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UH professor offers hefty reward for return of laptop containing years of invaluable research – Hawaii News Now

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The first 100 owners of Park Lane — the brand new, luxury condominium near Ala Moana Center — will begin moving in this week.

Ivanka Trump arrives in Berlin to work on special relationship – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Flynn probably broke the law by failing to disclose foreign payments, House Oversight leaders say – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn probably broke the law by failing to disclose foreign income he earned from Russia and Turkey, the heads of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday. [Flynn did not initially reveal income from Russia-related entities in financial disclosure] Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and the panel’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), said they believe Flynn neither received permission nor fully disclosed income he…

Trump Wants It Known: Grading 100 Days Is ‘Ridiculous’ (but His Were the Best) – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Wall ‘Will Get Built,’ Trump Insists, as He Drops Funding Demand – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Senate staff perplexed by unusual White House private briefing on North Korea – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The White House announced Monday that it would host an unusual private briefing on North Korea for the entire Senate, prompting questions from lawmakers about whether the Trump administration intends to use the event as a photo op ahead of its 100-day mark. Press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the lawmakers would be briefed Wednesday by several senior administration officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary…

Microsoft plans summer CRM war opener against Salesforce – The Register

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Microsoft will this summer start mining LinkedIn as a CRM database using Dynamics 365 in a bid to challenge Salesforce. Microsoft Relationship Sales Solution will be available from 1 July and combine Dynamics 365 for Sales and LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator Team Edition. Prices start at a $135 per month, although if you purchase through Microsoft’s standard enterprise volume discounts you’ll pay less. The integrated CRM tool is designed to let…

Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware – The Register

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hackers have unleashed a new malware strain that targets Linux-based systems. The Linux/Shishiga malware uses four different protocols (SSH, Telnet, HTTP and BitTorrent) and Lua scripts for modularity, according to an analysis of the nasty by security researchers at ESET. Shishiga relies on the use of weak, default credentials in its attempts to plant itself on insecure systems through a bruteforcing attack, a common hacker tactic. A built-in password list…

We took Porsche’s pricey new laptop for a spin – Yahoo Finance

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LISBON — Porsche is releasing a laptop, and like its automotive namesake, it’s not going to be cheap. In fact, the $2,495 13-inch Porsche Design Book One manages to make Apple’s (AAPL) $1,799 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar look downright affordable. It’s also a striking but hefty piece of work with a screen you can rotate 360 degrees or detach to use as a standalone tablet — a first for…

We took Porsche’s pricey new laptop for a spin [Video] – Yahoo Finance

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LISBON — Porsche is releasing a laptop, and like its automotive namesake, it’s not going to be cheap. In fact, the $2,495 13-inch Porsche Design Book One manages to make Apple’s (AAPL) $1,799 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar look downright affordable. It’s also a striking but hefty piece of work with a screen you can rotate 360 degrees or detach to use as a standalone tablet — a first for…

US considers cabin laptop ban on flights from UK airports – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from taking laptops into the cabins, sources have told the Guardian. The proposed ban would be similar to one already imposed on travellers from several Middle Eastern countries. British officials understand that their US counterparts are looking at extending the ban – which prevents any electronic devices larger than a smartphone being taken as carry-on luggage…

Apple’s Hidden MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Discount – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apple’s launch last year of the new MacBook Pro range saw a new feature being launched with the Touch Bar, but also a resetting of the price point. This tends to happen with any major shift in the MacBook Pro range. It keeps the margins high and as components become cheaper over the years the price can drop while the profit remains. It does leave consumers looking at a rather…

Beat the laptop ban: 28 fun ways to pass the time on a flight (without your gadgets) – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A ban on flying with laptops and iPads could be extended to include services from Britain to the US. Restrictions have been in place on flights from Muslim-majority countries for several weeks, but the prospect of a far wider ban – perhaps even a worldwide one – looks increasingly likely. So what can you do to pass the time on a long flight when your gadgets are stuck in the…

Americans Arrested in North Korea Remain Pawns in Nuclear Standoff – Voice of America

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SEOUL —  The release of the now three Americans being detained in North Korea seems unlikely in the near future as Washington and Pyongyang move closer to the brink of conflict over the growing nuclear threat on the Korean Peninsula. Korean-American Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, became the third American to be held in North Korea, when he was arrested Saturday at the Pyongyang International Airport as…

How Trump works: A network of friends and advisers on the outside – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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‘Another bad act on the part of the Canadians’: Trump administration launches punitive tariffs on Canadian lumber – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Trump administration announced on Monday that it is planning to impose a roughly 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber imported from Canada, a new escalation of trade tensions with America’s northern neighbor. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an interview that his department had reached a preliminary decision to impose the tax, the administration’s first major trade action against Canada. Ross portrayed the action as a tough measure to…

Trump Signals Shift on Wall Funding to Avert Government Shutdown – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

President Donald Trump may be willing to wait until September or possibly next year to secure federal funding for his controversial border wall, a shift that could make it possible for Congress to finish work on spending legislation in time to avoid a government shutdown. “Building that wall and having it funded remains an important priority to him but we also know that that can happen later this year and…