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I’ve run my laptop all week off this giant external battery – BGR – BGR

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Technically, I could have spent all of this past week living off-grid. For the past week, I’ve charged every electronic gadget I own off a giant battery pack that’s more like a mini generator alternative than a battery pack. Unlike the kind of thing you buy off Amazon for $40, the River pack can’t fit in a laptop bag, and it definitely doesn’t cost $40. But for $459, what you…

March for Science Demonstrators Say They’re the Real Patriots – NBCNews.com

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

It’s not often that bugs get whoops and cheers. Lovers of science got their day in the rain Saturday as they rallied around their passions, delivering applause for the technology that brought their smart phones to the obvious theme of climate change on Earth Day. Play Facebook Twitter Embed autoplay autoplay And while the March for Science was on the surface nonpartisan, politics bubbled up again and again. “Insects don’t…

Five things to watch in France’s election – The Hill

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

This election uniquely includes both right- and left-wing populists, with the National Front’s Le Pen and La France Insoumise’s Jean-Luc Melenchon. A runoff with Le Pen and Macron would also be notable, since it wouldn’t include the mainstream parties that have governed in France for decades. “It wouldn’t be the classic left vs right divide but two views of the world clashing,” Ifop pollsters’ Jerome Fourquet told Reuters. “Macron bills himself…

Attack on Champs-Élysées Injects More Uncertainty Into French Vote – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Erin Moran, Who Played Joanie on ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 56 – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Vivek H. Murthy (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign, according to a statement released Friday night by the Department of Health and Human Services. The statement said that “after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump administration,”…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…

Hacker, 15, who brought down Microsoft and Sony from his bedroom sold his computer bug to criminals for £386000 – The Sun

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

A LAD who created a computer bug at age 15 and made almost £400,000 by selling it to cyber criminals was motivated for “status”, a court has heard. Adam Mudd, now 20, faces jail after admitting to hacking and money laundering, with the court hearing his sophisticated hacking software led to more than 1.7million attacks on websites worldwide. Adam Mudd, now 20, designed a hacking program that affected almost every…

Why people are marching for science: ‘There is no Planet B’ – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thousands of people gathered in the rain Saturday on the soggy grounds of the Washington Monument to turn Earth Day into an homage to science. After four hours of speeches and musical performances, they marched down Constitution Avenue to the foot of Capitol Hill, chanting “Build labs, not walls!” and “Hey, Trump, have you heard, you can’t silence every nerd!” The March for Science began as a notion batted around…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…

I’ve run my laptop all week off this giant external battery – BGR

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Technically, I could have spent all of this past week living off-grid. For the past week, I’ve charged every electronic gadget I own off a giant battery pack that’s more like a mini generator alternative than a battery pack. Unlike the kind of thing you buy off Amazon for $40, the River pack can’t fit in a laptop bag, and it definitely doesn’t cost $40. But for $459, what you…

I’ve run my laptop all week off this giant external battery – BGR

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Technically, I could have spent all of this past week living off-grid. For the past week, I’ve charged every electronic gadget I own off a giant battery pack that’s more like a mini generator alternative than a battery pack. Unlike the kind of thing you buy off Amazon for $40, the River pack can’t fit in a laptop bag, and it definitely doesn’t cost $40. But for $459, what you…

My MacBook: A Complete Guide for Electronics-Ban Airport Thieves – The New Yorker

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY OJO IMAGES LTD / ALAMY New security regulations from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.K.’s Department for Transport ban passengers flying from certain Middle East and North African airports to the U.S. and U.K. from bringing electronics bigger than a smartphone into the cabins. Laptops, e-readers, tablets, cameras, and more will now have to be checked in at the airport of origin. . . . “Bag…

Why people are marching for science: ‘There is no Planet B’ – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

The March for Science materialized as a global event on six continents — and cheered on by scientists on a seventh, Antarctica. On the National mall, the crowd has been large, with thousands of people gathered on the grounds of the Washington Monument and lines for the security checkpoints stretching for more than two blocks. Rain has varied from light to borderline apocalyptic, but that didn’t stop people from dancing…

140 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Base, Official Says – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

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France’s overseas territories kick off key presidential vote – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Charles de Gaulle addresses France during a televised speech in 1962. (AFP/Getty Images) COLOMBEY-LES-DEUX-ÉGLISES, France — The General rests in peace. In the graveyard of a small stone church in this afterthought of a country village, Charles de Gaulle — the founding father of modern France — enjoys the repose only awarded to the “great men” of history. Tourists traipse through his house; admirers bow their heads at the grave…

Major Hurdle for a Tax Code Overhaul: Trump’s Own Field – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

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American Airlines Suspends Flight Attendant After Altercation Over Stroller – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

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A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…