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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…

Paris Shootout Leaves Police Officer and Gunman Dead – New York Times

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Trump raises stakes on government shutdown… – Washington Times

Friday, April 21, 2017

The White House said Thursday that it wants to see money for President Trump’s border wall included in the spending bill Congress must pass next week — a demand Democrats said sours negotiations and makes a government shutdown more likely. The demands mark a reversal for the administration, which had been saying it found enough money to build prototypes this year and wouldn’t need a major infusion of cash until…

Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005 after Supreme Court denies stay requests – Washington Post

Friday, April 21, 2017

Arkansas late Thursday night carried out the state’s first execution in more than a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court, in a last-minute series of orders, rejected requests by a death-row inmate to stay his lethal injection. The execution followed a wave of criticism and tumult in Arkansas, which had set an unprecedented scheduled of executions, plans that were imperiled by a series of court orders halting at least some of the eight lethal injections originally set for April. As…

US officials re-examining intel leak cases – CBS News

Friday, April 21, 2017

U.S. officials are re-examining cases involving intelligence leaks — including those against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of the organization — sources told CBS News on Thursday. Prosecutors are assessing whether charges should be filed related to the dissemination of stolen U.S. information by WikiLeaks, sources said.  CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation…

Jeff Sessions Marvels At How A Judge ‘On An Island In The Pacific’ Could Stall Travel Ban – Huffington Post

Friday, April 21, 2017

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, a Hawaii native, issued an order March 15 that put a stop to important aspects of Trump’s second travel ban. That order, which applies nationwide, is being challenged by Sessions’ Department of Justice before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco. A Virginia-based court is considering a separate Justice Department appeal to a Maryland ruling against the travel ban

Leander man accused of having child porn in laptop – Austin American-Statesman

Friday, April 21, 2017

Joshua Wulff, 26, was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Microsoft will now make major changes to Windows twice a year – CNBC

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Satya Nadella: Microsoft must ‘push boundaries’ to make sure it doesn’t miss the next smartphone – CNBC

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Harry Huskey, Pioneering Computer Scientist, Is Dead at 101 – New York Times

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Microsoft launches new IoT services for the enterprise | TechCrunch – TechCrunch

Friday, April 21, 2017

Microsoft is launching IoT Central today, a new Internet of Things (IoT) service that gives enterprises a fully managed solution for setting up their IoT deployments without needing the in-house expertise necessary for deploying a cloud-based IoT solution from scratch. It’s basically IoT-as-a-Service. In addition, the company is bringing its Azure Stream Analytics to edge devices, making it easier to provision new IoT devices, and it’s launching a completely new analytics service for…

Google Chrome wants to help you block annoying ads (The 3:59, Ep. 214) – CNET

Friday, April 21, 2017

Online ads have gotten incredibly annoying, and Google is looking to do something about them. As more people turn to ad blockers, Google is reportedly planning to bake ad-blocking software into its Chrome browser. Will Google — the biggest ad network online — become a hero or a hypocrite? Thursday’s podcast also discusses Building 8, Facebook’s new lab for hardware moonshots, as well as Verizon’s nearly disastrous earnings report. The…

A former teacher accused of kidnapping a ‘troubled’ teenager has been arrested in California – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins, a former high school teacher accused of luring the 15-year-old student into his car and disappearing with the girl, are pictured in this police photo released after his arrest Thursday. Thomas was found safe. (Courtesy of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) Tad Cummins, a former high school health teacher who is accused of abducting a 15-year-old girl, was apprehended in Northern California, according to the Tennessee…

White House plans Obamacare showdown next week – Politico

Thursday, April 20, 2017

President Donald Trump and some administration officials have threatened to cut off Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies to get Democrats to the table on a replacement plan. | Getty The text of a new bill is likely to circulate Friday or by the weekend. By Adam Cancryn and Josh Dawsey 04/20/17 09:40 AM EDT Updated 04/20/17 10:26 AM EDT 2017-04-20T10:26-0400 The White House is pushing for another showdown vote on repealing Obamacare…

‘Bill O’Reilly is not going to be recorded favorably in history,’ Rep. Maxine Waters says – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has a heated history with Bill O’Reilly. The combative TV host and commentator compared the African American lawmaker’s hair last month to a “James Brown wig” — then extended a cursory apology for his “jest,” calling his comments “dumb.” Waters, from Los Angeles, forcefully dismissed O’Reilly and his remarks. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that she is happy with how O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News went down….

North Korea: We will launch ‘super-mighty preemptive strike’ on US forces, mainland – Business Insider

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A North Korean ballistic rocket launching. Thomson Reuters North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear program. US President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has rebuffed admonitions from its…

That Time I Tried To Pirate Spore And Bricked My Laptop Instead – Kotaku

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spore In 2008, I brought my laptop over to my friend Amanda’s house to pirate Spore. Her boyfriend Nate, who worked at the local GameStop, told me to. It’s the shit, he said, and everyone’s downloading it for free. I connected my laptop to her internet and opened Limewire, 2008’s file-sharing software du jour. It was my first and last time pirating a video game. Advertisement Spore’s publisher, EA, cursed…

A detailed analysis of the Trump-Palin-Nugent-Kid Rock photo – CNN

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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The 5 best Linux laptops of 2017 – TechRadar

Thursday, April 20, 2017

There was a time when Linux was seen as an outcast operating system, and indeed one that was labelled as a ‘cancer’ by Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer. Times have now changed as the 25-year-old operating system has made some serious inroads in the server market, then in the cloud – not forgetting that it underpins the most popular ecosystem out there: Android. Because none of the main notebook vendors…

Windows 10’s newest feature will boost your laptop’s battery life – BGR

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Microsoft just released a major Windows 10 update, but the company is still hard at work on even more upgrades. One of the new features that’s currently in the works concerns improving battery life, and Windows Insiders who have installed the latest Windows 10 preview build (16176) can already toy with it. Microsoft plans to improve your laptop’s battery life by throttling background apps. Windows 10 will determine which apps you’re currently…