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Hartford Student Charged After Boasting About Contaminating Roommate’s Belongings – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“As of this morning, Brianna Brochu is no longer a student at the University of Hartford,” said the school’s president, Gregory S. Woodward. “She will not be returning to the institution.” Photo Brianna Brochu, 18, bragged about driving away her roommate on Instagram. “I can finally say goodbye to Jamaican Barbie,” she said. Credit West Hartford Police Department Ms. Rowe, a freshman at the university, described her roommate’s behavior in…

A Microsoft employee was forced to download Google Chrome in the middle of his presentation, and it’s the most … – Business Insider

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Microsoft doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to tech demos. Forget the time Microsoft’s first Surface tablet bricked on stage — this video, taken in September at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference for developers and IT professionals, is easily one of the more embarrassing moments for the storied tech giant. The video shows company employee Michael Leary demonstrating how customers can migrate their data and work to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-computing service. But in the…

Dell’s 2017 Black Friday deals include $130 Inspiron laptop doorbuster – ZDNet

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Dell kicks off the Black Friday ad reveal process for tech retailers. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Dell has been the first tech retailer to have its Black Friday plans disclosed over the last couple of years — and this year is no different. The PC giant has “leaked” its deals for the Thanksgiving weekend shopping period, including a 14-inch laptop for a budget price as a turkey…

9to5Toys Lunch Break: $50 iTunes Gift Card $42, 13-inch MacBook Pro $250 off, Samsung 28-inch 4K Monitor $229 … – 9to5Mac

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. 9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM EST. This includes price drops on all sorts of Apple products from iPad to MacBook and everything in between, as well as HomeKit gear, accessories of all kinds…

Is a Sub-$200 Laptop Good Enough for You? – Motley Fool

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The days of having to shell out thousands of dollars for a decent laptop are long gone. You can now find great, brand-name devices for just a couple hundred dollars that are more than adequate for the average user. You just need to know what you’re looking for so you can make the right decision. To help you decide whether or not a sub-$200 laptop is the right choice for…

Mojave Max contest winner to get laptop, camera, pizza party – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Mojave Max is more likely to emerge from hibernation on a Wednesday in March than any other day, but it’s a toss-up whether the state’s famed desert tortoise decides to come out in the morning or the afternoon. That is information Clark County students in kindergarten through grade six may want to consider as they make their guesses on when Mojave Max will emerge from brumation — the tortoise version…

New York attack: Suspect charged with terrorism offenses – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Trump, Citing Attack in New York, Calls for End to Visa Program – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

It also provided fodder for him to shift the public focus away from the special counsel investigation that unveiled criminal charges against three former campaign aides this week. But in an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, Mr. Trump adamantly denied being concerned about the indictments. “I’m not under investigation, as you know,” he said in a brief telephone call. Pointing to the indictment of his former campaign…

Powell, Once an Also-Ran, Set to Chair Trump’s Bank-Friendly Fed – Bloomberg

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A few months ago, Jerome Powell was reckoned to be too tough on banks to get President Donald Trump’s nod for a key supervisory post at the Federal Reserve. Now he’s said to be in line for the top job as Fed chairman, with the expectation that he’ll make life easier for the financial industry. Three people familiar with the decision said Trump had told Powell he’s the nominee, though…

Russia-Financed Ad Linked Clinton and Satan – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“I’m disappointed that you’re here, and not your C.E.O.s,” said Senator Angus King, independent of Maine. Lawmakers also complained that the companies had taken months to acknowledge Russia’s interference on their sites. “I have more than a little bit of frustration that many of us on this committee have been raising this issue since the beginning of this year, and our claims were, frankly, blown off by the leadership of…

Firefox is getting a Tor-based security upgrade – TNW

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Mozilla is making Firefox a more private experience by taking cues from Tor, the browser of choice for those who dare to visit the dark web. The non-profit Mozilla Foundation will remove a “feature” called canvas fingerprinting from Firefox, which allows user-tracking across multiple sites without cookies, in it’s upcoming build. It’ll do this by imitating Tor, which was built on modified Firefox code and already blocks tracking. Canvas fingerprinting,…

A Microsoft employee was forced to download Google Chrome in the middle of his presentation, and it’s the most … – Business Insider

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Microsoft doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to tech demos. Forget the time Microsoft’s first Surface tablet bricked on stage — this video, taken in September at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference for developers and IT professionals, is easily one of the more embarrassing moments for the storied tech giant. The video shows company employee Michael Leary demonstrating how customers can migrate their data and work to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-computing service. But in the…

Microsoft is working on AI chips across different devices: Panos Panay – CNBC

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Microsoft says demand for Xbox One X is ‘super high’ – CNBC.com – CNBC

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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How Microsoft Is Revolutionizing The Cloud: Satya Nadella’s … – Forbes

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Bob Evans It’s not just that Microsoft has no weaknesses–the company’s getting better across all facets of the cloud very quickly. (Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.) CLOUD WARS — While Microsoft’s…

Unspeakable Pursues Uneatable, Fashion Follows – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

True, the early Pony Club advocates here tended to represent our own entrenched elites, mostly Boston Brahmins or gentry from up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Yet the ideals of horsemanship the Pony Club promulgated were both democratic and pragmatic, the overarching principle being that everything begins with the horse. If Pony Club seemed too girlie for me as a kid, it is probably justice that I’d eventually end up…

Brand Update: Beta Launch of Our Ethical Women-Focused Fashion Brand – Forbes

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Autumn Adeigbo Cover of our Spring 2018 Lookbook It’s been a whirlwind year. As I look back on the past 12 months I can’t believe everything that has happened since securing seed investment for my ethical fashion brand. From creating a home office, designing our collection, hiring freelancers and consultants to execute everything from design to branding, traveling to Kenya to hand-bead the collection’s samples alongside Massai women, hosting 3…

Artist, designer turning Flint water bottles into fashion – Crain’s Detroit Business

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Tracy Reese known for designing dress for Michelle Obama Water bottles to be formed into thread and fabric and sewn in Flint Project symbolic of fulfilling potential of jobs and manufacturing in Flint, artist says FLINT — An artist and a fashion designer are planning to make clothing out of the water bottles piling up from the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint. Conceptual artist Mel Chin has teamed up with…

Fashion’s interwoven relationship with nature to go on display at V&A – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A genetically engineered bioluminescent silk dress, a pineapple-fibre clutch bag and a cape made from cockerel feathers are among 300 items to go on display as part of the V&A’s next fashion exhibition. Fashioned From Nature, which opens in April, will trace the relationship between fashion and the natural world since 1600 and examine the ways in which designers draw on nature for inspiration. As well as modern items such…

Spotify for fashion: does renting clothes signal the end for our wardrobes? – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Like many, I laboured under the misapprehension that Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater was the most beautiful house in the world until the day Mariah Carey opened her home to MTV Cribs. From that day onward, there was no contest. Now, that is what I call a palace. Never mind requesting 20 white kittens on your rider, never mind the off-colour penchant for sexy-elf costumes, Mariah will forever be a pop-culture…