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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…

Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line’s redesign – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn’t jump, you’ll be even happier with the 2017. The latest MacBook Pro models are internally Apple’s 13th generation MacBook Pro, but they effectively represent the fourth major body redesign. The new design leans heavily on techniques used for the Retina…

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…

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…

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

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 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 digital collection plates – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 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 —…

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

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 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

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 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…

New Apple store that resembles a laptop wouldn’t be the first building to hawk a product – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired by a report that an Apple logo appeared atop the company’s under-construction North Michigan Avenue store, making it resemble a giant laptop, I did what any digital-age architecture critic would do: I sent out a crowd-sourcing tweet asking for other examples of this irresistible phenomenon: small product becomes big building. On Twitter, they came pouring in. •The Capitol Records building in Los Angeles— “looks like an old fashioned turntable…

Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line’s redesign – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn’t jump, you’ll be even happier with the 2017. The latest MacBook Pro models are internally Apple’s 13th generation MacBook Pro, but they effectively represent the fourth major body redesign. The new design leans heavily on techniques used for the Retina…

Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

“He’s in the eye of the storm here,” Mr. Sandoval said Friday at a news conference in Nevada as Mr. Heller stood next to him, looking vaguely miserable as Mr. Sandoval announced his opposition to the Senate bill. The legislation could affect 210,000 Nevada residents insured through the health care law’s expansion of Medicaid. Advertisement Continue reading the main story On Friday Mr. Heller said that he, too, was against…

Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election – Business Insider

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider It was September 2015 when the FBI first noticed that Russian hackers had infiltrated a computer system belonging to the Democratic National Committee. It was the first sign that Moscow was attempting to meddle in the presidential election. Nearly a year later, further reporting and testimony from current and former intelligence officials have painted…

Texas Mother Accused of Leaving 2 Children to Die in Hot Car to Teach a ‘Lesson’ – NBCNews.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Texas mother faces first-degree felony charges in the deaths of her 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son after police say she locked them inside a sweltering car last month to teach them a lesson. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, was arrested Friday on two counts of causing injury to a child. Authorities later determined that the children died from extreme heat exposure. The incident happened on May 26, when Randolph’s 2-year-old…

Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data, Officials Say – TIME

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The hacking of state and local election databases in 2016 was more extensive than previously reported, including at least one successful attempt to alter voter information, and the theft of thousands of voter records that contain private information like partial Social Security numbers, current and former officials tell TIME. In one case, investigators found there had been a manipulation of voter data in a county database but the alterations were…

Massive landslide buries more than 120 people in southwest China – CBS News

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

BEIJING – More than 120 were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The Xinhua News Agency reports 15 people have been found dead as workers retrieved the bodies from the debris on Saturday. The news agency says no new signs of life have been found. About 1,000 workers…

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

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 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…

New Apple store that resembles a laptop wouldn’t be the first building to hawk a product – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired by a report that an Apple logo appeared atop the company’s under-construction North Michigan Avenue store, making it resemble a giant laptop, I did what any digital-age architecture critic would do: I sent out a crowd-sourcing tweet asking for other examples of this irresistible phenomenon: small product becomes big building. On Twitter, they came pouring in. •The Capitol Records building in Los Angeles— “looks like an old fashioned turntable…