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Trump’s First 100 Days: What has President Trump done so far? – Washington Post

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Where things stand heading into Day 100 of the Trump administration: President Trump vowed as a candidate to be unpredictable. In the past 100 days, he has done nothing if not keep that promise. Trump won voters’ favor with his strident positions and long list of campaign promises. He promised to shake up government, to promote fair trade, to crack down on illegal immigration and to “drain the swamp.” He…

A Rundown of Acer’s Impressive New Lineup of Affordable Laptops – Paste Magazine

Saturday, April 29, 2017

As is the case with most PC laptop manufacturers, Acer has multiple laptops for sale for absolutely every possible use case and price. However, yesterday at a press event in NYC, Acer unveiled its 2017 lineup of more affordable laptops. Acer CEO Jason Chen took the stage and freely admitted that the PC market wasn’t exactly growing. Perhaps that’s why the company seems to be focusing so heavily…

Acer’s Predator-y laptops for summer 2017 – CNET – CNET

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8’s major makeover This year’s flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant.

NSA To Limit Some Collection Of Internet Communication – NPR

Friday, April 28, 2017

The National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP The National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky/AP The National Security Agency is scaling back the way it spies on some communications over the Internet. The NSA says it discovered what it called “lapses” in compliance with U.S. law. They’re called “about” communications: The NSA not only watches…

Acer’s Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop packs burly hardware in a slim frame – PC Gamer

Friday, April 28, 2017

Acer went a little nuts when it conceived the Predator 21 X, a humongous laptop stuffed to the gills with high-end hardware and a starting price of $8,999—yikes! In comparison, Acer’s new Predator Triton 700 seems like a bargain. Starting at $2,999 (€3,399), the Predator Triton 700 is only comparatively affordable to the Predator 21 X. But if you can muster three large on a laptop, what you’ll get is…

The laptop experience on your desktop! – Yanko Design – Form Beyond Function

Friday, April 28, 2017

The ProStation 3.0 makes life so much easier. It keeps all your desktop’s USB ports above sea level! Gone are those days of going down on your knees, trying to plug in your keyboard and mouse all the way at the back of the CPU. The ProStation gives you the laptop experience on your desktop! Designed to minimize clutter on your tabletop, and also the clutter under your desk, where…

Trump Tells NRA Convention, ‘I Am Going to Come Through for You’ – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Every alert CNN sent in Trump’s first 100 days – CNN

Friday, April 28, 2017

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North Korea Tests Missile as Tillerson Goes to UN – Bloomberg

Friday, April 28, 2017

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile just hours after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson mounted an effort at the United Nations to rally pressure against Kim Jong Un’s regime. The missile was fired at 5:30 a.m. Saturday local time from northeast of Pyongyang and appears to have failed, according to a text message from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The South Korean military said further analysis is under way….

The chaos of the Fyre Festival: ‘It looked like the set of ‘Outbreak’ ‘ – Los Angeles Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

The first-ever Fyre Festival wasn’t supposed to be like this. Hyped as “the cultural experience of the decade,” the festival was supposed to launch the first of its two consecutive weekends Friday on a remote island in Fyre Cay in the Exumas, a string of islands in the Bahamas. It turned out to be a massive disaster that had festival organizers canceling at the last minute and unhappy guests who’d…

Acer’s Predator-y laptops for summer 2017 – CNET – CNET

Friday, April 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8’s major makeover This year’s flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant.

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 preview lets you pin contacts to the taskbar – The Verge

Friday, April 28, 2017

Microsoft was supposed to ship contact integration with its Windows 10 Creators Update, but the software maker mysteriously delayed the feature. While we’ve been waiting to see when it would appear, Microsoft is now testing it with its latest preview build of Windows 10 (16184). The My People feature allows Windows 10 users to pin contacts to the taskbar, and access chat apps and conversations easily. It’s a major change…

I just tried Microsoft’s new VR system, and it’s like stepping into Windows – CNBC

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Congress just dodged a government shutdown. Here’s what comes next. – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

With votes Friday morning in the House and Senate, Congress narrowly avoided a partial shutdown of the federal government — but only for a week. Members of both chambers will return next week to resume work on a measure to keep the government running through September.  While the worst possible outcome was prevented, this ongoing struggle with one of Congress’s most basic functions illustrates several challenges facing the Republican Congress….

The Trump administration just signaled it may take the only action that could actually stop North Korea – Business Insider

Friday, April 28, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/ Bryan R. Smith/Pool Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled on Friday that the Trump administration may have finally accepted the one course of action that could stop North Korea’s nuclear threat to the world: direct talks. After months of US military posturing and shows of force met by North Korean nuclear threats, Tillerson said in an interview with NPR that direct talks with…

Trump Orders Easing Safety Rules Implemented After Gulf Oil Spill – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Ryan Pace: If you want to be great, you can’t sit on your hands – NBCSports.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

Getty Images In a pre-draft season that saw few things go unnoticed, the Bears’ interest in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky slipped through the cracks. Trubisky seemed to indicate the same after the pick, but General Manager Ryan Pace admitted to having a private workout with Trubisky that the team was able to keep under wraps. That visit, conversations with Trubisky and scouting his play at North Carolina were enough to leave…