Blog

Prepare for the weirdest Election Day in history, after a candidate allegedly body-slams a reporter – Washington Post

Thursday, May 25, 2017

This article has been updated. In a few hours, polls open across the state of Montana for a special House election to replace Ryan Zinke, who was tapped by President Trump to serve as secretary of the interior. Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in that race, closed out his electoral push in a particularly unorthodox way, allegedly body-slamming Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to the ground after being asked about the…

DHS officials have met with Europeans over likely "laptop ban" on flights bound for US – CBS News

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Homeland Security (DHS) officials held a staff-level “technical meeting” Tuesday with European officials over the so-called “laptop ban” the U.S. is likely to institute soon, CBS News’ Andres Triay reports. According to DHS spokesman Dave Lapan, the meeting dealt with “information sharing” and “alignment of technical standards.”  A final decision has not been made, but what’s taking shape is an expanded ban that is “likely” to contain a “substantial increase…

Watch Panos Panay launch Microsoft’s new Surface Pro – The Verge

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Microsoft held a special event in China earlier this week to launch the company’s new Surface Pro hardware. While the software giant promised to live blog the event itself, Microsoft’s plans failed due to connectivity and the company didn’t live stream any video of the event either. Microsoft has now posted a 45-minute video of the main part of the launch event, featuring Surface chief Panos Panay. Panay spends some…

New MacBook Pro Leak Will Anger Everyone – Forbes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Apple’s annual developer conference kicks off next week, and we’re expecting updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, alongside hints of Apple’s future direction in hot-topic areas such as health, augmented reality, and standalone digital assistants in speakers. But WWDC looks to have another surprise in store. The anticipation is mounting for Apple to update the various MacBook product lines as part of the conference, and that could upset the…

Uninsured ranks still to grow by tens of millions under latest House health-care bill, CBO says – Washington Post

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) answers questions about health-care legislation on March 8. (Michael Reynolds/EPA) Health-care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday — only a million fewer than the estimate for the House’s previous bill. The nonpartisan agency’s finding, which drew immediate fire from Democrats, patient advocates, health industry…

Police Investigate ‘Network’ of Salman Abedi, Manchester Bomber – New York Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

We’re sorry, we are not able to log you in In order to access our website, your browser must accept cookies from NYTimes.com. More information on cookie settings » Log in here » Sign up here »

Sessions’ background check form omitted meetings with Russian – Politico

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jeff Sessions found himself in hot water this year after it was revealed he had met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak last year. | AP Photo By Josh Gerstein 05/24/2017 07:33 PM EDT Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not include two meetings with the Russian ambassador on a security clearance form submitted late last year, but his aides say the information was left out because the FBI indicated it…

Why Melania Trump wore a head covering in Rome but not in Saudi Arabia – Washington Post

Thursday, May 25, 2017

During the Trumps’ meeting with Pope Francis on Wednesday, first lady Melania Trump wore a long-sleeved Dolce and Gabbana black dress and a black veil, following a tradition of many first ladies before her to wear black when meeting the pope. The other women in attendance, including Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, wore similar dresses and veils. There was some confusion, however, over why the first lady wore a veil —…

Diane Ravitch: Betsy DeVos Is a Monster the Democrats Helped Create – AlterNet

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Photo Credit: YouTube Screengrab $9.2 billion—that’s the amount the Trump administration plans to slice from the Department of Education, according to its latest budget proposal. The carnage includes deep cuts to teacher training, mental health, school arts, anti-bullying initiatives and countless other services, as well as the elimination of Public Service Loan Forgiveness, which affects as many as 400,000 college graduates.  Manning the…

Fliers’ Electronics Get More Screening in 10-Airport Test – Bloomberg

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

U.S. airline travelers are facing more intense scrutiny of electronics at 10 domestic airports while the government also considers banning such devices on U.S.-bound flights from Europe. For the past year, passengers at selected screening lanes have been asked to send large electronics including tablets through X-ray screening separate from their carry-on bags, the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday in an emailed statement. The stepped up screening may be extended…

Nine Days With an Absurd $9000 Gaming Laptop – Gizmodo

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

All photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo There may exist inside of you a desire that burns white hot for the Acer Predator 21 X, but you will never buy this laptop. It is not for you, because if you want this laptop, you probably can’t afford it, and if you can afford it, you are probably old enough to not want to spend $9,000 on a laptop that weighs as much as…

The Vaio Z Mercedes-Benz special edition laptop makes a car noise when it boots up – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

“Vroom vroom” is a special sound only cars make, but now you can hear it every time your laptop boots up if you buy this new Mercedes-Benz special edition Vaio Z for the Japanese market. To make sure you grabbed the correct Vaio Z, the one that’s only for car lovers and makes car noises, there’s a picture of a car on the lid, a Mercedes logo on the trackpad,…

Watch Panos Panay launch Microsoft’s new Surface Pro – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Microsoft held a special event in China earlier this week to launch the company’s new Surface Pro hardware. While the software giant promised to live blog the event itself, Microsoft’s plans failed due to connectivity and the company didn’t live stream any video of the event either. Microsoft has now posted a 45-minute video of the main part of the launch event, featuring Surface chief Panos Panay. Panay spends some…

Microsoft now uses Git and GVFS to develop Windows – TechCrunch

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Microsoft today announced that virtually all of its engineers now use the Git version control system to develop its Windows operating system. The Windows Git repository includes about 3.5 million files that weigh in at about 300GB when you check them into Git. Git, however, wasn’t built for a project of this size, so Microsoft developed the Git Virtual File System to be able to get the benefits of using Git without having to…

Microsoft reportedly buys Israeli cybersecurity firm Hexadite – CNBC

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials…

Microsoft’s Netflix-Like Xbox Gaming Service Launches June 1 – Fortune

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: http://www.djindexes.com/mdsidx/html/tandc/indexestandcs.html. S&P Index data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Terms…

Is your Internet up to speed? New map tool will track places in NC that need better access – News & Observer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

North Carolina officials want to know whether your Internet is up to speed, and they’ve created a tool to help you report it. The state will be better able to identify and address places that lack reliable Internet service using a tool launched Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office. People can use this interactive mapping tool to report whether they have Internet access at home…

Salman Abedi, Manchester Bomber, Most Likely Had Help, Officials Say – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

We’re sorry, we are not able to log you in In order to access our website, your browser must accept cookies from NYTimes.com. More information on cookie settings » Log in here » Sign up here »

Trump’s budget cuts children’s health insurance program – CNN

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.