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Facebook, Google and Twitter testified on Capitol Hill. Here’s what they said. – Washington Post

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Lawyers from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon amid mounting political pressure to fully investigate Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and reveal publicly what they find. It is a rare moment in the political spotlight for companies that, despite large lobbying teams in Washington, generally seek to avoid such public and potentially unpredictable confrontations. A growing number of lawmakers have expressed concern…

Virginia tests a likely 2018 election strategy: Racially fraught appeals – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Virginia has been swamped by fearful images as Tuesday’s state elections near: heavily tattooed and handcuffed Latinos staring balefully at the television camera, a mug shot of a convicted pedophile set loose on the state. Versions of those ads may be headed to other states in the 2018 elections, as Republicans seek to maximize the turnout of the burgeoning Trump wing of the party with themes known to appeal to…

Dealmaster: Get a Dell laptop with a Core i5 chip for $550 | Ars … – Ars Technica

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

reader comments 3 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have a new round of deals to share. Today’s list is particularly heavy on laptop and TV deals, including a Dell Inspiron 14 with a Core i5 (7th-gen) chip and Nvidia GeForce GPU slashed down to $550. You can take a peek at the full selection below. Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through…

AMD’s Mobile Ryzen Laptops Will Start Appearing From December – Kotaku Australia

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Image: Kotaku/Alex Walker It’s been a good year for PC tech, and an especially good year for AMD’s desktop CPUs. But while Ryzen has picked up plenty of steam, we’re yet to see any competition from AMD in gaming laptops as of yet. Fortunately, they’re coming.

Surface Pro LTE Advanced Laptop Shipping in December – Redmondmag.com

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

News Surface Pro LTE Advanced Laptop Shipping in December By Kurt Mackie 10/31/2017 Microsoft’s coming Surface Pro laptop with Long Term Evolution (LTE) Advanced connectivity will ship in “December 2017,” the company announced today. LTE Advanced is a 4G wireless technology that uses multiple antennas to improve the bit rate of Internet connections. Theoretical peak data…

FAA urging UN to ban laptops from check baggage on international … – WNCN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Laptops and tablets are becoming a big worry for the Federal Aviation Administration. So much so, the agency wants them banned from being stored in the cargo holds of international flights. The FAA fears they’ll explode and start a fire that will bring down an aircraft. As a result, The FAA and is now urging the United Nations to enact that ban in the next two…

Microsoft is working on AI chips across its different devices, top exec says – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Microsoft 365 for small and medium businesses is now generally available – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Microsoft 365 lets businesses subscribe to a bundle with Office 365, Windows 10 and the company’s mobile device management tools. The early focus for this program was enterprises, but a few months ago, the company also launched a preview version of Microsoft 365 for small and medium businesses. Today, Microsoft 365 Business is coming out of beta and is now generally available to customers. Also coming out of beta are…

Fashion went to the movies – and took them over: archive, 1997 – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

There is a scene at the beginning of John Woo’s spectacular new film Face/Off in which Nicolas Cage strides down a runway. His eyes are covered in designer shades, his long black frock coat is blowing in the breeze. His boots gleam and the wind flicks around the elegant hemline of his jacket. We haven’t quite worked out who he is. We don’t know where he’s going. We don’t know…

Note found in truck claims Manhattan attack done for ISIS, source says – CNN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Putin, exposed, may become more dangerous – Washington Post

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Has there ever been a covert action that backfired as disastrously as Russia’s attempt to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign? Granted, we know all the reasons Moscow is gloating: Donald Trump is president; America is divided and confused; Russia’s propagandization of “fake news” is now repeated by people around the world as evidence that nothing is believable and all information is (as in Russia) manipulated and mendacious. But…

Tech Executives Are Contrite About Election Meddling, but Make Few Promises on Capitol Hill – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Since then, the company has scrambled to appease lawmakers by promising to hire more than 1,000 people to manually review political ad purchases and to make the funding of those ads public. “The foreign interference we saw was reprehensible,” Colin Stretch, Facebook’s general counsel, told senators. The companies also acknowledged they were struggling to keep up with the threat of foreign interference. Photo Senators Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, and…

Man takes teacher hostage, barricades self inside classroom at elementary school – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A parent has taken a teacher hostage and is barricaded inside Castle View Elementary School in Riverside, triggering an hours-long standoff that continued Tuesday evening as negotiators tried to get him to surrender. Authorities have had limited contact with the man since he arrived on campus shortly before 11:15 a.m. and forced his way past staff in the main office, Riverside Unified spokesman Justin Grayson said. It’s unclear if the…

Actually, John Kelly, the failed ‘compromise’ to avoid Civil War would have enshrined slavery – Washington Post

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, whose boss is well known for unique opinions about the Civil War, introduced his own hypothesis to the world last night when he blamed the war on “the lack of an ability to compromise.” The Washington Post has already written about what historians think of Kelly’s thoughts, their assessments ranging from “dangerous” to “kind of depressing.” But the truth is, the panicky months before the Civil War were…

Cox Media Group To Sell Its Daily Newspapers In Texas And Florida – Forbes

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Shutterstock Cox Media Group this morning announced plans to sell the Austin American-Statesman and related community newspapers in Texas. The company also will sell its daily newspapers in Florida, The Palm Beach Post and The Palm Beach Daily News. Kim Guthrie, president of Cox Media, said in a statement that the company’s “strategic business focus is changing.” The company made the decision that it will focus on its newspapers in…

‘Hyphens are important!’ Newspaper implies something VERY dirty after a glaring grammatical error dramatically … – Daily Mail

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A newspaper’s editorial team learned the importance of proofreading the hard way when a simple grammatical error turned an innocent headline into a very naughty innuendo.  While printing a story about high schoolers visiting local businesses for job opportunities over the weekend, The Pratt Tribune, a tri-weekly newspaper out of Pratt, Kansas, used the cringe-worthy headline, ‘Students get first hand job experience.’ Firsthand should be written as one word or hyphenated,…

New England Newspapers CFO Frank McKenna dies; he was 65 – Brattleboro Reformer

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

PITTSFIELD, MASS. — Francis J. “Frank” McKenna, who served for 14 years as the chief financial officer of New England Newspapers Inc., was remembered Monday as a devoted numbers guy with a dry wit and a talent for the drums. McKenna, a Dalton resident, died Saturday at Berkshire Medical Center following a short illness. He was 65. A native of Newark, N.J., McKenna spent the majority of his professional life…

Alan Dershowitz: Why is a Jewish-American newspaper defending an anti-Semitic cartoon? – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

When the official newspaper of the University of California, Berkeley published a color caricature of me as a spider-like creature with one leg stomping on a Palestinian child and another holding an Israel Defense Forces soldier spilling the blood of an unarmed Palestinian, there was universal condemnation of what was widely seen as a throwback to the anti-Semitic imagery of the Nazi era. The chancellor of the school condemned the…

Jim Henderson honored with Distinguished Sports Journalism award – FOX 8 News WVUE-TV

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

(WVUE) - James Harmon Henderson has been talking sports in New Orleans, in his own way, for nearly 40-years now. Since he arrived on the scene in 1978, the sports landscape has changed, but how he eloquently spoke about it hasn’t. For all of the English teachers out there that cringed when they heard the ‘other’ sportscaster’s struggle with the English language, Jim’s arrival in Southeast Louisiana was music to…

Dealmaster: Get a Dell laptop with a Core i5 chip for $550 – Ars Technica

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

reader comments 0 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have a new round of deals to share. Today’s list is particularly heavy on laptop and TV deals, including a Dell Inspiron 14 with a Core i5 (7th-gen) chip and Nvidia GeForce GPU slashed down to $550. You can take a peek at the full selection below. Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through…