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Where it’s at: Colorado newspaper media – Craig Daily Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

For years, I have heard that newspapers are dying. My retort: “Newspapers are not dying. They’re changing.” A recent media survey proves that point. The study — conducted by Pulse Research in June 2017 — shows that newspaper media readership in Colorado is not fading out of existence, but in fact, Colorado has one of the strongest newspaper followings in the nation. For example, 72 percent of Colorado residents…

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School … – NPR

Friday, August 18, 2017

It was the year 2000 and Maine’s governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. “Go into history class and the teacher says, ‘Open your computer. We’re going to go to rome.com and we’re going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real…

Google awarded patent on crazy 2-in-1 laptop design – Android Central

Friday, August 18, 2017

Google patents a wild looking design that may show up in its next laptop. Back before it became a line of phones, the Chromebook Pixel line was known for setting an example of what a high end Chromebook would look like. The first model had a unique 3:2 aspect ratio, a high-resolution screen and an optional LTE model. That line culminated in the Pixel C, an Android convertible tablet. Since…

What to do when your laptop’s touchpad stops working – PCWorld

Friday, August 18, 2017

When your laptop’s touchpad stops responding to your fingers, you’ve got a problem. Have you ever tried to use a Windows PC without a mouse, touchpad, or other pointing device? It’s all but impossible.  If the problem just started, reboot your computer and see if that fixes it. (Yes, I know that’s painfully obvious, but we all sometimes overlook the obvious.) If that doesn’t work, try these solutions. First, make sure…

Best bags for tech: Carry your laptops and tablets in style – Pocket-lint.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

It feels like the summer holidays have just begun, but we’re now comfortably into the final few weeks, which means it’s time to shop for a new bag for your everyday carry. Even if you’re not in school or university, chances are, you’ll need a bag for something. Whether you like to carry your iPad or laptop on a commute, or you’re a digital nomad who needs to carry as…

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Zip Laptop Brief From WaterField Designs – Mac Rumors

Friday, August 18, 2017

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with WaterField Designs to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Zip Laptop Brief, which is one of WaterField Designs’ newest products. Like all WaterField Designs bags, the Zip Brief is carefully constructed right in San Francisco in small batches. It’s available in four color combinations and made from either a ballistic nylon or waxed canvas, both of which are high-quality, durable,…

China launches cyber-court to handle internet-related disputes – The Verge

Friday, August 18, 2017

China’s new cyber-court in the city of Hangzhou will start hearing cases today that exclusively deal with e-commerce and internet-related cases, according to China Law Blog. The court will have the ability to handle all aspects of a case online from beginning to end. The court will accept filings electronically and try cases via live stream for the following areas of dispute: contract disputes arising from online shopping, product liability…

Taylor Swift Deletes Social Posts, Sends Internet Into Collective Tizzy – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Taylor Swift performs in February 2017. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DIRECTV) When you’re the biggest star on the planet, you don’t have to say a word to get millions of fans talking. Taylor Swift proved that today when she deleted social posts and profile images across Instagram (where she has 102 million followers), Twitter (85.4 million) and Facebook (75 million). Both TaylorSwift.com and Swift’s Tumblr pages have been removed and…

Trump gets rid of Stephen Bannon, a top proponent of his nationalist agenda – Washington Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

President Trump on Friday dismissed his embattled chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general election victory and the champion of his nationalist impulses, in a major White House shake-up that follows a week of racial unrest. With his presidency floundering and his legislative agenda in shambles, administration officials said Trump’s empowered new chief of staff, John F. Kelly, moved to fire Bannon in an effort to…

Meet Pamela Kieck, OnMilwaukee’s fabulous new fashion columnist – OnMilwaukee.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

Published Aug. 17, 2017 at 6:06 p.m. Hello, my fellow Milwaukeeans! My name is Pamela Kieck, and I’m so excited to be joining the OnMilwaukee team as a fashion columnist. It has always been a dream of mine to have my own column ever since I spent my weekends binge watching “Sex in the City” in college, so this is totally dream come true. A little about myself –…

Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and more – TechCrunch

Friday, August 18, 2017

VIDA, an e-commerce startup that allows artists to upload their designs to be printed on real-world materials – like fabric, leather, metal and more – which are then sold as unique products, has grown its community of artists to over 100,000 members since its launch a few years ago. The company is now participating in startup accelerator Y Combinator, following its recent collaborations with big names, including Cher, Steve Madden,…

Neo-Nazis Expose the Internet’s Big Weakness – Bloomberg

Friday, August 18, 2017

An obscure internet executive’s decision to shut down a neo-Nazi website has rightly sparked a debate about how to govern the global computer network. On a technical level, though, it also demonstrates how vulnerable this supposedly resilient mode of communication has become. The Daily Stormer, which spreads neo-Nazi propaganda using cartoon frogs and anime avatars, was far from the most beloved page on the web. The site had already relocated…

Why Consumer Reports is wrong about Microsoft’s Surface products – Mashable

Friday, August 18, 2017

Yes, I’m that guy. I’m the one who sits on the train using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and who takes it to the front row of exclusive Apple press events while balancing its unconventional kickstand on my lap. I’ve been this guy for three years, and it’s not because someone dared me to use a Microsoft laptop. Nope. I chose this life. I chose this product. Now, following Consumer…

‘The Daily': The Alt-Right and the Internet – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

• Tech platforms like Google, Airbnb and PayPal are battling with far-right activists, who accuse the companies of censoring their ideas. • Two women in the middle of the violence in Charlottesville have filed a lawsuit against more than two dozen white nationalists and groups that organized the march. Tune in, and tell us what you think. Email us at thedaily@nytimes.com. Tweet me at @mikiebarb. And if you’re interested in…

“Bing is bigger than you think,” Microsoft boasts, at 33% of US searches – Ars Technica

Friday, August 18, 2017

reader comments 149 Bing is bigger than you think! #SEM #PPC #bingadswebcast pic.twitter.com/fFtEDvM634 — Bing Ads (@BingAds) August 17, 2017 We’ve known from Microsoft’s financial reports that Bing has been growing. The search engine became profitable in the third calendar quarter of 2015, and Microsoft says it has continued to grow both the market share and revenue-per-search since then. But how big is Bing? Via OnMSFT, Microsoft tweeted yesterday that…

Text of James Murdoch’s Email Condemning Trump’s Response to Charlottesville – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

Photo James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox, in April in New York. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The following is the text of an email that was sent Thursday by James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox and the son of Rupert Murdoch, a frequent ally of President Trump’s. The email was confirmed as authentic by a spokesman for his…

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program – NPR

Friday, August 18, 2017

It was the year 2000 and Maine’s governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. “Go into history class and the teacher says, ‘Open your computer. We’re going to go to rome.com and we’re going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real…

Spanish probe points to wider network in attacks; American among dead – Washington Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

BARCELONA — Spanish police expanded their hunt Friday for a man who swerved his van onto Barcelona’s Las Ramblas promenade, as evidence of a wider web of plotters took shape after the worst terrorist attack on Spain in more than a decade. Investigators were still untangling the chain of events. But they believe at least eight people plotted Thursday’s Barcelona attack and another one south of the city early Friday, which evinced a level…

Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mr. Bannon’s many critics bore down after the violence in Charlottesville. Outraged over Mr. Trump’s insistence that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally, leaving one woman dead, human rights activists demanded that the president fire so-called nationalists working in the West Wing. That group of hard-right populists in the White House is led by Mr. Bannon. On Tuesday at Trump Tower…