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Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel Aviv demo day right here … – TechCrunch

Thursday, June 29, 2017

TechCrunch is pleased to offer Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel Aviv demo day event today at 6:30 p.m. local time, 8:30 a.m. PST. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a company, finding customers and scaling to global markets. There are seven accelerators located around the world, from Seattle to Beijing, from Berlin to Tel-Aviv. Programs have a focus on enterprise startups; this…

McConnell’s Reputation as a Master Tactician Takes a Hit – New York Times

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ms. Murkowski raised concerns on several levels. She expressed worries about soaring health care costs in rural areas, about women’s access to health care if Planned Parenthood were defunded, and about how the most vulnerable citizens, such as Alaska Natives, would get health care. Those concerns were largely unanswered. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “I certainly wasn’t ready,” Ms. Murkowski said of voting on the bill after Mr. McConnell…

US to Hold Off On Further Airline Laptop Bans – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security has put off plans to impose further bans on laptop computers and other electronic devices in airline carry-on baggage for flights to the U.S. from Europe, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday. Instead the U.S. will require airlines and overseas airports to step up their procedures for screening passengers and securing airplanes. Play Facebook Twitter Embed autoplay autoplay “We are not standing…

Why one man keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments statues on government property – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In the video, the Arkansas Capitol dome can be seen lit against the night sky as the Dodge Dart accelerates to 10, then 20 mph. “Oh my goodness,” a man says as he flicks on the car’s lights. “Freedom!” The vehicle speeds up the hill, and the last thing that comes into view before a crash is a large, newly installed monument. Authorities say the man in the video is…

Fox News signs outgoing GOP congressman Jason Chaffetz as contributor – CBS News

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has signed on with Fox News as a contributor, effective one day after he resigns from Congress this week.  Chaffetz, former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee who oversaw the investigations into the IRS targeting of conservative nonprofit groups and the death of a U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, Libya, will offer political analysis on Fox News Channel and Fox News Business Network’s…

US unveils enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban – Reuters

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Wednesday unveiled enhanced security measures for foreign flights arriving in the United States in what officials said was a move to prevent an expansion in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices. “Inaction is not an option,” Kelly said, saying he believes airlines will comply with the new screening. But he said the measures are not the last step to…

iOS 11 on an iPad Pro still won’t replace your laptop – The Verge

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week. While you can use the iPad just as you’ve always been able to, there are some additional multitasking changes that really make the iPad Pro more of a laptop contender. Apple has created a dock that acts more like something you’d find on macOS, and refined its side-by-side apps interface so it’s even more…

‘Petya’ Ransomware Hits At Least 65 Countries; Microsoft Traces It To Tax Software – NPR

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Employees at a store in Kiev, Ukraine, read a ransomware demand for $300 in bitcoin to free files encrypted by the Petya software virus. The malicious program has spread to dozens of countries. Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg via Getty Images Employees at a store in Kiev, Ukraine, read a ransomware demand for $300 in bitcoin to free files encrypted by the Petya software…

Screening Out Malware with Microsoft Edge – New York Times

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Q. Google Chrome has malware warnings. Does Microsoft’s Windows 10 browser have similar protections? Photo In the latest version of Windows 10, open the Windows Defender Security Center in the Settings area to choose how the Edge browser should react to suspicious or malicious sites on the web. Credit The New York Times A. Microsoft Edge, the browser created for its Windows 10 operating system, has a tool called the…

Trump, Amazon and ‘internet taxes': The real story – CNNMoney

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

President Trump has resumed his long fight with Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos. But his latest attack has left experts scratching their heads. “The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!” Trump said on Twitter early Wednesday. The post contains multiple erroneous or misleading claims. The Washington Post is not owned by Amazon (AMZN, Tech30), but rather…

Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel Aviv demo day right here … – TechCrunch

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

TechCrunch is pleased to offer Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel Aviv demo day event today at 6:30 p.m. local time, 8:30 a.m. PST. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a company, finding customers and scaling to global markets. There are seven accelerators located around the world, from Seattle to Beijing, from Berlin to Tel-Aviv. Programs have a focus on enterprise startups; this…

iOS 11 on an iPad still won’t replace your laptop – The Verge

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week. While you can use the iPad just as you’ve always been able to, there are some additional multitasking changes that really make the iPad Pro more of a laptop contender. Apple has created a dock that acts more like something you’d find on macOS, and refined its side-by-side apps interface so it’s even more…

The Health 202: There will be dead bodies whichever way the Senate swings on health care – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

THE PROGNOSIS A casket in Yokohama, Japan. Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg Let’s put it this way: There will be dead bodies one way or another, regardless of which way the Senate swings on its health-care bill. The Senate GOP quest to pass a measure replacing big parts of the Affordable Care Act and enacting steep Medicaid spending cuts suffered a spectacular meltdown yesterday as senators kept jumping ship, forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to…

Helicopter attack targets Venezuela’s Supreme Court – CNN

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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The meal kit boom is still coming despite Blue Apron IPO troubles – CNBC

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Six Are Charged in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster in England – New York Times

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The victims suffocated at an F.A. Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest after the police opened a gate in an effort to relieve congestion outside the stadium before the game. That resulted in fans outside flooding in, trampling some and crushing others against steel fencing. In addition to the 96 who died, who ranged in age from 10 to 67, more than 700 others were injured. A BBC documentary…

Time Asks Donald Trump’s Golf Clubs to Remove Phony Magazine Cover – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Although Donald Trump has repeatedly appeared on Time Magazine in the last year, the company is asking that a framed image of Trump on its cover be taken down from several golf clubs. That’s because the cover hanging in several Trump Organization clubs is a phony, a Time spokesperson confirmed to NBC News. The March 1, 2009, cover was first identified as fake by The Washington Post in a story…

iOS 11 on an iPad still won’t replace your laptop – The Verge

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week. While you can use the iPad just as you’ve always been able to, there are some additional multitasking changes that really make the iPad Pro more of a laptop contender. Apple has created a dock that acts more like something you’d find on macOS, and refined its side-by-side apps interface so it’s even more…

Best Travel Laptop 2017 – Forbes

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Asus Asus T102HA I spend most of the year travelling (as long as I’m not sidelined by rare medical anomalies). As a freelance writer/photographer, I need a laptop to make sure I don’t starve. I have a list of requirements for what I think is the best travel laptop. A computer is a highly personal choice, so if you don’t agree with my criteria, that’s totally fine! This should at…