Feb 16, 2017

Apple is not revolutionizing television

Associated Press

Bloomberg has a look at where the development of Apple TV is ending up. The company is going to settle for just turning your "television set into a giant iPhone: a cluster of apps with a store." It's a departure from original intentions to completely remake television.

I signed up for revolutionary. We got evolutionary. — an Apple insider

Instead, look for Apple to release a new version later this year with higher resolution, but no other exciting changes engineers had proposed. The venture is "drifting sideways," one analyst tells Bloomberg. The company risks "losing the living room.

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The latest: George Floyd protests nationwide

Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd hold up placards near the White House on Monday. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The latest: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CNN on the president's quasi-offer: "Thank you but no thank you," and accused Trump of "calling out the American military for a photo opportunity."

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The world watches America burn

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The world is watching the grief and anger, violence and pain in America's streets.

The big picture: The U.S. accounts for nearly one-third of the world's deaths from COVID-19. The killing of a black man, George Floyd, by police has sparked days of protest and nights of chaos in America's major cities.

Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.