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Here’s our closest look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen yet – The Verge

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

The most controversial feature of the year’s most hotly anticipated car is a touchscreen, a 15-inch display perched on the dash of the Tesla Model 3 like an affront to decades of automotive design. Everything runs through this screen: gear shifter, music, HVAC, navigation… even the windshield wipers and sideview mirrors. There is no instrument cluster and no heads-up display. So far, the basic mechanics of the touchscreen have remained…

Levi’s jean jacket for digital natives, thanks to Google – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

This week, what is perhaps the newest jean jacket in the world signifies a major milestone in the timeline of this wardrobe staple, as Levi’s’ much-anticipated partnership with another local icon, Google, hits the stores. The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google is a high-tech iteration of a 1960s Levi’s trucker jacket. But while its looks are largely the same, its functionality got a reboot. Using conductive copper…

Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight – TIME

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Wait to charge your phone until it’s almost down to 0%. Don’t leave it charging overnight. Or else. The direness implicit in those imperatives may be overblown, but they’re not paranoid conspiracy dictums — you still shouldn’t overcharge your phone. Here’s why. Mobile phones contain a…

CBO predicts millions will lose coverage under latest GOP Obamacare repeal bid – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Republicans’ latest bid to roll back the Affordable Care Act appeared to falter Monday as the Congressional Budget Office predicted major coverage losses under the bill and Republican leaders struggled to win over GOP holdouts. The CBO report, which provides only a preliminary analysis of the Senate GOP plan, does not include detailed coverage estimates, which the office said would take weeks to develop. But budget analysts estimated “the number…

North Korea asserts a right to shoot down US bombers – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday asserted that the pariah state has the right to defend itself by shooting down U.S. planes, even if they are not in the country’s airspace. Ri Yong Ho, speaking to reporters at a hotel across from the United Nations, said President Trump’s comments at the General Assembly last week and again Saturday on Twitter constituted a declaration of war. “The whole world should clearly…

Puerto Rico evacuates area near crumbling dam, asks for aid – Reuters

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

SAN JUAN (Reuters) – Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he asked for more government aid to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria. Much of the Caribbean island, a U.S. territory with a population of 3.4 million, is still without electricity five days after Maria struck with ferocious winds and torrential rains, the most powerful…

Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Months in Prison for Sexting With Teenager – New York Times

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Before the sentence was pronounced, Mr. Weiner did not so much ask for leniency as try to make a case that he had accepted full responsibility for his crime, and that he was a changed man. “I acted not only unlawfully but immorally, and if I had done the right thing, I would not be standing before you today,” he said, crying as he addressed the judge. “The prosecutors are…

Colin Kaepernick inspires a movement with his absence – USA TODAY

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE AP reporters counted more than 200 NFL players who did not stand during the national anthem before their games on Sunday. Six refused to stand the week before, mainly protesting police brutality. AP Will Colin Kaepernick, a six-year NFL veteran, ever play again in the league?(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports) As the 2017 NFL season approached and Colin Kaepernick remained jobless, civil rights activist…

Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight – TIME

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Wait to charge your phone until it’s almost down to 0%. Don’t leave it charging overnight. Or else. The direness implicit in those imperatives may be overblown, but they’re not paranoid conspiracy dictums — you still shouldn’t overcharge your phone. Here’s why. Mobile phones contain a…

Here’s our closest look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen yet – The Verge

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

The most controversial feature of the year’s most hotly anticipated car is a touchscreen, a 15-inch display perched on the dash of the Tesla Model 3 like an affront to decades of automotive design. Everything runs through this screen: gear shifter, music, HVAC, navigation… even the windshield wipers and sideview mirrors. There is no instrument cluster and no heads-up display. So far, the basic mechanics of the touchscreen have remained…

North Korea says US ‘declared war’ warns it could shoot down US bombers – Reuters

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

UNITED NATIONS/BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space. “The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New…

Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms – NPR

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Jared Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, reportedly set up a private email account as their family was coming into power in Washington. They’re seen here last week at left, sitting with Lara Trump and Eric Trump. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images Jared Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, reportedly set up a private email account as their family was coming into power in Washington….

Microsoft looks to the cloud to expand its security offerings – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Ignite is Microsoft’s main annual conference for bringing together its enterprise users and IT community. It’s no surprise then, that security is one of the main topics at the event, with about almost 150 sessions dedicated to the topic. And just as unsurprisingly, Microsoft is also using the event to announce a number of new security features, largely around its Microsoft 365 offerings. What ties many of these updates together…

68 Things You Cannot Say on China’s Internet – New York Times

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

“Detailed” plots involving prostitution, rape and masturbation are also forbidden. So are displays of “unhealthy marital values,” which the guidelines catalog as affairs, one-night stands, partner swapping and, simply but vaguely, “sexual liberation.” Despite the efforts of censors, the internet has long been the most freewheeling of China’s mass media, a platform where authors and artists — as well as entertainment studios — could reach audiences largely free of the…

I Wore the Jean Jacket of the Future – WIRED

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Most of the time, the fastest way to get anywhere in San Francisco is not Uber or Lyft or the ever-delayed Muni system, but on a bicycle. As long as you can handle the quad-busting hills and your reflexes are fast enough to dodge the occasional texting driver, there’s no better way to traverse the city. As GoBike cycle-sharing stands pop up all over the city, I’ve been riding more…

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4100 miles across the Atlantic – The Verge

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second, the equivalent of streaming 71 million HD videos at the same time, and 16 million times faster than an average home internet connection, Microsoft claims. The cable will be operational by early 2018. Called…

The digital ad industry is officially out of ideas – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Web sites have lots of banners New York Daily News Digital advertising sure seems to be stuck thinking inside the box. Consider Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer at Procter & Gamble, who’s been on something of a 12-city summer tour decrying the state of ad tech. Pritchard told an audience at the Dmexco conference in Cologne, Germany a few weeks ago that the various factions in the industry need to work together…

Almost no North Koreans travel to the US, so why ban them? – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

HONG KONG — President Trump’s extension of the travel ban to North Korea is mostly symbolic and will have little to no effect on Kim Jong Un’s regime, experts said Monday. Trump on Sunday issued an executive order indefinitely banning travel to the United States from eight countries. The list includes all but one of the countries covered by the original ban plus three more: Chad, Venezuela and North Korea….

Euro, bond yields drop as Germany’s Merkel holds on – Reuters

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – The euro and European government bond yields slipped on Monday after the bloc’s most powerful leader, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, won a fourth term but faced a fractured parliament as support for the far right surged. Investors were unnerved by the prospect of months of coalition talks that could distract from negotiations with Britain over its divorce from the European Union and efforts to integrate the bloc’s…

In showings of protest and solidarity, NFL teams respond to Trump’s criticisms – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Some stood. Some kneeled. Some remained in the locker room, choosing to speak through their absence from the NFL’s pregame ceremonies, in which the American flag is displayed and the national anthem sung. But from London to Los Angeles, virtually all NFL players on the sidelines before kickoff of Sunday’s slate of 14 games locked arms with each other in response to President Trump’s three-day campaign demanding that team owners…