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Apple Now Selling Refurbished 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar – Mac Rumors

Friday, April 21, 2017

Apple has added the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, originally released in October 2016, to its refurbished store for the first time. The base model with a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Graphics 550 is available for $1,529 in the United States, reflecting savings of $270 off Apple’s regular price of $1,799. Available colors include both Silver and Space…

Expert: How young people like Elizabeth Thomas fall prey to predators – The Tennessean

Friday, April 21, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share VIDEOS: THE SEARCH FOR ELIZABETH THOMAS AND TAD CUMMINSSearch for Elizabeth Thomas Has Ended | 0:56 The search for a missing 15-year-old Tennessee girl ended Thursday after she was located in northern California, authorities said. Ayrika Whitney/USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee CLOSE x Embed x Share VIDEOS: THE SEARCH FOR ELIZABETH THOMAS AND TAD CUMMINSGriffin Barry recounts encounter with Tad Cummins | 2:30 Griffin Barry,…

Trump Says Paris Attack Will Have ‘Big Effect’ on French Election – New York Times

Friday, April 21, 2017

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DOJ Threatens To Pull Federal Law Enforcement Funds From ‘Sanctuary Cities’ – Huffington Post

Friday, April 21, 2017

The letters were authored by Alan R. Hanson, the acting assistant attorney general in charge of the Office of Justice Programs, which distributes Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant grants that support local law enforcement. They request that the jurisdictions validate that they are in compliance with a federal law stating that “a Federal, State, or local government entity of official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity…

Judge rules to preserve Hernandez evidence – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A judge on Friday ordered key evidence in the prison suicide of Aaron Hernandez preserved, granting a request from the ex-NFL star’s fiancee so the family can investigate the circumstances of his death. Bristol Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire’s ruling includes video recordings of Hernandez’s cell for the eight hours before he was found hanged, records of where…

Trump’s next big idea on health care – Politico

Friday, April 21, 2017

With health care reform back on the table—and possibly up for a House vote next week—the nation’s attention is turning back to just what President Donald Trump’s long-term plan for fixing health care is. The president has promised a three-phase rollout in which the GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is only the first step. One of the next steps, which he promises will reduce costs and give…

HP’s new Zbook laptops crushes Apple’s ancient Mac Pro on features – PCWorld

Friday, April 21, 2017

Apple’s Mac Pro has been ignored for so long that even Windows 10 mobile workstations are catching up on features and performance. Take HP’s latest Zbook laptop workstations, which were announced on Friday. These heavy built laptops—which is why they are called mobile workstations—have comparable memory and storage capacity technology to the Mac Pro, but excel in other areas. The laptops feature Thunderbolt 3 ports, DDR4 memory, Intel’s latest Kaby Lake-based…

Microsoft’s ARM-powered laptops won’t arrive until Q4 – The Verge

Friday, April 21, 2017

Microsoft first announced its plans to bring Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors last year. The software giant is planning to allow partners to build laptop devices first, with a version of Windows 10 that will support ARM chips directly by including an emulator in the operating system. Devices will be able to run traditional desktop applications like Chrome or Photoshop, and they’ll be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835…

See Tad Cummins’ arrest affidavit: New details released since Elizabeth Thomas found safe – AL.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

The details were made public in a federal arrest affidavit filed by Jonathan Hardison, a Columbia, Tennessee police officer who serves on an FBI task force. The arrest affidavit was released in federal court records after Cummins was apprehended and Thomas was found safe in northern California on Thursday. The new details include information about how the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found out the two were in Oklahoma City on…

Trump predicts deadly Paris shooting will have ‘big effect’ on key French election – Washington Post

Friday, April 21, 2017

PARIS — A deadly shootout on Paris’s best-known boulevard darkened the final day of campaigning Friday in France’s pivotal presidential election, as President Trump predicted that the attack would help shape the outcome of voting Sunday. Trump did not elaborate on how the latest apparent Islamist-linked violence could sway the vote, but far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has raised many of the same anti-immigrant and security issues that were pushed…

Microsoft’s ARM-powered laptops won’t arrive until Q4 – The Verge

Friday, April 21, 2017

Microsoft first announced its plans to bring Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors last year. The software giant is planning to allow partners to build laptop devices first, with a version of Windows 10 that will support ARM chips directly by including an emulator in the operating system. Devices will be able to run traditional desktop applications like Chrome or Photoshop, and they’ll be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835…

Leaked document shows Microsoft is about to take on Chromebooks – The Verge

Friday, April 21, 2017

Microsoft is expected to unveil its Windows 10 Cloud operating system next month at a special software and hardware event in New York City. The software giant is likely launching its own hardware with a special version of Windows 10, which could debut as Windows 10 S or Windows 10 Cloud. While we’ll have to wait for May 2nd to see exactly what Microsoft is planning, some hardware specs point…

Microsoft Says it Will Simplify Windows Updates into Two Per Year – Fortune

Friday, April 21, 2017

A few weeks after shipping the “Creators Update” version of Windows 10 Microsoft says it will simplify future updates to the Windows operating system so customers can expect two per year. Those updates will occur every September and March, according to a Microsoft blog post by Bernardo Caldas, general manager of Windows commercial marketing. The two-per-year rule and timing will also apply to the Office 365 application bundle—well, at least…

Married man sends hijack hoax email to avoid trip with girlfriend – CNN

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Acadian: predicting markets with Microsoft’s Bing – Financial News (subscription)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Early in March, the quantitative fund manager Acadian Asset Management announced a partnership with Microsoft, aimed at using data gleaned from its Bing search engine to make better market predictions. The two firms began an “exploratory phase” of their collaboration in February, and expect it to be complete in a few months’ time….

The Latest: Le Pen calls for restoration of France’s borders – Washington Post

Friday, April 21, 2017

PARIS — A deadly shootout on the Champs Elysees, Paris’s most famous avenue, darkened the final day of campaigning in France’s pivotal presidential election on Friday, stoking fears of terrorist violence and causing candidates to suspend last-minute pitches before the Sunday vote. As the 11 candidates were speaking in a televised debate event before a reported audience of millions Thursday night, a gunman opened fire with a Kalashnikov assault rifle…

Drunk user blow-dried laptop after dog lifted its leg over the keyboard – The Register

Friday, April 21, 2017

On-Call Welcome again to On-Call, our Friday re-telling of readers unforgettable on-the-job experiences. This week, meet “Jim” who once had a manager show up in the IT department and ask for a discreet chat in the colleague’s office. When Jim arrived the manager “pushed his laptop bag towards me, whilst giving the bag the kind of look reserved for unexploded bombs.” Jim quickly recognised there was a story behind this…

Are £1000 gaming laptops any good? Our video guide reveals all – TrustedReviews

Friday, April 21, 2017

The latest breed of mid-range gaming laptops look very attractive, but are they actually good value for money? Computing Editor Michael Passingham joins Tom Honeyands to reveal the pros and cons of £1000 gaming laptops in this video guide. Gaming laptops got a massive boost in 2016, when Nvidia announced that its laptop graphics chips would be specified identically to their desktop counterparts. For the first time, it’d be easy…

Microsoft’s ARM-powered laptops won’t arrive until Q4 – The Verge

Friday, April 21, 2017

Microsoft first announced its plans to bring Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors last year. The software giant is planning to allow partners to build laptop devices first, with a version of Windows 10 that will support ARM chips directly by including an emulator in the operating system. Devices will be able to run traditional desktop applications like Chrome or Photoshop, and they’ll be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835…

Apple’s Mac Pro gets crushed on features by new HP Zbook laptops – PCWorld

Friday, April 21, 2017

Apple’s Mac Pro has been ignored for so long that even Windows 10 mobile workstations are catching up on features and performance. Take HP’s latest Zbook laptop workstations , which were announced on Friday. These heavy built laptops — which is why they are called mobile workstations — have comparable memory and storage capacity technology to the Mac Pro, but excel in other areas. The laptops feature Thunderbolt 3 ports, DDR4…