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ASEAN gives Beijing a pass on South China Sea dispute, cites ‘improving cooperation’ – Reuters

Sunday, April 30, 2017

MANILA Southeast Asian leaders took a softer stance on disputes in the South China Sea during a summit that ended on Saturday, avoiding tacit references to China’s building and arming of its manmade islands, according to the chairman’s statement. A final statement of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), which was not made available until Sunday, dropped the references to “land reclamation and militarization” included in the text…

Acer’s $9000, 21-inch curved Predator 21X laptop is overkill brought to life – Yahoo Finance

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Gamers love to indulge in excess. And as a gamer, I’m among the worst offenders. But nothing, not even my own love of recklessly spending money on gaming hardware, could have prepared me for the sheer insanity that Acer has cooked up with its over-the-top Predator 21X. Sporting a 21-inch curved display, twin high-powered graphics chips and a $9,000 price tag, this 19-pound behemoth is an overzealous gamer’s fever dream…

Gaming system, laptop stolen in Newark apartment burglary – The News Journal

Sunday, April 30, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share PLAYLIST: DELAWARE CRIMERaw Video: Police investigate shooting at Pine Valley Apts. | 0:30 New Castle County police were on the scene of an apparent shooting in the Pine Valley apartment complex near New Castle late Thursday night. 4/28/17 William Bretzger & Damian Giletto/The News Journal CLOSE x Embed x Share PLAYLIST: DELAWARE CRIMEHome, car hit by gunfire near New Castle | 0:30 County police tell…

Acer’s $9000, 21-inch curved Predator 21X laptop is overkill brought to life – Yahoo Finance

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Gamers love to indulge in excess. And as a gamer, I’m among the worst offenders. But nothing, not even my own love of recklessly spending money on gaming hardware, could have prepared me for the sheer insanity that Acer has cooked up with its over-the-top Predator 21X. Sporting a 21-inch curved display, twin high-powered graphics chips and a $9,000 price tag, this 19-pound behemoth is an overzealous gamer’s fever dream…

Acer’s $9000, 21-inch curved Predator 21X laptop is overkill brought to life – Yahoo Finance

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Gamers love to indulge in excess. And as a gamer, I’m among the worst offenders. But nothing, not even my own love of recklessly spending money on gaming hardware, could have prepared me for the sheer insanity that Acer has cooked up with its over-the-top Predator 21X. Sporting a 21-inch curved display, twin high-powered graphics chips and a $9,000 price tag, this 19-pound behemoth is an overzealous gamer’s fever dream…

Climate March draws massive crowd to DC in sweltering heat – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

On a sweltering hot day, tens of thousands of demonstrators assembled in Washington on Saturday for the latest installment of the regular protests that punctuate the Trump era. This large-scale climate march marks President Trump’s first 100 days in office, which have been punctuated by multiple rollbacks of environmental protections and Obama climate policies. The Peoples Climate March, which originated with a massive demonstration in New York in September 2014,…

How Trump Has Reshaped the Presidency, and How It’s Changed Him, Too – New York Times

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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North Korea’s missile test fails, US military says – CNN

Saturday, April 29, 2017

(CNN)A ballistic missile launched early Saturday by North Korea in defiance of international pressure and at a time of heightened regional tensions appears to have failed. North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2017 ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/04/28/will-ripley-inside-north-korea-apartment-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height:…

EPA website removes climate science site from public view after two decades – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post) This article has been updated. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening that its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites containing detailed climate data and scientific information. One of the websites that appeared to be gone had been cited to challenge statements made…

Trump boycott puts spotlight on correspondents’ chief – Politico

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Even as Jeff Mason had to contend with crisis after confrontation in the White House briefing room, some free-speech advocates have singled him out for criticism. | AP Photo Saturday dinner culminates a challenging year for Jeff Mason, the soft-spoken head of the White House Correspondents’ Association. By Hadas Gold 04/29/17 07:16 AM EDT On Saturday night, Donald Trump will be meeting with screaming supporters at a campaign-style rally in…

Microsoft gears up to retake the classroom – CNET

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Enlarge Image Can Microsoft make the grade? Getty Images Pop quiz: Which tech company is the most popular in schools? Answer: Google, by a mile. And Microsoft hopes to change that. The software giant is planning to hold an event in New York on Tuesday during which it’s expected to discuss new software for schools, and even a new low-cost PC designed to compete with other computer makers on price…

Microsoft Should Copy Nintendo And Make An Xbox Switch – Forbes

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Credit: Nintendo Now just imagine this screen with ‘Halo’ or ‘Dark Souls.’ Microsoft needs to fight back against the juggernaut that is the PlayStation 4. After all, the Xbox One is playing second fiddle and has been for some time. One way the Xbox team is planning to do that is by releasing “the most powerful console ever” in the Xbox Scorpio this holiday season, though we still don’t know…

North Korea’s missile test fails, US military says – CNN

Saturday, April 29, 2017

(CNN)A ballistic missile launched early Saturday by North Korea in defiance of international pressure and at a time of heightened regional tensions appears to have failed. North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2017 ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/04/28/will-ripley-inside-north-korea-apartment-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height:…

The First 100 Days: ‘A Standard That Not Even Roosevelt Achieved’ – NPR

Saturday, April 29, 2017

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Emergency Banking Act into law on March 9, 1933. Roosevelt signed a record 15 major pieces of legislation in the first 100 days of his presidency. AP hide caption toggle caption AP President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Emergency Banking Act into law on March 9, 1933. Roosevelt signed a record 15 major pieces of legislation in the first 100 days of his presidency….

How the world sees Trump, 100 days in – CNN

Saturday, April 29, 2017

By Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN Updated 9:05 AM ET, Sat April 29, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The world was dumbfounded by the election of Donald Trump, and his first 100 days in office have done little to alleviate a deep sense of uncertainty and unpredictability. Indeed, as one observer put it, the last few weeks…

Pope Francis Celebrates Open-Air Mass in Cairo Amid Security Concerns – TIME

Saturday, April 29, 2017

(CAIRO) — Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force Saturday as Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass for Egypt’s tiny Catholic community on the final day of a visit aimed at comforting Christians following a series of attacks by Islamic militants. Despite the security concerns, Francis zoomed around the Cairo sports stadium in an open-topped golf cart before the start of Mass, evidence of his desire to…

Trump to NRA: ‘You have a true friend in the White House’ – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ATLANTA — For nearly a decade, gun owners felt like they were living on pins and needles, worried about gun rights being taken away and feeling as though their way of life was scorned and under attack. All those fears disappeared the moment Donald Trump was elected president and, this weekend, National Rifle Association members gathering for the gun lobby’s annual meeting are celebrating and rejoicing. A year ago, Trump…

Elitebook x360 1030 G2 review: A business laptop with the lot – ZDNet

Saturday, April 29, 2017

It has been a long time since an HP business device made me sit up and take notice, but the latest Elitebook x360 has changed that. In a world where manufacturers continue to push tablets with keyboards as productivity devices, I’m increasingly convinced that convertible laptops are the superior option. The Elitebook x360 1030 G2 is first and foremost a very good laptop, and the ability to become a decent…

Review: OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gives Your MacBook Pro 13 More Ports to Work With – Mac Rumors

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Last November, longtime Mac vendor OWC was among the first wave of companies to announce Thunderbolt 3 docks designed to expand the capabilities of the new MacBook Pro. It’s taken a while to finalize the product design, testing, and manufacturing, but OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock is now just about ready to ship and we’ve had a chance to spend some time with a production-ready unit. Priced at $299, OWC’s Thunderbolt…