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Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

With ‘fire and fury,’ Trump revives fears about his possession of nuclear codes – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

As with most things Trump, the furor over the “fire and fury” has divided the nation in two — those who believe the president is a loose cannon, impulsively blurting whatever flits through his mind, and those who believe his inflammatory talk is a wily combination of politically savvy instincts and a gut-driven populism that simply aims to please. When President Trump went off script Tuesday to deliver a startling…

FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

FBI agents raided the home in Alexandria, Va., of President Trump’s former campaign chairman, arriving in the pre-dawn hours late last month and seizing documents and other materials related to the special counsel investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The raid, which occurred without warning on July 26, signaled an aggressive new approach by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team in dealing with a key figure…

Why Can’t Microsoft Get Its Xbox One Dashboard Right? – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Microsoft Xbox One I’ve spent the last twenty minutes watching a new Microsoft video about an Xbox One dashboard redesign three times. I still have almost no idea what’s going on. It’s the latest rework for a user interface that has been resdesigned too many times to count at this point, and while what’s being explained onscreen seems to make perfect sense to the Microsoft employees presenting it, it still…

How to get Microsoft’s Outlook.com beta right now – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Microsoft unveiled a new Outlook.com beta yesterday, complete with a refreshed search interface and plenty of GIFs. While the software giant is planning to roll this out in stages, it appears that not many people are seeing the opt-in “try the beta” toggle yet. If you’re still waiting, there’s actually a quick trick to get in early: Load up Outlook.com in a browser as normal and sign into your account…

Modius: Could This Wearable Wellness Gadget Really Help You Lose Weight Without Dieting? – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Neurovalens The Modius headset being worn. Are you looking for a magic bullet? A pill that will restore your hair, perhaps? Or a gadget that zaps wrinkles perfectly? Or a device that makes the body fat dwindle? In which case, you might like to know about Modius, a headset which you wear for 45 minutes a day. That, the makers claim, will be enough for the wearer to lose weight…

EFF files court brief urging warrants for digital device searches at borders – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The EFF has filed a court filing pressing for warrants be required for searches of mobile phones, laptops and other digital devices by federal agents at international airports and U.S. land borders — describing these as “highly intrusive forays into travelers’ private information”. It’s urging that searches of digital devices should only be possible when a border agent has obtained a signed warrant from a judge. Such searches are currently allowed…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ Against North Korea if It Endangers US – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Undaunted, North Korea warned several hours later that it was considering a strike that would create “an enveloping fire” around Guam, the western Pacific island where the United States operates a critical Air Force base. In recent months, American strategic bombers from Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base have flown over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force. ALASKA Gulf of Alaska Arctic Ocean Bering Sea RUSSIA NORTH KOREA CHINA…

Why is the FBI so interested in Paul Manafort that agents were literally at his door before dawn? – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

There are a couple reasons the special counsel’s expanding Russia investigation might be so interested in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort that FBI agents showed up at his door before dawn, unannounced, searched his home and seized documents, as The Washington Post reports. In many ways, Manafort is squarely in the crosshairs of the Russia-Trump collusion investigation: His brief tenure as the head of Trump’s campaign happened as concerns about…

Transgender service members sue over Trump ban – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un,’ evangelical adviser says – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

President Trump, left, greets pastor Robert Jeffress on July 1 during the Celebrate Freedom Rally at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. (Oliver Douliery/Pool/European Pressphoto Agency) Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump’s evangelical advisers who preached the morning of his inauguration, has released a statement saying the president has the moral authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “When…

Franklin poised to become season’s first hurricane, with landfall in Mexico on Wednesday night – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Tropical Storm Franklin on Wednesday morning, from preliminary nonoperational GOES-16 data. (NASA) After passing over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday, Tropical Storm Franklin has steadily intensified over the Bay of Campeche and is on the brink of becoming 2017’s first hurricane in the Atlantic basin. The storm, packing winds of 70 mph, is on a collision course with Mexico’s east coast, south of Texas. Riding over warm water, it is…

How to get Microsoft’s Outlook.com beta right now – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Microsoft unveiled a new Outlook.com beta yesterday, complete with a refreshed search interface and plenty of GIFs. While the software giant is planning to roll this out in stages, it appears that not many people are seeing the opt-in “try the beta” toggle yet. If you’re still waiting, there’s actually a quick trick to get in early: Load up Outlook.com in a browser as normal and sign into your account…

Fidelity allows clients to see digital currencies on its website – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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EFF files court brief urging warrants for digital device searches at … – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The EFF has filed a court filing pressing for warrants be required for searches of mobile phones, laptops and other digital devices by federal agents at international airports and U.S. land borders — describing these as “highly intrusive forays into travelers’ private information”. It’s urging that searches of digital devices should only be possible when a border agent has obtained a signed warrant from a judge. Such searches are currently allowed…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

Why Trump’s North Korea warnings were ‘unnecessary, scary, irresponsible’ – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The warning was heard around the world. Speaking from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., President Trump told North Korea on Tuesday that it would be “met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” if the country did not stop threatening the United States. “North Korea best not make any more threats,” Trump told reporters. (In response, North Korean state media said the Hermit…

Wednesday forecast: Scattered storms increasing throughout the day – WIBW

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The big weather story is the unsettled weather pattern beginning. While we’ve had a few isolated showers develop both Monday and Tuesday afternoon the chances are a bit higher (although still small for the most part) through the weekend. While models hint at best chances for rain which will be highlighted below there still remains subtle differences between them which would indicate how widespread and/or…

In break with Netflix, Disney’s streaming service aims to dominate children’s programming – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Elsa the Snow Queen in a scene from the animated feature “Frozen.” (Disney/AP) As adult television viewers increasingly opt out of traditional cable, streaming services are trying to entice their kids. Family-friendly programming is being dubbed a “front line in the streaming battle” and an “arms race over kids’ TV.” Disney jumped ahead of the pack with plans to pull its children’s programming from Netflix in 2019 to launch its own streaming service, which…