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Sports world says Earnhardt retirement ‘a serious blow’ to ‘shaky’ NASCAR – Charlotte Observer

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The headline in USA Today on Tuesday morning summed things up painfully. “NASCAR takes serious blow with Dale Earnhardt Jr. retirement.” Fans and sports industry analysts echoed the idea, questioning how NASCAR could survive the loss of Dale Earnhardt Jr. not long after the departures of Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards. “Tuesday’s news that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from driving at the end of this season comes…

In China, Daydreaming Students Are Caught on Camera – New York Times

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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It Costs a Pro Photog Over $11000 to Switch from Canon to Sony: Report – PetaPixel (blog)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The groundbreaking new Sony a9 is one heck of a sports camera, and it’s cheaper than both the Canon 1DX Mark II and the Nikon D5. That must mean it’s financially smart to switch, right? Not so fast… Photographer Dan Bracaglia over at DPReview did an actual cost breakdown that reveals what it would actually cost a pro sports photographer to make the switch from Canon to Sony, and the…

Apple has a new iMac coming in 2017, here’s what we know about it – Digital Trends

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Despite earlier rumors to the contrary, the iMac is alive and well. Apple has re-affirmed its support for the platform, and promised desktop Mac die-hards that they’ll see an update sometime in the coming year. So, how will the new iMac — or iMacs — differ from the current crop? Well, let’s take a moment to talk about cosmic rays. On the inside One of the most recent iMac rumors…

Flynn probably broke the law by failing to disclose foreign payments, House Oversight leaders say – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn probably broke the law by failing to disclose foreign income he earned from Russia and Turkey, the heads of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday. [Flynn did not initially reveal income from Russia-related entities in financial disclosure] Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and the panel’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), said they believe Flynn neither received permission nor fully disclosed income he…

Why Trump can still win while losing – CNBC

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Ivanka Trump arrives in Berlin to work on special relationship – CNN

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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State Department removes Mar-a-Lago blog post – CNN

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Cyber criminals are sharing millions of stolen university email credentials – USA TODAY College

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

If you have a .edu e-mail address, beware: The account name, password and other personal information associated with that account may be listed online for cyber criminals to buy. The Digital Citizens Alliance is reporting evidence showing threats of numerous kinds — including hacktivists, scam artists and terrorists — putting credentials including e-mails and passwords up for sale, trade, or even free giveaway. It’s all happening on the dark web,…

Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware – The Register

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hackers have unleashed a new malware strain that targets Linux-based systems. The Linux/Shishiga malware uses four different protocols (SSH, Telnet, HTTP and BitTorrent) and Lua scripts for modularity, according to an analysis of the nasty by security researchers at ESET. Shishiga relies on the use of weak, default credentials in its attempts to plant itself on insecure systems through a bruteforcing attack, a common hacker tactic. A built-in password list…

Microsoft plans summer CRM war opener against Salesforce – The Register

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Microsoft will this summer start mining LinkedIn as a CRM database using Dynamics 365 in a bid to challenge Salesforce. Microsoft Relationship Sales Solution will be available from 1 July and combine Dynamics 365 for Sales and LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator Team Edition. Prices start at a $135 per month, although if you purchase through Microsoft’s standard enterprise volume discounts you’ll pay less. The integrated CRM tool is designed to let…

China Moves To Increase Number Of Electric Vehicles On Its Roads – NPR

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Ford Motor Co. display at this year’s Shanghai auto show, which goes on until April 28, is filled with SUVs and electric hybrid vehicles. The U.S. automaker has announced it will electrify 70 percent of its vehicles in China by 2025. This comes as Beijing is calling on automakers to sell more electric vehicles. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption toggle caption Rob Schmitz/NPR The Ford Motor Co. display at this…

Alphabet’s self-driving company is adding 500 more Chrysler minivans to its fleet – Recode

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Alphabet is adding 500 more Chrysler Pacifica minivans to its fleet of self-driving cars, the company announced on Tuesday. That brings the company’s total fleet of minivans to 600. That’s not including the 70 Lexus vehicles Alphabet is also testing. Fiat Chrysler originally announced that it would manufacture 100 minivans with Alphabet’s autonomous technology back in May. Since then, what was once Google’s self-driving project — an outfit under Google…

Flying Cars Are (Still) Coming: Should We Believe The Hype? – NPR

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Airbus is one of more than a dozen companies actively developing flying cars. Airbus hide caption toggle caption Airbus Airbus is one of more than a dozen companies actively developing flying cars. Airbus In the 1950s, when America was hopeful and reckless conjecture was encouraged, prognosticators had some wild ideas about 21st century technology. A few came true, like robot companions. Most didn’t, like lunar shuttles. The editors of Popular…

19-Year-Old Dodge Charger Driver Charged with Felony After Cars & Coffee Crash – The Drive

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In the words of the Franklin PD, “In this video, Turnley is seen driving with total disregard for the safety of bystanders, many of whom had to take evasive action to avoid being run over. The vehicle Turnley was driving can be seen here, leaving the roadway and skidding onto the grass where a crowd had gathered.” As I’m sure most readers of The Drive are aware, this sort of…

PHOTOS — Cheeky Monkey Upstages Top Model Doutzen Kroes In … – Gossip Extra

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Doutzen Kroes doesn’t seem to notice there’s a full moon out! (Splash News photo) MIAMI BEACH — Supermodel Doutzen Kroes is one of the top paid models in the world, but even her famous face couldn’t compete with the bare ass of one of her crew members who decided to have a little fun with the paparazzi. The unidentified man who was tasked with holding a large reflector, kept pulling…

Desiigner, Karlie Kloss and Bill Nye Talk Climate Change: ‘I Grew Up Watching Bill’ – Billboard

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bill Nye the Science Guy is back with an environmental advocacy show on Netflix, Bill Nye Saves the World. But this time, Bill Nye has traded PBS specials for super models, rappers, and a revamped theme song by Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator himself. For the series first episode, “Earth Is a Hot Mess,” the Science Guy invited supermodel Karlie Kloss and Desiigner to explore the effects of climate change…