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MacBook vs. MacBook Pro: how to pick between Apple’s two $1299 laptops – The Verge

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I badly need a new computer. The last time I bought one was in the summer of 2011, not long after the MacBook Air’s first (and only) redesign. It was perfect timing: my last MacBook, the white plastic kind, had wiring literally sticking out of it after taking a spill. And Apple had just dropped the Air’s price down to $1,299 — the same price I believe my original MacBook…

McCain Returns to Washington to Cast a Vote to Help the President Who Derided Him – New York Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mr. McCain quickly moved on to critique the current state of the Senate and his own role in a partisan, quarrelsome era of American governing. The Senate, Mr. McCain said, has not “been overburdened by greatness lately, they aren’t producing much for the American people. Both sides have let this happen.” In self-reproach he added, “Sometimes I’ve let my passion rule my reason, sometimes I made it harder to find…

Trump coy on Sessions’ future: ‘Time will tell’ – Politico

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “time will tell” whether Jeff Sessions will remain as the nation’s attorney general. “I’m very disappointed with the attorney general, but we will see what happens,” Trump said in a Rose Garden news conference alongside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. “Time will tell. Time will tell.” Story Continued Below Trump has been ramping up his public shame campaign against Sessions, one of his earliest…

North Korea year away from developing nuclear missiles that can reach US: Expert – Fox News

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A leading North Korea expert said the country is a year and a half away from creating a nuclear missile capable of reaching the United States. Some time in the next year, North Korea expert Gordon Chang told Fox News, “they will have a nuclear missile capable of hitting the United States and we will have to make a decision about how we deter North Korea.” Chang believes…

After Trump Injects Politics Into Speech, Boy Scouts Face Blowback – New York Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mr. Elvig said he had been calling the Boy Scouts office for hours on Tuesday to express his dismay, but had been getting a busy signal. “I would like a public denouncement of what happened yesterday and reaffirmation of the values I think I learned in Scouts,” Mr. Elvig said. “If they can’t do that, I will be returning my medal.” But Trump didn’t dishonor the Boy Scouts by falling…

Press aide resigns as White House purge begins: ‘I’m going to fire everybody,’ says Scaramucci – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, threatened on Tuesday to fire his entire staff in an effort to stem the leaking that has plagued President Trump’s administration since almost the first day he took office. “I’m going to fire everybody, that’s how I’m going to do it,” Scaramucci said. “You’re either going to stop leaking or you’re going to get fired.” The first to leave the West Wing on…

Jimmy Choo auctioned off to US fashion brand Michael Kors for £900m – The Guardian

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jimmy Choo, a British luxury brand whose fans include Beyoncé and the Duchess of Cambridge, has been snapped off the shelf for £896m by US fashion brand Michael Kors. Famed for its strappy stilettoes, which sell for up to £2,995, the brand was founded in a Hackney workshop in east London in 1996 by the Malaysian shoemaker Jimmy Choo, after his designs caught the eye of then Vogue accessories editor,…

Fashion is the new acting for "Orange Is the New Black" actress Alysia Reiner – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

“Orange Is the New Black” actress Alysia Reiner has taken on a new role as co-founder of the eco-friendly ethical label Livari. With the know-how of Claudine DeSola and Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, the collection will debut on Sept. 13 at a runway show at the Metropolitan Pavilion West in Manhattan. DeSola, who is also founder of the Caravan Stylist Studio, has suited up Reiner for more than 100 events in…

Gucci’s Star Trek-Themed Fashion Reveal Looks Better Than Star … – Gizmodo

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

GIF: YouTube You don’t see Gucci mentioned on io9 that often, given the Italian fashion house isn’t really into props or cosplay. But to help introduce its 2017 Fall and Winter fashion campaign, the brand created a short film inspired by the original Star Trek series. It’s wonderful, and we’d happily trade Star Trek: Discovery for a whole series of this. The film also incorporates other elements from ‘50s and…

Is Premme Sold Out? This New Fashion Line Just Broke The Internet – Bustle

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What do you get when two beloved fashion bloggers team up for a clothing collection? A fashion forward line with a powerful message, that’s what. Gabi Gregg and Nicolette Mason teamed up to launch Premme — a brand that tailors to sizes 12 to 30 with trendiness in mind. While Premme isn’t completely sold out, there are some items that are no longer up for grabs. Here’s the rundown on…

Malls, mom and fall fashion – OCRegister

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Growing up in Southern California, I always looked forward to back-to-school shopping with my mom. It was the one time a year she would take my sisters and me on separate trips to the mall. She learned early on that if she took the three of us together, we would fight over who was getting more time to try on clothes or who was getting to buy more clothes than…

MacBook vs. MacBook Pro: how to pick between Apple’s two $1299 laptops – The Verge

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I badly need a new computer. The last time I bought one was in the summer of 2011, not long after the MacBook Air’s first (and only) redesign. It was perfect timing: my last MacBook, the white plastic kind, had wiring literally sticking out of it after taking a spill. And Apple had just dropped the Air’s price down to $1,299 — the same price I believe my original MacBook…

Microsoft confirms it’s not killing off Paint after outpouring of support – CNBC

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Microsoft Paint gets second chance at life – CNNMoney

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Microsoft Paint isn’t dead yet, after all. Following an outcry from fans on Monday, Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) said the app will soon land in the Windows Store for free. “In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free, and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place,” a Microsoft spokesperson told…

House panel wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs to testify on internet rules – Reuters

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering tossing out 2015 Obama administration net neutrality rules that reclassified internet service like a public…

Hackers undermine Russia’s attempts to control the internet – The Guardian

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Moscow’s attempt to control the internet inside Russia has come unstuck following a campaign by hackers who have subverted a system of blacklisting sites deemed inappropriate. Since Vladimir Putin’s re-election in 2012, authorities have banned thousands of sites – some for promoting “social ills”, others for political dissent – by inscribing their particulars on a blacklist and forcing internet service providers (ISPs) to block them. But in recent weeks, activists…

A ‘Smart Headset’ War Between Microsoft and Google Could Revolutionize the Workplace – TIME

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Both Microsoft and Google envision a not-so-distant future in which donning smart headgear to repair an elevator or assemble a tractor motor is the norm. Over the past several days, both tech giants have revealed they’re each taking concrete and compelling steps to make that happen. Microsoft just revealed that it’s working on a new artificial intelligence chip to power its second-generation HoloLens headset. The coprocessor’s chief job will be…

MacBook vs. MacBook Pro: how to pick between Apple’s two $1,299 … – The Verge

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I badly need a new computer. The last time I bought one was in the summer of 2011, not long after the MacBook Air’s first (and only) redesign. It was perfect timing: my last MacBook, the white plastic kind, had wiring literally sticking out of it after taking a spill. And Apple had just dropped the Air’s price down to $1,299 — the same price I believe my original MacBook…

Trump renews Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Trump launched another public assault Tuesday morning on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, questioning why the Justice Department chief has not done more to investigate alleged “crimes” by Hillary Clinton and those who have leaked information to the media. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Trump tweeted at 6:12 a.m. from…

The Health 202: Today is a huge turning point in the GOP’s long struggle to repeal Obamacare – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

THE PROGNOSIS Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to hold a health-care vote today. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Nearly eight years ago, the press shop for Senate Republicans circulated a letter demanding transparency on what would eventually become the Affordable Care Act. The letter was from eight Democrats who were concerned about too much secrecy as the bill was being written. Their chief, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), should ensure its full text and score from the Congressional Budget Office…