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Hands-On With The Gionee’s 4 Camera Phone, The S10 – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

Mario Lee The Gionee S10 in four colors. Last week I teased a new phone with four camera from Gionee, and today the Chinese phonemaker has made it official with a launch event in Shanghai. The S10’s official spec list includes two front-firing lens at 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel, and rear shooters of 16- and 8-megapixels. The 16-megapixel rear camera (aka the “main” camera) has an f/1.8 aperture, which means it…

The Daily 202: Gianforte’s victory after assaulting reporter reflects rising tribalism in American politics – Washington Post

Friday, May 26, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: Greg Gianforte admitted to attacking a reporter and apologized during his victory speech last night, as he kept Montana’s sole House seat in Republican hands. Now he and his party’s leaders are trying to move on. On the eve of the special election, the wealthy technology entrepreneur flipped out when the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs asked him about the CBO’s score of the health care bill. He…

Clinton launches new campaign against Trump – Politico

Friday, May 26, 2017

Speaking before her alma mater, the former Democratic nominee warns that the president is tearing apart the nation. By Edward-Isaac Dovere and Nolan D. McCaskill 05/26/2017 12:26 PM EDT Updated 05/26/2017 02:04 PM EDT 2017-05-26T02:04-0400 She didn’t beat him, and now she’s suggesting he might be impeached. Hillary Clinton is still running against Donald Trump—against what she says he represents about the worst in America, against his twisting of the…

Here’s why the FBI is likely to be interested in Jared Kushner’s meeting with Russians – Washington Post

Friday, May 26, 2017

FBI investigators have a simple reason for believing Jared Kushner can help them determine whether President Trump’s campaign helped Russia influence the presidential election: Kushner met with senior Russians during the campaign. And while it’s not weird for presidential campaigns to meet with foreign officials, under this context, it was. Right around the time Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser held a meeting with the Russian ambassador to the United States last spring,…

After 2016 Assault, A Coptic Christian Grandmother In Egypt Fights For Justice – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

Suad Thabet sits with her granddaughter Sandy at home in Abu Qarqas. Thabet was attacked by a mob last year after one of her sons was accused of having an affair with a Muslim woman. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jane Arraf/NPR Suad Thabet sits with her granddaughter Sandy at home in Abu Qarqas. Thabet was attacked by a mob last year after one of her sons was accused…

Donald Trump and NATO: Why His Silence on Article 5 Is a Big Deal – NBCNews.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

Status: Some action, little progress Trump kept his campaign promise to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he said on the trail was badly negotiated and harmful to American workers. On the other global deals, he has accomplished few of his promises: He has not withdrawn the U.S. from the trade deal NAFTA, though he announced late Wednesday that he’s begin renegotiating it. He also has not removed…

Microsoft Brand ‘Largely Unscathed’ By WannaCry Attack: Report (MSFT) – Investopedia

Friday, May 26, 2017

The WannaCry cyberattack that swept across the globe earlier in May, exploited a bug in unpatched Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) operating systems and it’s time to assess whether it caused a dent in the company’s reputation. According to a new survey by Morning Consult, 57% of 2,148 adults polled said they were concerned about using Microsoft’s hardware products on the heels of the massive cyber attack, and a quarter of respondents…

Major US tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms – Reuters

Friday, May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency. The request marks the first significant public effort by Silicon Valley to wade into what is expected to be a contentious debate later the year over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, parts of…

Microsoft Wants Clean South African Energy – Bloomberg

Friday, May 26, 2017

The two new data centers that Microsoft Corp. plans to build in South Africa will one day provide cloud computing services to the entire African continent. The power they use, however, will be generated and consumed entirely within South Africa’s grid. While a decade ago that would have meant buying electricity from the utility regardless of generation source, Microsoft today expects to have a variety of options. Given its commitment…

Don’t call BMW’s futuristic new concept motorbike a scooter – TechCrunch

Friday, May 26, 2017

This looks like a scooter, but it’s actually the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, the latest in BMW’s series of exhaustingly named Motorrad concept vehicles, which imagine a not-so distant future in which we all travel around in angular, sci-fi style. The Link offers an electric drive, which makes possible the lower seat that BMW says facilitates easily getting on and off the vehicle. It has a reverse gear, which is…

BMW, Mercedes Become Latest Carmakers Caught in Trump Crossfire – Bloomberg

Friday, May 26, 2017

BMW, Mercedes-Benz and VW are getting their turn in the crosshairs of U.S. President Donald Trump, who’s making a habit out of attacking the visible — and free trade-dependent — auto industry. “The Germans are bad, very bad,” Der Spiegel cited Trump as saying to unidentified participants at a closed-door meeting Thursday with European Union officials in Brussels. “Look at the millions of cars that they sell in the U.S….

BMW recalls more than 45000 older 7-Series cars because doors can fly open – CNBC

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Don’t call BMW’s futuristic new concept motorbike a scooter – TechCrunch

Friday, May 26, 2017

This looks like a scooter, but it’s actually the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, the latest in BMW’s series of exhaustingly named Motorrad concept vehicles, which imagine a not-so distant future in which we all travel around in angular, sci-fi style. The Link offers an electric drive, which makes possible the lower seat that BMW says facilitates easily getting on and off the vehicle. It has a reverse gear, which is…

Why museums around the world are celebrating fashion’s great rebels – CNN

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Week in Fashion: Céline Dion’s Style is Better Than Ever – Vanity Fair

Friday, May 26, 2017

The 2017 Cannes Red Carpet’s Best-Dressed Celebrities

‘Queen of Cashmere’ Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73 – USA TODAY

Friday, May 26, 2017

Italian designer Laura Biagiotti in Milan, Italy, Jan. 16, 2007 (reissued May 26, 2017).(Photo: DANIEL DAL ZENNARO, EPA) ROME – Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women’s clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname “Queen of Cashmere,” died on Friday following a heart attack. She was 73. Biagiotti suffered the heart attack Wednesday evening at her estate outside of Rome….

Get tickets to see some of London’s brightest future fashion stars – Time Out London (blog)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Supported by Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, fashion royalty Vivienne Westwood, and the astronomically successful Victoria Beckham, Graduate Fashion Week has gone from strength to strength. And this year’s celebration of young fashion talent looks like it’ll be the best yet. Set over four days, 22 catwalk shows will showcase work from over 60 of the UK’s top fashion universities. The largest event in the world dedicated to undergraduate fashion, it has launched the…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

40 Years After ‘Star Wars’ Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also righteous indignation at all the decades lost to reckless misspelling. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also…

Mark Zuckerberg gets trolled on Harvard’s student newspaper ahead of commencement speech – TechCrunch

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s commencement speech at Harvard today, the school’s much-lauded student newspaper had some… interesting headlines to share. “BREAKING: Mork Zinkletink Zonks all over the Internet!” Screenshot via Archive.is The bogus headlines, first spotted by Business Insider, came from an unauthorized user according to a statement given to TechCrunch by Crimson President Derek Cho. Earlier today, The Harvard Crimson’s website was altered by an unauthorized user. We are…