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British Parliament Hit by Cyberattack, Affecting Email Access – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Charles in the House of Lords on Wednesday. Credit Arthur Edwards/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — The British Parliament was the target of a cyberattack that left many legislators unable to connect to their email on Saturday as remote access to accounts was disabled as a security measure. Legislators were made aware of the problem on Friday night, and Chris Rennard, a…

20 mobile phone technicians graduate from Manaspace – Myjoyonline.com

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Twenty mobile phone technicians have graduated at a ceremony in Madina, a suburb of Accra. The graduates had undergone two months of intensive training in mobile phone repairs and services at Manaspace Mobile Phone Repairs Centre. The new technicians will be able to diagnose and repair any kind of mobile phone software and hardware faults and easily read mobile phone layout diagrams. Other in-depth knowledge acquired by the graduands include:…

While Modi promises a ‘Digital India,’ local authorities shut down the Internet – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Congregations to give using contactless as churches introduce … – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Worshippers will be able to use contactless to donate after the Church of England unveiled plans to digitise its collection plates.  From August around 40 churches are expected to have hand-held terminals to process donations made using contactless cards. John Preston, national stewardship officer at the Church of England, told the Financial Times: “We’re aware that younger generations — and there are many people now who don’t carry cash —…

Disney Digital Network Touts Synergies in New Structure | Variety – Variety

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Months after announcing that its Maker Studios division would no longer operate independently, Walt Disney Co. is putting those assets to good use inside its newly blended digital network. Andrew Sugerman, executive VP of publishing and digital media for Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, touted the synergies already at work in a Q&A on Friday at Vidcon in Anaheim, not far from the conglomerate’s theme park. Disney revealed in…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Apple’s MacBook Air Needs To Be Killed Off – Forbes – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

In case you missed it, Apple updated the venerable MacBook Air during WWDC. While all the focus was on the iPad Pro and the draw of AR in mobile technology, the laptop picked up the least amount of love possible with a bump on Intel’s fifth generation chipset from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz. For all the talk of the iPad Pro being able to replace a laptop and be…

Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

A small group of moderate Republican senators, worried that their leaders’ health-care bill could damage the nation’s social safety net, may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure’s passage as their colleagues on the right. The vast changes the legislation would make to Medicaid, the country’s broadest source of public health insurance, would represent the largest single step the government has ever taken toward conservatives’ long-held goal…

Retirement Rumors Ramp Up For Influential Supreme Court Justice – HuffPost

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

This new round of speculation was sparked by a private reunion of Kennedy’s former clerks in Washington D.C, according to the reports. The reunion date was moved up one year, AP reported, sparking talk among former clerks that it would be the last time they see Kennedy while he is on the bench.

Pakistan oil tanker truck explosion kills at least 120 – CNN

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling – CNN

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I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

It’s now easier to get Purism’s security-focused laptops – Engadget

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

The company says it works with hardware manufacturers to make sure its components can’t be used to infiltrate your system. For instance, its laptops have a kill switch that turns off their mic and camera, so you can make sure nobody’s spying on you through your webcam, which unfortunately can happen to anyone. Another kill switch disables their WiFi and Bluetooth in an instant to prevent unauthorized connection to your…

Schools let students take laptops home to stop the ‘summer slide’ – 89.3 KPCC

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

When principal Kelli Hoffman ran into her students at a McDonald’s during summer break, she knew they weren’t there for the McNuggets. The two rising eighth-graders at French Middle School had invested in a Coke to unlock a bigger prize: free Wi-Fi. They sat logged into their school-provided Chromebooks studying exercise ideas from their sports coaches. Hoffman’s district, Topeka Public Schools in Kansas, is one of…

Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ program fails to attract big game studios – Seattle Times

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

A year in, Microsoft’s bid to link personal computer and Xbox gaming is still a work in progress. At the E3 trade show a year ago, Microsoft introduced “Play Anywhere,” a program that lets people buy a game digitally through the Xbox store, and play it on both a console and a PC. The aim was to add a consumer-friendly link between Windows, the home for most PC gaming, and…

While Modi promises a ‘Digital India,’ local authorities shut down the Internet – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Apple’s MacBook Air Needs To Be Killed Off – Forbes – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

In case you missed it, Apple updated the venerable MacBook Air during WWDC. While all the focus was on the iPad Pro and the draw of AR in mobile technology, the laptop picked up the least amount of love possible with a bump on Intel’s fifth generation chipset from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz. For all the talk of the iPad Pro being able to replace a laptop and be…