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The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet – TIME

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

When the NPR host and producer dropped his first podcast, S-Town, in March, it was essentially billed as the next Serial — a twisty tale that would have listeners guessing and theorizing for weeks on end. And while it did kick off with a murder mystery, it quickly transformed into something far more fascinating: an in-depth exploration of one man’s life — and death — in Woodstock, Ala. (the titular…

Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans – BBC News

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Microsoft had attacked Google’s email scans claiming they were an invasion of privacy Google’s decision to stop scanning Gmail users’ emails in order to target them with personalised adverts has been given a qualified welcome by privacy campaigners. The tech firm revealed the change in a blog at the end of last week. Google promised to make the move before the year’s end to bring…

Microsoft recommends you ignore Microsoft-recommended update – The Register

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Earlier this month, Microsoft gave the world .NET Framework 4.7 and urged users to install it for the usual reasons: more fun bits to play with and a security improvements. But two days later the company urged Exchange users not to install it ASAP, because it hadn’t validated it yet. Last Friday – 10 days after the launch of the new code – it reminded users of Lync and Skype…

Nigerian Tech Startup Tizeti Secures $2.1m to Bring Affordable Wireless Internet to Africa – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Tizeti is a Nigerian technology company that has one clear mission – to bring affordable and reliable wifi internet to Lagos, before moving across the country and beyond Africa. Unlike other telcos, who many think have a monopoly on internet data services in the country, Tizeti can keep costs low for its consumer-facing brand, wifi.com.ng, because it is investing heavily in building out its own solar-panelled network of towers across…

Wefox acquires digital insurance carrier One – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Wefox, the insurance platform that enables customers, insurance brokers and insurance providers to transact and manage insurance products digitally, has acquired One, a fully digital and newly launched insurance provider. Although terms of the deal remain undisclosed, I understand the two companies already shared a number of investors, including Wefox investing in One itself, and that Wefox Group CEO and founder Julian Teicke had been advising One prior to launch….

Western Digital won’t consent to SK Hynix participation in Toshiba chip unit sale – Reuters

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

TOKYO Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) has told Toshiba Corp (6502.T) that it will not agree to a sale of the Japanese conglomerate’s prized memory chip unit to a preferred bidding consortium that includes rival chipmaker SK Hynix Inc (000660.KS). Western Digital, which jointly runs Toshiba’s main semiconductor plant, has been feuding bitterly with its Japanese partner over the $18 billion sale and has sought a U.S. court injunction to prevent…

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) Vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): Two ‘Best … – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Credit: Hewlett-Packard HP Spectre x360 starts at only $1,180, offering good bang-for-the-buck. The updated 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (2017) and the 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 (2017) both offer compelling arguments for the big-screen laptop. Which is best for you? Read on. I use both laptops* interchangeably** and can easily recommend both — but for very different reasons. HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): great HP consumer design vs….

iMac review: Pricing, Specifications, and Features – Macworld – Macworld (blog)

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s been nearly two years since Apple updated the iMac, which may not seem like such a big deal, especially for a desktop computer. So, understandably, if you bought an iMac in the past three or four years, maybe you aren’t looking for a new computer right now. But if your Mac is older than that, you’re probably looking to upgrade, and it’s hard to convince yourself to invest in…

Trump likely to break many of his health-care promises — no matter what happens – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Donald Trump set himself apart from other Republican presidential candidates when it came to health care. Before taking office, he vowed “insurance for everybody” that would be “much less expensive and much better” and explicitly promised not to touch Medicaid, which millions of his working-class supporters rely upon to cover doctor’s visits and medication. But as Republicans in the Senate press ahead with legislation that would dramatically cut Medicaid and…

N Ireland party signs deals to support UK Conservative gov’t – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

LONDON — The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party struck a 1.5 billion pound ($1.9 billion) deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives on Monday to support her minority government in a crucial vote on her legislative package later this week. Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said the funding would “address the unique circumstances” of Northern Ireland. As part of the deal, funds will be provided to boost…

Horrifying video shows tourist boat sinking in minutes with scores on board – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

It began as a typical, carefree holiday weekend at the popular Colombian tourist destination, a scenic reservoir surrounded by mountains and greenery that draws throngs every weekend for fishing, water sports and all-inclusive boat cruises. But at about 2 p.m. Sunday on the El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir near Medellin, Colombia, one of these boat cruises took a deadly turn. About 160 people were aboard the four-level, teal-and-yellow boat adorned with pictures of sailboats…

If Kennedy retires, Donald Trump’s legacy is set – CNN

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

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Man recounts catching girl who fell from Six Flags ride – CBS News

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

NEW YORK — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride as the sun was setting. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically, saying he couldn’t hold on….

Best tablets of summer: Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro vie for top tablet – Fox News

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft and Apple both released new tablets in June, offering two solid – and very different – choices for consumers. Apple’s redesigned iPad Pro is reaching stores now and Microsoft launched sales of the 2017 Surface Pro earlier this month. Which is best for you? Read on. 10.5-inch iPad Pro Apple has increased the screen size of its longstanding mainstream 9.7-inch iPad – which has been around…

Help Me Laptop! Find a Nvidia 1070 GPU Gaming Notebook for … – Laptop Mag

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

For better or worse, gaming laptops can put a hurt on your wallet. Often, that means those of us constrained to a budget have to make some trade-offs to get a system that satisfies both our budgets and our games. Forum member, Oliver_66 is in just such a predicament. They’re currently on the hunt for a 15- or 17-inch gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU for…

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) Vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): Two ‘Best … – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Credit: Hewlett-Packard HP Spectre x360 starts at only $1,180, offering good bang-for-the-buck. The updated 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (2017) and the 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 (2017) both offer compelling arguments for the big-screen laptop. Which is best for you? Read on. I use both laptops* interchangeably** and can easily recommend both — but for very different reasons. HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): great HP consumer design vs….

Pro-Trump group’s health care offensive warns GOP senators to get in line – Politico

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

A new campaign by top White House allies targeting the GOP’s most vulnerable senator over health care sends a loud message to those resistant to the Trump agenda: We’re coming after you. America First Policies, a White House-backed outside group led by the president’s top campaign advisers, has launched a $1 million attack against Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who on Friday announced that he opposed the Senate’s recently unveiled Obamacare…