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London Fire Death Toll Rises to 17; Government Is Criticized – New York Times

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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What should I consider when buying a laptop for university? – The Guardian

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Our granddaughter is off to university this year and we will be buying her a laptop. We will discuss this with her, but some advice from you would be welcome. Mike and Joan This is a common question every summer, so a broad reply might help a few people. There are lots of things to consider, including course requirements, the usage scenario (portability, ergonomics etc), the user’s previous experience, support…

Review: Microsoft’s First Laptop Is Beautiful, But Has One (Fixable) Flaw – TIME

Thursday, June 15, 2017

When Microsoft debuted its first Surface device in 2012, it was pitched as the tablet that could replace your laptop. But Windows fans have been dying for the software giant to release a full-blown laptop for years. The Surface Laptop, starting at $999 and launching on Thursday, is that device. Microsoft dipped its toes into the notebook space with 2015’s Surface Book, but it was still a tablet hybrid. The…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and Pro are now available worldwide – Engadget

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The bad news is that only the base Core i5 version is available today — the Core i7 variant won’t be coming out until this summer. Also, only the US gets all four colors on launch date, while everyone else will have to make do with the platinum version for now. Microsoft will release Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, HK,…

Review: Microsoft’s First Laptop Is Beautiful, But Has One (Fixable) Flaw – TIME

Thursday, June 15, 2017

When Microsoft debuted its first Surface device in 2012, it was pitched as the tablet that could replace your laptop. But Windows fans have been dying for the software giant to release a full-blown laptop for years. The Surface Laptop, starting at $999 and launching on Thursday, is that device. Microsoft dipped its toes into the notebook space with 2015’s Surface Book, but it was still a tablet hybrid. The…

Mini-review: How much faster have high-end iMacs gotten in the last 5 years? – Ars Technica

Thursday, June 15, 2017

reader comments 61 Apple seems committed to the Mac Pro and iMac Pro for now, but the company says that its most popular desktops with pro users remains the 27-inch iMac. Unlike phones and tablets, which can still post big performance gains from year to year, desktops age more slowly and gracefully. A typical replacement cycle in many businesses and schools is three or four years, and, as long as…

Mueller Seeks to Talk to Intelligence Officials, Hinting at Inquiry of Trump – New York Times

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Lawmaker Steve Scalise is critically injured in GOP baseball shooting; gunman James T. Hodgkinson is killed by police – Washington Post

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A man angry with President Trump unleashed a barrage of gunfire Wednesday morning at Republican members of Congress as they held a baseball practice at a park in Alexandria, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others in a frenzied scene that included a long gun battle with police. The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old unemployed home inspector from southern Illinois, died after the shootout. Two Capitol Police…

London fire: Crews work through night at tower block – BBC News

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Media captionMany witnesses have been talking about how they escaped Firefighters have worked through the night to dampen the deadly fire at a west London block of flats that killed 12 people and left many more missing. Flames could still be seen inside the tower block as crews used lights to search the building floor by floor. Sixty-five people were rescued after fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in north Kensington…

Megafight principals all agree closing Mayweather-McGregor deal came off smoothly – ESPN

Thursday, June 15, 2017

1:10 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight, which many think could approach the $600 million-plus revenue record set by Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao in 2015, actually was not that difficult to make once the talks turned serious. That was the assertion from Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, UFC president Dana White and Stephen Espinoza, head of Showtime Sports, which will produce and distribute…

The Latest: Police identify UPS drivers killed by co-worker – Washington Post

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on a shooting at a UPS warehouse in San Francisco (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Officials have identified the three men killed after a UPS driver opened fire during a meeting at company warehouse in San Francisco. San Francisco’s chief medical examiner identified the victims as 50-year-old Benson Louie and 56-year-old Wayne Chan, both of San Francisco; and 46-year-old Michael Lefiti, of Hercules. Police say…

Review: Microsoft’s First Laptop Is Beautiful, But Has One (Fixable) Flaw – TIME

Thursday, June 15, 2017

When Microsoft debuted its first Surface device in 2012, it was pitched as the tablet that could replace your laptop. But Windows fans have been dying for the software giant to release a full-blown laptop for years. The Surface Laptop, starting at $999 and launching on Thursday, is that device. Microsoft dipped its toes into the notebook space with 2015’s Surface Book, but it was still a tablet hybrid. The…

The U.S. Will Expand The Laptop Ban To 71 More International … – Jalopnik

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Photo credit: John Moore/Getty Images Maybe, just maybe, the U.S. government found its compassionate side and decided to think about our on-flight sanity before enforcing a sweeping laptop ban on incoming flights from other countries. According to reports, the U.S. could back off if international airports beef up security screening. Talks of electronics bans on incoming flights into the U.S. have been going on for several months now, sparked by…

Origin PC’s Slimmest Laptop Just Got a Serious Max-Q Boost – Laptop Mag

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES – While I definitely love a big ole hulking gaming laptop, thin and lights have a place in my heart as well. And if notebooks like the new Origin PC Eon15-S have their way, they will earn even more of my attention. The latest version of the high-performance iteration of the Eon15-S will be available very soon, starting at around $1,600. That’s compared to $2,073 for the previous model. I…

Community Presents: Recommend Me a Laptop – Tom’s Guide

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Struggling to find the perfect laptop? Get expert advice and guidance in real-time with ‘Recommend Me A Laptop’, hosted by the Tom’s Guide Community Staff. Our special guest this week is Andrew Freedman, one of our writers at Tom’s Guide. Andrew joined the Tom’s Guide team in 2015, reviewing computers and keeping up with the latest news. He holds an M.S. in Journalism (Digital Media) from Columbia University.  His previous…

Surface Laptop: A trip on the Windows 10 S express you’ll end quickly – ZDNet

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Microsoft has been busy building out its Surface family of devices in recent times, and the latest addition is the Surface Laptop. While it is easy to see the use cases that Microsoft imagines for each of its devices, the Surface Laptop is more the budget all-rounder of the family; although the Surface Book is the actual all-rounder of the lineup, it is hardly cheap. But just when you thought…

Firefox hogs less memory and gets a speed bump in its latest update – The Verge

Thursday, June 15, 2017

In an attempt to even the playing field with competitors, Mozilla Firefox stepped up its game Tuesday by releasing an update that will increase browser speeds and cut down on memory usage. Firefox 54 has opened up its upper limit of processes from one to four, although users can customize it to be more by entering “about:config” in the address bar and adjusting the settings themselves. This new version of…

Sorry humans, Microsoft’s AI is the first to reach a perfect Ms. Pac-Man score – The Verge

Thursday, June 15, 2017

At long last, the perfect score for arcade classic Ms. Pac-Man has been achieved, though not by a human. Maluuba — a deep learning team acquired by Microsoft in January — has created an AI system that’s learned how to reach the game’s maximum point value of 999,900 on Atari 2600, using a unique combination of reinforcement learning with a divide-and-conquer method. AI researchers have a documented penchant for using…

Review: Microsoft’s First Laptop Is Beautiful, But Has One (Fixable) Flaw – TIME

Thursday, June 15, 2017

When Microsoft debuted its first Surface device in 2012, it was pitched as the tablet that could replace your laptop. But Windows fans have been dying for the software giant to release a full-blown laptop for years. The Surface Laptop, starting at $999 and launching on Thursday, is that device. Microsoft dipped its toes into the notebook space with 2015’s Surface Book, but it was still a tablet hybrid. The…

The NSA has linked the WannaCry computer worm to North Korea … – Washington Post

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The National Security Agency has linked the North Korean government to the creation of the WannaCry computer worm that affected more than 300,000 people in some 150 countries last month, according to U.S. intelligence officials. The assessment, which was issued internally last week and has not been made public, is based on an analysis of tactics, techniques and targets that point with “moderate confidence” to North Korea’s spy agency, the…