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New Airport Scanners Could End Bans on Laptops and Liquids – Bloomberg

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Manufacturers of airport security equipment have a message for travelers who fear they will have to give up laptops and tablet computers on international flights: They have a solution. At least four of the largest companies making screening devices say they are developing scanners so much better at detecting explosives than existing X-ray machines that passengers could leave laptops, other electronics and even liquids in their bags, vastly simplifying airport…

Fans Rejoice! Microsoft Has Reinvented The Surface Pro 4 – Forbes

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Microsoft The New Surface Pro Whether you’ll like what I have to say next will depend largely upon your expectations. After the immense hit that was the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, many expected the next installation in the franchise to be an equally mind-blowing, spine-chilling success. If that’s what you have come looking for, you will most certainly be disappointed. If, however, all you are looking for is a more…

This Weird Web Page Glitch Could Crash Your Windows Computer – Forbes

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A new vulnerability has been discovered on computers that run Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.x. While it won’t allow an attacker to hijack your computer to mine cryptocurrency or encrypt your files and hold them for ransom, it could cause you some serious headaches. Shutterstock Exploiting the bug is actually incredibly simple, too. All it takes is a few characters ($MFT) inserted into the code of a web…

Why museums around the world are celebrating fashion’s great rebels – CNN

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Week in Fashion: Céline Dion’s Style is Better Than Ever – Vanity Fair

Friday, May 26, 2017

The 2017 Cannes Red Carpet’s Best-Dressed Celebrities

Get tickets to see some of London’s brightest future fashion stars – Time Out London (blog)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Supported by Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, fashion royalty Vivienne Westwood, and the astronomically successful Victoria Beckham, Graduate Fashion Week has gone from strength to strength. And this year’s celebration of young fashion talent looks like it’ll be the best yet. Set over four days, 22 catwalk shows will showcase work from over 60 of the UK’s top fashion universities. The largest event in the world dedicated to undergraduate fashion, it has launched the…

Italian Fashion Designer Laura Biagiotti Dies at 73 – Hollywood Reporter

Friday, May 26, 2017

Her soft, loose women’s clothes and luxurious knits won her the nickname “Queen of Cashmere.” Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women’s clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname “Queen of Cashmere,” died Friday following a heart attack. She was 73. Biagiotti suffered the heart attack Wednesday evening at her estate outside of Rome. Doctors were able to resuscitate her,…

The passion for fashion – The Hindu – The Hindu

Friday, May 26, 2017

“What’s that?” asked my husband, gesturing discreetly towards a girl walking on the other side of the road. “Are those flared trousers or have long skirts come back into fashion? Is it…,” he paused, wracking his brains for the right words, “…a full-length divided skirt?” I was quite impressed for I never thought my man of books and ideas would have any notion about divided skirts. Holding forth on divide…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

California newspaper publisher gets prison time in ‘guns for Haiti’ scheme – The Mercury News

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Los Angeles newspaper publisher who solicited gun donations, ostensibly to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief, could be headed to prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing firearms. David DeMulle, 75, was sentenced Monday to serve 41 months in prison, with the right to appeal. The owner of the Foothills Paper, based in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Sunland-Tujunga, had been barred from having firearms because of a felony…

40 Years After ‘Star Wars’ Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also righteous indignation at all the decades lost to reckless misspelling. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also…

Hillary Clinton’s remarkably aggressive anti-Trump speech, annotated – Washington Post

Friday, May 26, 2017

It’s been 200 days, or 239,040 minutes, or 17,280,000 seconds since the presidential election. President Trump still talks a lot about it. And on Friday, Hillary Clinton may as well have been transported on a time machine back to Nov. 7, too. Her 30-minute commencement speech Friday at Wellesley College was filled with direct burns at her 2016 opponent. Here’s the whole speech, annotated with what we found eyebrow-raising. Click…

The Russia investigation: Everything you need to know – CNN

Friday, May 26, 2017

By Zachary Cohen, CNN Washington Updated 4:30 PM ET, Fri May 26, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Washington (CNN)After months of dramatic congressional testimony, bombshell news reports and partisan jousting, the ever-evolving saga about alleged Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election and investigation into possible collusion by members of Donald Trump’s campaign continues to pick up momentum…

Major US tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms – Reuters

Friday, May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency. The request marks the first significant public effort by Silicon Valley to wade into what is expected to be a contentious debate later the year over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, parts of…

Major US tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms – Reuters

Friday, May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency. The request marks the first significant public effort by Silicon Valley to wade into what is expected to be a contentious debate later the year over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, parts of…

Microsoft Brand ‘Largely Unscathed’ By WannaCry Attack: Report (MSFT) – Investopedia

Friday, May 26, 2017

The WannaCry cyberattack that swept across the globe earlier in May, exploited a bug in unpatched Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) operating systems and it’s time to assess whether it caused a dent in the company’s reputation. According to a new survey by Morning Consult, 57% of 2,148 adults polled said they were concerned about using Microsoft’s hardware products on the heels of the massive cyber attack, and a quarter of respondents…

Microsoft Brand ‘Largely Unscathed’ By WannaCry Attack: Report (MSFT) – Investopedia

Friday, May 26, 2017

The WannaCry cyberattack that swept across the globe earlier in May, exploited a bug in unpatched Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) operating systems and it’s time to assess whether it caused a dent in the company’s reputation. According to a new survey by Morning Consult, 57% of 2,148 adults polled said they were concerned about using Microsoft’s hardware products on the heels of the massive cyber attack, and a quarter of respondents…

Microsoft Wants Clean South African Energy – Bloomberg

Friday, May 26, 2017

The two new data centers that Microsoft Corp. plans to build in South Africa will one day provide cloud computing services to the entire African continent. The power they use, however, will be generated and consumed entirely within South Africa’s grid. While a decade ago that would have meant buying electricity from the utility regardless of generation source, Microsoft today expects to have a variety of options. Given its commitment…

Microsoft Wants Clean South African Energy – Bloomberg

Friday, May 26, 2017

The two new data centers that Microsoft Corp. plans to build in South Africa will one day provide cloud computing services to the entire African continent. The power they use, however, will be generated and consumed entirely within South Africa’s grid. While a decade ago that would have meant buying electricity from the utility regardless of generation source, Microsoft today expects to have a variety of options. Given its commitment…