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Jitters and surprise in South Korea and Japan over Trump’s speech to the UN – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TOKYO — The United States’ closest allies in Asia seemed blindsided by President Trump’s latest outburst against North Korea, in which he threatened not just to act against Kim Jong Un’s regime, but also to destroy an entire country of 25 million people. In his maiden speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump derided Kim as “Rocket Man” and said the United States would “totally destroy North…

Puerto Rico governor: Still time to get to shelters before Hurricane Maria – CNN

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

(CNN)There is still time for Puerto Ricans to get to a government-run shelter before powerful Hurricane Maria clobbers the island, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN late Tuesday. Puerto Rico being hit hard by new monster Hurricane. Be careful, our hearts are with you- will be there to help! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017 ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘weather/2017/09/19/hurricane-maria-from-space-nasa-orig-vstan.cnn’,width:…

Backlash throws last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort into doubt – Politico

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Republicans hoping to jam a last-minute Obamacare repeal plan through the Senate are confronting a rising tide of opposition as health care groups, patient advocates and even some red-state governors join forces against a bill they worry would upend the nation’s health care system. The wide-ranging backlash threw the GOP’s repeal push into fresh doubt on Tuesday, even as White House officials and Senate Republican leaders insist they are on…

Exclusive: Mueller team’s focus on Manafort spans 11 years – CNN

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Border agents want to a search traveler’s laptop and phone? Get a warrant – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

American travelers returning to the United States probably understand that customs officials might search their luggage looking for contraband or weapons. But many would be shocked to learn that agents also have been inspecting the contents of smartphones and laptops, devices that can contain a vast quantity of potentially sensitive personal information. And in addition to poking their noses into personal texts, emails and photos, agents can use whatever they…

Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

While prices and interest in diesel cars are holding up, the report did find that motorists have been left “confused”by the increasing controversy around diesel. This has been compounded by the Government announcement that by 2040 sales of new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be banned, and drivers said they are now finding buying a car “more challenging”. “This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a…

An ex-Googler says flying cars are ‘completely crazy’ — and they’re 3 years away from becoming the next hot thing – Markets Insider

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Kitty Hawk Flyer. Kitty Hawk Flying cars are poised to replace self-driving cars as the hot thing in the next three years according to ex-Googler and Kitty Hawk founder Sebastian Thrun.  During his appearance at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Thrun, who is sometimes referred to as the godfather of the self-driving car, explained why he believes personal air travel will become an everyday occurrence…

Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

While prices and interest in diesel cars are holding up, the report did find that motorists have been left “confused”by the increasing controversy around diesel. This has been compounded by the Government announcement that by 2040 sales of new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be banned, and drivers said they are now finding buying a car “more challenging”. “This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a…

Chasing Fashion’s Cutting Edge – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dustin Pittman’s gaze roamed the bustling back office of Century 21 on Cortlandt Street, where Kim Shui was prepping her fashion show. In an instant, he found his mark. She was China Lee, who would be modeling one of the giddily mismatched plaids and brocades Ms. Shui planned to unveil a couple of floors below. Moments later, Mr. Pittman was hustling Ms. Lee into a nearby restroom, propping her against…

Milan’s model army has arrived: Alessandra Ambrosio touches down in Italy ahead of Izabel Goulart and Taylor Hill … – Daily Mail

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

<!– By Ekin Karasin For Mailonline Published: 13:46 EDT, 19 September 2017 | Updated: 21:30 EDT, 19 September 2017 e-mail 12 View comments She ruled the runway on Monday night as she strutted down in a dazzling semi-sheer blue minidress at the Julien MacDonald show in London. And ever the jetsetter, Alessandra Ambrosio cemented her catwalk queen status as she touched down in Italy for Milan Fashion Week on Tuesday. She…

Now is the time to be bullish about digital health, according to this investor – CNBC

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Exclusive: Toshiba flips back towards Western Digital group for chip … – Reuters

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp (WDC.O), people familiar with the deal said. Just days ago the Japanese firm said it was leaning toward a rival bid for the $18 billion business that includes a South Korean chipmaker. California-based Western Digital made key concessions to assure Toshiba it would not…

Chasing Fashion’s Cutting Edge – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dustin Pittman’s gaze roamed the bustling back office of Century 21 on Cortlandt Street, where Kim Shui was prepping her fashion show. In an instant, he found his mark. She was China Lee, who would be modeling one of the giddily mismatched plaids and brocades Ms. Shui planned to unveil a couple of floors below. Moments later, Mr. Pittman was hustling Ms. Lee into a nearby restroom, propping her against…

How companies are innovating the world of ecommerce at a rapid pace – TNW

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The tech world loves finding ‘the next big thing.’ It’s just the nature of the business. With all of the excitement surrounding innovative solutions and emerging platforms and hardware, tech developers and consumers, alike, are constantly looking ahead. However, constantly living in the future tense somewhat blinds us to the growth that occurs in certain avenues like ecommerce. According to a study by the International Trade Administration, ecommerce is expected…

China’s JD.com announces $500M e-commerce and fintech joint ventures in Thailand – TechCrunch

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Roll up, roll up… there’s another e-commerce mega deal in Southeast Asia courtesy of a Chinese investor. Following on from Alibaba’s $1 billion deal with Lazada and a $1.1 billion round in Tokopedia led by Alibaba, rival Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com has announced a $500 million investment that will create e-commerce and fintech businesses in Thailand. Southeast Asia, a region of 600 million consumers, is forecast to see its internet…

Future Publishing’s tech brand T3 relaunches with e-commerce focus – Digiday

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

E-commerce has increased its share of Future Publishing’s revenue, and the company is now confident it can turbocharge growth by repositioning its technology brand T3 as a pure e-commerce play. As part of this, it’s expanding the brand’s content to cover men’s lifestyle verticals, including fashion, travel, culture and fitness. The publisher, which has around 50 brands focusing on specialist interests like music, gaming and photography, has seen e-commerce revenues…

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: the default option – The Verge

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I was at a party the other night with several people who knew I’d just been to Apple’s annual iPhone launch event. After asking me tons of questions about the new Apple Park campus, they of course asked about the new iPhone — by which all of them meant the all-new iPhone X. More than one person didn’t even know the iPhone 8 existed. Their focus — and really, Apple’s…

The iPhone 8 Reviews: What the Critics Say – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Several reviewers said the phones were stuck in the shadow of the iPhone X. Nilay Patel of The Verge said the phones were “not the future, and it’s not the cutting edge. It’s just the default.” While the 8 and 8 Plus share a processor, wireless charging capability, and similar camera setups to the X, they lack any truly new ideas about what an iPhone is — they’re both very…

The iPhone 8 reviews are out and here’s what people are saying – CNBC

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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