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Microsoft teases new Surface Pro Type Covers – The Verge

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Microsoft is widely expected to launch a new Surface Pro device tomorrow, and the company’s Surface chief has taken to Instagram today to post what appears to be a teaser. Panos Panay simply posted an image of four Surface keyboards, with the caption that there are “30 hours to go” until Microsoft’s Surface event in Shanghai. The Surface keyboards appear to be new Type Cover colors in alcantara, the same…

Microsoft’s ‘Perfect Partner’ For Mobile Is Apple – Forbes – Forbes

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Launched on the desktop over a year ago for Office 365 users, Microsoft Planner has made its debut on mobile devices and smartphones… and it should not come as a surprise that Redmond has decided to start with a version for the iPhone. Microsoft Planner allows teams to work together to plan workflow through the management of tasks, sharing files, and communicating within a team. It’s a formula that many…

Trump embraces the Saudi vision for the Middle East – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Ahead of President Trump’s much-anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia, delivered before a gathering of Muslim statesmen on Sunday, there was a great deal of speculation into what Trump would say about Islam — a faith, after all, that he once…

Trump lands in Israel: What to watch – CNN

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

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Microsoft’s ‘Perfect Partner’ For Mobile Is Apple – Forbes

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Launched on the desktop over a year ago for Office 365 users, Microsoft Planner has made its debut on mobile devices and smartphones… and it should not come as a surprise that Redmond has decided to start with a version for the iPhone. Microsoft Planner allows teams to work together to plan workflow through the management of tasks, sharing files, and communicating within a team. It’s a formula that many…

In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s event felt like it embodied the resurgence of the company under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Google I/O — and especially its various, somewhat scattershot keynotes — fell flat this year. The two companies have long been rivals,…

Microsoft Has a Goal to Store Data as DNA – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Based on early research involving the storage of movies and documents in DNA, Microsoft is developing an apparatus that uses biology to replace tape drives, researchers at the company say. Computer architects at Microsoft Research say the company has formalized a goal of having an operational storage system based on DNA working inside a data center toward the end of this decade. The aim is a “proto-commercial system in three…

Barclays tightens email security after Jes Staley hoax – Financial Times

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Barclays tightens email security after Jes Staley hoax

Trump summons Muslim nations to confront ‘Islamic terror of all kinds’ – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump forcefully summoned the Muslim world to confront “the crisis of Islamic extremism” here Sunday on the eve of visits to Israel and the Vatican as he seeks to unite followers of disparate faiths against global terrorism. Speaking from the birthplace of Islam, Trump implored the leaders of dozens of Muslim nations to take their destinies in hand and, together with the United States, eliminate…

Dozens walk out of Pence commencement speech at Notre Dame – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Some graduating seniors at the University of Notre Dame walked out of their own graduation ceremony to protest Vice President Pence when he began to deliver the commencement speech on Sunday morning. Pence was chosen to give the commencement address at the nation’s most prominent Catholic university — even though the school ordinarily invites newly inaugurated presidents to give the address in their first year of office.  Thousands of students and…

Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the safety net. For Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health care to low-income Americans, Trump’s budget plan would follow through on a bill…

North Korea confirms ‘successful’ new ballistic missile test – BBC News

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pyongyang said the missile launched was the Pukguksong-2, which was also tested in February North Korea has confirmed it “successfully” launched another medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The state-run KCNA news agency said the weapon was now ready to be deployed for military action. The White House said the missile had a shorter range than those used in North Korea’s last three tests. It comes…

Microsoft’s ‘Perfect Partner’ For Mobile Is Apple – Forbes

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Launched on the desktop over a year ago for Office 365 users, Microsoft Planner has made its debut on mobile devices and smartphones… and it should not come as a surprise that Redmond has decided to start with a version for the iPhone. Microsoft Planner allows teams to work together to plan workflow through the management of tasks, sharing files, and communicating within a team. It’s a formula that many…

Why Pence’s frustration feels like déjà vu – CNN

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Sheriff David Clarke denies plagiarism, calls reporter a ‘sleaze bag’ – ABC News

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke — who last week claimed that he was appointed to be an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security — is denying allegations that he plagiarized content in his 2013 master’s thesis, while calling the reporter who broke the story a “sleaze bag.” CNN reported on Saturday night that Clarke, a controversial figure who has spoken out against the activist group Black Lives Matter…