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Trump doles out praise as Puerto Ricans despair – CNN

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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Partisan Gerrymandering: How Much Is Too Much? – NPR

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday as the court hears arguments about partisan gerrymandering. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday as the court hears arguments about partisan gerrymandering. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Chief Justice John Roberts warned Tuesday that the Supreme Court’s “status and integrity” could be jeopardized if a majority of the justices declare that there…

All 3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Were Affected by 2013 Attack – New York Times

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

That investigators did not discover the full extent of the 2013 incident before Verizon closed the deal to acquire Yahoo in June was surprising to outside cybersecurity analysts. “Frankly, I don’t know how Yahoo got away with this,” said Jay Kaplan, a former Defense Department cybersecurity expert and senior analyst at the National Security Agency who is now the chief executive of the cybersecurity company Synack. After Yahoo discovered that…

GOP lawmaker repeatedly promoted pro-life stance a week after reportedly telling mistress to get abortion – SFGate

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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Microsoft acquires social virtual reality app AltspaceVR – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

At a special event today in San Francisco, Microsoft announced that it has acquired social VR app AltspaceVR. The virtual reality social networking app allows users across headset and web platforms to join 3D chat rooms to play games, watch videos and attend events. In July, the startup announced it was shutting down after a new funding round had fallen through at the last minute, leaving the startup out of…

Microsoft acquires VR social network AltspaceVR – The Verge

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

AltspaceVR, the virtual reality social network that hosts events like stand-up comedy or presidential debate-watching parties, is now part of Microsoft. After a sudden shutdown due to a drop in funding in July, the free VR community was in “deep discussions” with unknown parties to keep it online. It originally looked like Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey might step in and save the community, but Microsoft has now come to the…

West Allis Police Report: laptop stolen while shopping cart being put away – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

West Allis Police squad(Photo: Submitted) 1. An 18-year-old man told police he had been out with friends when two men, including one from Chicago hit him on the head with a pistol and forced him to take them to his mother’s residence in the 3400 block of South Wollmer Road. There, the men threatened to kill him and his family. Then they left, without taking money or property. The incident…

Best eGPUs: Add Graphics Power to Your Laptop – Laptop Mag

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Razer Core is made for the Blade Stealth both literally and figuratively. While the Core will work with other laptops, the Stealth is rather finicky when it comes to its eGPU. Despite its heavy frame, the Core is exceptionally svelte, allowing it to squeeze into more narrow spaces. I’m also a fan of the easy accessibility of the box’s Quick Release handle. Design: The Core just looks like…

Man seen on surveillance video stealing student’s laptop from downtown cafe – KPRC Houston

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

HOUSTON – Video obtained by Channel 2 shows a thief snatch Kaylee Martinez’s $1,300 laptop from right in front of her after he and another thief targeted Martinez and another woman who were studying. It happened Saturday night shortly after 9 p.m. at the Tout Suite cafe on Commerce Street in downtown Houston. More News Headlines Former officer accused of stealing $2,400 from dead man indicted on… Man stops to…

As Las Vegas grieves, investigators struggle to uncover motive behind shooting rampage – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

LAS VEGAS — Investigators struggled Tuesday with a chilling but baffling array of clues in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history as they sought to determine the chain of events that caused a 64-year-old to gun down concertgoers from his hotel suite overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. “I can’t get into the mind of a psychopath,” said Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan…

Trump, in Puerto Rico, Compares Death Toll With ‘Real Catastrophe,’ Katrina’s – New York Times

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

“You were really generous,” Mr. Trump replied. “It’s so hard when you have men and women that have worked so hard and so long, and many of them came from two other catastrophic hurricanes.” The president then went around the table, praising the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, military commanders and a half-dozen members of his Cabinet who accompanied him to Puerto Rico. Singling out Mick Mulvaney, his…

Kennedy’s Vote Is in Play on Voting Maps Warped by Politics – New York Times

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Some of the court’s more liberal members said the problem represented a crisis for democracy and that the Supreme Court should step in. “What’s really behind all of this?” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked. She answered her own question: “The precious right to vote.” In extended remarks, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. expressed worry that the court’s authority and legitimacy would be hurt were it to start striking down…

US will expel 15 Cuban diplomats, escalating tensions over mystery illnesses – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The State Department is expelling 15 Cuban diplomats after slashing the U.S. mission in Cuba last week in response to months of unexplained injuries to American personnel. The decision announced Tuesday is certain to deepen the rift between the two countries over what the State Department has called “specific attacks” on U.S. diplomats during the past 10 months. The United States has not blamed Cuba, which has denied any involvement…

Cardin requests details on Kushner’s use of personal email account – Politico

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

“[I]t is important that any communications that may have occurred over private email or via other non-governmental platforms are appropriately preserved and secure,” Sen. Ben Cardin wrote. | Alex Brandon/AP By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL 10/03/2017 01:48 PM EDT The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday requested more information about White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s use of a personal email account to conduct government business, sending…

The 5 best 2-in-1 laptops of 2017: the best hybrid laptops ranked – TechRadar

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Now that Google’s leaked Pixelbook is shaping up to be much more than another premium Chromebook attempt, there’s yet another reason to be excited for the future of 2-in-1 laptops. But what about the present? While it’s true that Fuschia OS could shake up hybrid notebooks as we know them, let’s not undermine what Windows 10 has already accomplished. That goes without mentioning Chrome OS, which has notably made its…

JMRL cardholders can soon borrow Chromebook laptops – The Charlottesville Newsplex

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Central Library will begin letting cardholders borrow Chromebook laptops next week. Library cardholders will be allowed to use the laptops for civic, creative, cultural, educational, personal or business activities. According to a release, all that is needed to borrow a laptop is a valid JMRL library card and a signed user agreement., which must be signed by an…

To Protect Elections, Imagining a President of the Internet – AdAge.com

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

‘The Matrix’ had a powerful, singular Architect. The internet doesn’t. Credit: Warner Bros. What, exactly, did Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other tech giants do to empower or enable bad actors (foreign governments, radical organizations, Russians) to influence the outcome of the 2016 elections? How did it happen? Who is to blame? How can we prevent it from happening again? Congress has an idea. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Sen. Amy…

Microsoft Is Finally Shuttering Its Groove Music Streaming Service – Forbes

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Signage is displayed in the exhibition hall during the Microsoft Inspire partner conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 10, 2017. During his keynote speech CEO Satya Nadella unveiled Microsoft 365 software that brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg After years of trying to make its Groove Music service happen, Microsoft has finally thrown in the towel…

Why Email Is The Locomotive Of Digital Marketing – Forbes

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Shutterstock Email marketing reminds me a lot of the rail industry. The first railroad was a steam locomotive in Wales over 200 years ago. The automobile did not kill it nor did airline travel. Did they alter how it was used? Absolutely and, in some cases, forced innovation and change in their industry and by its leading players. Today, the rail industry is an increasingly dynamic industry that supports 1.5…

Did Trump’s White House staff break the law by using private email? I asked 7 legal experts. – Vox

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Last Monday, the New York Times reported that at least six members of President Trump’s White House team used private email accounts to discuss government business. According to the Times and a separate report by Politico this week, the president’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, along with daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, former chief strategist Stephen Bannon, former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and advisers Stephen Miller and Gary Cohn,…