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Best Black Friday 2017 Laptop, Macbook and Chromebook deals … – The Independent

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Laptops are a versatile gift. Whether it’s for work or play, they’re suitable for all ages. And with Christmas looming, finding a Black Friday deal on the laptop can leave more money for stocking fillers – or a little extra in your back pocket. Luckily, there are likely to be a significant amount of them. Chromebooks could drop as low as £100, bargain basement laptops could hit £150, while known…

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

Tuesday, October 31, 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…

Three Macs declared obsolete/vintage as free ‘Staingate’ coverage … – 9to5Mac

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Apple has declared that three Macs are now obsolete or vintage, and that the company will no longer offer repair services or replacement parts for them. For legal reasons, the situation is different in Turkey and California, where some of the computers are instead labeled ‘vintage’ and will continue to be supported for a further two years … NordVPN The Macs concerned are: Mac mini (Mid 2011) – Vintage 21.5-inch…

Microsoft’s New Surface Pro With LTE Trumps The MacBook Pro – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Taking to the stage at the first day of Microsoft’s ‘Future Decoded’ event at the London ExCeL centre today, Microsoft’s ‎Corporate Vice President of Devices Panos Panay revealed the Surface Pro with LTE, targeting the mobile professional and the enterprise markets who are looking for alternatives to the MacBook Pro. The Surface Pro LTE was trailed at the launch of the Surface Pro earlier this year. The addition of 4G LTE…

Police Respond to Reports of Possible Shooting in Lower Manhattan – New York Times

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Photo New York City Police Officers respond to an incident along West Street in lower Manhattan. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times A suspect had been taken into custody after police officers in New York City responded on Tuesday afternoon to reports of a shooting or vehicle collision in Lower Manhattan, the authorities said. Initial reports said a van on the bike path had run down several people. At…

Hillary Clinton on the conservative media: ‘It appears they don’t know I’m not president’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hillary Clinton was nowhere near Washington the day charges against President Trump’s former campaign chairman were announced and news broke that a former Trump campaign volunteer had pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about meeting with Russian officials. She was in Chicago where she promoted her book (“I have a great chapter about Russia”), thought about her Halloween costume (“I think I will maybe come as the president”) and quipped about…

Tech Executives Are Testifying on Capitol Hill About Russian Election Interference – New York Times

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

But American intelligence agencies have concluded that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia tried to sway the election in favor of President Trump, beyond just posting disruptive content on social media. Russian operatives also hacked Democratic email accounts and released messages embarrassing to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and chairman of the subcommittee, asked Facebook to confirm a narrower point — that the pattern of…

South Korea and China move to normalize relations after THAAD dispute – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SEOUL — After a year of frosty diplomacy and economic pressure, South Korea and China announced Tuesday that they would put aside their differences out of a joint desire to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said the two countries will resume normal relations. “The two sides attach great importance to the Korea-China relationship,” a statement from the ministry said. In its own coordinated statement, China’s Foreign Ministry said…

GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling to retire after end of current term – The Hill

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

 House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb HensarlingThomas (Jeb) Heb HensarlingGOP chairman tells agencies to exclude info from FOIA requests Plans to swap bank regs for capital hikes could prove costly Four starting points for reforming Dodd-Frank MORE (R-Texas) announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of his term.“Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the U.S. Congress in 2018. Although service in Congress remains…

Austin American-Statesman put up for sale by Cox Media Group – Austin American-Statesman

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It’s not the first time Cox Enterprises, the privately held parent company of Cox Media Group, has put the Statesman up for sale. The company also did so in August 2008, then took the newspaper off the market in August 2009, saying it would remain part of the converged newspaper, TV, radio media company Cox was creating. 

Newspaper publisher finds bobcat in office bathroom – New York Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SAPULPA, Okla. — A small-town Oklahoma newspaper publisher found a startling front-page story practically in his newsroom: There was a hissing bobcat in the bathroom. Sapulpa Herald publisher Darren Sumner says the wild animal jumped at him one recent morning as he was heading into the restroom at his office in Sapulpa, a Tulsa suburb. Sumner shut the door and trapped the adult male cat inside until police and a…

Best Black Friday 2017 Laptop, Macbook and Chromebook deals – The Independent

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Laptops are a versatile gift. Whether it’s for work or play, they’re suitable for all ages. And with Christmas looming, finding a Black Friday deal on the laptop can leave more money for stocking fillers – or a little extra in your back pocket. Luckily, there are likely to be a significant amount of them. Chromebooks could drop as low as £100, bargain basement laptops could hit £150, while known…

Laptop thief targets woman at Starbucks in Alameda – East Bay Times

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

ALAMEDA —  A teenager stole a woman’s laptop while she visited a Starbucks on Friday afternoon, the latest in a string of laptop thefts at the coffee chain. The woman was sitting inside the Starbucks at 720 Atlantic Ave., when the teen grabbed her laptop just before 12 p.m. and ran out the door. He was last seen fleeing in the 700 block of Eagle Avenue, police said. The 27-year-old…

Why Microsoft Is So Good At Retaining Its Software Engineers – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

(Photo: VESA MOILANEN/AFP/Getty Images) Why do Microsoft software engineers tend to stay for a long time compared to other tech companies? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Bowen Li, former PM at Microsoft, on Quora: Why do Microsoft software engineers tend to stay for a long time compared to other tech companies?…

Basics with Beau: How Sean Cassidy is Providing Longstanding Fashion For Millennials – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Twenty years ago, Sean Cassidy opened a three-unit mens specialty store after having met Parisian designer Emile Lafaurie. Inspired by Emile’s authentic menswear, which encapsulated Sean’s interest, the latter proposed that he should be the sole distributer of the heritage brand within the United States. This fall, Sean Cassidy in conjunction with Emile Lafaurie have decided to unite once again to deliver another wave of essential French fashion to be injected in lower…

Manafort’s clothing tab: $1.3 million – Politico

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Paul Manafort’s love of fine clothes was highlighted after the FBI’s unannounced raid on his home last summer. | Win McNamee/Getty Images According to one November 2010 outlay to a Beverly Hills clothing store, Manafort spent $128,280. By DEREK ROBERTSON 10/30/2017 02:36 PM EDT Paul Manafort spent more than $1.3 million on clothing alone as part of the “lavish lifestyle” described in the indictment brought against him Monday by special…

Microsoft’s New Surface Pro With LTE Trumps The MacBook Pro – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Taking to the stage at the first day of Microsoft’s ‘Future Decoded’ event at the London ExCeL centre today, Microsoft’s ‎Corporate Vice President of Devices Panos Panay revealed the Surface Pro with LTE, targeting the mobile professional and the enterprise markets who are looking for alternatives to the MacBook Pro. The Surface Pro LTE was trailed at the launch of the Surface Pro earlier this year. The addition of 4G LTE…

The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Mueller’s shock-and-awe gambit – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve  Want to understand what’s happening in Donald Trump’s Washington? James Hohmann has you covered with the smartest, most comprehensive daily tipsheet out there. Get it in your inbox.  THE BIG IDEA: The ghost of Paul Manafort haunts the White House this Halloween. Since President Trump likes alliterative nicknames, maybe the special counsel’s should be Methodical Mueller. Unveiling the first batch of criminal allegations to come…

Spain awaits next move by ousted Catalan leader from Belgium – Reuters

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) – Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday accepted the snap election called by Spain’s central government when it took control of the region to block its push for independence. Puigdemont, speaking at a news conference in Brussels, also said he was not seeking asylum in Belgium after Spain’s state prosecutor recommended charges for rebellion and sedition be brought against him. He would return to Catalonia when given…