A NOT SO HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR ISTANBUL39 revelers at a nightclub in Istanbul have been reported dead. An unknown gunman walked into the Reina nightclub and opened fire, killing anyone at random. This unfortunate incident happened around 1:15 a.m, as the estimated 600 people ushered in the new year. This has sparked up a nationwide manhunt for the lone gunman.

The scene of the shooting

The club, which is popular among the affluent and sophisticated customers, made it a perfect target for the attacker. Previous terrorist attacks did not hinder the citizens and foreigners alike from ushering in the new year in song and dance. It is famous for the breath-taking view from its balcony and wild parties. Among the people killed were at least 24 foreigners according to a local news agency. Most were from some parts of the middle east, others from Africa and the rest from Europe. Not all estimated 600 were killed, however. Sixty-nine were hospitalized, and there were four who were in critical condition.  Here is a video from the scene *graphic content*.

Reaction to the mass shooting

The attack was considered a terrorist attack though no one accounted for the shooting. In less than a month, this was the fourth terrorist attack on Turkish soil. The Islamic State is quickly gaining popularity therefore gaining support from the masses.

The identity of the man responsible for the loss of lives is unknown to the authorities, says Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. The Prime Minister went on to refute countless claims that the gunman was in a Santa Claus outfit, stating him to be “an armed terrorist as we know it.” The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that terrorists are on the forefront in destroying the country’s morale. He further stated that “we (the Turkish people) will never give ground to such dirty games.” He stressed Turkey’s relentless effort to combat terror and secure peace in the region.

Witnesses describe the ordeal

In the rush to save their lives, a section of the revelers dived into the Bosphorus, while others crawled for safety. A witness reported to have seen a number of bodies in the club, while another told a Turkish news agency that the gunman did not spare anyone who was still alive. Gov. Vasip Sahin narrated the ordeal inside the club. “…the people just wanted to have fun and welcome the new year but he showered them with bullets, having no remorse whatsoever.” The horrific news has taken worldwide news networks by storm and has sent a wave of fear and shock among the people of Turkey and beyond.

Why Consumer Reports Doesn’t Recommend the New MacBook

Why Consumer Reports Doesn't Recommend the New MacBookApple may be selling millions of MacBook Pro Laptops, but they will not be gaining the approval of Consumer Reports. Recently, Consumer Reports said that it cannot recommend Apple’s latest product, the MacBook Pro, because the laptop failed to pass its test.

What is Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an American magazine that has been publishing since 1936 by the Consumers Union, which is a nonprofit organization that gives out unbiased reviews on certain products in order to help consumers pick a product they would like.


So why did the MacBook Pro fail to pass Consumer Reports’ approval? Well, it turns out that the laptop did very well on testing its display quality and the overall performance of the laptop. However, the laptop failed in terms of its battery life. The studies, conducted by Consumer Reports, found that the products varied drastically from trial to trial, meaning that the batteries are not built well-quality material.

According to the studies done by Consumer Reports, they tested out three of the latest MacBook Pros: a 13-inch model with a touch bar laptop, a 13-inch model without the touch bar laptop, and a 15-inch model laptop. All of these products were bought from a retail, meaning it will the same product that the average consumer will buy.

The 13-inch model with the touch bar laptop ran for 16 hours in the first trial, 12.7 hours in the second, and 3.75 in the third. As for the 13-inch model without the touch bar laptop, it lasted for 19 hours in the first trial and 4.5 hours on the second trial. The 15-inch laptop lastedfrom 18.5 hours down to 8 hours.

Why is this important

Some of you may be wondering why does this matter. Well, based on the study, each time the laptop was recharged, it lasted fewer hours than the previous time. This means that if the trials were to continue, the time would continue to decrease. This shows us that the material that makes up the battery are not of high quality. Plus, this means you will have to spend more money in the future in order to get a new battery because, based on what the results show us, it will end up not working at one point.


Even though with this finding, people will probably still buy the new MacBook. But, be advised – if you are going to buy one, make sure to keep some spare cash for buying a new battery – or a couple.