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Carry your computer everywhere? LG’s new light laptop was made for you – USA TODAY

Friday, May 05, 2017

LG Gram 13 (2017) Laptop Review (Photo: Reviewed.com) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. It’s been while since you had to buy a thick, heavy laptop. Unless you need gobs of power…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop has a filthy secret – BGR

Friday, May 05, 2017

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop — ugh, that name — is one of the more interesting device announcements we’ve seen so far in 2017. It’s a mid-range notebook with a stripped-down operating system designed with simplicity in mind, and carries a not-quite-budget price of $999. It also happens to have an interior adorned with fabric. How luxurious! Unfortunately for Microsoft, there’s a really, really good reason why fabric and electronics don’t usually…

Bumps ahead for ‘Obamacare’ repeal as Americans air worries – Washington Post

Friday, May 05, 2017

Democrats and health groups charted out their next moves to protect the Affordable Care Act and turn up the pressure on Republicans, who are defending their health-care overhaul legislation they barely managed to heave across the finish line in the House on Thursday. President Trump, who had hosted House members at the White House to congratulate themselves on passing the embattled bill, insisted Friday morning it will ultimately improve the…

18 frat members, fraternity charged in Penn State student’s death – Chicago Tribune

Friday, May 05, 2017

A Penn State University fraternity pledge had toxic levels of alcohol in his body and was badly injured in a series of falls, authorities said Friday in announcing criminal charges for his death against 18 members of the organization and the fraternity itself. Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said a grand jury investigation, greatly aided by security camera footage from the Beta Theta Pi chapter house, found that…

White House fires its chief usher — the first woman in that job – Washington Post

Friday, May 05, 2017

The White House has fired its chief usher, Angella Reid, the first woman and second African American to hold the position. When the White House residence staff arrived at work Friday morning, they were told that Reid was no longer employed, according to someone with knowledge of the dismissal. A White House official confirmed that Reid is no longer working at the White House. “We are very grateful for her service…

Senate Committee Asks Carter Page to Reveal Russian Contacts – NBCNews.com

Friday, May 05, 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked former Trump adviser Carter Page to provide a list of his contacts with Russian officials and turn over any emails or other communications with Russians, according to a letter Page provided to NBC News. The New York Times is reporting that similar letters were sent to former Trump advisers Roger Stone, Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort. Committee officials declined to confirm or deny that…

As bitter French campaign ends, candidates get in last shots – Washington Post

Friday, May 05, 2017

PARIS — Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Friday she believes she can pull off a surprise victory in France’s high-stakes runoff election Sunday, while centrist front-runner Emmanuel Macron accused of her of exploiting voter fears. In an interview with The Associated Press in the final hours of a hostile, topsy-turvy campaign, Le Pen said that win or lose, “we changed everything.” She claimed an “ideological victory” for her…

US allies go their own way on in-flight laptop ban ordered by White House – ABC News

Friday, May 05, 2017

A month and a half after the United States announced it would ban large electronics from the cabins of certain passenger flights originating in the Middle East, the uneven measures enacted by its closest allies in response have raised questions about the Trump administration’s decision to take such severe action. While the United Kingdom quickly followed suit in prohibiting passengers from carrying laptops and other devices on flights from specific…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop has a filthy secret – BGR

Friday, May 05, 2017

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop — ugh, that name — is one of the more interesting device announcements we’ve seen so far in 2017. It’s a mid-range notebook with a stripped-down operating system designed with simplicity in mind, and carries a not-quite-budget price of $999. It also happens to have an interior adorned with fabric. How luxurious! Unfortunately for Microsoft, there’s a really, really good reason why fabric and electronics don’t usually…

Carry your computer everywhere? LG’s new light laptop was made for you – USA TODAY

Friday, May 05, 2017

LG Gram 13 (2017) Laptop Review (Photo: Reviewed.com) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. It’s been while since you had to buy a thick, heavy laptop. Unless you need gobs of power…

I’m 81 and living on a state pension. Which 15.6in laptop should I buy? – The Guardian

Friday, May 05, 2017

I am looking to change my laptop, which is about five years old. It’s an HP Pavilion g6-1d46dx running Windows Home Premium. Would you recommend one that is not too expensive? As I am 81 years young, I have to live on a government pension. Maere The HP Pavilion g6-1d46dx was a decent mainstream laptop in its day, and you could replace it with something very similar. There have been…

The right way to clean and disinfect your laptop – Windows Central

Friday, May 05, 2017

Your laptop goes everywhere you go, so naturally it can get a little gross. Here’s how to make your notebook PC a little less … grimy. Eating while typing is a bad habit. Every little food particle your don’t wipe off your fingers tends to end up on the keyboard, and then they’re cycled inside through to the actual innards of the laptop chassis. Such is the life of an…

Microsoft will ‘show the world what’s next’ at May 23rd event in Shanghai – The Verge

Friday, May 05, 2017

Microsoft is holding an event this month, the company announced tonight, at which it says it will “show the world what’s next.” The event will take place in Shanghai on May 23rd, but Microsoft didn’t specify either the precise location of the event or exactly what it will be showing. The company did tell The Verge to expect new hardware, however. There are some additional clues to that new hardware…

FCC Chief Makes Case For Tackling Net Neutrality Violations ‘After The Fact’ – NPR

Friday, May 05, 2017

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has started the process to roll back Obama-era regulations for Internet service providers. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption toggle caption Emily Bogle/NPR Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has started the process to roll back Obama-era regulations for Internet service providers. Emily Bogle/NPR The Federal Communications Commission will vote on May 18 to formally begin the process of loosening regulations that enforce the so-called net…

Microsoft HoloLens could help surgeons operate on your spine – The Verge

Friday, May 05, 2017

With all of Snapchat and Facebook’s recent talk of mixed and augmented reality, it’s easy to forget that the tech has been used for industrial, military, and medical work for decades. One recent, pretty cool example comes from surgical tech company Scopis, which just launched a Microsoft HoloLens program for spine surgery. You can watch the video above, but essentially, it provides a hands-free display and an overlay that indicates…

GOP Cheers a Big Victory. But Has It Stirred a ‘Hornet’s Nest’? – New York Times

Friday, May 05, 2017

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US Job Growth Bounces Back; Unemployment at 10-Year Low – New York Times

Friday, May 05, 2017

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North Korea Accuses US and South Korea of Plotting to Kill Kim Jong-un – New York Times

Friday, May 05, 2017

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Trump’s forbidden love: Single-payer health care – Washington Post

Friday, May 05, 2017

President Trump claimed a victory Thursday after the House approved a more free-market approach to health care. Then he capped it off by praising a country with government-run, universal health care. Alongside Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at an event in New York, Trump reflected on what the House had just done. He took the occasion to bash Obamacare as being terrible, and then he turned to Turnbull. “We have…

Yeager Airport Crash: Two Killed When Cargo Plane Hits Hillside in West Virginia – NBCNews.com

Friday, May 05, 2017

Two people were killed when a cargo plane veered off an airport runway Friday morning and crashed into the hillside in Charleston, West Virginia, authorities said. Preliminary reports suggest the twin-engine turboprop — identified as a Short 330 — made a hard landing with one of the wings striking the runway at Yeager Airport and causing the plane to cartwheel. “The aircraft hit the runway before the runway actually began,”…