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Goodyear executive explains why option tire was not a hit at … – Autoweek

Friday, September 22, 2017

As NASCAR nears the second round of the Cup Series playoffs and another application of PJ1 TrackBite to improve the racing product at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, most of the industry has already moved on from another experiment tried earlier this season. Remember when Goodyear offered a softer option tire at the NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway? The set was supposed to produce lap times…

Huawei’s Mate 10 Lite will come with four cameras – The Verge

Friday, September 22, 2017

One of the last flagship phone lineups scheduled for release this fall has just leaked. No, not that one. I’m talking about Huawei, which we now know is readying to unveil three new Mate smartphones on October 16th, according to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass: the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. And while we’ve known about the first two for a few weeks, new information about the $455…

Shawn Vestal: Spokane is a leaders as body cameras catch on at more police departments – The Spokesman-Review

Friday, September 22, 2017

Denis McCormick’s job is to monitor complaints about Denver police officers. When the department was getting ready to start wearing body cameras, he found out by reading about it in the newspaper. “It was all done by the chief,” he said. “There was no input from our office or the public prior to this going in.” Mona Andrews’ job is to investigate complaints against the Washington, D.C., police…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings hasn’t had an office since 2008, and is starting to not even need his laptop some days – Business Insider

Friday, September 22, 2017

Reed Hastings Flickr/Neil Hunt Netflix CEO Reed Hastings runs one of the hottest companies in the world, which will spend $6 billion on TV shows and movies this year — but he doesn’t even have his own office, and does most of his work using just a smartphone. The reason isn’t a nod toward egalitarianism, or a need to feel in the midst of his employees, but rather that he simply doesn’t…

A short history of ‘dotard,’ the arcane insult Kim Jong Un used in his threat against Trump – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

In the latest war of words between the United States and North Korea, Kim Jong Un did not pull any punches. But he may have pulled out an old dictionary. “I will surely and definitely tame the deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” Kim declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. The North Korean leader’s warning about “fire,” which echoed President Trump’s August…

The Note: Fake news gets real after Facebook CEO reveals Russian ads – ABC News

Friday, September 22, 2017

THE TAKE with ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks Mark Zuckerberg just changed the conversation about Russian interference in US elections and made it much harder for folks at the White House to skirt the issue. President Trump, so far, has bristled at any insinuation that his win was tainted by Russian influence. And before Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook had sold over $100,000 in ads to Russian companies and fake Russian accounts,…

Uber loses its license to operate in London – TechCrunch

Friday, September 22, 2017

In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”. “TfL’s regulation of London’s taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger safety.  Private hire operators must meet rigorous regulations,…

Germany goes to the polls Sunday. Here’s what to expect. – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

Campaign posters featuring former president Barack Obama have gone up in Berlin. The posters highlight Obama’s support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term in elections this month. (Griff Witte/The Washington Post) Germans are heading to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections that will determine the new government. Unlike France and the Netherlands, where people worried about a potential political earthquake if the far right…

The Daily 202: In Alabama Senate debate, a noun, a verb and Donald Trump – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: If you took a shot of liquor every time Luther Strange name-dropped the president during a televised debate last night, you’d probably be too hammered to attend Donald Trump’s rally for him in Huntsville later today. Heck, depending on your tolerance, you might still be too hung over to go vote next Tuesday in the GOP runoff. The senator, who was appointed to…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings hasn’t had an office since 2008, and is starting to not even need his laptop some days – Business Insider

Friday, September 22, 2017

Reed Hastings Flickr/Neil Hunt Netflix CEO Reed Hastings runs one of the hottest companies in the world, which will spend $6 billion on TV shows and movies this year — but he doesn’t even have his own office, and does most of his work using just a smartphone. The reason isn’t a nod toward egalitarianism, or a need to feel in the midst of his employees, but rather that he simply doesn’t…

How to set up Windows Hello facial recognition on your laptop – CNET

Friday, September 22, 2017

The upcoming iPhone X might be Apple’s first to let you unlock the device with your face, but Microsoft was there first with Windows Hello.  Using your Windows 10 laptop or tablet’s built-in webcam, Hello uses facial recognition to get you in and working in under two seconds. It also works with more than a dozen apps like DropBox, iHeartRadio and OneDrive, so you can skip typing in a password. …

The ultimate guide to gaming on your crappy laptop – TNW

Friday, September 22, 2017

Whether you want to try gaming on your PC for the first time, are looking to get back into it, it’s worth noting that there’s no need to splurge on a computer Want to play games but have an older or less-capable laptop? Join the club. My work computer can handle 30+ browser tabs at a time along with Photoshop and even Slack, but it groans under the pressure of…

Windows Store rebranded to Microsoft Store in Windows 10 – The Verge

Friday, September 22, 2017

Microsoft is rebranding its Windows Store to the Microsoft Store today. The software maker is rolling out a new Store update to Windows 10 testers on the Release Preview ring that includes the name and logo change. While the store won’t change much apart from by name, Windows 10 users will notice that the taskbar icon for the store now has a shopping bag and Microsoft’s company logo. Microsoft has…

Aston Martin CEO: Green vehicle regulations are meaningless and ‘just spin’ – CNBC

Friday, September 22, 2017

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VW, BMW and Fiat face big fines over CO2 targets – Financial Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Friday, September 22, 2017

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The iPhone 8 has landed – CNNMoney

Friday, September 22, 2017

An Apple Store in Sydney, Australia, was the first in the world to sell an iPhone 8. The store opened its doors at 8 a.m. Friday, local media reported, and ushered in a few fans who had camped out, along with others who woke up early. They were there to buy the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the updated Apple Watch and Apple TV. Lining…

Apple’s New iPhones Have Nasty Surprises – Forbes

Friday, September 22, 2017

Interested in Apple ’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which are on sale now? Or maybe you’re saving up for the heavily redesigned iPhone X? Well new information has revealed further nasty surprises which may change your mind about all three… ‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system updates for the best features / biggest problems hidden behind the headlines. Apple iPhone X (left), iPhone 8 Plus…

How the iPhone’s Do Not Disturb While Driving feature works – and how to turn it off – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, September 22, 2017

Here’s everything you need to know about Do Not Disturb While Driving, including how it works and how to turn it off.  When is Do Not Disturb While Driving turned on? The strongest indication that someone is in their car is if their iPhone is connected to a a car Bluetooth network. But since not everybody has Bluetooth in their car, Apple uses other signs that you might be driving. The driving mode uses…

The iPhone’s Home button is gone: What’s next to go? – Macworld

Friday, September 22, 2017

Apple’s never been a company to dwell on the past. In the last year alone, it’s killed off the ability to sync apps to your iOS device via iTunes, the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, and the Home button on the iPhone X. Even the venerable iPod line has (mostly) been put out to pasture.  These all come from a place of ambition: the company isn’t shy about kicking…