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Driver Charged in Deadly Attack in Lower Manhattan. – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Mr. Saipov, accused of killing eight people and injuring 12 in the attack, was pushed into a Manhattan federal courtroom in a wheelchair just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday. He sat slightly hunched, his rail-thin body dressed in a gray shirt and gray pants. His hair stuck up slightly in the back. His hands and feet were chained. Five guards stood behind him. Document: Complaint Against Suspect in Manhattan Terror…

How Russian trolls got into your Facebook feed – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

One of the Russian ads released by lawmakers on Wednesday. It targeted Facebook users who expressed interest in Bill O’Reilly, Mike Huckabee, or Jesus, among other topics. Americans are getting our first glimpse of how we got played. On Wednesday, Congress released some of the 3,000 Facebook ads and Twitter accounts created by Russian operatives to sway American voters. You can explore them in an analysis the Post published here….

Powell, Once an Also-Ran, Set to Chair Trump’s Bank-Friendly Fed – Bloomberg

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

A few months ago, Jerome Powell was reckoned to be too tough on banks to get President Donald Trump’s nod for a key supervisory post at the Federal Reserve. Now he’s said to be in line for the top job as Fed chairman, with the expectation that he’ll make life easier for the financial industry. Three people familiar with the decision said Trump had told Powell he’s the nominee, though…

Student charged after bragging about putting roommate’s toothbrush ‘where the sun doesn’t shine’ – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu, 18. (West Hartford Police Department/AP) A former student at the University of Hartford has been charged with criminal mischief and breach of peace after bragging online about contaminating her roommate’s belongings with bodily fluids, including rubbing dirty tampons on her backpack and putting her toothbrush “places where the sun doesn’t shine.” Eighteen-year-old Brianna Brochu appeared in court Wednesday. A judge banned her from the campus in central Connecticut and ordered…

Trump, Citing Attack in New York, Calls for End to Visa Program – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

It also provided fodder for him to shift the public focus away from the special counsel investigation that unveiled criminal charges against three former campaign aides this week. But in an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, Mr. Trump adamantly denied being concerned about the indictments. “I’m not under investigation, as you know,” he said in a brief telephone call. Pointing to the indictment of his former campaign…

Korg’s Gadget music production app is coming to Nintendo Switch – Engadget

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Exporting sounds a bit tricky though. Rather than saving a beat to an SD card, as of now the plan is for users to run an aux cable from the Switch’s headphone jack into a 3.5mm input on a PC and record using something like Audacity. It isn’t ideal, but unless Nintendo adds an SD card export option via firmware update before next spring, it’ll have to do. Or, perhaps…

Dell’s 2017 Black Friday deals include $130 Inspiron laptop doorbuster – ZDNet

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Dell kicks off the Black Friday ad reveal process for tech retailers. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Dell has been the first tech retailer to have its Black Friday plans disclosed over the last couple of years — and this year is no different. The PC giant has “leaked” its deals for the Thanksgiving weekend shopping period, including a 14-inch laptop for a budget price as a turkey…

Viacom Picks AwesomenessTV’s Kelly Day To Lead Its New Digital Studio – Deadline

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Viacom has chosen Kelly Day, a well-traveled digital executive who had been serving as chief business officer at AwesomenessTV, to lead the media company’s new digital studios unit. She will begin her new role on Nov. 20. As ratings erosion and cord-cutting threaten Viacom’s once-invincible portfolio of linear cable networks, the company has made a concerted push into digital. Its new digital studio will focus on creating and expanding digital…

My #95Theses of #Digital – The Register

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

¡Bong! It’s exactly 500 years to the day since Luther Blissett nailed his “95 Theses” to the door of Battenberg Cake Factory. Like Steve Jobs, and Elon Musk, he started a revolution. If it hadn’t been for Luther, would we have had an October Revolution? Wouldn’t Henry VIII have died monogamous? Would we even have the internet? I can’t say, but I suspect not. What’s not in doubt is that…

How Digital Health Care Can Help Prevent Chronic Diseases Like Diabetes – Harvard Business Review

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Diabetes is one of the most pervasive and expensive chronic diseases: It affects an estimated 30.3 million people in the United States and costs a staggering $245 billion per year to treat. In addition there are 84.1 million adults in the United States with high blood sugar levels in danger of developing type 2 diabetes. It is widely acknowledged that the most effective method of treating these prediabetics so they…

Dell’s 2017 Black Friday deals include $130 Inspiron laptop doorbuster – ZDNet

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Dell kicks off the Black Friday ad reveal process for tech retailers. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Dell has been the first tech retailer to have its Black Friday plans disclosed over the last couple of years — and this year is no different. The PC giant has “leaked” its deals for the Thanksgiving weekend shopping period, including a 14-inch laptop for a budget price as a turkey…

9to5Toys Lunch Break: $50 iTunes Gift Card $42, 13-inch MacBook Pro $250 off, Samsung 28-inch 4K Monitor $229 … – 9to5Mac

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. 9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM EST. This includes price drops on all sorts of Apple products from iPad to MacBook and everything in between, as well as HomeKit gear, accessories of all kinds…

Is a Sub-$200 Laptop Good Enough for You? – Motley Fool

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The days having to shell out thousands of dollars for a decent laptop are long gone. You can now find great, brand-name devices for just a couple hundred dollars that are more than adequate for the average user. You just need to know what you’re looking for so you can make the right decision. To help you decide whether or not a sub-$200 laptop is the right choice for you,…

Driver in Manhattan Attack Had Been Planning for Weeks, Police Say – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

That language appeared to echo instructions spread by ISIS in an edition last November of Rumiyah, a magazine it uses, calling on followers to carry out a truck attack and to leave behind a note pledging allegiance to the terrorist group. “He appears to have followed almost to a T the instructions that ISIS has put out,” Mr. Miller said. Mr. Miller said Mr. Saipov had never been the subject…

Trump demands Congress terminate diversity immigration lottery – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, during a White House Cabinet meeting Wednesday, said he wants to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that distributes around 50,000 visas to countries where there is a low rate of immigration to the US. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/11/01/jeff-flake-donald-trump-tweet-speier-newday.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_36′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer…

Senators to Facebook, Google, Twitter: Wake up to Russian threat – Politico

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) listen during Wednesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Some Republicans doubt whether Russian influence helped elect Trump. By LI ZHOU, NANCY SCOLA and ASHLEY GOLD 11/01/2017 10:08 AM EDT Updated 11/01/2017 03:31 PM EDT 2017-11-01T03:31-0400 Senators from both parties blasted Facebook, Google and Twitter for failing to grasp the magnitude of Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election,…

Student charged after bragging about putting roommate’s toothbrush ‘where the sun doesn’t shine’ – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Former University of Hartford student 18-year-old Brianna Brochu (West Hartford Police Department, via AP) A former student at the University of Hartford has been charged with criminal mischief and breach of peace after bragging online about contaminating her roommate’s belongings with bodily fluids, including rubbing dirty tampons on her backpack and putting her toothbrush “places where the sun doesn’t shine.” Eighteen-year-old Brianna Brochu appeared in court Wednesday where a judge banned her from the campus in central Connecticut…

Olivia Munn originally described Brett Ratner’s sexual misconduct back in 2010 – EW.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

On Wednesday, Olivia Munn went on the record along with five other women accusing Hollywood director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct, claiming Ratner masturbated in front of the X-Men actress while holding a shrimp cocktail on the set of After the Sunset in 2004. “I shouldn’t have to be completely broken, battered, and devalued in order to prove that he crossed a line,” Munn told the Los Angeles Times. In that same report,…

Dell’s 2017 Black Friday deals include $130 Inspiron laptop doorbuster – ZDNet

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Dell kicks off the Black Friday ad reveal process for tech retailers. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Dell has been the first tech retailer to have its Black Friday plans disclosed over the last couple of years — and this year is no different. The PC giant has “leaked” its deals for the Thanksgiving weekend shopping period, including a 14-inch laptop for a budget price as a turkey…