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Apple Unveils World’s Least Portable Laptop – Gizmodo

Friday, June 23, 2017

You can say a lot about Apple—it brought smartphones and personal computers to the mass market, it changed the technology industry forever, it was controlled by a megalomaniacal asshole for much of its existence—but you’d have a hard time getting even the staunchest critic of the company to argue its products weren’t groundbreakingly pretty. Alas, nothing gold can stay. Behold, Chicago’s terrible new Apple store! Get it? It looks like…

Chad Knaus’ laptop computer with Sonoma race notes stolen – FOXSports.com

Friday, June 23, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — According to an Associated Press report, thieves smashed a right-side rear passenger window in Chad Knaus’ rental car and stole briefcases containing a laptop computer with this weekend’s race notes, his wife’s art supplies and “a significant amount of cash.” Knaus is the crew chief for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Johnson and Knaus have been together since the seven-time champion’s rookie season of…

Laptop program hasn’t closed technology skills gap for rural schools … – Bangor Daily News

Friday, June 23, 2017

When former Gov. Angus King began an effort to give every seventh- and eighth-grader a laptop in 2001, one of the goals was equity, a way to ensure students have access to the same kind of technology whether they live in Cumberland, Washington or Oxford county. Fifteen years later, the program still gets computers to those students. However, geography and school funding have made using that technology a lot more…

Microsoft’s Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support – The Verge

Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company’s Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet today. It features many of the abilities that Microsoft demonstrated, including automatic inking to shapes and tables as well as the ability to see angles on shapes. It appears that the…

FCC grants OneWeb approval to launch over 700 satellites for ‘space internet’ – The Verge

Friday, June 23, 2017

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has released a statement announcing that the commission has granted OneWeb approval for US market access to launch a network of internet-beaming satellites into orbit. OneWeb, which is backed in part by Richard Branson, has been working on providing broadband internet via satellite since 2000, when it acquired the satellite spectrum formerly owned by SkyBridge. OneWeb plans to launch a constellation of 720 low-Earth orbit satellites…

How to delete yourself from the Internet – USA TODAY

Friday, June 23, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Columnist Kim Komando talks about how to protect yourself and your internet security. Kim Komando Special for USA Today Remove yourself from the Internet? It’s not totally possibly, but you can start by deleting your search history.(Photo: Virginia Mayo, AP) Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds…

BBC – Future – Meet the world’s most powerful computer – BBC News

Friday, June 23, 2017

China only started producing its first computer chips in 2001. But its chip industry has developed at an awesome pace. So much so that Chinese-made chips power the world’s most powerful supercomputer, which is Chinese too. The computer, known as the Sunway TaihuLight, contains some 41,000 chips and can carry out 93 quadrillion calculations per second. That’s twice as fast as the next-most-powerful supercomputer on the planet (which also happens…

Leaked photos of the Tesla Model 3 ignite an internet power struggle – The Verge

Friday, June 23, 2017

Yesterday afternoon, popular gadget reviewer Marques Brownlee tweeted out a link to an article on a Tesla fan site of new leaked photos of the upcoming, hotly anticipated Model 3 electric car. “Yo Tesla Model 3 looks better and better in every leaked photo,” Brownlee tweeted. “Gotta love the incremental updates.” But the next day, Brownlee woke up to find that his tweet had been removed and replaced with this…

Headliners, feeling the heat and haute couture – The Independent

Friday, June 23, 2017

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We tried Amazon’s new clothing line with amazing work staples for men – Business Insider

Friday, June 23, 2017

Amazon clothing is shipped just like all other Amazon products.Sarah Jacobs Amazon has introduced its own clothing brands in recent years. Some of the clothing is Amazon-branded — Amazon Essentials — but most of it is sold under private labels. For men, those labels are Goodthreads and Buttoned Down. Both are available only to Amazon Prime subscribers. Amazon still isn’t as well known for selling pants and shirts as it is for…

Olympic spectacle upstages menswear Fashion Week in Paris – WFSB 3 Connecticut – WFSB

Friday, June 23, 2017

By THOMAS ADAMSONAssociated Press PARIS (AP) – It’s rare that an event can upstage a top Paris Fashion Week show taking place in the French capital’s ornate Grand Palais. But guests arriving at the Cerruti display witnessed one – and flocked to take in a major aquatic spectacle happening on and below the gilded Alexandre III bridge as Paris tried to woo Olympic officials in its bid to host the…

Apple iMac 27-inch With Retina 5K Display (2017): CPU and GPU upgrades deliver better value for money – ZDNet

Friday, June 23, 2017

When the iMac was first launched it was very much intended as an affordable home computer — and, indeed, was often derided for its cute, candy-coloured design. In recent years, though, the iMac has gradually evolved into a professional-level graphics workstation, and that status has now been confirmed with Apple’s recent announcement of the forthcoming iMac Pro. However, the iMac Pro isn’t due until December, and Apple’s recent admission that…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Friday, June 23, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Apple’s MacBook Air Needs To Be Killed Off – Forbes

Friday, June 23, 2017

In case you missed it, Apple updated the venerable MacBook Air during WWDC. While all the focus was on the iPad Pro and the draw of AR in mobile technology, the laptop picked up the least amount of love possible with a bump on Intel’s fifth generation chipset from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz. For all the talk of the iPad Pro being able to replace a laptop and be…

HP Spectre x360 trumps MacBook Pro in bang-for-buck – Fox News

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hewlett Packard has built probably the best big-screen consumer Windows laptop this year. I test lots of laptops so I notice when one arrives on my lap (literally) that is very high quality but not high cost. The 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 is both. Sleek, but strong  The Spectre x360 is built from one block of aluminum and could stop a bullet. At least, that’s how it…

Chicago’s new Apple Store has a giant MacBook for a roof – The Verge

Friday, June 23, 2017

Construction is underway at the new Apple Store in downtown Chicago, and today, as reported by DNA Chicago, a new design element was added: a giant Apple logo. A construction crew laid out the logo on the store’s silver, rectangular roof, making it look like a giant MacBook. It stayed for less than an hour before crews rolled up the logo and removed it. Designed by London-based Foster+Partners, the store…

Rupert Murdoch verbally abused while on night out in Hackney – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, June 23, 2017

According to local news site Loving Dalston, Mr Murdoch’s evening was somewhat marred when he was loudly heckled by another audience member as he made his way towards the exit during the closing credits. The ‘young Corbynista’, Loving Dalston says, could not contain himself on seeing the News Corp chairman, and loudly shouted at him:  “We are the majority now, you c***!” Festival director Alison Poltock told the Big Issue she was surprised by…

New Zealand newspaper names and shames drunk drivers on front page – The Independent

Friday, June 23, 2017

A newspaper in a busy New Zealand resort town has decided to take a stand against drunken driving by filling its front page with the names, ages and alcohol readings for about 100 people convicted of the offence this year.  Queenstown’s breathtaking scenery, adventure sports and skiing have made it a must-see destination for millions of tourists visiting New Zealand, but its vibrant nightlife has also contributed to what some…

Gabe Pressman, a Dean of New York TV Journalism, Dies at 93 – New York Times

Friday, June 23, 2017

In the early days of television news, when announcers often read wire stories on the air and reporting was largely left to the newspapers, Mr. Pressman did his own reporting, writing and reading his own scripts, and was one of the first television journalists to take a camera crew into the streets for stand-up reports from the scenes of fires, murders and other spot news events. Advertisement Continue reading the…

Al Jazeera: Call for closure siege against journalism – Aljazeera.com

Friday, June 23, 2017

Al Jazeera Media Network has condemned a demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries to shut the media organisation, calling it “nothing short than a siege against the journalistic profession”. The network said in a statement on Friday that the move aimed “to silence the freedom of expression in the region and to suppress people’s right to information and the right to be heard”. …