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Western Digital made a 14TB hard drive but you can’t buy it – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Western Digital has made a massive 14TB hard drive, but it’s only being sold to data centers. The new Ultrastar Hs14 is the world’s first 14TB hard drive, according to Western Digital, and the company says it will have transfer speeds of up to 223MiB/s in both SATA and SAS formats. The new helium-filled drive is more efficient, according to the company, with twice the sequential write performance of its…

BlackBerry’s upcoming all-touchscreen phone has leaked – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

BlackBerry is preparing to release its second all-touchscreen smartphone in as many years. After releasing the DTEK50 last year (which is actually produced by TCL, as all Blackberry devices are these days), the company is getting ready to release the BlackBerry Krypton. Now, Evan Blass has leaked the first image of the upcoming device. Photo: Evan Blass As for the specs on this, it’s still unclear what TCL has planned….

Digital magazine platform Issuu adds support for subscriptions and single-issue sales – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Issuu is giving publishers another way to make money from the digital magazines published on its platform. Previously, they could monetize their magazines through advertising or by using the content to drive purchases elsewhere. Now, Issuu is enabling digital sales, which means publishers can charge their readers for subscriptions and single issues. CEO Joe Hyrkin said that many Issuu publishers have been “cobbling together” different payment systems. With Issuu Digital…

Google Recap – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

It was a big deal last year when Google came out with its own smartphone, the Pixel. Also one year ago, the tech giant released a smart home speaker and debuted the AI-powered Assistant that lives inside these new gadgets. Now it’s twelve months later, and Google is stepping on the gas. This week, we saw a new Android flagship phone, the Pixel 2. Also, two new Google Home speakers,…

Las Vegas Shooting: NRA Supports New Rules on ‘Bump Stock’ Devices – New York Times

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Washington appears to be moving closer to new gun rules. On Capitol Hill, support appeared to grow for a ban on the bump stock devices, either through regulation or legislation, as Republicans — who for decades have rejected any form of gun restrictions — began increasingly to speak out. Several leading Republicans, including Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, have raised serious questions about the devices….

Las Vegas gunman researched outdoor concerts in other large cities in the US – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

The gunman who fired on a country music festival in Las Vegas also researched outdoor performance areas in Boston and other large cities in recent months, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said Thursday. But Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nev., doesn’t appear to have traveled to most of those locations, said the source, who was not authorized to talk about the inquiry into Sunday’s mass shooting,…

Trump plans to declare that Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

President Trump is expected to announce next week that he will “decertify” the international nuclear deal with Iran, saying it is not in the national interest of the United States and kicking the issue to a reluctant Congress, people briefed on the White House strategy said Thursday. The move would mark the first step in a process that could eventually result in the resumption of U.S. sanctions against Iran, potentially…

Rep. Tim Murphy resigns from Congress after allegedly asking woman to have abortion – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Rep. Tim Murphy said Thursday that he will resign from Congress this month, a day after the eight-term Pennsylvania Republican announced that he would not seek reelection amid a personal scandal. “Upon further discussion with my family, I have made the decision to resign my position” effective Oct. 21, Murphy wrote in a letter to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have served the…

Microsoft could become the ‘Ticketmaster of eSports,’ analyst says – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

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Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

While Microsoft is still officially working on the mobile version of Windows 10, it’s no secret that the company has all but given up on building its own mobile ecosystem. That only leaves Microsoft with one option: concede defeat and bring its applications to the likes of Android and iOS. That’s exactly what the company has been doing for the last few years and today the company announced that its…

NRA says it supports regulations on ‘bump stock’; top House Republicans say they’re open to legislation – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

The National Rifle Association has joined an effort to restrict a device that was used to accelerate gunfire in the Las Vegas massacre, after the White House and top Republicans signaled a willingness to debate the issue in response the tragedy. “In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain devices were used to modify the firearms involved. . . . The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semiautomatic rifles to function like…

Tropical Storm Nate hits Nicaragua on its path toward the US Gulf Coast this weekend – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate — a disorganized, ill-defined blob of thunderstorms and rain — is moving north through the far western Caribbean. Pouring down rain in Nicaragua and Honduras on Thursday, the storm remains relatively weak. Though Nate doesn’t appear menacing right now, there’s potential this system will rapidly intensify as it reaches the warm water of the Gulf of Mexico, on its way to an expected landfall in the United States on…

Stephen Paddock Chased Gambling’s Payouts and Perks – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

That the attack was launched from a glassy tower of one of Las Vegas’s most prestigious casinos was not a coincidence. A defining aspect of Mr. Paddock’s life involved gambling, and he hungered for the kinds of rewards that only the Las Vegas Strip could provide. Just three days before he opened fire from the Mandalay Bay, he was seen playing video poker in its casino. Mr. Paddock was not…

Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. Among the recipients, The Times found, were a young assistant in New York in 1990, an actress in 1997, an assistant in London in 1998, an Italian model in 2015 and Ms. O’Connor shortly…

The remarkably fast liberalization of the Democratic Party – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pauses as he speaks during a “Care Not Cuts” rally in July in Covington, Ky. (John Minchillo/Associated Press) Donald Trump’s presidential nomination and the tea party trend of earlier this decade have led to plenty of thumb-sucking when it comes to the Republican Party’s alleged shift toward the political extreme. And there is certainly evidence for that. But a new Pew Research Center study shows that…

Microsoft could become the ‘Ticketmaster of eSports,’ analyst says – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

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Microsoft’s Edge browser arrives on iOS and Android in beta – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Microsoft is finally bringing its Edge browser to iOS and Android. It’s the next logical step in Microsoft’s new approach to mobile: make Android and iOS work better with Windows. If you’re an Android or iOS user, you’ll be able to use Microsoft Edge mobile to push webpages to a PC and resume where you left off. This “continue on PC” functionality is at the center of Edge for iOS…

Microsoft: $120, Here We Come – Barron’s

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

With Microsoft’s (MSFT) share price up almost 30% over the past year, and bouncing off a multi-year high, it seems like an odd time for an analyst to suggest buying the stock. But Canaccord Genuity analysts Richard Davis and David Hynes upgraded the tech titan today from a Hold to a Buy and hiked their 12-month price target from $76 to $86 a share, arguing that even at these prices, investors…

Why Microsoft thinks customization is the secret to a better Xbox One dashboard design – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Microsoft’s broader Xbox strategy for the last few years has involved a strong focus on hardware, resulting in last year’s cheaper Xbox One S and the upcoming release next month of the more powerful Xbox One X. But another long-term focus within the Xbox division, one that can’t be solved with faster components, is making the device easier and more pleasant to use. That’s the job of software and an…

How to email a potential new mentor — the right way – CNNMoney

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Reaching out to potential new mentors is a great way to get a leg up on your career. But what about when you’re not sure how to start the email, or afraid to ask for help or (most importantly) worried about wasting their time? ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is…