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Michelle Carter, whose texts pushed her boyfriend to suicide, sentenced to 15 months – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

Michelle Carter, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for urging her boyfriend through calls and text messages to commit suicide, was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison, but will not serve any time during her appeal. A Massachusetts judge ruled Carter was responsible for Conrad Roy III’s death because she had placed him in a situation that led to his suicide in a landmark case that made national headlines. Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz sentenced Carter to 2…

Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia probe: report – The Hill

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly impaneled a grand jury in Washington as part of the ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Such a move would signal that the investigation is growing and entering a new phase. The special counsel is looking into Russia’s efforts to influence the election and any ties between President Trump’s campaign and Moscow. Mueller’s spokesman declined to comment to the…

Microsoft testing ‘Eye Control’ feature for Windows 10 – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

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Inside Patreon, the economic engine of internet culture – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

In 2013, Peter Hollens was an aspiring a cappella singer surviving, in his words, by living on ramen in someone else’s house. Hollens was hardly new to the music business; he’d been a record producer and cruise singer before striking out on his own, and his wife Evynne co-founded the college a cappella group that inspired Pitch Perfect. His elaborate, multi-layered covers of pop songs had won him a dedicated…

Digital Skills — The New Literacy Debate – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

Shutterstock The definition of what it means to be literate has been transformed dramatically over the past decade. The purist’s definition — the ability to read — has morphed into an understanding of how to use a computer with skill, creativity and with considerable business effect. With U.K. unemployment dropping to 1.49 million this apparently rosy employment figure is taking place without any real joy or prospects for some, while…

Acosta versus Miller: A lurking ideological conflict about the Statue of Liberty – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

The bitter on-camera exchange between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and CNN’s Jim Acosta — a press room battle royal over immigration, English-speakers, and “cosmopolitan bias” — has been on repeat in the news cycle ever since Wednesday afternoon. And while the argument reflected the Trump administration’s ongoing tension with the press, one of the subtler exchanges in the five-minute argument actually exposed a unique front in the culture war — what…

Trump argues he won New Hampshire because it is a ‘drug-infested den’ – CNN

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

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Tom Brady’s memorable moments, on and off the field, as he turns 40 – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE In honor of Tom Brady’s 40th birthday we attempted to list 40 great accomplishments by the G.O.A.T. in 40 seconds. It was a doozy. USA TODAY Sports Patriots quarterback Tom Brady turns 40 on Thursday.(Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY Sports) Tom Brady turns 40 on Thursday, so it got us thinking about all the big moments of his career — on and off the…

Trump Hits New Low With White Non-College Voters – NPR

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

President Trump hit a record low approval in a new poll from Quinnipiac University — only 33 percent of Americans now approve of the president (margin of error +/- 3.4 percentage points). Buried in that poll is one sign of where he’s losing that support: For the first time, the poll showed Trump with a negative net approval rating among white Americans without a college degree. Because of their stalwart…

WA Seattle WA Zone Forecast – SFGate

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

WA Seattle WA Zone Forecast for Wednesday, August 2, 2017 _____ 739 FPUS56 KSEW 031033 ZFPSEW Zone Forecast Product for Western Washington National Weather Service Seattle WA 333 AM PDT Thu Aug 3 2017 Spot temperatures and probabilities of measurable precipitation are for today, tonight, and Friday. WAZ558-040145- Seattle and Vicinity- Including the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, Federal Way, and Kent 333 AM PDT Thu Aug 3 2017 …EXCESSIVE HEAT…

Microsoft testing ‘Eye Control’ feature for Windows 10 – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

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Digital skills – the new literacy debate – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

Shutterstock The definition of what it means to be literate has been transformed dramatically over the past decade. The purist’s definition – the ability to read – has morphed into an understanding of how to use a computer with skill, creativity and with considerable business effect. With U.K. unemployment dropping to 1.49 million this apparently rosy employment figure is taking place without any real joy or prospects for some, while…

Justice Department calls for review of race-based college admissions, alarming civil rights groups – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

The Justice Department signaled Wednesday that it would examine “race-based discrimination” in college admissions, alarming some civil rights advocates who fear that the Trump administration is trying to roll back affirmative action policies. In an internal job posting, the department’s Civil Rights Division said it was seeking lawyers willing to work on an investigation and potential litigation involving race-based admissions policies. Although Justice Department officials said the move does not…

Trump signs bill approving new sanctions against Russia – CNN

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

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TX Amarillo TX Zone Forecast – SFGate

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

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Trump Says US’Losing’ Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals – NBCNews.com

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated with his advisers tasked with crafting a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and recently suggested firing the war’s top military commander during a tense meeting at the White House, according to senior administration officials. During the July 19 meeting, Trump repeatedly suggested that Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford replace Gen. John…

Earthquake Shakes Central Oklahoma, One Of 7 In 28 Hours – NPR

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

The U.S. Geological Survey shows the location of Wednesday’s earthquake in central Oklahoma. U.S. Geological Survey hide caption toggle caption U.S. Geological Survey The U.S. Geological Survey shows the location of Wednesday’s earthquake in central Oklahoma. U.S. Geological Survey An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.2 hit central Oklahoma Wednesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the sixth earthquake to affect the area in just over 24 hours. Four hours later,…

Microsoft 2017 annual report lists AI as top priority – CNBC.com – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

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Microsoft accidentally reveals its own iPad Touch Cover – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

Microsoft appears to be working on an iPad Touch Cover. The software giant has listed a mysterious “iPad Touch Cover (Model 1719)” in a download page for documentation related to Lithium batteries. Spotted by WinFuture, the documents were originally posted back in April and include other examples for Microsoft’s HoloLens, Band, and Surface devices. It’s not clear when Microsoft’s iPad Touch Cover will actually be released, or whether the product…

Microsoft’s Eye Control for Windows 10 is now available for testers – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017

It was only yesterday that Microsoft announced a new built-in eye tracking feature for Windows 10, but the company is already interested in getting the accessibility option out in the wild. The latest Windows Insider preview build includes support for a beta version of Eye Control, as it’s called, so long as you have the compatible Tobii Eye Tracker 4C. To start, Microsoft is supporting only the US English language…