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Trump Says He Did Not Tape Comey Conversations – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The timing of the announcement — after an internal debate in which Mr. Trump was at first reluctant to come clean quickly — seemed calculated to change the subject. Hours earlier, Senate Republicans released their heath care bill, which drew immediate opposition from four Republican senators and fanned fresh doubts about the president’s legislative agenda. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts,…

Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Avik Roy, the president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, and a conservative health care analyst, cheered the bill on Twitter, saying, “If it passes, it’ll be the greatest policy achievement by a G.O.P. Congress in my lifetime.” The bill, he explained in an email, provides a mechanism for poor Americans to move from Medicaid coverage into the private market, a goal he has long championed as a…

Jimmy Butler goes to Wolves, as Bulls begin rebuild with draft night blockbuster – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

NEW YORK — Right as the Philadelphia 76ers were making the first pick in the 2017 NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves were finalizing the first blockbuster deal of draft night. [Fantasy Football is open! Sign up now] As first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein and K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have agreed in principle to send All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler and the No….

Judges: ‘Making a Murderer’ confession improperly obtained – ABC News

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years earlier. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach in the Avery family’s…

Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter – Fox News

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq. Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance…

A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers – The Verge

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve been using all three extensively recently and have been able to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each. If you’re thinking about buying one…

Two Britons arrested over Microsoft hack – BBC News – BBC News

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The hack attacks targeted internal customer information Two men have been arrested for their part in an alleged plan to hack into Microsoft’s network. A 22-year-old from Sleaford and a 25-year-old from Bracknell were detained by police on Thursday. It is believed that the men were involved in repeated attempts to infiltrate the Microsoft network between January and March this year. Both were charged under…

Why Microsoft is partially responsible for the first iPhone, and other origin stories – TechRepublic

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Want to know the real reason why Apple started building the iPhone? Apparently, it was because founder Steve Jobs just “hated this guy at Microsoft.” That revelation came from former Apple software engineer Scott Forstall, who recently spoke with Computer History Museum historian John Markoff about the history of the iPhone and iPad. Apple was originally working on a tablet project before the iPhone, Forstall said, that was brought about…

Microsoft Launches New Branded Podcast On How The Future Of Tech Is Decided Today – Fast Company

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

About the author Jeff Beer is a staff editor at Fast Company, covering advertising, marketing, and brand creativity. He lives in Toronto. More

Dictate email messages in Microsoft Outlook – CNET – CNET

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

I can dictate an email on my phone, so why can’t I do likewise on my computer? It’s now possible, at least for Microsoft Outlook users: Microsoft’s new Dictate add-in brings voice recognition to Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Powered by the same technology used in Cortana, Dictate will quickly turn your spoken words into text. Cooler still, it can automatically translate those words into different languages. Let’s take a look…

How To Make Your Old, Slow Laptop Feel Like New Again – Popular Mechanics

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Using a speedy, clean laptop is infinitely more satisfying than using a cluttered, grimy one, just like coming home to a clean and tidy house feels better than coming back to a messy and dirty space. If you want to give your laptop a spring clean, whatever the time of year, you need to focus not only on the files inside, but on the grime outside. We’ve got some tips…

Rocky rollout for Senate healthcare bill – The Hill

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Senate healthcare bill had a rocky rollout on Thursday as Republican senators complained it doesn’t do enough to repeal ObamaCare or lower healthcare costs. The blowback raised doubts over whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellRocky rollout for Senate healthcare bill Overnight Healthcare: Latest on Senate healthcare bill | Four conservatives say they’ll oppose | Obama slams bill | Health groups offer scathing criticism Sanders: I hope McConnell listened to protesters…

Canadian Special Operations sniper hit target from more than 2 miles away, military says – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

U.S. Marine Corps snipers at a training range in California, May 2009. (Thomas Gibbons-Neff/The Washington Post A Canadian Special Operations sniper shot an Islamic State fighter from nearly 2.2 miles away in Iraq, the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper reported Thursday. The shot, according to the report, happened within the last month. In a statement following publication of the Globe and Mail article, the Canadian Special Operations Command confirmed that one…

Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

President Trump said Thursday that he does not have “tapes” of his private conversations with then-FBI Director James B. Comey, finally ending a mystery of his own creation that began last month when he suggested that he had privately recorded their talks. Trump on May 12 floated the idea he had an audio record of their conversations, apparently as a way to try to intimidate Comey. For five and a…

‘Making a Murderer’: Brendan Dassey confession was coerced, judges rule – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

MILWAUKEE –  The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be re-tried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years earlier. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach in…

Trump’s putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

IOWA CITY, Iowa — President Trump’s putdown of wind energy at his Iowa rally was denounced Thursday across the state, which takes pride in its position as a national leader in wind generation. Trump was talking up his support for coal during his speech in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday night when he said: “I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes and your factories.”…

A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve been using all three extensively recently and have been able to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each. If you’re thinking about buying one…

Microsoft: 250M devices infected with Fireball is ‘overblown’ – CNET

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Microsoft argues that Fireball’s spread might be overblown. Afp / AFP/Getty Images Researchers are warning that a virus has spread like wildfire, but Microsoft argues it’s a lot of smoke and mirrors. Earlier this month, security company Check Point said it discovered a Chinese operation that infected more than 250 million computers with Fireball, which can take over your computer’s browser. Fireball spread through software bundling, by hiding  downloads from…

Forbes Insights-Alfresco Study Reveals 3 Levers For Digital Transformation – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Efficient flow of information key to digital success SAN MATEO, Calif., and NEW YORK (June 22, 2017)— A new study by Forbes Insights and Alfresco explores what separates the winners from the losers in the digital economy.  “The Great Rethink: How Digital Leaders Are Building Tomorrow’s Organizations,” is based on a comprehensive survey of more than 300 executives and interviews with top-tier executives. The report examines characteristics commonly held by…

A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve been using all three extensively recently and have been able to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each. If you’re thinking about buying one…