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iMac 2017 release date, news and rumors – TechRadar

Saturday, May 20, 2017

We know they’re coming. Apple recently stated publicly that it will launch new iMac computers this year. But, it’s figuring out what will be different about them inside and out that we can still have fun with. Before and (especially) since that rare, impromptu meeting Apple held with journalists in April to discuss the future of the Mac, several details regarding the desktop Macs in question have reportedly surfaced. Of…

Apple Loop: iPhone 8 Leak Confirms Details, iOS 10.3.2 Secrets, New MacBook Pro Hardware – Forbes

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes more leaked details on the new iPhone, Apple’s plans to keep Mac revenue high, leaked details on the new MacBooks, thoughts on iOS 10.3.2, new iPhone market share details, a look inside Cupertino’s new headquarters, Apple’s patented pizza box, and why the MP3 format is very much alive. Apple Loop is here to remind…

Report: Trump says firing ‘nut job’ Comey took off pressure – Washington Post

Saturday, May 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of “nut job” James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip. White House hopes that Trump could leave scandalous allegations at home were crushed in a one-two punch of revelations that…

Trump gets elaborate welcome in Saudi Arabia as he embarks on first foreign trip – Washington Post

Saturday, May 20, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump arrived here Saturday for his debut on the world stage, hoping to turn a page on the scandal encircling his presidency back home as he embarks upon an ambitious, high-stakes journey through the Middle East and Europe. After Air Force One touched down in Riyadh shortly before 10 a.m. local time, Trump was received as a royal guest by a kingdom eager to rekindle…

Microsoft reveals prototype augmented reality glasses that don’t look … – CNBC

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Microsoft’s renewed embrace of developers, developers, developers, developers – Ars Technica

Saturday, May 20, 2017

reader comments 93 Microsoft’s love for developers is well-known and has been enthusiastically expressed over the years. Windows’ strength as a development platform—the abundance of custom, line-of-business applications, games, Office integrations—has given the company an entrenched position in the corporate world, ubiquity in Western homes, and extensive reach into the server room. In the past, Microsoft’s focus on developers had a certain myopic quality. One manifestation of this that was…

Why you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook right now – CNBC

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Recapping a stunningly bad two weeks for the Trump White House – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

This article has been updated. Two weeks ago Thursday, President Trump delayed his trip back home to New York — or, really, back to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. — because he wanted to have a few dozen friends over from Capitol Hill for a celebration in the Rose Garden. House Republicans, after an embarrassing failure in March, had cobbled together enough votes to pass the American Health Care…

Trump campaigned against Muslims, but will preach tolerance in Saudi speech – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump, whose dark, guttural demonization of Muslims was a trademark of his nationalist campaign, arrives here Saturday hoping the Arab world will listen to a new message. Embarking on his first overseas trip as president, Trump plans to do a rhetorical pirouette with a speech Sunday in the birthplace of Islam preaching religious tolerance and inviting Muslims to join the United States in the fight…

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting with teen; wife files for divorce – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 19, 2017

Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman who some believe unwittingly helped Donald Trump win the presidential election, pleaded guilty Friday in New York to charges of sending obscene material to a minor. The charges arose from a months-long sexually charged flirtation Weiner carried out with a 15-year-old high school sophomore in North Carolina. But he might go down as a footnote in history for the role he played in the…

Sweden drops rape investigation against Julian Assange – CBS News

Friday, May 19, 2017

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying that’s because there’s no possibility of arresting him “in the foreseeable future.”  The announcement by prosecutor Marianne Ny means the outspoken WikiLeaks leader no longer faces sex crime allegations in Sweden, although British police said he was still wanted for jumping bail in Britain in 2012. …

Why the outcome of Iran’s election does matter – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani casts his vote during the presidential election in Tehran on Friday. (TIMA via Reuters) Dina Esfandiary is a fellow in the War Studies Department at King’s College London and an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Today Iranians are heading to the polls to choose their next president. At first glance, it seems that Iran’s elections won’t change the big picture in…

Why you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook right now – CNBC

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Anthony Weiner, disgraced former congressman, pleads guilty in ‘sexting’ case involving minor – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

Former congressman Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty in federal court to transferring obscene material to a minor, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Weiner, who appeared Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, cried as he apologized to a 15-year-old girl with whom he had engaged in sexually explicit conversations online, the Associated Press reported. “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,”…

Will Melania Trump wear a headscarf in Saudi Arabia? Donald Trump circa 2015 seems to think she should. – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

Michelle Obama at the Erga Palace in Riyadh in 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP) In January 2015, President Barack Obama visited Saudi Arabia. It was a high-profile trip: Obama was there to attend the funeral of the late Saudi King Abdullah at a time when the Washington-Riyadh relationship was strained for a number of factors, including the U.S. attempt to secure a nuclear deal with Iran. Much of the immediate attention, however, wasn’t on…

Best laptops for summer 2017: MacBook, HP EliteBook, Asus rank high – Fox News

Friday, May 19, 2017

No laptop is problem-free and even some of the top global laptop suppliers ship lemons sometimes. Inevitably, some software programs will cause trouble. That said, here are some of the best laptops to consider if you’re in the market, including ones from Apple, Samsung, HP and more. Chromebook popularity takes off Chromebooks are surging in the education market, largely due to their low prices. The newest…