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What Is the Internet of Things? – Motley Fool

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Defining the Internet of Things (IoT) can be simplified down to the connection of everyday things — like homes, industrial equipment, watches, etc. — to the internet, for the purpose of collecting data, tracking usage, and automating systems. While it encompasses many technological devices, it’s important to remember that the Internet of Things spans across all major sectors. The amount of connected IoT objects will reach 50 billion by 2020 and will…

The Secret Service’s stolen laptop is a reminder to us all to secure devices – MarketWatch

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

A laptop belonging to a Secret Service agent was stolen on Thursday reportedly exposing details about Donald Trump, the Trump Tower, and an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to ABC News. The laptop was stolen from a female agent’s vehicle in New York City during a break-in. Police are monitoring video evidence and “expect to quickly identify the suspect,”…

Teen starts letter-writing campaign, raises $12000 for laptops at Birmingham city school where she volunteers – AL.com

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Amrita Lakhanpal is pictured here with students from EPIC Elementary School in Birmingham. (Birmingham City Schools)Erin Edgemon | eedgemon@al.com  Amrita Lakhanpal, a sophomore at Altamont School, volunteers her time by teaching girls computer coding during the summer at EPIC Elementary School in Birmingham. She also teaches an afterschool speech class. She wanted to do more. Lakhanpal started a letter-writing campaign to businesses seeking monetary donations to help her buy laptops…

Secret Service laptop stolen from agent’s vehicle in New York – UPI.com

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18 (UPI) – A bag containing a laptop and other items was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle in New York, authorities said. The Secret Service confirmed the laptop, which officials said contained floor plans and evacuation protocol for Trump Tower, was missing. Authorities initially realized it had gone missing Thursday. “The U.S. Secret Service can confirm that an employee was the victim of a criminal act in…

Jumper EZ Book 3 Review: Serviceable Windows Laptop For Under $200 – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ben Sin The Jumper EZ Book 3. There are two types of laptop users in the world: those who scoff at “cheap, unknown brands” and insist on paying like anywhere from one to two grand American dollars for a MacBook, or those who realize the consumer tech market is so saturated that you can find better deals if you look to lesser known brands from China. Now I’m not saying the former…

Secret Service laptop stolen from agent’s vehicle in New York – UPI.com

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18 (UPI) – A bag containing a laptop and other items was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle in New York, authorities said. The Secret Service confirmed the laptop, which officials said contained floor plans and evacuation protocol for Trump Tower, was missing. Authorities initially realized it had gone missing Thursday. “The U.S. Secret Service can confirm that an employee was the victim of a criminal act in…

Is the MacBook Air Good for Students? – Laptop Mag

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

The MacBook Air is definitely a laptop that’s long in the tooth. Apple hasn’t introduced a new model in two years, and it killed off the 11-inch Air in 2016. The company could phase out the  13-inch laptop in the not-too-distant future in favor of the thinner and more expensive 12-inch MacBook. However, as long as the MacBook Air remains available, it’s a worthwhile choice for high school and college students….

MacBook Pro 2017 latest rumours – UK release date, price, features, specifications – coming this year, but don’t … – Macworld UK

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

When will Apple release the new MacBook Pro for 2017? And what UK prices, tech specs and new features should we expect from the new MacBook Pro 2017? New MacBook Pro models were released in October 2016, but we’re already looking ahead to the next update of the MacBook Pro for 2017. In this article we round up and analyse all the rumours related to the new MacBook Pro 2017 – its…

Trump drags key foreign allies into controversy over unproven wiretap claims – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

President Trump’s unproven allegation that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower in New York ahead of the election blazed a new path of political disruption Friday as he dragged two foreign allies into his increasingly thin argument that he is right. Standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a White House news conference Friday afternoon, Trump declined to express regret for the accusation he tweeted nearly two weeks ago, despite…

Paris airport attacker previously suspected of having radical Islamist views – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

PARIS — A man previously suspected by authorities for having radical Islamist views was fatally shot early Saturday at Orly airport after struggling to steal a soldier’s gun and earlier assaulting a police officer at a traffic stop in a northeastern Paris suburb, French officials say. Following the traffic stop where he lightly wounded the officer, the man then proceeded to hijack a woman’s car at gunpoint in another nearby…

Trump says Merkel meeting was ‘great,’ then blasts Germany for NATO bills – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

President Trump on Saturday followed up what he called a “great” meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by blasting her country for what he said were unpaid bills for NATO defense. On Twitter, Trump reiterated a point he made at his joint news conference Friday with Merkel that many NATO nations owe money to the alliance and the U.S. because they haven’t paid their fair share. This time, he chastised…

China urges US to remain ‘coolheaded’ on North Korea as Tillerson warns of danger – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

BEIJING — China urged the United States to remain “coolheaded” over North Korea and not to turn its back on dialogue, as visiting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed a “sense of urgency” to curb dangerous levels of tension on the Korean Peninsula. On his first trip to Asia this week, Tillerson had earlier declared that diplomacy has failed to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, and that a…

Meals on Wheels sees donation surge after Trump proposes funding cuts – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

A woman moves a cooler holding her Meals on Wheels as her golden retriever Tootie watches at her home in San Diego in 2013. (Gregory Bull/Associated Press) Senior citizens in one suburb could see Meals on Wheels deliveries cut in half if President Trump’s budget cuts become reality, a spokeswoman for the network told CNN, as it anticipated “deep cuts” to a nonprofit that serves 2.4 million Americans. Donations surged to 50 times their daily rate Thursday, the…

The Secret Service’s stolen laptop is a reminder to us all to secure devices – MarketWatch

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

A laptop belonging to a Secret Service agent was stolen on Thursday reportedly exposing details about Donald Trump, the Trump Tower, and an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to ABC News. The laptop was stolen from a female agent’s vehicle in New York City during a break-in. Police are monitoring video evidence and “expect to quickly identify the suspect,”…

The Secret Service’s stolen laptop is a reminder to us all to secure devices – MarketWatch

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

A laptop belonging to a Secret Service agent was stolen on Thursday reportedly exposing details about Donald Trump, the Trump Tower, and an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to ABC News. The laptop was stolen from a female agent’s vehicle in New York City during a break-in. Police are monitoring video evidence and “expect to quickly identify the suspect,”…

The Secret Service’s stolen laptop is a reminder to us all to secure devices – MarketWatch

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

A laptop belonging to a Secret Service agent was stolen on Thursday reportedly exposing details about Donald Trump, the Trump Tower, and an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to ABC News. The laptop was stolen from a female agent’s vehicle in New York City during a break-in. Police are monitoring video evidence and “expect to quickly identify the suspect,”…

MacBook Pro 2017 latest rumours – UK release date, price, features, specifications – coming this year, but don’t … – Macworld UK

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

When will Apple release the new MacBook Pro for 2017? And what UK prices, tech specs and new features should we expect from the new MacBook Pro 2017? New MacBook Pro models were released in October 2016, but we’re already looking ahead to the next update of the MacBook Pro for 2017. In this article we round up and analyse all the rumours related to the new MacBook Pro 2017 – its…

Man shot dead at Paris airport after trying to seize soldier’s weapon; airport evacuated – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

A man was shot to death Saturday after trying to seize the weapon of a soldier guarding Paris’ Orly Airport, prompting an evacuation of the entire airport, police said. An airport authority official said flights to and from Orly are being redirected to Charles de Gaulle airport. The official added that thousands of people are being evacuated from Orly. Authorities warned visitors to avoid the area while an ongoing police…

Common bonds aside, Trump and Merkel show little rapport – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to sidestep their differences, but some awkward moments punctuated their first public appearance. During a photo op in the Oval Office on Friday, the two did not shake hands before reporters. Later, during a joint news conference, Trump pushed back against the notion in Europe that his “America First” agenda means he’s an isolationist, calling such a suggestion “another…