-inch (Wi-Fi only)

iPad Mini 4 7.9-inch (Wi-Fi + cellular LTE)

*Prices may vary as iPads go on sale.

Check out our full breakdown of every iPad price



iPad 2018 price: A full-sized option for those on a budget

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The full-sized 2018 iPad has a slimmed-down design, solid hardware, great Retina display, easy-to-use software, and a very reasonable price. It is simply the best iPad for most people.

The iPad is also surprisingly affordable for an Apple product, starting at $330. If you're lucky to catch it on sale, the iPad fairly frequently drops down to an even more attractive price of $250 or so. It's a much better buy than the old Mini 4.

iPad 9.7-inch (Wi-Fi only)

  • Amazon: $318 (32GB), $329 (128GB)
  • Apple: $329 (32GB), $429 (128GB)
  • Best Buy: $329.99 (32GB), $429.99 (128GB)

iPad 9.7-inch (Wi-Fi + cellular)

  • Amazon: $459 (32GB), $529 (128GB)
  • Apple: $459 (32GB), $559 (128GB)
  • Best Buy: $459.99 (32GB), $559.99 (128GB)

*Prices may vary as iPads go on sale.



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Trump labeled Iran's most powerful military branch a terrorist group, and it's ready to strike back

Posted: 13 Apr 2019 10:50 AM PDT

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  • The Trump administration has designed Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard's as a foreign terrorist organization.
  • The potential for a clash between the US and Iran is already on the rise, and the designation only adds to the risk, argue Colin P. Clarke and Ariane Tabatabai.
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On Monday, in an unprecedented move, US President Donald Trump’s administration designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization.

The decision wasn’t entirely unjustified: The IRGC creates, trains, funds, arms, and deploys forces with thousands of fighters beyond Iran’s borders. These include local insurgents but also terrorist groups, such as Hezbollah. IRGC-backed forces are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of US service members.

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