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Razer’s Windows 10 Ultrabook That Will Make Your MacBook Pro Jealous – Forbes

Monday, May 29, 2017

If you break out the checklist for an ultraportable high-end laptop, you’ll find the market is pretty much agreed on what you should be looking for: an aluminium unibody construction, a plethora of ports, island style keyboard with noticeable travel and feedback from the keys, long battery life, impressive screen, perhaps just the company logo on the top lid… Yet this ultrabook is black, runs Windows 10, and there’s not…

Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump – New York Times

Monday, May 29, 2017

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As White House defends Jared Kushner, experts question his back-channel move – Washington Post

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Trump administration argued over the weekend that back-channel communications are acceptable in building dialogue with foreign governments, part of an effort to minimize fallout over White House adviser Jared Kushner’s reported discussion about creating a secret conduit to the Kremlin at a Russian diplomatic compound. But some former administration officials on Sunday criticized the use of such secret channels, especially during a presidential transition, saying they could send a…

Mississippi shooting: 8 dead, including deputy; suspect says ‘I ain’t fit to live’ – Fox News

Monday, May 29, 2017

An argument between a Mississippi man, his estranged wife and her family over custody of the couple’s children ended in a shooting that killed eight people, including a deputy sheriff.  Police said gunfire erupted Saturday night at a home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two houses in nearby Brookhaven, about 70 miles south of Jackson.  The…

Navy Parachutist Dies During Demonstration Over Jersey City – New York Times

Monday, May 29, 2017

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North Korea test-fires another ballistic missile, US and South Korea say – CNN

Monday, May 29, 2017

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US might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country – Reuters

Sunday, May 28, 2017

WASHINGTON The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Kelly said the United States planned to “raise the bar” on airline security, including tightening screening of carry-on items. “That’s the thing that…

Donald Trump’s War on Journalism Has Begun. But Journalists Are Not His Main Target. – The Intercept

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wars are rarely announced in advance, but President Trump provided an abundance of warning about his intention to wage an assault on journalism. During the election campaign, he called journalists an “enemy of the people” and described media organizations he didn’t like as “fake news.” You can pretty much draw a direct line between his words and the actions we’ve seen lately — which include journalists physically prevented from asking questions…

Egypt blocks financial newspaper website – Aljazeera.com

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Egypt has blocked the website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers, the paper’s owner said on Sunday, expanding a media blackout initiated last week to curb what authorities called support for “terrorism” and fake news. The censorship of Al-Boursa, a widely read financial newspaper that generally steers clear of politics and reflects the views of a largely pro-state business community, suggests a more expansive attempt to control…

Newspaper: Ohio had more than 4000 overdose deaths in 2016 – ABC News

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in a state among the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid epidemic. The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday that the state’s 4,149 unintentional fatal overdoses in 2016 are a 36 percent increase from the previous year when just over 3,000 deaths were reported. Citing an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation…

DHS Secretary: US ‘might’ expand laptop ban to all international flights – CNNMoney

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The U.S. could dramatically expand a ban on laptops and e-readers in airplane cabins, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday. Kelly was asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace about whether he would implement a ban that covered all international flights entering or leaving the U.S. “I might,” Kelly responded. Kelly also told Wallace that there are “numerous threats against aviation.” He said terrorists are “obsessed”…

Thanks to Trump, Germany says it can’t rely on the United States. What does that mean? – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd Sunday in southern Germany that Europe can no longer rely on foreign partners. Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump’s trip to visit E.U., NATO and Group of Seven leaders last…

Trump, feted and chided abroad, returns to uncertainty at home – CNN

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Uncertainty builds in Washington over White House leaks – The Hill

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Uncertainty and confusion appear to reign in Washington after a steady flow of leaks over the past week ranging from reports that senior White House adviser Jared Kushner tried to set up backchannel communications with Russia to the unauthorized release of information about the U.K.’s investigation into the Manchester attack. Members of President Trump’s administration and Congress on Sunday were guarded on talk shows when speaking about the recent White…

Sheriff’s deputy, 7 others killed in Mississippi shootings – CNN

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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The Latest: Hunter-Reay loses engine at Indy 500 – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Latest on motorsport’s busiest day (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The trouble Honda has been experiencing all month has bitten Ryan Hunter-Reay. Honda has been plagued by blown engines ever since teams switched from the road setups for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis to testing on the big oval. James Hinchcliffe’s engine blew on Carb Day and now Hunter-Reay’s engine has let go with 64 laps remaining. Honda engines…

DHS Secretary: US ‘might’ expand laptop ban to all international flights – CNNMoney

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The U.S. could dramatically expand a ban on laptops and e-readers in airplane cabins, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday. Kelly was asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace about whether he would implement a ban that covered all international flights entering or leaving the U.S. “I might,” Kelly responded. Kelly also told Wallace that there are “numerous threats against aviation.” He said terrorists are “obsessed”…

Help Me, Laptop! I Need an Affordable 2-in-1 with Pen Support – Laptop Mag

Sunday, May 28, 2017

These days, laptops can do just about anything, including transforming into a tablet and working with a stylus. But can they do it at an affordable price? That’s what forum member n3xw4rr10r wants to know. They’re in the market for a laptop or 2-in-1 system with solid pen support. And before you ask, yes, they already know about the new Surface Pro, but a starting price of $799 is…

Valuing Corey Clement, a Lesson in Laptop Purchases – Bleeding Green Nation

Sunday, May 28, 2017

From the moment he was signed as an undrafted free agent immediately following the 2017 NFL Draft, running back Corey Clement has become a topic of discussion among Eagles fans. Prior to the signing of LeGarrette Blount, his name was being thrown around as someone who could assume a significant number of carries in the 2017 Eagles offense. This was met with skepticism by many fans primarily because he was…

Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new Internet – TechCrunch

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have skyrocketed in value along with the Big Two. ICOs are raking in money hand over fist over bicep. What the hell is…