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Asus’ first laptop with Windows 10 S is now available – The Verge

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Three months after the launch of Windows 10 S, Asus is launching its first laptop running the limited new version of Microsoft’s OS. The computer is called the VivoBook W202, and it’s a relatively cheap laptop meant to be used in schools. It sells for $279 and will be available today. The specs are pretty basic here, but it’s really just designed to have what it needs to get by…

Apple’s Q2 2017 MacBook Sales Increase 17 Percent Over the Previous Quarter – Mac Rumors

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Apple’s notebook shipments totaled an estimated 3.98 million units in the second quarter of the 2017 calendar year, representing a quarter-on-quarter increase of 17.1 percent, according to new data published by market research firm TrendForce. Apple gained ground on ASUS at fifth place in the second quarter ranking, with a 0.7 percent increase over the previous quarter to leave both companies taking a 10 percent share of the market….

Trump defiant after outburst and GOP picks up pieces – CNN

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’ – New York Times

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

“The mayor has the right to protect her city,” she said. “For me, the statues represented pain, and not only did I want to protect my city from any more of that pain, I also wanted to protect my city from any of the violence that was occurring around the nation. We don’t need that in Baltimore.” In recent days, cities and resident from Gainesville, Fla. to Lexington, Ky., called…

Here’s What It Looks Like When A Nazi Gets Busted – HuffPost

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One of the white nationalists spotlighted in the documentary is Christopher Cantwell, a self-proclaimed racist and Nazi. In the documentary, Cantwell seems boastful and aggressive, but since the rally things have changed.

Sessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago’s sanctuary city policy – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions lambasted Chicago and its political leaders Wednesday, tying local policies on undocumented immigrants to soaring crime rates and threatening to withhold federal police grants if the city does not change. In a speech in Miami, Sessions said that in Chicago “respect for the rule of law has broken down,” and he linked the increase in crime there last year to the city’s “so-called sanctuary policies.” Chicago…

Pence is Trump’s global translator, spinning his pronouncements to soothe allies – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SANTIAGO, Chile — Throughout his tour of Latin America, Vice President Pence has cast himself to his hosts as a dutiful, even earnest messenger for President Trump. But in visits this week to Colombia, Argentina and Chile, Pence has acted more like Trump’s translator. Again and again, the vice president’s statements have sounded somewhat discordant from the ones his boss has been delivering back home in the United States. More…

REAL work life balance: Guy surfs the web on his laptop while wakeboarding – Daily Mail

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A video posted online shows a man wakeboarding and working on his laptop He throws the tow rope onto the boat and his friend hands him the computer He tries to pass the computer back but instead sinks in the water with the laptop  By Mollie Cahillane For Dailymail.com Published: 16:02 EDT, 16 August 2017 | Updated: 17:45 EDT, 16 August 2017 e-mail 4 View comments This may be the…

Asus’ first laptop with Windows 10 S is now available – The Verge

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Three months after the launch of Windows 10 S, Asus is launching its first laptop running the limited new version of Microsoft’s OS. The computer is called the VivoBook W202, and it’s a relatively cheap laptop meant to be used in schools. It sells for $279 and will be available today. The specs are pretty basic here, but it’s really just designed to have what it needs to get by…

Asus’ first laptop with Windows 10 S is now available – The Verge

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Three months after the launch of Windows 10 S, Asus is launching its first laptop running the limited new version of Microsoft’s OS. The computer is called the VivoBook W202, and it’s a relatively cheap laptop meant to be used in schools. It sells for $279 and will be available today. The specs are pretty basic here, but it’s really just designed to have what it needs to get by…

Apple’s Q2 2017 MacBook Sales Increase 17 Percent Over the Previous Quarter – Mac Rumors

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Apple’s notebook shipments totaled an estimated 3.98 million units in the second quarter of the 2017 calendar year, representing a quarter-on-quarter increase of 17.1 percent, according to new data published by market research firm TrendForce. Apple gained ground on ASUS at fifth place in the second quarter ranking, with a 0.7 percent increase over the previous quarter to leave both companies taking a 10 percent share of the market….

Trump Ends CEO Advisory Councils as Main Group Acts to Disband – New York Times

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Before the president’s decision to dissolve the two councils, executives from his manufacturing council were expected to have a similar call Wednesday afternoon. The manufacturing panel has seen a wave of defections since Monday, as business chiefs who had agreed to advise the president determined that his remarks left them with no choice but to walk away. Two additional chief executives — Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup and Inge Thulin…

‘This Is Just The Beginning Of Heather’s Legacy': Mourning And A Call To Action – NPR

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Flowers, candles and chalk-written messages surround a photograph of Heather Heyer on Wednesday, on the spot in Charlottesville, Va., where she was killed and 19 others injured by a car attack on Saturday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Flowers, candles and chalk-written messages surround a photograph of Heather Heyer on Wednesday, on the spot in Charlottesville, Va., where she was killed and 19 others injured…

5 things to know about Hope Hicks, interim White House communications director – USA TODAY

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Like many of President Trump’s trusted staffers, Hope Hicks had no political experience before joining his campaign. USA TODAY Two weeks after Anthony Scaramucci was booted from the Trump administration, Hope Hicks is set to take over the reins of the White House communications shop until an official replacement is named, the White House announced Wednesday. “Hope Hick will work with White House Press Secretary…

Former Presidents HW and W. Bush denounce racism in wake of Charlottesville – CNN

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Statues make definitive statements. That’s why Confederate memorials must come down. – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

President Trump, a disrupter of norms, protocols and just about everything else, turns out to be firmly anti-iconoclast when it comes to statues of Confederate generals. “So this week it’s Robert E. Lee,” he said, in a combative and at times terrifying news conference Tuesday. “I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You…

Asus’ first laptop with Windows 10 S is now available – The Verge – The Verge

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Three months after the launch of Windows 10 S, Asus is launching its first laptop running the limited new version of Microsoft’s OS. The computer is called the VivoBook W202, and it’s a relatively cheap laptop meant to be used in schools. It sells for $279 and will be available today. The specs are pretty basic here, but it’s really just designed to have what it needs to get by…

Google Chrome under attack: Have you used one of these hijacked extensions? – ZDNet

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The compromised extensions aim to switch out legitimate ads with malicious ones on the victim’s browser. Image: Proofpoint Kafeine Attackers have been phishing developers as a way of compromising Chrome extensions into spreading affiliate program ads that scare victims into paying for PC repairs. Proofpoint researcher Kafeine has identified six compromised Chrome extensions that have been recently modified by an attacker after phishing a developer’s Google Account credentials. Web Developer…

Microsoft’s autonomous gliders seek out thermal updrafts to stay aloft – TechCrunch

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Microsoft wants to build autonomous tech for aircraft that require little to no power to fly. It just completed tests in the Nevada desert of gliders equipped with self-guidance systems that help them track regions of rising hot air and predict their movement, with the aim of staying up in the air for as long as possible. These tests showed that Microsoft’s system for riding the wind holds a lot…

Microsoft launches Azure Event Grid, a fully managed event routing service – TechCrunch

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Microsoft announced a new product in its Azure line-up in preview today that will make it easier for developers to build event-based applications. The Azure Event Grid makes events (like uploading a picture or video, clicking a button, updating a database, etc.) first-class Azure objects. Event Grid complements Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps, Microsoft’s existing serverless offerings, and gives developers access to a fully managed event routing service. This…