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Sarah Huckabee Sanders rips CNN, media at heated briefing – Fox News

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The feud between the Trump White House and CNN reached a fever pitch Tuesday during a feisty press briefing where Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed “fake news” and said Americans “deserve something better.” Sanders conducted the first televised briefing in a week, following complaints from the press corps that too many are being held off-camera. She took the podium in place of Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who…

A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It’s fake. – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This article has been updated. The framed copy of Time magazine was hung up in at least five of President Trump’s clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” the big headline said. Above the Time nameplate, there was another headline in all caps: “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!” This…

Three Chicago officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case – CNN

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Asus Zephyrus Review: Has the Age of Powerful and Convenient Gaming Laptops Finally Arrived? – Gizmodo

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo A couple of weeks ago I was braving the big crowds of E3 to meet with the Nvidia team, and while I was ostensibly there to check out Destiny 2 on a PC, what I really wanted to know was what the hell Max-Q Design was. Nvidia announced its new design philosophy back in May, and I’d spent the intervening weeks unable to shake the sense…

Comment: Some techies in the ‘iPad as laptop’ debate are forgetting how atypical we are – 9to5Mac

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The debate as to whether an iPad could be a viable laptop replacement continues, with a Twitter thread today a good example. The Outline’s Joshua Topolsky is a strong nay-sayer. Couple of tweets about the new iPad and iOS 11. It is inferior to a laptop in almost every way, unless you like to draw. If you think you can replace you laptop with this setup: you cannot. Imagine a computer,…

Sonoma Thumbs up/Thumbs Down: Curbs, laptops, and bad luck monkeys – Nascar

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Like the solstice, road course races only happen twice a year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It’s much less common to see five drivers make their debuts in one race, and Kevin Harvick winning at a road course — but, hey, both of those things happened this weekend.   Thumbs Up: Curb Hopping There’s something about watching a stock car hopping over a curb when a driver’s working…

Microsoft’s plan to stop thieves stealing laptops revealed by patent – The Independent

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Microsoft has filed a new patent designed to discourage potential laptop thieves. The document describes functionality that would bring the devices in line with smartphones, which users can remotely disable and wipe, in order to prevent thieves from re-selling them. Microsoft’s patent shows off a similar system for laptops, which remain a popular target for criminals. Users would be able to remotely disable a stolen laptop in much the same…

Microsoft Surface Laptop review – Digital Trends

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Microsoft laptop. Suggesting it a decade ago would lead only to raised eyebrows and brief chuckles. Sure, Microsoft might want to sell its own hardware, just like Apple. Why not? The suggestion it might build a PC people want to buy, however, was absurd. Yet here you are, reading our Microsoft Surface Laptop review. Microsoft’s Surface Pro, Book, and Studio have proven the company can build hardware that pushes…

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link – Reuters

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure their networks from increasingly aggressive hackers, who have shown they are capable of shutting down critical infrastructure and crippling corporate…

New MacBook Pro Technology Reveals An Apprehensive Apple – Forbes

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The critically acclaimed MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has fragmented the macOS base. Is Apple serious about rolling out the new technology across the macOS range, or is the Touch Bar, TouchID and the associated secure enclave destined to be another dead-end for Tim Cook and his team? To be accepted the Touch Bar needs to avoid the fate of 3D Touch – a cute addition to iOS that can…

New iMac 2017: What’s new in Apple’s upgraded AIOs? – TrustedReviews

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

New iMac 2017: We take a closer look at Apple’s new range of iMacs to see what’s new on the 2017 range. We’re part-way through 2017, and that means Apple’s hit us all with a load of upgrades to its existing product ranges, including the ever-popular iMac all-in-ones. Yes the desktops have been spruced up with some new processors and graphics hardware, along with some blindingly bright screens. But there’s…

Should you buy a new MacBook Pro today? Is the Apple update … – Metro

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Should you splash out? (Picture: Apple) Apple announced an upgrade to the MacBook Pro earlier this month at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference. But is it enough to get you to buy a new laptop? Although it’s a small update, many people will be wondering if it’s enough to merit a laptop upgrade. Apple reveals details of its spectacular new iPhone The new MacBook Pro machines now come with Intel’s…

Senate Health Bill in Peril as CBO Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

But the budget office put Republicans in an untenable position. It found that next year, 15 million more people would be uninsured compared with current law. Premiums and out-of-pocket expenses could shoot skyward for some low-income people and for people nearing retirement, it said. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The legislation would decrease federal deficits by a total of $321 billion over a decade, the budget office said. Mr….

Redstone Arsenal: Lockdown lifted, ‘potential active shooter’ incident under investigation – AL.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Live updates: 1:57 p.m. Heavy traffic in and out of the arsenal. Access to Sparkman Building remains limited with ongoing situation at facility. 1:31 p.m. Arsenal officials have not confirmed if tomorrow’s scheduled live shooter drill will continue as planned. 1:15 p.m. – Statement from Redstone: “This morning, a potential active shooter incident occurred at Redstone Arsenal, in the Sparkman Center. The installation was in lock-down mode with all gates…

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media – ABC News

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

For a president seemingly at perpetual war with “fake news,” the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods at a time the struggling effort to repeal Obamacare dominates the headlines. Trump quickly took advantage with a series of tweets on Tuesday, and conservative provocateur James O’Keefe piled on by releasing a video with a CNN…

New Cyberattack Spreads in Europe, Russia and US – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

“We are urgently responding to reports of another major ransomware attack on businesses in Europe,” Rob Wainwright, executive director of Europol, Europe’s police agency, said on Twitter. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Computer experts were calling the virus Petya, and said that it was similar to the WannaCry attack, which spread quickly across much of Asia and Europe. Others cautioned, however, that it could be yet another type of…

US Has Seen Chemical Weapons Activity in Syria, Pentagon Says – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A White House official said on Tuesday that relevant agencies, including the Pentagon, the State Department, the C.I.A. and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, had been involved in issuing the statement. Advertisement Continue reading the main story A defense official said that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was aware of the movements at Al Shayrat and that the White House statement was coming. The situation “was very fast-moving,”…

Has the Age of Powerful and Convenient Gaming Laptops Finally Arrived? – Gizmodo

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo A couple of weeks ago I was braving the big crowds of E3 to meet with the Nvidia team, and while I was ostensibly there to check out Destiny 2 on a PC, what I really wanted to know was what the hell Max-Q Design was. Nvidia announced its new design philosophy back in May, and I’d spent the intervening weeks unable to shake the sense…

Microsoft’s plan to stop thieves stealing laptops revealed by patent – The Independent

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Microsoft has filed a new patent designed to discourage potential laptop thieves. The document describes functionality that would bring the devices in line with smartphones, which users can remotely disable and wipe, in order to prevent thieves from re-selling them. Microsoft’s patent shows off a similar system for laptops, which remain a popular target for criminals. Users would be able to remotely disable a stolen laptop in much the same…

Ransomware virus hits computer servers across the globe – Reuters

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

MOSCOW/KIEV A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia’s biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms. Cyber security experts said those behind the attack appeared to have exploited the same type of hacking tool used in the WannaCry ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers in May before a British…