The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 19th, 2017 night edition

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There was a time when Apple could be expected to overcome these kinds of challenges to the surprise of the industry and the delight of its customers.

Personally, I'm treating the fingerprint sensor as a litmus test for Apple’s ability to innovate in a meaningful way.

I've since owned several generations of MacBooks, iMacs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs, and lots and lots of Apple accessories.

Needless to say, I have my doubts that Apple will find an elegant fingerprint solution in time.

Some analysts even speculate that Apple could remove the fingerprint sensor completely from the premium iPhone, relying upon advanced face or iris scanning instead.

In that case, Apple’s new iPhone might not be able to support Touch ID-based Apple Pay transactions without a little help.

And believe me, if you see a fingerprint dongle, you'll know that Apple blew it. »

Aaron Hernandez found hanged in cell

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BOSTON - Convicted killer and former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, according to officials.


• Aaron Hernandez found hanged in cell. »

Fox News Appears Set to Fire Bill O’Reilly After Sexual Harassment Accusations Pile Up

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It took a while—years too long, in fact—but Fox News finally appears ready to fire longtime host Bill O’Reilly over the blowback from sexual harassment allegations accumulated over the course of his career at the network.

The paper certainly has unique access to the top brass at both Fox News and 21st Century Fox.

O’Reilly’s previously unannounced “vacation” effective April 11th—effectively taking him off the air as the controversy played out—was the first concrete indication that the ground could be shifting underneath O’Reilly’s feet at the network. »

France says it has proof Assad carried out chemical attack that killed 86

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The suspected attack on Khan Sheikhun which killed 86 was found by British and Turkish scientists to have involved both sarin - a nerve gas - and chlorine.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has repeatedly denied his government has any chemical weapons stocks after agreeing to give them up to international monitors in 2013.

Last week a senior US official also made the allegation that Russia knew in advance the attack was going to be carried out. »