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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.

Local nonprofit hosts fashion show fundraiser – Yale Daily News (blog)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Liberty Community Services, a New Haven nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness, hosted its ninth annual Project Style fundraiser on Thursday evening. The event was hosted at the headquarters of Alexion Pharmaceuticals on College Street . It featured a silent auction and cocktails, in addition to a fashion show displaying local models, fashion boutiques and new outfits made by New Haven designer Neville Wisdom. Over 150 people attended the event, which…

Fashion statements flourish at 2017 NFL Draft – Chron.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

Caption Close Clemson’s Deshaun Watson reacts after being selected by the Houston Texans during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Clemson’s Deshaun Watson reacts after being selected by the Houston Texans during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Utah’s Garett Bolles holds…

Trump Warns That ‘Major, Major Conflict’ With North Korea Is Possible – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Trump: ‘I thought it would be easier’ – CNN

Friday, April 28, 2017

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House will not vote on Affordable Care Act rewrite, smoothing way for government to stay open – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

Despite pressure from the White House, House GOP leaders determined Thursday night that they didn’t have the votes to pass a rewrite of the Affordable Care Act and would not seek to put their proposal on the floor on Friday. A late push to act on health care had threatened the bipartisan deal to keep the government open for one week while lawmakers crafted a longer-term spending deal. Now, members…

The White House can’t seem to perform simple arithmetic – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

You would think that the Trump administration, with so many émigrés from the business world, could at least perform simple arithmetic. Judging by the president’s looney-tunes tax plan, you would be wrong. As usual for President Trump, he has offered few details. But the outlines of his proposal, released Wednesday, are nothing short of hallucinatory. Next door to the White House, in the Treasury Department, there are actual economists who…

An Arkansas Community Looks for an Execution to End Its Ache – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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13 Western-Inspired Pieces Every Fashion Girl Should Own – E! Online

Friday, April 28, 2017

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The Future Of News Is Visuals (And How This Millennial-Led Startup Is Reinventing It) – Forbes

Friday, April 28, 2017

Explica.co Explica.co “What do Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and Flipboard all have in common?”  It’s a tough question. After all, those six platforms account for $7 billion dollars invested by hundreds of firms, over the span of nearly a decade. But the answer to this quizzical rhetoric came from the offices of an early-stage startup named Explica.   The company’s President, Fernando “Nando” Luna, explained: “Every one of those…

Poynter 2017 Innovation Tour: Inside America’s Leading News Organizations – Poynter (blog)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Join Poynter President Tim Franklin and media business analyst Rick Edmonds for the third edition of Poynter’s annual innovation tour to Washington and New York from Oct. 15-20. This year, the tour will include stops at The Washington Post, USA Today Network, The New York Times and Associated Press. Digital stops include Google’s New York office, Quartz and top digital metric firm Chartbeat. We will also visit the Pew Research Center….

A Calmer Mexico Sees Trump Anew: as a ‘Bluffer’ at the Poker Table – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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The ultrathin Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop is Acer’s answer to the Razer Blade – The Verge

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Acer announced the Predator Triton 700, the first laptop in the company’s new line of Predator Triton ultrathin gaming laptops. The Triton 700 appears to be Acer’s response to laptops like the Razer Blade, a similarly slim, aluminum-cased gaming laptop that still packs some serious power. At 18 mm (0.74 inches) thick, it’s not the thinnest gaming laptop out there, although it’s still dramatically thinner than most traditional gaming computers….

Acer debuts see-through trackpad gaming laptop and a slew of affordable notebooks – Ars Technica

Thursday, April 27, 2017

reader comments 18 NEW YORK—Acer’s big press conference last year brought new Chromebooks for work, a new Aspire laptop, and a tablet for the elderly. This year, the company focused on machines that appeal to every level of gamer as well as those of us who want a laptop that won’t break the bank. Acer announced additions to the Swift and Switch laptop families, all of which are more budget-friendly than…

Acer’s Nitro 5 is a laptop that lets casual gamers get reckless – PCWorld

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Acer’s Nitro 5 laptop is designed for the casual gamer who feels lucky. This person may not game often, and may never have tinkered with a PC’s cooling system (as many seasoned gamers have) to get maximum power without singeing precious CPUs or GPUs. But the Nitro 5, introduced Thursday at an Acer event in New York, will let these casual gamers adjust the fan speed themselves, giving them an…

Microsoft’s Revenue Falls Short of Estimates – Fortune

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Microsoft on Thursday reported quarterly revenue that slightly missed analysts’ estimates, as robust demand for its cloud computing services failed to offset weak growth in its personal computing division. Shares of the world’s largest software company fell 1% to $67.62 in trading after the bell. Under CEO Satya Nadella, who took the helm in 2014, Microsoft has sharpened its focus on the fast-growing cloud computing unit to counter a prolonged…

Microsoft dips after revenue misses expectations – CNBC

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Microsoft just showed why it desperately needs a new Surface Pro – CNBC

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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