Actualidad breaking news http://www.actualidad.com Actualidad News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:30:11 GMT Women’s marches: More than one million protesters vow to resist President Trump https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/womens-march-on-washington-a-sea-of-pink-hatted-protesters-vow-to-resist-donald-trump/2017/01/21/ae4def62-dfdf-11e6-acdf-14da832ae861_story.html?utm_term=.9ceeb4aa/ More than 1 million people gathered in Washington and in cities around the country and the world Saturday to mount a roaring rejoinder to the inauguration of President Trump. What started as a Facebook post by a Hawaii retiree became an unprecedented international rebuke of a new president that packed cities large and small — from London to Los Angeles, Paris to Park City, Utah, Miami to Melbourne, Australia.<P><iframe width="320" height="180" src="ver.cfm?id=12431&tipo=9&vv=H6BZYWRU8UM" frameBorder="0" scrolling="NO"></iframe><P> The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington, who originally sought a permit for a gathering of 200,000, said Saturday that as many as half a million people participated.<P>Many in the nation’s capital and other cities said they were inspired to join because of Trump’s divisive campaign and his disparagement of women, minorities and immigrants. In signs and shouts, they mocked what they characterized as Trump’s lewd language and sexist demeanor.<P>The marches provided a balm for those eager to immerse themselves in a like-minded sea of citizens who shared their anxiety and disappointment after Democrat Hillary Clinton’s historic bid for the presidency ended in defeat.<P>“We just want to make sure that we’re heard,” said Mona Osuchukwu, 27, a D.C. native. “I want her to know that she has a voice,” she said of her 3-year-old daughter, Chioma, who was with her at the march. “No matter what anyone tells her, especially as a black woman in America.”<P>The Washington demonstration was amplified by gatherings around the world, with march organizers listing more than 670 events nationwide and overseas in cities including Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Mexico City, Berlin and Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories, where the temperature was 6 degrees below zero.<P>In Chicago, the demonstration was overwhelmed by its own size, after 150,000 demonstrators swamped downtown blocks. It forced officials to curtail their planned march, although thousand of protesters still paraded around the Loop. In Boston, police estimated a gathering of 125,000. In Los Angeles, officials temporarily closed some side streets to accommodate the crowds.<P>“We are doing our best to facilitate, because they are squeezing into every street right now,” said Capt. Andrew Neiman of the Los Angeles Police Department.<P>New York, Miami, Denver and Seattle also had huge gatherings.<P>In Juneau, Alaska, one man marveled that the crowd was the biggest he had ever seen on the state Capitol’s steps. In Philadelphia, marchers filled city bridges. In Lexington, Ky., they shut down streets. In New Orleans, participants played brass instruments.<P><br> <br> <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/womens-march-on-washington-a-sea-of-pink-hatted-protesters-vow-to-resist-donald-trump/2017/01/21/ae4def62-dfdf-11e6-acdf-14da832ae861_story.html?utm_term=.9ceeb4aa52ed" target="_blank">Read full story</a> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/womens-march-on-washington-a-sea-of-pink-hatted-protesters-vow-to-resist-donald-trump/2017/01/21/ae4def62-dfdf-11e6-acdf-14da832ae861_story.html?utm_term=.9ceeb4aa We might be saying goodbye to the iPhone's home button http://mashable.com/2017/01/22/iphone-home-button-rumor/#tW70SFNHekqA/ When the iPhone 7 killed off the headphone jack, some Apple fans were up in arms. If the rumors about the features of 2017's iPhone X (or whatever Apple winds up calling it) are true, the flagship phone will be losing another long-standard feature: the home button. <P>Don't be too sad about its passing, though — everyone will likely be too excited about what's replacing it to even notice that it's gone. <P>MacRumors reports that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been a reliable source for iPhone leaks in the past, released a research report today hinting at Apple's plans to remove the device's physical home button in favor of a thumbprint sensor embedded in the screen — the first step toward a new biometric sensor system. <P>It's not a new rumor — the home button would need to go for the bezel-free, edge-to-edge screen design that has been discussed so much — but today's information gives some more insight into the tech Apple may be developing to replace its current Touch ID system and improve its touchscreen design as it shifts to an OLED display.<P>According to Kuo, Apple's current "under glass" capacitive fingerprint recognition tech won't cut it if the phone has the full-screen, button-free design. Instead, the ID reader will need to shift to an "under panel" setup, which would require optical ID tech. That might get tricky, because the optical sensors will need to be compatible with flexible OLED panels. That means new, custom solutions from the panel makers to make that system work — but Kuo believes Apple has the clout to get the system it needs. <P>Along with the new optical sensor, Kuo seems to expect that the rumored facial tracking sensors will be included in the device, which could be used to scan users' faces as a means to verify identification.<P>Kuo guesses the fingerprint ID tech will "ultimately be replaced by a facial recognition system" in an effort to make the iPhone's security even more stable. "However, if the technical challenges cannot be overcome, we believe a combination of fingerprint and facial recognition is another possible solution," he writes in the report. Once the tech is developed in future models, he predicts that transactions made on future iPhones will be verified using "a combination of the two steps of bio-recognition."<P>In addition to the home button overhaul, the next iPhone's 3D Touch tech might be getting a makeover. Kuo claims Apple may switch to a new, more sensitive film sensor for its touchscreen from the current FPCB sensor in the iPhone 7. This is another area where Apple will have to work around the new OLED display, so Kuo predicts a metal structural part will be implemented under the film sensor for more support.<P>If this year's iPhone actually arrives with a new display, new sensors and a stronger backbone, the home button's loss will be taken in stride. Just don't mention the headphone jack.<P>BONUS: Everything we think we know about the next iPhone Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT http://mashable.com/2017/01/22/iphone-home-button-rumor/#tW70SFNHekqA Google Pixel Or Samsung Galaxy S7: Which Smartphone Is A Better Choice? http://www.techtimes.com/articles/193558/20170121/google-pixel-or-samsung-galaxy-s7-which-smartphone-is-a-better-choice.htm/ The Google Pixel and the Samsung Galaxy S7 are top-notch Android-powered devices that are vying with each other to rein supreme in the hotly-contested smartphone space.<P>Both the Galaxy S7 and the Pixel are equipped with great camera capabilities and battery support. The two phablets also house a fingerprint scanner, which increases the device's security.<P>Here is a comparison of both the Android smartphones to help you ascertain, which is the better buy.<P>Display The Google Pixel has a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display, with a screen to body ratio of 68.88 percent while the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display. The latter has a screen to body ratio of 72.30 percent.<P>The Google Pixel has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while the Galaxy S7 has a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Both the devices have an Oleophobic coating, as well as scratch-proof Corning Gorilla Glass 4.<P>The Galaxy S7 touts a pixel density of 576 ppi, whereas the Pixel has 441 ppi by comparison.<P>While the screen size of the two smartphones is on even keel, the Samsung smartphone has an edge when it comes to resolution.<P>Processor And RAM The Pixel is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm snapdragon 821 CPU (2 x 2.15 GHz and 2 x 1.6 GHz), whereas the U.S. variant of the Galaxy S7 operates on a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor (2 x 2.15 GHz and 2 x1.6 GHz).<P>Both the handsets have 4 GB of RAM.<P>Storage The Samsung Galaxy S7's U.S. version comes with on-board storage of 32 GB, expandable up to 256 GB. The Google Pixel, on the other hand, comes in two variants - a 32 GB model and a 128 GB model. There is no provision for accommodating an external SD card in the Google Pixel.<P>In this department too the Samsung smartphone betters the Google offering.<P>Camera The Google Pixel has a 12.3-megapixel primary camera with Dual LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy S7, on the other hand, has a 12-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. <P>The Pixel's camera supports autofocus, OIS, geo-tagging and HDR recording. The Galaxy S7 also supports OIS, autofocus, RAW image capture, HDR recording mode and Panorama. Both the phones feature video calling facilities.<P>Battery Talking about the battery backup of the two phones, the Google Pixel has a non-replaceable Li-Ion 2770 mAh battery, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 has a non-replaceable 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery.<P>The Google Pixel supports a talk time of 26 hours (on 3G). The Galaxy S7 supports 28 hours (on 2G) per the company's claims.<P><br> <br> <a href="http://www.techtimes.com/articles/193558/20170121/google-pixel-or-samsung-galaxy-s7-which-smartphone-is-a-better-choice.htm" target="_blank">Read full story</a><P> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT http://www.techtimes.com/articles/193558/20170121/google-pixel-or-samsung-galaxy-s7-which-smartphone-is-a-better-choice.htm Mexico's president to meet with Trump amid populist pressure at home https://www.yahoo.com/news/mexico-president-talks-trump-faces-populist-pressure-home-001408879.html/ IXMIQUILPAN, MEXICO (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet at the end of this month to discuss trade, immigration and security issues, as the Latin American leader faces increased populist pressure at home.<P>Trump's spokesman Sean Spicer told a news conference on Saturday that the two leaders will meet on Jan. 31, the week after senior officials of both administrations hold bilateral talks in Washington.<P>Trump is committed to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and would move to withdraw if no "fair deal" is forthcoming, according to the White House website.<P>Pena Nieto, whose popularity has plummeted due to corruption scandals and rising inflation, has been criticized for lacking a clear strategy to counter Trump's threats to crimp trade and deport illegal immigrants.<P>Seeking to capitalize on that discontent, Mexican 2018 presidential forerunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday said he would tour major U.S. cities starting in February.<P>"Enough of being passive," Lopez Obrador of the leftist Moreno party said in a statement. "We should put a national emergency plan in place to face the damage and reverse the protectionist policies of Donald Trump."<P>Lopez Obrador, a former Mexico City mayor mounting his third presidential bid, said at a rally in the border city of Ciudad Acuna that he would "stop the hate promoted by propaganda against migrants."<P>Many in Mexico are worried about another Trump promise, that he will make Mexico pay for a border wall, possibly by blocking wire transfers out of the United States from Mexican nationals.<P>"We shouldn't pay for the wall," said Christina Validez, waiting to pick up a wire transfer from her husband in the United States at a bank in Ixmiquilpan.<P>"It's the other way around, all United States presidents should be grateful that all the migrants have helped the economy."<P>The area around Ixmiquilpan, in the central state of Hidalgo and home to some 94,000 people, received about $100 million in foreign remittances in 2015, according to data from Mexico's central bank, more than 10 times the municipal government's annual budget.<P>Validez said she depends on the money sent back to make ends meet and she complained about "everything" becoming more expensive after the government hiked regular gasoline prices by 14 percent at the start of the year.<P>Looting and violent protests followed the gasoline hike around the country. Two people died in Ixmiquilpan in clashes with state and federal police after protesters blockaded a highway and burnt vehicles.<P><br> <br> <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/mexico-president-talks-trump-faces-populist-pressure-home-001408879.html" target="_blank">Read full story</a> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT https://www.yahoo.com/news/mexico-president-talks-trump-faces-populist-pressure-home-001408879.html