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Microsoft says the fabric on the Surface Laptop should be cared for like a ‘luxury’ handbag – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

When I told my colleagues that I was speaking to Microsoft’s general manager of Surface Engineering, Pete Kyriacou, about the hardware design of the Surface Laptop, they all had the same question: will that fancy Alcantara fabric on the deck of the laptop really hold up? It’s a fair question. The idea of taking a thing you rest your greasy mitts on every day and putting any kind of fabric…

Report: Comey’s testimony on amount of Clinton emails on laptop was misleading – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

FBI Director James Comey last week reportedly misstated the number of Hillary Clinton’s emails that Huma Abedin forwarded to her husband, Anthony Weiner, to print out, ProPublica reported. Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Clinton aide Abedin forwarded “hundreds of thousands” of Clinton’s emails to her husband. But two unnamed sources familiar with the matter told ProPublica that Abedin only forwarded a handful of those emails. The…

What’s the best laptop for a Windows blogger covering Microsoft Build? – Windows Central

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Which laptop is the best for a blogger covering Microsoft’s Build 2017 conference in Seattle this week? It wasn’t easy, but we picked one. Big events require big decisions. In my case, that means I had to pick a laptop to bring with me on a six-day trip. As a professional laptop reviewer, I have many options. So which one did I choose, and why? This year for Build 2017…

US may expand laptop ban to European flights: report – The Hill

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is allegedly considering expanding a laptop ban on certain flights from the Middle East and Africa to include U.S.-bound flights from Europe and the United Kingdom. CBS News reported Monday night that DHS officials are actively weighing the benefits and possible travel disruptions associated with widening the security measure, with officials regularly meeting with U.S. airlines to discuss the issue. A decision could be…

Amazon officially unveils touchscreen Echo Show – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Amazon has officially unveiled its latest Echo product: a touchscreen device with built-in Alexa called the Echo Show. The device was extensively leaked this week, but is now available to preorder from Amazon for $229.99. The Show has the same basic capabilities as the regular, voice-only Echo (like setting timers and listening to music), but the built-in display adds plenty of new functionality. The Show’s screen will give users more…

Toshiba wrangles with Western Digital over chips unit sale – Fox Business

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

TOKYO –  Money-losing Japanese electronics company Toshiba is sparring with its U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital over the planned sale of Toshiba’s computer-chip business. Continue Reading Below Tokyo-based Toshiba Corp. needs cash from such a sale to shore up its finances after it suffered massive losses in its nuclear power division. Toshiba warned Western Digital to stop interfering, according to letters obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press….

Report: Comey’s testimony on amount of Clinton emails on laptop was misleading – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

FBI Director James Comey last week reportedly misstated the number of Hillary Clinton’s emails that Huma Abedin forwarded to her husband, Anthony Weiner, to print out, ProPublica reported. Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Clinton aide Abedin forwarded “hundreds of thousands” of Clinton’s emails to her husband. But two unnamed sources familiar with the matter told ProPublica that Abedin only forwarded a handful of those emails. The…

Conductive Spray Paint Can Turn Any Surface Into a Touchscreen – Newsweek

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The responsiveness of touchscreens makes them exceptionally useful—whether it’s at airport check-ins or for fast food restaurant orders—but most can only be found on flat surfaces made of glass. A new technique to transform almost any object into a touchscreen could soon change this. Researchers from the Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, announced Monday that they have developed a system called Electrick, which effectively coats…

Report: Comey’s testimony on amount of Clinton emails on laptop was misleading – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

FBI Director James Comey last week reportedly misstated the number of Hillary Clinton’s emails that Huma Abedin forwarded to her husband, Anthony Weiner, to print out, ProPublica reported. Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Clinton aide Abedin forwarded “hundreds of thousands” of Clinton’s emails to her husband. But two unnamed sources familiar with the matter told ProPublica that Abedin only forwarded a handful of those emails. The…

Comey misstated key Clinton email evidence at hearing, say people close to investigation – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

FBI Director James B. Comey overstated key findings involving the Hillary Clinton email investigation during testimony to Congress last week, according to people close to the inquiry. In defending the probe, Comey offered seemingly new details to underscore the seriousness of the situation FBI agents faced last fall when they discovered thousands of Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s emails on the computer of her husband, Anthony Weiner. “Somehow, her emails were…

Microsoft May Dial Down The Bot Hype At Build 2017 – Fast Company

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The focus of Build 2017, which will take place in Seattle on May 10-12, will likely be closely related, but not identical. The conference will feature keynote addresses on the 10th and 11th, in which we may hear new product or service announcements. The rest of the days will be filled with developer training sessions on Microsoft tools and how to use them. Based on the items in the session agenda,…

Report: Comey’s testimony on amount of Clinton emails on laptop was misleading – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

FBI Director James Comey last week reportedly misstated the number of Hillary Clinton’s emails that Huma Abedin forwarded to her husband, Anthony Weiner, to print out, ProPublica reported. Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Abedin forwarded “hundreds of thousands” of Clinton’s emails to her husband. But two unnamed sources familiar with the matter told ProPublica that Abedin only forwarded a handful of those emails. The sources told…

Amazon’s touchscreen Echo Show will reportedly ship in June for $229.99 – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Amazon’s touchscreen-equipped Echo has leaked all over the place in the past week, and now we have some crucial bits of info from AFTVnews, which posted the first image of the device. It’s apparently called the Echo Show, according to a new image received by the site, and pre-orders are set to start tomorrow (May 9th) for $229.99. The Echo Show will reportedly start shipping on June 28th in the…

Toshiba ups the ante in chip unit sale with attack on Western Digital – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

TOKYO Toshiba Corp (6502.T) has told Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) not to interfere in the sale of its prized chip unit, rejecting claims it has breached a joint venture contract and threatening legal action. The clash between Toshiba and Western Digital – both its business partner and one of the bidders for the chip unit – risks delaying or even quashing an auction that the Japanese conglomerate is depending on…

The best MacBook for 2017 – Macworld UK

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

If you’re considering buying a new MacBook, you’ve probably already realised that the decision between Apple’s laptop options is not as easy as it first seems. Here, we help you decide which MacBook is best for you in our best MacBook 2017 buying guide. Apple has four different laptop options: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, and MacBook. We told you it was confusing!…

French Election: Marine Le Pen Loses but Propels Far-Right to Mainstream – NBCNews.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

MARSEILLE, France — Far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s drubbing in France’s presidential election delighted Moussa Koité, the rector of a cavernous mosque concealed behind a nondescript storefront near the city’s train station. But he had no doubt the hatred, fears and economic anxieties that propelled Le Pen’s rise — and which he has endured since arriving from Senegal 45 years ago — would persist long beyond Sunday’s defeat. “These things…

Flynn’s White House influence is outliving his short tenure – Politico

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

He’s been out of the White House for 84 days, but President Donald Trump can’t stop thinking about former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The president, who fired Flynn in February, nevertheless remains deeply loyal to him. Since Flynn’s highly public dismissal, the president has praised him as a “wonderful man”—and tweeted in his defense hours before former acting attorney general Sally Yates testified on Capitol Hill Monday that she’d…

South Korea election: Voters choose new president – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Voters have 13 candidates to pick from South Koreans are voting in a presidential election, called early after a huge corruption scandal brought down their former leader. A liberal, Moon Jae-in, is the strong favourite with centrist Ahn Cheol-soo his nearest challenger. If Mr Moon wins, the South will likely change course on North Korea, with the candidate wanting to increase contact with the rogue…

‘Serial Street Shooter’ who killed 9 and terrified Phoenix is arrested, police say – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Aaron Saucedo (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office/AP) For more than a year, a phantom gunman lurked in Phoenix. Known as the “Serial Street Shooter” because of where the victims were targeted, the killer gunned down nine people in a dozen separate shootings in 2015 and 2016, according to police. The gunman struck at night, stalking victims to their homes or cars and opening fire on them under the cover of darkness. The case confounded…

President Trump’s lawyers on revised travel ban repeatedly asked about campaign promises – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

RICHMOND — President Trump’s political statements trailed him on Monday in court, where ­judges seemed skeptical his revised travel ban was based on national security concerns rather than his campaign promise to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Thirteen judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit were considering the case, and, during an extraordinary two-hour hearing, judge after judge asked acting solicitor general Jeffrey B….