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Adobe Looks to Improve Lightroom’s Abysmal Performance With Version 2015.12 – Fstoppers

Friday, July 21, 2017

Recently, Adobe sent out a survey to users inquiring about their most common performance gripes in relation to Lightroom’s notoriously sluggish behavior, even on high spec computers. Today, Adobe has released a new update to Lightroom that is meant to address some of these performance concerns. We quickly installed it to see if any of Adobe’s claims are true. What Sort of Performance Was Targeted? Lightroom has a huge variety…

The failure of police body cameras – Vox

Friday, July 21, 2017

When he saw the video of the police shooting, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters — a Republican known for his “tough on crime” views — did not hold back. “This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make,” Deters said. “It’s an absolute tragedy in 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless.” The video, from a body camera University of Cincinnati police…

King County sheriff to lobby for body cameras – The Seattle Times

Friday, July 21, 2017

At a community forum Wednesday night, King County sheriff John Urquhart said he planned to lobby for body cameras. Urquhart’s comment came during a public gathering in Seattle on the fatal shooting of Tommy Le, 20, by a King County sheriff’s deputy in Burien on June 13. Sheriff’s deputies said they thought Le was carrying a knife when he was shot. The sheriff’s office later said he had been holding…

Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller’s Russia investigation – Washington Post

Friday, July 21, 2017

Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with the effort. Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe, according to…

Hawaii begins new preparations for a North Korean missile attack – CNBC

Friday, July 21, 2017

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The Latest: Swede confirmed as one of those killed in quake – Washington Post

Friday, July 21, 2017

KOS, Greece — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Sweden’s foreign ministry has confirmed that the second victim of the earthquake that struck the Greek island of Kos overnight was a 20-year-old man who lived in central Sweden. His name was not revealed. In a Twitter message, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom offered her condolences to the relatives…

5 teens who recorded, mocked drowning man will not be charged in his death – WLS-TV

Friday, July 21, 2017

A group of Florida teens who taunted a drowning man while filming his death from afar will not be criminally charged, according to police. In the more than two-minute long video, the five teen boys — who are between the ages of 14 and 16 — can be heard laughing as the man struggles to stay afloat, police say, in a pond near his family’s Cocoa, Florida, home. Instead of…

Anthony Scaramucci: A look at the man rumored to be the next White House communications director – Fox News

Friday, July 21, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci rose through the financial ranks of New York, ardently defending Wall Street and founding a global hedge fund. Now his latest project might be the White House’s messages. Scaramucci is expected to be the next communications director for the White House, Axios reported. The job has been vacant since veteran GOP strategist Mike Dubke resigned from the post in late May. Scaramucci, who became the senior vice president…

Autonomous driving will bring forced obsolescence to cars – The Verge – The Verge

Friday, July 21, 2017

The concept of built-in obsolescence should be familiar to anyone that has ever bought a piece of advanced consumer electronics. Back in the early 2000s, a brand new gaming PC would be out of date faster than its owner could notify all his or her friends of the acquisition. Over the past decade, smartphones have taken over as the devices that keep tempting us to buy new hardware with ever-escalating…

Audi to update 850000 cars as diesel recalls widen – WDSU New Orleans

Friday, July 21, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology. Audi, the luxury brand of the Volkswagen Group, announced the voluntary retrofitting program on Friday. The company said in a statement that it “aims to maintain…

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV review: – CNET

Friday, July 21, 2017

It should be obvious from the fancy Editors’ Choice badge up there next to its score, but the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is my favorite new electric car. This smartly designed compact boasts a spacious cabin, decently flexible storage space and very forward-looking dashboard tech that gives me everything I need from infotainment, and nothing that I don’t. And I haven’t even gotten to the range! Its EPA-estimated 238 miles…

As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington Plays Catch-Up – New York Times

Friday, July 21, 2017

Self-driving cars would obviate those problems, even if they would introduce new fears. (One well-publicized accident, a fatal 2016 crash involving a Tesla that was set to “autopilot” mode by its owner, sparked worries among regulators, who later concluded that Tesla’s driver-assistance system was not to blame for the accident.) Graphic The Race for Self-Driving Cars There are increasing signs that autonomous cars have arrived — and may be driving…

How BMW And Parkmobile Are Using Big Data And IoT To Change The Way We Park Our Cars – Forbes

Friday, July 21, 2017

Learning to live with, let alone prosper from, the widespread changes being brought about by technology, sometimes requires changes in behavior on our part. Smart homes, for example, don’t simply mean we don’t have to remember to switch the lights on and off or set our IoT thermostats. We have to learn how to set up automation programs and sometimes make changes to our habits to accommodate sensors and new…

From chinos to chokers: this week’s fashion trends – The Guardian

Friday, July 21, 2017

Going up Jordan Baker Forget Daisy Buchanan. Jordan’s white fluttering dress and direct gaze are inspo for 2017’s sporting summer. Gap’s green-pleated, wide-leg chino All you need in a lightweight trouser. Enough said. Micro short and a jacket The new mid-summer outfit for men, aka a reworking of the twinset. Modest and chic. Felipe Pantone The graffiti artist has a pleasingly 80s take on things. You’ll find his work on…

That’s the key! Karlie Kloss shows off her flat abs in quirky white keyhole tee and red track pants – Daily Mail

Friday, July 21, 2017

<!– By Kelby Vera At Dailymail.com Published: 18:30 EDT, 20 July 2017 | Updated: 03:26 EDT, 21 July 2017 e-mail 19 View comments Whether on the catwalk or the sidewalk, Karlie Kloss never fails to turn heads. And the Vogue cover girl couldn’t help but wow when she stepped out in a belly-baring tee shirt and red track pants Thursday while running errands in NYC. The casual look appeared ultra-chic…

‘I shut off and don’t post to social media’: Model Karlie Kloss reveals her coping mechanisms when physically and … – Daily Mail

Friday, July 21, 2017

By Kristy Johnson For Daily Mail Australia Published: 21:23 EDT, 19 July 2017 | Updated: 22:16 EDT, 19 July 2017 e-mail 15 View comments She’s one of the most in-demand models, gracing numerous runways and campaigns. And in InStyle Australia’s August issue, Karlie Kloss revealed her coping mechanisms when physically and mentally spent. ‘I shut off. I don’t post to social media for a couple of days,’ the 24-year-old told…

McClatchy reports second-quarter loss; digital advertising continues growth – Sacramento Bee

Friday, July 21, 2017

Amid continued growth of digital advertising revenue, McClatchy today reported a net loss of $37.4 million in this year’s second quarter. Sacramento-based McClatchy, publisher of The Sacramento Bee and 29 other newspapers, said a significant portion of the quarterly loss included an after-tax noncash impairment of $28.8 million on the carrying value of the company’s interest in CareerBuilder LLC and other equity investments. McClatchy’s stake in CareerBuilder also had a…

Are hot dogs sandwiches? Newspaper issues hilarious correction … – USA TODAY

Friday, July 21, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Here’s how much Americans really love hot dogs. By the numbers. Time Hot dogs!(Photo: vitalssss/Getty Images) Is a hot dog a sandwich? The great debate over whether a hotdog is a sandwich reached new levels this week when a Louisville newspaper issued a correction for “incorrectly” referring to hot dogs as sandwiches ten times over a period of decades.  On Wednesday, which happened to be National Hotdog…

From chinos to chokers: this week’s fashion trends – The Guardian

Friday, July 21, 2017

Going up Jordan Baker Forget Daisy Buchanan. Jordan’s white fluttering dress and direct gaze are inspo for 2017’s sporting summer. Gap’s green-pleated, wide-leg chino All you need in a lightweight trouser. Enough said. Micro short and a jacket The new mid-summer outfit for men, aka a reworking of the twinset. Modest and chic. Felipe Pantone The graffiti artist has a pleasingly 80s take on things. You’ll find his work on…