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Plane catches fire during takeoff at Florida airport, several injured – Reuters

Thursday, October 29, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. An engine on a passenger jet bound for Caracas, Venezuela, burst into flames while taxiing for takeoff at a Florida airport on Thursday, officials said, and several people were injured as they exited the plane using emergency slides. Television images showed the Dynamic International Airways’ Boeing 767-200ER surrounded by white foam and firefighters’ trucks in Fort Lauderdale, its inflatable evacuation chutes deployed. The aircraft was leaking fuel…

Ed FitzGerald Started A Fake Newspaper in the Days Leading up to Election – Cleveland Scene Weekly

Thursday, October 29, 2015

click to enlarge COURTESY OF JIM O’BRYAN In one last political push for the establishment, Ed FitzGerald literally created what appear to be newspapers in Lakewood and…

Florida newspaper says Rubio should resign from Senate – Business Insider

Thursday, October 29, 2015

eapcontent.ap.orgIn this photo taken Oct. 19, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio speaks in Salt Lake City. One of Florida’s largest newspapers is calling on Rubio to resign from the Senate for not doing his job. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel says in an editorial Rubio should step down and let Floridians elect someone who “wants to be there and earn an honest dollar for an honest day’s work.” (AP…

Newspapers in Turkey publish on Twitter after government seizure stops presses – Poynter.org

Thursday, October 29, 2015

by Kristen Hare Published Oct. 29, 2015 10:09 am Hurriyet Daily News | Committee to Protect Journalists | Today’s Zaman After the Turkish government seized a media headquarters in Istanbul on Wednesday, the group appointed to take over stopped two newspapers from publishing and fired an editor, according to numerous reports. The Koza-İpek Group owns the daily newspapers Bugün and Millet, where printing was stopped on Wednesday night, Hurriyet Daily…

Gannett newspaper employees honored – Press & Sun-Bulletin

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Buy Photo Central New York publisher Tom Claybaugh, center, with Essence Award winners Sally Henkiel, ad coordinator, left, and content coach Kristen Roby.(Photo: ANDREW THAYER / Staff Photo)Buy Photo Winners were announced Thursday for the Third Quarter Essence Awards for Gannett Central New York Media, which includes the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, the Star-Gazette in Elmira and The Ithaca Journal. Winners were honored with a monetary award during a staff…

First impressions: From a Macbook Air to Surface Pro 4 – Neowin

Thursday, October 29, 2015

For the past six years I have been a dedicated Mac user. Yes, I’m sure it’s a bit surprising, but the choice to purchase a Macbook came from the lack of quality in the Windows PCs market in 2009. While I initially hesitated due to the price, I made the leap and have not looked back. Since that time I have refreshed my notebook and currently produce a majority of…

Has the Marco Moment arrived? – Washington Post

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Marco Rubio was already cruising to a breakout performance in the latest GOP presidential debate when an attack from Donald Trump opened up more air time for him to respond according to the evening’s format. “Well, I’ve learned the rules on this,” the Florida senator said coolly — and proceeded to swat back the celebrity billionaire with ease on Trump’s signature issue. If Wednesday’s debate was any indication, Rubio has…

Paul Ryan Is Elected House Speaker – New York Times

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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China lifts one-child policy amid worries over graying population – Washington Post

Thursday, October 29, 2015

BEIJING — China said it would abandon its controversial “one-child policy” on Thursday and allow all couples to have two children, effectively ending the biggest population control experiment in history amid growing pressures from a rapidly aging population. The move, which came after a meeting of the Communist Party leadership, reflected concerns over potential labor shortages and rising numbers of elderly people that would put immense strains on the economy…

Inventories hurt US third-quarter GDP, domestic demand strong – Reuters

Thursday, October 29, 2015

WASHINGTON U.S. economic growth braked sharply in the third quarter as businesses cut back on restocking warehouses to work off an inventory glut, but solid domestic demand could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in December. Gross domestic product increased at a 1.5 percent annual rate after expanding at a 3.9 percent clip in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. The inventory drag, however, is…

Reports: Miami Marlins hire Don Mattingly as manager – ESPN

Thursday, October 29, 2015

0 Shares print The Miami Marlins have hired Don Mattingly to be their next manager, according to multiple media reports. Don Mattingly will be the Marlins’ 15th manager, including interim hires, since the franchise joined Major League Baseball in 1993, the most by any club over that span. VICE Sports, citing sources, reported that the deal is for four years. The Associated Press reported that the official announcement likely will…

Hackers, Activists, Journos: How to Build a Secure Burner Laptop – Motherboard

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Security researcher Georg Wicherski recalls a friend who was once stopped at the airport on his way to the Black Hat hacking conference. Security took his laptop, supposedly for a routine X-ray, but it seemed to be taking too long. He suspected something more nefarious: airports are an easy place for authorities to place malware on seized equipment. That’s one of the reasons that inspired Wicherski, who works at cybersecurity…

Hands-on With Microsoft’s Surface Book Laptop – Motley Fool

Thursday, October 29, 2015

If Microsoft‘s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Surface is a tablet that also functions as a laptop, then it’s fair to call its new Surface Book a laptop that can also work as a tablet. But, while it’s a lovely machine that’s stylish in a way that would cause strangers to stop and look if you were using it in a coffee shop, it’s also not quite as good as the top-tier devices in…

Cops use terror powers to lift BBC man’s laptop after ISIS interview – The Register

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Police have seized the laptop of a BBC journalist who had interviewed men identifying themselves with jihadist organisation Islamic State in order to access these communications. The laptop of Secunder Kermani was taken by police under powers available through the Terrorism Act 2000, according to the Independent. The Register understands Kermani has not been detained or questioned. Kermani, a journalist with BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Newsnight, had produced interviews…

Keep your Dell laptop powered with this high performance battery – BGR

Thursday, October 29, 2015

If you’ve got a Dell laptop, you’ll definitely want to make sure it’s powered to its fullest potential. The Egoway High Performance New Laptop Battery for Dell Latitude models is on sale for $42.99 with free shipping on Amazon. That’s 61% off its regular list price of $110.99. The Egoway High Performance New Laptop Battery for Dell Latitude works for the following models: E6220, E6230, E6320, E6330 and E6430s. This is…

Microsoft Band 2 review: An identity crisis on your wrist – The Verge

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Microsoft Created an Android App That Intelligently Organizes Your Phone – TIME

Thursday, October 29, 2015

More Microsoft promises that its latest Android app will make it easier than ever to find commonly used apps without having to dig through your phone. The app, called Arrow, became available on Oct. 28 and is one of the many Android launchers available for free in the Google Play Store. An Android launcher is an app that changes the way the standard home screen looks and feels. Often, launchers…

The future is the Internet of Things—deal with it – Ars Technica

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Even before there was a World Wide Web, there was an Internet of Things. In 1991, a couple of researchers at the University of Cambridge Computer Lab set out to solve the problem of making fruitless quests through the building to a shared coffee pot in the Lab’s Trojan Room. Using a video camera, a frame grabbing card, and a Motorola 68000 series-based computer running VME, they created a networked sensor…

Report Ranks China Last in Internet Freedom Among 65 Nations – New York Times

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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