These $80 wireless headphones are just as good as $300 Beats $300 Beats wireless over-ear headphones are a fantastic option if you've got plenty of expendable income. For those of us who want the same build quality and sound quality without spending so much money, we've got just the thing. The Ghostek soDrop 2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are a bargain at their normal price of $100, offering aptX Bluetooth 4.0 Technology, great battery life and crystal clear HD sound. Right now they're on sale on Amazon though, which means you can get them for just $80. These headphones have been a huge hit with our readers in the past, so definitely check them out if you didn't already grab a pair the last time they were on sale. Here are some key details from the product page:
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U.S. worries Russia could step up North Korea support to fill China void By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As the United States pressures China to enforce United Nations sanctions on its ally North Korea, Washington is concerned that Russia could provide support to Pyongyang and fill any vacuum left by Beijing, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. "I'm concerned that Russia may backfill North Korea," Haley told U.S. lawmakers in Washington.
The 10 Best National Parks in the USA Explore the great outdoors at one of America's can't-miss national parks. If you're dreaming of an outdoor vacation filled with gushing geysers, animal encounters, towering rock formations and more, odds are you'll enjoy exploring a national park. Considering factors like the uniqueness of sights, historical significance and park accessibility, we determined which of the country's 59 national parks qualify as the Best National Parks in the USA.
7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) ‚ÄĒ Seven married couples from the same New Jersey shore town, including a rabbi and his wife, now face charges that they misrepresented their income to get a combined $2 million in public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police¬† Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping. Wong was among around 30 protesters who had staged a three-hour sit-in at a harbourfront statue and were led away into police vans. Xi's visit this week marks 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain and comes at a time when fears are growing that Beijing is tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous city.
'Handmaid's Tale' protesters are back, and this time they're at the Capitol Handmaids in red robes and white bonnets stood in front of the Capitol Tuesday to protest the latest iteration of the GOP health care bill that's up for a vote in the senate. SEE ALSO: Why 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes are the most powerful meme of the resistance yet The protesters ‚ÄĒ clad in uniforms from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale ‚ÄĒ are demonstrating against a struggling senate bill that would overhaul Obamacare. The vote has been delayed until after the July Fourth holiday recess, but the possibility of the bill's passage is still very real. It would affect women and reproductive health ‚ÄĒ and not in a good way. Handmaid's Tale themed protesters at health care rally in front of the Capitol. #ResistTrumpcare pic.twitter.com/WjbHO4EaEh ‚ÄĒ CAP Action (@CAPAction) June 27, 2017 Currently outside the Capitol pic.twitter.com/fn3KGfaljA ‚ÄĒ Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) June 27, 2017 Planned Parenthood activists getting into Handmaid's Tale gear to troll Trump's motorcade pic.twitter.com/weyWllk351 ‚ÄĒ Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 27, 2017 This protest was staged by Planned Parenthood to protest the GOP healthcare bill pic.twitter.com/zIcaYjo9GD ‚ÄĒ Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) June 27, 2017 The gathering was reportedly organized by Planned Parenthood volunteers but was also highlighted by NARAL on Twitter Tuesday. Mashable has reached out for more information. Also outside the Capitol w/ us - Handmaids, making a chilling statement about the GOP #HealthcareBill's cruel policies. #ProtectOurCare pic.twitter.com/LBCxj4XVtl ‚ÄĒ NARAL (@NARAL) June 27, 2017 The @PPact #handmaids are on their way to the Capitol #StandWithPP @PPESActs @UHPPANY @PPGenAction pic.twitter.com/YkvkU0albI ‚ÄĒ PPGen at UAlbany (@PPGenatUAlbany) June 27, 2017 Tuesday's handmaids' protest is one of many around the country in the past few months ‚ÄĒ these protests have focused on cuts to women's health care options at the state level in Ohio, Texas, Missouri, and now at the Capitol. The silent protest yet again speaks volumes about the impact the proposed health care plan would have on women. WATCH: How ‚ÄėThe Walking Dead‚Äô show left the original comic behind
Indian PM Narendra Modi escapes infamous Donald Trump handshake with bear hug The Indian Prime Minister has escaped the infamously tense and awkward handshakes between Donald Trump and other world leaders by going in for a bear hug more than once. Narendra Modi met with the US President at the White House for the first time and avoided the "yanking" handshake of Mr Trump, who tends to pull the other person towards him roughly. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was one of the first leaders to visit the White House and cameras caught an awkward look on his face just ahead of his Oval Office handshake.
Pope tells new cardinals: be humble, help poor, fight injustice By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis elevated five senior clerics from outside Italy and the Vatican to the top rank of cardinal on Wednesday, urging them to be humble and not forget refugees and victims of war, terrorism and injustice. Appointing new cardinals is one of the most significant powers of the papacy, allowing a pontiff to put his stamp on the future of the 1.2 billion-member Church. Cardinals are the pope's closest advisers in the Vatican and around the world and those under 80 years old are known as "cardinal-electors" because they can choose his successor.
Experts say Petya ransomware is just a ‚Äėtest‚Äô for something much worse A new ransomware attack, modeled after the recent WannaCry exploit, has hit thousands of organizations and users worldwide. But according to a handful of security experts, it's only the tip of the iceberg. The ransomware attack, which encrypts users' files and demands a ransom to unlock them, could just be a test attack, or cover for more malicious damage being done by the virus. "‚ÄúI‚Äôm willing to say with at least moderate confidence that this was a deliberate, malicious, destructive attack or perhaps a test disguised as ransomware. The best way to put it is that Petya‚Äôs payment infrastructure is a fecal theater," security researcher Nicholas Weaver told KrebsOnSecurity. His sentiments were echoed by "the grugq," an anonymous security researcher who blogs about security issues. He highlights the same thing as Weaver, namely that the payment infrastructure for the virus is poorly designed. Normally, ransomware viruses demand payment in Bitcoin to a Bitcoin account that is unique to every victim. That makes it harder to track the Bitcoin, or for researchers to work out the identity of the attackers. Communication is normally done through the obfuscated Tor protocol, which relies on a distributed web of servers and is impossible for one organization to shut down. In this instance, however, the attackers had one single email address listed for communication. It was quickly shut down by Posteo, the German ISP responsible for the email account. That means that victims will not be able to communicate with the attackers to organize payment or receive decryption codes, effectively meaning any encrypted files will be lost forever, if backups aren't available. "If this well engineered and highly crafted worm was meant to generate revenue, this payment pipeline was possibly the worst of all options (short of ‚Äúsend a personal cheque to: Petya Payments, PO Box¬†‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ)," the grugq explains. It's suspicious that such a well-designed piece of ransomware would have such a bad payment system -- unless, of course, the aim was never to make money. "This is definitely not designed to make money. This is designed to spread fast and cause damage, with a plausibly deniable cover of ‚Äúransomware.‚ÄĚ, the grugq continues. Weaver confirmed this to¬†Krebs, saying that Petya "appears to have been well engineered to be destructive while masquerading as a ransomware strain." Attributing blame for cyberattacks is always difficult, but the high concentration of Ukranian victims -- the attack was originally distributed through Ukranian tax software MeDoc -- raises questions about potential Russian involvement.