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1 Dead, 2 Injured in Conn. Small Plane Crash – NBC New York

Friday, August 11, 2017

One male flight instructor is dead and two other people have been injured after a small four-seater plane carrying three people crashed at a small airport in New Milford, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna C-172 that left Danbury Municipal Airport crashed at the end of runway 17-35 at Candlelight Farms Airport in New Milford at 9:47 a.m.  Police said the man…

Egypt Train Crash: At Least 31 Dead, More than 100 Injured in Alexandria – NBCNews.com

Friday, August 11, 2017

CAIRO — Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing at least 31 people and injuring about 109, according to two medical officials. Two senior medical officials in Alexandria, Mohammed Abu Homs and Magdy Hegazy, gave the casualty tolls. Abu Homs said the death toll was likely to rise further. A statement by the Egyptian Railways Authority said a train traveling to Alexandria…

First came the flood, then the finger-pointing between Landrieu, S&WB – NOLA.com

Friday, August 11, 2017

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu had become so distrustful of the Sewerage & Water Board, that he resorted early Thursday (Aug. 10) to visiting the utility’s infrastructure in person because he didn’t have confidence in information he was receiving. It had been six days since neighborhoods flooded across New Orleans, leaving the mayor scrambling to contain the fallout from a crisis that swamped hundreds of cars in feet-deep floodwaters and left residents stranded with no…

You Must Buy One of These 6 Laptops and Tablets for School – WIRED

Friday, August 11, 2017

HP’s latest version of the Spectre X2 ($1,299) is beating Microsoft’s Surface at its own game, offering more features for less dough. Like the Surface Pro, it is foremost a tablet by design. Its easel-like hinge bends back to 165 degrees, which is great for notetaking (or doodling) with the included pen. Unlike the Surface Pro, this HP also includes a keyboard in the box. Today the Spectre X2 is the…

Microsoft laptops have reliability concerns, Consumer Reports says – CIO Dive

Friday, August 11, 2017

Dive Brief: A quarter of Microsoft laptops and tablets will incur issues within two years, according to Consumer Reports, which downgraded four of Microsoft’s laptops from “recommended” on Thursday. The four devices include the Microsoft Surface Laptop (128GB and 256GB versions) and Microsoft Surface Book (128GB and 512GB versions). Consumer Reports based the decision on feedback from subscribers who bought 90,741 new Microsoft tablets and laptops between 2014 and the start of…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Friday, August 11, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

The LG Gram Is One Beautifully Light and Simple Laptop – Gizmodo – Gizmodo

Friday, August 11, 2017

All image: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo There’s a never-ending list of things you can do on a laptop, but at their core, they are pretty simple devices. More often than not, it’s feature bloat and things you never even wanted to use that cause a system to go haywire. Instead of gussying up systems with magical touchbars and ridiculous expandable screens, laptop makers should take a page from LG’s playbook and keep…

Musician killed in Oakland while trying to retrieve stolen laptop – SFGate

Friday, August 11, 2017

Caption Close He was a musician living in Oakland who reminded friends of an experimental Bob Dylan, with a raspy voice and an aptitude for throwing singer-songwriter conventions to the wind in the pursuit of his art. Dave Deporis was killed in the middle of the day Wednesday in Oakland when he ran after the getaway car of the robber who took his laptop and ended up being dragged and…

Apple Adds 2017 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Refurbished … – Mac Rumors

Friday, August 11, 2017

Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add a selection of 13-inch 2017 MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar. This is the first time the 2017 machines have been available through the refurbished store since their June 2017 release following the Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple was offering approximately 15 models at the time this article was written, with each MacBook Pro approximately 15 to 16…

Consumers Reports pulls Microsoft laptop recommendation – ABC News

Friday, August 11, 2017

Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after one of its surveys found that users were complaining about problems with the devices. The consumer advocacy group said Thursday that it can no longer recommend Microsoft laptops or tablets because of poor reliability compared to other brands. Microsoft said the findings don’t accurately reflect Surface owners’ “true experiences.” The consumer group says Microsoft machines have performed well in…

China warns North Korea: You’re on your own if you go after the United States – Washington Post

Friday, August 11, 2017

 BEIJING — China won’t come to North Korea’s help if it launches missiles threatening U.S. soil and there is retaliation, a state-owned newspaper warned on Friday, but it would intervene if Washington strikes first.  The Global Times newspaper is not an official mouthpiece of the Communist Party, but in this case its editorial probably does reflect government policy and can be considered “semiofficial,” experts said. China has repeatedly warned both…

Trump’s effort to blame Obama for the opioid epidemic – Washington Post

Friday, August 11, 2017

“Federal drug prosecutions have gone down in recent years. We’re going to be bringing them up and bringing them up rapidly. At the end of 2016, there were 23 percent fewer than in 2011. So they looked at this scourge and they let it go by, and we’re not letting it go by.”— President Trump, remarks before a briefing on the opioid epidemic, Aug. 8, 2017 President Trump — who…

After canceled town hall meeting, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at girls’ coding event – The Verge

Friday, August 11, 2017

Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai, speaking at a coding event for girls happening at Google’s campus today, emphasized the importance of engineers “building products for everyone in the world” and said that in order to do that, “we need to have people internally who represent the world in totality.” “I want you to know there’s a place for you in this industry,” Pichai said to the teams of young…

Missing child alert issued for Jupiter boy, 4 – NBC2 News

Friday, August 11, 2017

An AMBER was issued overnight for a 4-year-old boy last seen in Jupiter after midnight on Friday. Dominic Caprio was last seen in the 100 block of Regions Way, which is near Palm Beach Gardens just north of West Palm Beach. He’s described as a white boy with brown hair, brown eyes, standing about 3 feet tall and weighing in at 44 pounds. He was wearing a gray pajama top with…

Microsoft has found an inexpensive way to save lives in India – CNBC

Friday, August 11, 2017

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Microsoft dismisses Consumer Reports’ Surface complaints – The Verge

Friday, August 11, 2017

Microsoft says it respectfully disagrees with Consumer Reports’ findings on its Surface range of laptops and tablets. Consumer Reports has removed its “recommended” badge from Microsoft’s entire lineup of Surface PCs because the hardware was found to be less reliable than other PC brands. In a surprise report, Consumer Reports surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners and found roughly 25 percent of Surface users have encountered issues by the end…

Are we on the brink of nuclear war with North Korea? The consensus is probably not. – Washington Post

Friday, August 11, 2017

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People’s Army in this handout photo by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency made available on April 26. (Reuters) SEOUL — The saber-rattling from both North Korea and the Trump administration has many people worried that the world is on the brink of a nuclear war. Kim Jong Un’s regime…

Trump: ‘The opioid crisis is an emergency’ – CNN

Friday, August 11, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency Thursday, a designation that would offer states and federal agencies more resources and power to combat the epidemic. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘health/2017/08/07/hooked-american-addiction-harlow-orig-js.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_9′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170804150459-heroin-ohio-morgue-2-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170804150459-heroin-ohio-morgue-2-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170804150459-heroin-ohio-morgue-2-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170804150459-heroin-ohio-morgue-2-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170804150459-heroin-ohio-morgue-2-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170804150459-heroin-ohio-morgue-2-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170804150459-heroin-ohio-morgue-2-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist ===…

Mike Glennon struggles, but remains atop Bears’ depth chart – ESPN

Friday, August 11, 2017

1:45 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CHICAGO — Chicago Bears coach John Fox said he won’t change the quarterback depth chart based on rookie Mitchell Trubisky‘s impressive performance in Thursday’s preseason opener against the Denver Broncos. “Our depth chart is not going to change after one game,” Fox said. “That’s a really good defense our first unit went against, probably one of the top three…