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Alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl doubts he could get a fair trial after Trump comments – ABC News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Former Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in a military hearing that begins at Fort Bragg today as he doubts that he could get a fair trial following campaign statements by Donald Trump. Despite surviving five years in a Taliban cage, Trump had called Sgt. Bergdahl a “traitor” who should be executed in several campaign speeches as a…

What is Al-Shabab? Somalia Militant Group in Spotlight After Mogadishu Truck Bombs Kill Over 200 – Newsweek

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Somalia experienced the deadliest attack of its ten-year battle with Islamist insurgents over the weekend, when a truck bomb packed with hundreds of kilograms of explosives detonated near a hotel in the capital Mogadishu. Somalia’s Information Minister Abdirahman Omar said on Sunday that 276 people had been killed and more than 300 wounded, the AP reported, with the death toll likely to rise. The aftermath of a truck bomb that exploded…

Microsoft is redesigning Outlook for Mac and Windows – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Microsoft is working on a big redesign for its Outlook for Mac and Windows apps. The software giant revealed teasers for the new design during an Ignite conference session last month, and the goal is to simplify the user interface on both Mac and Windows versions. A lot of the changes look very similar to the Outlook for iOS app, with a single-line ribbon and a smaller set of default…

Tired of the office? Microsoft builds treehouses for its employees … – MarketWatch

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

There’s no daydreaming about being outside at Microsoft Corp.’s new meeting spaces. You literally are in the great outdoors. Last week, Microsoft MSFT, +0.48%   unveiled a network of treehouses on its Redmond, Wash., campus, as part…

Microsoft shows off its Fluent Design changes to Windows 10 – The … – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Microsoft first unveiled its Fluent Design language earlier this year, promising subtle changes to the company’s software in the future. The first part of Fluent Design will appear in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release tomorrow, but Microsoft is preparing more in the coming months. Most of the existing changes include subtle additions like blur effects, which is a type of design we saw back with Windows Vista. All…

Microsoft’s New Android Invasion Has Started – Forbes – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Following on from Joe Belfiore’s announcement that Windows 10 For Mobile has been effectively killed (security updates and patches will continue, but there will be no new features added), there has been a renewed online interest in Redmond’s mobile software. This has been helped by two major software announcements last week that potentially pushes Microsoft’s mobile vision into the hands of hundreds of millions of consumers. Microsoft PR Microsoft advertises…

Mobile phone companies appear to be providing your number and … – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

You may remember that last year, Verizon (which owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch) was punished by the FCC for injecting information into its subscribers’ traffic that allowed them to be tracked without their consent. That practice appears to be alive and well despite being disallowed in a ruling last March: companies appear to be able to request your number, location, and other details from your mobile provider quite easily. The…

California: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bill easing permits on cell phone towers – The Mercury News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO — A bill co-authored by a Bay Area assemblyman that would have blocked the ability of cities and counties to control the installation of microwave radiation antennas was vetoed just before midnight Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown. In a signing statement, Brown wrote: “​There is something of real value in having a process that results in extending this ​innovative technology rapidly and efficiently.” Nevertheless, he noted, “I believe the interest which…

Spanish Shares Lag European Markets on Catalonia Uncertainty – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Jitters over Catalonia sent the euro to the day’s low against the dollar. That in turn supported the export-oriented German index DAX, which rose 0.2 percent with Bayer up for a second day after announcing on Friday a $7-billion asset sale that will pave the way for its acquisition of Monsanto. In Madrid, Spanish banks Caixa, Sabadell and BBVA were among the most hit, all down more than 1 percent,…

Tensions escalate as Iraqi forces near the city of Kirkuk – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

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Ophelia races toward Ireland as post-tropical storm – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

(CNN)Former Hurricane Ophelia is racing toward Ireland and the United Kingdom as a post-tropical storm, bringing with it strong winds and the threat of heavy rain and dangerous storm surge. The day ahead will be stormy with severe & damaging winds, along with hvy rain. Severe or violent gusts will occur widely. Highs 15/18C. — Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 16, 2017 ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var…

Best Laptops Winter 2017: Speed Spikes On Intel 8th Gen Quad Core – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Credit: Hewlett-Packard HP Spectre 13: HP says it will squeeze a quad-core 8th Gen processor into a 0.4-inch thick chassis. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your laptop, now’s (really) the time to make the move. Mainstream 13-inch-class laptops running Intel’s 8th Generation Core processors will be fast — a lot faster than anything before. Typically, Intel mobile quad-core processors have been 45 watts and restricted to larger, high-performance laptops…

Microsoft’s New Android Invasion Has Started – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Following on from Joe Belfiore’s announcement that Windows 10 For Mobile has been effectively killed (security updates and patches will continue, but there will be no new features added), there has been a renewed online interest in Redmond’s mobile software. This has been helped by two major software announcements last week that potentially pushes Microsoft’s mobile vision into the hands of hundreds of millions of consumers. Microsoft PR Microsoft advertises…

Tired of the office? Microsoft builds treehouses for its employees – MarketWatch

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

There’s no daydreaming about being outside at Microsoft Corp.’s new meeting spaces. You literally are in the great outdoors. Last week, Microsoft MSFT, +0.48%   unveiled a network of treehouses on its Redmond, Wash., campus, as part…

Five signs your laptop is in trouble | Popular Science – Popular Science

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

5. Strange noises As a computer’s internal components begin to wear out, it can grow too old to function properly. Refusal to switch on is a sure sign of hardware issues. But you should also keep an ear out for strange and repeated noises coming from the depths of your laptop, because these can indicate that hardware failure is imminent. When you hear these sounds, immediately save your data to…

What the Tech: Can this replace your laptop? – WKRN.com

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Could you get away with leaving your laptop at home, and doing everything you need to do with an iPad? It might be nice. But could you? To find out, Jamey Tucker took his iPad to a college campus. “It’s just like a tiny little MacBook,” says student Charlyn Ursell about an iPad pro connected to a Bluetooth keyboard from Zagg. “Okay, that’s kinda cool.” The keyboard,…

Taliban Deny Fighters Raped American Hostage and Killed Baby – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

When Ms. Coleman was about to deliver the child, Mr. Mujahid said, there were no doctors in the area where they were being held. “One female child was naturally miscarried,” Mr. Mujahid said. “No one has intentionally killed the child or carried out any other abuse on them. If that was our plan, they would not have gone home with three children.” Many questions about the family’s travels to Afghanistan,…

QB Colin Kaepernick files grievance for collusion against NFL owners – ESPN

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the latest collective bargaining agreement against NFL owners for collusion, according to his attorney, Mark Geragos. Kaepernick is not going through the NFL Players Association but has instead hired Geragos, who has represented several high-profile clients, including Michael Jackson, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield and musician Chris Brown. Proving collusion by NFL owners…

Oil rig explodes in Louisiana lake injuring multiple people, police say – CBS News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

KENNER, La. – An oil rig exploded Sunday night in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish, a Louisiana police department said. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats are being sent from the Kenner Boat Launch, and that officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office are assisting, The Times-Picayune reported . There were “a lot of injuries,” many of them serious, with at least six…