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Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops – The Verge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a…

Watch Circuit Breaker Live episode 003: Pixel 2, Extra Bass, and the best laptops – The Verge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hello! It’s your good friend and confidant, Paul Miller. It’s my pleasure to inform you that Circuit Breaker Live, the live show we do every Tuesday on Twitter, was live. Yesterday. On Twitter. But we get it, not everybody can catch the live broadcast, so we’ve posted the recording here for your viewing pleasure. This week Dieter Bohn was on (in person!) to talk about Google’s new Pixel 2 and…

Computer Learns To Play Go At Superhuman Levels ‘Without Human Knowledge’ – NPR

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

According to the researchers, there are 10 to the power of 170 possible board configurations in Go — more than the number of atoms in the known universe. DeepMind hide caption toggle caption DeepMind According to the researchers, there are 10 to the power of 170 possible board configurations in Go — more than the number of atoms in the known universe. DeepMind A year after a computer beat a…

Mohawk tribe sues Microsoft, Amazon for patent infringement – CNBC

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know – The Verge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…

Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops – The Verge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a…

That email from Amazon is not a scam—here’s why you’re getting money – CNBC

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Money Money 1 Hour AgoCNBC.com On Wednesday, Amazon sent emails to qualifying customers to notify them that credit has been added to their accounts in response to the Apple eBook Antitrust Settlement. You were only eligible to receive credit if you had a U.S. billing address and purchased a Kindle book between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012,…

Mychael Knight, ‘Project Runway’ Fashion Designer, Dies at 39 – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show “Project Runway,” died Tuesday at age 39. Knight died outside Atlanta surrounded by family and friends, said friend Jerris Madison, the editor and photographer of Obvious Magazine, a fashion, lifestyle and cultural publication. An official cause of death has not been released, but Knight had extensively shared his five-year struggles with irritable bowel syndrome, writing…

‘Fashion Police’ to End, Celebrate Joan Rivers With E! Finale (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Fashion Police,” the style talk show that long served as a platform for the late comic Joan Rivers’ famous wit and biting commentary, is coming to an end. Cable channel E! will bring the franchise to a close with a series-finale special next month. Launched in 1995, “Fashion Police” grew out of the red-carpet coverage that reinvigorated Rivers’ career. Appearing alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers, the comedian brought sharp humor…

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won’t) – ZDNet

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 is a beast. Once again Microsoft is schooling Apple on what a modern laptop should be. Must read: Here’s why your old iPhone feels slow — and what you can do about it Apple has gone from leading the way when it came to high-performance laptops, to getting mired in mediocre updates and gimmicks such as the Touch Bar. On the other hand, Microsoft is…

Trump, Dem congresswoman feud over his remarks to widow of fallen soldier – CNN

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Trump opposes Senate Obamacare subsidy plan – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

President Trump said Wednesday he does not support a bipartisan plan to stabilize Obamacare, saying the deal would bail out insurance companies “who have made a fortune” under Obamacare. “I am supportive of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co’s who have made a fortune w/ O’Care,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, referencing Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. I am supportive…

Sessions tells lawmakers he will not discuss his conversations with Trump on Comey firing – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rebuffed repeated requests from Democratic lawmakers to detail his conversations with President Trump on the firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey at a contentious oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Democratic senators peppered the nation’s top law enforcement officer with questions on Comey, Trump and the ongoing investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential race,…

3 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at Maryland office park, authorities say – CNN

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

President Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James B. Comey had intended to spare Democrat Hillary Clinton from prosecution “long before investigation was complete” into her government email practices. In a pair of early-morning Twitter messages, Trump referred to a recently released FBI email that indicates a draft of a Comey statement about the investigation was circulating among aides in May last year, two months before Comey announced the…

Is your journalism valuable? – Poynter (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news. Want to be part of the conversation? You can sign up here. Several weeks ago, as we started this conversation on what journalists know and need to know about the business of our business, I asked people to share what their work was worth, literally, and how they knew it. Then … nothing.  So…

Retail blues worsen, hitting newspaper print advertising hard – Poynter (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

By last year’s holiday shopping season, it was clear that Amazon and similar digital sales options were sucking the lifeblood from department stores and other brick-and-mortar outlets. The situation has only worsened as 2017 has gone on, leading to a 23 percent year-to-year decline in print advertising at McClatchy Co,. the first of the publicly traded newspaper companies to report third quarter results. McClatchy’s total ad revenues were down 13.4…

Man who died in fall from Loop hotel was an urban explorer ‘who found beauty in unlikely places’ – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

To those who knew Eric Janssen, it seemed only natural that he became a passionate explorer of urban landscapes with his camera. “He found beauty in unlikely places,” said his sister, Cynthia Vukmer. “Instantly being able to post pictures, I think that really captured his attention and his imagination and his passion.” Janssen’s family and friends believe that’s what he was doing Monday afternoon when he plunged to his death…

Singaporean newspaper under fire over Muslim cleric’s column that suggested beating ‘stubborn wives’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One of Singapore’s mainstream newspapers has come under fire for running a column by a conservative Muslim cleric that advises men on how to deal with a stubborn wife by beating her. “How to deal with stubborn wives,” the original column in the main Malay language paper, Berita Harian, by Ustaz Mohammad Zaid Isahak also recommended gentle reasoning  or giving a wife the cold shoulder for a couple of days….