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I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Saturday, June 24, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line’s redesign – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn’t jump, you’ll be even happier with the 2017. The latest MacBook Pro models are internally Apple’s 13th generation MacBook Pro, but they effectively represent the fourth major body redesign. The new design leans heavily on techniques used for the Retina…

Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling – CNN

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers’ grand rebuilding plan – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers’ training complex, where the 16-time NBA champions’ nine retired numbers hang over the practice court. ”I’m going to put a little pressure on you right now,” Johnson said to Lonzo Ball. ”You look to your right, there’s some jerseys hanging on that wall. We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there…

Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers – New York Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

“He’s in the eye of the storm here,” Mr. Sandoval said Friday at a news conference in Nevada as Mr. Heller stood next to him, looking vaguely miserable as Mr. Sandoval announced his opposition to the Senate bill. The legislation could affect 210,000 Nevada residents insured through the health care law’s expansion of Medicaid. Advertisement Continue reading the main story On Friday Mr. Heller said that he, too, was against…

Hopes Fade After Landslide Destroys Chinese Village – New York Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nearly 2,000 rescue workers and members of support teams had converged on Xinmo by Saturday afternoon, news reports said. Initially there were heartening bulletins of a survivor who yelled from under the debris and another who answered a telephone call. Advertisement Continue reading the main story But as night came, the rescuers had little good news to share. The woman who answered the call appeared to have died, said Sichuan…

Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch – CNN

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Saturday, June 24, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

New Apple store that resembles a laptop wouldn’t be the first building to hawk a product – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired by a report that an Apple logo appeared atop the company’s under-construction North Michigan Avenue store, making it resemble a giant laptop, I did what any digital-age architecture critic would do: I sent out a crowd-sourcing tweet asking for other examples of this irresistible phenomenon: small product becomes big building. On Twitter, they came pouring in. •The Capitol Records building in Los Angeles— “looks like an old fashioned turntable…

Chad Knaus’ laptop computer with Sonoma race notes stolen – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — According to an Associated Press report, thieves smashed a right-side rear passenger window in Chad Knaus’ rental car and stole briefcases containing a laptop computer with this weekend’s race notes, his wife’s art supplies and “a significant amount of cash.” Knaus is the crew chief for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Johnson and Knaus have been together since the seven-time champion’s rookie season of…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Saturday, June 24, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Apple’s MacBook Air Needs To Be Killed Off – Forbes

Saturday, June 24, 2017

In case you missed it, Apple updated the venerable MacBook Air during WWDC. While all the focus was on the iPad Pro and the draw of AR in mobile technology, the laptop picked up the least amount of love possible with a bump on Intel’s fifth generation chipset from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz. For all the talk of the iPad Pro being able to replace a laptop and be…

New Apple store that resembles a laptop wouldn’t be the first building to hawk a product – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired by a report that an Apple logo appeared atop the company’s under-construction North Michigan Avenue store, making it resemble a giant laptop, I did what any digital-age architecture critic would do: I sent out a crowd-sourcing tweet asking for other examples of this irresistible phenomenon: small product becomes big building. On Twitter, they came pouring in. •The Capitol Records building in Los Angeles— “looks like an old fashioned turntable…

Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line’s redesign – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn’t jump, you’ll be even happier with the 2017. The latest MacBook Pro models are internally Apple’s 13th generation MacBook Pro, but they effectively represent the fourth major body redesign. The new design leans heavily on techniques used for the Retina…

Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election – Business Insider

Saturday, June 24, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider It was September 2015 when the FBI first noticed that Russian hackers had infiltrated a computer system belonging to the Democratic National Committee. It was the first sign that Moscow was attempting to meddle in the presidential election. Nearly a year later, further reporting and testimony from current and former intelligence officials have painted…

The surprising GOP holdout on the Senate’s health bill – Politico

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ron Johnson stormed Washington in 2010 by railing against Obamacare, becoming one of the law’s harshest and most persistent critics. Now, with the Senate on the brink of repealing the law, he’s one of the surprise holdouts threatening to block the bill. The Wisconsin Republican says Senate leaders are rushing the vote before he and the public can analyze it and are not doing enough to actually bring down premiums….

White House responds to Comey tape inquiry with Trump tweet – CNN

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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The Incredible Shrinking White House Briefing – New York Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

“It’s great for us to come out here and have a substantive discussion about policies,” Mr. Spicer said at the lectern, when asked why Friday’s briefing had been taken off-camera. “I don’t think that the be-all and end-all is whether it’s on television or not.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Off-camera briefings have occurred under previous presidents, often parceled out among regular televised sessions with the press secretary. But…

China Landslide: 120 Feared Buried in Mountain Village in Sichuan – NBCNews.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

BEIJING — At least 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m. local time (6 p.m. Friday…