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Microsoft Monday: OneNote For iOS Revamped, ‘J’ Bug In Outlook To Get Fixed, Minecraft Update – Forbes

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking at an event to introduce Windows 10 S and the new Surface laptop. (Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about a new human rights partnership with the United Nations, the Phantom Dust remaster being released on PCs for free, the “J” bug in Outlook…

Now is the worst time to buy a new MacBook from Apple – Business Insider

Monday, May 22, 2017

Getty If you’re hoping to buy a new Apple laptop, you should wait two weeks before pulling the trigger. On June 5, Apple will kick off its annual developer conference, and it looks as if it might launch some new products in addition to announcing software updates for iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches. Apple is planning to release three new laptops next month, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Apple may…

Acer Predator 21 X review: overpowered overkill – The Verge

Monday, May 22, 2017

The first thing you notice about the Acer Predator 21 X is the size. Whether you’re seeing it for the first time as you take it out of the custom Pelican case it ships in, passing someone struggling to carry it on their way to a meeting, or sitting down to see it at a desk day after day, the sheer bulk of the 21-inch, almost 19 pound laptop…

What is the UK laptop ban on flights, what are the travel rules on cabin electronic devices and which countries are … – The Sun

Monday, May 22, 2017

In March 2017, the UK announced a cabin luggage ban on laptops and tablets on passenger flights from certain airports, following a similar move in the States. But which airports does this apply to, and what are the exact rules for travelling with electronic devices? The US and UK have banned passengers from carrying electronic devices larger than mobile phones on flights to certain airports What are the air travel rules on electronics? The…

The Latest: Trump says there’s a ‘great feeling’ for peace – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

JERUSALEM — President Trump placed his right hand on Judaism’s holiest prayer site Monday, spending a moment of symbolic silence amid a Middle East trip he has said he hopes will bring peace to this volatile region. Trump’s visit to the Western Wall in East Jerusalem was itself the subject of controversy here, as is virtually everything that involves the disputes between Israelis and Palestinians, and within the larger Muslim…

Flynn takes the Fifth, declines to comply with Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser under President Trump, will not comply with a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena for documents related to its probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, invoking the Fifth Amendment and his right against self-incrimination. Flynn’s decision, which his attorneys announced in a letter sent Monday to committee chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and vice chairman Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), comes as…

White House pitches budget as welfare reform – Politico

Monday, May 22, 2017

The budget policy summary echoes Trump’s campaign promises to invest in infrastructure and overhaul the tax code. | Getty The Trump administration wants to take an ax to the safety net in order to balance the budget. By Sarah Ferris 05/22/2017 02:04 PM EDT The Trump administration is billing its budget as a plan to “reform the welfare system” and replace “dependency with dignity of work,” while saving $274 billion…

Supreme Court Rejects 2 Congressional Districts In North Carolina – NPR

Monday, May 22, 2017

The two congressional districts at issue in the Supreme Court case Cooper v. Harris. Alyson Hurt/NPR hide caption toggle caption Alyson Hurt/NPR The two congressional districts at issue in the Supreme Court case Cooper v. Harris. Alyson Hurt/NPR Updated at 3:25 p.m. ET The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that struck down two North Carolina congressional districts, saying the state relied too heavily on race in drawing…

What kind of deal is Trump making with Saudi Arabia? – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

The optics of Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, where he addressed dozens of leaders from Arab and Muslim majority countries, suggested a dramatic departure for American Middle East policy. The reality is far more prosaic. Trump outlined a highly conventional U.S. Middle East policy focused on cooperation with traditional regional allies against Iran and terrorism. Even Trump’s Islam speech, which many feared would be a declaration of civilizational war,…

‘Underwraps’ Builds First Agency for Muslim, Modest Fashion Models – NBCNews.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

As a Muslim fashion model, Azizah Hosein’s career has some unique elements to it. During a recent fashion shoot for Nike, for example, a man who was on set ended up leaving to make her feel more comfortable. As part of her modeling contracts, Hosein stipulates that men don’t touch her or see her with her hair down during her shoots. She’s represented by Underwraps Agency, which creates the guidelines…

Apple MacBook UPDATE – Why this could be the WORST time EVER to buy a new MacBook – Express.co.uk

Monday, May 22, 2017

Apple is poised to refresh its entire MacBook line-up, sources have claimed. The Cupertino-based company is expected to unveil a bumper crop of new laptops at its annual developer conference. The World Wide Developers Conference, WWDC, hasn’t seen a new hardware launch for some four years, but sources speaking to Bloomberg believe that could be about to change. Sources speaking to the publication claim Apple will upgrade its razor-thin 12-inch…

Why Trump’s flight from Saudi Arabia to Israel is such a big deal – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

Air Force One, carrying President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, approaches Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv. (Abir Sultan/EPA) Early Monday, President Trump left Saudi Arabia and flew aboard Air Force One to Israel. It was a notable journey, and not just because it was part of Trump’s first foreign trip as the U.S. commander in chief: His flight has been widely described as the first direct one…

Can Michael Flynn refuse to turn over documents to Congress? Yes — but he risks jail. – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in February 2014 while Defense Intelligence Agency director. (Lauren Victoria Burke/AP) Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s reticence to testify before Congress about his behavior before and after the inauguration of Donald Trump was always obvious. His attorney indicated that Flynn would testify in exchange for immunity back in March — a ploy that seemed designed to muck up any…

Ford names James Hackett CEO as challenges mount – Reuters

Monday, May 22, 2017

WASHINGTON/DEARBORN, Mich. Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Monday named James Hackett, who heads its unit developing self-driving cars, as chief executive officer, responding to investors’ growing unease about the U.S. automaker’s stock price and prospects. Hackett, 62, a former CEO of furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc, will take the helm in a broader shake-up aimed at speeding up decision-making and improving operations. He replaces Mark Fields, 56, who spent less than…

Supreme Court strikes down NC districts as illegally based on race – The Hill

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina illegally packed black voters into two voting districts. In a 5-3 ruling, the justices affirmed the decision of a lower court. That ruling said North Carolina officials used race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines without a compelling reason when they created two districts — the 1st District and the 12th District — with majority-black voting-age populations. Both of those districts…

Trump’s first budget: Why attention must be paid to it – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

(Susan Walsh/AP) The Trump administration is delivering its first budget tomorrow. That raises at least two questions. First, we need to cut through the partisan noise and figure out what all these numbers are telling us about the administration’s priorities. Are the fiscal plans intended to make America great again or just to give rich Americans a big tax cut again? What do they cut and what do they leave…

Thief takes disabled children’s laptops in Wolverhampton – BBC News

Monday, May 22, 2017

Image copyright British Transport Police Image caption Police have released images of a man they would like to talk to Laptops that help two disabled children to communicate have been stolen from a railway station. The computers, which were in a carrier bag, were briefly left on the main concourse at Wolverhampton station. Police said the equipment had been specially built for the children and their family were distraught. British…

HP gives Envy laptops an edgier look, updates Spectre x2 with Kaby Lake CPUs – Ars Technica

Monday, May 22, 2017

reader comments 13 HP announced a slew of updates to its Envy laptop line today, in addition to a mildly revamped Spectre x2. Many of these changes focus on elevating overall design, but in a practical way that doesn’t impede the power and efficiency of each device. Slimmer bezels, bold edges, and USB Type-C abound, giving way to a more modern-looking Envy family and Spectre x2. Envy’s new edges Envy laptops and…

2017 Cannes Film Festival: Naomi Campbell Pulls Off Electric Fashion for Relief Event – WWD

Monday, May 22, 2017

CANNES, France — Naomi Campbell flexed her pulling power on Sunday night for her Fashion For Relief show, held in a hangar at the Mandelieu private jet charter airport in Cannes. Helicopters whirred overhead and planes roared along the runway as guests including Leonardo DiCaprio, Uma Thurman, Donatella Versace, Renzo Rosso, Dean and Dan Caten, and Peter Dundas flowed into the venue. The royal contingent included Queen Rania Al Abdullah of…

Could weed be the next frontier of fashion? – Digiday

Monday, May 22, 2017

Fashion has never been one to shy away from scenes considered edgy or fringe, which could make it the perfect partner for the growing cannabis industry. As the legalization of marijuana continues to spread — 25 states now allow medical marijuana, while seven states have recreational marijuana laws either implemented or underway — a handful of designers have started looking to weed culture for inspiration. Some, like Palm Angels and Sundae…