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How to tell if your computer is secretly mining cryptocurrency, and what to do about it – Quartz

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Your computer could be secretly mining cryptocurrency—piggybacking on your computer’s processing power to confirm transactions and generate new and potentially lucrative coins—and you wouldn’t even be profiting from it. Incidents of malware containing crypto-mining tools have surged six-fold this year, according to IBM Managed Security Services. Here’s how to find out if you’ve been unwittingly committing your computing power to enrich someone else. Check your CPU usage Open a resource…

NFL odds, picks Week 3: Advanced computer model loves Raiders, Steelers – CBSSports.com

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The NFL’s third weekend will attract bets from average Joes to professional bettors. The Oakland Raiders are three-point favorites over the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football, the Arizona Cardinals are field-goal underdogs to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, and the Cleveland Browns are favored for the first time since 2015 in a game against the Indianapolis Colts that opened as a pick’em. With so many eye-popping games…

Zoe Quinn: after Gamergate, don’t ‘cede the internet to whoever screams the loudest’ – The Guardian

Sunday, September 24, 2017

When I speak to Zoe Quinn, she’s worried. The game developer is in Los Angeles for the west coast leg of her book tour, but she’s just had a serious threat made against her, directed at her next tour stop. She has to decide what to do. This comes on the heels of an appearance at New York’s historic bookstore the Strand, where Quinn gamely handled a man who jeered…

One ‘auto-airhead’ took on a new career as an auto mechanic, and brought a group of women with her – CNBC

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Can Southern California, built for cars, be reworked to encourage behavior that combats climate change? – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, September 24, 2017

To the editor: I am a native of Southern California. I came of legal driving age in the 1960s during the era of car songs by the Beach Boys and Steve McQueen’s cars and car movies. Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” later on made it clear that SoCal was still about cars. (“Entitled drivers are getting in the way of California’s climate change efforts,” editorial, Sept. 20) As I write…

How electric cars could create biggest disruption since iPhone – Daily Comet

Sunday, September 24, 2017

By Jessica Shankleman and Hayley Warren / Bloomberg It’s 10 years since Apple unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars, with a little help from ride-hailing and self-driving technology, could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil. The rise of Tesla and its rivals could be turbo-harged by complementary services from Uber Technologies and Alphabet Inc.’s…

The best laptop for music production and DJs – TechRadar India

Sunday, September 24, 2017

If you’re a DJ, or you’re looking for the best laptop for music production, then you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve gathered together the top laptops for making music on. For the best laptop for music production, you’re looking for a machine that has plenty of processing power and RAM to handle multiple music tracks. A large (and fast) hard drive or SSD (solid state drive) is also…

Newspaper headlines: Cabinet ‘all-out war’ over Brexit – BBC News

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Image caption The Observer publishes an open letter from more than 30 MPs as well as MEPs, Labour peers, trade union leaders and mayors calling for Jeremy Corbyn to commit to full and permanent membership of the EU single market and customs union – so the party can offer a clear alternative to the Conservatives over Brexit. Image caption The Mail on Sunday describes “all-out war” between Chancellor Philip Hammond…

The Athletic: Paywall sports journalism plants its flag Detroit – Crain’s Detroit Business

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Athletic isn’t offering the enormous wages that The National spent to hire prestige journalists such as Frank Deford and Mike Lupica, but it isn’t being cheap. They’re paying salaries and benefits luring talent away from old-line media, while also picking up jobless sports reporters laid off in the waves of local and national cutbacks. The site’s owners say they’re keenly cognizant of burning through cash. They’ve raised $7.7 million…

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Tests Reveal Apple’s Biggest Upgrade – Forbes

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The benchmarking gurus at DxO have recently rated the new Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cameras – and proclaimed them the best they’ve ever tested. With a DxOMark Mobile score of 94, the iPhone 8 Plus edges ahead of the 92 points scored by the smaller iPhone 8, but both of the new iPhone models outperform the 90 points jointly achieved by the Google Pixel and HTC U11….

Hendrick Motorsports turns, as NASCAR does, to a younger generation – Concord Monitor

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Seventeen years, 83 wins, seven championships and an eighth on his mind. Jimmie Johnson knows his way around NASCAR’s premier series. Such experience will be helpful when Johnson, 42, is the leader of what will be one of NASCAR’s youngest teams at Hendrick Motorsports next season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring and Kasey Kahne was not asked back for the final year of his contract. Kahne, 37, will drive…

Trump Embroiled In 2 Controversies About Professional Sports, Race And Culture – NPR

Sunday, September 24, 2017

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and outside linebacker Eli Harold kneel during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL game in 2016. John Bazemore/AP hide caption toggle caption John Bazemore/AP San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and outside linebacker Eli Harold kneel during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL game in 2016. John Bazemore/AP In the span of less than 24 hours, President Trump…

Trump NFL row: Sports stars round on US president – BBC News

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Media captionWarriors head coach Steve Kerr: Trump comments ‘awful’ US President Donald Trump is facing growing condemnation from the sports world after his criticism of players. On Friday, Mr Trump said the National Football League (NFL) should fire players who protest during the US anthem. High-profile football players as well as basketball star LeBron James have attacked Mr Trump in response. One NFL team owner said Mr Trump’s comments were…

Bruce Maxwell Finally Broke MLB’s Silence, and Hopefully Others Will Follow – Sports Illustrated

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Since the night of Sept. 1, 2016, when then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to call attention to racial injustice, observers have waited to see which athletes across professional sports would follow suit. The NFL saw plenty of players join the movement, either by taking a knee themselves or by raising a fist or placing a hand on the shoulder of a fellow protester. In…

The Trump-Sports War escalates, leaving millions in danger of getting dunked on – AV Club

Sunday, September 24, 2017

(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Donald Trump—a man for whom kicking hornets nests comes as naturally as if he was a blindfolded guy in clown shoes, walking through Ye Olde Hornet-Filled Woods—found a doozy to punt today, picking a fight with not just one, but two separate major league sports associations in a 24-hour span. Earlier today, Trump took shots at Golden State Warrior (and NBA champion) Steph Curry, causing LeBron…

Notre Dame’s Dexter Williams pulls down amazing touchdown catch – FOXSports.com

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Myles Gaskin rushes for 202 yards as Washington works Colorado 37-10 in Boulder 4 hours ago

Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-US rally – Reuters

Sunday, September 24, 2017

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump dialled up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country’s foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer”, as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally. North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable after “Mr…

What President Trump doesn’t get about the NFL – Washington Post

Sunday, September 24, 2017

How the NFL responds to Donald Trump’s spit-foaming is hardly a test case for whether the republic will stand. Nevertheless, the league is a maker of manners in this country, so it means something that Commissioner Roger Goodell and others are getting it right, striking the perfect calm but resistant tone in response to Trump’s gutter-mouthing, a tone that says, “We’re not your personal WrestleMania, and don’t use us for…

‘If anyone can hear us … help.’ Puerto Rico’s mayors describe widespread devastation from Hurricane Maria – Washington Post

Sunday, September 24, 2017

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — In the northern Puerto Rican town of Vega Baja, the floodwaters reached more than 10 feet. Stranded residents screamed “save me, save me,” using the lights in their cellphones to help rescue teams find them in the darkness, the town’s mayor said. In Loiza, a north coastal town that already had been ravaged by Hurricane Irma, 90 percent of homes — 3,000 — were destroyed…

Stephen Curry, on a ‘Surreal’ Day, Confronts a Presidential Snub – New York Times

Sunday, September 24, 2017

As a player and as a coach, Kerr has visited the White House on several occasions. And despite his well-publicized criticism of the current administration, Kerr said in June that he was open to the idea of the Warriors’ visiting the White House as something of a unifying gesture. “I think we would, in normal times, easily be able to set aside political views, and go visit and have a…