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Drivers, Start Your Calculators: Nascar Introduces New Scoring System – New York Times

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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Appealing to millennials, Las Vegas gets e-sports arena – Toledo Blade

Sunday, February 26, 2017

LAS VEGAS  — The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. But what distinguishes this new Las Vegas arena is its dozens of video game consoles. The 15,000-square-foot e-sports venue slated to open Friday will host competitive video game tournaments. It’s part of…

Canon’s Eos M6 crams decent features into compact body – Irish Times

Sunday, February 26, 2017

ADVERTISEMENT Six easy ways to turn your house into a smart home From heat and light to safety and security, you can now control everything remotely Canon’s 800D takes aim at entry-level photographers Tech Tools: New EOS offers full HD video, 24MP sensor and 45 autofocus…

Fed up of grainy smartphone pictures? Win a must-have camera plus two tickets to The Photography Show – The Sun

Sunday, February 26, 2017

FROM hols to quality family time, capturing those special moments is a must. But sometimes our cameraphones don’t cut it, which is why it’s time for an upgrade – and some tips from the pros at The Photography Show. One lucky winner will receive a Panasonic Lumix camera One lucky reader will scoop a swish 20-megapixel Panasonic Lumix TZ100 digital camera, worth £549, which packs a powerful zoom into its pocket-sized body. You’ll…

Nikon Speaks Out: Will Focus on Medium to High-End DSLRs and Lenses – PetaPixel (blog)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Nikon has been conspicuously silent since the Japanese camera giant suddenly cancelled their long-awaited Nikon DL line released a “recognition of extraordinary loss.” But Nikon executives broke their silence yesterday in the Japanese press, revealing, among other things, what’s next for Nikon’s camera business. Based on the comments sections of our Nikon financial trouble coverage, fans of the brand will be very happy to hear Nikon’s plans moving forward. According…

Thomas Perez elected the first Latino leader of Democratic Party – Washington Post

Sunday, February 26, 2017

ATLANTA — Former labor secretary Thomas Perez was elected the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, narrowly defeating Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) at the end of a contentious battle over the fate of the beleaguered party in the age of President Trump. Perez’s victory concluded the first contested race for the DNC leadership since 1985, a contest the party had extended by a month to allow…

Trump bails on White House Correspondents’ Dinner – Politico

Sunday, February 26, 2017

“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening,” Trump tweeted. | AP Photo The move follows a week of the president escalating his attacks on the press that covers him. By Tara Palmeri 02/25/17 05:16 PM EST President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington,…

EPA chief calls for ‘aggressive’ rollback of regulations at CPAC – The Hill

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Newly minted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Saturday spoke of an “aggressive” agenda of regulatory rollbacks, criticizing the previous Obama administration for being “so focused on climate change.” In a question-and-answer session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland, Pruitt blamed the Obama administration for failing to tackle more state-based environmental issues, such as a decades-old water quality issues in Oregon tied to a nuclear…

LG’s ultralight Gram laptops now available starting at $1000 – Engadget

Sunday, February 26, 2017

One of the most exciting things we saw at CES 2017 was LG’s 14-inch Gram laptop, particularly because of its lightweight design (2.3 pounds). Today, the company announced that the device is now available, along with the 13.3 and 15.6-inch versions. Regardless of which screen size you choose, they all feature Intel’s 7th-generation Kaby Lake processors and 1080p IPS displays. The cheapest model costs $1,000 and comes with a Core…

This tiny laptop charger is the accessory all MacBooks need – BGR – BGR

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The MacBook charger is an iconic design that is, by all accounts, a good piece of work. It’s a little more elegant and refined than the ugly black bricks most laptops ship with, and a reason why people are willing to repeatedly spend $80 to replace it every time the cable craps out. But as it turns out, the advent of USB-C is causing a shift. For the first time…

Rhian Sugden ‘doesn’t feel safe’ after thugs stole laptop | Daily Mail … – Daily Mail

Sunday, February 26, 2017

By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 06:35 EST, 25 February 2017 | Updated: 07:39 EST, 25 February 2017 e-mail 119 View comments She’s known for being the elephant in the room when it comes to Tess Daley and Vernon Kay’s marriage. But glamour model Rhian Sugden has more than just that drama on her plate following an incident at her home this week. The former Celebrity Big Brother star was…

Computer going bad? Repair it, don’t replace – Florida Today

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A Best Buy customer looks at a display of HP desktop computers at a Best Buy store.(Photo: Getty Images) It seems we are bedeviled by moving and non-communicative computer repairers, which is a shame because so many good ones have businesses in this area. Let’s start with this: If you can recommend a good, thorough, certified computer repair person, let us know and we will add that person. The contacts…

Acura kit deal sets new club record but Crew SC see "a lot of room to grow" – MLSsoccer.com

Sunday, February 26, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus Crew SC fans were excited to finally get a glimpse of their new primary kit, one of the last released before the 2017 MLS season, on Friday. Yet the unveiling of the club’s new jersey sponsor marks a significant milestone beyond the return of the fan-favorite yellow jersey. Crew SC announced that its new sponsorship with auto manufacturer Acura – a division of Honda – is…

Chevrolet reveals ‘ most track-capable Camaro ever’ – USA TODAY

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chevrolet reveals a new version of the Camaro for the track(Photo: Steve Fecht, Chevrolet) DETROIT — Because the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 just wasn’t quite fast enough, General Motors decided to make it even more aerodynamic, lighter and faster. The Camaro ZL1 1LE was revealed Friday at Daytona International Speedway, just before this weekend’s running of the Daytona 500. According to Chevrolet, it is the “most track-capable Camaro  ever.” The ZL1…

Latest auto safety features on display at the Cleveland Auto Show – fox8.com

Sunday, February 26, 2017

CLEVELAND – What’s new and next is on full display at the biggest day of the Cleveland Auto Show. Saturday thousands came to get a glimpse of sleek, shiny new cars, trucks and SUV’s. While many were focused on their dream car others narrowed in on vehicles built in the U.S.A. “I’ve really been leaning towards Ford this year it’s American made,” said shopper Ebony Montgomery. The latest and greatest…

5 cars stolen from Tinley dealership – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Five vehicles were stolen from the Bettenhausen Automotive car dealership in Tinley Park Friday night, the thieves breaking a window to get into the building and the police giving chase all the way to Interstate 57, Tinley Park police said. The incident occurred about 11:20 p.m. when five people broke into the 8355 W. 159th St. business and each left in a car or SUV, police said in a news…

When driverless cars crash, who gets the blame and pays the damages? – Washington Post

Sunday, February 26, 2017

If anything about driverless cars can be considered an old riddle it is this one: the car is driving itself down a residential street when a woman pushing a baby stroller suddenly enters a crosswalk. Unable to stop, should the car’s computer opt to hit mother and child, or veer off to strike a tree, almost certainly killing its passengers? That macabre scenario has been fodder for ethicists almost since…

Karlie Kloss ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Accusers Try to Control What … – National Review

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Last week, Elizabethtown College Democrats handed out white puzzle-piece pins to students as a way to remind them of their “white privilege.” Well, those students ought to send supermodel Karlie Kloss a whole suitcase full of those pins — although after the week she’s had, she probably already feels bad enough about being white. It all started with Vogue magazine and their recently released March issue, which is dedicated to “diversity.” Inside is…

Petra Cortright’s digital paintings, a tangled web of dots and swipes – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Petra Cortright’s paintings wedge themselves between the celebrated history of gestural art, mostly Expressionist and abstract, and the past generation’s frantic upheaval of established visual norms generated by the emergence and now ubiquity of digital imagery. Think of them as touch-screen paintings. If you’ve ever done a drag-and-drop, you’ll have a general idea of the five recent paintings in Cortright’s inaugural solo exhibition at 1301PE. Digging around the Internet and…