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Text of James Murdoch’s Email Condemning Trump’s Response to Charlottesville – New York Times

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Photo James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox, in April in New York. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The following is the text of an email that was sent Thursday by James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox and the son of Rupert Murdoch, a frequent ally of President Trump’s. The email was confirmed as authentic by a spokesman for his…

ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense – The Verge

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. If you know anything about Volvo, you know this: it makes safe cars. The company has spent decades working on that goal and making sure you know about…

Essential reading for business leaders: Why digital transformation belongs on your roadmap – TechRepublic

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Image: iStock/ukayacan Digital transformation is a slippery concept, subject to many definitions, interpretations, and types of projects. In the broadest terms, it describes the shift toward using innovative technologies that enable organizations to better engage and serve their customers, automate IT operations, develop new business models, and improve internal processes. But no matter how you define it, digital transformation has become a hot ticket in the enterprise. In a recent…

US digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis – Reuters

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were “dangerous” and threatened free expression online. GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N), Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O), security firm Cloudflare and other technology companies moved this week to block hate groups after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists had gathered to protest removal…

Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘world of high finance’ – CNBC

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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Drone drops drugs, cell phone on prison yard, police arrest 3 – MLive.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

A drone dropped drugs and a cell phone onto a prison yard in Ionia early Thursday, Aug. 17, police say.MLive File Photo  IONIA, MI – Police arrested three suspects who allegedly used a drone to drop a cell phone and drugs into a prison. The incident happened around 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia. Two corrections officers heard the sound of a…

Deadly Barcelona attack is worst in a day of violence in Spain – CNN

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

(CNN)Spain saw one of its most violent days in recent memory as a spate of incidents throughout the country appeared to be connected to a terror attack Thursday in Barcelona that left 13 people dead and more than 100 injured. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/06/03/vehicles-used-as-weapons-jpm-orig.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_54′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer…

Secret Service investigating posts by Missouri state lawmaker – CNN

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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James Murdoch rebukes Trump over Charlottesville response – Politico

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch unveiled a $1 million dollar donation to the Anti-Defamation League. | Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for National Geographic By CRISTIANO LIMA 08/17/2017 10:49 PM EDT James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox, slammed President Donald Trump on Thursday for his response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, joining an increasingly long list of business leaders who have publicly condemned the president’s words. “I…

USS Fitzgerald’s leadership to be removed from their duties over June collision – CNN

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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Still need a pair of solar eclipse glasses? Here’s where to find them. (Maybe.) – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

We will update this post periodically as we hear of new vendors (or sold-out vendors). We all know by now that you need to wear special glasses to watch the eclipse. Not only is it harmful to your eyes to stare at the sun, but you really won’t be able to see anything if you don’t have the glasses to filter out most of the sunlight. Over the past week,…

Repeat child porn offender had more than 2000 images on laptop – Dallas News (blog)

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

A Dallas man with a child pornography conviction was found guilty on two new charges Thursday. Hugh Michael Glenn, 47, was convicted of one count of transporting and shipping child pornography and one count of accessing with intent to view child pornography in federal court, U.S. Attorney John Parker said. He faces up to 20 years in prison for the access count, 40 years for the transportation count and a $250,000…

Would-be laptop thieves crash car into pole at Google – The Mercury News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Two East Bay men were arrested Tuesday after a botched robbery attempt at Google when they tried to unsuccessfully take a laptop from a man without paying for it, according to the Mountain View Police Department. Around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a robbery on the 1600 block of Amphitheater Parkway. While en route, they learned that a car thought to be connected to the robbery had crashed…

Is White Power Music Finally Getting Booted from the Internet? – Pitchfork

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

In December 2008, on the heels of President Obama’s first victory, Ken McLellan, longtime frontman of neo-Nazi punks Brutal Attack, said attitudes were changing toward white power bands. “Being sold in mainstream places shows that white power isn’t so taboo anymore,” McLellan told SPIN. His pro–“Final Solution” lyrics had been a tough sell with physical retailers, but Brutal Attack’s late-’80s album Tales of Glory was easy enough to find from…

Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘world of high finance’ – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

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ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. If you know anything about Volvo, you know this: it makes safe cars. The company has spent decades working on that goal and making sure you know about…

Why Apple’s iPhone 7 Headphones Don’t Work on the Latest MacBook – Lifehacker

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Image credit: Stephen Lam/Getty Recently, a new staff member started at Lifehacker. She booted up her brand-new, company-issued MacBook Pro, and went to plug in her EarPods to listen to some tunes while she worked. She was met with the same baffling conundrum as other Apple die-hards who rush to procure the latest release: Why the hell can’t you use the iPhone 7’s Lightning connector headphones with the new MacBook…

Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 27-Inch iMac Models – Mac Rumors

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add the new 27-inch iMac models that were first released in June of 2017. This is the first time those particular machines have been available through the refurbished store since their introduction at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. The iMacs feature Kaby Lake processors, faster SSDs, and AMD discrete graphics. Apple has a dozen refurbished iMac models available at the…

An old friend shows its age – CNET

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Apple‘s MacBook Air is as close to iconic as a piece of consumer technology gets. It’s the single laptop model you’re most likely to see everywhere, from college campuses to airports to coffee shops and even offices. And it’s been that way for a very long time. That’s the problem. Not counting an incremental spec bump in mid-2017, this is still internally almost the same MacBook Air as the last…

2017 MacBook Deals: High-end 15" for $2549 ($250 off); 512GB 13" Touch Bar for $1824 ($175 off); 12" MacBook for … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Shoppers looking for deals on Apple’s latest Mid 2017 models can take advantage of bonus coupon savings in addition to already reduced pricing this week. Pick up the high-end 15″ MacBook Pro with Radeon 560 graphics for $2,549 or the 512GB 13″ Touch Bar for $1,824 ($175 off). The 12″ MacBook is also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. High-end 2017 15″ MacBook Pro for $2,549 15″…