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Man Steals Laptop, Asks Victim for Password: Fort Worth Police – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fort Worth police have identified the person who stole a man’s laptop in Fort Worth and tried to sell it back to him. Police said the man’s vehicle was broken into Tuesday while it was parked outside his home in the 4500 block of Buffalo Bend Place. His laptop and bag containing business cards was stolen. The next day, Justin Reynolds tried to sell the laptop to a pawn shop…

Microsoft is reviewing its records for signs of potential Russian meddling during the 2016 election – Recode

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Microsoft is currently reviewing its sales records to determine whether trolls aligned with the Russian government purchased ads on Bing or other company products during the 2016 U.S. presidential race. The decision to conduct an internal investigation comes as Microsoft’s tech industry peers — Facebook, Google and Twitter — contend with parallel probes by the U.S. Congress into the extent to which Kremlin-backed agents spread disinformation on their platforms around…

Twitter bot’s ‘Glitch Art’ is a digital impressionist dream – Engadget

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Depending on how bad the glitch is, the results can be creepy, mildly grotesque or, like the above image, a sort of blocky impressionism. “I think there is definitely something people find appealing in the unpredictability of the output,” Kraftsow told Engadget, “and i do think it’s interesting that the artifacts strike people as painterly.” To teach the bot to create the images, Kraftsow relied on his coding, but the…

Lena Dunham calls for men to denounce Harvey Weinstein – EW.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lena Dunham has called out men in Hollywood for their “deafening silence” in the wake the sexual harassment allegations made against Harvey Weinstein. In a New York Times op-ed, the Girls creator and star claimed that while Weinstein is the most “powerful man in Hollywood to be revealed as a predator” and his alleged behavior is “a microcosm of what has been happening in Hollywood since always and of what workplace harassment…

Wildfires in Northern California Kill at Least 10 and Destroy 1500 Buildings – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

“This is really serious. It’s moving fast. The heat, the lack of humidity and the winds are all driving a very dangerous situation and making it worse,” the governor said at a morning news conference. “It’s not under control by any means. But we’re on it in the best way we know how.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story The fires began at about 10 p.m. Sunday and were fanned…

The latest on Las Vegas mass shooting – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It has been a week since Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retired accountant and high-stakes video poker player, unloaded on 22,000 country music fans from his 32nd-floor suite in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort moored on the city’s Sunset Strip, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds before fatally shooting himself in the head. Here are some of the latest details: Security guard shot before concert shooting began On Monday, Clark County…

Melania Trump filling out her agenda as first lady – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — It was a moment eight months in the making: Melania Trump bounding down the White House lawn to the vegetable garden made famous by her predecessor. Clad in a red plaid shirt, her eyes obscured by dark sunglasses, she greeted members of the local Boys and Girls Club who came to help her harvest and plant new crops. One skeptically asked, “Are you Melania Trump?” “Yes, I’m the…

Dealmaster: Get Columbus Day deals on Sonos speakers and Dell laptops – Ars Technica

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

reader comments 0 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Regardless of whether you look at Columbus Day as a worthy tradition, a whitewashing of history, or just a day off from work, there’s no denying that it’s typically a good time to grab some discounts. Today’s edition is no different, as we’re serving up savings on Dell and Lenovo laptops, Sonos speakers, Amazon gadgets, and more. You…

Woman Steals Laptop, Asks Victim for Password: Fort Worth Police – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Police said a woman stole a man’s laptop in Fort Worth and tried to sell it back to him. Fort Worth police said the man’s vehicle was broken into Tuesday while it was parked outside his home in the 4500 block of Buffalo Bend Place. His laptop and bag containing business cards was stolen. The next day, a woman tried to sell the man’s laptop to a pawn shop in…

Microsoft just purchased all of GE’s newest Irish wind farm capacity for the next 15 years – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Microsoft signed an agreement with GE today to purchase every last bit of the wind energy from GE’s brand-new 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm located in County Kerry, Ireland for the next 15 years. This is a big deal on several levels. First of all, it means Microsoft will be using a clean energy source to power at least some of its cloud data centers in Ireland. That will likely result…

Microsoft almost made a bezel-less Windows Phone in 2014, and it looked great – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Microsoft almost beat Apple, Samsung, and Google to the punch when it comes to bezel-less, full-screen smartphone displays. Windows Central happens to have in its possession a rare Windows Phone prototype device, codenamed “Vela,” that was an early iteration of what would eventually become the uninspired Lumia 435. The device sports the now nearly ubiquitous edge-to-edge display style now being used by Apple’s iPhone X, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and…

Mozilla pilots Cliqz engine in Firefox to slurp user browsing data – ZDNet

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Cliqz Mozilla has launched a pilot program using Cliqz technology to pull user browsing data in Firefox. Last week, Mountain View, CA-based Mozilla said the inclusion of the Cliqz plugin, bolt-on software which recommends links to news, weather, sport and other websites directly in the search bar based on a user’s history and activities, will now be included in “less than one percent” of Firefox browser downloads taking place in…

Two months ago, the internet tried to banish Nazis. No one knows if it worked – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

On August 11th and 12th, the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally marked a turning point in modern American politics, where far-right groups felt empowered to gather and openly support white supremacy. The event ended with the alleged murder of protester Heather Heyer. The rally also marked a turning point for the internet. A central rallying point for the white nationalist “alt-right,” the Daily Stormer website was scrubbed from multiple platforms…

Groveling Harvey Weinstein sends ‘desperate’ email to Hollywood elite before getting fired, report says – Fox News

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Harvey Weinstein fired by his own company Jonathan Hunt has more on the sexual harassment allegations. Harvey Weinstein begged top Hollywood CEOs and entrepreneurs for their last-minute support in a “desperate” email that he sent shortly before he was fired amid the growing list of sexual harassment accusations against him, according to a report out Monday. The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group COO and Co-President Janice Min took to…

Twitter bot’s ‘Glitch Art’ is a digital impressionist dream – Engadget

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Depending on how bad the glitch is, the results can be creepy, mildly grotesque or, like the above image, a sort of blocky impressionism. “I think there is definitely something people find appealing in the unpredictability of the output,” Kraftsow told Engadget, “and i do think it’s interesting that the artifacts strike people as painterly.” To teach the bot to create the images, Kraftsow relied on his coding, but the…

Deals: 15" MacBook Pro for $1849 ($150 off); 512GB 10.5" iPad Pro (LTE) for $999 ($130 off); 13" MacBook Pro for … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Apple authorized resellers are offering shoppers instant discounts on MacBook Pros and iPads this Columbus Day. Save $150 on the 2015 15″ MacBook Pro or $500 on the 2016 model. Apple’s top of the line 512GB 10.5″ iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) is also $999 after a $130 cash rebate, while the 2016 13″ MacBook Pro is $1,289 after a $210 markdown. Shoppers on the hunt for instant savings on…

9to5Toys Lunch Break: MacBook Pro 512GB $250 off, Lightning + 3.5mm Adapter $30, Leather iPhone 8 Case $30, more – 9to5Mac

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. 9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM EST. This includes price drops on all sorts of Apple products from iPad to MacBook and everything in between, as well as HomeKit gear, accessories of all kinds…

Ivana Trump says she’s the ‘first lady.’ Melania Trump’s office claps back. – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Melania Trump, left, (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock), and Ivana Trump, right, (Ben Gabbe/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows) Things are getting a little “Real Housewives” around the White House. In one of the stranger sideshows to his presidency, President Trump’s first and third wives, Ivana and Melania, respectively, on Monday had a very public war of words — and his second wife, Marla Maples, is getting some shade out of the spat, to boot….

‘This is about systemic oppression’: Eric Reid becomes the voice of 49ers’ protest with criticism of Pence – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

49ers kneel during the playing of the national anthem in Indianapolis. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press) Eric Reid took a knee Sunday during the national anthem, just as he has most of the time since his former teammate, Colin Kaepernick, first drew attention for doing so during the San Francisco 49ers’ preseason games of 2016. No one expected Reid, a safety, to do anything else and he did not surprise anyone Sunday…