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OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets … – TechCrunch

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Earlier this month, my five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not the least of which was the company’s fairly unpopular decision to ditch all existing ports for a quartet of ThunderBolt 3 ports, which felt…

Catalonia crisis: Spanish prime minister wants region’s leaders removed – CNN

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Barcelona, Spain (CNN)The Spanish government aggressively moved to squash Catalonia’s growing independence movement Saturday when Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to dissolve the regional government, remove elected leaders as soon as possible and hold new elections. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/10/09/spain-catalan-divided-families-shubert-pkg.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_46′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled =…

Five ex-Presidents attend hurricane relief concert; Trump appears in video message – CNN

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle – New York Times

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Indeed, the quarrel between the president and the congresswoman only grew on Saturday, with Mr. Trump again calling Ms. Wilson “wacky” on Twitter and saying she was “killing the Democrat Party.” His comments came just hours before the soldier’s family and friends gathered in Florida for his funeral. It all started on Tuesday, when Mr. Trump, prodded by questions about the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger, called Myeshia…

Hikers believed to have died in "sympathetic murder-suicide," family says – CBS News

Sunday, October 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a “sympathetic murder-suicide.”  Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 22, had been missing for nearly three months after going for a hike in…

How Microsoft embraced ‘messy’ creativity with Windows Ink – Engadget

Sunday, October 22, 2017

In particular, Woodman credits Microsoft’s close partnership with Wacom, a company best known for its stylus tablets and displays, for the progress with Windows Ink so far. That allowed the two companies to build a sensor that “essentially allows you to go between pen protocols.” For computer makers, that’s helpful since it lets them choose between different pen protocols. Basically, it let Microsoft open up the market for styluses, just…

OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets and modules – TechCrunch

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Earlier this month, my five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not the least of which was the company’s fairly unpopular decision to ditch all existing ports for a quartet of ThunderBolt 3 ports, which felt…

For some veterans, John Kelly’s remarks add to a worrying military-civilian divide – Washington Post

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The deaths of four Special Forces soldiers in Niger this month have sparked wider debate about military service, the civilian-military divide in the United States and the contours of public discourse about one of the most country’s most hallowed communities: the families of troops killed in combat. When White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defended President Trump’s call to the wife of one of the soldiers killed in…

Catalonia crisis: Spanish prime minister wants region’s leaders removed – CNN

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Barcelona, Spain (CNN)The Spanish government aggressively moved to squash Catalonia’s growing independence movement Saturday when Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to dissolve the regional government, remove elected leaders as soon as possible and hold new elections. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/10/09/spain-catalan-divided-families-shubert-pkg.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_46′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled =…

The Air Force now has the power to recall up to 1000 retired pilots to address its personnel crisis – Business Insider

Saturday, October 21, 2017

An F-22 Raptor pilot gets situated in his aircraft before taking off from Ämari Air Base, Estonia, September 4, 2015. US Air Force The Air Force’s protracted personnel shortage has been called a “quiet crisis.” The service has pursued a number of policy changes to keep pilots in uniform. The Defense Department now has the authority to recall retired officers. President Donald Trump amended an executive order on Friday to…

O’Reilly Settled New Harassment Claims, Then Fox Renewed His Contract – New York Times

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Lawyers for Ms. Wiehl, Jonathan S. Abady and O. Andrew F. Wilson of the firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, declined to comment. Details of the settlement and how the company handled the O’Reilly situation emerged from interviews with two people briefed on the agreement and several others familiar with the dispute; all of them spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive private negotiations. The Times also viewed…

Hikers may have died in ‘sympathetic murder-suicide,’ relatives say – Fox News

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The bodies of Rachel Nguyen, left, and Joseph Orbeso were found under a tree and they appeared to have been rationing food and water.  (National Park Service via AP) The family of one of the hikers whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park earlier this week say investigators have told them that they believe the couple died in a “sympathetic murder-suicide” after becoming lost in the sprawling…

How Microsoft embraced ‘messy’ creativity with Windows Ink – Engadget

Saturday, October 21, 2017

In particular, Woodman credits Microsoft’s close partnership with Wacom, a company best known for its stylus tablets and displays, for the progress with Windows Ink so far. That allowed the two companies to build a sensor that “essentially allows you to go between pen protocols.” For computer makers, that’s helpful since it lets them choose between different pen protocols. Basically, it let Microsoft open up the market for styluses, just…

How Harvey Weinstein used his fashion business as a pipeline to models – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Laptop Starting Prices Are a Joke. Don’t Be the Punchline – Laptop Mag

Saturday, October 21, 2017

When you’re researching laptops ahead of your purchase, you’ll see systems that are listed with a “starting price” or that cost “from” a certain amount. Shoppers need to be wary of these entry-level configurations, because, like a base-model car that has no air conditioning or radio, they aren’t worth the money. Microsoft’s Surface Pro is the most egregious example of a computer with a misleading base price. The tablet…

Laptop Flipflop: Now US Tries To Ban Laptops in Checked, Not Carry-On, Luggage – Forbes

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Kuwaiti social media activist Thamer al-Dakheel Bourashed puts his laptop inside his checked luggage before boarding a flight to the U.S. in March, when America banned laptops from the passenger cabins of inbound flights from the Arab World. It later rescinded the ban, and is now seeking to ban laptops from checked luggage instead. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images) Seven months after America banned laptops from the passenger cabins of flights from the…

Spain Will Remove Catalonia Leader, Escalating Secession Crisis – New York Times

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mr. Rajoy said that his goal was to arrange new Catalan elections within six months, so as to lift the measures taken under Article 155 as soon as possible. It’s unclear, however, how such elections would be organized or whether they would significantly change Catalonia’s political landscape, let alone help to resolve the territorial conflict. Mr. Puigdemont led a mass demonstration in Barcelona, the region’s capital, on Saturday afternoon, before…

For some veterans, John Kelly’s remarks add to a worrying military-civilian divide – Washington Post

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The deaths of four Special Forces soldiers in Niger this month have sparked wider debate about military service, the civilian-military divide in the United States and the contours of public discourse about one of the most country’s most hallowed communities: the families of troops killed in combat. When White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defended President Trump’s call to the wife of one of the soldiers killed in…